Preparedness Notes for Tuesday – February 06, 2018

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6th, 1911. He was an American politician and actor, who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his presidency, he served as the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as an actor and union leader in Hollywood. Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed “Reaganomics”, advocated tax rate reduction to spur economic growth, control of the money supply to curb inflation, economic deregulation, and reduction in government spending. In his first term he survived an assassination attempt, escalated the War on Drugs, and opposed public-sector labor unions.

From Piglets to Bacon- Part 1, by Animal House

This article is about growing piglets, slaughtering, and butchering hogs. It covers everything we did from start to finish concerning piglets to bacon!

Why a Retired Grandmother Raises Small Livestock

But first, it is important to understand why in the world a retired grandmother would want to raise small livestock. While this article is not about the bad stuff in commercial pork products, I want to list the reasons why I make the effort to raise my own small livestock.

Just for starters, “…synthetic preservatives are added to 70 percent of all factory farmed meat and poultry to prevent spoilage, rancidity and mold growth.” Source:

“Ractopamine is used in the pork industry. It puts on more muscle, instead of fat, and also puts on weight. Ractopamine is a livestock growth altering drug so dangerous that 160 countries around the world have banned its use. A container of ractopamine has a warning label says, … 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 Idaho’s Liberty Legislators group.


To begin , there is this, over at the Charles Carroll Society site: American Redoubt responds to @vestal13 #FakeNews published by the Spokesman-Review #idpol

That was in response to this shoddy diatribe: Shawn Vestal: The American Redoubt is alive and well in the Idaho Capitol as ‘Bundy sniper’ receives hero’s welcome. (I’m posting that link only as an example of why The Spokesman-Review is suitable only for birdcage liner.)

Vestal’s  article includes this outright slur: “The Redoubt is more idea than place – a dream of a Western haven for far-right revolutionaries that is not … 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 water shortage in Capte Town continues to be a source of potential conflict.

Water Shortage

Cape Town is bracing for clashes as the city clamps down on water usage by its occupants. The kind of drought that they are experiencing only happens about once in every 300 years and the water levels are dropping by as much as one percent every day. That means that there is not enough water to bathe and the government is asking residents to use washcloths to clean themselves. They are also asked to flush the toilet only once a day. Thanks to G.P. for the link.

JWR added to Sunday’s update on Cape Town: “Is this a preview of urban life … Continue reading