Welcome to another Monday Musings where we share blog updates and interesting links.
First our blog updates…
If you read Apartment Prepper via Google Reader Please note Google has announced that as of on July 1, 2013, they will be retiring Google Reader.
I read my favorite sites via Google Reader as well, and usually click from there. We will have to find another reader to get our latest postings, or subscribe via email. I will let you know if I find a new one.
Spring reading and review list. I’ve got several lined up, in no particular order:
Meals in a Jar by Julie Languille
The Home Distiller’s Workbook by Jeff King
The Mini Farming Guide to Composting by Brett L. Markham
SAS Guide to Desert Survival by Barry Davies
On the item review list are is the Mobile Washer which I will soon be testing, and a new Chicken Fajita MRE from mealkitsupply.com
Giveaway at LPC Survival. Our sponsor, LPC Survival is having a great giveaway, with 3 days left to enter, so join now Hum-less 5 watt portable solar panel giveaway
I’ve only got a few links this week so here goes.
You’ll be on your own It’s Official – L.A. Officials Say : Prep For Two Weeks On Your Own
They need to stop this. Proposed Texas law calls for allowing vaccination of children without parental consent
This is what happens during a bank panic. Osborne vows to protect Britain’s armed forces in Cyprus as cash machines are EMPTIED and 60,000 British savers face losing millions in 10% bank account tax
Cyprus seems so far away, but you never know. It may not happen here, but it is prudent to have enough cash at home for your short term needs such as food, gasoline, medicines just in case.
Lights Out will soon be a movie. I got an email announcing plans to make Lights Out into a movie. From the press release:
DAVID CRAWFORD’S REVOLUTIONARY INTERNET BEST-SELLER “LIGHTS OUT” TO BECOME A FEATURE FILM
PRODUCED BY REEL EQUITY FUNDING & ATLANTA’S BUG-OUT BAG PRODUCTIONS,
DIRECTED BY THE BROTHERS YOUNG
Action-Packed, Post- Apocalyptic Prepper Novel Has Been
Downloaded Over Three Million Times
Indiegogo.com Crowdfunding Campaign Launches Today at
www.indiegogo.com/projects/lights-out-saga / www.lightsoutsaga.com
March 18, 2013 – ATLANTA – David Crawford’s wildly-successful, action-packed, post-apocalyptic novel LIGHTS OUT (lightsoutthebook.com) will soon become a feature film executive produced by Reel Equity Funding, Inc. (REF) and Atlanta-based Bug-Out Bag Productions (bugoutbagproductions.com). Downloaded over three million times, the novel has been championed by America’s growing “prepper” and 2nd Amendment Rights communities. The Brothers Young will direct the film, with pre-production and casting to start immediately in Atlanta. REF and Bug-Out Bag Productions recently wrapped production on feature film “Remnants,” with Tom Sizemore.
LIGHTS OUT’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign (indiegogo.com/projects/lights-out-saga) launches today, with a set goal of $175,000 for production costs. In exchange for contributions, the filmmakers and supporters 5.11 Tactical, Noveske Shooting Team, AR15.com, Airsoft Extreme, and Mystery Ranch are providing perks such as personal thank you’s; Limited Edition DVDs; 5.11 Tactical Rush 12 Backpacks; and special mentions in the film credits just to name a few. In addition, for the first 48 hours of the campaign, all contributors who donate $50 or more will receive a limited edition Challenge Coin (after that, the Coin is only reserved for Legend Level donors). The campaign runs through April 21.
In the tradition of “The Walking Dead,” the film LIGHTS OUT examines how a group of everyday middle-class Americans copes with a worldwide disaster that takes down the nation’s electrical grid, flips all technology off, and throws the country into a harrowing, fend-for-yourself downward spiral – as currently anticipated by preppers and planned for by the CDC, FEMA, and others. The story focuses on suburban accountant, karate instructor, and hunting enthusiast Mark Turner, who must find the strength within to unite his family, friends, and neighbors if any of them are to survive the harsh reality of life as the veneer of civilization strips away.
Take care and have a great week everyone!