Notes for Friday – November 21, 2014

We are coming up on the end of Round 55 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. Get your submission in soon! 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 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 …

Four Exercises To Stay In Shape While Holed Up, by Zac T.

As a brief introduction about me, aside from being an MPH student, I am an exercise physiologist and personal trainer. When I am not correcting peoples’ form and working in cardiac rehab, I spend my spare time backpacking, lifting weights, and reading economics books. Let’s say that you were a prepper. I say “were” because, for the point of this article, The Big Event has already happened, and now you’re not so much prepping as you are surviving. You stockpiled food, medicine, water, and ammunition. You read all the books. You built a secret retreat. Now there’s not much for …

Letter Re: Christianity and Family Defense

Hello Mr. Latimer, I have been engaged in a lot of discussions lately about gun rights, and I have noticed that many of my more liberal friends who still identify as Christian always bring up the “turn the other cheek” verse from Scripture to defend their anti-gun stance. Instinctively I know I have a moral obligation to defend my children against attackers with whatever force necessary, but I’d love to have cogent scriptural exegesis on this issue at my fingertips. Do you know of a good resource for me to study? I appreciate your help! – M.E. Hugh Responds: Perhaps …

Economics and Investing:

Ukraine Admits Its Gold Is Gone: “There Is Almost No Gold Left In The Central Bank Vault” o o o Serfdom is the New Normal ~ Gus Demos & Michael Krieger . – W.L. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Obama’s Secret Treaty Would Be The Most Important Step Toward A One World Economic System As Ruble Falls Even Teeth Cost Too Much to Fix As Debt Piles Up, Japan Tries to Lock in Low Borrowing Costs

Odds ‘n Sods:

County board arrested by citizens and sheriff– Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlog Editor At Large o o o Understanding How Your Blood Reacts To Cold Is A Lifesaver. – H.L. o o o Mayor Slay: ‘Disruption’ Will be Allowed in St. Louis. – T.P. o o o NSA Director: China can damage US power grid. – B.S. o o o 21 Facts That Prove That Government Dependence Is Out Of Control In America. – P.S.