Preparedness Notes for Saturday – November 03, 2018

On November 3, 1903, Walker Evans, the American photographer best known for his portrayal of America during the Great Depression, was born. o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today features another entry for Round 79 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $11,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,095 … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – November 03, 2018 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

Make America Safe Again? Trump says border troops could hit 15K

President Trump said on Wednesday that he could send up to 15,000 U.S. military troops to the southern border to deal with the horde of mainly military-aged male migrants marching through Mexico to the United States. The post Make America Safe Again? Trump says border troops could hit 15K appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – October 13, 2018

On October 13, 1792, the cornerstone was laid for a presidential residence in the newly designated capital city of Washington. The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – October 13, 2018 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

Commercial Shipping Materials for Doomsday Bunkers

Many survivalists are turning to shipping containers to serve as their underground homes. While shipping containers are great for shipping, they may not make the best temporary living arrangements, especially if you plan to bury them underground. The post Commercial Shipping Materials for Doomsday Bunkers appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – October 06, 2018

October 6 is the birthday of Thor Heyerdahl. (Born 1914, died April 18, 2002.) Although his east-to-west theory of Pacific Ocean transmigration was later disproved by genetics studies, his many adventures were still remarkable. o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today features another entry for Round 79 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $11,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – October 06, 2018 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

Experts Warn, Terrorists could weaponize highly infectious diseases and use Planes to Spread

Earlier this month, during a two day period, four different international flights were stopped and quarantined after passengers reported flu-like symptoms. Experts warn, air travel is the most likely delivery system for a coming bio-terror attack. The post Experts Warn, Terrorists could weaponize highly infectious diseases and use Planes to Spread appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – September 22, 2018

September 22nd in the birthday of survivalist writer Joel Skousen. (Born, 1946.) Skousen authored the excellent books Strategic Relocation and The High Security Shelter – How to Implement a Multi-Purpose Safe Room in the Home The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – September 22, 2018 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

Presidential Alerts: FEMA to test emergency alert system next week

On Thursday, September 20, the federal government will be conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and people are losing their minds! The post Presidential Alerts: FEMA to test emergency alert system next week appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – September 15, 2018

On this day in 1944, the U.S. 1st Marine Division landed on the island of Peleliu, one of the Palau Islands in the Pacific, as part of a larger operation to provide support for Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who was preparing to invade the Philippines. Within one week of the invasion, the Marines lost 4,000 men. By the time it was all over, that number would surpass 9,000. The Japanese lost more than 13,000 men. Flamethrowers and bombs finally subdued the island for the Americans, but it all proved pointless. MacArthur invaded the Philippines without need of Army or Marine protection … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – September 15, 2018 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

Traveling the Country in an RV while still Working and Making a Living

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been profiling the RV lifestyle. We’ve talked to hundreds of different people about how they live and what life looks like out on the road; we’ve become so The post Traveling the Country in an RV while still Working and Making a Living appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – September 08, 2018

On September 8, 1565, the first permanent settlement in what would become the United States of America was formed. (St Augustine, Florida) o o o JRH Enterprises is having a sale on new White Phosphor Photonis AN/PVS-14s, with the base model Commercial Spec grade tube running as low as $2,495.00. The PVS-14 Photonis White Phosphor unit with the higher specification ECHO spec tube is also on sale. These are all new autogated White Phosphor tube units with warranty. Limited time sale, move quick! o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today features another entry for Round 78 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – September 08, 2018 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

CDC investigating multiple sick passengers on more flights with Passengers returning from Mecca

For the second day in a row, the CDC is investigating another set of sick passengers arriving in the U.S. via international flights. This time, Emergency crews responded to two separate international flights where passengers The post CDC investigating multiple sick passengers on more flights with Passengers returning from Mecca appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – September 01, 2018

September is Kilted to Kick Cancer Month. It was a wise move, not picking January. (Brrrr!) September is also National Preparedness Month. o o o Ready Made Resources is having a sale on their white phosphor, autogated, 3rd-gen AN/PVS-14 night vision monocular/scope. Prices start at $2785 and come with all the normal accessories. They are also offering financing for the purchase. o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest This has been another entry for Round 78 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $11,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – September 01, 2018 appeared first

Mass Shooting at Video Game Tournament In Jacksonville, Florida

Police say one suspect is ‘dead at the scene.’ Searches were ongoing for a possible second shooter. The post Mass Shooting at Video Game Tournament In Jacksonville, Florida appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – August 25, 2018

August 25th is a birthday shared by novelist Frederick Forsyth (born 1938) and late American humorist Patrick F. McManus (born 1933, died April 11, 2018.)  Forsyth was the author of The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil’s Alternative, and many others. McManus was born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, so his books could be classified as American Redoubt humor. His passing was sad news. He is greatly missed. – JWR The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – August 25, 2018 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

Guy Steals Passenger Jet at Seattle Airport

A man, possibly an Alaska Airlines Employee, hijacked an airplane from SeaTac International Airport and took it on an unauthorized flight, where it was chased down by F-15 fighter planes before it appears to have The post Guy Steals Passenger Jet at Seattle Airport appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – July 14, 2018

