Preparedness Notes for Monday — January 9, 2023

January 9, 1943 was the birthday of gunsmith Paris Theodore, developer of the ASP modifications to the S&W M39 pistol.

January 9, 1890 was the birthday of Karel Capek, a Czech writer who wrote the science fiction play R.U.R. (Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti, or in English: Rossum’s Universal Robots). He 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.

I just heard that has a new property listing in Costa Rica. I see that it has some very interesting features and substantial off-grid infrastructure. It is priced at $3.5 million USD.

Today’s SurvivalBlog feature article was written by Field Gear Editor Tom Christianson.