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  • newPreparedness Notes for Tuesday — January 26, 2021
    January 26th, 1945 is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Army. Established in 1941 Auschwitz was a complex of three large camps and 40 smaller camps used for slave labor, unethical medical experiments, and monstrous killing…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Jan 21, 7:04am -
  • newWhy I’m Leaving Amazon — And How You Can Help Starve The Beast
    I’ll feel clean, once I’ve left the brown-tinged waters of the Amazon behind. Let me begin by explaining that I joined the Amazon Associates program in 2007. At that time, Amazon’s corporate management was already liberal, but their politics di…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Jan 21, 7:03am -
  • newSurvivalBlog’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 al…
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  • newThe Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” – Albert EinsteinThe post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on
    - 1 hour ago 26 Jan 21, 7:01am -
  • Preparedness Notes for Monday — January 25, 2021
    Today is the birthday of celebrated Scottish poet Robert “Bobby” Burns. He was born on January 25, 1759. — An USB stick update: There has been a technical glitch, because we have so much bonus material and almost 40,000 posts and columns lined…
    - 1 day ago 25 Jan 21, 7:05am -
  • Only One Gun?, by Pat Cascio
    I get a lot of questions asked of me, all the time, but many of them are really one in the same question, just phrased a little differently. Over my lifetime, I’ve been asked, literally hundreds of times: “What is your favorite gun…?” or, “…
    - 1 day ago 25 Jan 21, 7:04am -
  • Recipe of the Week: Chicken Hash
    The following recipe for chicken hash is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one…
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  • C Mon. Jan. 25 — IS
    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 he…
    - 1 day ago 25 Jan 21, 7:02am -
  • Preparedness Notes for Sunday — January 24, 2021
    January 24th is the birthday of René Barjavel (born 1911, died November 24, 1985). This prescient French science fiction author wrote several books with survivalist themes, including Ravage, which was titled Ashes, Ashes in its English translation.…
    - 2 days ago 24 Jan 21, 7:04am -
  • Pirate Radio for Sea and Land, by Tunnel Rabbit
    Editor’s Introductory Note: The following lengthy article is being posted in one piece, for the sake of continuity.  I recommend printing a hard copy for your radio reference binder. Note that some of the methods described are illegal outside of d…
    - 2 days ago 24 Jan 21, 7:03am -
  • JWR’s Meme Of The Week:
    The latest meme created by JWR:   To share this, you can find it here:   Meme Text: Among Joe Biden’s New Policy Initiatives: Free Smells An Extra Service, at No Additional ChargeThe post JWR’s Meme Of The Week: app…
    - 2 days ago 24 Jan 21, 7:02am -
  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a grea…
    - 2 days ago 24 Jan 21, 7:01am -
  • Preparedness Notes for Saturday — January 23, 2021
    On January 23rd, 1570, the first assassination by firearm occurred when James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray was shot in Linlithgow, Scotland.  January 23, 1855 was the birthday of John Moses Browning. He was the brilliant designer of dozens of guns,…
    - 3 days ago 23 Jan 21, 7:04am -
  • Keeper of The Fire, by PJGT
    This article is not about cutting wood, nor is it about the best chainsaw or other tools. It is about keeping the fire. About the life and warmth of a fire. If you are thinking about transitioning to wood fire heat, I’m hoping to help avoid some of…
    - 3 days ago 23 Jan 21, 7:03am -
  • Editors’ Prepping Progress
    To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from…
    - 3 days ago 23 Jan 21, 7:02am -


  • newBiden Ignores His Own Mask Mandate on First Day: “Bigger Issues to Worry About,” Says WH Press Secretary
    The hypocrisy and unequal treatment matters. Biden has consistently urged people to “mask up” and is calling on Americans to wear face coverings in public for the next 100 days.The post Biden Ignores His Own Mask Mandate on First Day: “Bigger…
    - 9 hours ago 25 Jan 21, 11:30pm -
  • newRudy Giuliani Sued by Dominion Voting Systems For Defamation
    Lawyer Rudy Giuliani is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for allegedly stating false voter fraud claims. Dominion is asking for $1.3 billion dollars for defamation. The post Rudy Giuliani Sued by Dominion Voting Systems For Defamation first ap…
    - 11 hours ago 25 Jan 21, 9:00pm -
  • newBiden’s Plan To Combat “Domestic Terrorism” Includes Stomping Those Who Want To Be Free
    Joe Biden has a plan to combat "domestic terrorism," or those who simply want to live freely without a master, ruler, or owner. In order to do so, he's going to crush whatever illusion of freedom people think they still have.The post Biden’s Plan…
    - 14 hours ago 25 Jan 21, 6:30pm -
  • newEurope Remains On Lockdown
    As the first month of 2021 approaches its end, COVID-19 restrictions remain in place across Europe. Yet, as Statista's Katharina Buchholz notes, reluctance to go into a full-fledged lockdown has some countries applying a hodgepodge of restrictions…
    - 16 hours ago 25 Jan 21, 4:00pm -
  • newHow The Fed Fails
    The Fed has a binary choice: preserve America's global hegemony or further enrich the billionaires. You can't have both.The post How The Fed Fails first appeared on SHTF Plan - When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You.
