Notes from JWR:

I just heard from SurvivalBlog reader Tom G. (who is presently deployed in Afghanistan) that a collection of my quotations is now available on Wikipedia’s “Wikiquotes”. — Today we present another entry for Round 27 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round will include: First Prize: A.) A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally cost between $500 and $600, and B.) Two cases of Mountain House freeze dried assorted entrees, in …

Stealth Edible Landscaping With Unusual Berries, by K.W.

Want to eat a wolfberry? How about some vaccinium jam? Some chokeberry wine? They don’t sound too appetizing, do they? Few people know it, but the fruits of these plants are not only edible, but delicious. They have unappealing names and don’t look familiar to most Americans, so if you incorporate them into your landscaping you will have a supply of fresh, nutritious fruit that your neighbors won’t recognize as food. This makes them ideal for people who must shelter in place in a small-town or suburban environment, where houses are close together and others can see what you have …

Letter Re: Advice on Pre-1899 Revolvers for Self Defense

Dear James Wesley, I thought that it was about time you mentioned Webley revolvers and their variants in your blog, and was pleased to see you’re recommendation in last week’s content. I am a long time prepper, mostly through accident of geography, my family and neighbors have a unique support system and find your blog quite useful. I spent just shy of a decade in and around West Africa, and a year in Israel, which is where I first became familiar with Webleys. The British mandate left behind a wealth of practical firearms for their newly independent allies, some of …

Odds ‘n Sods:

Martin S. wrote to mention that he found some videotaped lectures from the University of California on Home Vegetable to be interesting.    o o o Grasshopper outlook strikes fear on Western range (Thanks to Jeff B. for the link.)    o o o SurvivalBlog’s Editor At Large Michael Z. Williamson sent us this You Tube clip: So Useless, It’s Awesome! Mike’s comment: “Tautological running”!    o o o There is an interesting post over at Leon Pantenburg’s site on survival knives.

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

“Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.” – Marko the Munchkin Wrangler, in his blog essay “Why the Gun is Civilization.”