Notes for Saturday – November 08, 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 …

“Yuppie” Turns Prepper, by J.T.

My conversion to become a “born again&rdqu o; prepper started in the summer of 2011, when I was settling down to bed and surfing the net with my iPad. Performing some calculations on the national debt, as a Certified Public Accountant, I understood one thing– all the money in the world from every country wouldn’t or couldn’t be enough to even make a dent in its reduction, let alone a complete pay off. At that time, I had even calculated that approximately 18% of the Gross National Product (GDP) was used to pay just the interest on the national debt… …

Letter Re: SurvivalBlog Advertiser Safecastle

JWR, I just thought I’d send you a quick note about one of your sponsors, Safecastle. I placed a $200 food order with them, based on them being one of your sponsors. A month later, it still hadn’t arrived, so I called, just to check on the status of the order. I figured with the Ebola panic, everything was back-ordered. I called, and it was answered by… gasp!… an actual person. She pulled up the order and “oops! we blew it. You should’ve gotten it a long time ago. No excuses. You’ll have it in two days, and we’ll throw …

Economics and Investing:

Federal Reserve Counterfeiting Approaches 100% o o o Silver and Powerful Forces o o o Financial Collapse Will Cause Civil Unrest to Erupt In America By 2016. – B.B. o o o BIS warns on ‘violent’ reversal of global markets. – J.W. o o o Item from Mr. Econocobas: U.S. Mint Temporarily Sold Out of Silver Eagles Amid Huge Demand

Odds ‘n Sods:

There was a bumper crop of turnips harvested from the garden at the Rawles Ranch this week. Does anyone have any good turnip recipes? If so, then please e-mail them. Thanks! o o o From the desk of Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlog Editor At Large: The echoes of communism o o o Expert Advice: How to Find Your Way Without a Compass – G.G. o o o Latest Ebola fear: Safety of lab equipment. – T.P. o o o Contained? NYC Department Of Health Actively Monitoring 357 Individuals For Ebola. – P.S.

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.” – Genesis 22:7&8 (KJV)