Odds ‘n Sods:

Judge Jeanine (Fox News) unloads on De Blasio, Eric Holder, and Barack Obama: De Blasio Is A Coward And A Bully With Blood On His Shoes o o o How To Survive: Falling Into Frozen Water – K.B. o o o Courtesy of Modern Survival Online: Survival Communications Primer – P.M. o o o Children are being smothered to death and are not becoming self-sufficient, happy, CAPABLE adults: Parents Threatened by CPS For Letting Children Play Alone at Neighborhood Park – H.L. o o o Immigrants still surging into Texas shelters. – P.M.




Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“The instinct to survive is human nature itself, and every aspect of our personalities derives from it. Anything that conflicts with the survival instinct acts sooner or later to eliminate the individual and thereby fails to show up in future generations. … A scientifically verifiable theory of morals must be rooted in the individual’s instinct to survive–and nowhere else!–and must correctly describe the hierarchy of survival, note the motivations at each level, and resolve all conflicts. We have such a theory now; we can solve any moral problem, on any level. Self-interest, love of family, duty to country, responsibility toward …




Notes for Wednesday – December 24, 2014

Book Bomb Day is December 30, 2014: Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own Now available for pre-ordering at Amazon.com, but I’d prefer that you wait for December 30th to order: Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own. This book is a guide to the selection, use, and care of tools. It will also be available as an e-book and audiobook. -JWR o o o December 24, 2014 will be the 15th Anniversary of when John Joe Gray’s legal troubles began. He and his family have been self-sufficiently …




A New Kind of Bucket List, by C.W.- Part 1

I rarely let a day go by without checking in to see what I can gather from reading the latest at survivalblog.com. Through reading this blog, I have gained valuable information and been motivated to do much in preparation for the inevitable difficulties ahead. In addition, I have felt encouraged to grow emotionally and spiritually. I truly am inspired and strengthened by the written contributions and the expertise of the editors. Thank you so very much! Since you are now reading this website, you most likely fall into one of the following categories: a new visitor who just happened onto …




Letter Re: Response to “A .308 Pistol?”

JWR, Most of the comments below the linked article ridiculed the idea of rifle-caliber pistols in general by stating that they pose the risk of over penetration indoors and cannot be carried concealed, and thus they serve no purpose other than as range toys for preppers and militia-types. To the contrary, these are essentially SBR’s without stocks or any of the paperwork and tax stamps associated with them. Rifle-caliber pistols are not meant to be fired as enormous handguns with both hands on the pistol grip, as some have alleged. They are simply intended to circumvent SBR legalities, or to …










Odds ‘n Sods:

US Families Prepare For ‘Modern Day Apocalypse’. – JMC o o o It’s looking like “American Sniper” is actually trying to get it RIGHT – T.P. o o o HOW TO: Solar Power a MacBook. – P.M. o o o The consequences of robbing a person who has a CCL. Teen shot at Dayton Mall tried to rob man for shoes. – T.P. o o o To Brainwash Your Kids, The Process Should Start In Kindergarden. – T.P.







Notes for Tuesday – December 23, 2014

Today, we present another entry for Round 56 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ worth of 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), 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, DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 Nato QD Billet upper with a hammer forged, chromlined barrel and a hard case to go with …




Why and How to Navigate the Homeschooling Waters, by Funtripmom

Do you find that the very thought of homeschooling sends shivers down your spine? Does your head start to spin? Are your children so rambunctious that you can’t picture them sitting quietly to read and learn at home without driving you crazy? If so, you are not alone. Many parents feel inadequate, overwhelmed, or just plain too tired to even contemplate the notion of homeschooling. However, these are the same parents that notice the drastic, negative change of our public education in this country, and they feel stuck. Is that you? Well, take a breath, and let me guide you …




Letter Re: Prepper Armor

Hugh, One point concerning body armor I have always wondered is if the NIJ testing is done at shorter ranges. In theory shouldn’t armor offer higher levels of protection at longer ranges than the NIJ certification due to velocity loss (and with it, reduced energy)? I know it’s not as simple as looking at energy, but a 240 Grain, JHP .44 Magnum round has about 700 ft-lbs at 25 yards, while a M193 round has the same energy at about 250 yards (according to my iSnipe app). While a .44 Magnum projectile is a lot heavier, slower, with more surface …




News From The American Redoubt:

Washington’s newly-enacted I-594 private party gun sales ban went into effect. This onerous law makes it illegal for citizens to sell guns (and even flare guns) to each other without routing the transfer through a FFL holder and doing a background check. The new law is just one more reason for freedom-loving Eastern Washington to seek partition from liberal/statist Western Washington. (The two halves of the state now have very little in common!) Thankfully, the new law has an exception for pre-1899 guns that are chambered in obsolete cartridges. Since cartridges like 7.65 Argentine Mauser, 6mm Lee Navy, .45-60, .45-75, …







Odds ‘n Sods:

Privacy will not exist in 10 years, Pew survey of tech experts says. One will need to make concerted effort to not be tracked, such as driving an older vehicle with no GPS in it, using an OLD flip phone, or removing a modern phone battery except when using it, using CASH to purchase things, live off the grid as much as possible, et cetera. Still, with National ID coming, there is no place to really go in the USA. – H.L. o o o A follow on to Monday’s post about a Sheriff’s Deputy in Washington stating that their …