Notes from HJL:

Today we present another entry for Round 50 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $9,700+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course (a $1,195 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate … Continue reading

Two Letters Re: Building a Backyard Water Treatment Plant, by J.S.M.

Dear Sir: Regarding “Building a Backyard Water Treatment Plant, by J.S.M.“, I wanted to comment on a couple of errors I saw in the last section on treating surface water with alum. I once worked for a manufacturer of aluminum sulfate and was involved in several trials at municipal water … Continue reading

Letter Re: Tactical Solutions for Preppers, by The Grunt

Dear Editor, In Tactical Solutions for Preppers, by The Grunt I note “The Grunt” makes no analysis of his enemy. I think his tactical solutions are fine if facing a disorganized mob bent on looting. The proposed solutions are passive and do not address the patrolling that will be necessary … Continue reading

Economics and Investing:

Video: 0% is the Highest Interest Rate the U.S. Economy can Afford – D.D. 2019 U.S. Army budget would eliminate 100,000 Troops – T. An interesting development as many of the emerging markets are faltering simultaneous with one of China’s largest holidays: China’s Central Bank Announces Halt of Cash Transfers … Continue reading

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“To speak of collapse, peak oil, demise, downturns, economic depression, or unraveling is anathema, because it rattles the rice paper-thin bulwarks we have constructed around darkness and death.” – Carolyn Baker, Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times

Six Letters Re: Myths About Income Inequality

Hello Gentlemen, I am as capitalistic as they come and have spent the entirety of my life as the son of a self-employed concrete contractor, then owning and running several of my own businesses. Some of us though are questioning the huge profits rolling out of some of the Wall … Continue reading