Preparedness Notes for Monday — March 20, 2023

Mel Tappan was born 90 years ago today — March 20, 1933. He died in 1980. His perennially popular survivalist books Survival Guns and Tappan on Survival have a well-deserved following. I designated March 20th as National Survivalism Day, in his honor. It is also apropos that National Survivalism Day falls in March–one of the months that both Northern Europeans and Native Americans refer to as The Starving Season–when stored food runs low, but before spring bounty appears. Plan ahead. Stock up. Don’t let your family starve. – JWR

A new listing near Weaverville, North Carolina, over at my #1 Son’s website: 27 Acre Mini-Farm with Two Houses and Big Creek Frontage.

We are pleased to announce that we have joined the SIG-Sauer USA affiliate program. By buying directly from SIG-Sauer, you’ll know that you are getting genuine factory-made parts. They offer free shipping for orders over $100.  We will announce when they are running special sales on products like magazines and caliber-X-Change kits.  For example, they are presently running a sale on some SIG P320 slides.

Today’s feature article ais a review written by SurvivalBlog Field Gear Editor Tom Christianson.