Notes for Tuesday – August 19, 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 …




Raising Joyful Soldiers: Practical Methods for Teaching Children to be Responsible, Productive Leaders in a Survival Situation – Part 1, by Dr. W

The very first writing prize on this blog was awarded to an article titled “Preparing Your Children”, which explored the mindset and general principles of nurturing our children to become responsible adults who can survive and thrive in a post-collapse setting. This article will guide readers away from the general to the specific, exploring, in detail, easy-to-implement principles and activities that parents can begin to apply now, regardless of their children’s ages and stages, to the nitty-gritty details of raising our children day to day. As a homeschooling family with several children, we aimed to raise our kids to love …




Letter Re: So You Think Starting a Garden Will Be Easy After

Greetings Jim & Hugh: I read with interest the SurvivalBlog postings “So You Think Starting a Garden Will Be Easy After TEOTWAWKI” by Dr. Prepper and was very happy to see a modicum of analytical insight on the concept of growing a garden for sustenance. Too often the “idea” of having a garden lulls us into a feeling of self-sufficiency, while the produce derived from this garden would be woefully inadequate for proper family sustenance, if the S truly HTF. Of course, growing one’s own food in any capacity is admirable. However, Dr. Prepper’s analysis of caloric necessity derived from …




News From The American Redoubt:

John Kitzhaber’s Jihad. – RBS o o o A look at Idaho’s campus gun law from a liberal, higher educator’s view. I find it interesting that they are questioning the constitutionality of the law. Outgunned, for Now o o o GOP Boosts Libertarian ‘Spoiler’ in Montana o o o Montana felons can’t own firearms after serving time, probation How, exactly, is a convicted felon, who has served his time and probation going to defend himself? Or, is the court suggesting that the state will maintain guardianship and guarantee his protection? Or, is a convicted felon who has served his time …




Economics and Investing:

How The U.S. Dollar Reserve Currency Dies… Slowly At First, Then All At Once. – S.S. o o o 36,000 Madoff Victims Have Not Received a Dime in Restitution; 1,129 Fully Reimbursed. – P.M. o o o How India Evaded The One Bank’s Gold-Embargo . – D.B. o o o 4 Ways the Government Is Set to Take Your Money o o o The Geography Of Jobs: Mapping The Recovery. – H.L.




Odds ‘n Sods:

After Ferguson, how should police respond to protests?. – D.C. o o o A very disturbing new Army manual: U.S. Army Techniques Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances . – J.H. o o o Another Bloomberg mayor bites the dust. Mayor with Bloomberg gun control group charged with bribery. – N.G. o o o In a strange twist, the Middle East is advising protestors in Ferguson. Advice for Ferguson’s Protesters From the Middle East. – CDV o o o More Than Just Your Papers, Please … – T.P.