Preparedness Notes for Thursday – July 13, 2017

SurvivalBlog Notes

On this day in 1787, Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance structuring settlement of the Northwest Territory and creating a policy for the addition of new states to the nation. The members of Congress knew that if their new confederation were to survive intact, it had to resolve the states’ competing claims to western territory.

Planning For Success During And After The SHTF- Part 1, by Old Bobbert

Planning for Success

Success requires a plan, and that is true if you want to have success during and after the SHTF. You can have a great deal of knowledge and ideas but not have organized and applied any of this. Remember, only applied knowledge is power, and this is especially true of financial power.

Plan For Reality As It Exists Today

Success without an action plan is dumb luck in action. So, get your plan well documented! Your plan should be, must be, based on your specific reality– reality as it exists today and never based on some pipe dream. You can’t plan on your dream of locally finding a fully-equipped FEMA storage point unguarded and complete with instructions, how-to videos, and weapons with tons of ammo that you know how to use and maintain. It just ain’t gonna happen that way, no how, not ever, and not for anybody anywhere. It … Continue reading

Letter: Storing the Right Seeds for Your Climate Zone



I wish that seed storage recommendations touched on what agricultural climate zone they are best used. Seeds that work in Idaho might not do so well in Georgia. – R.V.

HJL’s Reply: SurvivalBlog has long been a proponent of gardening now rather than waiting until TEOTWAWKI. This is a prime example of why this is important. You might live in an area where you can stick any ol’ seed into the ground and not care for it. But my guess is that you don’t. Gardening is difficult and you have to learn what works in your area and what doesn’t. Climate zones can be tricky, and that makes seed selection crucial. I highly recommend that anyone starting out read our extensive collection of gardening articles for more information.

The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:


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”. Take a look at the article featuring the .22LR in actual combat!

Safe Water

SurvivalBlog reader G.P. sent in the link to this interesting product: Eco poly Glu. It is a small water purification system that uses a flocculant. This causes colloids and other suspended particles in the water to aggregate and settle out. Combined with a small amount of chlorine, you can get workable water from muddy water fairly easily. According to Business Insider, it is made from fermented soybeans.


Living next to a volcano isn’t all bad. Reader P.S. sent in this article showing how Ancient Rome’s concrete actually got stronger by … Continue reading