Notes for Sunday – June 15, 2014

Today we present another entry for Round 53 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $11,000+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A 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 teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, Two cases of Mountain House freeze dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value), A $300 gift …

Getting Started With Reloading, by M.H.

Here’s a little about where I am coming from. My Dad first started me reloading ammo, casting and swagging bullets over 50 years ago. In that time I have reloaded and fired ammo from the .380ACP to the .50 cal BMG and, to a lesser degree, shot shells in skeet gauges. I operated an “at home” business, where I have cast millions of pistol caliber bullets, which paid for my shooting “addiction”, and sponsored a IPSC Grand Master and a CAS state champ. In addition I carried the big, brand names in bullets, powder, primers, brass, and reloading tools to …

Three Letters Re: Ching and Rhodesian Slings

Scot, I wanted to thank you for your review of the Ching Sling on Survival Blog. Eric and I attended some classes together at Gunsite, and became friends. I was much saddened at his unexpected passing at WAY too young an age. Your comments brought back some fine memories and for that I thank you! I have a Ching sling on my hunting rifle and really like it. o o o Hello, The book mentioned, M/SGT James R. Owens’ book Leather Sling and Shooting Positions is also available in an updated PDF version on CD-rom from Mister Owens’ website : …

Thoughts on Nevada, by SFE

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 That scripture came to my mind as I thought about the tragedy in Nevada when two soulless people murdered two police officers and a good Samaritan who marched to the sound of the guns and paid the ultimate price by placing himself in harm’s way in the defense of others. Without seeking to second guess the dead and without full information, I would like to make a few comments. I’m assuming that everyone is aware now of the shooting in Las …

Economics and Investing:

Future Fear. – B.B. o o o This Is When All Hell Is Going To Break Loose In Major Markets o o o Items from Mr Econocobas: Another Reason For Middle Class Decline: Late Inning Bubble Chasing Japan Inc.’s Worst Quarterly Outlook Since The 2011 Earthquake Weidmann Warns Against Central Bank Purchases of Government Bonds America’s middle class: Poorer than you think

Odds ‘n Sods:

Securing Your Six: Teacher’s Edition. – Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlog Editor At Large. o o o Iraq’s Vulnerable Christians Further Imperiled by Jihadist Advance – P.M. o o o NASA and NOAA agree: Solar Max has arrived, but this “mini Max” is not like any other solar maximum of the Space Age. Solar Mini-Max . – A.D. o o o Liar, liar! 12 major problems with Hillary’s Benghazi chapter. – H.L. o o o Video: Husband and wife shoot gunmen who try to enter their St. Louis home, killing 1, police say . Text with two-minute video. – T.P.

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV)