Notes for Tuesday – March 10, 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 …

Practical Personality Assessment, by M.B. – Part 1

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” – Sun Tzu If I could take the liberty of adding a little to this famous piece of wisdom, I would say that we should also make every effort to know our friends and allies.  Nowhere is knowing yourself and those around you more critical than in a survival situation.  We often equate knowing ourselves and others to knowing what skill sets we possess– he’s handy with a rifle, she knows medicinal herbs, and I can repair small engines, and so on.  …

Letter Re: Survival: Are We Aware Enough?

Dear Survival Blog Editor, I’ve enjoyed reading Survival Blog daily for over two years and thank everyone for their efforts to share information about surviving these interesting times. I was very happy to see the article “Survival: Are We Aware Enough?“, as I have been waiting to see if someone would write on this theme. Thank you, S.S., for bringing this topic into the open. I have been “prepping” for almost 25 years, and from the very beginning I realized that how I am inside my heart and head is the most important survival tool… ever. In answer to SS’s …

News From The American Redoubt:

Idaho Sheriff: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit – JBG o o o Property owner not pleased with Eagle’s plan to use eminent domain. – RBS o o o Chastened by president’s profane email, Idaho business lobby now looks inward. – T.K. o o o Oregon To Be First In Nation To Implement Per-Mile Road Tax Program. – RBS o o o Oregon sheriff: Decision to shoot pet pony was a mistake . – RBS

Economics and Investing:

Everyone Is Guessing When It Comes To Oil Prices o o o 7 Signs That A Stock Market Peak Is Happening Right Now o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: ECB Starts Buying German, Italian Government Bonds Under QE Plan American “Nightmare” Shocker: The Real US Homeownership Rate Has Never Been Lower Nearly At ‘Full Employment’? 10 Reasons Why The Unemployment Numbers Are A Massive Lie Venezuela to Install Finger Scanners in Supermarkets to Tackle Hoarding, Panic Buying Amid Shortages – Classic government solution to what is a government problem. The insanity never ends.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Vet Facing Life Sentence Found Not Guilty for Aiming Pistol at Cops Who Failed to Identify as Cops. – H.L. o o o FBI plans to expand Guardian system to include ‘Top Secret’ information, link up with ‘Sentinel’ system. – H.L. o o o SurvivalBlog reader J.K. wrote in to tell us: “For those needing the ultimate in protection for their BOV and have the funding, Brindlee Mountain has armored trucks for sale. None of them have seen combat and were used for securing nuclear facilities. Only four of the six are still available. They are built on a Ford …

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“While complying can be an effective strategy for physical survival, it’s a lousy one for personal fulfillment. Living a satisfying life requires more than simply meeting the demands of those in control. Yet in our offices and our classrooms we have way too much compliance and way too little engagement. The former might get you through the day, but only the latter will get you through the night.” ? Daniel H. Pink