Coupon Warrior!, by GRITS (Girl Raised in the South)

You look at the economy, and you are alarmed. You see the direction the world appears to be headed, and your eyes glaze with near panic. You realize you must prepare for disasters and shortages, but you are overwhelmed by the scope of the project and wonder how you can … Continue reading

Three Letters Re: A Doctor’s Thoughts on Antibiotics, Expiration Dates, and TEOTWAWKI

Hello- I must first thank you, Mr. Rawles, for your advice. I truly believe it will one day save my life. Also, the amount of knowledge I have gained from all of the contributors to SurvivalBlog is astounding! My profession is in the animal industry, so I am familiar with … Continue reading

Practical and Affordable Food and Medicine Rotation

Jim, In addition to stores of long-term food in #10 cans (Mountain House and cans from the LDS cannery), I keep about a six month supply of “grocery store” canned and boxed food and a multiple-year supply of OTC medicines. A lot of this stuff goes unused because I’m pretty … Continue reading

Two Letters Re: How to Bypass Blocked Web Sites

Sir: I have several friends in China under different guises, work or school visas for instance, but their main purpose is evangelism. When we e-mail them we have to be very careful about what we say because the Chinese government reads incoming e-mails. For instance “I’m praying for you” would … Continue reading

Economics and Investing:

Several readers mentioned this: IMF Says U.S. Financial System May Need $76 Billion in Capital G.G. suggested a piece by Niall Ferguson: Sun Could Set Suddenly on Superpower as Debt Bites. China Becomes Second Biggest World Economy Reader “AmEx” (American Expatriate) spotted this: Fed’s Bullard:Worried About Possible Deflationary Outcome For … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

Reader Mike P. forwarded a link to this BBC News article: Greek police clash with hauliers amid crippling strike. Mike’s comment: “The truckers’ strike is in its fourth day, gas stations are empty, and the government is implementing emergency measures originally intended for wartime or natural disasters. Does any of … Continue reading

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

"A pistol defends your property and your person from unanticipated and barely anticipated threats from thieves and robbers. With it, you can control your immediate environment. A rifle defends your freedom from oppressors and tyrants. With it, you can enforce your will." – Gabe Suarez

Note from JWR:

Today we present two entries for Round 29 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The first article might seem off-topic for SurvivalBlog, but it isn’t, especially when you consider that both the Internet and political world are dynamic.We cannot predict how political situations might change. Consider this part of your … Continue reading

How to Bypass Blocked Web Sites, by Tamara W.

Web sites can be blocked for many reasons. Employers block web sites to protect productivity. Parents block web sites with violence, pornography and illegal activities to protect to their children. Internet Service providers block web sites with child pornography because of the law. Some nations block certain web sites with … Continue reading

How it Started to Where I Am, by C.C.

Introductory biographical note: The author is 64 years old, father of nine children, BSAE Aeronautical Engineering, Ex-Army Infantry Training Officer (1970-1974), former Gym Trainer (1996-1997), Firefighter and EMT training and certification (2009-2010), Real Estate Broker/Owner Phase I I began realizing my vulnerability in 1998-1999, when Y2K-induced turmoil was a potential … Continue reading

Wound Suturing, Gluing, and Bandaging, by David in Israel

James Having suture equipment even if you don’t have the skills to use it is useful since you can hopefully find a veterinarian, doctor, nurse, PA, or Dentist qualified to use them. Having your own sterile medical equipment for the medical professionals you find is still a common bit of … Continue reading

Economics and Investing:

Brett G. sent this: Fed’s Bullard: US at Danger of Japan-Style Financial Crisis. The latest over at Dr. Housing Bubble: Banks cherry picking individual foreclosures that show up on the MLS. Frequent content contributor K.A.F. sent this: SEC Provision Shocks Observers “A modern day depression” Rosenberg sees “tough slogging” for … Continue reading