Pat’s Product Review: ISSC M22 Pistol

I think many of us grew-up, with a .22 caliber rifle of some sort, as our first gun. I still remember getting my first .22 rifle when I was down in Kentucky, back in 1967. My grandmother took me down to Sturgis, Kentucky to visit her sister, whom she hadn’t … Continue reading

Dealing With Ankle Injuries in TEOTWAWKI, by Dr. Bob

The ankle is a frequently injured joint currently with the grid up and will be even more often with the grid down.  Ankles are easily turned, or rolled, with uneven ground, curbs, trees, rocks, etc.  Walking in general and walking in rough terrain are assumed to be more likely in … Continue reading

Letter Re: State Defense Force Service as a Preparedness Training Resource

Hi Jim, Thank you for all you do and provide to us readers so selflessly.  May you always have dry powder, socks and a multitude of blessings.  I’m guessing you will probably get quite a few responses to M.K.’s article of State Defense Forces.  I had mixed reactions to it.  … Continue reading

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

“The term ‘assault weapon’ has always been misleading and disingenuous. I have yet to see in all my years a ‘retreat rifle’, a ‘Mexican standoff rifle’, or an ‘advance slowly rifle’. All rifles are capable of inflicting fatal and near fatal wounds. They would be worthless if they weren’t so … Continue reading

Note from JWR:

Today we present another two entries for Round 37 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round 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

State Defense Force Service as a Preparedness Training Resource, by M.K.

I advocate that you seriously consider incorporating state organized militia service as a key element of a developing or ongoing personal preparedness strategy.  At this time, twenty-two states have some form of active state sanctioned/sponsored militia organization, all of which are incorporated into each of those states’ military organization.  Generally, … Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Box, by Karen I.

My father was an engineer at Boeing, and Boeing builds in (or at least they used to) triple redundancy.  Kind of hard to find a hardware store or plane mechanic mid-air over the Atlantic, so you can see why what appears to be over-building really isn’t in the case of … Continue reading

Letter Re: The Ultimate Altoids Tin Survival Kit

Dear SurvivalBloggers: I’d like to thank J.C.R. for his article on the survival kit tins.  I have been meaning to put mine together for a while his article definitely gave me some more things to think about.  However, while I have not completed my tin build, I have been thinking … Continue reading

Economics and Investing:

Wayne G. sent this: Consumer Confidence Tumbles, Home Prices Stagnate Another flagged by veteran SurvivalBlog contributior G.G: All American Bank Fails; 2011 Tally at 85 RBS found this one: Americans ‘Hooked on Government’ as Record Number Get Benefits (Businessweek) Items from The Economatrix: Poll:  Many Boomers Staying Put Amid Bad … Continue reading