Notes for Wednesday – December 10, 2014

Infidel Body Armoris having a 10% off sale for the rest of December. This could be the time to get that level IV armor you’ve been wanting for Christmas! 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: 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 …

Becoming a Top-Tier Survivalist and Representing the Prepper Community, by M.M. – Part 2

We are continuing the first point– “Be Fit”– of six points that will be presented and detailed that, if implemented in your own life, will greatly increase your chances of success, both in surviving TEOTWAWKI and in breaking the stereotype of the “kooky prepper.” Flexibility As far as flexibility goes, you should do a full stretch routine, both after your warm-up and after your cool-down. Stretches should be held for 10-20 seconds without any bouncing, and while stretching you should feel some discomfort but not pain as your muscles loosen up. Failure to stretch properly could result in injuries or …

Letter: Regarding Ebola PPE

Mr Editor, I’m a small town Fire Chief here. From considerable reading on the subject as I plan for our EMS personnel, I agree with your opinion that N95 is a lame attempt at respiratory protection from Ebola. However, I disagree strongly with anyone suggesting depending on a castoff “gas mask”, discarded decades ago by some 3rd world military, to protect your lungs. Obsolete military gear of unknown history was likely improperly stored and not maintained for years or decades and, equally important, has filters of unknown capability, age, and condition. All filters have a shelf life. How old are …

Economics and Investing:

Another Fabricated Jobs Report. – RBS o o o Greece’s stock market just suffered its worst collapse ever . – CDV o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Gold Bulls Return as Wagers on Stimulus Accumulate: Commodities Video: John Williams from Shadow Stats – America and Dollar in Trouble It’s Time to Start Paying Attention to Greece Again

Odds ‘n Sods:

JWR was recently interviewed by Rick Austin of the Secrets of a Survival podcast. o o o NJ gun owners dodge new ‘smart gun’ regs. – D.S. o o o Government In Action: Guns Being Seized By Police From People On Secret List. – T.F. o o o Another reason to make sure you have your press credentials in order: Illinois General Assembly revives recording ban. – T.P. o o o Krayton Kerns, DVM: Mind Neutrality