Note from JWR:

The following is the first half of a draft chapter from my latest novel (tentatively titled “Veterans”), now in development. It is a sequel to “Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse”. Unlike most novel sequels, the storyline will be contemporaneous with the first novel, but set in … Continue reading

Novel Sample (Draft) Chapter From “Veterans” (Part I)

Chapter 24:  Down In Hondo “We are steadily asked about the age at which to teach young people to shoot. The answer to this obviously depends upon the particular individual; not only his physical maturity but his desire. Apart from these considerations, however, I think it important to understand that … Continue reading

Showering with Just One Gallon of Water, by The Survival Nurse

In a TEOTWAWKI situation hygiene is going to become very important. As an E.R. Nurse I see hygiene problems everyday. I can’t begin to describe the things that I have seen… and I probably have post-traumatic stress disorder, as a result. Do you know that homeless alcoholics care very little … Continue reading

Letter Re: Preparedness Digital Archives

Sir, Digital Archives and Your One and Only Mortal Life articletoday. Unable to sleep last night, I took my new 4 Gig USB [“memory stick”] drive and downloaded your entire site. It was nice to read how wise I’d been the day after! It is far easier to permanently protect … Continue reading

Economics and Investing:

Roubini says Euro’s days may be numbered. (Thanks to GG for the link.) Chad S. spotted this: Canada considers eliminating the penny. Kevin sent us this: States Bristle as Investors Make Wagers on Defaults Also from Kevin: In ‘Chair City,’ Budget Cuts are ‘Amputating’ Municipal Services Items from The Economatrix: … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

Lisa sent this: Food Prices Rocket in North Korea. Lisa’s comment: “The article says the prices change by the hour.” Can another famine be coming to North Korea?    o o o Reader John G. passed along two URLs for government surplus auctions: and John notes: “I have … Continue reading

Note from JWR:

Today we present another entry for Round 28 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 … Continue reading

Practical Steps to Preparing a Family for TEOTWAWKI, by Mitch D.

Author’s Background I live in Northeastern Minnesota with my wife and four children ages: four to seven.  I teach and am a sports coach at the local high school in town (population 1,200).  We live two hours away from any type of big city, which in our case is Duluth, … Continue reading

Letter Re: Standardizing with DeWalt 18 VDC Power Tools

James: While DeWalt is a good choice for tools, in order to save at least 30% off your next purchase look into the factory reconditioned web sites of DeWalt or in my case Bosch Tools. I used the Bosch 12 volt DC drill, in a production factory setting 10 hours … Continue reading

Letter Re: Observations on Life in Afghanistan

Mr Rawles. I read “Patriots” nearly a year ago and was impressed with the well written plot, realistic scenario and detail oriented implicit planning and tips. I learned a while thereafter of your SurvivalBlog and have been nibbling at it in chunks, trying yet to digest it. I imagine you … Continue reading