The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to ‘create’ rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.” – Justice William J. Brennan



Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — June 8, 2021

On June 8, 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin.

On June 8, 1937, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is premiered. The symphony’s cantata, featuring Orff’s dramatic chorale of the medieval poem O Fortuna, has been used in umpteen movie soundtracks. It is also a de facto choice for the makers of movie trailers for new films that have not yet been scored.

On June 8th, 1776, Canadian Governor Sir Guy Carleton defeated American Patriot forces under John Sullivan. After taking heavy losses and the loss of General Richard Montgomery at Quebec, the Patriots were pursued by Governor Carleton. Halfway between Quebec and Montreal, at the Trois-Rivieres, the Patriots turned to fight. The Redcoats and German mercenaries killed 25, wounded 140, and captured 236, but Carleton allowed the rest of the 2,500-man force to complete their retreat. This battle changed the priorities of the Patriots, and Colonel Benedict Arnold wrote, “Let us quit and secure our own country before it is too late.”

The BATF just released their “Proposed Rulemaking” on pistol arm braces that was dictated by the Biden-Harris administration: “Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached ‘Stabilizing Braces.'”  This 71-page document is as clear as mud and is an incredibly subjective, vague, discretionary, and arbitrary bureaucratic minefield. Many of the “standards” proposed do not take into account body shapes, body height, or variations in the diameter of people’s forearms. The new rules will ban dozens of arm brace designs that were formerly “ATF-Approved” and thereby transform millions of law-abiding citizens into instant felons. Worse, the identical brace that is deemed legal on some pistols would be illegal on other pistols that weigh too much, or too little. And even worse, they will penalize pistol owners for installing hand stops designed to keep them from accidentally shooting off their fingers! MrGunsngear has already posted a preliminary video, analyzing this bureaucratic monstrosity. Once the BATF opens up comments on these proposed rules and their farcically subjective “worksheet”, please voice your opposition! And please also contact your U.S. senators and congressman. This bureaucratic “re-definition” over-reach must be stopped!

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 95 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. 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.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three-day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  4. DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 NATO QD Billet upper. These have hammer forged, chrome-lined barrels and a hard case, to go with your own AR lower. It will allow any standard AR-type rifle to have a quick change barrel. This can be assembled in less than one minute without the use of any tools. It also provides a compact carry capability in a hard case or in 3-day pack (a $1,100 value),
  5. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  6. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  7. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.

Second Prize:

  1. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  2. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, that have a combined retail value of $589,
  3. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from www.TOUGHGRID.com (a $240 value).
  4. An Israeli CBRN Gas Mask with Hydration Straw and two Extra 40mm NATO Filter s – Manufactured in 2020 (a $229.99 value), courtesy of McGuire Army-Navy.
  5. Naturally Cozy is donating a “Prepper Pack” Menstrual Kit.  This kit contains 18 pads and it comes vacuum-sealed for long term storage or slips easily into a bugout bag.  The value of this kit is $220.
  6. An assortment of products along with a one-hour consultation on health and wellness from Pruitt’s Tree Resin (a $265 value).

Third Prize:

  1. Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
  2. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  3. Siege Stoves is generously donating a SIEGE® STOVE kit, including a Titanium Gen 3 Flat-Pack Stove with titanium Cross-Members and a variety of bonus items including a Large Folding Grill, a pair of Side Toasters, a Compact Fire Poker, and an extra set of stainless steel universal Cross-Members. (In all, a $200 value.)
  4. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  5. A transferable $150 purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun. There is no paperwork required for delivery of pre-1899 guns into most states, making them the last bastion of firearms purchasing privacy!

Round 95 ends on July 31st, 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” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.



You Can Shoot — But Can You Fight?, by B.D.C.

Many of you, like myself, have stored firearms and ammunition for events likely to come. Many of you train to become proficient in the use of firearms. But do you know how to fight? Knowing how to effectively deliver an accurate shot to a target from a static position is not knowing how to fight. It is knowing how to shoot.

