Notes from JWR:

The docudrama “American Blackout” will air for the first time on the National Geographic Channel, Sunday October 27, 2013 at 9 p.m.. FWIW, I believe that their casualty estimates for the first 10 days are overoptimistically low. — Today is the birthday of President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. (Born 1858, died January 6, 1919.) — Today we present another entry for Round 49 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $8,500+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A.) Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course. (A $1,195 value.) B.) A course certificate …

Your Two Foot Bugout, by The Virginian

For most of human history, people have traveled by foot or by beast.  People have walked great distances over trade routes, over Roman roads, caravan routes, the Appalachian Trail and the Bering Straits to name a few. Do not forget that your core bug out vehicle is your own two feet. So much emphasis in the prepper community is placed on fantasy vehicles, tricked out 4×4 SUVs, retrofitted military vehicles, campers, trailers, the list goes on. I call these fantasy vehicles not to insult those that have invested their future in them, but because for many people living paycheck to …

Letter Re: Constructing In-House Caches

Captain Rawles, In response to the excellent article regarding hidden wall caches I have some feedback. I work in the tiling industry for an unnamed mid-south distributor. As a distributor for Schluter Systems I have sold many of this kit for installers / homeowners to use for concealed access panels. Schluter Rema is the trade name. They come in quite handy for whirlpool tubs wherein access is required for frequent pump maintenance. I have sold many of these and have had no complaints. Best wishes, – Matt in Ohio

Economics and Investing:

Citi forecasts Greek devastation, unstoppable debt spirals in Italy and Portugal Reader Susan R. suggested this news: Seattle uses eminent domain to turn a parking lot into a parking lot Items from The Economatrix: Man Who Predicted Surge In Gold Says Rally Just Beginning Chaos Now Ready To Explode As The West Begins To Collapse The Growing Rift With Saudi Arabia Threatens To Severely Damage The Petrodollar

Odds ‘n Sods:

Cheryl spotted this, over at Mac Slavo’s great site: They Will Smell Your Food From Miles Away…    o o o Tim R. sent: Taking a stand against real-life ‘Terminators’    o o o H.L. sent: Free and feral humans    o o o M.B. sent a link to something that sounds like it came from a novel I once read wrote: Sultan Of Brunei Introduces Sharia Law    o o o An interesting legal development: The Truth About SIG SAUER’s AR-15 Pistol Arm Brace