July 14th is the birthday of Colonel Einar A. Malmstrom. He was born in 1907 and died August 21, 1954 near Great Falls, Montana, in the crash of a T-33 jet. He was a decorated Air Force pilot, a Luft Stalag POW survivor, and test pilot. Malmstrom AFB was one of the settings for JWR’s novel Founders. (The base was named in his honor.) The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – July 14, 2018 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

Trump Pardons Oregon ranchers who inspired Showdown between Militia and Federal Government

President Donald Trump pardoned Oregon cattle ranchers Dwight Hammond and his son, who had both been targeted by the BLM & the federal government in a harassment campaign that lead to the 2016 occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge. The post Trump Pardons Oregon ranchers who inspired Showdown between Militia and Federal Government appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – July 07, 2018

July 7th, 1907 The birthday of Robert A. Heinlein. o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today features another entry for Round 77 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $11,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,095 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – July 07, 2018 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

Crazytown USA: Assault Victim Gets 18 months in Prison for Defending Himself!

A Bridgeport, Connecticut man who was assaulted by three black teenagers while he was at work at a Dunkin’ Donuts will have to spend 18 months in jail for stabbing one of the attackers. The post Crazytown USA: Assault Victim Gets 18 months in Prison for Defending Himself! appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – June 16, 2018

On June 16, 1896, the people of Japan awoke to find that many of their friends, neighbors, and family had perished in the night due to a tsunami. A disturbance in the Japan Trench resulted in an earthquake that reached 7.6 on the Richter scale. This caused a large displacement of water, which caused the tsunami to hit Japan about 20 minutes later. In some places, the wave may have reached up to 115 feet high. Entire villages along the coast were washed away. However, fishermen at sea and those living several miles inland had no idea that anything had … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – June 16, 2018 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

DISEASE X: Disastrous Strain of New H7N9 Bird Flu Kills over THIRD of those who Contract it.

Fears are growing over a new strain of bird flu that is killing 38% of the people who contract it. The post DISEASE X: Disastrous Strain of New H7N9 Bird Flu Kills over THIRD of those who Contract it. appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in Congo

A new outbreak of Ebola is hitting the northwest Democratic Republic of Congo. So far there have been 17 confirmed deaths in what local officials are calling a ‘public health emergency with international impact.’ The post New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in Congo appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – June 02, 2018

On June 2, 1774, Parliament renewed the quartering Act allowing British military to stay in private homes if necessary, completing the Coercive Acts. The Quartering Act, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Government Act, the Administration of Justice Act, and the Boston Port Act, were known as the Coercive Acts. These Acts were Parliament’s way of asserting their control over the colonists after the Boston Tea Party and were one of the main motivations for the 3rd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest This has been another entry for Round 77 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – June 02, 2018 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in Congo

A new outbreak of Ebola is hitting the northwest Democratic Republic of Congo. So far there have been 17 confirmed deaths in what local officials are calling a ‘public health emergency with international impact.’ The post New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in Congo appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – May 19, 2018

We are coming up on the end of Round 76 of the SurvivalBlog Non-Fiction Writing Contest. There is still time to get your article finished and submitted for these fantastic prizes! With over $11,000 worth of prizes, it could be well worth your time. If you’ve been putting it off, get it finished and sent it! o o o Richard Pipes, a historian of Russia and a Reagan aide, has died at age 94. He spent his entire academic career at harvard and is known for his work “Russia Under the Old Regime” published in 1974. His work with a … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – May 19, 2018 appeared

New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in Congo

A new outbreak of Ebola is hitting the northwest Democratic Republic of Congo. So far there have been 17 confirmed deaths in what local officials are calling a ‘public health emergency with international impact.’ The post New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in Congo appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – May 05, 2018

May 5th is the birthday of Pat Frank (1908-1964). This was the pen name of newspaper journalist Harry Hart Frank. His novel Alas, Babylon is a survivalist classic. His personal life was marred by alcoholism, but his writing is admired and still surprisingly popular today. (Alas, Babylon is still in print, after more than 50 years!) As an homage to Pat Frank, one of the settings in JWR’s novel Expatriates is Mt. Dora, Florida, which was fictionalized by Pat Frank as Fort Repose in Alas, Babylon. o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest This has been another entry for Round 76 … The post Preparedness

Vehicle Attack in Toronto – Nine people are dead, 16 Injured after Van Attack

Toronto Police have confirmed that nine people are dead and 16 more are are injured after a man purposely drove a rented Ryder van into pedestrians in the city’s Yonge and Finch area The post Vehicle Attack in Toronto – Nine people are dead, 16 Injured after Van Attack appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – April 21, 2018

April 21st is Aggie Muster Day, for all Texas A&M Corps of Cadets graduates. Aggie Muster celebrations/meetings are held as far away as Japan, Germany, and Afghanistan. I should mention that Jim’s grandfather (a U.S. Army Cavalry LTC) was an Aggie– something mentioned so often that everyone in his family felt like de facto Aggies, too. Other than the officers that matriculate though West Point, the four institutions that seem to have the greatest ongoing esprit de corps for graduates are Texas A&M, The Citadel, Norwich University, NMMI, and VMI. Jim felt almost obliged to include an