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

Dick’s Destroying Black AR-15 Inventory instead of Selling or Returning back to Manufacturers

Dick’s Sporting Goods is Literally Destroying its AR-15 Inventory Instead of Selling it or returning it Back to Manufacturers The post Dick’s Destroying Black AR-15 Inventory instead of Selling or Returning back to Manufacturers appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – April 14, 2018

Today marks the birthday of actor Adrien Brody (born 1973). He played te lead role in The Pianist. o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today features another entry for Round 76 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 … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – April 14, 2018 appeared first on

U.S. emergency alert systems not secure, researchers find

A vulnerability affecting emergency alert systems throughout the United States, supplied by ATI Systems, could be exploited remotely via radio frequencies to activate emergency sirens and trigger false alarms. The post U.S. emergency alert systems not secure, researchers find appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – April 07, 2018

April 7th is the birthday of Colonel Bob Denard (born 1929, died October 13, 2007). He had an amazing life as a mercenary, including four attempted coups in the Comoros. o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today features another entry for Round 76 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 … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – April 07, 2018 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

Drug-Resistant Nightmare bacteria seen in 27 states, CDC reports

According to a new report from the CDC over 220 cases of a new breed of ‘nightmare bacteria’ with new or rare antibiotic-resistant genes, have been found in 27 states. The post Drug-Resistant Nightmare bacteria seen in 27 states, CDC reports appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – March 10, 2018

On March 10, 1910, China officially ended slavery. But unofficially, China now has one of the world’s largest slave populations. These are mostly political prisoners, working in prison factories. Sadly, there is no way of reliably knowing whether or not most of the “Made In China” merchandise that you buy might originate from these prisons. 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 include: First Prize: A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar … The post Preparedness Notes

Dick’s Sporting Goods will stop selling BLACK Rifles

Dick’s Sporting Goods has announced they will stop selling so-called assault-style rifles — in other words, they will no longer sell guns that are Black and Look Scary… #BlackGunsMatter? The post Dick’s Sporting Goods will stop selling BLACK Rifles appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – February 24, 2018

On February 24, 1840, former President John Quincy Adams began to argue the Amistad case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. A practicing lawyer, member of the House of Representatives, and son of America’s second president who was an avowed abolitionist. Though John Quincy Adams downplayed his abolitionist stance, he also viewed the practice as contrary to the nation’s core principles of freedom and equality. In the arguments, Adams attacked Van Buren’s abuse of executive power. In a dramatic moment, Adams faced the judges, pointed to a copy of the Declaration of Independence hanging on the courtroom wall, and … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – February 24, 2018 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

Government at Every Level Failed to Stop Florida School Shooting, But they want you to Give Up Your Guns and Trust Them

We have learned that governments from the local and state level all the way up to the federal government had multiple chances to stop the shooting but instead choose to do nothing. Now they want to take away your right to legally defend yourself in the face of this type of attack. The post Government at Every Level Failed to Stop Florida School Shooting, But they want you to Give Up Your Guns and Trust Them appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – February 17, 2018

February 16th is the anniversary of U.S. Lieutenant Stephen Decatur’s “Most daring act of the age” as British Admiral Horatio Nelson called it. The Muslim pirates from the Barbary states – Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripolitania, had been leading raids against U.S. flagged ships, stealing the cargo and ransoming the crew back to the U.S. at exorbitant price. After two years of minor raids, President Thomas Jefferson ordered U.S. navy vessels to the Mediterranean Sea to engage them. Sadly, the U.S. frigate Philadelphia ran aground near Tripoli and was captured. On February 16th, 1804, Lt. Decatur led an expeditionary force into Tripoli harbor to destroy the captured American Vessel before it could be used to the Tripolitan advantage. …

Destruction of America: U.S. Army recruits ‘not strong enough to throw grenades,’ Military drops requirement to accommodate snowflakes.

Thanks to our Liberal P.C. Culture, the newest generation of Army recruits are ‘entitled, undisciplined & not strong enough to throw grenades.’ according to the head of the US Army Center of Initial Military Training. The post Destruction of America: U.S. Army recruits ‘not strong enough to throw grenades,’ Military drops requirement to accommodate snowflakes. appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – February 10, 2018

February 10th is the birthday of Zvi Zvika Greengold (born 1952), a Centurion tank commander who was one of Israel’s most notable heroes of the Yom Kippur War. He was awarded the Medal of Valor. 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 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), …

OFFGRID Survival Shirts now Available on Amazon

OFFGRID Survival Shirts are now Available for sale on Amazon.com The post OFFGRID Survival Shirts now Available on Amazon appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – January 20, 2018

Today is the birthday of Congressman Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794) o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today features another entry for Round 74 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…

SCOTTeVEST CEO, who markets jackets to preppers, Says customers are ‘Gullible and Fucking Idiots’

Scott Jordan, Founder and CEO of the shitty clothing company SCOTTeVEST just showed his downright disdain for his customers in a facebook post where he called his customers “Gullible” and “F*cking Idiots”. The post SCOTTeVEST CEO, who markets jackets to preppers, Says customers are ‘Gullible and Fucking Idiots’ appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – August 26, 2017

August 26, 526, is the official anniversary of the invention of toilet paper by the Chinese. We celebrate this, though not because of its convenience. In fact, it has many shortcomings, some which are described within the articles and letters of SurvivalBlog. Our celebration of it is primarily because we now have an official metric of just how hard core of a prepper you are as well as a metric for just how economically unstable your country is. August 26, 1946 is also the official release date of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” Thanks for reading, check out SurvivalBlog.com for more news! The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday