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

This is Why you Teach Your Kids Self Defense: Thugs Brutally Beat Innocent Teens

Earlier in the week, a group of kids were brutally attacked while hanging out at a boardwalk in Quincy, Massachusetts. The story received zero national coverage… The post This is Why you Teach Your Kids Self Defense: Thugs Brutally Beat Innocent Teens appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Survival Bug Cuisine: 4 Steps To Eating Insects

Insects are eaten in many parts of the world as a simple, everyday snack; sometimes as a delicacy. The practice of eating insects is referred to as entomophagy, and fair amounts of research has already been done to look at insects as a healthy alternative to the world’s heavy consumption of other protein sources such as beef. By Alex Coyne, a contributing author of Survival Cache & SHTFBlog.com Survivalists and food enthusiasts alike might be curious about trying their first bug – and be well aware of the fact that they might have to do so for necessity. Here’s more information about bug cuisine and why it matters… The Nutritional Value …

Stuck in the Woods: How to Truly Prep Your Homestead for a Natural Disaster

A natural disaster happens in any corner of the world with some or little warning. These situations are frightening, especially when you live in a rural region. When it comes to your homestead, you need to be prepared for almost any situation. Consider these top tips that truly prep your home in the event of a disaster. Stock up on SuppliesCanned food, water and batteries should be prioritized as your homestead stock. Disasters often cut off food and water supplies almost immediately. Be sure to have enough water for both drinking, cooking and cleaning. Nearby municipal supplies might be out of commission for several days, depending on the disaster’s extent. Always …

Surviving an active shooter event

“If you are to ever find yourself in the middle of an active shooter event, your survival may depend on whether or not you have a plan. The plan doesn’t have to be complicated. There are three things you could do that make a difference: Run. Hide. Fight.” RUN. When an active shooter is in your vicinity: If there is an escape path, attempt to evacuate. Evacuate whether others agree to or not. Leave your belongings behind. Help others escape if possible. Prevent others from entering the area. Call 9-1-1 when you are safe. HIDE. If an evacuation is not possible, find a place…

15 Bug Out Bag Essentials You Must Have

by Bethany Bug out bags are essential items for any survivalist. Deciding what to put in your bag can be difficult. Each person has different needs and requirements. You may have a large family, or you could be a single person, prepping for the future. A bug out bag is meant to carry items to allow you to survive for 72 to 96 hours when you evacuate due to emergencies. There is no right or wrong answer to the items you include! Some people have multiple bug out bags for different scenarios. You may have one particular scenario in your head, or you may want to be prepared …

Stacy Lyn Harris’ new book HARVEST

My mouth has been watering for Stacy’s new book ever since she told me she was writing it a few months ago.  HARVEST is finally out and I think it’s her best title yet.  With a freezer packed with wild meats from this year’s hunting season, HARVEST couldn’t have been released at a better time of year. Harvest has heart. The very nature of the book is coordinated around food that has families working together in order to bring them together. For Stacy Lyn, food is much more than sustenance, it is the medium through which familial ties are strengthened. The time and effort Stacy Lyn has put into cultivating and crafting recipes that will draw you back to the fond …

What the Fed Doesn’t Understand

As a subscriber, you already have my mailing address…so please pass it on to the Nobel Prize people. I’m sure you will want to do this – after you read this morning’s dirt-simple explanation of the “new Reality” that the Fed just don’t seem to be able to get its arms around. That, plus a discussion of the manic markets and the charts – the ones we don’t give out on the free site – plus coffee. ; What better kind of Saturday could there be? More for Subscribers ; ; ; ; ; ; ||| SUBSCRIBE … Continue reading → The post What the Fed Doesn’t Understand appeared

MSB Upgrade In Progress

Tweet From about 8 AM until Noon Central Time the MSB will be undergoing a back end upgrade.  During this time you will not have access and no new members can sign up. Once complete we will have a better … Continue reading →

Shoulder Dislocations

SHOULDER DISLOCATIONS Anterior shoulder dislocation accounts for 95-97% of cases Of all the joints in your body, the shoulder has the greatest range of motion. This flexibility comes at the cost of low joint stability. 50% of all major joint dislocations seen in U.S. emergency rooms involve the shoulder joint. A dislocation is an injury in which a bone is pulled out of its joint by some type of trauma. Dislocations commonly occur in shoulders, fingers, and elbows, but knees, ankles, and hips may also be affected.  The joint involved looks visibly abnormal and is unusable.  Bruising and pain often accompany the injury. If the …