This article is not going to be a how-to. Its purpose is to educate you in the skills you need to effectively fight with a firearm under adverse conditions. Do you train under adverse conditions?

To illustrate what I am talking about here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself:

1. Can I deliver accurate fire while moving? If you are shooting you’d best be moving.
2. Can I shoot under pressure while trying to discriminate targets?
3. Can I shoot bad guys without flagging good guys?
4. Does my gun follow my eyes, or do my eyes follow my gun?
5. Can I shoot, move and communicate as a team? Is your spouse trained to shoot as a team?
6. If I have to leave my car under duress, do I know how do do so and get my family out safely?
7. Do I know the difference between cover and concealment?
8. Do I know how to properly use cover?
9. Do I know how to properly use a weapon-mounted light without flagging good guys?
10. How do I protect my family in an active shooter situation?
11. How many shots should I take into a bad guy?
12. How do I break tunnel vision?
13. What is getting off the “X”?
14. Can I think under pressure? Do I have a system to do so?
15. Do I know the three ways to stop a threat?
16. Can I reload if my shooting arm is hit?
17. Have I trained to shoot with my support hand?
18. Do I know how to reload without taking my eyes off of the threat?
19. Do I know the proper procedure if my weapon fails to fire or jams? What would be my “immediate action”?
20. Do I know how to properly draw from a holster?
21. What do I do if I am hit by gunfire?
22. Do I know how to stop the bleed?
23. Do I know how to deal with multiple threats?
24. Do I have a plan for a home invasion?
25. Can I shoot accurately from various positions?
26. Can I transition from a rifle to a handgun?
27. Is my firearm choice appropriate for my living environment and conditions? Will it over- penetrate?
28. Can I hit a moving target?

I consider the foregoing questions to be basic knowledge for anyone preparing to defend with a firearm.

Continue reading“You Can Shoot — But Can You Fight?, by B.D.C.”



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, we focus on another plan to move the Washington state line.   (See the Central & Eastern Washington section.)

Idaho

Draper Couple Survives Small Plane Crash in Idaho

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Fiery head-on car crash in Idaho kills 4, including 3 sisters

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Cheerleader dies after suffering allergic reaction to dessert, family says

Continue reading“SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt”





Preparedness Notes for Monday — June 7, 2021

On June 7th, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia (pictured) proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.

June 7th, 1967 is also the day of Jerusalem’s redemption from foreign governments in the Six-Day War, placing it back under Israeli sovereign control after having been occupied for over 2,500 years. This was in accord with the UN General Assembly’s vote in 1948.

We are running short of articles for the SurvivalBlog Nonfiction Writing Contest. We’d greatly appreciate it if you’d share your knowledge.  And you’ll be in the running to win some valuable prizes!

Today, we present a review by our loyal Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio.



Rock Island Armory 1911 Government Model, by Pat Cascio

There are more 1911 pistols made in the Philippines than in any other country in the world – and that’s a fact. It wasn’t all that many years ago, when it was a real hit or miss, on 1911s from this country. And, as I understand it, there are three major companies that produce 1911s over there. Doesn’t matter what name is stamped on the gun – odds are real good that your Philippine-made 1911 came from one of those three makers. In the past, about the only thing you could get from the Philippines, was a bare bones, military-style 1911 – nothing more. All of that has changed in the past 10-12 years, though. Now you can get just about any kind of 1911 you want, and best of all, prices are more than “right” even during this latest gun/ammo drought.

