Notes for Sunday – January 25, 2015

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 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 …

Eating That Preparedness Elephant, One Bite At a Time, by M.H.

It’s probably safe to assume that if you’re a regular reader of this blog and a follower of Mr. Rawles’ books and writings, you are no newbie prepper. I have been making a concerted effort to become prepared since Y2K, and I have bumped up my efforts in the past couple of years, as events have become more disconcerting; even so, I’m sure that compared to many of you fine folks I am just wet behind the ears. Based on what I have learned from Mr. Rawles’ books and others, my attendance at several Prepper Expo’s and participation with various …

Three Letters Re: Livestock Guardian Dogs

Dear Editor, We are ranchers in northern Maine and have owned and bred livestock guardian dogs for many years. Our particular breed is the Russian Ovcharka, but we also have a Great Pyranees, along with a Border Collie, who is not a guardian dogs but is used to scout ahead on trails to flush dangerous animals and round up or move livestock. There are many things to consider when purchasing a livestock guardian dog: What is their mission. Our dogs have a dual purpose. First, it is to patrol the inner farm perimeter and keep out two- and four-legged predators, …

Economics and Investing:

Uncle Sam Is Coming After Your Savings. – G.G. o o o Remembering The Currency Wars Of The 1920s & 1930s (And Central Banks’ “Overused Bag Of Tricks”). – H.L. o o o The Davos oligarchs are right to fear the world they’ve made. – H.L. o o o Staggering Amount Of Debt Throughout The World. The Cause? War Is At Our Footsteps, And Countries Splurge To Do Whatever It Takes to Win o o o Rick Harrison Has Some Interesting Things to Say on Gold Scarcity

Odds ‘n Sods:

Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlogs Editor At Large (and a prolific novelist) sent in this link to The Full Collection: Rare Historical Metalsmithing Books o o o Still think that Israel is the aggressor? Europe owes a debt of gratitude to Israel’s willingness to act. What happened on the Syrian Golan? o o o Video: The History of Pirate Shortwave Broadcasting. – T.P. o o o The West Summarized In One Sentence. – B.B. o o o The Shadow of Crisis Engulfs the United States. – B.B.