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- Phil Paine

- Phil Paine

(Stahl 1945) Leave Her to Heaven (Ramis 1983) National Lampoon’s Vacation (Fuest 1971) The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Murphy 2020) Hollywood: Ep.1 ― Hooray for Hollywood (Johnson 2019) Knives Out (Flemyng 1965) Daleks’ Invasion of Earth: 2150 A.D. (Grierson 2013) Nowhere …

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- Phil Paine

25977. (Michael Moorcock & The Deep Fix) The New World Fair 25978. (Leopold Mozart) Concerto for Alpenhorn & Strings 25979. (Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks) 2000 and Thirteen 25980. (Weyes Blood) Titanic Rising 25981. (Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller …

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- Phil Paine

24295. (John Graunt) Natural and Political Observations Mentioned in a Following Index, and .  .  .  .  .  Made upon the Bills of Mortality [1662] 24296. (Thomas Piketty) Capital and Ideology 24297. (Noel B. Salazar) Anthropology and Anthropologists in Time …

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- Phil Paine

(Lamont 1953) Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (Nassour 1956) The Beast of Hollow Mountain [Mystery Science Theatre version] (Florey 1932) The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Olivera 1985) Wizards of the Lost Kingdom [Mystery Science Theatre version] (Clair 1945) …

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- Phil Paine

25951. (Susan Aglukark) This Child 25952. (Daniel François Auber) Rondo for Cello and Orchestra 25953. (T.A.T.U.) 200 KH/H in the Wrong Lane 25954. (Diana Krall) Love Scenes 25955. (Takashi Yoshimatsu) Prelude to the Celebration of Birds for Orchestra 25956. (Royz) …

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- Phil Paine

24281. (William Shakespeare) Sonnet #1 “From fairest creatures we desire increase” 24282. (Katherine Stewart) The Power Worshippers 24283. (Marc Lipsitch; David L. Swerdlow & Lyn Finelli) Defining the Epidemiology of .  .  .  .  .  Covid-19 [article] 24284. (Jorrit M. …

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- Phil Paine

  Afficionados of fantasy fiction are usually familiar with the collaborative works of L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt collectively known as the “Harold Shea stories,” written in the 1940s. Both these men were hard-nosed rationalists who enjoyed writing …

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- Phil Paine

When Olive Fredrickson published her autobiography in 1972, after a long and hard life in Canada’s wilderness, her chosen title, The Silence of the North, was instantly meaningful to anyone familiar with the hard and empty country north of the …

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- Daisy Luther

by Daisy Luther

Things can always change in the wild world of viruses, but currently, more than one hospital is reporting that the COVID-19 virus is “declining both in virulence … Read the rest

The post FINALLY Some Good News: Covid-19 Might Be “Declining…in Virulence and Infection Rate” appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

- Selco

by Selco Begovic

When highly organized force with a mission, resources, a plan, and the will go to finish a task usually there is no reasoning with that force, or … Read the rest

The post SELCO: Mob Mentality and the TRUTH About Protests appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

- Daisy Luther

Are you concerned about the violence and destruction spreading across the country? This weekend was filled with protests, riots, destruction, and violence. Many people were shocked when even their smaller … Read the rest

The post LIVE Webinar with Selco: Civil Unrest and Riots appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

- Daisy Luther

by Karen Morris

Some of you may know my story. For those of you who don’t, to put it succinctly, a great part of our preparedness journey as a family … Read the rest

The post RIOTS Are Coming to a City Near You: What You Need to Do RIGHT NOW appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

- Daisy Luther

by Daisy Luther

A shocking cell phone video has emerged from Minneapolis showing authorities ordering a group of women off their porch and shooting paint rounds at them when they … Read the rest

The post DPS Quietly Covers for Minneapolis PD, National Guard, After They Shoot Paint Rounds at Women on Their Porch appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

- Daisy Luther

by Daisy Luther

As the world seems to be on fire in countries across the planet, the threat of civil unrest and riots certainly feels like it’s increasing. People … Read the rest

The post How to Survive Riots and Civil Unrest appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

- Selco

by Selco Begovic

The pejorative term for police officers here is “dogs”. You have a different pejorative word for that.

I know a lot of “dogs”.