My local FFL had just one 1911 for sale some time ago, and I took it, sight unseen – well, they sent me a picture of the gun, and I got it. It is a full-sized Government Model 1911 in .45 ACP. It has an all-steel frame and slide. The frame has a brushed nickel coating on it – very tough stuff. The steel slide, hammer, grip safety, trigger, slide release, and magazine release were all finished in Cerakote – gradated black to red, with a very attractive look. Those colors very nicely match the red and black coloration of the pistol’s checkered Cocobolo grips. I referenced the Rock Island Armory web site, and saw that this particular model variant wasn’t listed. So, I’m guessing that either it was a discontinued variant edition or that someone had the work done locally on the slide. The gun came to me out of pawn. (Whomever previously owned it, never paid off the pawn ticket, so the gun was put up for sale.)

The sights – the front is all-black, and the rear has two white dots and is a “combat-style” very nice indeed. I painted the front sight with some blaze orange nail polish – I may replace both sights with night sights – still thinking on that one. There is no Series 80-style firing pin safety – an I prefer that simplicity. The slide is lowered and chamfered for reliable ejection of loaded and empty brass. The barrel is all-black, and take-down is of the Government-style – no extended recoil spring guide to deal with.

The barrel/slide/frame fit is impeccable – just a hint of movement between those parts, so I knew the gun would be a real good shooter. The barrel’s chamber ramp is flared, so it will feed any kind of .45 ACP ammo you care to feed this gun. The feed ramp on the slide has been opened and polished – once again, to help the gun feed anything you want to stoke it with.Continue reading“Rock Island Armory 1911 Government Model, by Pat Cascio”



Potential Special Opportunity for a Preparedness-Minded Individual or Family, by Mr. Heritage, Sr.

Editor’s Introductory Note: The following is a letter from the father of a family with a single adult son. The photo above is not of the farm that is mentioned.
We are a Christian family.  We are first asking for prayers and there is a possibility either you or someone you know may be an answer to a prayer, so we are turning to the greater blog community for help.  We live on a diversified family farm in a rural area of a Midwestern state.  There is something where you may be able to help: As we currently have one young adult unmarried son, we are searching and praying for him to find his spouse.
My son is a healthy, physically fit college-educated Christian young man who lives on our family farm.  We are blessed in being able to live full-time at our farm, but we ask that our prayers be answered soon for him to find his spouse.
My son being in need of a spouse could be a good opportunity for the right Christian young woman to become part of our farm family.
Please think of your network of family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and so forth.  Who do you know matching this basic description?  Maybe it is you, your daughter, your granddaughter, sister, sister-in-law, niece, cousin, friend of your wife, church friend’s daughter, or neighbor.
My son is praying and looking to meet a single young Christian woman who:
  • lives in the United States and be willing to move to our farm
  • born between 1988 and 2002 (18 to 33 years of age) and must be a legal adult able to marry in the state where they reside (in most states it is age 18)
  • wants to be married and have children
  • single, never married and does not have children
  • physically healthy
  • average height and normal weight range
  • and is a non-smoker
If you or your daughter matches this criteria, could you please send us a message?  We are a friendly Christian family and look forward to corresponding with you.
If you know of someone who matches the criteria, could you please tell them about this opportunity?  I realize a lot of people who read SurvivalBlog are grandparents, so if your granddaughter, a friend’s daughter, or other relative matches the criteria please tell her or her father.
Because we do own a farm, I cannot for OPSEC reasons disclose too much over the blog.
We are willing to correspond with the young woman or the father of the young woman meeting those criteria.  Our family is not promising anything other than prayerfully considering your message and seeking to determine compatibility.
In your message to our family, please introduce yourself in detail such as describing yourself and your family, religious beliefs, hobbies, and interests.  If you are the father, please describe the same about your daughter.
Please just send our family plain text e-mails.  Anything other than plain text e-mails such as messages with attachments will be automatically deleted.  You can correspond with our family at heritagefarmfamily (at sign) protonmail (dot) com


Recipe of the Week: W.K.’s Easy Fry Bread

The following recipe for Easy Fry Bread is from SurvivalBlog reader W.K..

