Notes for Wednesday – August 19, 2015

Safecastle is currently having a sale on Mountain House Foods with savings of 35 to 50% off. They also have Berkeys back in stock now. o o o 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 …

Low-Budget TEOTWAWKI Preps – Part 2, By E.J.H.

So let’s go into some improvised methods for each of the prongs listed earlier. Improvised Methods for Detering Invaders You should get a loud dog. I have a golden retriever, who, even though he would probably just lick an invader’s boots, sounds like a dog three times his size when he barks, and he sounds very deadly. He is not effective for defense, but he could definitely deter a potential looter. A good dog would be a German Shepard, Pit Bull, or Bullmastiff to deter robbers/raiders even before the world ends. I know I would not like to even risk …

Letters Re: Cold Steel’s SurvivalBlog Voyager Knife

JWR, Just a note to thank you for the input on the new knife design: WOW!— I’m pretty cheap on knives but was recently chastised by a client and retired police officer to always conceal carry (we were at a police qualifying range so “thought” I didn’t need to there) and have a large folding knife in my pocket—ALWAYS! He was very adamant, which woke me up in a good way. So seeing the JWR knife with all the key features that I felt were excellent, I ordered this knife to meet the retired officer’s recommendations; I’m very impressed!! – …

Economics and Investing:

World shipping slump deepens as China retreats – G.G. o o o Venezuela’s currency is now so worthless that people are using it as napkins – G.P. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Why Gas Prices Are Rising Despite Oil’s Plunge – I for sure have been wondering this. I’m making an assumption that this is true, but who knows. Abe Aide Says Japan Needs 3.5-Trillion Yen Economic Package Renting in America Has Never Been This Expensive

Odds ‘n Sods:

Ben Carson wants forced vaccines, with schools serving as enforcement checkpoints – H.L. o o o China Tests New Long-Range Missile with Two Guided Warheads – G.P. o o o UFC Fighters Experience Marine Corps Martial Arts – T.P. o o o Christians Are Being Systematically Purged From The U.S. Military – T.P. o o o California drought pictures – D.N.