Notes for Saturday – September 06, 2014

Today, we present another entry for Round 54 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,100+ 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 …

Musings of a Law Enforcement Paramedic – Part 5, by a LEO Medic

This is the conclusion of this five-part article, and this section contains information about gear selection, some tips and tricks that I learned along the way, as long as some links to some training videos. Gear Selection I am a huge believer in redundancy. Things break, get dropped, tear, and get lost. When your car is in the shop and you are driving the rental is when you will need the first aid kit you usually keep in the back. Murphy is alive and well. On My Person On my person, pretty much everywhere I go whether on duty or …

Letter Re: Fears for the Future

Hiya Hugh! The letter addressing the changes in people in recent years highlights what has just recently happened in my family. For the last four years, I have been the “Chicken Little” prepper in my family, sounding the alarm, trying to show the warning signs of the impending crash hurtling our way. My family is a conservative family, but they were still asleep when it came to the reality of just how bad things will be for the unprepared. I remember a debate I had with my dad, where he said that if it all went down and people were …

Economics and Investing:

From our friends at Mac Slavo’s blog: Economist: “This is Far From Over… They Know There Is a Problem Coming”. – J.W. o o o Here’s Why the Market Could Crash–Not in Two Years, But Now. – J.W. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Fast-Food Protests: Dozens of Workers Arrested in Strike for Higher Pay Abenomics Approaches a Moment of Reckoning Draghi Sees Almost $1 Trillion Stimulus as QE Fight Waits– Article lamenting the fact that inflation isn’t high enough in Europe.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Why Is Independence So Frightening To Some People?. – H.L. o o o It’s Official: Public Opinion Of Congress Sinks Below That Of A Used-Car Salesman. – P.L. o o o One in Three U.S. Workers Is a Freelancer . – G.G. “Freelancer” is anyone who is employed on a contingency basis, such as temps, contractors, or part-timers. It’s further proof of the dire straits of our economy. o o o Milwaukee Resident Shoots and Kills Gang Member. – J.W. o o o When can you legally use a gun against an unarmed person?. – T.P.