Preparedness Notes for Wednesday – May 17, 2017

New Blog Format Today’s preparedness notes focuses on change. The change readers have seen in the blog makes finding information easier as well as introduces the blog to new readers.  SurvivalBlog has changed its format, but the same high quality, original content is still there. We have a new schedule for Odds ‘n Sods as well as Economics and Investing. Odds ‘n Sods will now be published on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday under the name The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods. Economics and Investing will now be published on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday under the name Economics & Investing for Preppers. Both columns …

Planning for Better Nutrition During TEOTWAWKI to Ward Off Grim Reaper- Part 1, by A.R.223

Knowledge And Diet Changes Required Now Planning for better nutrition during TEOTWAWKI isn’t merely about eating delicious foods we’re already accustomed to so that the transition from our present state to the coming chaos is as seamless as possible. It is really more about saving our loved ones. However, in order to save our loved ones, the aforementioned transition needs to be seamless. To make it seamless necessitates increased knowledge of nutrition as well as changes in our diet now. Our future will include the confrontation of diseases and conditions that most of us cannot comprehend. We can’t grasp them …

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

This column appears every Wednesday. Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers:


Storey’s Guide to Raising Turkeys, 3rd Edition

Storey’s Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables & Herbs for Market: Site & Crop Selection, Planting, Care &  Harvesting


The Pacific

Dazzle: The Hidden Story of Camouflage (2015).  A very informative documentary.

Note: This documentary is also now on Amazon Prime.

Instructional Videos:

Dutch Oven Cooking 2: Basic Meals (Courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife)

How To Build a Yurt


The Sow Edible Podcast

The Prepared Homestead Podcast

Economics & Investing for Preppers

This column is posted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the quirky “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor): Precious Metals: First of all, some news from The SRSrocco Report: Chile Silver Production Down Stunning 26% o  o  o Here is latest coin hunt video from Silver Searcher: Huge Coinstar Haul. Crazy Amount of Coins! (Note that these …

The Editors’ Quote Of The Day

“The time is now at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own…The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.” — President George Washington, July 2, 1776