Notes for Tuesday – July 01, 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 …

So You Think Starting a Garden Will Be Easy After TEOTWAWKI, by Dr. Prepper – Part 1

It amazes me when I see one of those “Survival Garden in a Can” products that supposedly sells you the peace of mind that if you purchase these heirloom seed kits, you will be able to strew these seeds around your yard and your entire year’s food supply will be ready and waiting at your fingertips, easy-peasy. They makes it seem that I can simply check that box off my list, since my future gardening needs have now been taken care of. Every time the topic comes up about potential upcoming food shortages and the possible inability to reliably get …

Letter Re: Confiscation of Stored Foods

Hugh, Thanks for your comments to my “letter”. I have another thought that I would like for you to address. Many of us have practiced good OPSEC, while others have not. Even those that have done a good job likely have a breech somewhere– a friend they were trying to “get on board” or family members that “talk too much”, et cetera. What might any of us that feel there is a breech of whatever magnitude do to “patch” the hole? Hugh Replies: Most of us are in a similar situation. You must be careful to maintain a high moral …

News From The American Redoubt:

Everyone in Montana was possibly hacked. – D.S. Another article on the same data breach: Montana data breach exposes 1.3 million personal records. – H.L. o o o Oregon to Celebrate Independence Day… With ‘No Refusal’ Blood Checkpoints . – T.P. and again: DUI Suspects Face Forced Blood Draws (Atlanta) o o o Speed limit to increase next week in some parts of Idaho . – RBS o o o ‘Junkyard’ owner wants to rezone as ‘amusement park’ . – RBS o o o E. Idaho sheep station could close later this year. – RBS

Economics and Investing:

Why The COMEX Is Corrupt o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Stone Cold Proof That Government Economic Numbers Are Being Highly Manipulated U.S. Economy Collapses In First Quarter Why Financial Reporters Are Clueless: They Copy And Paste Keynesian/Wall Street Propaganda The Keynesian End Game Is Near: No Escape Velocity This Year, Either

Odds ‘n Sods:

Mental health police units are looking to harvest everything from medical records to gun purchases to online posts to watch for those who are “near the breaking point.” Pre-Crime Police Target Mental Health – H.L. o o o Police Confiscate Healthy Baby Because it Was Born at Home – H.L. o o o Profiteering on Banker Deaths: Regulator Says Public Has No Right to Details. – P.K. o o o Negative Nominal Interest Rates: Highway to a Cashless, Statist Hell. – RBS o o o Peru now has a ‘license to kill’ environmental protesters. – J.M.