Notes for Thursday – March 05, 2015

Today, we present another entry for Round 57 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 …

Reaching Out to the Un-Prepped, by Mark C. – Part 2

Here’s Why The vast majority of the population exists in cities or very near them. We’ve already seen what happens in places like New York and Watts when power was lost for just three days. There are riots, looting, and violence. Imagine a long-term or even permanent loss of power. Imagine that the gasoline supply is what is in your vehicle’s gas tank right now, and that’s it. Food in your pantry is what you have, and that’s it. Water? Fill your bathtub, sinks, or anything else you can find, but that’s it. Toilets? You better dig a hole in …

Letter Re: Requesting Advice for a Recent College Graduate

Hi HJL, I wanted to add something to the letter from the recent college graduate. I am a current college student with no debt. Here are some of the things I do: Community College: I started with Community College, as most universities will usually accept 60-90 transfer units from accredited community colleges. At the CC level not only is it cheaper but they also have things like fee waivers and work programs to help pay for it. My CC even offers daycare/preschool for the students who have children run by the Early Childhood Education program. Choosing a University Wisely: My …

Economics and Investing:

Rampant inflation means Russians are spending half of their incomes on food this year. – B.B. o o o Three Reasons Why US Shale Isn’t Going Anywhere o o o Only mass default will end the world’s addiction to debt. – G.G. o o o The Itch Is Back! Zero Down Payment Mortgages Return! (So Much For Learning Any Lesson From The Financial Crisis). – P.S.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Language Warning: This guy pretty well sums it up. A Word or Two to Rioting Moronic Muslims – RBS o o o Ukrainian Food Riots . – H.L. o o o Person in custody in Maryland shootings; 1 damaged NSA – G.P. o o o AVG’s Invisibility Glasses Will Protect You against Facial Recognition Tech. – H.L. o o o SurvivalBlog reader J.M. wrote in to tell us that Gander Mountain in Charlottesville, VA had M855 in 320rnd cans for $199. Creedmoor Sports also stated they had 600rnd cans for $360.