Preparedness Notes for Monday — September 19, 2022

Mickey Mouse made his screen debut in 1928 (Steamboat Willy at the Colony Theater in New Your City.)

On September 19th, 1778, the Continental Congress passed the first budget of the United States. While the budget may have passed, the states responded poorly to the call for taxes to fund the government, and the government resorted to printing paper money to cover debts. In effect, the first budget was a failure, due in large part to the states not responding to the demands of Congress and the depreciation of fiat paper money. Are we talking about 1778 or 2014 here?

Also on this date in 1796, George Washington addressed the nation in his farewell address as president.

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Today’s feature article is a review written by SurvivalBlog Field Gear Editor Thomas Christianson.

You now have less than two weeks to send in your entry for Round 102 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. More than $750,000 worth of prizes have been awarded since we started running this contest. Round 102 ends on September 30th, so get busy writing 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.