Preparedness Notes for Friday – January 19, 2018

January 19th is the birthday of the late Carla Emery (born 1939, died October 11, 2005). She is well known in self-sufficency circles as the author of The Encyclopedia of Country Living. (This book re-released in a 40th Anniversary edition.)

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SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today features another entry for Round 74 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $11,000 worth of prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  • A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public.
  • A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,095 value),
  • A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s Continue reading



  • Preparedness Notes for Thursday – January 18, 2018

    Kevin Costner, who starred in Open Range, was born on this day in 1955.

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    Are you concerned about your storage of calcium hypochlorate to generate chlorine for water purification? Is it eating through your containers and/or destroying all metals nearby? What you need is a chlorine generator instead. With this product, all you need to store is plain, uniodized table salt and you can have chlorine on demand. It works on the same principle that salt water swimming pool filters work on so it’s proven technology. We’ve tried quite a few different models here at the Latimer household and the one we keep coming back to is the MSR SE200 Community Chlorine Maker. Its use is so simple that a child can make chlorine with it and all you need is a 12 VDC power source like a car … Continue reading




    The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

    SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. South Africa’s Cape Town issues a water crises warning.

    Mine is Real

    Reader P.S. sent in this YouTube video that is almost humorus. Two young perpetrators attempt to rob a quick-mart at gun-point. The only problem is that they didn’t check outside before they did it and almost immediately a cop enters who opens fire on them after they have hopped the counter, striking both. You can hear one of them yelling: “It’s fake! the gun’s fake” and the cops response is priceless: “Oh well, mine is real.” At least this time, crime did not pay.

    Asteroid

    Reader G.P. sent in this article profiling an asteroid that is half a … Continue reading




    Preparedness Notes for Wednesday – January 17, 2018

    In his farewell address to the nation on January 17th, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the American people to keep a careful eye on what he called the “military-industrial complex” that had developed in the post-World War II years. We didn’t do a very good job of listening to his warnings.

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    Seed for Security, LLC is having an exceptional sale. Their Colossal Security Pack is now 15% off. This pack is a total of 7 pounds of vegetable, herb and grain seeds. All are open-pollinated and non GMO. Included are their 3 most popular collections: Their Super Survival Pack, their 4 Grain Collection, and their Heirloom Herb Collection. Each Colossal Pack comes with a 4 page Seed Saving Guide. This offer is for a limited time.

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    SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

    Today features another entry for Round … Continue reading




    Preparedness Notes for Tuesday – January 16, 2018

    The Space Shuttle Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 16th, 2003. STS-107 would disentigrate on re-entry 15 days later, killing all seven of the crew members on board. SurvivalBlog salutes all seven cremembers: Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William McCool, Mission Specialist David Brown, Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist Michael Anderson, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon.

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    Don’t forget! There are only two weeks left in Round 74 of the SurvivalBlog writing contest and there are still some openings left. Get your article finished up and sent in ASAP.




    The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

    Water Contamination & Filtration

    SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. How secure are your water sources? There is a looming water crises and you need to make sure you have your bases covered.

    Eye Bleeding Outbreak

    Uganda’s Health Ministry finally confirmed that they may be facing a large scale outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. They also fear a large scale pandemic of this disease. Emergency response teams are being deployed to the districts of Nakaseke and Luweero. While only the nine year-old girl has succumbed to the disease in Uganda, three people in neighboring South Sudan have also died of the disease. The disease is spread to humans via tick bites or contact with raw meat and infected animal blood immediately after slaughter. It’s … Continue reading










    Preparedness Notes for Sunday – January 14, 2018

    On January 14th, 1784, the Continental Congress ratified the Second Treaty of Paris, ending the War for Independence. In the document, which was known as the Second Treaty of Paris because the Treaty of Paris was also the name of the agreement that had ended the Seven Years’ War in 1763, Britain officially agreed to recognize the independence of its 13 former colonies as the new United States of America.




    The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

    SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. The Black Death plague continues in Africa with a new variant.

    Oops

    Several SurvivalBlog readers sent in this huge mistake: A Civil Defense employee in Hawaii accidentally triggered a ballistic missile warning. The alert was issued by cell phone test yesterday morning and sparked terror as thousands fled to bomb shelters. The employee wasn’t even aware that he has issued the alert til his own phone notified him. It took 38 minutes for a correction to be issued by the same alert system. While many are upset by the alert, considering the world events in the Pacific region right now, this was probably a good thing. At least people now know how poorly prepared … Continue reading




    The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

    Quote of the Day - Bible KJV

    “What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.” Romans 9:14-18 (KJV)







    The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

    SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. The Puerto Rico update gives us an idea of what most urban areas will be like during the beginning phases of a societal collapse.

    Institutional Evil

    A project Veritas video shows former Twitter employees discussing “Shadow Banning” users. This is the policy where the platform allows those who are in control to arbitrarily apply censorship to the platform. Those users who have ideals contrary to the censors get their accounts locked and/or banned or have tweets removed. Conservative concepts regularly get flagged yet left-leaning content sails through unchecked. Thanks to D.B. for the link.

    New Spy Portal

    While we are on the subject of social media, it’s worth noting that Continue reading




    Preparedness Notes for Friday – January 12, 2018

    On January 12, 1888, the “Schoolchildren’s Blizzard” killed 235 people, many of whom were children on their way home from school, across the Northwest Plains region of the United States. The storm came with no warning and some accounts say that the temperature fell nearly 100 degrees in just 24 hours. There were many instances of teachers keeping or rescuing children who would have been caught in the storm while walking home.

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    Any reader in Eastern Washington, northern Idaho, or northwest Montana who is looking for a loyal watchdog, take note: John Adrain (of BedBunker fame) has a three year old male German Shepherd that is in need of a new home. This dog is very loyal and protective. He really needs a home on acreage in the country, to match his disposition. If you can provide such a home, … Continue reading