Notes for Saturday – October 17, 2015

On this day in 1835, Texans approve a resolution to create the Texas Rangers– a corps of armed and mounted lawmen designed to “range and guard the frontier between the Brazos and Trinity Rivers”. After winning their revolutionary war with Mexico the following year, Texans decided to keep the Rangers, both to defend against Indian and Mexican raiders and to serve as the principal law enforcement authority along the sparsely populated Texan frontier. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 61 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include: …

Surviving EMP: Suburban Circle Garden- Part 2, by Northwest Native Elder

Step 3: Buy the best of plants for surviving I have listed the vegetables below that I have planted and that have proven successful for me. Also, I have ordered the following plants from 1-5 with #1 needing the most sun and #5 needing the least sun. They will all benefit from the most sunlight they can get, but tomatoes need full sun and heat. It is a short list but an important one. These are the plants that you, as an inexperienced gardener, will have the best chance at growing, storing, and surviving on. You may have to supplement …

Letter Re: A Budget Disaster Response Kit

Gentlemen, Bruce F. gave some good advice about cutting down barrels, but I find that the process is greatly improved by using a standard pipe cutter, not a tubing cutter. Most tubing cutters will fail if put to the task of cutting steel. A pipe cutter is a tool used to cut primarily black steel pipe. It is very similar in design to the tubing cutter but substantially more robust and up to the task. – Tim in CT

Economics and Investing:

B.B. sent in this article: 77.5 Million Households Are Not Paying Federal Income Taxes (CNBC) o o o D.S. informs us that Illinois to Postpone Pension Payments “We Are out of Money Now” (The Daily Sheeple) o o o From the Economics Team: Wal-Mart Tumbles Most in 15 Years After Predicting Profit Slump (Bloomberg) Hyperinflating Argentina Forces Government To Increase Banknote Denomination (Zerohedge) Repossessions spike 66% as foreclosure crisis lingers (CNBC) Sanders and His Followers are NOT Outliers (Mises Institute)

Odds ‘n Sods:

J.C. informs us that the BLM is at it again with this article from News Channel 6 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Video: BLM Land Grab o o o Speaking of the BLM and Federal government overreach, B.B. sent in this article: Feds Sentence Oregon Ranchers to 5 Years in Prison for Setting Preventative Fires (The Gateway Pundit) o o o I just heard about a small company in the state of Washington that makes oil centrifuges, called These centrifuges would be of great utility for anyone setting up a biodiesel factory, or for anyone that has a need to …