Notes for Thursday – July 23, 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 …

To Bee, or Not to Bee – Part 2, by Prepared Grammy

Getting Bees You have two options for getting bees; you can buy them or capture them. As a beginner, I would suggest buying bees or have an experienced beekeeper help you to capture a swarm. (I will not go into the process of capturing bees in this article.) If you capture a swarm, you must make sure that you capture the queen too. There are two ways to capture “wild bees”. You can capture a group of bees that are swarming. These are bees that are on the move and looking for a new home. They are relatively easy to …

Letter Re: Steel Buildings

[Editors note: Normally, SurvivalBlog does not usually allow for banter back and forth between contributors of articles and letters, as it has a habit of getting personal and out of hand. However, we will make exceptions when the technical information presented warrants it. Today’s letter is a continuation of the discussion between two such contributors on the effects of NEMP upon metal buildings, and it’s starting to get very technical. If you have a technical bent, enjoy being the fly on the wall.] HJL, When subjected to a rapid increase in an electromagnetic field, the differential in conductivity between steel …

Economics and Investing:

The financial gouging of the American college student: Tuition is up 300 percent from 1990 and total outstanding student debt has grown by over 1 trillion dollars since 2000. o o o Madness in the Physical Silver Market o o o Is Seattle doing away with single-family homes? o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Navient Adds to Fears on US Student Debt China’s Record Dumping Of US Treasuries Leaves Goldman Speechless

Odds ‘n Sods:

The portable WIND TURBINE to charge your phone: Collapsible Wisp will power up all your devices in the wilderness – JBG o o o Jewish Holocaust Survivor Saving Christians from ISIS to ‘Repay Debt’ – B.B. o o o Armadillos believed to have caused LEPROSY in nine Florida patients – T.P. o o o These 41 Companies Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood – D.S. o o o Lawmakers: Thousands Of Violent Felons To Be Released In November – G.P.