W.K. says:  I wanted to pass this recipe on, because it is easy to make from shelf-stable ingredients, quick, tasty, and requires no yeast. It also uses less energy to produce than traditional (non-solar-oven) bread. Olive oil tastes best in this, but any oil will work.
This is not my own recipe. It was passed down in my family, but it probably wasn’t originally their own, either.
Ingredients
  • 3 parts flour (e.g. 3 tsp.)
  • 1 part oil (e.g. 1 tsp.)
  • 1 part water (e.g. 1 tsp.)
  • Dash of salt
Directions
  1. Combine all into a dough-like ball.
  2. Flatten in a frying pan and fry on both sides until no longer translucent.
Uses and SERVING

Makes a flakey side bread for soups, salads, chili, etc. You can scale up once you try it, but I gave smaller portions as a tester for the recipe.

Do you have a favorite recipe that would be of interest to SurvivalBlog readers? In this weekly recipe column, we place emphasis on recipes that use long term storage foods, recipes for wild game, dutch oven and slow cooker recipes, and any that use home garden produce. If you have any favorite recipes, then please send them via e-mail. Thanks!



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 continuing risks in the global derivatives market. (See the Derivatives section.)

Precious Metals:

We’ll start out with this piece by Christopher Aaron: Silver Price Forecast: Breakout Ahead This Fall.

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Gold Seems Stuck At $1900. Are Inflationary Fears Exaggerated?

Economy & Finance:

Biden and the Fed Are Creating an Inflation Crisis

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G-7 nations reach historic deal on global tax reform. JWR’s Comments: Call me skeptical, but  I think there is a “Great Unspoken” here — some sort of quid pro quo. Why would the European nations cave in on this without any bickering, unless there was some plum in it somewhere for them? I won’t be surprised to hear a year or two from now that this multinational tax harmonization was a precursor for the introduction of a Euro-American sovereign cryptocurrency. The other likely precursor would be bringing the value of the Euro and the U.S. Dollar close to parity, before a currency unification.

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United Airlines Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel

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WorldNetDaily reports: U.S. Chamber of Commerce warns worker shortage getting worse.

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PolitiFact: 90% of Biden Stimulus Spending Not Directly Related to COVID-19. Bottom line: It was a bail-out of failed Blue States. In the long term, it will be the Red States that bear the burden.

Continue reading“Economics & Investing For Preppers”





Preparedness Notes for Sunday — June 6, 2021

The 6th of June is remembered for both D-Day and for the birth of Dieudonné Joseph Saive (Pictured, born 1899.) He was the designer of many well-known firearms including the Browning Hi-Power, the FN49 and co-designer (along with Ernest Vervier) of the very popular FN-FAL, which was issued to the militaries of more than 90 countries.

And today is the birthday of American gun designer Hugo Borchardt. (June 6, 1844 – May 8, 1924). He was born in Germany. He is best known as the designer of the recoil-operated pistol that bears his name.

Also on this day in 1949, George Orwell’s novel of a dystopian future, Nineteen Eighty-Four was published. The novel’s all-seeing leader, known as “Big Brother,” became a universal symbol for intrusive government and oppressive bureaucracy.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 95 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. 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.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three-day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  4. DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 NATO QD Billet upper. These have hammer forged, chrome-lined barrels and a hard case, to go with your own AR lower. It will allow any standard AR-type rifle to have a quick change barrel. This can be assembled in less than one minute without the use of any tools. It also provides a compact carry capability in a hard case or in 3-day pack (a $1,100 value),
  5. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  6. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  7. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.

Second Prize:

  1. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  2. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, that have a combined retail value of $589,
  3. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from www.TOUGHGRID.com (a $240 value).
  4. An Israeli CBRN Gas Mask with Hydration Straw and two Extra 40mm NATO Filter s – Manufactured in 2020 (a $229.99 value), courtesy of McGuire Army-Navy.
  5. Naturally Cozy is donating a “Prepper Pack” Menstrual Kit.  This kit contains 18 pads and it comes vacuum-sealed for long term storage or slips easily into a bugout bag.  The value of this kit is $220.
  6. An assortment of products along with a one-hour consultation on health and wellness from Pruitt’s Tree Resin (a $265 value).

