Buying and Selling Rural Land: Considering The Basics

Much of my work as a consultant revolves around selecting retreat properties. For more than 15 years I have assisted my clients in their quest for the most suitable and practical properties available, to assure their families the best possible chance of surviving anything from a short-term localized disaster to a long-term societal collapse. Over the past 10 years of editing SurvivalBlog, I have included many insights about the retreat property selection process, interspersed in articles and replies to letters on related topics. But in this article, I’d like to distill a lot of that experience into just one concise …

Letter: Food Storage Question on Mason Jars

Hello, Hugh, I’ve been following Sarah’s articles on food storage with interest,and learning a great deal from them. My question is this: Has your family performed any food storage involving vacuum-sealing “wet” food in mason jars and freezing them? I’m wondering if putting hamburger and chicken in mason jars, vacuum-packing them, and freezing them is a reasonable long-term storage solution (assuming electricity exists to maintain storage temperatures at 0F or below). If such a procedure is feasible, are there any cautions I should be aware of? I would guess that, since water expands as it freezes, the jars should not …

Economics and Investing:

Video: British Pound Collapse Vs Silver & Gold Post Brexit – Mike Maloney JWR Adds: A similar overnight revaluation could happen to any currency that is not redeemable “on demand” for specie! o o o Massive One-Day Record Surge Of Mainstream Gold Investment Demand o o o Gold Bull Market Confirmed; $1450 The Ultimate Test o o o Morgan Stanley Warns That Rising Rig Count Could Undo The Rally o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Four officers killed during ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in Dallas – Something wicked this way comes. The big cities are ready to explode! Heads up people – A.S. o o o Anti-Gun Professor Calls for Shooting Up NRA Headquarters and Washington Lobbyists “And make sure there are no survivors.” The NAZIs had a similar program, which I suppose should make this one less surprising. After all, a National Socialist is a National Socialist is a National Socialist – GJM o o o If Benghazi doesn’t matter, what does? – Sent in by B.B. o o o FBI Resignations: Where Are …

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

“Reports of widespread hunger in collapsing Venezuela confirms my opinion: food stands alone as the indispensable preparation for survival. Why? All else can be managed as needed, they’re answerable with non-perishable inventory, often with as-found inventory. By “all else” I mean the other two of “cold-wet-hungry”. You can be any two of these and survive, but not all three. You may be cold or wet on a given day, but you will be hungry every day. No gaps. Therefore: solve food first.” – Ol’ Remus, in his Yer Ol’ Woodpile Report