Preparedness Notes for Sunday – June 11, 2017

SurvivalBlog Notes

On June 11, 1979, Marion Morrison (better known as John Wayne) died at age 72 after losing a battle to cancer. John Wayne was an iconic American film actor known for his conservative political views. His trademark drawl and good looks ensure that he will be remembered. Appearing in over 250 films helps that as well. My favorite films of his were Fort Apache, The Quiet Man, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Alamo, The Green Berets, and, of course, True Grit (1969).

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I just heard that Adam West (of Batman fame) passed away, at age 88. It is sad to say “Adios” to one of the Good Guys. Since he was born in Walla … Continue reading

USMC Mountain Survival Course- Part 5, by E.T.

USMC Mountain Survival Course

Casualty Exercise

A few hours later, after dawn, we began our death march back to the USMC Mountain Survival Course base. To add excitement to our return, the instructors gave us several “casualties” that had to be carried out. We cut poles and ran them through our buttoned blouse sleeves to make stretchers. We soon realized that even with the casualty holding on, they would need to be tied onto the litter. As we carried it over rocks and up and down inclines, they would slide around and fall out. We almost made them into a real casualty several times.

This was extremely draining, but it was uplifting to know we were on the home stretch. At this point we were all emaciated and filthy. The hump back seemed to take forever. We moved continuously, passing the casualty from group to group of six people. As one group passed the … Continue reading

Letter Re: Excessive OPSEC



A good friend of mine recently died unexpectedly from a massive heart attack and had excessive OPSEC. Let’s just say he was prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse but not prepared to die. He kept much of his information to himself, including the combinations to his gun safes, hidden keys, and buried caches among other things. This has created huge problems for his surviving family members. Since none of us are immune from death, proper planning should include passing on critical information in a secure manner. – JEH

The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

Survivalist Odds 'n Sods - EMP

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods – a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Today’s focus is on politics.


In a continuation of the political prisoner drama in the American West, the judge in the Bundy Ranch case wants the defendants in chains for the trial. While I can’t condone the actions of the Bundys, it is clear that this judge is biased from the outset. At this point in the process, the only reason for this demand by the judge is to further humiliate the defendants.  He wants to “set an example” as a warning to others who challenge the Federal government.

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How does a British Primer Minister, who rode to power on the Brexit vote, so quickly lose the advantage? Mike … Continue reading

Editors’ Quote of the Day:

Quote of the Day - Bible KJV

“Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.” 1 Corinthians 10:6-10 (KJV)