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January 19th is the birthday of General Robert E. Lee. — This is also is the birthday of the late Carla Emery (born 1939, died October 11, 2005). She is well known in self-sufficiency circles as the author of The Encyclopedia of Country Living. (This book was re-released in a 40th Anniversary edition.) — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present...

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By TheNewsDoctors On Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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Cold Weather Considerations – Part 6, by JM

Editor’s Note: This is the concluding installment in this article series. Firearms No article on prepping would be complete without some discussion on firearms, and using them in winter conditions can present...

By TheNewsDoctors On Saturday, January 18th, 2020
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Preparedness Notes for Saturday — January 18, 2020

Kevin Costner, who starred in Open Range, was born on this day in 1955. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 86 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The more than...

By TheNewsDoctors On Saturday, January 18th, 2020
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Cold Weather Considerations – Part 5, by JM

(Continued from Part 4.) Water Staying hydrated when performing any strenuous activity in the winter is critical, since dehydration can cause you a whole host of problems. One big issue is that dehydration can reduce...

By TheNewsDoctors On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Preparedness Notes for Friday — January 17, 2020

On this day in 1994 the 6.7 magnitude Northridge Earthquake struck Los Angeles. It caused about $20 billion in damage and killed 61 people. — On Jan. 17, 1920 the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution...

By TheNewsDoctors On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Cold Weather Considerations – Part 4, by JM

(Continued from Part 4.) Sleeping Once you’ve got your shelter set up you’ll probably want to get some sleep. You need to start with ensuring you’re as insulated from the cold ground as possible. Earlier I...

By TheNewsDoctors On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Economics & Investing For Preppers

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...

By TheNewsDoctors On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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The Worst Way to Grow your Email List — And What You Should Do Instead

“Double your list overnight!” “Automatically add 1,500 subscribers to your email list in a matter of minutes!” “Tired of waiting for subscribers to come along?? We have just what...

By TheNewsDoctors On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Preparedness Notes for Thursday — January 16, 2020

The Space Shuttle Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 16th, 2003. STS-107 would explode on re-entry 15 days later, killing all seven of the crew members on board. SurvivalBlog salutes...

By TheNewsDoctors On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Cold Weather Considerations – Part 3, by JM

(Continued from Part 2.) Now you need to think about keeping your core warm, which is critical since that’s what your hypothalamus will focus on keeping warm if you start to get cold. No big surprise – start...