Notes for Wednesday – June 03, 2015

Today, we present the rest of the first entry for Round 59 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 …




Getting Started With Aquaponics- Part 2, by F.B.

Plant Rafts with Sprouting Blocks I utilize six plant rafts, each 4’X6’, for a total of 144 square feet of growing area. Each tank has room for three 2’x4’ polystyrene 1” thick rafts. Each raft has 27 one-inch holes made to accept rock wool sprouting blocks. These are commercially available on Amazon or most hydroponic source stores online. Each block will hold several sprouted plants (if you want to grow multiples on the block) or a single sprout if you prefer. Larger plants, like cabbage, take more room between plants than vertical growers, like tomatoes. Fully planted with (for a …




Guest Article: Bikers, Bonds, and Black Swans, by Gary Christenson

A “black swan” event occurred at a gathering of outlaw bikers on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Waco, Texas. According to news stories, a fight broke out between several motorcycle gangs at the Twin Peaks restaurant. At least nine bikers are dead, another 17 were injured, and perhaps as many as 170 were detained or jailed. Outlaw Bikers: They are more likely to trade gunfire than bonds, but consider the similarities: Animosity: Rival biker gangs, the Bandidos and the Cossacks, met at the restaurant on Sunday to discuss issues such as territory, licensing fees, and drug revenues. Territory: Control of …




Two Letters Re: The Noose is Tightening

HJL, I can confirm Chase has changed their policies. I tried to help a friend by depositing 50 bucks cash in her account, and they said I needed to be a signer on the account. When I asked why, they said it was because of counterfeit bills being deposited into someone else’s account. I thought it was weird that a bank would be concerned with people bringing counterfeit money into a branch. I ended up having to drive the money down to my friend. As I’m writing this, I wonder can you do blind deposits via the drop box anymore? …










Odds ‘n Sods:

Hacked Emails Expose George Soros As Ukraine Puppet-Master. – H.L. o o o A useful skill to have: How to Reload an AK-47 With an Injured Arm o o o The 7 B’s of Prepping. – G.W. o o o Skies are Filled with FBI Aircraft. – B.B. o o o So You Want To Vote Republican? A constitutional libertarian perspective at the current political process as election season nears. – B.B. o o o Review: the Seven Core Areas of Preparedness. – Avalanche Lily