Notes for Friday – September 12, 2014 has some interesting listings. helps connect survival-minded individuals and families with knowledgeable real estate agents, wherever their retreat destination. They feature properties as diverse as a game preserve lodge in South Africa to a cabin on a remote lake in Saskatchewan (bring a floatplane!) or as close as the mountains of Wyoming to the hills of Idaho. Look at these: Africa, SK, Wyoming, and Idaho. o o o 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 …

What Retail Might Look Like At The End of the World As We Know It, by Jacob

In most TEOTWAWKI scenarios, one of the first things to fall is the “kanban” retail system used by big box retailers, such as my place of employment. While I think that there is some truth to this notion, there are a few important things about “big box” store policies and customer trends that are important to know in the event that it all hits the fan. My background is in communications, and I have worked on and off in various positions that involve “crisis management” since high school. Most recently I have worked as a manager in retail at a …

Letter: SurvivalBlog Advertisers

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Letter Re: Time Out

Hugh, I read “Time Out” with interest. I wanted to bring to your attention a high-quality but little known watch brand: Steinhart. It is a German company. Their watches are German engineered with Swiss movements, at a tenth (or twentieth) the price of a Rolex. Many of the Steinhart models are what is known as “Rolex Homage”. A high-quality watch that resembles a Rolex but has the maker’s name and logo. In other words, it’s not a counterfeit Rolex. Steinhart is a highly respected name in their own right. Best Regards, D.B.

Economics and Investing:

‘A Little More Inflation’ Won’t Fix What Ails Us. – G.G. o o o How The Federal Reserve Is Destroying America o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: More Car Owners Fall Behind on Auto Loan Payments World Bank Warns of Global Jobs Crisis – Leave it to governments to propose more government “solutions” to a problem created by government “solutions”. Guess it’s the Hegelian dialectic of problem, reaction, solution. Russian Retaliation Begins: Gazprom “Limiting EU Gas”, Cuts Poland Supplies By 24% In Past Two Days

Odds ‘n Sods:

Obama signs Executive Order for detention of Americans showing signs of “respiratory illness” – M.R. o o o Employees Quit Gun-Free Chipotle, Cite ‘Borderline Sweatshop Conditions’. – JBG o o o 2 Off-Duty Police Officers Robbed in Chicago. – T.P. o o o Under Siege: An Analysis of America’s Burgeoning Police State, and the Solution. – B.B. o o o Warning: Language content – Stressed California Neighbors – video – 1:09. Think this is bad? Wait until their EBT cards flash “error” at every food store and the city water mains run completely dry. – T.P.