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The Survival Blog is the most popular Preparedness website on the Internet with more than 80 million unique visits since July 2005. “Since its launch in 2005, SurvivalBlog has been the Internet’s most popular daily blog on survival and preparedness topics.”<ref></ref>

It has the tag line of: “The Daily Web Log for Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times.”

It was founded by Conservative Christian Libertarian New York Times best-selling Survivalist author James Wesley Rawles of the American Redoubt (Idaho-Montana area - “Somewhere West of the Rockies”)

James Wesley, Rawles (“JWR”) is the most popular survivalist author (for both non-fiction and Survivalist fiction / dystopian fiction) according to both the New York Times and and is a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and technical writer. He is now a full-time novelist and part-time blogger and Survivalist retreat consultant. He founded SurvivalBlog in 2005, and now serves as Senior Editor. Day-to-day operation of the blog is handled by Hugh J. Latimer (“HJL”), their Managing Editor.

SurvivalBlog has created a very large virtual “patriot prepper” community of some of the most brilliant people in a wide variety of disciplines. Despite their differences, they all have an interest in preparedness and survivalism, which is of course naturally from a Conservative values - Traditional values - American values - Small town values - Family values perspective. There are very few liberals (particularly those of the Teacup Generation) interested in “being prepared” for any difficult times or circumstances. This is because most leftists erroneously hope they can rely on Big government-Welfare state-Nanny state (Obamunism: Income redistribution of ObamaCare-Social Security-FEMA) due their entitlement mentality indoctrination primarily from the Public school values - Professor values of the Public schools in the United States (Teachers' unions) and from the Hollywood values, San Francisco values and Fashion industry values propaganda machines of the Mainstream media and its liberal media elite.

Mr. Rawles is a Christian, and holds to Reformed doctrine / Reformed Churches denomination. His view of history is of the geographical determinist] school<ref>“1. (Sociology) social theory that human activity is determined by geographical conditions. Accessed December 5, 2014</ref><ref>Jared Diamond states “Many human phenomena and characteristics – such as behaviors, beliefs, economies, genes, incomes, life expectancies, and other things – are influenced both by geographic factors and by non-geographic factors. Geographic factors mean physical and biological factors tied to geographic location, including climate, the distributions of wild plant and animal species, soils, and topography.” Accessed December 5, 2014</ref> and his view of economics is of the fiscally conservative Austrian School of Economics. Politically, Mr. Rawles is a Constitutionalist Christian libertarian. All of these have shaped his views on preparedness and thus most of the news and articles on his 1,441 pages worth of in-depth articles<ref>SurvivalBlog Archive DVD 2005-2013. The complete archive DVD of all of the SurvivalBlog posts from 2005 to 2013 contains 1,441 pages worth of in-depth articles. The files on this DVD are fully keyword searchable, and are provided in both HTML and PDF. Effectively, it emulates SurvivalBlog offline, on your PC. After it is uncompressed, it will be 2.3 GB. - Accessed December 5, 2014.</ref> are from this perspective.

Survivalist Subject areas include (in no particular order)

Survival Blog tends to use a lot of acronyms. If any of them are unfamiliar, please consult the Survivalist Glossary.

Strong Advocate of Conservapedia over Wikipedia

The Survival Blog is a staunch advocate of Conservapedia and Mr. Rawles links to it where possible, doing his best to avoid what frequently calls the ”LiberalPropagandaPedia.“

To quote him, “As I’ve mentioned before, Wikipedia’s editors have strong leftist and statist biases. This is evidenced by the way that they selectively delete content and gradually push the Point of View (POV) of articles to match their world views. According a SurvivalBlog reader in Switzerland, the following section was deleted from Wikipedia by members of an anti-gun Wikipedia cabal on August 14, 2013. (It had been part of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns article). Never mentioned in the Wikipedia article was the fact that there are charges pending against at least seven other members of their “crime fighting” organization: Marcus Hook Mayor James ‘Jay’ Schiliro - the “furnishing alcohol to a minor” charge was just dropped on a technicality, but he still faces misdemeanor charges of official oppression, recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint and false imprisonment, in a bizarre incident where he tried to force a young man to have homosexual relations, at gunpoint.)”<ref>156

January 5, 2015 Embarrassing Truths: An Example of Why You Shouldn’t Trust Wikipedia</ref>, <ref name=schiliroscandal>


2400 Words Quotes Authorized from Works

In general (for non-Conservapedia editors), Rawles, founder/owner of The Survival Blog, has suggested 800 words seems to be a reasonable and commonplace Fair Use except/quoting amount for Fair Use (See Important Fair Use Provisos). However, for editors of Conservapedia, on December 30, 2014, he made a special authorization of 3 times that quantity saying “You are certainly welcome to use up to three quotes of 800 words each, in any of your wiki articles.”

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