Notes for Saturday – June 13, 2015

Today, we present another entry for Round 59 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. This entry is a little bit different than the normal “how-to”. Rather than presenting an article of his own experience, this author has given us an inside track to his thinking while analyzing another article on the blog. He shares how the information he reads applies directly to him and what he can learn from it. I’ve included it as an example of what we should all be doing for any experience. Evaluate what happened, change what didn’t work, and emphasize what did work. You might …

Personal Notes of Application From SurvivalBlog’s “The Frog in A Slowly Heating Pot”- Part 1, by C.F.

First of all, let me say that Mr. N.H., who wrote The Frog in a Slowly Heating Pot, is a skilled writer; he provided a very picturesque, succinct, and articulate article. More importantly, the experience he shared was dynamic and highly educational. It was not some far-fetched, improbable scenario, but a very common and probable one, and the lessons he learned can be a blessing to many, it seems. Yes, we have questioned the story’s authenticity, but upon close examination I cannot find anything that would prove it to be fictitious based on internal evidence. If it is fictitious, the …

Letter Re: Regarding Army Manuals

HJL, Don’t send people to Amazon for the U.S. Army manuals. They are available for free on the Internet. – S. HJL Responds: We know that they are free, and a simple Google search will turn up a variety of places that you can download a .pdf copy of them. We also have copies of many of the .pdf versions of U.S Army manuals contained on the SurvivalBlog archive that we put together every year. However, on the more relevant manuals, we feel it is important to have a hard copy in hand. You can print out your own hard …

Economics and Investing:

Is Greece at risk of becoming the next Zimbabwe?. – JBG o o o THE SYSTEM IS COLLAPSING: Time To Get Physical o o o How Do Companies Quietly Raise Prices? They Do This – G.G. [May require a login] o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: ‘Who’ Really Runs Your State? – I don’t really believe that is who’s running the state in most cases, but it’s an interesting map. Did Greece’s Time Just Run Out?

Odds ‘n Sods:

Riding out TEOTWAWKI in style: Exclusive Look Inside the World’s Largest Planned Doomsday Escape. – G.P. o o o Ebola Resurgent: African States Report Alarming Rise in Cases. – G.P. o o o Iconic gunmaker Colt is on the brink of bankruptcy. – T.P. o o o Depravity, delusion, and destruction–Signs of post-Christian America. – MVR o o o There very definition of corruption: Bill Whittle on the Clinton Scandals