Notes from JWR:

November 24th marks the day that John Knox died, in 1572. (He was born in 1514.) AtheistAgendaPedia says: “Born near near Haddington Scotland. He was influenced by George Wishart, who was burned for heresy in 1546, and the following year Knox became the spokesman for the Reformation in Scotland. After imprisonment and exile in England and the European continent, in 1559 he returned to Scotland, where he supervised the preparation of the constitution and liturgy of the Reformed Church.” — Today we present another entry for Round 49 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $8,500+ worth of prizes for …

Consider The Little Things, by R.P.

I hope some of you know most of these things, but I’m sure most of you won’t know all of these things. I took a camping trip not too long ago where I made one of my favorite childhood camping dishes, the hobo dinner. I’m sure those of you who camp have had it a few times. Put some potatoes and veggies in some aluminum foil and throw it right on the fire. Easy enough. Tastes great. Don’t even need a plate. I, however, am not your average cook. I like to try new things, and I don’t eat plain …

Letter Re: Basic Mechanics Skills and Knowing Vehicular Limitations, Part 1

Dear Editor: While alloy wheels can have an alloy-to-steel corrosion issue, hitting them with a sledge hammer will probably damage the rim.I f you have an issue with a stuck rim, then just lower the flat with the nuts finger tight. If you do so, then he weight of the car will break the wheel lose with no damage. – Black Hat

Economics and Investing:

ECB Calling U.S. Out on Its QE Mistakes I heard about a bullion coin company that has launched a retail web site with competitive prices: Upstate Coin & Gold. They sell nationwide. Over at The Daily Bell: Bitcoin: Hoping for the Best After Bernanke’s Endorsement Items from The Economatrix: Warning – NSA To Oversee Individual Bank Accounts & Wealth  Fed Could Taper Even Without Strong Job Market U.S. Retail Sales Signal Rise In Demand; Inflation Tame

Odds ‘n Sods:

Reader M.K.P. spotted this: HydroBee wants to be your personal hydroelectric generator    o o o One down 1,000 to go: Pennsylvania town kicks out anti-gun mayor.    o o o Reader Frank X. wrote to make special mention of Mayville Engineering Company (MEC), the world’s largest consumer shotshell reloading machine making company. It is located in Mayville, Wisconsin.    o o o Norwegian army goes vegetarian… to fight global warming    o o o Reader James C. recommended this piece over at Apartment Prepper: Hiding your Emergency Supplies from Strangers

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

“And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.” – Luke 14:27-30 (KJV)