Greater Idaho Movement Gains Two More Oregon Counties

The vote tallies are in! The mid-term elections held on Tuesday (November 8th, 2022) included a few interesting county-level and state-level ballot propositions in several states. But in this article, I’ll be focusing on Oregon. First, for some background, take a couple of minutes to read this article, from a liberal publication: Gun laws, abortion, taxes: Why Eastern Oregon is voting to join Idaho. The votes in favor of partitioning Oregon for attachment to Idaho passed easily in both Morrow County and Wheeler County. There are now 11 counties in central and eastern Oregon that have passed Greater Idaho ballot …




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 “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at the results of the recent midterm elections. The Red Wave Was Just a Swell Though there were some successes for conservatives, overall, the midterm elections were a disappointment. One of …







Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — November 9, 2022

Today is the anniversary of the death of Colonel Ulius Louis “Pete” Amoss. This former OSS officer was best known as the originator of the resistance warfare concepts of Leaderless Resistance and “phantom cells.” Amoss was born in 1895 and died on November 9, 1961 from coronary thrombosis. He had a fascinating life. — November 9th, 1938 was “Kristallnacht”. Be forewarned, folks: Once a group in any society has been singled out for ridicule and persecution, then they can be systematically attacked, physically. Someday it may be “Constitutionalists” who are targeted. — I’m pleased to report that we’ve established an …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — Toby sent this suggestion on do-it-yourself garage door security: “Here are step-by-step instructions for a low-tech, garage door security system: I use two ¼” red-handle cushion grip T-handle, Allen wrenches that are 8-inches long inserted in the slots/square holes located on both sides of my garage door rails and locking into the crossbar …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Who stands firm? Only the one for whom the final standard is not his reason, his principles, his conscience, his freedom, his virtue, but who is ready to sacrifice all these, when in faith and sole allegiance to God he is called to obedient and responsible action: the responsible person, whose life will be nothing but an answer to God’s question and call.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer




Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — November 8, 2022

Today is the birthday of the late actor/director/producer Norman Lloyd.  He was born on November 8, 1914. His final film role was in a movie released in 2015. That was filmed after he had turned 100. I just learned that he passed away at the remarkable age of 106 on May 11, 2021. Our condolences to his family. — Please get out and vote today! — I’m happy to report that we’ve established an affiliate advertising relationship with Wing Bikes. They make some of the world’s best e-bikes.  They just started their Black Friday Preview Sale with $700 off their …




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 sad news of a fatal collision with a moose. Idaho Rexburg Man Dead After Hitting a Moose on US20. A quote: ‘Troopers with Idaho State Police are investigating a fatal accident that happened Tuesday morning involving a vehicle colliding with a moose. The accident …







Preparedness Notes for Monday — November 7, 2022

November 7th is the anniversary of the death of actor Steve McQueen (born March 24, 1930, died November 7, 1980). The many well-publicized exploits in his tempestuous life and his enduring persona are well known. However, the end of his life is actually the most noteworthy part of his legacy, even though it seldom gets much publicity outside of Christian circles; he came to Jesus after he had been diagnosed with mesothelioma. He died with his forefinger pointing to his key verse in his Bible, Titus 1:2. — Our sale on all of our shootable replica black powder revolvers at …




Multi-Tools for Survival, by Pat Cascio

Three are a lot of different “survival” tools on the market, and over the years, I’ve covered a lot of them. I’ve certainly covered a lot of firearms as well as knives suitable for various survival purposes. I know that many of our readers would love to see even more firearms covered. Unfortunately, if I don’t have a firearm actually in my hands to test, I won’t write about it. (Unlike some gun writers who sometimes work from press releases.) Over the past 30+ years, I’ve tested quite a few multi-tools for articles, some very well-made and others that weren’t …




Recipe of the Week: Zucchini Cheese Pancakes

The following recipe for zucchini cheese pancakes was kindly sent to us by SurvivalBlog reader M.N.R.. Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda I/4 tsp salt or to taste 1 cup shredded zucchini (using more or less is okay) 3/4 cup shredded cheese (cheddar is a yummy choice) 2 eggs 1 tbsp sugar (optional) Enough milk to make the mixture the consistency that you desire Directions Mix all ingredients together. Heat butter in skillet. Pour pancake-sized amount io batter into a skillet. Cook until light brown. Chef’s Notes: We prefer one larger (5-inch diameter) thicker pancake per person, but …




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 the rise of telecommuting and relocation trends. (See the Economy & Finance section.) Precious Metals: You might have noticed that spot silver bounced back nicely on Friday. In just one day, it was up  7.67% to $21.18 per Troy ounce. That underscores one key aspect of silver investing: It …







Preparedness Notes for Sunday — November 6, 2022

Today in 1977, the Toccoa Falls Dam in Georgia gave way and 39 people died in the resulting flood. The dam was an earthen dam constructed across a canyon in 1887 and had a 55-acre lake that was 180 feet deep. The dam had recently been inspected and approved, but in the early morning hours it gave way. Water flooded down the canyon at speeds approaching 120 mph. Below, residents of the Christian and Missionary Alliance College had no time to evacuate as the small community was wiped out. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round …