Notes for Sunday – May 18, 2014:

18 May, 1825 was the birthday of Daniel B. Wesson, of Smith and Wesson fame. o o o SurvivalBlog reader Art reminds us that now is a perfect time to invest in AR-15 rifles, mags, and ammo. He is seeing rifles like S&W M&P Sport, Bushmaster, and more at $599 or less. .223 ammo is plentiful as well. JWR Adds: I concur. Stock up, while prices are advantageous. (Although I still consider the price of 5.56mm ball ammo still too high.) The real bargain these days is stripped AR-15 lower receivers, which can be had for around $49 each. If …

Multi-Purpose Power Solution For Laying Low Or Bugging Out, by T.G.H.

We live in an area known for food storage. I’m a real estate broker and am in and out of people’s homes all over happy valley. I have firsthand knowledge of who’s prepared and who’s not. Although many have buckets of grains and a few shelves of canned goods, the vast majority are not really prepared for a true disaster lending itself to long-term survival and recovery. Believe it or not, most couldn’t survive a prolonged power outage in the middle of winter. As the readers of this blog know, there is a lot more to it than a wheat …

Letter Re: Feeding Infants at TEOTWAWKI

Hugh, That was an outstanding article that was supported by facts and dispelled many myths. When I was in PA school, we had an entire lecture dedicated to learning the facts as this article has described. When I nursed my infant (for nine months), I had to fight against two guilt-driven grandmothers who believed I was harming my baby by not giving him formula, despite my medical background. Indeed, this article takes a sledgehammer to the consumer driven culture of formula feeding. I’d like to add that learning about the “techniques” involved in breastfeeding is best done pre-collapse. It’s not …

Economics and Investing:

What Food Inflation? – G.G. o o o Federal Reserve Gone Wild o o o Items from The Economatrix: Fed Laundering Treasury Purchases to Disguise What’s Happening-Paul Craig Roberts De-Dollarization: Russia Is On The Verge Of Dealing A Massive Blow To The Petrodollar U.S. Wholesale Prices Surge In April Why Surge In Wholesale Inflation Is Probably Bogus Rising Resource Costs Escalate Odds of Global Unrest

Odds ‘n Sods:

Texas officer who shot armed 93-year-old fired – G.S. o o o Homeland Security Raids Flea Markets While Ignoring Terrorist Threats. – B.L. o o o Not suprising when you realize that gun control is about people control. Gross hypocrisy: Brady Campaign head talks gun control with armed security – P.S. o o o Spying Is Meant to Crush Citizens’ Dissent, Not Catch Terrorists o o o No wartime paperwork? Tear down your home. – H.L.