    - 19 hours ago 25 Jan 21, 1:30pm -
  • What Biden/Harris Will Do
    Paraphrasing the late Murray Rothbard, the "two-party" system in America during the twentieth century worked something like this: Democrats engineered the Great Leaps Forward, and Republicans consolidated the gains.The post What Biden/Harris Will Do…
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  • Biden’s Presidency Will Be A Catalyst For Secession – And Perhaps Civil War
    Over the past few months, I have written a handful of articles that discussed what would probably happen if Joe Biden actually entered the White House and launched his administration. My initial belief was that Trump would refuse to concede and that…
    - 3 days ago 23 Jan 21, 6:00pm -
  • The Agony Of Deceit
    Unfortunately, just about our entire society has become divorced from reality in recent years, and this has been on full display over the past couple of months.  We have witnessed a constant flood of lies from the left, and unfortunately we have als…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jan 21, 11:30pm -
  • Trust In MSM Is At An All Time Low & They Say It’s YOUR Fault
    Americans' trust in the mainstream has never been lower. But they aren't taking responsibility for the lies, propaganda, and misleading news reports, it is all our fault for using our own minds and our own discernment to logically understand what the…
    - 4 days ago 22 Jan 21, 6:30pm -
  • Meet the New Boss, Same as The Old Boss — Americans Get Fooled Again
    In what resembled a scene more akin to that of North Korea than the land of the free, the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden was sworn into office. Likely pleasing those in attendance, Trump put his name on a shortlist of former president…
    - 4 days ago 22 Jan 21, 1:30pm -

More Than Just Surviving

  • Lockdown Lucidity: A Prepper Perspective
    As this pandemic stretches to an unforeseeable conclusion, this felt like a good time to drop back in and give you lot an update on my own perspective as a jaded prepper. The current situation here in Portugal is, to put it bluntly, dire. We ha…
    - 2 days ago 24 Jan 21, 4:01pm -
  • Emergency Experience: Forest Fire on My Doorstep
    The interesting thing about forest fires is the powerlessness one feels when placed kissing distance from an inferno. I never really understood the underlying threat of forest fires until 3 days ago, but folks, I learnt that lesson pronto. Firs…
    - 19 Jul 20, 2:29pm -
  • Coronavirus: A (Realist) Prepper’s Perspective on the World Opening Up
    As the world unwinds our collective enforced isolation protocols, it’s good to take stock of the situation at hand and see where this will lead us. The reality is that the economy shutting down until a vaccine is discovered & mass inoculation…
    - 25 May 20, 2:51pm -
  • The Coronavirus Crisis Is Going to Upend Our World in a Way We Can’t Really Fathom
    Figured I was long overdue for an update. With lockdown still in effect, I have no longer have much of an excuse. Isolation is an odd word in our new reality. As a society we have never been so connected. The world is just a click away and it s…
    - 15 Apr 20, 7:15pm -
  • Will the Coronavirus Make Regular People More Prepper Minded?
