Notes for Tuesday – June 16, 2015

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 Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three day 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 …

Paleo Food Storage With Ideas for Celiac/Gluten Intolerances and Dairy-Free Diets – Part 1, by Utah Suburban Prepping Gal

When I first became serious about prepping, I looked to the guidelines found on the LDS (Mormon) website. This means grains, beans, sugars, and dairy, so I spent the next few years stocking up on these four. A few years later I discovered the Paleo diet, which resulted in great health benefits for me, such as increased mental focus, elevated mood, fat loss, and clearer skin. However, I faced a dilemma. Everything in the basic food storage I had accumulated was now off-limits. Basically, the Paleo diet consists of meat, vegetables, nuts, fruit, and “good” oils, like lard, tallow, butter, …

A Book Review of “Memories of Poland…”, from TM in Arkansas

Memories of Poland Lessons From Growing Up Under Communism by Paylie Roberts ©2015 Paylie Roberts ISBN: 978-0692423400 397 pages $17.95 retail price Published by Paylie Roberts Books Available from,, or other booksellers. This is one of those books reviewers like because it is a good book, yet hate because it is difficult to categorize. By the author’s own admission, it is history, biography, and a treatise of her Libertarian views, so take your pick. As a prepper and scholar of 20th Century Eastern Europe, I was doubly pleased to receive a copy of this book in my mailbox. …

Letter Re: Doubletap

Survivalblog, I recently purchased a doubletap in .45 ACP as well. I have to 100% agree with Pat’s findings. I had exactly the same experience and pain. I’m contemplating purchasing the rubber “training” grip that is advertised and hoping that helps. Otherwise, I like the gun. – B.H.

News From The American Redoubt:

Dredgers plan peaceful protest on Idaho river. – D.H. o o o Head of Spokane NAACP quits amid furor over racial identity o o o Wyoming: Skier rescued after 400-foot fall near Beartooth Pass o o o Industry: Wyoming coal exports wouldn’t affect global demand o o o Wranglerstar (one of our favorite bloggers) just posted a noteworthy 10% off discount code for Whitlox Coal/Wood-Fired Compact Forges. Further explanation of these forges can be found here.

Economics and Investing:

Saudi Arabia Opens $585B Stock Market to Foreign Investors. – K.B. o o o Treasury Reveals What JPMorgan Was Really Doing With London Whale Trades. – P.K. o o o 90 Days: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000. – B.B. o o o America Is Addicted To Debt o o o Taxpayers Billed $128,781 for Michelle Obama to See Cultural Sites in Venice. – B.B.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Colt Defense Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection JWR’s Comment: When you take this news in the context of the recent post-scare dip in gun prices, we are clearly in a “Buyer’s Market.” Now is a good time to stockpile some stripped AR-15 lower receivers, especially if you can purchase any from private parties at gun shows, sans papiere. It might also be worthwhile to buy a Colt-made M4 as an investment piece, if you can find one of the Law Enforcement-marked Colts (such as the LE6920 / LE6921 / LE6940) that has BOTH takedown pins. (Rather than the “Sporter” …