Preparedness Notes for Tuesday – July 18, 2017

July 18th, 1954 is the birthdate of Ricky Skaggs, an American country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, mandocaster, and banjo. o o o We are coming into the homestretch of Round 71 of SurvivalBlog’s Writing Contest. It’s time to finish up those articles and e-mail them to us.  This is a merit-based competition, with more than $11,000 worth of prizes awarded bi-monthly. It is not a game of chance!

A Backpacker’s Perspective on Bugging Out, by Z.M.

I like to backpack and want to share my perspective on bugging out. I’ve done hundreds of miles out on the Appalachian Trail and have spent a good number of nights out on the trail in the woods as a result. Having the wrong gear while trekking out for any length of time makes life pretty miserable. Bugging In or Bugging Out, With a Comprehensive List With prepping there is a lot of debate on whether one should bug-in or bug-out post-disaster. The answer to that obviously depends upon not only the situation but how well prepared you are with …

SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region.  Today’s special focus is on private military veteran support organizations. All of these are in the American Redoubt. Idaho The Inland Northwest Disabled Veterans Sports Association organizes several sports events each year. Many of them are shooting events in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. o o o Idaho Horse Therapy provides equine-assisted psychotherapy for veterans with PTSD.

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”. Given the tumultuous political landscape and the deeply divided America, the time may draw near where you have to fight against those who wish to enslave you. Check out the entry “Forest Brothers” below. Forest Brothers After the second World War, a new type of war emerged. Soldiers from across the Baltics who had fought on both sides of the war disappeared into the forests to wage a bloody guerrilla war against …

The Editors’ Quote of the Day

“Always remember the difference between economic power and political power: You can refuse to hire someone‘s services or buy his products in the private sector and go somewhere else instead. In the public sector, though, if you refuse to accept a politician‘s or bureaucrat‘s product or services you go to jail. Ultimately, after all, all regulations are observed and all taxes are paid at gunpoint.” – Rick Gaber