Notes for Sunday – June 21, 2015

June 21st is the birthday of Rex Applegate (June 21, 1914 – July 14, 1998). He was the friend and mentor of SurvivalBlog’s Senior Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio. 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 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 …

One Yukon Learning Event, by S.H.

On a mid-November day years ago, I set out to walk over a high, broad, timbered ridge through some apparently uninhabited spruce, poplar, and birch woods in the Yukon Territory, Canada. I was headed over and down to the lower part of a long creek about seven direct miles away. I carried metal tags that I’d received from the Mining Recorder’s Office for nailing to two sets of placer claim posts that I had cut, labeled, signed, and recorded a few weeks before, one set done by Power of Attorney. Daylight hours were now becoming seriously short at that subarctic …

Letter Re: Android Geiger Counter

Thanks for the reference to the $30 android counter; I bought one! Also, note that Radioactivity Counter is an Android ap that I have used that detects gamma radiation just using the app; there’s no external devices needed! You’re wondering how? You tape over the camera lens and the camera itself detects gamma radiation sensitivity depending on phone models. I’ve used it, and it works. – M.R.

Economics and Investing:

‘It’s time to hold physical cash,’ says one of Britain’s most senior fund managers. – G.P. o o o Citi forecasts Greek devastation, unstoppable debt spirals in Italy and Portugal. – JBG o o o ‘Last Days of Pompeii’ in Greece as crunch time approaches. – JBG o o o “Bank Holiday” Preparations Begin In Greece, Lines Form At Athens ATMs

Odds ‘n Sods:

An interesting perspective of a movie: What preppers can learn from the movie San Andreas. – J.M. o o o Thirty minutes of your time that will be well spent: Brigitte Gabriel Speaks at 2015 Watchmen on the Wall Conference . – J.T. o o o Every Mass Shooting Shares One Thing In Common & It’s NOT Weapons. – H.L. o o o An automated chicken coop! Because collecting eggs is work enough!. – T.H. o o o Belgian Doctors Are Euthanizing Patients Without Their Consent. – H.L.

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.” Luke 18:40-43 (KJV)