Dogs will pull you … Read the rest

The post SELCO: I’ve Seen Where This Leads. It Will Only Take ONE SPARK to Lead to Devastating Chaos appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

- Daisy Luther

by Daisy Luther

The only thing between several businesses and a bunch of people rioting is a couple of unnamed armed citizens.

As all hell breaks loose in Minneapolis over … Read the rest

The post As Minneapolis Burns, Armed Citizens Deter Rioters and Looters Without Firing a Shot appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

- Guest Contributor

By Diane Vukovic

This article was adapted from the book Disaster Preparedness for Women. The book covers the fundamentals of prepping in 52 clear-cut steps. Whether you are new Read the rest

The post Bugging Out with Babies and Toddlers appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

- Daisy Luther

by Daisy Luther

Masks have become a symbol of which “side” you’re on in the coronavirus debate in the United States and for some folks, whether you choose to wear … Read the rest

The post Masks vs. No-Masks: Is This The New Symbol of Tribalism? appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

- James Wesley Rawles

The 6th of June is remembered for both D-Day and for the birth of Dieudonné Joseph Saive (born 1899.) He was the designer of many well-known firearms including the Browning Hi-Power, the FN49 and co-designer (along with Ernest Vervier) of the very popular FN-FAL, which was issued to the militaries of more than 90 countries. Also on this day in 1949, George Orwell’s novel of a dystopian future, Nineteen Eighty-Four was published. The novel’s all-seeing leader, known as “Big Brother,” became a universal symbol for intrusive government and oppressive bureaucracy. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for …

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- SurvivalBlog Contributor

Editor’s Introductory Note:  The author has a Christian worldview, and many years of experience as a missionary. He applies these to his family preparedness. Whether you are a Christian or not, you will probably find this article useful. — Lot was Abraham’s brother. He is mentioned in Genesis 14-19. He also receives honorable mentions in the New Testament. The Holy Scriptures don’t even hide his failures or his sin. I love God’s Word because its is brutally honest. It’s like having a best friend tell you the good and the bad about our life. Lot’s life is an example of …

The post Relocation In Catastrophes – Part 1, by J. of T. appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

- James Wesley Rawles

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug out bag fine-tuning, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. Note that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy …

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- James Wesley Rawles

“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” – 1 Chronicles 12:32 (KJV)

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- James Wesley Rawles

On June 5, 1851, Harriet Beecher Stowe published the first installment of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in The National Era. She was the sister of firebrand abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher. — A reminder:  The SurvivalRealty Berkey Water Filter Giveaway will end with a drawing on Sunday, June 7th. So get your entries in, soon.  Note that there are ways to qualify for multiple chances to win this great stainless steel water filter. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 89 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: A gift certificate …

The post Preparedness Notes for Friday — June 5, 2020 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

- SurvivalBlog Contributor

(Continued from Part 2. This concludes the article.) V – The Bees Apis milifera is the Latin name we’ve given the bug we call the “Honeybee”. Not to be confused with the bumble bees, wood bees, sweat bees, and other pollinators we share this planet with. It is a specific breed and different than the other small bees you come across in your environment. It took me several years before I could visually discern the difference, and there are even differences within the types of honeybees. Much like dog breeding, it is becoming a whole additional avenue in the hobby. …

The post Introduction to Beekeeping – Part 3, by K. in Tennessee appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

- James Wesley Rawles

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 items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at small business owners choosing to not re-open. (See the Economy & Finance section.) Precious Metals: We’ll start out wit this news from Zero Hedge:  “The Largest Ever Physical Transfer Of Gold” o  o  o Arkadiusz Sieron: Will The Fed Trigger Inflation This Time, Boosting Gold? o  o  o Just …

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- James Wesley Rawles

“This before all else: be armed.” – Niccolo Machiavelli

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- James Wesley Rawles

This is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, in 1989. Also on this day, June 4th, in 1944 United States Navy Task Group 22.3 captured U-505, a German submarine and with it an intact Enigma cypher machine. This was the first time since the USS Peacock seized HMS Nautilus in 1815 that the USN had captured an enemy vessel at sea. The sub, reunited with its periscope a decade ago, is displayed at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 89 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. …

The post Preparedness Notes for Thursday — June 4, 2020 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

