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August 11 Report: 20 Million COVID-19 Cases

Colorful masks are a common sight in much of the U.S. and Europe. COVID-19 is changing our behavior, and not always for the better.
Scenes from Chicago looting

August 10 Report: Widespread Looting in Chicago

In an orchestrated attack on downtown Chicago, a caravan of cars poured into the city and looted stores on Miracle Mile and other neighborhoods.
mask wearer

Coronavirus Report August 9: Five Million

The U.S hit 5 million cases of COVID-19 yesterday, meaning that about 1.6 percent of the population is known to have been infected.

August 8 Diary and Update: Firewood Follies

This weekend, we focused on how to obtain firewood at our new prepper property. We need the wood to heat the house and keep our electric bill low.
Ford F150

Prepper Diary August 6: Good News

My daughter texted me a picture of her boyfriend’s new Ford F150, and I was thinking, “Wow, about time he got a real vehicle.” ...
Food service employee wears a mask and shield

Coronavirus Report August 5: U.S. Cases Continue to Decline

The second wave of COVID-19 appears to be in retreat as cases decline and the curve drops from its mid-July peak.
Vaccine syringe and vial

Coronavirus Report August 4: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate

A safe and effective vaccine will be a step forward, but far from a victory march in the battle against COVID-19.
A view of the Appalachian Mountains from Tennessee. Photo by Joshua williams on Unsplash

August 3: Our First Step Towards Moving

We kicked off our move by renting a U-Haul and loading it with food and ammo. Dragging it up, over and around the mountains was a chore.
Social Distancing sticker telling people where to stand. Photo by Michael Marais on Unsplash

Coronavirus Report August 3: Global Growth Continues

While deaths and cases were down in the U.S., global cases of COVID-19 continue to expand.

Coronavirus Report August 2

Just a brief update today as we have no WiFi or cell signal, and I had to drive into town to get the latest...