Preparedness Notes for Thursday — September 30, 2021

On this day in 1938, the Treaty of Munich was signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier, and Chamberlain. This treaty forced Czechoslovakia to cede territory to Germany. — I’ve reactivated the shopping cart system at Elk Creek Company. You will note that we’ve added a new “Knives and Tools” section. That is being operated by my eldest daughter, Miss Eloise, with profits going to her. She is specializing in out-of-production and limited edition knives from American makers like Buck, Case, and Schrade/Uncle Henry/Old Timer. The latter are from Schrade’s now very collectible pre-2004 production — back before they sold the company …




The Urban Versus Rural Chasm, by MacHam

When doing research for this fascinating topic I found so little in the way in empirical research. The question I asked over and over again is: How could such a vast swath of America be ignored for so long? Yet no one asked these questions. Using very current 2020 United States census data you will see that 52% of America lives in unincorporated communities. Then coupled with the fact that 8.4% of America lives in small-town USA, that is cities and towns under 10,000 people. So a qualified majority lives their lives in relative political obscurity. I hope with some …




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 “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, a special column with technical specifications, manuals, maps, and assorted how-to resources and references for various prepper gear and prepper-related topics. My advice is to find a waterproof USB stick with at least …