Notes for Sunday – August 16, 2015

Today, we present another entry for Round 60 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $10,000 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 …

My Home Won’t Keep Me Safe in a SHTF, by SDL

I just wanted to start by saying I’m so thankful for sites like yours and other independent media out there that have the courage to share the truth. I know we can’t ever be free until we start thinking for ourselves and caring to learn the truth. It’s amazing how many people I’ve talked to and tried to warn, but they aren’t in the least bit interested. I would say the church is less interested than the world. They don’t seem to care about anything outside of their comfort zone. I’ve read that Americans have an eight second attention span. …

Letter: Are We Prepared?

Dear HL and Readers, I am a faithful reader of SurvivalBlog and enjoy the links to related articles. I, along with many of you, am seeing the signs of problems ahead. Your readers are preparing and have beans, bullets, and bandages. They are ready, but are they really? I went to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010. I was part of a Christian mission team who helped with the construction of a home for a family in the Port-au-Prince area. For a period of about eight days, I experienced some incredible things. I slept in a tent inside a …

Economics and Investing:

Why California loves taxes, stock bubbles, and housing bubbles: State and county assessed property values up to $4.918 trillion, up 6 percent from last year. o o o SILVER DOCTORS: Wholesale Silver Shortage…. CONFIRMED o o o Comex On The Edge? Paper Gold “Dilution” Hits A Record 124 For Every Ounce Of Physical o o o U.S. oil inventories at levels not seen in at least 80 years! o o o Buy Gold? Buy A Used Car Instead! – D.S.

Odds ‘n Sods:

How High Are Property Taxes in Your State? – PLC o o o Church Builds Gun Range, Launches Range Ministry ‘In The Name Of Jesus Christ’ – Pat Cascio, SurvivalBlog’s Product Review Editor o o o Your Guide to Building a Disaster Kit – H.A. o o o The FDA Just Approved OxyContin to Be Prescribed to Children – D.S. o o o Global eavesdroppers:In World War II, dozens of radio operators in Scituate dialed into enemy conversations worldwide – RBS