Preparedness Notes for Sunday — January 9, 2022

January 9, 1943 was the birthday of gunsmith Paris Theodore, developer of the ASP modifications to the S&W M39 pistol. January 9, 1890 birthday of Karel Capek, a Czech writer who wrote the play “R.U.R.” and coined the word “robot”. On this day in 1776, writer Thomas Paine published his pamphlet “Common Sense,” setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence. Although little used today, pamphlets were an important medium for the spread of ideas in the 16th through 19th centuries. — Today we present a guest article by author Joe Dolio.

You Need to Train, by Joe Dolio

I think that the biggest gap and blind spot that we have in preparedness circles is training. A quick look at social media will confirm this. You’ll find discussions and photos of all the latest whiz-bang gadgetry we buy, photos of our food stockpiles, photos of guns and ammo, but not a lot of discussion on the training we do. Now, I‘m not really a fan of discussing anything on social media, which I’ll get into in a second, but most people narrative their lives on it, and the lack of discussion is proof that training isn’t happening for most. …

JWR’s Meme Of The Week:

The latest meme created by JWR: To share this, you can find it here: Meme Text: Alaska: 26″ Snow, Then 2″ Ice, Then Another 8″ Snow: “A Fair Bit of Snow, So Far, This Winter” New York City: 8″ Snow: “This is Snowmageddon” News Links:  Capitol region’s 1st major snowstorm of winter closes schools, halts flights, public transportation. Atlanta ‘snowpocalypse’ mocked after 2 inches of snow strands thousands. After spending hours trapped, drivers prepare to sleep in cars on I-95.

The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any …