Third Prize:

  1. Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
  2. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  3. Siege Stoves is generously donating a SIEGE® STOVE kit, including a Titanium Gen 3 Flat-Pack Stove with titanium Cross-Members and a variety of bonus items including a Large Folding Grill, a pair of Side Toasters, a Compact Fire Poker, and an extra set of stainless steel universal Cross-Members. (In all, a $200 value.)
  4. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  5. A transferable $150 purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun. There is no paperwork required for delivery of pre-1899 guns into most states, making them the last bastion of firearms purchasing privacy!

Round 95 ends on July 31st, 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” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.



My Quest for Waterproof Tinder, by The Novice

In the past, I have generally used a cotton ball with a dab of petroleum jelly as my preferred tinder. During some recent testing, I accidentally got the cotton ball damp. I found out that damp cotton performs very poorly as tinder. This was grounds for some serious thought, since wet conditions are often experienced in the field. I decided it would be wise to try to make a waterproof tinder that could be easily ignited with a ferrocerium rod.

The First Attempt: Cotton in Paraffin

I first tried waterproofing the cotton ball with paraffin. I took a coffee can with an inch or two of water in the bottom, placed a coil of wire in the bottom of the can, and then put the can on a twig stove to heat.

Next, I took an empty pineapple can, placed a bar of paraffin (approximately 5 ounces) into the can, and placed the pineapple can on the coil of wire in the coffee can, making a crude double boiler. I had recently purchased a large number of bars of paraffin at a garage sale for a grand total of one dollar, so I had a good supply. When the bar of paraffin was fully melted, I removed the coffee can from the heat, but kept the pineapple can with the melted paraffin in the hot water. This kept the paraffin can warm and put it at a more convenient level for working with. It also reduced the risk that I would knock both the can and the stove over at the same time.

Next I took a number of cotton balls, immersed them fully in the paraffin, removed them with a long-handled needle nose pliers, and set them aside to cool. I treated 20 cotton balls in this way before I ran out of paraffin. While the cotton balls were cooling, I soaked the end of the needle nose pliers in the hot water to remove residual paraffin from that tool, dried it, and put it away.

A couple of days later, I tested the paraffin balls. They were too hard to break by hand, so I cut one in half with a knife. I had hoped that there would be unsaturated fibers in the center of the ball, but the paraffin had soaked all the way through. I could not ignite the ball with a ferrocerium rod, even after scraping the ball with a knife to try to loosen some fibers. The ball ignited easily with a permanent metal match. One half-burned vigorously for more than eight minutes.

The Second Attempt: Petroleum-Jelly-Coated Cotton Balls in Paraffin

I did a search on the web for “water-resistant tinder”, and found an article about “How to Make Homemade Wetfire Tinder” at tacticalintelligence.net. The article suggested saturating cotton balls with petroleum jelly before immersing them in paraffin. I decided to give it a try.

I coated five cotton balls in petroleum jelly, and set them aside for later use. I then lit the twig stove, put the tin can double boiler over the flame, and melted a bar of paraffin.

When the paraffin was completely melted, I dipped the five petroleum jelly/cotton balls into the melted paraffin, and set them aside to cool.

The next day I tested the paraffin-coated, petroleum-jelly-impregnated cotton balls. I was disappointed. Perhaps I used too little petroleum jelly. In any case, sufficient paraffin penetrated to the center of the cotton ball that I was not able to fluff any fibers, and thus was not able to get the ball to ignite with a ferrocerium rod.Continue reading“My Quest for Waterproof Tinder, by The Novice”





The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!

And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:

And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.

But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:

For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.” – Mark 13:1-33 (KJV)