August 26, 526, is the official anniversary of the invention of toilet paper by the Chinese. We celebrate this, though not because of its convenience. In fact, it has many shortcomings, some which are described within the articles and letters of SurvivalBlog. Our celebration of it is primarily because we now have an official metric of just how hard core of a prepper you are as well as a metric for just how economically unstable your country is.
August 26, 1946 was the official release date of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.”
Today we present a guest article by Jack Lawson. It is not eligible for judging in the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest because the author is a prize donor for the writing contest. (Jack kindly donates copies of his comprehensive two-volume book: The Civil Defense Manual.)
Round 96 of our writing contest ends on September 30th, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.