Notes from JWR:

An item that was too important to bury down in the Odd ‘n Sods… Billy G. sent us this: Iodine about to be regulated in US. Any solution over 2% will be restricted as “precursors” for illicit drug manufacture. Billy’s comment: “Can nuke pills [potassium iodate] be far behind? I’m stocking up on Iodine crystals while I can.” I strongly encourage readers to buy their “lifetime supply” of Polar Pure water purifier, as soon as possible. (Two or three bottles per family member should be about right.) Polar Pure, Betadine, and Potassium Iodate (KI) are all available from Ready Made Resources. OBTW, I’m not sure if the sale of Betadine will be restricted, since it has its iodine ingredient listed as “10% Povidone Iodine = 1% Available Iodine.” So it might be wise to stock up on Betadine, as well. (Povidone is a polymerized “iodophore” designed for slow release. Effectively it is only 1% iodine, but you know how bureaucrats operate. They may see the “10%” and start caterwauling.)

Today we present another article for Round 11 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The writer of the best non-fiction article will win a valuable four day “gray” transferable Front Sight course certificate. (Worth up to $2,000!) Second prize is a copy of my “Rawles Gets You Ready” preparedness course, generously donated by Jake Stafford of Arbogast Publishing. I will again be sending out a few complimentary copies of my novel “Patriots” as “honorable mention” awards. Round 11 ends on July 31st. Remember that articles that relate practical “how to” skills for survival will have an advantage in the judging.