Preparedness Notes for Monday — January 31, 2022

On this day in 1872, American author Pearl Zane Grey was born. He was best known for his popular adventure western novels, including Riders of the Purple Sage, which was his best-selling book.

On January 31, 1606, Guy Fawkes was scheduled for execution for his part in the Gunpowder Plot against Parliament and King James. As he was being marched up the steps to his gallows, he fell and broke his neck and died, depriving his executioners of any satisfaction. In recent years, Guy Fawkes masks have become a symbol of resistance to big government, worldwide.

The first batch of 1,000 waterproof SurvivalBlog archive USB sticks sold out quickly, and they’ve all now been mailed out. The second batch of 600 sticks (arriving soon) is pre-selling very quickly.  There have already been orders placed for more than 350 of them. Order yours, soon. When they are gone, they are gone!

Round 99 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest begins tomorrow. Please write and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.

Today, a piece that was written by our Field Gear Editor Emeritus, Pat Cascio.