Note from JWR:

Congratulations are in order for Joel Skousen, who by God’s Grace recently walked away from the crash of his Glasair kit plane, in in a forced rough field landing, following a fuel system failure. The crash landing occurred last Tuesday near Spanish Fork, Utah, on the return leg of cross country flight to Las Vegas. Joel was a fighter pilot in the Vietnam era, and has had countless hours of stick time as a private pilot, ever since. He kept a cool head in the incident, and that helped save his life. His plane was thoroughly pranged, but he walked away with nary a scratch. Joel Skousen is well-respected and well known to SurvivalBlog readers as one of founding fathers of the modern preparedness movement. He is the author of the excellent books Strategic Relocation–North American Guide to Safe Places and The Secure Home.