COVID-19: Personal observations over the past couple of days

I continue to believe that the current “panic stations” response by many to the threat posed by the coronavirus epidemic is overblown.  Nevertheless, practical preparations are in order for most of us:  and the evidence that they’re needed is growing.  Here are just a few things I’ve personally observed over the past couple of days. Stocks of some China-sourced products are getting low, and stores are unable to tell me when they’ll receive new stocks.  Example:  I was in Sams Club yesterday morning, and heard a couple complain that the automotive department couldn’t supply a battery to fit their car. 

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Preparedness book proposal – what do you think?

Last week I reviewed Selco Begovic’s new book. At the time, I concluded: As a matter of fact, Selco’s book has got me wondering whether I shouldn’t write one of my own, about the lessons learned in SHTF situations in the many and varied circumstances in which I’ve found myself over the years.  I must think about that. Many of you left comments or sent e-mails to say that I should, indeed, write that book:  so I’ll add it to my plans for this year.  I’d like to get your input on how it should be structured, and what it should

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