Preparedness Notes for Monday — June 10, 2024

Some sad news: Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders, who captured ‘Earthrise,’ killed in plane crash. — On June 10, 1898, US Marines landed in Cuba during the Spanish–American War. Roosevelt’s Rough Riders (The 1st  US Volunteer Cavalry) landed later in June.  The famed Battle Of San Juan Hill was not until July 1st. — On June 10, 1967, the Six-Day War ended as Israel and Syria agreed to observe a United Nations-mediated cease-fire. — Today’s feature article is a review by SurvivalBlog Field Gear Editor Tom Christianson.  

Travel Berkey Water Filter, by Thomas Christianson

Most SurvivalBlog readers are probably familiar with the rule of threes: You can survive 3 minutes without breathable air or in icy water before losing consciousness. You can survive 3 hours without adequate shelter/clothing in conditions of extreme heat and (especially) cold. You can survive 3 days without water. Drinking unpotable water may extend your survival somewhat, but you may ultimately succumb to illness due to waterborne pathogens or toxins. You can survive 3 weeks without food. This rule outlines your priorities in a survival situation. If you fall through the ice into a frozen lake, obtaining an adequate supply …

Recipe of the Week: Cookie Sheet Baked Feta and Vegetables

The following recipe for Cookie Sheet Baked Feta and Vegetables is from SurvivalBlog reader  Liz D.  This is intended to be baked on a cookie sheet with a full perimeter lip. It seems that Liz is a fan of the Terminator movies. She writes: “There is no feta but what we bake for ourselves.” Ingredients 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1 sprig of fresh rosemary plus 2 tablespoons of rosemary leaves 1 tablespoon honey Kernels from 4 ears of sweet corn 8 mini bell peppers, stemmed, halved and seeded 1 medium zucchini (about 8 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch chunks 6 scallions, …

SurvivalBlog Graphic of the Week

Today’s graphic shows the recognition of the right to openly carry a firearm, by state. (Graphic courtesy of Reddit.) Update: Reader V.T. wrote to mention some possible errors in the graphic: “Oklahoma has open carry with no permit required (although one is available).  I believe Missouri passed the same.” The thumbnail image below is click-expandable.       — Please send your graphic ideas to JWR. (Either via e-mail or via our Contact form.) Any graphics that you send must either be your own creation or uncopyrighted.

The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else. For, today as in the past, each of us, more or less, would like to profit from the labor of others. One does not dare to proclaim this feeling publicly, one conceals it from oneself, and then what does one do? One imagines an intermediary; one addresses the state, and each class proceeds in turn to say to it: “You, who can take fairly and honorably, take from the public and share with us.” Alas! The state is only too ready …