Notes from JWR:

It is gratifying to see that there are now so many SurvivalBlog readers all over the planet. Our readership growth in Europe has been phenomenal. I do have one question: Why is there now a 30-to-299 SurvivalBlog reader cluster way out in Siberia, just north of the Mongolian border? It looks too far east to be the Baikonur Cosmodrome (Tyuratam), but it is apparently somewhere on the Trans-Siberian railway route. Perhaps just some bored knob-turners at a far-flung Russian SIGINT site? Oh well, I guess that I should just be content that there are so many SurvivalBlog dots on the map, and an stop wondering about who all these people are. (Update: This morning, several readers suggested that these are actually American SurvivalBlog site visits, via a The Onion Router (TOR) node in Irkutsk.)

Thanks for continuing to spread the word about SurvivalBlog! Links to SurvivalBlog in your personal web page and/or in your e-mail footer would be greatly appreciated.

The first post today is a piece from archives, for the benefit of our many new readers. This was originally posted in September of 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina: