Note from JWR:

Today we present another entry for Round 45 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: A.) Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course. (A $1,195 value.) B.) 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 $795, and C.) Two cases of Mountain House freeze dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources. (A $350 value.) D.) a $300 …

Nursing an Infectious/Infected Patient Post-Collapse, by P.C., RN

Nursing today is a complicated, technological process involving multiple disciplines, technology and advanced fourth generation antibiotics, none of which will be available in a TEOTWAWKI situation.  It stands to reason that we have to prepare ourselves mentally for the fact that none of the equipment or drugs that are such an integral part of medicine and nursing today, will be available for our use.  There will be no antibiotics for chest infections, no IV fluids for dehydration, no advanced medical treatments for wound infections; It will be a return to nursing at the level of the 19th century.  Now that …

Letter Re: The Water Filter Quest

Jim: In the interest of accuracy, I would like to clarify a couple of  statements made by Kevin K. in his response to “The Water Filter Quest” submission. Kevin states: “Another problem with only using mechanical filtration is some viruses are physically impossible to filter out of water (i.e. rotavirus)” ….  ”   I know of at least one mechanical filter on the market that does in-fact filter out all known viruses and is used extensively in Third World missionary operations .  Here is an excerpt from the filter manufacturer’s web site:   “The Sawyer 4 Liter 0.02 Micron Complete Water Purification System is …

Economics and Investing:

Graham Summers: The Fed is Now the Fifth Largest Country in the World B.B. recommended this at Zero Hedge: Stanley Druckenmiller: “We Have An Entitlement Problem” And One Day The Fed’s Hamster Wheel Will Stop America’s Most Miserable Cities 2013 Items from The Economatrix: Why Trouble’s Brewing For The Euro Insolvency, USA Wal-Mart’s “Atrocious” Quarter Reveals A Faltering Economic Recovery

Odds ‘n Sods:

Gaining Momentum: Now 44 Gun Companies Have Stopped Selling to Law Enforcement In Anti-2nd Amendment States. (Thanks to B.B. for the link.)    o o o Wildlife Officials Warn Hunters of Deadly Rabbit Fever    o o o Michael Z. Williamson (SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large) recommended a classic book on planting trees with dynamite. “Kills parasites and fungus, breaks up soil, adds nitrates.”    o o o Video: Law Student “Schools” Policeman on His Gun Rights. (Thanks to B.B. for the link.)