Preparedness Notes for Monday — July 15, 2019

Please pray for the millions of our fellow Americans who face flooding from Tropical Storm Barry.

I’d like to make special mention of two new retreat properties listed on

First, the Rural Revolution homestead, near Plummer, Idaho. This farm was developed by Don and Patrice Lewis of the great Rural Revolution blog. It is an amazing well-developed place with great neighbors and it sits on a very defendable plateau amidst farming country in north Idaho!   I’ve personally visited this property several times and can vouch that it is retreat worthy.

And second, a “Fortified house of character situated in an inlet by the sea on the popular safe-haven island of Malta.” Well, folks, a fortress on Malta is something you don’t see listed for sale very often!

On July 15th, 1888, the Bandai Volcano erupted on the Japanese island of Honshu killing hundreds and burying many nearby villages in ash. While Honshu is in an area of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, this eruption was surprising. The volcano had erupted only four times in the 1,000 years prior and none had been particularly deadly. However, this eruption was different. The rumblings started just after 7 a.m. Within 30 minutes there was an explosion on the north side of the mountain and over the next two hours there were dozens of explosions giving villagers very little time to escape.


  1. Re: Plummer, Idaho retreat property for sale.

    This would be fantastic! Good neighbors are priceless, and good terrain is golden. And food production is in place. Plug and play. Ideal, especially if you need the ‘big city’ = the perfect ‘hidie-hole in ide-ho’. And it includes JWR personal inspection, assessment, and endorsement. This is a ‘no-brainer’.

    Too bad I’m stuck in Montana. But I can dream…. And hope some one else catches this.

  2. We are getting big winds and water here, nothing like Barry. I send prayers to those in the path of Barry.

    I remember to be grateful.

    Carry on

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