Notes for Saturday – December 06, 2014

Book Bomb Day is December 30, 2014: Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own Now available for pre-ordering at, but I’d prefer that you wait for December 30th to order: Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own. This book is a guide to the selection, use, and care of tools. It will also be available as an e-book and audiobook. -JWR o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 56 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ worth of prizes for this round include: …

Prepping While Commuting To Work, by A Minute Man

I live on the megalopolis east coast in an old New England mill city. The large city near me is usually considered to be one of the five most expensive urban areas to live in America. I’m lucky; I have a job. My daily commute is about 15 miles from where I live, and it takes me about 40 minutes each way on a good day. This commute takes me through seven suburban cities, on the back roads as well as the main city streets. The local interstate is too gridlocked to use for the morning commute. Before you feel …

Letter Re: How To Obtain Protein From Alternative Sources Without A Firearm

Just a note about small animals: Don’t count on them for the bulk of your diet. Take for example crayfish: The calories for your effort may be very small. There are approximately 3.5 calories in a crayfish tail. (There’s more if you eat the head but not much more.) I’ve seen traps bring in around 50 crayfish on a good day. Therefore, for enough crayfish for a 350 calorie snack, you’ll need at least two traps, and that’s on a good day. Double that for average days. If you want 1/4th of your calories of a family of four to …

Economics and Investing:

JPMorgan Rushed to Hire Trader Who Suggested on His Resume That He Knew How to Game Electric Markets. – P.M. o o o The Morality and Legality of Debt Jubilee o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: David Stockman: How The Federal Debt Went From $1 Trillion To $18 Trillion in 33 Years – Interesting since Stockman was the budget director the day we passed the $1 trillion mark. Plummeting Oil Prices Could Destroy The Banks That Are Holding Trillions In Commodity Derivatives It’s Official: America is Now No. 2

Odds ‘n Sods:

Use Enough Club: Golfer Killed by 12 foot ( 3.9m) Crocodile in South Africa Park. – T.P. o o o Ukraine Goes Full Orwell, Unleashes “Ministry Of Truth”. – H.L. o o o Birds to be trained to bring down drones?. – G.P. o o o Americans Bought More Guns Than Flat Screen TV’s On Black Friday. – B.B. o o o How police stripped ‘patriots’ of their guns and threatened them with arrest as they guarded businesses in Ferguson – but let rioters set fire to building after building. – T.P.