Preparedness Notes for Sunday – January 07, 2018

This is the birthday of several notables: Senator Rand Paul (born 1963); Cresson Kearny (born 1914, died December 18, 2003); and Bent Faurschou-Hviid, known as The Flame (born 1921, died October 18, 1944). The Flame was a red-haired Danish resistance fighter in the Holger Danske Group during World War II. His exploits were dramatized in the movie Flame and Citron.

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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 Continue reading

  • 2018– The Decisive Year, by R.M.

    It is my wholehearted opinion that the year 2018 will become the decisive year for the future of life on this planet. Culminating in an all-out nuclear war at worst, or ground war at best. Things as they stand are untenable for much longer. I am not advocating one position or plan over the other with this brief writing and I am not stating that violence or harming others should be considered. I am merely offering a wide variety of situations and possibilities to bring about different thoughts and ideas.

    Long Gone is Political Leaders’ Desire to Promote Public Good

    Long gone is integrity, honor, and a desire to promote the public good from political leadership, only to be replaced by self-serving hucksters hell bent on regime change, wars, and U.S. hegemony over the entire world. In most cases, the whole purpose of our “prepping” is in anticipation of events … Continue reading

    Letter: Stocking Up on Toiletries


    Just an FYI for those who like to stockpile toiletries: My husband is a big fan of the Old Spice Swagger products, and this time of year I go buy the “gift packs” for 50% off. That is a large body wash, body spray (that hubby uses for deo), and a deo stick. I drop about $50 and get enough body wash, shampoo, and spray for a year for him. Then this is the kicker, he doesn’t like the deo sticks, so come garage sale season, I sell those off at $2 a pop to thrilled folks. That makes my investment $3 per box, or $3 for a body spray and body wash. Those retail everyday for about $3-4 each. – K.A.

    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”. Frustrations abound in the land of the fleeced.

    Hunting ISIS

    It took the Philippines’ military over five months to drive ISIS out of Marawi and the devastation left nearly 300,000 as refugees with a destroyed city. Now the military is working with surrounding countries and changing how they deal with ISIS. They are on the offensive and they are recruiting civilians to their cause as militia: We Follow A New Force Hunting For Terrorists In The Philippines. (video ~8min)

    Land of the Fleeced

    Home of the Slave – Idiots in City Hall. Reader H.L. sent in this article about a couple in Florida that built themselves a multilevel tree-house getaway … Continue reading

    The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

    Quote of the Day - Bible KJV

    “And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel. And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian: for he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not. And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another? But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us? Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday? Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.” – Acts 7:23-29 (Continue reading