Preparedness Notes for Monday — April 15, 2024

On April 15, 1989, a small group of students initiated a pro-democracy protest on Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The death of reformer Hu Yaobang triggered the demonstrations, which grew in size and were brutally dispersed in the Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4.

April 15th is traditionally Tax Day, but I prefer to remember it as Roy Clark‘s birthday. He was born April 15, 1933.

April 15th, 1912, is the anniversary of the sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic. 1,517 people lost their lives on the maiden voyage. As research into the incident has progressed over the last 100 years, it seems as if, one way or another, the ship was just going to sink. Impact with an iceberg, raging coal fires in the fuel supply, wrong turns, locked-up binoculars, weak rivets, too few lifeboats, and more. Perhaps this whole incident was really the result of man’s hubris.

Today’s feature article is by Field Gear Editor Tom Christianson.

I just added 16 Federally-exempt guns to my Elk Creek Company online inventory. There is no FFL required to order, and these guns can go right to your doorstep sans papiere, in most states. Take a look!

Going,  going… We are now down to only 62 waterproof 2005-2023 SurvivalBlog Archive USB sticks. I’ve reduced the price on those remaining sticks to $28.95, to ensure that they sell out quickly. Consider this your last call until late January 2025, when the next edition should become available. There will be no more produced this year!