Notes from JWR:

After being out of print for nearly three years, the Rawles Gets You Ready Preparedness Course is available again. It is now sold only via digital download, but the good news is that it is now priced quite affordably for SurvivalBlog readers.

I heard that an editor at Wikipedia just nominated for deletion the articles about my novels Survivors and Founders, claiming that they are “non-notable.” (Even though they were both in Amazon’s Top Ten and on the New York Times bestseller list.) Release of the book prompted dozens of radio interviews and more than 200 reviews at in just its first three weeks after publication. If you are an experienced with Wikipedia, feel free to politely chime in one way or the other.

The first post today is from SurvivalBlog’s Back Country Editor, Matthew Stein. It is adapted from his book When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival.