In 1493, Columbus set sail with 17 ships on his 2nd voyage to the Americas.
Also on this date in 1775, Ethan Allen was captured by the British.
Today we are posting a guest article, with permission.
We are still seeking entries 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 in just six days, 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.