Notes for Thursday – June 12, 2014

As I am going back through our past postings, cleaning them up after the move, I have noticed a distinct lack of articles dealing with the sharpening of tools. If you are so inclined and have the skills, that might be a good article. I’m interested in all kinds of sharpening, from manual to machine. o o o In case you are looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift, Infidel Body Armor is running a sale now through Sunday. o o o Today we present another entry for Round 53 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $11,000+ worth of …

The Water Solution, by E.G.

I am writing this article because most of my friends are still living in major U.S. cities and I feel that this information could be very valuable to them. In a grid down situation, one of the most important items to have on hand is a quantity of stored water. According to the Rule of 3’s, in an extreme situation, you cannot survive three minutes without air, three hours without shelter, three days without water, and three weeks without food. I went off grid in October of last year, and I have learned a lot. I live on top of …

Letters Re: Militarized Police

SurvivalBlog was privy to an email exchange of readers when Mike Williams, SurvivalBlog Editor at Large, sent us this link about the militarization of police in the U.S.: Just Shoot: The Mindset Responsible For Turning Search Warrants Into Death Warrants, And SWAT Teams Into Death Squads. We thought that our readers might like to see this exchange as well. o o o I gotta tell you, part of the problem causing this has been: Force reduction efforts in the services. A lot of guys get out, and because we’ve been doing COIN for so long, think that being a soldier …

Economics and Investing:

Student Debt On Course To Sink America’s Economy o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Fed Prepares to Maintain Record Balance Sheet For Years How Japan Blew Its Savings Surplus: What A Keynesian Dystopia Looks Like Half of College Grads Still Relying on Parents’ Money 19 Reasons Why You Can Laugh When Anyone Tells You That The Economy Is In Good Shape

Odds ‘n Sods:

Introducing The Latest Tactic For Governments To Raise Cash – H.L. “‘Creativity’ isn’t usually a word associated with ‘government’. Words like stodgy, bureaucratic, and incompetent are typically more appropriate.” o o o Unmanned aerial vehicles are flying to the farm. – T.J. o o o What are my rights at various “checkpoints”? – B.B. o o o D-Day Anniversary: The Ghost Town of Oradour-sur-Glane, Scene of a Nazi Massacre. – T.P. o o o Dad: NJ threatens to take away son after pencil-twirling incident. – T.P.