Notes for Tuesday – September 30, 2014

Today is the last day for Infidel Body Armor’s $20 off sale. Make sure you check their site out before the sale ends. They have also started carrying bullet/impact resistant glasses at 46:90 and the glasses include a gasket around the eye. The Falcon model is one of the most comfortable out there. o o o Also ending today is the Mountain House Food sale at Ready Made Resources. Some of these entries may never be offered again so get your order in today! o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 54 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing …




Single Mom Prepares, by M.B.

I am a single mom with a ten year old daughter, a Christian Constitutionalist, and a prepper. I grew up very poor, both physically and emotionally. However, my grandmother gave me a tremendous spiritual foundation for which I am forever grateful. Life is about making choices– choosing to put one foot in front of the next and keep going, regardless of the circumstance; choosing to prepare for whatever comes; and choosing to trust in and follow God in all ways. Establishing a Mindset to Survive The first eighteen years of my life reads like a bad dime store novel. It …




Letter Re: Several Articles

Sir, First, thank you for all you do. I find this blog to be a wealth of information and inspiration. Second, regarding the piece about the Mosin/Nagent, thanks for a well-written article about Mosins. I recently purchased two of them for around $120 a piece. One was a piece of art manufactured just before WW2. The stock was a rich red and the brass pieces were screwed in. I cleaned it and gave it to my Dad as a “just because” present. The second Mosin was manufactured during WW2 and was much more rough. I ended up replacing the trigger …




News From The American Redoubt:

Governor’s climate change plan faces first test in coal country o o o Dog reunited with family after 16 days in forest o o o Police searching for Nampa man who demanded ransom for frozen chicken. – RBS o o o Man won’t show Costco Wholesale staff receipt, suffers broken leg, sues for $670,000 and A case of the Costco blues: Editorial




Economics and Investing:

One-fifth of U.S. workers were laid off in past five years, study says – G.G. o o o When income growth hits a brick wall o o o Two inflation hawks to leave Fed. – RBS Items from Mr. Econocobas: Pending Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Fell 1% in August Is There a Subprime Auto Loan Bubble?




Odds ‘n Sods:

The Death Of Shop Class And America’s Skilled Workforce. – RBS o o o Scotland Votes Like Anti-Gunners: Guided by Fear and Ignorance . – RBS o o o Yeah, I know it’s from the old Weekly World News. Ed Anger KNOWS. We used to actually repair things in this country… – T.P. Hugh adds: This is an issue near and dear to my heart. I still like to repair things and I will often do so even when it is cheaper to buy a new one. If you account for the cost of my labor, it is most definitely …










Guest Article: The U.S. Stock Market: It’s Not As It Appears! by Tim Wood

As equities continued to rise during the advance into the 2007 price top, I screamed from the roof tops that it was a bear market advance and that the efforts to prop the markets up only served to make matters worse. That certainly proved to be the case as those efforts resulted in the worst financial crisis since The Great Depression. Yet, as a result of the worst financial crisis since The Great Depression, the response to that event was the massive bailouts and even more of the same things that created that event in the first place. Seriously, think …




Mike’s Product Review: Roschworks SLM1 combination front sight and light mount

For those of us with AR type rifles or those with similar sights, this is a useful piece of kit. One of the issues with a tactical rifle can be the light mount. Should it be under, to one side, and where should the switch be mounted? How will it work when shooting over or beside a barricade? Roschworks’ SLM1 (Picture of the SLM1) avoids all this by mounting the light directly over the barrel, with an iron sight above it. The unit is milled from one piece of 7075T6 aluminum, and mounts solidly to a standard rail. The profile …




Scot’s Product Review: The M1 Garand

You can’t write an article on the M1 Garand without quoting Lt. General George S. Patton, who called the rifle “the greatest battle implement ever devised”. That was incredibly high praise coming from one of the greatest leaders of combined arms in WWII and considering the number of superb weapons that were developed in the conflict. The Garand is the semi-automatic rifle adopted by the U.S. Army in 1936. It was the first standard issue semi-auto adopted by any army. The Russians tried next with their SVT 38 and 40 rifles in 7.62mmx54R, but the combination of technical difficulties and …




Recipe of the Week: Easy Tasty All-Purpose “Mexican Chicken Stuff”, by L.H.

I used to never buy canned chicken, considering it too expensive for my thrifty ways. That was before grocery inflation! At only around $2.00/can when purchased at the warehouse store, as something that I can and should keep in my preparedness pantry, and something that stretches so well, I am a convert. This is a recipe I devised as a tasty way to occasionally use those cans of chicken. Ingredients: 1 can (13 oz.) chicken breast chunks, shredded and “fluffed” 3 green onions, with tops, minced 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chilis 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning 2 Tbsp. sour …




Letter Re: Insta Fire

Scot, Great review on the Insta fire product.I just ordered some and will test and report back. Thank you. I’d also like to comment on the Dakota fire hole you discussed. We were told by our SFQC survival course instructors that the hole was used by the Dakota Plains Indians, as the terrain is flat and windy, and needed a way to get a fire going, and keep the smoke signature down. I do not know if that is true or not, but I do know for a fact that it was taught to us, and we used it quite …




Economics and Investing:

Leaving dead presidents in peace. In short, the bankers and governments would like to coerce people to buy things they do not need and to invest in an unstable and corrupt system. Greed and corruption know no bounds. – K.K. Global Market Collapse & Wealth Destruction Is Now Upon Us . – J.W. o o o Russia’s Gold Reserves Continue To SOAR o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Consumer Comfort in U.S. Falls to Lowest Since Early June




Odds ‘n Sods:

I noticed that our SurvivalRealty.com spinoff site (operated by my #1 Son) now has more than 160 listings. Be sure to check out the many new ones, including one in the historic “living ghost town” of Warren, Idaho. – JWR o o o 3-3 is Threeper Day: Celebrate It. – B.B. o o o The Death Of Shop Class And America’s Skilled Workforce. – T.P. o o o I am continually amazed at the utter stupidity of some: Allowing blood donations from gay men could help save over a million lives in U.S. . – T.P. o o o DNC’s …