Notes for Wednesday – April 29, 2015

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Survival Blades – Part 1, by R.H.

I have noticed quite a bit of confusion and hype surrounding the subject of survival blades lately. I have also noted people new to survival and prepping often cannot get simple questions answered due to lack of accurate information from sales clerks and others. I have written this so that newcomers can get some balanced information. Let’s define our terms before we begin. While many readers are preparing for an end of the world scenario, survival situations as I will consider them here happen every day. As I am writing this, most of the nation has been brutalized by a …

Letter Re: Freeze Drier

Hugh – During the time that you evaluated the Harvest Right Freeze Dryer, did you happen to monitor the power consumption? As an off-grid type, voltage, amperage, power factor, and total watts per freeze dry cycle are critical to determine if my available power can support this unit. Also, the length of the full freeze dry cycle is important. Thanks – Roy G. HJL Responds: After evaluating the Harvest Right Freeze Dryer for three months, I found myself very reluctant to send it back. About the time I was mentally figuring ways to extend the evaluation, I decided it was …

Economics and Investing:

What Will Happen to You When the Dollar Collapses?. – H.L. o o o The war on cash; capital controls being imposed everywhere. When “the war on gold” begins, the world as we knew it will have already ended. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Not Just For Tin Foil Hats—–Worries About Cashless Money And The Coming Correction Gold Surges: World’s ‘Biggest Pawnbroker’ Makes Deal China Is about to Come Clean about How Much Gold It Really Owns– Had posted a similar article to this earlier as well. U.S. Consumer Confidence Sinks in April

Odds ‘n Sods:

Motel 6 Sending Guests’ Personal Info to Police Every Night. – H.L. o o o PSA Contains Bizarre Subliminal Message About “Martial Law”. – RBS o o o Successful Live-Fire Test of EXACTO “Smart” Bullets. Heat seeking / guided missiles are now the size of .50 caliber bullets. – T.P. o o o Genetic testing moves into world of employee health. – D.S. o o o Think that you will escape notice because some on-going turf war will keep attention focused away from you during a crises? Crips and Bloods Call Truce Amidst Baltimore Riot