Just a quick Monday update as I try to recover from a stuffy head and other miscellaneous miseries that accompany this time of year.
Nature reminds us to be prepared. A monster storm is looming over the East Coast as Hurricane Sandy approaches land. On the other side of the country, Hawaii just got through a tsunami warning, which fortunately did not materialize, due to a huge earthquake off the Canadian coast. The impending East Coast storm predictably caused a mad rush to the stores for last minute emergency supplies.
What happened to Odd Questioner? If you’ve read this blog and other preparedness blogs for a while you would recognize frequent comments from “Odd Questioner” Then he disappeared for a while and what a surprise I got an email from him. He’d been “laying low for awhile, but the reason why is below:”
He recently released a book, available for free or for sale (or both).
The book, Beyond Collapse, by T Joseph Miller, is a complete guide to preparation and survival, but more importantly it is a long-term guide to forming and keeping a post-collapse community. It prints out to 8.5×11 inches, and has 430-some-odd pages in it.
The free version is here: (Please note, the free version is for personal use only and not for distribution. I recommend you print it out for future use.)
The paperback can be had here:
From what I have browsed so far, the book looks very thorough and well thought out. I am adding it to my reading list.
ParaVival Paracord Bracelet I received a paracord bracelet sample (pictured above) from ParaVival Gear. They specialize in all things paracord. As you can see from the photo, the bracelets are attractive; what you can’t see is they are softer and more flexible that some other paracord bracelets I’ve seen. In an emergency you can see exactly where you need to start unraveling. Check out Paravival.com, not only do they have neat paracord creations, they also have instructibles for the “do it yourselfers” in the group.
Prepper casting call with expert training opportunity. Do you want to be in a TV show, AND learn from an expert? Not a recommendation, just passing information along. Here’s what the they are looking for:
Seeking apocalypse believers for 2-day training course w/ an EXPERT PREPPER, to be filmed by Emmy-winning production company. Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 10/29 to be considered! If you believe that the end is near and are seeking a great opportunity to learn how to prepare, come join us for a 2-day course. The course (normally hundreds of dollars, in this case FREE) will consist of building shelter, procuring food and water, setting up camp, booby traps, learning defense, etc. All levels of expertise welcome. Course will take place for 2 days within November 8-11th (probably over the weekend), so please be available in that time frame. The course will be filmed by a major television production company, but will not air on television. So you must be open to being interviewed and filmed as you participate.
In order to apply, please contact email@example.com with:
-A clear photograph
-The type of apocalypse you believe will occur (global financial crisis, natural disaster, solar flare, plague, zombie attack, etc.)
-Your level of prepper expertise
-Why you want to participate
-A short bio about yourself
-Any video of yourself that you have
Survival Knife Infographic I like a good infographic so I had to share the following with you.
How to Choose the Perfect Survival Knife by Survival-Goods.com
Stay safe everyone!