    If there’s one thing that’s bothering me the absolute most about this pandemic, it’s the uncertainty. The fact that we don’t and can’t know when this will all blow over leaves me a little on edge. And yes, I know that Thomas & I will…
    - 8 Apr 20, 9:29am -
  • Come on Governments, of Course FOMO = Panic Buying; Can’t Stop Human Nature
    As this crisis continues unabated throughout our little blue planet, I find myself growing more and more irritated with the powers that be. Since I have been on lock down for what feels forever (you will understand soon enough America!), I want…
    - 23 Mar 20, 11:43am -
  • Coronavirus Stockpile Tips for Beginners & Why It’s Sensible to Worry
    As this shit show shows no respite, I figured this was a good time to discuss what the girl and I are doing in terms of preparing and what my thoughts are on this developing situation. Stockpiling 101 for Beginners Seems to me that as of a few…
    - 13 Mar 20, 8:24pm -
  • Debunking Coronavirus Myths – Yes, Some Are Completely Idiotic
    On the heels of my no-bullshit Coronavirus explanation article which I recommend you take a quick look at, I feel the need to clarify and debunk some of the nonsense I have seen over the past few weeks. Drinking X Will Kill the Coronavirus Drin…
    - 8 Mar 20, 12:52pm -
  • Coronavirus: A No-Bullshit Explanation of Where We Are Now
    This could get dicey folks. As of 26 minutes ago, we hit over 80,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus including a disturbing rise in a country adjacent to my own. The spread of this virus has shone a light on the darker impulses of our species fr…
    - 26 Feb 20, 11:19am -
  • Conversation time
    After so many years of blogging (admittedly, not so much recently), its interesting to sit back and muse about what MTJS represents and how the girl and I have evolved along the way, both as people and as content creators. MTJS was created as a…
    - 2 Feb 20, 1:22am -
  • Security Information Overload: From Panic to Apathy & the Remedy
    Security overload leads to apathy. How often do you hear a car alarm go off and roll your eyes hoping the owner would disable the blasted thing before the incoming headache comes a knocking? The primary objection I have to such systems is they…
    - 24 May 19, 12:30pm -
  • On Biased Blogger Reviews & Scribbling Opinions as If They’re Gospel
    Re-reading my past scribbles is always interesting to me, not because I am obsessed with my own written word, but rather because bloggers, by virtue of being given a platform to be highly opinionated, tend to ignore uncomfortable realities when…
    - 15 Apr 19, 5:35pm -
  • Real Talk, What Happened to MTJS
    Blogger burnout is a real thing. I have been scribbling reviews and sharing my thoughts with you all for quite a few years now. It seems it all started off as a way for me to talk about my love for Spydercos and evolved into a great community o…
    - 29 Dec 18, 2:58pm -
  • How Much Is Your Life Worth? SafeGuard Armor Ghost Bullet Proof Vest Review
    Before I get into the meat of this review, I want to structure this away from regurgitating specifications like every other review of this sort and instead spend it musing about what this product represents to so many people the world over. Bul…
    - 11 Oct 18, 11:08am -
  • It’s Strangely Satisfying That What I’ve Stockpiled Has Never Gone to Waste
    This is not exactly relevant to the epitome of prepping at all – I think it’s important to prep even if you end up with waste (though I think it’s good to minimize waste) because I think it’s important to be prepared in case worst-case…
    - 23 Sep 18, 2:34pm -
  • Hazard 4 Grayman Series Patrol Tactical Backpack Review
    Tactical backpacks are always a tricky proposition. Either they make you look like you just got off the set of Rambo or they are jam packed with performance compromises in an effort to pass as a normal pack. The Hazard 4 Grayman Patrol is one…
    - 19 Sep 18, 7:43pm -
  • Yes, We’ve Been AWOL; Here’s Why
    Long time no scribbles my friends. I have been AWOL as of late, but rest assured – we had a good reason! As some of you may have guessed, the girl and I have once again uprooted and made our home in a new country. Some of you may remember tha…
    - 17 Sep 18, 3:02pm -
  • Buy It Once: Everyday Carry Tools I’ve Bought to Last Me a Lifetime
    Like many of you, I got into this EDC obsessed lifestyle as a kid. I have always had an affinity for tools that serve a singular purpose, but have almost perverse levels of technology thrown into them. A knife is just a sharpened piece of steel…
    - 26 Jun 18, 3:08pm -
  • Now the UK is Banning Online Knife Sales – Here We Go Again
    It’s not enough for Canada to go off the deep end, the UK has to follow in suit. After all, it has to keep its edge in the battle for the most ridiculous ban legislation. In its latest bout of scheduled lunacy, our elected overlords passed a…
    - 14 May 18, 1:12pm -
