In its third year of operation, the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine Thresher (SSN-593) tragically went down 60 years ago today, with the loss of all hands: 129 men.

April 10, 1827 was the birthday of General Lew Wallace.

April 10th, 1796 was the birthday of James Jim Bowie, who died March 6th, 1836 at the Battle of the Alamo.

A reminder:  For anyone who is interested in investing in a recession-proof business, the Harvest Guard canning lids plastics company is being offered for sale.

Today’s feature article is a review written by the SurvivalBlog staff’s Field Gear Editor Tom Christianson.

I’m still recovering from my illness. Hopefully, I’ll be back to my full roster of regular posts tomorrow.  Thanks for your patience, folks. – JWR