Notes for Sunday – August 03, 2014

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Two Thousand Miles Into the American Redoubt, by M.H.

The following is an extensive review of my journey into the American Redoubt over 11 days and 2,000 miles in July 2014. My traveling companion, during this time, was my adult son, who shares my concern for the rather dim future ahead. My wife of so many years preferred to leave to me the filtering process on which communities we will decide to move to when the time comes. This is not my first trip into the Redoubt but my third; however, this is my most extensive. There is little in life that is more boring than someone else’s travelogue. …




Letter: SHTF Water-Related Questions

Jim I keep hundreds of coffee filters at my house and quite a few in the BOB to extend the life of the Katadyn ceramic water filter when it comes down to that. Could a reusable gold-screen coffee filter basket be deployed to pre-filter water in a survival situation (with possibly other applications I’m not thinking of yet)? I have one I no longer use but nothing goes in the BOB unless it will serve well. My wife tolerates a giant stash of coffee filters because I use them every day, but she is less tolerant of salt accumulation, whether …




Economics and Investing:

Collection nation: One out of three consumers have debts in collection over the past year. A total of 77 million Americans are having problems managing their debt. 22 million consumers have zero credit. o o o Can We End Corporate Inversions, Simplify Rules, And Increase Tax Revenues? o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Choinomics – Breakthrough for South Korea?– More like a breakdown, this is more economic insanity out of governments and central banks Dow Erases 2014 Gain Amid Global Selloff S&P 500 Caps Worst Week in Two Years as Gold and Treasuries Gain




Odds ‘n Sods:

IRS Strikes Deal With Atheists To Monitor Churches. – G.G This would be the same entity once headed by Lois Lerner. o o o Toxic tap water causes state of emergency in Toledo – K.H. o o o Related to the above entry – An often derisively asked question: Why do you prep? What could go wrong in this day and age? Answer: Bottled water is flying off the shelves after 400,000 Toledo residents are warned not to drink the water for fear it is TOXIC with chemicals o o o The Drought Goes From Bad To Catastrophic – B.B. …