Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — May 29, 2024
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by James Wesley Rawles
55m ago
On May 29, 1999, Discovery became the first space shuttle to dock with the International Space Station. — On May 29th, 1660 — his 30th birthday — Charles II returned to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth came to an end. — The summit of Mount Everest was reached by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. — The Sporter Sale Continues!  All of the sporterized rifles in my inventory are on sale, at Elk Creek Company. By request from several readers, I’ve extended this sale for a week, to end on Friday, … The post Preparedness Notes for W ..read more
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Christian Manliness and the Collapse – Part 2, by Dr. Joseph
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by SurvivalBlog Contributor
55m ago
(Continued from Part 1. This concludes the article.) The Philosophy of Manliness Let us start with a reference to one of the few righteous feminists, Camille Paglia. In her book Sexual Personae [11], she distinguishes between the Apollonian male principle of order and civilization, and the Dionysian female principle of nature = chaos. As she says, “[c]ulture and civilization are created by men in an attempt to control that force.” We see this clearly in the feminist attack upon male “logic,” and the savage postmodernist assault upon scientific rationality. Yet, as she observes, “if civilizatio ..read more
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SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets
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by James Wesley Rawles
55m ago
This weekly Snippets column is a collection of short items: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — What can happen if you park under an overpass during a tornado. o  o  o Here is a new Sharp Pointy Things instructional video from SurvivalBlog’s Editor-at-Large, Mike Williamson: Short Swords. o  o  o SaraSue sent this snippet: “I decided to not write in detail about ..read more
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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
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by James Wesley Rawles
55m ago
“As there is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it, so reasonable arguments, challenges to magnanimity, and appeals to sympathy or justice, are folly when we are dealing with human crocodiles and boa-constrictors.” – William James The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com ..read more
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Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — May 28, 2024
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by James Wesley Rawles
1d ago
Beginning May 28, 1942, 1,800 Czechs were murdered by the Nazis in retaliation for the resistance killing of Obergruppenführer (SS General) Heydrich. — On May 28, 585 BC, a solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians at war with the Medes leads to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates in early history are calculated. — May 28, 1754, the Battle of Jumonville Glen. Forces led by George Washington killed French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville. — On May 28, 1900, Paul Kruger, President of the Boer Republic of South … The post Prep ..read more
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Christian Manliness and the Collapse – Part 1, by Dr. Josephseph
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by SurvivalBlog Contributor
1d ago
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. Proverbs 22:3 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 5:8 Blessed be the Lord my rock who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle. Psalms 144:1 In this article, I am completing my previous arguments regarding martial virtue via melee weapons in a WROL, TEOTWAWKI, Mad Max scenario, through detailing the manly qualities need for survival in such times. [1] The evidence … The post Christian ..read more
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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
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by James Wesley Rawles
1d ago
“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.” –  Pat Miller, in his book Willfully Ignorant The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com ..read more
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Preparedness Notes for Monday — May 27, 2024
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by James Wesley Rawles
2d ago
On May 27, 1905, the Japanese fleet destroyed the Russian East Sea fleet in the Battle of Tsushima, the only decisive clash between modern steel battleships in history. — Today, Memorial Day, is a day of solemn remembrance in the U.S. of the many who have given their all for our freedoms. We always thank those who are serving in our military and their families who have also made sacrifices, but today most of all we want to honor those who gave their lives. — The Sporter Sale Continues!  All of the remaining sporterized rifles in my inventory are on … The post Preparedness Notes for Monday ..read more
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Champion Handle-Rod, by Thomas Christianson
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by Thomas Christianson
2d ago
From time to time, days of hunger come. Sometimes they come for an individual, sometimes for a family, and sometimes for pretty much everyone at once. Money is short, food is expensive, and it is difficult to keep properly fed. During hungry days, fishing may offer a welcome way to add valuable protein to the daily diet. Even during days of prosperity, many people find fishing to be a fun and relaxing pursuit. So in good days and in bad, whether providing protein or lowering your blood pressure, fishing may be good for your health. Some excellent items of fishing … The post Champion Handle-Rod ..read more
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Recipe of the Week: Simple Breakfast Sausage-Style Mini-Burgers
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by James Wesley Rawles
2d ago
The following recipe for Simple Beef Breakfast Sausage-Style Mini-Burgers is from Avalanche Lily. Ingredients 2 pounds of extra lean ground hamburger beef. Salt, to taste 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves (or half that amount, if dry) 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves (or half that amount, if dry) 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional) for pan 2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional) Directions Mix the spices well. Sprinkle the spices on and thoroughly mix them into the hamburger and maple syrup (if used). Form into quite small burgers ..read more
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