  • Gerber MP600 Multi-Plier Bladeless Needle Nose Multitool Review
    Reviewing Leatherman-style multi-tools is always a tricky proposition. They are essentially pliers with extra tools tacked on as an afterthought and in the case of the Gerber MP600, I found myself struggling with the performance of the pliers (…
    - 11 Apr 18, 11:42am -

Blue Collar Prepping

  • newHomemade Beef Jerky
    One of the earliest methods of preserving meat was dehydration; archeologists have found remains of drying racks all over the world, and in practically every culture. Back then, the only reliable option for dehydrating meat was sunlight. In modern ti…
    - 6 hours ago 26 Jan 21, 2:13am -
  • Product Review: Wahl Color Pro Hair Clipper
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.My father is a career military officer, and so even though at 85 he has sparse, thin hair, he still goes to the barber shop once a month to get it trimmed... or at least he did, unt…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jan 21, 10:18pm -
  • Garden Planners
    Winter is when we spend more time inside and make plans for spring. Sitting in a warm house and thinking about being able to get outside more often is a common activity in northern parts of the country. One of the things that used to be common is sta…
    - 4 days ago 22 Jan 21, 5:03am -
  • Prudent Prepping: Charging Up
    The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping. I was asked off-blog about my choice of flashlights, recommended battery types, and what my choices were. That topic was cover…
    - 5 days ago 21 Jan 21, 12:10am -
  • Smoke Detector Basics
    It's time for a new smoke detector at my house, so lets go over the basics of what you want in a detector and where you want to put it. Lokidude
    - 6 days ago 20 Jan 21, 2:13am -
  • Raised Bed Gardening
    If you have a large amount of property it’s possible to put some of that land aside for cultivation of food crops. However, if you lack those large tracts of land, that might not be feasible. An alternate consideration is raised bed gardening. Rai…
    - 7 days ago 19 Jan 21, 12:45am -
  • The COVID-19 Vaccine Explained
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.This is an informative post, not a political post. If you're like me, you have some questions about the COVID-19 vaccination, such as:How can it work? I thought viruses mutated and…
    - 8 days ago 18 Jan 21, 12:52am -
  • Hyperinflation
    Depression is the loss of currency in circulation (such as when a stock market crash wipes out 20% of the money). Inflation is the loss of value of that currency already in circulation. Anyone who has paid bills for more than a few years or is on a…
    - 11 days ago 15 Jan 21, 1:49am -
  • Prudent Prepping: Battery Storage
    The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping. Due to Real Life interfering with my spare time, I had a longer than anticipated break from Blue Collar Prepping. Things have…
    - 13 days ago 13 Jan 21, 7:36pm -
  • Heating and Eating When the Lights Go Out
    A fascinating question was posed in the BCP Facebook group. At the least, it was fascinating to me, and based on the conversation there, it got the attention of a whole lot of other people as well. Paraphrasing, the question was "I have an all-electr…
    - 13 days ago 13 Jan 21, 5:49am -
  • Home Hot Water Canning: How To Do It
    Hello again. In this post, I’m going to talk about prepping your canning jars and lids, as well as walk you through the actual canning process.For this example I’m going to be processing tomatoes, a high acid food perfect for hot water canning. H…
    - 14 days ago 11 Jan 21, 10:17pm -
  • The ER Bag
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.Over the past few months, my 81 year old mother has had increasing pain in her hip and leg. Now, when I say pain, I don't mean discomfort; I mean PAIN, the kind where all she can do…
    - 17 days ago 9 Jan 21, 1:50am -
  • Diversity
    I know that the word “Diversity” has negative connotations is some circles, but it is a good concept for preppers to consider. I'm not talking about setting quotas on who you associate with; I'm thinking of a more basic concept of “not having…
    - 18 days ago 8 Jan 21, 1:19am -
  • Havalon Piranta
    When I broke down my hunting pack in December, I promised to talk more about my Havalon knife. Here goes!  Lokidude
    - 20 days ago 6 Jan 21, 2:20am -
  • Home Hot Water Canning: the Necessary Parts
    Hello! I'm David from the Assorted Calibers Podcast. Erin asked me to join this blog so that I could share my knowledge of prepping. Of course, back when I first got into this world, we were called survivalists and the media and Hollywood made fun o…
    - 21 days ago 4 Jan 21, 10:14pm -
  • Happy Holidays to You and Yours
    The Blue Collar Prepping staff are on vacation until January 4th. Be safe, have a merry holiday season, and hopefully Santa will leave some preps in your stockings!
