Notes for Wednesday – June 17, 2015

June 17th is the birthday of musician Red Foley (born, 1910, died September 19, 1968). His patriotic song Smoke on the Water topped the music charts for 13 weeks in late 1944 and early 1945, and charted for 24 weeks. This song, which describes the doom of tyrants, would be considered quite politically incorrect these days. June 17th is also the birthday of novelist John Ross, who was born in 1957. 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 …




Paleo Food Storage Plus Ideas for Celiac/Gluten Intolerances and Dairy-Free Diets – Part 2, by Utah Suburban Prepping Gal

Carbohydrates White rice is considered to be a less harmful grain to those eating Paleo. Therefore, I have continued to store white rice because it keeps so well, up to 30 years, and will make a nice source of carbohydrates, especially when physical activity is high. It does not disrupt my gut like wheat and beans do and therefore will not cause another source of difficulty for me in the middle of a crisis. Also, cooked white rice can be fed to my chickens, if their food supply is disrupted. Starchy tubers, like sweet potatoes, provide carbohydrates and keep well …




Letter: Book and Video Shelf

Hello HJL, I just finished reading Lewis Dartnell’s most excellent book, The Change. It has been highlighted in the blog previously, Basically the book answers this question: After TEOTWAWKI, how would one, in his terms, reboot society, from a scientific and technological viewpoint. He does an excellent job at it. I thought you and JWR might want to add this one to the book and video shelf. As a followup, I was wondering if Dartnell or anyone else already or will be putting out a “companion book” giving detailed plans by which a layman with basic skills could jury rig, …




Economics and Investing:

The looming retirement crisis: 10,000 baby boomers a day turn 65 and most are inadequately prepared for retirement. Half of elderly Americans in poverty without Social Security. o o o Pension tidal wave is about to crash down on taxpayers. – B.B. o o o Writing’s On The Wall: Texas Pulls $1 Billion In Gold From NY Fed, Makes It “Non-Confiscatable”. – JBG o o o Barclays thinks artificial intelligence is the future of banking. – D.S. o o o Budget office: U.S. debt picture has ‘worsened dramatically’. – G.G.







Odds ‘n Sods:

Some well-grounded advice on evading FLIRs from Brandon Smith that ties into some details also found in my novel Liberators: Thermal Evasion Suit Construction. – JWR o o o Glad the lady was helped, but this should be an OPSEC warning as well. UPS Driver Noticed Something Fishy About Packages Sent to an Elderly Woman With Live-in Help. Thanks to Her Taking Action, Justice Will Be Served.. – G.W. o o o Toxic algae bloom might be largest ever . – S.B. o o o UK Elementary School Bans ‘Cartwheels’ & ‘Handstands’ to ‘Safeguard’ Students. – H.L. o o o …