Notes for Wednesday – December 03, 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 hard case to go with …

Constructing a Multi-Use Hoop House on a Budget, by O.M.

Many people are hard pressed to pay full price for a prefabricated building. These often cost several thousand dollars. A small chicken coop can cost several hundred, just to provide very minimal housing for a few birds. A good green house is also quite expensive. Instead of shelling out a bunch of money or, worse, going into debt, my solution is to do it yourself! This set of instructions requires no particular wood working, plumbing, or construction experience. A little common sense, simple tools, and materials allows for all of these structures on a shoe string budget. It is even …

Economics and Investing:

India Submits To The Free Market, Fails To Suppress Gold o o o Could Falling Oil Prices Spark A Financial Crisis? o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Ponzi: Treasury Issues $1T in New Debt in 8 Weeks—To Pay Old Debt Moody’s Downgrades Japan as Concerns Grow – This is the kind of thing you might see as a headline in a JWR novel, like Liberators. “The news came just after the country’s main stock market, the Nikkei, closed at a seven-year high.” Total US Debt Rises Over $18 Trillion; Up 70% Under Barack Obama

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books Emergency War Surgery (NATO Handbook:- Third United States Revision, 2004) by Dr. Martin Fackler, et al. Great Livin’ in Grubby Times by Don Paul Fiction Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle Movies Farewell to the King The Road Warrior, aka Mad Max movies (Mad Max 2 “The Road Warrior” is by far the best of the three, although Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome has its merits.) These movies are gruesome in sots, so they are definitely NOT for children!

Odds ‘n Sods:

We’re adding a migrant city the size of Birmingham every 30 months reveals MP who co-chairs migration group . – J.C. o o o Directed Deep Impact: The Next Arms Race?. – G.P. o o o Magpul finalizes departure from Colorado in response to gun-control bills. – B.B. o o o School has hissy fit over Creation invitation. – H.L. o o o Bird flu outbreak in India caused by strain humans can contract: OIE. – K

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“Who wants to die? Everything struggles to live. Look at that tree growing up there out of that grating. It gets no sun, and water only when it rains. It’s growing out of sour earth. And it’s strong because its hard struggle to live is making it strong. My children will be strong that way.” ? Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn