Notes for Sunday – June 12, 2016

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Nutritious Homemade Dog Treats and Food Using Mainly Scraps, by Sarah Latimer

In this day when everything seems to cost so much more than it did twenty or even five years ago and we all work harder than ever to make ends meet, I just can’t stand waste. Beyond that, I think I was born with a love for efficiency and resourcefulness. These are traits I highly esteem in individuals and strive to accomplish myself, and I know Hugh appreciates that I am able to stretch our dollars further than many others know how to do. So, let me share how I apply this to our beloved and useful dogs. While I …

Letter Re: Pantry Building Basics

HJL, This was an excellent article to which I would add home freeze drying (fd). Canning fresh foods is a lot of work, but you know what went into those canning jars. Freeze drying at home is almost no work and is fun, in addition to you having the knowledge of what went into those jars. A home freeze dryer costs less than $3,000; that’s less than a one year’s supply of commercial fd food for one person. You can fd almost any food at home. Imagine ice cream sandwiches after the SHTF! Those cans of commercial foods that are …

Economics and Investing:

U.S. Silver Imports Surge To New Monthly Record o o o A Critical and Ignored 2008 Email by Ben Bernanke on the Lehman Collapse o o o Kiwi Steals the Show o o o Record Shattering 94.7 Million Americans Not in the Labor Force. Up by 664,000 in One Month o o o Picture Of Decline – B.B. o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Petraeus, McChrystal Join Dozens of Former Military Leaders to Create New Gun Control Group – It’s disturbing to see prior military come out against the Second Amendment like this. – DSV o o o DEA Wants Inside Your Medical Records to Fight the War on Drugs o o o Man who built gun drone, flamethrower drone, argues FAA can’t regulate him – T.P. o o o This Is How You Disarm America (But Only the Law-Abiding Part) o o o Propaganda Bill In Congress Could Give America Its Very Own Ministry Of “Truth”