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Posted on 08/02/2009 7:09:20 PM PDT by appleseed
Somewhere West of the Rockies - -(AmmoLand.com)- AmmoLand.coms featured Gun Blogger of the Month, for August 2009, is the SurvivalBlog.com.
James Wesley, Rawles (JWR) is a survivalist author and lecturer. JWR is also the editor of www.SurvivalBlog.com.
Im also a former U.S. Army intelligence officer, and now work as a full-time blogger and freelance writer. This blog reflects my interests. Ive been an enthusiastic survivalist since my teenage years. I grew up in the Bomb Shelter era, and that mind set just never wore off says James Wesley, Rawles.
The first amazing thing about the SurvivalBlog.com is JWR has not missed a daily post to his blog for four years starting in 2005 and his blog is a vast reference of survival tips, how to articles, political discussions and detailed discussion on everything survival and preparedness related.
Q: What is your Blogs Official Name? A: www.SurvivalBlog.com
Q: What is your Name? A: Jim Rawles
Q: What is your Online Name that you may post under? A: Rawles (Such as at The FALFiles.)
Q: Where are you located? A: Somewhere West of the Rockies
Q: What is the point of view or purpose of your blog? A: To encourage preparedness
Q: How long has your Blog been active? A: Since September 2005. (It is posted daily, and Ive never missed a day.)
Q: What do you do for a living or is your blog a full time job? A: Im a full time blogger, but also a novelist
Q: Do you have a specific agenda or goal of your blog? A: To encourage preparedness and self-sufficiency.
Q: Do you have any other digital sites? A: www.rawles.to and www.SurvivalRealty.com
Q: What is one thing that you want your readers to know about you? A: If you like my blog, youll live my novel: Patriots:
Q: What was the best thing you did on your blog that go the most reaction from your readers? A: Published my List of lists, with family preparedness suggestions.
(The List of List Includes: Water List Food Storage List Food Preparation List Personal List First Aid /Minor Surgery List Nuke Defense List Biological Warfare Defense List Gardening List Hygiene List/Sanitation List Hunting/Fishing/Trapping List Power/Lighting/Batteries List Fuels List Firefighting List Tactical Living List Security-General Security-Firearms Communications/Monitoring List Tools List Sundries List Survival Bookshelf List Barter and Charity List)
Q: What was the worst thing you did on your blog that go the most reaction from your readers? A: I was 16 hours late posting SurvivalBlog one day, and some folks thought that I had died or had been kidnapped.
Q: You have a lot of written content on your blog. Do you write it all yourself or do you have help? A: It is a collaborative effort.
Q: Obviously since we are featuring you your blog is Pro gun? What do you think the outlook is for the future of gun rights in America? A: I think that the growing 10th Amendment movement and upcoming court decisions (that will expand on the Heller decision) will more firmly secure our RKBA. I also expect Vermont-style concealed carry (no permit required) will catch on in many western and southern states.
Q: What is your favorite firearm and why? A: I like the L1A1. It is the ultimate in reliability for the FAL family.
Q: What hunting or shooting sports hobbies do you have? A: Big game hunting, plinking, and steel challenge.
Q: Of the topics you cover what do you enjoy writing about the most? A: Worst case scenarios
Q: What things would you like to do or expand in your blog to in the future? A: As time permits, Id like to add educational video segments on self-sufficiency.
Q: What would you like to say to those that are anti gun or maybe just unsure of the purpose of guns in our society today? A: They should just read The Document, at face value. Its language is plain and clear!
Q: You have a lot of things going on besides SurvivalBlog.com, what other things can our reader look forward to seeing from you? My nonfiction book How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times will be released by Penguin Books in late September. Im also presently writing two sequels to my novel Patriots, which will be released in 2010 and 2011, by Simon & Schuster. Audio book version of several of my books are also now in the works.
Q: What parting remarks or comments you would like to make or promote? A: Get your Beans, Bullets, and Band-Aids together, folks! Time is short.
The SurvivalBlog.com has a great selection of articles. Check out Save Your Nickles, Survival Guns and Peak Oil.
Take some time and visit our friends at James at the SurvivalBlog.com
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The mormons have a very comprehensive survival list.
Come to think of it, the only thing that the LDS left off their list are booze, guns, and cigars.
My personal favorite....
Quite the resource, although I think the book would be easier to look through.
Say, what’s that little stove that uses those pellets for fuel?
I was going to bookmark the page but don’t remember doing it.
I have been to this blog tons of times, I sure would like to know where in his blog he published all those lists. Don’t suppose you know?
Where are his “lists” found on the web site?
It was quite a wake up call.
list of lists info here... (there might be more elsewhere)
Thenk you very much.
Everyone please keep Jim Rawles and family in your prayers. His wife is suffering from a terminal illness, according to a post she made on the site last week.
Oh no, that's just terrible; is she perhaps doing any better nowadays, have a different prognosis?
Linda Rawles passed away in November, I believe.
The only criticism I have about Survival Blog, is that their entire premise is to encourage people to GOOD at the first sign of trouble and head out into the woods to play urban commando.
For many of us, bugging out and abandoning a secure shelter with more than adequate supplies makes no sense at all. I’m sure many people wish they had had the foresight a decade ago to start devoting my every spare moment toward building a hideaway and stocking it with enough guns, ammo and MRE’s to support their own private militia. Unfortunately that is not an option for the majority of us, and many of us are prepared to stick it out and defend what we have.
That said, Survival Blog and others are absolutely invaluable resources for Preppers and private militia wanna-bes alike. They have given our small group here a number of fairly simple preparations to make just in case TEOTWAWKI finally arrives. But they are just a piece of the large puzzle that one has to work out in order to survive anything.
the rawles supported a school somewhere in Africa. When she passed, he asked well-wishers to make a donation to that school in her name and they did..I think it was over ten grand or so.
My #1 Son has created a static memorial page for my late wife, Linda ("The Memsahib"). This new page includes a link to the newly-established Linda Rawles Memorial Fund for her favorite charity, Anchor of Hope Charities. They are the main sponsor of the Anchor Institute, a Christian school and orphanage in rural Zambia. It is a very deserving charity, with hardly any overhead expenses. You can make a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or by check. My thanks to the more than 100 SurvivalBlog readers that have already sent contributions totaling nearly $4,825 to this worthy charity! May God Bless You."
I notice that freeper “appleseed” hasn’t made any postings since August, do you happen to know if “appleseed” is alright? (They apparently maintained a survivalist pinglist for quite some time, but no posts since months ago.)
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