Preparedness Notes for Thursday — May 14, 2020

On May 14, 1804: The Lewis and Clark expedition set out from St. Louis for the Pacific Coast. — We are pleased to welcome aboard our newest advertiser, Perpetual Assets. They offer both precious metals and cryptocurrencies, and ways to jump out of one asset and into another, very quickly and easily. And for the long haul, they also can help you set up an customized IRA that holds precious metals and/or cryptos.  I’ve often said that it is wise to diversify, folks. Perpetual Assets can help you do so, with a very low markup. If you do business with …




100 Days of Final Preparations – Part 1, by Elli O.

I’m writing this as a stand-alone article。 However, if you would like to read more about our journey through the world of preparedness and our homestead, please see my previous article in the SurvivalBlog archives for November 26-27, 2019。 As a follow-up I am writing this to explain what we have done just in the past 100 days and how the global pandemic and possible near-future economical collapse has impacted us and our preparations。 100 DAYS OF FINAL PREPARATIONS For as long as I can remember, I have always had a mindset of preparedness, partly because of my background as …




The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we report the death of Cecile Rol-Tanguy. RIP to French Resistance Heroine Cecile Rol-Tanguy Simon sent us this: French Resistance hero Cecile Rol-Tanguy dies at age 101. How Did Ancient People Preserve Foods? …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Most local banknotes in Somaliland are only worth pennies, so a brick of money is usually needed to buy a meal of camel hump or goat meat. The whole process of exchanging notes is gloriously exotic. In the dusty local market in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, rows of currency traders set up stalls on the side of the road with money they value by weight. Some traders have hundreds of kilos of notes ready to swap for pound sterling, US dollars or euros, with barrow-boy helpers moving the money around on two wheels or in the back of a …