Preparedness Notes for Thursday – October 12, 2017

Today, in 1492, after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sighted a Bahamian island, believing he had reached East Asia. His expedition went ashore the same day and claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, who sponsored his attempt to find a western ocean route to China, India, and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia.

Long-Term Preparedness for Your Baby or Toddler Part 2, by K.F.

Sustainably Diapering Your Baby or Small Child in a Long-Term Emergency In an emergency situation, one has to consider how you are going to diaper your child for the duration. If you choose to store disposable diapers and wipes, you must have an action plan for how you will dispose of them properly. Obviously, this is not a sustainable option for an emergency with an undefined length of time, but many prefer this method. Most people would call me a “crunchy” mom. I gave birth at home in our bedroom, I avoid big pharma, and I am a huge proponent …

Letter Re: How to Survive Something Like the Vegas Attack?

Dear SurvivalBlog Readers, I would love to see some discussion about what people in the crowd in Vegas could/should have done to protect themselves, short of avoiding the crowd altogether. If you find yourself in a crowd during a mass shooting like this, what should you do? In such a chaotic environment, it would have been very difficult to know where the shots were coming from. Do you run to cover? Which direction? Crouch in place? How do you avoid being trampled? Even if you had a concealed carry gun, it wouldn’t have been very helpful, and probably it would …

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”. Stranger Danger! Now drones are being used to lure children. Communist in Cadet’s Clothing It’s not just the American civilian population that is spinning out of control. The honorable West Point is having much of the same issue with lack of respect for authority and moral values that match those that founded this nation. Reader P.M. sent in this article: Army Opens Investigation Into West Point Grad For Promoting Communism. Of particular …

The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“[A] Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every black home, and it should be used for that protection which the law refuses to give…” –  Ida B. Wells (1862–1931), African-American journalist, suffragist, sociologist, and Civil Rights leader