Preparedness Notes for Saturday – November 11, 2017

November 11th is variously known as Armistice Day, Veteran’s Day, and Poppy Day. It is the birthday of General George S. Patton, Jr. (born 1885, died December 21, 1945). It is also the birthday of Hugh Everett (born 1930, died July 19, 1982), the American physicist who first proposed the many-worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum physics, which he termed his “relative state” formulation. And November 11th also marks Rhodesia’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI), in 1965. Remember Rhodesia.

Hurricane Preparedness in the Sunshine State- Part 1 , by D.H.

hurricane Irma

We, down here in the “Sunshine State”, just recovered from Hurricane Irma. It was a massive storm that covered almost the entire state. Floridians are used to hurricanes. We expect them every year, and most of the locals don’t freak out when the local weathermen starts predicting mayhem from a storm over 1,000 miles away. Don’t get me wrong; we’re prepared year-round and watch storms closely, but as one of the fastest growing states we have lots of newcomers who aren’t experienced with this annual weather phenomenon.

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30th. Since most survival sites tend to focus on apocalyptic events, it’s so much easier to get the whole family on board with hurricane preparedness than the collapse of civilization. So let’s start preparing.


Watch your local weatherman. Hurricanes should not catch anyone by surprise. If the hurricane is a Category 2+, … Continue reading

The Editors’ Preps for the Week

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. Steadily, we work on meeting our prepping goals. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities. They also often share their planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, property improvements, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready!


Dear SurvivalBlog Readers,
This week was fairly quiet and sedate at the Rawles Ranch.  Jim’s main duty was snow plowing with our trusty old pickup. There had been more than 20″ of snow in the preceding week, so there was … 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”. Of major concern this week is the radioactive cloud that has been detected over much of Europe. This indicates some type of a nuclear accident, possibly in Russia. I can’t help but think of Chernobyl.

Space Debris

Reader G.P. sent in this article that maps out the danger zones that the runaway Tiangong-1 Chinese space station could smash into this coming year. While most European countries don’t have to worry, the danger zone covers a band around the earth that covers Africa, the Middle East, Australia, most of South America, most of the United States lower than New York and a whole lot of Ocean. It is hoped that the station will burn up … Continue reading

The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

Torah Scroll

“Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king’s presence, and stood before the king. And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day. Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.” – 1 Kings 1:28-31 (KJV)