Preparedness Notes for Tuesday – November 07, 2017

November 7th is the anniversary of the death of actor Steve McQueen (born March 24, 1930, died November 7, 1980). The many well-publicized exploits in his tempestuous life and his enduring persona are well known. However, the end of his life is actually the most noteworthy part of his legacy, even though it seldom gets much publicity outside of Christian circles; he came to Jesus after he had been diagnosed with mesothelioma. He died with his forefinger pointing to his key verse in his Bible– Titus 1:2.

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The mass murderer at the Texas church appears to have used AR equipped with a CMC “2 Stage” trigger. These are frequently used by three gun match shooters The DC Gun Grabbers might use this tragic event as a pretext to get H.R. 3999 passed and signed unto law. I stand by recommendation to stock up … Continue reading




A New Way To View Preparedness Group Leadership in Management Action, by Old Bobbert

When we go grid-down will it really be safe around them, certain preparedness groups?

The following is presented as a narrative of a close-knit, experienced, preparedness leadership group that is making reports and decisions concerning grid-down medical type services during a monthly leadership meeting. From it, we can learn.

An Alice In Wonderland Group Leadership Meeting

Here we go, following Alice down the rabbits hole. Wait you say, “What is the rabbit’s hole?”. We were talkin “bout that just last week. Ole Jim Bob asked that same thang, and his good ole buddy, Bubba Peabody, smiled and said to Jim Bob, “Mama says that’s where sissy Darla goes when her new pills are working really good fer her. Like it were yesterday mornin’ when she was feeding mama’s chickens and singing a new song about silver shiny wings and flying off to Nashville town.”

“Okay, stop laughing. We’re not rednecks, … Continue reading




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. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the makers of the Linda pistol. (See the Idaho section.)


Idaho (Linda Carbine)

Baby Boom generation shooters like me surely recall the Wilkinson Arms 9mm “Linda” pistol and the “Terry” carbine. First produced in the late 1970s, these well-crafted guns were made in Nampa, Idaho. They had a profile reminiscent of the CZ Model 25, and similarly used a telescoping bolt. The Wilkinson brand name was sold and the tooling moved, several times.  The latest incarnation of these guns is a “Linda” carbine that is quite true to the original design. Continue reading




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”. The Saudi Arabia and Iran power struggle is beginning to heat up again.

C&S Saddlery

I just heard the Clay of C&S Saddlery will have tables at the upcoming Big Reno Gun Show. (November 10, 11, 12.) He wil be taking orders on his custom-made leather holsters and magazine pouches. His latest mag pouch design is a variation on the classic Milt Sparks Six Pack. He will be making those with either dividers for six M1911 .45 magazines, or for three Glock Model 21 .45 magazines.

Bundy Trial – Government Misbehavior

Ryan Bundy was mocked by the government when he asked about a camera being used by the federal government during the standoff. Now, … Continue reading