Pat Cascio’s Product Review: Springfield Armory XDm Compact .40 S&W

Make no mistake, I’m a huge fan of Springfield Armory firearms– all of them. When the XD handgun first came out, I picked one up; it was in .40S&W. At first appearance, it looked very much Glock-ish to my way of thinking. However, once home, I tore the gun down … Continue reading

Recipe of the Week: Christmas Cheese Ball, by L.H.

This one is a super simple recipe that has stood the test of time. Everyone was making it in the late 70’s/early 80’s, and we’re still making it and delighting company and get-togethers all these years later. Ingredients: 2 blocks (8 oz. ea.) cream cheese 1 bunch green onions, minced … Continue reading

Letter: Hoarding Silver, Gold and Diamonds

Hugh, I remember when I was young and would sit for hours listening to the depression stories that the old people would tell. One thing that stuck in my mind was that the only time that precious metals or stones were worth much was during times of plenty when you … Continue reading

Economics and Investing:

Items from Professor Preponomics: Thanksgiving is a Celebration of Free Enterprise (Mises Institute) 1200 American Works Training Their Foreign Replacements (Breitbart) Why Federal Funds Pay for Empty Flights Out of Maryland and Virginia (Taxpayers for Common Sense) The Price of Copper May Hinge on a Single Precious Resource: Water (Market … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

Do our politicians not study history anymore? Do they think that they can flippantly navigate through the dangers without consequence? Does anybody remember the powder-keg of world events that led to World War I? Turkey Blockades Russian Shipping, Black Sea Fleet Completely Cut off o o o Video: 1000W LED … Continue reading

Change Your Clocks and Change Your Batteries, Water, Et Cetera, by R.C.

This time of year we must change our clocks, fall back or spring forward. As a retired firefighter and EMT, I take this seriously. If your smoke detectors are over 10 years old, please change the unit. This twice a year rotation also offers us a chance to rotate other … Continue reading

Captain America Is Coming For You!, by N.E.

I found a news article this morning that to the untrained eye seems harmless. However, as I have studied narratives of geopolitics, I felt compelled to send along a note to the reader’s of SurvivalBlog. The comic book character “Captain America” was first released with the goal to influence popular … Continue reading

Letter Re: What’s a Dime Worth?

HJL, The contributor states $4 today will buy: “Now, we ask, when we walk down the aisles of our local grocery store, what’s currently priced for about $4? Let’s start with the staples: Two gallons of milk Two or three loaves of bread Two or three dozen eggs” I am … Continue reading

Economics and Investing:

Target and other online retailers did well, but traditional brick-and-mortar retailers took a pounding this Friday. A chilly Black Friday for some brick-and-mortar retailers o o o Items from Professor Preponomics: Beware of the Sure Thing: Possible Curve Balls for the December Market (Market Watch) U.S. Retailers Hunt for Attacks … Continue reading