Notes for Tuesday – July 08, 2014

Seed for Security is running a great sale right now. Their Super Survival Pack is 20% off. You get a total of four pounds of survival seeds and two pints of healthful grains. All of their seeds are heirloom, non GMO, and none are hybrid. This offer is for a limited time only. o o o Sparks Grid Down Comm Course is being featured at the Midwest Comm Connection on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14 in Horicon, Wisconsin. It’s your opportunity to learn effective radio comm tactics to use when times get tough. Check out this flyer if …

A Get Home Plan, by H.H.

First, I want to thank all the contributors for all the time and effort that they have put into this blog. I won’t say I have read all of them, but I have considered a significant portion of them not only in my own lifestyle but in my preparation. My own situation is that I work in a large city in the south and the family is miles away. I have been prepping for a few years now and would just like to offer a few observations. I have done all the normal things at the retreat, including food to …

Two Letters Re: So You Think Starting a Garden Will Be Easy After TEOTWAWKI

Hugh, Finally someone has addressed something that has been on my mind for quite some time. Thanks Dr. Prepper for pointing out that gardening alone will be an insufficient means to provide adequate food when the SHTF! Your 2000 cal/day figure easily shows the shortfalls of relying solely on a vegetable diet, but under the high stress and increased activity levels that will be required when the SHTF a 3000cal/day requirement often is used as a more realistic figure. This would increase the required amount of the harvest by 33%! I wonder what the net caloric gain is with the …

News From The American Redoubt:

Three brilliant young men from the University of Idaho are launching a company that synergistically employs 3D Printing and cloud computing: SkyForge. Throw them a few bucks via Kickstarter, and see what happens. o o o Is the Pacific Northwest Ready to Deal with a Catastrophic Quake?. – T.H. o o o Small group protests Idaho’s wolf management plan. – RBS o o o Oregon aims to be first state to map GMO fields. – H.L. o o o New Boise scam entices victims to ship stolen goods. – RBS

Odds ‘n Sods:

This has been covered before, but its importance bears repeating. Extent of US dependency on prescription drugs revealed: UN report shows 6% of American adults hooked on pills. – T.P. o o o MS-13 gang members and jihadists let in over the border as children. – B.B. o o o Why are police shooting so many family dogs?. – G.B. o o o IRS Spending: Administration v. Refundable Credits. – PLC o o o Four librarians gagged and threatened with prison time under the Patriot Act. – H.L.