March In Precious Metals, by Everett Millman of Gainesville Coins

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover the price action of gold and silver and examine the “what” and “why” behind those numbers. Gold trickled down to yearly lows during the first half of the month before reversing direction and rallying back above $1,200/oz. The same was true for spot silver, which was stuck around $15.50/oz by mid-month before climbing back above $17/oz. The Platinum Group Metals (platinum and palladium) fared worse, as each fell through support early in the month and …




Letter: Handy Well Pump

HJL, I have seen some of the recent discussions pertaining to manual hand pumps for wells. I have wanted to add one to our preps for a while but have held back because it seemed as though they all cost around $1500. Our well is around 50′-60′ deep. I recently came across another pump option called a Handy Well Pump (model HWP-L) for considerably less. I am interested whether any other readers have experience and can offer insight on this pump option? Thanks in advance – Tired-n-Dusty HJL responds: Just looking at the build of the unit, it appears that …




Economics and Investing:

Santelli Stunned As Janet Yellen Admits “Cash Is Not A Store Of Value”. – B.B. o o o The Next Currency Set to Fail o o o Gold Effect on Mining & Shale Wasteland o o o CENTRAL BANKS LOSING CONTROL: Are The Seeds Of A Global Depression Sprouting? o o o Fears of a new global crash as debts and dollar’s value rise . – G.P. o o o Andorra on the brink of Europe’s next banking crisis. – G.G.




Odds ‘n Sods:

America may need to get their waders on; they may be in for some deep Schumer. Chuck Schumer Formally Enters Race To Succeed Harry Reid As Senate Dem Leader.. . – RBS o o o Shop Class as Soulcraft: A Review by Bill Buppert. – RBS o o o New York State Assembly Passes Bill Which Would Allow 3rd Trimester Babies to Be Killed With Shot of Poison to Heart. – D.S. HJL adds: It is unlikely to become law, but it’s an indicator of the degradation of the morality of our country. o o o GERMAN NEWS REPORT: Co-Pilot …







Notes for Saturday – March 28, 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 …




Understanding Unconventional Warfare As It Applies to Conservative Families, by Swamp Fox

Worldview Before reading a book, watching a youtube video, or obtaining any form of information from any source, a wise consumer will ask a few questions. What is the worldview of the individual imparting the information? Is the individual, who is imparting that information, qualified to do so? Is this person sufficiently capable of relaying this information through his or her chosen means of communication? It is said that one “cannot judge a book by its cover”. I disagree. As a man who has, from a very young age, frequented used book sales in search of hidden treasures among tattered …




Letter Re: Bison Water Pump

HJL, I also have a Bison pump. It is installed right into my well along side the submersible pump. My static water level is about 31 feet. My pump is about 15 ft from my house (a pressure system). I am not very savvy on this stuff, so maybe you can EDUCATE ME. How are you getting your bison to pump in your water? I doubt your well is in your basement. HJL Responds: Unfortunately, you will probably not be able to reproduce the results of those readers who have their pumps mounted indoors. Very few people have their wells …




Economics and Investing:

Northwest Territorial Mint has a special Silver pricing right now at only $0.75 over spot. This deal ends march 29. o o o Radio Shack (now bankrupt) just auctioned off your personal info in violation of its own Terms of Service.. – D.S. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: US GDP unrevised at 2.2 pct in Q4; corporate profits fall Another Oligarch Preaches To The Peasants: Charlie Munger Says “Prepare For Harder World” Peak Gold? Goldman Calculates There Is Only 20 Years Of Gold Supply Left– Take this with a grain of salt, but it’s worth taking a peek …




Odds ‘n Sods:

Are Slaves Catching the Fish You Buy ? JWR has warned about the rise of radical Islam in Indonesia, in his novel Expatriates. o o o WHAT’S RIGHT WITH KANSAS? Constitutional Carry Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk The March of Freedom continues! – JWR o o o Illegal Alien Police Officers?. – B.B. o o o Night vision eyedrops allow vision of up to 50m in darkness . – K.B. o o o This Is How TSA Decides if You Might Be Acting Like a Terrorist. – JBG







Notes for Friday – March 27, 2015

March 27th is the birthday of the late Robert W. Ford (born 1923, died 20 September 2013). He was an amazing man who had a remarkable life. His book, Wind Between The Worlds (an account of experiences in Tibet, captivity by the communist Chinese, and his fight against brainwashing), is highly recommended. It is available for free download. o o o Today, SurvivalBlog is debuting a book written by our very own Senior Product Review Editor, Pat Cascio. Each Friday we will run a section of his book, Street Combat – This Ain’t No Game!, and today we have the …




Buying in Bulk, What We Have Learned – Part 2, by JSP

A couple of years ago I wrote the initial offering on this subject of buying in bulk for Survival Blog readers, without thinking there would be a second part. However, since then we have learned some new ways to leverage our buying power, I will share that below. Update on Part 1 First, I will give an update on the strategies in the original article. We continue to buy in bulk, as described in the article. Currently, we access wheat for $200 per ton and whole, clean, food grade, non GMO corn for $300 per ton. Much has been written …




Street Combat – This Ain’t No Game! – Part 1 of 9, by Pat Cascio

FORWARD Street Combat – This Ain’t No Game! is written for the law abiding citizens of America. In today’s world, the need for such a book is obvious, and Pat Cascio helps level the playing field between decent people and the evil predators who stalk the streets of the world today. A straight forward, no holds barred manual, it’s written by a top expert, who knows his business and deeply cares about the survival of you and your loved ones. Pat knows that the police cannot be everywhere, and so the advantage is in the hands of the criminal predator …