Odds ‘n Sods:

By way of SHTF Daily: Bernanke fears economy will hit a brick wall

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I just heard that Gun Parts Guy (one of our loyal advertisers) now offers metric FN-FAL parts kits (sans receivers) complete with US Section 922(r) compliance parts, in a wide variety of configurations. FAL parts kits are getting scarce in the U.S., so stock up. When you order, please mention that you saw the kits mentioned in SurvivalBlog.

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More from Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Top Swiss banker attacks US lending standards as ‘unbelievable’

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

“The most important factor in the survival equation is you: Your physical health and your cast of mind–particularly the way in which you handle stress.” – Mel Tappan, Tappan on Survival