Reader KAF wrote: “I was most interested and thankful for the recipes in the articles discussing making your own laundry detergent. I also could not find the ingredient Washing Soda. After some searching, I discovered that it is Sodium Carbonate (aka Soda Ash). Here is a bulk supplier for the powder. They also sell Borax (aka Sodium Borate). I’ve ordered some and I can’t wait to try my hand at this lab experiment!
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Blacksheep sent this: Amazon Erases Orwell Books From Kindle. OBTW, let me know if your Kindle edition of “Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse“ ever disappears. (I’ll take that as a hint that I’ve been declared an “un-person.”)
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Mycroft mentioned that the show Survival School is available on Hulu.com. Here is a description: “Dehydration. Exhaustion. Starvation. Welcome to The Air Force S.E.R.E. program, one of the toughest training programs the U.S. military has to offer. Out of 500 potential applicants, only 47 Airmen actually get admitted to the program, and almost half of them won’t make the cut. These brave Airmen are about to embark on the toughest challenge they will ever face. They will learn some harsh lessons, push themselves to their limit and use their surroundings, all to help them be better Airmen and become masters of survival.”
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Some good news: The chronic shortage of ammunition and full capacity magazines seems to be abating. I just noticed that 44Mag.com now has both CMI mil-spec M14 magazines and DPMS AR-10 magazines back in stock. I strongly recommend buying what you need for each of your guns (and planned gun purchases) as soon as supplies become available. Quality magazines are a great hedge on inflation.