Preparedness Notes for Saturday — December 16, 2023

The famed Boston Tea Party took place on December 16th, 1773.

December 16th, 1928, was the birthday of Philip K. Dick, who died on March 2, 1982. He penned a remarkable number of sci-fi novels and novellas that have been adapted into movies.

The Romanian Revolution began on December 16th, 1989. No less than 1,066 civilians died in the successful attempt to overthrow the dictatorial President Nicolae Ceaușescu.

This new 550-acre listing at looks amazingly versatile: Longhollow Acres – A Rural Refuge near Burkesville, Kentucky.

Today’s feature article is a guest post, by my #1 Son — Jonathan Edwards Rawles.

We are seeking entries for Round 110 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. More than $850,000 worth of prizes have been awarded since we started running this contest. We recently polled blog readers, asking for suggested article topics. Refer to that poll if you haven’t yet chosen an article topic. Round 110 ends on January 31st, 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.