Preparedness Notes for Tuesday – January 02, 2018

January 2nd, 1776 is the anniversary of the first revolutionary flag to be displayed. Also on this date in 1936, the first night vision electron tube was revealed in St. Louis, Missouri.

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We are currently working on the 2017 SurvivalBlog Archive and hope to have information about it up within the week.

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SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today features another entry for Round 74 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $11,000 worth of prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  • A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public.
  • A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any one, two, or three day courseContinue reading

  • SurvivalBlog’s Ten Cent Challenge — Our Annual Reminder

    Each year, we post just one reminder about support of SurvivalBlog, through our our ongoing Ten Cent Challenge.  This year’s financial need is particularly great, since Amazon has slashed its payments to Amazon Associates by nearly 70%, and our legal expenses for the year exceeded $14,000. (The frivolous and baseless lawsuit by Bobby Akard is still pending, and scheduled to go to trial in October, 2018. By the time this is all over, we expect the cost of defending ourselves to exceed $30,000.)

    This message is primarily for folks who read SurvivalBlog at least one day per week:  If you value what you read here, then please prayerfully consider donating just 10 cents per day to support the blog, with a voluntary subscription. Your support is needed, and greatly appreciated.

    Just Once a Year…

    Unlike the Professional Beggars System (PBS) television stations, we don’t … Continue reading

    How To Prep For … Throwing In The Towel- Part 1, by DR in Tennessee

    Certainly if you read this blog frequently, you know why and how we prepare. The archives of SurvivalBlog are an unmatched treasure trove of practical and technical survival wisdom. This article is designed to offer practical guidance of another kind. It’s intended to encourage mature individuals to imagine a different type of prepping. I want you to think long and hard about your realistic future as successful long-time preppers. I write this based on personal experience and with firsthand knowledge of the experiences of others who share my age and attitude about preparedness. Those of you who may be relatively new to prepping can benefit from this reading as well because an exit strategy (for you or your heirs) should be part of your overall prepping stratagem, just like having a defensible fallback position if your retreat is overrun by bandits. Like most prepping, this advice is common sense.


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    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 Salmon-Challis National Forest Plan.


    The Redoubt series appears to have been completed at The Sandpoint Reader tabloid newspaper. The latest (last?) installment was: The American Redoubt Series: The anatomy of a one-party state: How Idaho has become more conservative since the 1990s

    That article had a bit of a “Sour Grapes” tone to it. The author seems to long for the bygone days of Democrat Governor Cecil Andrus and his cronies.  At least the author conceded that the Republican Party is now firmly controls Idaho’s legislature and governorship. This is in part confirmation that the American Redoubt relocation … 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”. If you have chickens, you are going to want to see the videos on preserving eggs in today’s edition.

    Farmers’ Markets are Racist

    Two professors at San Diego State University have now criticized the whiteness of farmers’ markets in a chapter of “Just Green Enough”. From reader H.L. “Just when I thought that professors could not say anything more insane, I found this article. Of course, it is The Republic of Kalifornia, but more and more younger people want Socialism, and of course, they have been infected by schools, and their parents are clueless how to raise a child that loves freedom, and really understands the free market, and the evils of socialism/communism. I … Continue reading

    The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

    George Washington

    “I anticipate with pleasing expectations that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers.” – George Washington, from his farewell address, September 17th, 1796