Notes for Friday – August 28, 2015

August 28, 1883 is the anniversary of the abolishment of slavery throughout the British Empire. 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 day onPoint courses normally cost $795, DRD Tactical is providing …

The Least Expensive Way Out – Part 2, by L.J.

5. Tools Tools are a great help in a lot of situations, like building or bartering, they can even be used as weapons! If you do end up buying tools, make sure you know how to use them so you don’t injure yourself. First, get basic hand tools, like a hammer, nails, screwdriver, screws, scissors, saw and a hacksaw, different sizes of wrenches, and files. Keep these in a safe place but not out of reach. Then there are the bigger tools, which are hard to forget because they are really useful, like shovels, spades, rakes, and hoes. Be sure …

Letter Re: The Least Expensive Way Out

Hugh, The article reminds me of a fellow I met on an American Heritage Girls camp out. He melts down his wife’s defunct candles placing the wax in Dixie cups that are half full of chain saw shavings from fire wood cutting. He just covers the saw dust and lets it solidify. Top half of the cup serves as a wick now that I think a little more. It provides the little extra that the fire needs to get going without the danger of accelerants. They are small and light. RV

Economics and Investing:

Gold and Warnings From Exponential Markets o o o We Are At War ~ Jim Willie o o o t’s Official: China Confirms It Has Begun Liquidating Treasuries, Warns Washington – B.B. o o o The Midst Of A Financial Meltdown That Is Truly Global In Scope o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Fed’s George Says Still Prepared for Rate Hike, But Turmoil – You better believe there will be volatility if the Fed raises rates.. Odds are if they do some minor rate hike as immaterial as it would be it will send the markets in another tail …

Odds ‘n Sods:

Our spinoff website has been expanded and improved. It now has new property search and mapping features, as well as broader offerings, and more details. There are now more than 230 retreat property listings. Check it out! o o o Unlawful immigrants can have gun rights, appeals court rules – RBS o o o Facebook has secretly been spying on your medical internet searches – D.S. o o o Managers are using drones to monitor their employees – D.S. o o o Fargo police ‘apologetic’ after mistaking students’ telescope for a gun – T.P.