Letter Re: Blacksmithing

HJL, If you want to be an effective survival blacksmith, it is essential you practice as much as possible now, when supplies are plentiful so that you will have the skills to actually produce something useful. If you start later, you will waste resources that are scarce and time which will be precious during TEOTWAWKI. Denis A, a new blacksmith already in training.




Economics and Investing:

It Is Time To Embrace the New Refrain “Got Silver?” – G.G. o o o Saudi Arabia: Producing More Crude, Selling Less? o o o Economic Collapse Lies Just Around The Corner o o o Weimar Germany, Global Bank Takeover, Gold, Silver & Oil o o o JP MORGAN GOLD INVENTORIES: Fall A Stunning 33% In One Day. – J.W.




Odds ‘n Sods:

New York hospital treating Ebola doctor DENIES suffering ‘staff shortage after nurses called in sick out of fear of being infected with deadly virus’. – RBS o o o ER Doctor: What Scares Me Even More Than Ebola. – I.S. o o o SurvivalBlog reader T.P. suggested this book for our readers: Buying A Used Shortwave Receiver A Market Guide To Modern Shortwave Radios o o o Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required. – D.S. o o o Everyone’s favorite “Crazy Russian Hacker” demonstrates how to get just a few more minutes out of your phone: …




Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“Note: The Constitution is more important now than it ever was, as it is the one and only possible unifying entity for the American people against the criminals of the DC US. If we embrace it, with all of its flaws, then we will have a standard, and a goal, to work towards in our efforts to Restore the American people and country. We will also have a yardstick by which to measure the degree of criminality of those that have usurped the American people. If we do not embrace the Constitution, including its flaws, then we will be destined …




Notes for Sunday – October 26, 2014

October 26th is the anniversary of the death of American-born RLI Trooper Joseph Patrick Byrne, in Rhodesia, in 1978. o o o Camping Survivalis starting their sale of Mountain House products today, offering 25% off of #10 cans and 15% off of pouches and buckets. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 55 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ 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 …




Meat Prices Soar While Deer Populations Explode, by KAW

This headline could sum up a multitude of news reports over the last few years. Droughts and severe winters have left the United States beef herd size at a 63-year low. In response, beef prices have increased steadily with hamburger topping $4 a pound this year. Pork prices have jumped due to porcine epidemic diarrhea that has killed millions of baby pigs. Inflation, a growing human population, and a higher demand for meat in emerging economies also contribute to ever-increasing meat prices. Ironically, America’s deer herd has exploded in the last 30 years. The deer population in North America when the Europeans …




Letter Re: Police Depositing Gloves in a Trash Can and Ebola in NYC

Hugh, With the dynamic population of rats in New York, we better hope that they don’t become a reservoir for the Ebola virus, like pigs and bats apparently are. Endemic pandemics are NO FUN for ANYONE! This is a very big deal in the concrete jungle and perhaps a perfect storm with cold dry weather on the way, which enables the virus to survive longer on surfaces and perhaps even go airborn for long distances. We should be completing our preps for this one. FB




Economics and Investing:

The Fed “IS” the Problem!. – JFJ o o o Russia Adds A Record 1,200,000 Ounces Of Physical Gold To Their Reserves o o o Homage to Catalonia: Why These Secession Movements are Growing o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Weak Yen’s Tap on Worker Wallets Fuels Debate ECB Bond Purchases Seen by Traders Exceeding $1 Billion




Odds ‘n Sods:

Bellevue staffers call in ‘sick’ after Ebola arrives. – T.P. While I don’t think this Ebola scare has come anywhere close to threatening a significant portion of the population at this time, this article underscores a critical aspect of societal collapse. Fear is a significant driver; when people stop showing up for work, the economy quits as well. Imagine if we had 10,000 infected here rather than just a few. o o o 6 degrees of government control. – Avalanche Lily o o o SurvivalBlog reader K.K. has informed us that a large amount of leftover warehoused UNI-SOLAR stock was …




Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, and hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; as he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; to perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; the oath which he sware to our …




Notes for Saturday – October 25, 2014

Today, we present another entry for Round 55 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ 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 …




Relocating To A Safer Place, While The Opportunity Still Exists, by MWA

For many reasons, my wife and I, along with our four children, left behind the city life in Florida two years ago. Crime, ranging from home invasions and break-ins to vehicle vandalism and car-jackings, which had spilled outward from the inner city into the suburbs where we owned a home, was increasingly being caught in the crosshairs of criminals. Mobs of rioting teenagers were occurring on the weekends at the local malls. If you were a female, alone, it was not safe to go grocery shopping at night. Locally, the public high schools, where our children were planning to attend …




Letter: .40S&W Conversion for 9mm

Hello, “Beretta 9mm Model 92/Centurion Owners – .40 S&W Kits Now on the Market” How long ago was this posted? Do you know if they still have the kits available? If so, can you direct me to it on the website? Thanks – HKL Hugh Replies: I would be careful about any conversion to bring a 9mm to .40S&W. I know the intent was to have the .40S&W available on 9mm frames, but the cartridge has considerably more energy than the 9mm. I had a .41AE conversion for a Browning HP that destroyed the HP. The locking lugs were rolled …




Economics and Investing:

Regulators Close Small Illinois Bank. – G.G. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: 50 Percent Of American Workers Make Less Than 28,031 Dollars A Year Amazon’s Loss Makes Holidays A Question Mark Low Inflation? The Price Of Ground Beef Has Risen 17 Percent Over The Past Year Saudi Arabia Surprises with Less Supply, Oil Price Jumps




Odds ‘n Sods:

Apparently, self-isolation only means isolation when it applies to everyone else. Everywhere the NYC Ebola Patient Went During His ‘Self-Isolation’ – P.M. o o o We are now several months into this “Ebola” issue, and I find it difficult that anyone could claim ignorance in dealing with disposal issues regarding this disease, given all of the hype it has received. Perhaps it’s time for a HAZMAT refresher course. NY Police Caught Throwing Waste From Ebola Scene Into Public Trash Can – P.M. o o o Courtesy of Backwoods Home Magazine: The state of freedom in America. – B.B. o o …