Notes from HJL:

Don’t forget to send me that article you’ve been putting off. There are over $11,000 in prizes that need your attention! See our contest page for details on the requirements to be eligible for those fantastic prizes. I am also still waiting to hear back from several whom I requested changes in your articles. o o o The new website has been updated with new credentials PDFs that are easier to print. Thanks for your patience. o o o Make sure to visit Camping Survival’s Mountain House sale this week. Hop on over to their site and check out …

How To Choose A Bug Out Bike, by B.B.

Many of us plan to use bicycles for transportation during TEOTWAWKI, or we’ll use them as bug out vehicles in the event that roadways are snarled. The need to take the bike off-road will necessitate that you have mountain bikes. Not only are mountain bikes best suited for off-road travel, they have the ability to pull a light trailer. In addition, the rider sits a little more upright on a mountain bike than on a road bike. This gives the rider a wider range of vision to look for threats, as well as giving the ability to wear a backpack …

Letter Re: First Aid Kits

HJL, On the subject of first aid kits, a great item to have in the kit is an emergency manual, such as “Mosby’s Outdoor Emergency First Aid Manual.” The book is spiral bound and indexed to common injuries. You need to update the CPR instructions– rescue breaths are out; only chest compressions are in. To get the proper number of compressions, try humming “Another one bites the dust” by Queen or “Staying Alive” by the Beegees. EMTs and nurses carry pocket manuals all the time. In a stress-filled situation you don’t want to rely on an adrenaline soaked brain to …

Economics and Investing:

U.S. Exports A Record Amount Of Gold To Hong Kong In January – S.T. o o o This will have an impact on all sovereign debts. A person can read between the lines and see why the U.S. would have an interest in backing Argentina. Argentina Asks Supreme Court to Protect It From ‘Vulture’ Hedge Fund – E.B. o o o Items from The Economatrix: How Washington Spends Your Taxes Number Of Middle Age Californians Living With Their Parents Soars Collapse Of Western Ponzi Scheme To Send Gold Skyrocketing Billionaire Warns: Yellen Collapse ‘Will Be Unlike Any Other’

Odds ‘n Sods:

More on the ridiculous militarization of civilian police: Obama’s Civilian Police Army Now Includes Officers in Military-Style Grass Camouflage (Video) – B.B. o o o UF student, officer’s daughter calls out Alachua County Sheriff’s Office . That thin blue line again. – D.E. o o o Finally! Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? To Be Released Sept. 12 o o o Apparently working at a Subway in Chicago is synonymous with working at an all-night quick-mart. Bulletproof Subways A Sign Of Violent Times?. – P.S. o o o How Drugs Used to Cure Are Actually Harming You.

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government that is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. “ – James Madison