Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — September 27, 2022

September 27th is the birthday of Samuel Adams (not counting the change in dates due to the change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar). He was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 102 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three …




SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, some links to some travel videos — mostly aerial — filmed throughout the Redoubt region. Region-Wide Off the Beaten Path: North Idaho & Eastern Washington BDR Adventure. o  o  o Southeastern Washington and North Idaho: Flying in July 2022 Part 1 Flying In July 2022 …







Preparedness Notes for Monday — September 26, 2022

On September 26, 1908 an ad for the Edison Phonograph first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post. — Today’s feature article was written by our Field Gear Editor Emeritus, Pat Cascio. — Some quick updates on my side business: I’ve added a couple of newly-acquired pre-1899 long guns to the inventory at Elk Creek Company: A 7.62mm NATO-converted Ludwig Loewe Chilean Mauser and a scarce Argentine Mauser Cavalry Carbine — also produced by Loewe.  I’ve put all of my remaining inventory of black powder replica guns on sale, until November 9th. And take note that there are now 27 listings …




Recipe of the Week: Pat’s New England Dutch Oven Pot Roast

The following recipe for New England Dutch Oven Pot Roastis from SurvivalBlog reader “Pat Pending.” In this recipe, beef is browned in bacon fat! and then baked for several hours at low heat. Typically, chuck roast is used, but any beef roast will suffice. Other vegetable can be substituted for the listed vegetables, depending on what you have available. Ingredients 1/2 pound of thick-sliced bacon, chopped into coarse chunks 1 4-to-5 pound beef chuck roast Salt, to taste Ground pepper, to taste 1 minced yellow onion 3 sprigs of rosemary or thyme 1/2 cup dry red wine 2 cups of …




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. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at collapsing stock share prices. (See the Economy & Finance section.) Precious Metals: Why selloff in gold is not over: $1,600 danger zone for gold price. o  o  o Even a Weaponized Dollar Won’t Stop Gold’s Historical Turning Point. Economy & Finance: CNBC: Dow drops nearly 500 points to close …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that ‘violence begets violence.’ I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure—and in some cases I have—that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.” – Col. Jeff Cooper




Preparedness Notes for Sunday — September 25, 2022

On September 25, 1066, Tostig, earl of Northumbria, and Harald III, king of Norway, were killed in an attempt to depose Tostig’s brother, King Harold II of England. Harold Godwinson (King Harold II) was the last crowned Anglo-Saxon English king. Above, he is depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 102 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than …







The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no …




Preparedness Notes for Saturday — September 24, 2022

In 1493, Columbus set sail with 17 ships on his 2nd voyage to the Americas. Also on this date in 1775, Ethan Allen was captured by the British. — Today we are posting a guest article, with permission. — We are still seeking entries for Round 102 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. More than $750,000 worth of prizes have been awarded since we started running this contest. Round 102 ends in just six days,  on September 30th, 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” …




Editors’ Prepping Progress

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug out bag fine-tuning, 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 your e-mailed letters. We post many of those –or excerpts thereof — in this column, in …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the Lord lighteneth both their eyes. The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever. The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall. Correct thy son, and …




Preparedness Notes for Friday — September 23, 2022

September 23, 1800 was the birthday of William McGuffey, a college president who is best known for writing the McGuffey Readers, the first widely used series of textbooks. It is estimated that at least 122 million copies of McGuffey Readers were sold between 1836 and 1960, placing its sales in a category with the Bible and Webster’s Dictionary. — Today’s feature article was written by our Field Gear Editor Emeritus, Pat Cascio. — I just heard that Siege Works (one of our advertisers) is running limited-time special sales on both the Siege Belts and their Siege Stoves. Take a look! …




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. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at de-dollarization. Precious Metals: World’s Largest Hedge Fund Makes The Ultimate Case For Gold. o  o  o Over at Gold-Eagle.com: De-Dollarization Happening Now, Gold & Silver Being Drained! – Andy Schectman & Ninja o  o  o Tom Luongo: Here’s How Far the Fed will Hike, & How Gold & Silver …