On September 5, 1774, fed up with the meddling of the crown and being mostly independent-minded, our nation’s founding fathers met together in the First Continental Congress, in Philadelphia, laying the foundation of what would become the world’s greatest nation.
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From Pat Cascio, SurvivalBlog’s Senior Product Review Editor:
It is with the heaviest of sad hearts, that I have to report the passing of a true Warrior over the weekend. Eugene Sockut in Israel fought the good fight, until the end. As you may know, Gene and I had been friends for 25 years, and he was a most trusted friend.
Gene Sockut, served as the chief firearms and sniper instructor in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), for 26 years. He is also the author of numerous books and videos, and was a much in-demand speaker in Israel on self-defense techniques. Several years … Continue reading
Communications failure can be prevented, though it may not be in the form we’re expecting. Ever since the earliest cavemen grunted at each other and painted pictures on their cave walls, humans have been communicating in one form or another. Communications are critical to any multi-person activity. Many people consider having radios and other electronic communications devices a core part of living a prepared lifestyle. Virtually every survival- and preparedness-related forum or blog has one or more sections dedicated to this. Things like shortwave radio communications, protecting your radios from EMP, powering your radios in a grid-down scenario, et cetera.
Unless you’re a lone-wolf, having the ability to communicate effectively with your group, and potentially with other groups, is absolutely critical to maintaining a functioning society. But what about situations where you can’t, or shouldn’t, use wireless electronic communication devices? What if, post-SHTF, there’s a quasi-military marauder group operating in … Continue reading
Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on C&S Saddlery, in Idaho.
Idaho (C&S Saddlery)
I recently met a custom leatherworker from Bayview, Idaho who does excellent work at very reasonable prices. His name is Clay Ensley. Along with his wife Shelley, he operates C&S Saddlery. Clay has 30 years of experience as a commercial leatherworker. His main line is traditional Old West style holsters, gun belts, chinks, cuffs, and saddles. Far from being stuck in the 19th Century, he also makes tooled smart phone cases, semi-auto pistol holsters, and pistol magazine pouches.
Clay told me that he is considering adding a new pistol magazine pouch … Continue reading
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”. We’ll start today off with the Bundy Trials.
An Explanation of the Bundy Trials
Federal prosecutors have a terrible record of convictions in the trials related to the Bundy conflicts. So far, after three trials, only two defendants have been convicted (and those convictions were on only a few of the charges thrown against them) Why is the Federal Government’s record so bad? This article sent in by DMS has some pretty good answers. It really doesn’t have anything to do with the whether the defendants are guilty or not, but the government, in its zeal to convict, has created it’s own hostile environment. Most people (even jurors) see the machinations that the Feds … Continue reading
“Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.” – Samuel Adams