Dixon Gun Show brings out enthusiasts

DIXON — The smell of cooking chicken wafted through the air Sunday as the second annual Dixon Gun Show wrapped up its two-day event. Organizers John and Nicole Arabia expanded the show this year to three buildings, along with a food court outside on …

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I have added this segment “Documentation and Planning” to the Level 1 (Basic) Prepping & Preparedness series. Prepping & Preparedness Level 1 Why? Because it’s not only helpful but it’s important to plan. Documentation will also serve as a reference source for useful information and actionable items.   Planning for Preparedness In previous segments we talked about food & water, kits, First Aid, dealing without electricity, cash on hand, seasonal issues, safety & security, consumable supplies and gear. It’s one thing to read or talk. It’s another to “do”. Level 1 preparedness is easy. That said, most everything is easier

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Hello Hugh,

As I write this, the Thomas Fire is still ravaging Ventura County, California. Three lessons need to be taken away:

Gather your own intel,
Be ready to go if it gets close, even if the threat seems remote; and,
Live miles away from brushy or forested areas at risk of fire.

This gives people more time to evacuate with more of their possessions, or at least have better comfort about the fire. The more information that is available allows people to make better decisions in real time, rather than wait until the water is so high they need to crawl on the roof.

I believe that many more members of the public could have been informed and evacuated their homes with more than the clothes on their backs if the fire fighters communicated early concerns about the foothills of Ventura being threatened hours before it happened. It’s not … Continue reading →

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods: – SurvivalBlog.com

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 “HJL”. The socialist utopia of Venezuela makes the news again over the black market from prescription drugs due to shortages.

California Fires

Wildfires raging across Southern California have shut down major commuter arteries, suspended movie filming, wiped out more than $3 billion of market value and are threatening some of the sates lucrative crops in addition to destroying homes. Ventura County, home to a third of California’s Avocado has seen tens of thousands of acres burned and the states citrus growers have been affected as well. Apparently the reason Edison’s stock has taken a hit is the suspicion that its power lines may be to blame for some of the blazes and it will bear … Continue reading →

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December 9th, 1914 is the birthday of Maximo Guillermo “Max” Manus. He was one of the few Norwegians who had the testicular fortitude to put his life on the line, fighting the Nazi occupiers. (There surely would have been more active resistance fighters, but fearing widespread reprisal executions by the Germans, King H7 asked the civilian populace to stand down.) Max Manus passed away in 1996. I would have liked to have met him. His exploits are fairly accurately shown in the movie Max Manus: Man of War.

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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 … Continue reading →

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The Editors’ Preps for the Week – SurvivalBlog.com

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. Steadily, we work on meeting our prepping goals. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities. They also often share their planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, property improvements, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready!


Dear SurvivalBlog Readers:
It was another fairly quiet week here at the Rawles Ranch. With some cold weather in the forecast, it was time to drain the pipes in our Bunk House. When I constructed the building, I planned ahead … Continue reading →

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