January 19th is the birthday of the late Carla Emery (born 1939, died October 11, 2005)

She is well known in self-sufficency circles as the author of The Encyclopedia of Country Living. (This book re-released in a 40th Anniversary edition.)

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SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today features another entry for Round 74 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $11,000 worth of prizes for this round include:

First Prize:
A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public.
A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,095 value),
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Kevin Costner, who starred in Open Range, was born on this day in 1955.

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Are you concerned about your storage of calcium hypochlorate to generate chlorine for water purification? Is it eating through your containers and/or destroying all metals nearby? What you need is a chlorine generator instead. With this product, all you need to store is plain, uniodized table salt and you can have chlorine on demand. It works on the same principle that salt water swimming pool filters work on so it’s proven technology. We’ve tried quite a few different models here at the Latimer household and the one we keep coming back to is the MSR SE200 Community Chlorine Maker. Its use is so simple that a child can make chlorine with it and all you need is a 12 VDC power source like a car … Continue reading →

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