F.G. spotted this bit of inspiration for SurvivalBlog’s older readers: Never Too Old: The Story of Captain Samuel Whittemore. (Who went to war at age 80.)
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Do you remember my comments back in May, on the “Three K” depression-proof jobs? This Fox News article confirms it: Now Hiring: Everywhere You Didn’t Want to Work
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The recent much-publicized dehydration death of a child in Death Valley, California, prompted several SurvivalBlog readers to comment. The consensus on vehicular off-pavement travel in desert country is to over-prepare: Carry two spare mounted tires, extra fuel, sleeping bags, a full array of pioneer tools, and a couple of five-gallon water cans. Also, do not rely on GPS. Gadgets are not a replacement for common sense and map-reading skills!
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Since SurvivalBlog’s readership is international, I don’t focus much on politics, except for issues that relate to preparedness, such as civilian disarmament (“gun control” and edged weapons laws.) But there is a noteworthy movement in the United States that is an outgrowth of the “Tea Party” protests, as described by the Wall Street Journal: Nationwide Fury: A Town Hall Protest In Maryland. And here is similar Salon article: Two Town Hall Meetings Turn Into Near Riots.