Preparedness Notes for Thursday – September 14, 2017

Today is the birthday of actor Clayton Moore (1914–1999). His name is almost synonymous with Lone Ranger. It is also the birthday of James Wilson, a lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1742 – 1798). o o o If you are looking for an off-grid home that is ready to go, Survival Realty has a new listing in Washington that borders state land. It is on 40 acres and is capable of being self-sufficient. It was constructed with ICFs and has a 6,000 watt PV power system.

Tires As Part Of Basic Vehicle Preparations, by D.K.

It’s easy to overlook an important item, such as tires, for those planning different bugout scenarios, getting home after an event, or just driving home from work. I was reminded of this during a recent trip moving my daughter to California. We rented a 5’ X 8’ U-Haul trailer, hooked it up to my Chevy Avalanche, drove it to her apartment, and loaded it for the move the next day. She had bagged up trash, and as I was taking it out I noticed some 8” zip ties. I pulled them out of the trash and threw them in the …

Letter Re: Search Engine Privacy and Security

Good day, Hugh, I recently switched over to TOR as my web browser. I am now using Proton mail as my email address, and I now use Signals as my SMS text messenger. My bases are covered. These are also recommended actions by Snowden himself: TOR sends your search through a relay of servers, making it extremely difficult to find your true IP Address. Proton mail is an encrypted server that prevent your messages from being intercepted. Signals is an app that prevents text messages to other persons, other than the person you sent the message to, from being read.

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”. Another of Bloomberg’s anti-gun minions bites the dust this week. Bloomberg Anti-Gun Mayors Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation. Once the poster boy of the LGBT movement, Yet another of Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun Mayors is resigning in disgrace. (Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) was re-named Everytown for Gun Safety. It is ironic that so many of Bloomberg’s “crime fighting” mayors are criminals—or in the case of Murray, an …