A news story of interest to preppers in the Midwest: What to do with all the sandbags? There might be an opportunity later this summer to get hundreds of sandbags that were never contaminated by sewage, free for the asking. (Well, that is, if you are willing to empty them and haul them yourself.)
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Frequent contributor Jack B. found this article: “Darkest Future” for US Commercial Aviation? My comment: It may very well be that the US commercial aviation sector was significantly over-built, based on cheap and plentiful JP-4. Now that those days are gone, it is likely that more than half of the commercial air carriers will go out of business, and the only a fraction of the currently-available flights will be operated, and some air routes will be entirely abandoned. coincidentally, I also predict that the economy of Nevada will be hardest hit of all states, since it is so heavily depended on out-of-state tourism. Since most of those tourist other drive long distances, or fly in to Nevada, the handwriting is on the wall. Nevada’s casinos were already under pressure from the advent of big, splashy Indian Tribal casinos that are more convenient for Californians. Some of those tribal casinos now feature big name entertainers. Sell your Bally’s stock!
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A reminder that the Survival Secrets SAS BBC documentary that I mentioned last year is still available for free download. It has a surprising amount of detail on small unit tactics, hand/arm signals, and field “kit”.
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“Wolf” suggested an article by the ever-cheery Ambrose Evans-Pritchard on a nascent mass inflation (an ugly wage-price spiral): Barclays warns of a financial storm as Federal Reserve’s credibility crumble