Writing Your Prize-Winning SurvivalBlog Article

One of the great things about SurvivalBlog is that it is nearly all staff-written and reader-written. We also carefully select a few articles from other blogs and web sites to re-post as guest posts. But you never see the schlock “contributed” articles that now clog most other blogs. Those are articles and “infographics” that are mostly paid for and provided by companies that are seeking to boost their search engine rankings, or to hawk their products. They are easy to spot, because of their formulaic writing style with no personality. You will also never see a “paid” or “sponsored” review …




SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on “Perps from Out of the Redoubt Correlation” (PORC). See the Montana and Eastern Washington sections.) Idaho Twin Falls, Idaho welcomed nearly 3,000 refugees in ten years o o o Idaho County Sheriff continues search for two people reported missing on the same day o o o Idaho authorities stop search for missing Maryland filmmaker   Montana (Perps …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“The Kavanaugh confirmation hearings instantly devolved into hen house histrionics, mutual mooning and feces flinging. As intended. No news story or commentary was complete without recapping “Our Story Thus Far” in tedious nanodetail and blather about a turning point in American history fully equal to the Battle of Gettysburg. No. It wasn’t. It was a job interview for the Star Chamber. In the end he was hired, after much signaling in Senateese that the Constitution will remain captive in the high court’s cellar, bound and gagged and beaten at intervals.” – Ol’ Remus, in his Yer ‘Ol Woodpile Report blog




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on antique scientific and medical instruments. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)   Precious Metals: Last Week Was Just A Taste Of The Coming Gold Short Squeeze o  o  o Gold Cleared Its First Hurdle But The Race Is Still Running – Saxo Bank   Economy …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“In the wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, not does it comport with our policy so to do. It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously menaced that we resent injuries or make preparation for our defence.” – James Monroe  




Editors’ Prepping Progress

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. Steadily, we work on meeting our prepping goals. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities. They also often share their planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, property improvements, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready! …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on crypto volatility. (See the Cryptos section.)   Stocks: We’ll start with this at Seeking Alpha: What Is Behind The Market Sell-Off And Should We Worry? o  o  o Also at Seeking Alpha: Tesla: The Cracks Are Showing o  o  o At Zero Hedge: Trump …










Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on Peak Real Real Estate. (See the Economy & Finance section.)   Precious Metals: Gold Faces New Headwinds As Bond Yields Hit 7-Year High o  o  o A Bottom In Gold Price But Not THE Bottom   Economy & Finance (Peak Real Real Estate): It …




JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on kitchen grinders. (See the Gear section.) Books: The Winter Survival Handbook: 157 Winter Tips and Tricks (Outdoor Life) o  o  o Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, by Tucker Carlson o  o  o Gut It. Cut It. Cook It.: The Deer Hunter’s Guide to Processing o  o  o The High Security Shelter – How to Implement a Muti-Purpose Safe Room in the Home, 5th Edition, by Joel …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“There are people in our world today and unfortunately in our political system, they do not believe in evil. They have the modern, western, secular mind set. They don’t believe evil exists. They are exactly the ones who are in danger of getting blindsided by evil. Because they’re not prepared for it.” – Joel C. Rosenberg




An Open Letter To President Trump: Knock a Zero Off The Dollar!

Dear Mr. President: I am writing to propose that congress make a formal currency revaluation of the U.S. Dollar at the end of this year that will have several positive effects: It will create an unprecedented economic boom. It will reduce the economic clout of foreign drug lords. It will wrest considerable power from the Federal Reserve banking cartel, and return it to the U.S. Treasury. It will correct the effects of seven decades of gradual inflation. It will mean that our currently laughable Penny and Nickel will again have value and meaning. The U.S. Treasury will again make a …




SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on 2A Arms, in Boise, Idaho. (See the Idaho section.)   Region-Wide Radio Free Redoubt: Episode 18-34A INW Prep Expo 2018 JJS – Intro To Prepper Comms o o o American Redoubt Radio: David A. Vine “All Hazards Communications Preparedness” Idaho History at Meridian Speedway: Hailie Deegan, 17, becomes 1st female winner in NASCAR K&N o o o I …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Ironically, by transferring the risk of a widespread mortgage default, the government increases the likelihood of a painful crash in the housing market. This is because the special privileges granted to Fannie and Freddie have distorted the housing market by allowing them to attract capital they could not attract under pure market conditions. As a result, capital is diverted from its most productive use into housing. This reduces the efficacy of the entire market and thus reduces the standard of living of all Americans. Despite the long-term damage to the economy inflicted by the government’s interference in the housing market, …