Notes for Saturday – March 21, 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 …

PVC Survival Gear: How to Make It – Part 5, by J.H.

PROJECT 5: PVC Survival Staff (Walking Staff, Blow Gun, Frog Gig, Fish Spear, Survival Kit)- continued Today, we’re continuing to work through the steps of how to make a survival staff, walking staff, blow gun, frog gig, fish spear, and survival kit. It is versatile and can be whatever you choose to make it and used however you need it. We’ve completed the MAIN section and are currently working on the section containing the frog gig tines. So let’s continue with the process. STEPS: We now want to take this frog gig tines section and connect it to the MAIN …

Letter Re: Water Issues

M, Consider connecting your hand pump to the well pipes where they enter your basement or house. I did this with my Bison pump. Having the pump indoors offers obvious advantages for issues such as weather, security, and using during night hours. Mine sits on a countertop over a tub adjacent to my pressure tank. I get the extra benefit of being able to generate enough psi so that the water supply flows in my barn 100 yards away. To engage, all I have to do is flip three valves. Good luck. – Pete

Economics and Investing:

Irish Finance Minister Dumps Stocks to Buy Gold o o o The Latest Flashing Red Light: Global Earnings Plunge Most Since Lehman o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Brace for Recession Next Year – I’d be bracing for a bit more than that, but that recession is starting to come up in the mainstream is what’s pertinent here. The Fed Keeps Getting More and More Pessimistic The Shrinking Middle Class, Mapped State by State Russia’s Putin Calls for Regional Currency Union

Odds ‘n Sods:

Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large, forwarded this interesting thread on that amounts to confessions from a former gang member. It’s a long thread, and it does contain some offensive language, but it has some very applicable information about what works as a deterrent and how clean buyers for guns are maintained. There is much useful information buried in the dross here. o o o Some Northern California Farmers Not Planting This Year, Will Make More Money Selling Water to Los Angeles. – H.L. o o o Gordon Blaine has a new book out on finding the perfect homestead, …

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the Lord concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: if the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the Lord for a sin offering.” Leviticus 4:1-3 (KJV)