Notes for Friday – February 06, 2015

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A Tactical Plan for Surviving Major Disaster in the North American Suburbs, by A.M. – Part 1

How would you survive a long-term disaster situation? I am talking about the worst case scenario– gangs of marauders, hungry people fleeing the cities, and/or soldiers storming through neighborhoods with no electricity, no grocery stores, no water, and no heat. The lead recommendation in this scenario is to bug out to a rural area. Ideally, you would own a self-sustaining property away from the population masses and get there before the chaos begins. Many people will attempt this approach. People from the urban areas will spread out toward the suburbs and ultimately to the rural areas. Those who are fleeing …

Letter Re: Canned Food Alternatives

Hugh, I started “doing this” in 1979 when I took a class taught by Ron Hood through UCLA extension. Below is the best advice on food storage I’ve seen or heard, and none are paid endorsements; they’re just my opinion: A video by Wendy De Witt entitled “Sensible Food Storage”. The first 22+ minutes are on food storage; the other 35 minutes are on equipment. I believe it is the easiest, most commonsense, and cost-effective method. Also, here is the link to her free doc. Additionally, this woman has a series of ten or more videos on dehydrating that are …

Economics and Investing:

How retirement plans vastly underestimate inflation. – G.G. o o o CEO of Gallup calls jobless rate ‘big lie’ created by White House, Wall Street, media. – M.S. o o o Arizona panel OKs gold, silver as legal tender. – D.S. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Peter Schiff – The Bravado of Borrowers Video: Peter Schiff – Quantitative Easing 4 Will Send Gold toward New Highs

Odds ‘n Sods:

ALERT! Hackers hit 80 million people. – D.S. o o o Octopus robot makes waves with ultra-fast propulsion. – P.M. o o o So, if there are no Ebola cases in the U.S., why so many treatment centers? I can only guess the U.S. news media has been ordered not to report on Ebola anymore… – D.E. o o o Harry Reid’s Brother Gun-Toting Brother Arrested For DUI, Assaulting Cop. – T.P. o o o Antipsychotic meds prompt zombie-like state among patients. – D.S.