Preparedness Notes for Monday — December 21, 2020

On December 21, 1620, William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims landed on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts. — Today marks the Winter Solstice. I now feel quite ready for longer days! – JWR — My #1 Son wrote to mention that the newly-released book that we co-authored is selling well, and that it has garnered several quite positive reviews: Survival Retreats & Relocation: A Guide to Finding Your Secure and Sustainable Home is available in softcover, or as an e-book.  If you’ve read it, then we’d appreciate seeing your review, at Amazon.com. Thanks! — And …




Ruger LCRx .357 Magnum, by Pat Cascio

We can’t please all the people, all the time – as much as we’d like to. I get quite a few requests for more articles on all-steel pistols, or revolvers. As I’m sure many readers know, the tread for the past couple of years has been for polymer-framed semiauto pistols, not many all-steel or steel and alloy pistols are being made these days. As to revolvers – because everyone wants a semiauto handgun, there isn’t a lot of brand-new revolvers on the market. And, let’s be honest, everything that can be said about revolvers in general, has already been said …




Recipe of the Week: Roast Goose With Potato Stuffing

The following recipe for Roast Goose With Potato Stuffing is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the many bonus items included in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This special 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be orderable in the third week of January, 2021. (Please mark your calendar!)  The 14th Edition sold out quickly, so place a reminder in your calendar, if you want one. …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

I place of my usual news items and commentary on economics and the markets, I have some housekeeping to do: My Annual Financial/Investing Disclosures: By Federal law, I am obliged to make the following annual public disclosures. For the record: I am presently the sole author of SurvivalBlog’s twice-weekly posted Economics & Investing For Preppers column. I am not a paid investment counselor or adviser. Please see our Provisos page for our detailed disclaimers. My paid consulting is on preparedness, relocation, retreat property development, and related topics–not on investing, per se. I am not a board member of any corporation. I …