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Preparedness Notes for Saturday — July 6, 2024

Today is the 30th anniversary of the 1994 Storm King Mountain wildfire that took the lives of 14 firefighters. Weather changes, resulting in 45 mph wind gusts, caused a modest wildfire to erupt into a blazing inferno, which threatened homes in and around the town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Firefighters from around the country were called to assist in fighting this wildfire. We will never forget the young men and women who lost their lives battling this fire:

Prineville, Oregon Hotshots: Kathi Beck, Tamera Bickett, Scott Blecha, Levi Brinkley, Douglas Dunbar, Terri Hagen, Bonnie Holtby, Rob Johnson, Jon Kelso

Missoula Montana Smokejumper: Don Mackey

McCall, Idaho Smokejumpers: Roger Roth, Jim Thrash

Grand Junction, Colorado Helitack firefighters: Robert Browning, Jr., Richard Tyler

On July  6, 1189, Richard the Lionheart was crowned King of England, upon the death of King Henry II.

And on July 6, 1630 Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus II landed at Peenemunde.

Today’s feature article is a guest piece that was first published by WorldNet Daily (WND).

We are in need of entries for Round 113 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. More than $900,000 worth of prizes have been awarded since we started running this contest. In 2023, we polled blog readers, asking for suggested article topics. Refer to that poll if you haven’t yet chosen an article topic. Round 113 ends on July 31st, 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.

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