Notes for Thursday – June 11, 2015

Don’t forget, Camping Survival is moving to Sanford, North Carolina (near Raleigh) soon and has a few open positions. If you are interested in any of the positions, please send a resume per the instructions. You may also want to check out their moving clearance section. Also, June 7th-13th they are having a Mountain House sale with 25% off of #10 cans and 15% off of pouches and buckets. o o o Today, we present another 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 …

Don’t Forget To Prep Your Spice Chest, by T.H.

Spices may be the number one overlooked item when prepping a kitchen to survive the apocalypse. The following article, which I wrote based upon my 15 years of chef experience and a lifetime quest for a self-sustaining lifestyle, includes reasons why you should stock up on spices, information about prepackaged spices, my technique for building a stockpile, the addition of seed-stock to your stockpile of heirloom seeds, how to store home-grown herbs/spices aswell as some techniques for using them. Surviving Doesn’t Mean You Have To Suffer One of the pillars of prepping for survival is to stockpile food. This is …

Letter Re: Pat Cascio’s Recent Post On Carjackings

Good morning, Hugh, Pat Cascio’s recent post on preventing carjackings included this sentence: “Fifth, drive in the center lane (if possible) when on highways; this reduces your chances of becoming a ‘bump and run’ theft victim”. I’ll agree with driving in the center lane, but stopping in the center lane is a different thing. Unless you are first in line, you’re trapped. Stopping in the curb or median lanes offers an escape route; one can drive over the curb and down the sidewalk if necessary from the curb lane, or one can cross the median or even drive in the …

Economics and Investing:

Get ready for a 4,000-point Dow drop. – G.G. o o o Bond crash across the world as deflation trade goes horribly wrong. – G.P. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: A Stock Market ‘Leading Indicator’ Is Tanking. But Why? As Seen In Greece: “I Rushed To The Bank” And The Return Of ATM Lines? The Warren Buffet Economy——Why Its Days Are Numbered (Part 1)

Odds ‘n Sods:

The War on Free Speech Accelerates: DoJ Subpoenas Over Comment Section. – H.L. o o o Cheap, synthetic ‘flakka’ dethroning cocaine on Florida drug scene. – G.P. o o o The Australian nanny state strikes again… Sighting of boy with realistic fake gun prompts call to amend sale laws. – A.S. o o o Hospital drug pump can be hacked to overdose you. – D.S. o o o The Water Terrorcrats Have Crossed My Line – Here’s What I Am Doing About It. – H.L.