March 2, 2024

January 22, 1879: In the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, a British garrison of 139 soldiers held off an estimated 4,000 Zulu warriors. Eleven Victoria Crosses and a number of other decorations were awarded to the defenders. The image above is a still from the well-known 1964 movie Zulu, that fairly accurately showed the Battle of Rorke’s Drift.

On January 22, 1944, Allied forces began landing at Anzio, Italy.

The 2005-2023 SurvivalBlog Archive USB sticks are selling very quickly. Many folks are ordering 2, 3, or more. One reader ordered ten sticks. Last week, I posted a list of the stick contents, including the voluminous bonus material that is not available online at the SurvivalBlog site. The supply of USB sticks is limited, so get your order in, soon! The tracking from the stick manufacturer shows that the bulk order of pre-loaded sticks is due to arrive at the home of the family that handles order fulfillment today, January 22nd. So I expect that we will begin mailing out your stick orders on Wednesday!  We’ve already received more than 730 orders for 1,125+ sticks, so it may take three weeks to clear that order backlog.

Please note that we only take orders through our automated ordering systems. There is an option there, to mail in a check, if you’d prefer. (Although that will slow delivery of your order for at least 10 days, for check clearance.) Also, please note: You really need to use a valid e-mail address when you place an order. We do not sell or share that information with anyone.  The ordering system can’t keep you updated on the status of your order without a valid e-mail address. If you want to have more privacy, then please get a throwaway e-mail address from any of the big providers, such as Gmail, StartMail, or ProtonMail. Thanks!. – JWR

Today’s feature article was written by our Field Gear Editor Tom Christianson.