    - 34 days ago 23 Dec 20, 12:42am -
  • Ballistic Armor: a Recommendation
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.When I was doing my Ballistic Armor series back in September, I mentioned that while I owned a set of 4401-SH-SC-L ceramic plates, I didn't know enough about them to feel good abou…
    - 38 days ago 19 Dec 20, 1:15am -
  • Diesel Treatment for Cold Weather
    Cold weather is finally here. When the temperatures drop to freezing or below, I start to see a lot of customers buying various treatments for their diesel vehicles and storage tanks. I took care of the company vehicles and storage tanks back in Octo…
    - 39 days ago 17 Dec 20, 8:27pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: Red Dot, part The Last
    The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping. This is the last in my series of "A Red Dot for a Red Shotgun", or at least the last until I'm able to actually shoot it at a…
    - 40 days ago 16 Dec 20, 9:40pm -
  • Breaking Down My Hunting Pack
    - 41 days ago 15 Dec 20, 10:53pm -
  • Check Your Six
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.Check your six is military jargon for "look behind you", and checking to see what might be coming up behind you is a good habit to cultivate as part of maintaining situational awar…
    - 44 days ago 13 Dec 20, 12:55am -
  • Slides and Logs
    I believe that learning the “old ways” of doing things has a place in prepping. Knowing how to do things without the aid of modern gadgets will give you more options for the serious SHTF scenarios, such as having to do without electricity anywher…
    - 46 days ago 11 Dec 20, 1:26am -
  • Prudent Prepping: Red Dot pt. 2
    The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping. In last week's blog post I glossed over the base and mount for the red dot sight I installed. I was asked elsewhere to give m…
    - 47 days ago 9 Dec 20, 9:47pm -
  • Pooping In The Cold
    Yes, I said it. Yes, I'm serious. Doing your business in the cold is a valuable life skill, and today I'm sharing it with you.While this video is about using outhouses in cold weather, the same principle applies in the woods; just find a log to sit o…
    - 48 days ago 9 Dec 20, 2:08am -
  • Product Review: the Luxe Bidet Neo 120
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.Just hang on a moment, Erin! I hear you saying. Why is a prepping site talking about a bidet?Do you remember the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of Spring 2020? That's why. I don't kno…
    - 51 days ago 5 Dec 20, 9:18pm -

Survival Medicine

  • Survival Medicine Podcast: New Antibiotics
    Survival Medicine Podcast: New AntibioticsIn this audio episode of the Survival Medicine Podcast, Dr. Joe Alton and Nurse Practitioner Amy Alton discuss the usefulness of certain aquatic antibiotics to the austere medic in long-term survival. With th…
    - 2 days ago 24 Jan 21, 4:24pm -
  • Labor and Delivery in Austere Settings
    Labor and Delivery in Austere SettingsPregnancy and childbirth are usually considered a blessing in modern times. Off the grid, however, the family medic/midwife will be thrown back to the 19th century, when childbirth was associated with a much high…
    - 3 days ago 23 Jan 21, 4:03pm -
  • Video Podcast?
    Video Podcast?After about 600 audio podcasts, Amy and I have decided to experiment with a video podcast on YouTube. We have no idea if this will turn out to be good enough to be a recurring feature, and humbly ask you to give us your opinion in the v…
    - 8 days ago 18 Jan 21, 7:23pm -
  • Video: Anemia
    Video: AnemiaIn survival settings, the strain of malnutrition, injuries, and other issues can cause the inadequate production or destruction of the red blood cells that carry oxygen to the body’s tissues and eliminated carbon dioxide. This conditio…
    - 10 days ago 16 Jan 21, 5:44pm -
  • Survival Medicine Podcast: Viral News, Myths
    Survival Medicine Podcast: Viral News, MythsCOVID-19 was supposed to peter out around now, but cases are peaking again, with 300,000 cases reported just on Jan. 8th. Is 2021 going to be just more of the same as 2020? With vaccines now available, can…
    - 15 days ago 11 Jan 21, 4:06pm -
  • Fall Injuries
    Fall InjuriesA few years ago, we certified as Advanced Wilderness Expedition Providers, and many of the training scenarios involved dealing with victims who were injured in falls. Whether you’re on a backcountry trail or in your own bathroom, a fa…
    - 19 days ago 6 Jan 21, 10:08pm -
  • Anemia
    AnemiaIn survival scenarios, there are plenty of occasions where the medic will encounter a group member suffering from anemia. Anemia is a condition in which you lack enough healthy red blood cells in your circulation. Red blood cells are what make…
    - 20 days ago 5 Jan 21, 11:30pm -
  • Video: Ivermectin for COVID-19?
    Video: Ivermectin for COVID-19?In this companion video to a recent article, medical preparedness advocate Dr. Joe Alton explores the potential of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin against COVID-19. This comes in the wake of Dr. Pierre Kory testifyin…
    - 28 days ago 29 Dec 20, 6:59pm -
  • Survival Medicine Podcast: Ivermectin, Winter Depression
    Survival Medicine Podcast: Ivermectin, Winter DepressionWe’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of my original article “A New Pneumonia”, where I wrote about a strange new virus that had sickened 60 people in a place called Wuhan, China. Th…
    - 33 days ago 24 Dec 20, 12:22am -
  • Ivermectin for COVID-19?
    Ivermectin for COVID-19?we’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of my original article “A New Pneumonia”, where I wrote about a strange new virus that had sickened 60 people in a place called Wuhan, China. That was Jan.7th, before anyone di…
    - 33 days ago 23 Dec 20, 8:39pm -