Notes for Sunday – October 11, 2015

Today we present a guest article by Patrice Lewis. She is an energetic rancher, gardener, and writer who is simultaneously active in several venues. These include: Her own Rural Revolution homesteading blog, essays for WorldNetDaily, articles for Backwoods Home magazine, and articles for the newly-launched Molly Green magazine. Patrice is one of my favorite bloggers, who truly “lives the life” of rural self-sufficiency.

The Harsh Truth About Bugging Out of Cities, by Patrice Lewis

A common concern among rural people in a grid-down situation is the concept of marauding urbanites swarming through the countryside looting and pillaging — the so-called Golden Horde. I addressed this issue on my blog a few months ago when a reader noted, “You can hide yourself, but not your garden. Are you going to take your beef herd into your house with you? In any long-term crisis situation, your cattle and garden will be indefensible and therefore gone in a matter of months. You cannot protect them from a determined large, armed group.” This reader respectfully listed what he …

Economics and Investing:

G.G. flagged this: Red flag: Insiders aren’t buying stocks o o o Also from G.G.: Dollar Death Sentence Items from The Economics Team: Deutsche Bank Preannounces Massive 3rd Quarter Loss (Zero Hedge) BanksMay Have $100 Billion in Exposure to Glencore (Market Watch) The Burden on Renters to Increase (MyBudget360)

Odds ‘n Sods:

Why the Winchester 9mm NATO Bulk Ammo May Be Bad for Your Pistol o o o The text of 58 of George Whitfileld’s sermons are now available free at o o o Reader R.B.S. suggested this video by Zed Zed: CB Radio J-Pole Antenna. o o o T.P. sent us this: Escaped king cobra captured behind woman’s dryer (It is a good thing that cobras haven’t gone feral in Florida, the way that Burmese Pythons have.)

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world,according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we …