I finally got the chance to go see the movie “I Am Legend“. A friend who is not preparedness- minded went with me and he commented that he found the film terrifying only because it seemed plausible. He said that unlike “Resident Evil” which seemed like an unrealistic video game to him, “I Am Legend” was genuinely frightening. This leads me to believe that the film might encourage some erstwhile sheeple to get prepared. My friend did mention that if he was in Dr. Neville’s position he would have dynamited and bulldozed all of the buildings in a three block radius to clear fields of fire.
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Matt in Texas suggested this must-read piece economics article: Enter 2008: The System Breaks. Matt’s comment: “This article by Jim Willie is an 11 on a scale of 1-to-10 for the ‘Sphincter Quotient'”.
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Ready Made Resources has reduced the prices on the new photovoltaic (PV) power product in their line. For those of us that can’t afford a full-blown PV system, they sell the Brunton Solarport –a 4.4 watt compact folding PV panel designed to charge electronics like cell phones, digital cameras, GPS receivers, and PDAs via a USB port, as well as charging batteries for radios and flashlights, with and included charging tray. It come with a 20″ extendable power cable with a modular adapter plug. Up to three units can be linked together for more current output. See the Ready Made Resources web site for complete specifications. The price is now under $110 each!
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The Memsahib has been receiving seed catalogs in the mail ever since Christmas. Seems like those catalogs are arriving earlier and earlier every year.