Notes for Saturday – February 28, 2015

February 28th is the birthday of famed Swiss investor and economic pundit Marc Faber (born 1946). o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 57 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 … Continue reading

Your Brain On Paper—How to Write Useful Operating Instructions, by M.R. – Part 2

Topic Areas for Operating Instructions Topics will vary for different groups, depending upon the extent of their preparations and unique specifics. I live in the mountains of California. You will find earthquake instruction in my binder, but you will not find one concerning hurricanes. Choose one or two areas important … Continue reading

Letter Re: My Personal Alexandria, Now Less Flammable!, by ASC

Good Morning Hugh ASC’s article on the E-readers is spot on. I’ve been using e-readers in various forms for some time now, and I’ve incorporated them into my jourmey of getting ready for whatever may be on the horizon. If I may I’d like to add a few additional points … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

I was doing some web wandering and discovered that my old friend Yasha at www.WhatACountry.com has some of the now quite scarce green tip SS109 5.56 ammo available. Theirs is Australian military M855, in 900 round cans. They also have some original “new old stock” MG-42 antiaircraft (AA) tripods available … Continue reading

Notes for Friday – February 27, 2015

Today, we present another entry for Round 57 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 … Continue reading

Your Brain On Paper—How to Write Useful Operating Instructions, by M.R. – Part 1

Do you have any idea how much of your prepper knowledge is actually recorded in your head and nowhere else? I’m talking about details that you think are common knowledge but aren’t actually common among those in your survival party. If you are the key member of the group—the one … Continue reading

Letter Re: To Camo or Not To Camo?, by J.M.

Good morning, Hugh, J.M.’s letter on camouflage is a good one. As for group members procuring the more expensive camo patterns, digital camo is nearly impossible to duplicate, but “generic casual camo” can be home made. Begin with clothing of an appropriate base color. Desert requires tan shirts and pants, … Continue reading