Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — January 24, 2023

Today is the birthday of Tamara K., Editrix of the long-running and very entertaining View From The Porch blog.  Happy Birthday, Slick! January 24th is also the birthday of René Barjavel (born 1911, died November 24, 1985). This prescient French science fiction author wrote several books with survivalist themes, including Ravage, which was titled Ashes, Ashes in its English translation. — Some good news!  After a delay to work out some glitches, we now have the credit card merchant account set up at Elk Creek Company. There, we now take 10 Cent Challenge subscriptions via credit card, without having to …




A New Search For a Qualified Retreat Caretaker Couple/Family

On behalf of one of my consulting clients, I’m again searching for a caretaker couple (or family) to live and work full-time at a ranch in northwestern Montana. The current caretaker family plans to move in June of 2023, to be closer to their family. The ranch is more than 150 mostly-timbered acres with a creek, small ponds, and a multi-acre reservoir. There are no nearby neighbors. The ranch adjoins National Forest Service land. The wildlife on the land includes deer, elk, moose, bears (both grizzly and black), turkeys, grouse, wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, lynx, and birds galore. The reservoir …




Career Change to a Durable Trade, by A Grateful Mechanic

I get great enjoyment from reading the perspectives and implementing the ideas in SurvivalBlog. This is a wonderful space to be able to share operating experience and ideas for making our futures brighter and better. An article by Mr. Rawles dated October 12, 2009 references career paths that are recession-proof: What Recovery? Find yourself a Recoveryless Job. In the article, he made reference to difficult, dirty, and dangerous jobs. I recall reading that article and it made an impact on me and my life. Six years ago, I embarked on a journey to find a new career that would offer …




SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, we again mention the remote Magruder Corridor. (See the Idaho section.) Idaho The Corridor: Driving the Only Road in 3.5 Million Acres of Wilderness. o  o  o Crews Rescue Dog Stuck After Chasing Squirrel Up Tree: ‘Definitely Not a Cat’. o  o  o Idaho School …