Notes from JWR:

For my readers in the northeast: I hope that you were ready for the big winter storm, which is dumping record snowfall. Please help your neighbors who didn’t plan ahead. — February 10th is the birthday of Zvi “Zvika” Greengold (born 1952), a Centurion tank commander who was one of Israel’s most notable heroes of the Yom Kippur War. He was awarded Israel’s highest decoration, the Medal of Valor. — Today we present another entry for Round 45 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: A.) Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good …

A Prepper’s Guide to EMP, by Chris C.

Those of us who frequent this web site, the prepper community, prepare for a host of potential crises that may befall our nation.  Some are more likely than others, but most share a common background when it comes to being prepared for them.  The event of an EMP strike, however, requires some very specific knowledge and safeguards.  This is a serious enough issue that a study was commissioned by congress several years ago, which found that the threat was real and that we were woefully unprepared. This essay will provide a brief description of the event itself with some supporting …

Letter Re: Dealing With Biting and Stinging Insects

Dear James, Those of us who live in the Southeast are constantly dealing with ticks and chiggers.  Sometimes the old-timers have the best ideas.  We were told that ticks and chiggers hate Vick’s VapoRub.  It really works!  Before getting dressed, rub the Vick’s VapoRub on the back of your knees, your ankles, and anywhere else you know they are going to go.   But we found there are two more things you need to do to repel ticks and chiggers.   1.  Wash your clothes in this recipe.  Most of the conventional laundry detergents, and fabric softeners have heavy perfumes.  Bugs …

Economics and Investing:

Chris Duane has expanded his Silver Bullet – Silver Shield video channel page. Check it out. Jim Rogers on Fed Easing? ‘This is going to end very very badly’ Items from The Economatrix: Nearly Half Of American Families Live On Edge Of Financial Ruin Why Gas Prices Are Rising Home Depot To Hire 80,000 For Spring

Odds ‘n Sods:

An interesting tidbit, useful for background checks: Decoding SSNs. OBTW, they should have done this research on “Hawaiian born” BHO, long before he ran for Senate.    o o o This new compact GPS tracking technology has some good and bad implications. Even scary implications.    o o o Bob G. recommended: Time for the Church to Act    o o o My dear mother suggested this harrowing video that was shot in 2011: A drive on the Norwegian coast on a stormy day.    o o o The Top 5 “Top 50 Lists of Prepper Web Sites”

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

“Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” – Ephesians 2:5-10 (KJV)