- SurvivalBlog Contributor

(Continued from Part 1. ) III – The Hive The Beehive is the home you provide for the bees. It is supposed to make your task of managing the hive easier, while giving the bees what they want for a home. This is where you show your mettle and what you have learned. If the bees don’t like your home, don’t worry, they’ll just leave! The signs are all there if you know how to read them (an experienced mentor can help immensely). There are several styles of hives out there. Top Bar and Langstroth hives are the most common …

The post Introduction to Beekeeping – Part 2, by K. in Tennessee appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

- James Wesley Rawles

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 look at how the current riots seem to be spinning out of control. WRSA Site Shut Down by WordPress The latest round of the censorship war:  On Tuesday afternoon, the Western Rifle …

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- James Wesley Rawles

“Dealing with reality is a condition of adulthood. We soon learn our choices in life are only rarely between good or bad, our real choices are commonly between bad or worse.” – Ol’ Remus, in his Yer Ol’ Woodpile Report

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- James Wesley Rawles

On June 3rd, 1539, Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain. June 3rd can also be considered the “birthday” of the U.S. Army. (It was established by Congress on June 3rd, 1784.) Also on this day, in 1911, actress Ellen Corby was born. She is often remembered for her role as Grandma Walton, in the television series The Waltons. — On Tuesday afternoon, I heard from a couple of readers that the Western Rifle Shooters Association (WRSA) web site had been shut down by WordPress — ostensibly for “content violations”. The WRSA site has always been outspokenly pro-2A. I …

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- SurvivalBlog Contributor

I – Introduction I started researching beekeeping as a hobby for several years before I got my first bees, mostly due to life’s circumstances. Once I settled down and had a piece of land to call home, I was able to get some bees and find it rather enjoyable. It’s quite unlike any other hobby, not the same as gardening, or NASCAR. Keeping wild animals in a wooden box isn’t for everyone. It has challenged me and I’ve learned a lot, and that’s what I find alluring – the more I learn about it, the less I know. Beekeeping has …

The post Introduction to Beekeeping – Part 1, by K. in Tennessee appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

- James Wesley Rawles

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. The focus is usually on emergency communications gear, bug out bag gear, books and movies–often with a tie-in to disaster preparedness, and links to “how to” self-sufficiency videos. There are also links to sources for both storage food and storage containers. You will also note an emphasis on history books and historical movies. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This week the focus is on Tiny Home, Shed, and Greenhouse Construction. (See the Books, Instructional Videos, and Gear & Grub …

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- FerFAL

  America is changing. The racial tension was already there and has been getting worse these last few years. Coronavirus added even more fuel, and the full economic impact of coronavirus plus the current civil unrest is still around the … Continue reading →

- FerFAL

ThruNite is making a flash sale on its official website: www.thrunite.com Use code “FS” at checkout to get: the all-new Desert Tan T1 for 35% off, the bundle of a T1 and a TC20 for 35% off, or a TC20 … Continue reading →

- FerFAL

If you STILL dont have a mask, here are a few options available in Amazon: 3M makes a solid product. These are not military grade, but its a quality full face mask and the filters are cheap and enough for … Continue reading →

- FerFAL

Little intro vid on the topic of radios for those that dont know the first thing about them and are interested in learning more. The Baofeng UV-5R is the classic starting point, but dont forget about CB radios, FRS/PMR radios … Continue reading →

- FerFAL

  Something Ive been asked several times these last couple days on Instagram (@ferfal308), which barrel length is best. 4″ vs 6″, is a 2″ snubby a good idea and so on. I try to answer that and look at … Continue reading →

- FerFAL

Get the gear you need while you still can! Mi books “Street Survival Skills” https://amzn.to/2KxdbHe “The Modern Survival Manual” https://amzn.to/2lX5TlB Follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ferfal308/ Listed Gear (or as close as it gets, 2nd best) Leatherman Charge Ti https://amzn.to/3ctJxhp M40 … Continue reading →

- FerFAL

Covid19 is exposing many weakness in people’s preps: A lack of certain supplies, masks and respirators but even food and ammo. Most of all, the poor physical preparedness of many, seriously overweight and in poor health, even the mental preparedness … Continue reading →

- FerFAL

Doing a DIY mask is a good idea if you have nothing else, and it does seem to provide a very acceptable level of protection according to some new studies, but whenever possible its always a good idea to have … Continue reading →