PREPAREDNESS LESSONS FROM HISTORY

Lessons from History as applied to Preparedness

The Origin of Memorial Day

The Origin of Memorial Day

Honoring those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Do you know how and when the tradition of Memorial Day began?

What Lewis & Clark Took With Them on the Expedition

What Lewis & Clark Took With Them on the Expedition

Here is Meriwether Lewis' packing list for his expedition (1804) : ( source: https://www.monticello.org/ ) Being a survival & preparedness site, I thought it might be interesting to look at this. Maybe we can learn a thing or two from it? My opinion after the...

The Tree, The Blade Of Grass, And The Tow Rope

The Tree, The Blade Of Grass, And The Tow Rope

I have a 30 acre property, at least 2/3 of which is forested mostly with various Evergreen species along with lots of Birch, some Maple, and others. I have a long term plan which involves taking down a small fraction of these Evergreens to open up some new space for a...

Lets Save America

Lets Save America

This 4th of July, I ask this... "Are there similarities today with the tone that led up to the American Revolutionary War?" While it was a different time with different people and different power struggles, are there any underlying parallels? The American...

Martial Law: Could It Happen Here?

Martial Law: Could It Happen Here?

What is Martial Law? In strict dictionary terms, martial law is the suspension of civil authority and the imposition of military authority. They act as the police, as the courts, as the legislature. Martial law can be used by governments to enforce their rule over the...

Can You Even Imagine The Pioneer Family Surviving The Frontier?

Can You Even Imagine The Pioneer Family Surviving The Frontier?

If you're a homesteader or preparedness "lifestyler" (just invented that word 😉 ), can you even imagine the life of the American pioneer family? From their first arrival in Massachusetts in the 1600’s, early pioneer settlers pushed westward behind a constantly moving...

The Parable of the Little Brown Bird

The Parable of the Little Brown Bird

post by MSB reader, 'CaliRefugee'   The Parable of the Little Brown Bird that I tell to all new employees as they near the end of their orientation: There was a little brown bird that waited until November to fly south for the winter. This bird found a group to...

SILVER – Currency For Collapse

SILVER – Currency For Collapse

At the highest level, silver is used in industry, in jewelry, and as an investment (and/or wealth preservation). Together, these three categories represent more than 95 % of annual silver demand. Silver has been used as a medium of exchange dating back to the earliest...

What Your Grandmother Knew…

What Your Grandmother Knew…

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the computer age, and just things in general. The Grandmother replied,   Well, let me think a minute, I was born before...

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome! Marine Corps Culture Phrase

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome! Marine Corps Culture Phrase

Guest Article by Bogan The Marine Corps phrase " Improvise, Adapt, Overcome " can readily be applied to preparedness. When things don’t go as planned you can either shut down, or….   Improvise Improvise: It has been said by many commentators on military strategy...

What is The American Dream and is it Still Alive?

What is The American Dream and is it Still Alive?

We've all heard that 'saying', "The American dream". I remember hearing it when I was young. Now many decades later I wonder what it means today and how it has changed. I suspect that the notion of the American dream brings differing thoughts from various people. But...

Analogy Of The 20 Titanic Lifeboats

Analogy Of The 20 Titanic Lifeboats

The Titanic had just 20 lifeboats aboard when it sank April 15, 1912. From a preparedness standpoint, we can draw several practical parallels or analogies from the disaster of the Titanic - and your adherence to the lessons learned will put you in a better place of...

2 Weeks Without Electricity

2 Weeks Without Electricity

2 weeks without electricity? How many times throughout our modern history have natural disasters damaged the electrical grid infrastructure of a region? Lots! While it's not the normal circumstance, 2 weeks without electricity can certainly occur, and you can survive...

Have You Learned Anything From Reading Survival Novels?

Have You Learned Anything From Reading Survival Novels?

I do enjoy reading a survival novel now and again. There are some good reads out there, and I have taken away a number of tips, ideas, and lessons learned - having read them. It's kind of true in general that when you hear, see, or read from another perspective,...

Grandma Was A Prepper

Grandma Was A Prepper

  Guest article, by ‘NRP’ I have so many fond memories of “going to Grandma’s house” in my younger days, the warmth of the home, the smells of something baking, all of the flowers planted outside and those in vases inside. I remember the warm smile always on my...

The Grand Canyon Is Both Humbling And Inspiring

The Grand Canyon Is Both Humbling And Inspiring

(Grand Canyon at South Rim - larger image) The Grand Canyon is one of the Earth's most powerful, inspiring landscapes and overwhelms our senses when standing there at the rim. While a picture of the Grand Canyon might itself appear remarkable (I snapped the image...

How The Next Great Depression Will Be Different From The First

How The Next Great Depression Will Be Different From The First

If and when there is a 'next' Great Depression (some may argue that we've already entered the next one - although hidden from sight), the question is "How will it be different from the first?" The current labor force participation rate is somewhere around 62% in the...

A Shot Of Patriotism For The Good Old US of A

A Shot Of Patriotism For The Good Old US of A

Some of you may have already seen this recent video, but if you haven't, it's a good one... Artist Joe Everson sings the National Anthem as he paints a patriotic surprise before a Toledo Walleye hockey game. Wait for it... you'll 'get it' at the end...   Turn up...

Remember The Guy Who Would Not Take His Flag Pole Down?

Remember The Guy Who Would Not Take His Flag Pole Down?

Someone emailed this to me, and I just had to share it. It is a typical example of how we are being crushed under varying forms of tyrannical rule - at all levels of 'governance'. In this case, a HOA (home owners association). It is our duty as naturally free human...

What’s It Going To Take To Trigger The Next Civil War?

What’s It Going To Take To Trigger The Next Civil War?

I'm throwing this question out there for your discussion and opinion: What is it going to take - to trigger the next civil war? Note: I am NOT advocating a civil war. I am asking a question. With that said, here's more clarification:   Stop the Coming Civil War:...

Percentage Of Sociopath Politicians…

Percentage Of Sociopath Politicians…

Do people choose to go into politics because they feel an inner calling to civil duty? Do they enter the political arena to 'serve' the public? Or do people go into politics because of other reasons... an agenda perhaps, or a desire to control others, the enticement...