Notes from HJL:

I’m running short on recipes, so if you have a favorite that you would like to share with the rest of SurvivalBlog readers, please send it in to me. o o o Today we present another entry for Round 51 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $11,000+ 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 will be for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government …

Random Thoughts on Prepping, by Stymie

In the 1970s as a native Texan living in Houston, I was a listener and reader of Howard Ruff, and I was a devotee of Mel Tappan and Jeff Cooper. I subscribed to Mel Tappan’s Personal Survival and had two of his books– Survival Guns and Tappan on Survival. I even paid to talk to him about preps on the telephone. Then I journeyed to Oregon looking for a place and met the man. I was surprised to see him in a wheel chair, complete with a 45 strapped to the chair. I explained to him about a chapter in …

Letter Re: Clorox Changed Formula

Dear Hugh, It is the “splashless bleach” that is to blame. It is not sodium hypochlorite 8.25%, and if you look on the label you can see that it has a different active ingredient. Look for a “non-splashless” formula. The last one I bought a couple of months ago did say “Concentrated,” Clorox,” and “Regular” on the label. It whitens my sink like you wouldn’t believe! – Pat o o o Hugh, Regarding your questions about Clorox bleach, according to my Registered Sanitarian/microbiologist wife, for disinfecting Clorox Regular brand is the best. Avoid scented and splash proof products; they are …

Economics and Investing:

Market Continues To Purchase “All” Allocated Silver Eagles From U.S. Mint. The market is currently buying 70 Silver Eagles to every Gold Eagle. – Steve Items from The Economatrix: Richard Russell – World To Witness A Terrifying Hyperinflation China Starts To Make A Power Move Against The U.S. Dollar JPM To Lay Off 17,000 Mortgage Bankers In 2013 And 2014, Because The “Housing Recovery”

Clash in Ukraine:

Bank Run Full Frontal: Ukrainians Withdrew 7% Of All Deposits In Two Days – Cheryl N o o o B.B. sent in this 2 minute video: I Am a Ukrainian. It’s a one sided piece that is obviously propaganda for the resistance. Very well done though. o o o The Ukrainian Gun Owners Association is wanting to modify the Ukrainian constitution to provide protections similar to the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd amendment. – L.C.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Resistance 101: Why You Should Consider Ham Radio For Communications – Cheryl N o o o JWR Notes: LA Police Gear, a company that is best known for selling uniforms, boots, and field gear made in Mainland China has partly redeemed itself in my estimation, by expanding their offerings of U.S.-Made gear, in a separate set of web pages. This is essentially a catalog within a catalog. More companies should do likewise. o o o Sent in by P.H.: An Anti-Gun Surgeon General is A Bad Prescription o o o J.H. sent this in: California Couple Finds Gold Coins Worth …

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“For, whenever a question arises between the society at large and any magistrate vested with powers originally delegated by that society, it must be decided by the voice of the society itself: there is not upon earth any other tribunal to resort to.” – Sir William Blackstone, Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, Book I, Chapter 3, pp. 205-206