Notes from JWR:

Today is the last day for the 33% off sale for the “Rawles Gets You Ready” family preparedness course. Order yours before midnight, eastern time! — Today is also the last day of the 25% off sale on canned Mountain House foods at Ready Made Resources. They are offering free … Continue reading

Letter Re: Treadle Sewing Machine Conversions

James Wesley, I am not much into sewing but I know ladies who are. For them I have modified some newer sewing machines from electric motor to the foot powered treadle sewing machines. Some of these ladies are off grid and one just likes the fine control the treadle gives … Continue reading

Letter Re: Securing Bedroom Doors Against Home Invaders

Dear Mr. Rawles, I will try to keep this short. Hopefully my question might come in handy for a number of your readers. First, thank you for your site and your publications. I am almost finished with “How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It” and … Continue reading

Letter Re: Distilled Spirits for Barter

Hello, Here is a “barter material” idea your many readers may find of interest. I am located in Kansas City and, after telling friends who are also into “survival” my idea it caught on such that one liquor store here is suddenly the largest reseller of this liquor in North … Continue reading

Economics and Investing:

Frank S. sent this: FDIC cites Loveland’s Advantage Bank; Announcement states business uses unsafe and unsound banking practices Paul D. recommended a short but excellent article by financial advisor, Jeff Clark. “In short, his advice is to learn to grow a tomato!” Items from The Economatrix: Dubai Debt Fears Threaten … Continue reading

Notes from JWR:

There is just one day left in the 33% off sale for the “Rawles Gets You Ready” family preparedness course, Don’t miss out on this sale! — Today we present another entry for Round 25 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. First Prize: A.) A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. … Continue reading

Sharing Your Faith After TEOTWAWKI, by D.P.B.

I can’t help but notice there being a correlation between preparedness and Christianity. Most people I know who are getting involved, and most of the stuff I read on line is written by Christians. The one thing I haven’t read too much about though is what it will look like … Continue reading

Two Letters Re: “Cross-wire” Your Home Heating and Save Money

Mr. Rawles, First, let me extend my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your wife. As a Christian, I am confident she is in a good place and free of her suffering, though sorely missed by the rest of us. I have been a heating/ … Continue reading

Economics and Investing:

Damon sent this: U.S. dollar collapse could devastate economy: book Chad S. spotted an article about indigent families now having to bury dead family members themselves. C.K. in Texas mentioned that there was a PBS mini-series this past summer (available online) about how money gained its importance over time. It … Continue reading