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  • Preparedness Notes for Friday – February 23, 2018
    by Hugh James Latimer on February 23, 2018 at 7:14 am

    February 23rd is the birthday of Captain Isaac Davis (February 23, 1745 – April 19, 1775), a militia officer and gunsmith who commanded a Minute Company in Acton, Massachusetts during the Battle of Concord. Today is also the anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836). o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today features another entry for Round 75 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $11,000 worth of prizes for this round […]

  • Surviving in an Urban Environment- Part 4, by J.M.
    by Hugh James Latimer on February 23, 2018 at 7:13 am

    I am sharing experience and ideas about surviving in an urban environment in the event of short-term or major, long-term emergency situation. I have covered the topic of the getting home, the Get Home Bag, skills required for a trek home. Now, I’ve begun to cover what might be needed to survive a mid-length crisis of weeks or months. So far, we looked at the subjects of water and food. Now, let’s move on. Hygiene As the saying about hygiene goes, “Cleanliness is next to […]

  • Letter: A Question About a Home Business in Leatherworking
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on February 23, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Hello, What type of items do you suggest for leatherworking? I currently make holsters & slings for myself and friends and I am considering expanding to other items. I know it’s a silly question and you’re most likely too busy running the blog to have time for this but figured it never hurts to ask a question. Thank for all you do and taking the time to read this. – Chuck JWR responds: My advice on developing a leatherworking business is a follows: Recognize that this is a […]

  • Economics & Investing For Preppers
    by James Wesley Rawles on February 23, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa. Precious Metals: Forget the Stock Market. Investors […]

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on February 23, 2018 at 7:08 am

    “The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career. ” – C. S. Lewis, Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis (2006) The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on […]

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