Three Letters Re: Hunkering Down or Storing Gear in a Commercial Building

Hello Jim: After doing Industrial Security in some of the roughest English Industrial Towns, we found that “moating” vulnerable doors and walls against heavy equipment traffic was a great help in preventing the equipment from prizing open doors, or more simply being run backwards through the doors and walls. The floors at the man doors and protected vehicle doors had a two foot deep by three-to-four foot wide ditch dug and a light weight (two inch in many cases) concrete topping poured over an infill of mostly styrofoam bead. When we needed to bridge in with heavy gear we used …

Letter Re: The Value of Sprouting

Mr. Rawles, In addition to seeds for a garden, anyone can produce fresh healthy and extremely nutritious sprouts on a kitchen counter with nothing more than a couple of plastic ice-cream containers. They can provide a real respite from canned veggies while you’re waiting for the crops to mature and year-round fresh greens. I sprout the common mung beans (think Chinese cooking) but I also do lentils, various peas and beans and (if I could get it) I would do alfalfa and clover. You can also make a respectable salad in your kitchen with a tray of mesclun seeds, grown …

Economics and Investing:

SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large Michael Z. Williamson sent us a link to an interactive unemployment map. OBTW, speaking of Mike, I just heard that his recent sci-fi novel “Better to Beg Forgiveness…” is now out in paperback! (Be forewarned that this is not a children’s book!) D.S. flagged this from US News & World Reports: How to Handle Your Job and Finances If There’s a (Yikes!) Depression Signs of the times, courtesy of FloridaGuy: Stark, Ohio’s hottest job: Janitor – Over 700 applications for one slot. Holding a layoff-proof, low-paying civil servant job may become the source of envy, as …

Odds ‘n Sods:

Adam W. suggested this bit of preparedness humor from Germany: Urban Camouflage    o o o Dale B. found this: How safe is your safe deposit box? And speaking of bank boxes, Dale also found in the UK’s Sun newspaper: £2.5bn safety deposit box raid    o o o Ben in Nevada spotted a good deal on Blackheart AR-15 magazines.    o o o Edward K. mentioned a piece over at the Alpha Rubicon site on how to make cloth maps for G.O.O.D. purposes.

Quote of the Day:

“By this we have come to know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives in behalf of our brothers. But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother having need, and shuts off his compassion towards him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.” – 1 John 3:16-18