Notes for Friday – August 15, 2014

Today, we present another entry for Round 54 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,400+ 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, DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 Nato QD Billet upper with a hammer forged, chromlined barrel and a hardcase to go with your …




Saving Your Marriage for the End of the World – Part III, by Cottage Mom

This is the final portion of the three-part article, outlining ways to embark on a prepping journey with a prepping-adverse spouse. The list of suggestions continues below: Use Current Events as a Springboard for Purchases Many non-preppers don’t give much thought to the future, and they only see the need to prepare while they are in the eye of the storm. Use mini-emergencies or news stories to support purchases and advanced preparation. That latest tornado warning is a reason to get a weather radio. The cell tower outage is a reason to develop a family communication plan. The energy tax …




Letter: “Be Smart Get Prepared” First Aid Kit

Hugh, Scot’s review made me decide to review what I carry in my car trunk– the Be Smart Get Prepared First Aid Kit sold by Sam’s Club. It was designed as a kit for a small office and meets OSHA and ANSI requirements for such use. The cost is $19.98, so it is less expensive than the Chinook MinimalistPak, even though it is larger. The Be Smart kit comes in a sturdy plastic case with a rubber gasket around where the lid meets the case. It appears this was intended to make the case waterproof when closed, but the tolerances …




Economics and Investing:

Gerald Celente – The Global Ponzi Scheme Is On Its Death Bed. – J.W. o o o 6 Major Flaws in the Fed’s Economic Mode o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: India Inflation Tops Estimate in Test for Rajan Price Fight Wal-Mart Joins Retail Miss Parade As Sales Disappoint With Profits Slipping, Cisco Plans to Cut Jobs




Odds ‘n Sods:

The United States is not the only country facing severe issues from drought: Brazil’s biggest city faces rationing amid drought – H.L. o o o Video: Study: You Have ‘Near-Zero’ Impact on U.S. Policy. – D.D. o o o Doctors refuse to treat Obamacare patients, say they can’t afford to. – J.W. o o o Massachusetts governor signs law tightening state gun rules – H.L. There are fewer and fewer states in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic that give a darn about our 2nd Amendment Rights. Time to MOVE away! JWR’s Comment: The fertile mind of Philip K. Dick anticipated this …