Preparedness Notes for Sunday – February 11, 2018

February 11th is the birthday of the late Burt Blumert (born February 11, 1929 in New York City, died March 30, 2009). He once owned Camino Coin Company (as did Dr. Ron Paul).

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SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

This has been another entry for Round 75 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 course (a $1,095 value),
  • A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day … Continue reading

  • Fruit Cake? Are You Crazy?, by NMSourdough

    Why in the world are you writing an article about fruit cake? Is it just because of Christmas? No, there are good reasons for writing about fruit cake and how it can supplement your food supplies. (I started the article during the Christmas season and have been delayed in completing it.)

    “Crazy Like A Fox” Fruit Cake Rations

    Well, believe it or not, fruit cake should be, or at least could be, a part of your rations to keep you going during difficult times. Whether it is a hurricane, a blizzard, an EMP, economic collapse, or an attack of zombies, a fruit cake can help you to survive.

    Oh, sure. What? Do you throw the fruit cake at the zombies, or shoot it out of a cannon or something?

    No. You eat it. What!?! Eat fruit cake? You are crazy! Yeah, crazy like a fox.

    Fruit … Continue reading

    Letter: Updated Survival & Austere Medicine Book


    As many of your readers already know, the newly revised, highly recommended book, Survival & Austere Medicine: an Introduction, has been published free online in .pdf format (click the picture!). There are several editions online. Make sure you download the 2017 3rd edition edited by the group collectively known as RAWTWMDBM.

    Available in Hardcover

    And now this 2017 edition (589 pages) has been published in hardcopy by Lulu. It’s available in hardcover with black & white illustrations for $29.25; paperback black & white for $19.28; paperback with full color illustrations for $111.91; and hardcover full color for $126.35. This is the update to the 2014 edition. (The black and white editions are quite adequate; you probably don’t need to pay extra for the full color editions.)

    I would be remiss not to mention that there are also … 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 Flu’s Hight fatality Rate

    Reader G.P. sent in this news article showing that in the last couple of weeks, influenza deaths have accounted for 10% of the total number of reported deaths from all causes in the United States. While the particular strain of influenza attacking the population has not mutated enough to be considered a new strain, its fatality levels are approaching those of which a new virulent strain typically causes. The numbers are approaching those of the swine flu which swept the globe in 2009 and 2010. The CDC expects the numbers to keep rising as the flu season continues.

    Iran’s Growing Influence

    The Middle East is beginning to heat up … Continue reading

    The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

    Quote of the Day - Bible KJV

    “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: but I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.” Matthew 5:38-42 (KJV)