Preparedness Notes for Tuesday – June 06, 2017

SurvivalBlog Notes

The 6th of June is remembered for the intense human drama of D-Day on the coast of France.

This is also the birthday of Dieudonné Joseph Saive (born 1899.) He was the designer of many well-known firearms including the Browning Hi-Power, the FN49 and co-designer (along with Ernest Vervier) of the very popular FN-FAL. The FAL (in metric and inch variants) was issued to the militaries of more than 90 countries.

Essential Communications on a Budget, by TCM

Baofeng UV5R

Communications within a survival group and with the surrounding area is not just important; it can be a matter of life and death. The lack of communications taken to the extreme can be illustrated by imagining yourself with your eyes and ears covered. Now, try to defend yourself and your family. We all know it is not possible. Being without, at least, basic communications is almost that dangerous. I’m not suggesting that you should blow your entire prepper budget on high dollar electronics. There is a low-cost, but effective solution. This article will offer some practical solutions for emergency communications, using low-cost Baofeng transceivers. Some of the suggestions are not legal except under emergency conditions. The best approach is to get your ham license and do everything legally, but your circumstances may not permit that approach. If not, this article is for you. First, we will talk about equipment then … Continue reading

SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

American Redoubt

This column is posted every Tuesday. Here, we present news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies in the region of interest to preppers. The Redoubt region is perhaps the safest and most free place to live in these United States. Today’s focus is on Hermiston, Oregon.


First, we read: Hundreds of bikers roar down the road for Idaho Patriot Thunder

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I’d like to mention a small family-owned business located in Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho:  North Idaho Heat.  They specialize in woodstoves and are dealers for Blaze King and Hearth Classics. And they also sell the excellent Toyotomi oil heaters. From what I’ve heard from blog readers, North Idaho heat has excellent customer service. They also offer installation and repair services.

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

Survivalist Odds 'n Sods - EMP

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods. It is a collection of news bits and pieces. They are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper.  Today’s column was compiled by  JWR.  This column is posted each Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. (This alternates with our Economics & Investing column. That is posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.) Today’s focus is on Qatar.


First, Bloomberg reports: Saudi-Led Alliance Cuts Ties With Qatar. JWR’s Comment: This move should have been made five years ago! Oddly, this article hardly even mentions Great Britain. For many years the Brits pulled the strings in Qatar. Many billions in Qatari natural gas money have gone to Britain.  But the revulsion point has clearly been reached.

Czech Republic

Next, Pat Cascio suggested a bit of common sense, as reported by the leftist … Continue reading