Budget Planning- Part 4, by Sarah Latimer

Flexible Expenses This is the list of all expenses that are generally short-term commitments and flexible in their amount. Initially, try to get a handle on where you are spending your money right now. Once you have that written down and can get the picture of how your income is … Continue reading

Letter Re: Sawyer Water Filter Additional Information

Hello, I would like to add some information about the Sawyer water filter. One of the readers mentioned that the Sawyer filter use to be 1,000,000 gallons, and now it’s 100,000. Those are two separate filters. The 1-million gallon filter is the larger version. The 100,000 gallon is the mini … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

Turkey cancels 50,000 passports as President Erdogan tightens noose around suspected dissidents after failed coup o o o This unusual new listing in Texas posted over at SurvivalRealty.com caught my eye: Former Military Base – Nike Missile Site. Note: It is just one of more than 275 retreat properties available, … Continue reading

SurvivalBlog’s Orwell Awards – 2016

As promised (but after a delay) we are announcing our first set of Orwell Awards. These are awarded to individuals and organizations who have abused the English language with Newspeak distortions in ways that degrade our liberty, our dignity, our heritage, and the truth, in the past year. Our thanks … Continue reading

Letter Re: Keeping Children Safe

Hugh, The author did not explain that during emergencies, public schools will sometime remove children from the school and relocate all the children to a safe location. The local school should have the predetermined safe location address. (Obviously, if there is a big fire at the school or other emergencies, … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

A bit technical in reading, but ShepherdFarmerGeek sent in this link to a study analyzing fatal wounding patterns of civilian active shooter events vs military fatal wounding patterns. The conclusion: “We found that the overall wounding pattern and the fatal wounding pattern following civilian active shooter events differ from combat … Continue reading