Notes for Thursday – July 14, 2016

July 14th is the birthday of Colonel Einar A. Malmstrom. He was born in 1907 and died August 21, 1954 near Great Falls, Montana, in the crash of a T-33 jet. He was a decorated Air Force pilot, a Luft Stalag POW survivor, and test pilot. Malmstrom AFB was one of the settings for JWR’s novel Founders. (The base was named in Malmstrom’s honor.) o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 65 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Tactical Self-Contained 2-Series Solar Power Generator …

Reloading Ammunition For WTSHF- Part 2, by S.B.

Having removed the spent primer, you now need to insert a new one. There are specialty tools available for this, as well as attachments to do this on your press. How your particular setup will work depends entirely on what equipment you buy, but all methods insert a new primer into the primer pocket in the base of the brass case. Exactly which primer you need depends on your cases. For example, some 45 ACP cases use small pistol primers, and some use large pistol primers. Your specific round formula ca be found in your reloading manual (e.g. standard or …

Letter Re: Buying and Selling Rural Land

Hugh, If you have narrowed down your list to one or two properties, consider chartering an aircraft to do a visual inspection. It might cost you $300-$500 but it allows additional validation of a significant investment. Even at 1,000 feet above ground level (AGL in pilot speak) you can quickly take some pictures, makes some notes, and assess things such as the terrain, trees or vegetation, and even a potential risk if say a neighbor has something on their property that could ultimately contaminate your water supply. I know some readers will scream “my privacy!”. Here in the USA there …

Economics and Investing:

Germany becomes second G7 nation to issue 10-year bond with negative yield – G.G. o o o Video: Fed’s Undercover Bailout of Biggest Banks – Mike Maloney – A.S. o o o A New Set of Crises for the EU o o o Gold Prices: Headed Higher Into Late Summer o o o In 30 Years, U.S. Will Have Highest Debt-To-GDP Ratio In Our History—141% o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Reader F.M. sent in a reminder about the 4th Annual Marion County, WV Preparedness Expo on Saturday, September 17,2016 o o o A “must have” accessory for every guy: Bullet Resistant Jockstrap – DMS o o o Pastor Resigns, Refuses To Bow To Lgbt Agenda In Schools – PLC o o o While you drive, your mobile devices chat with government – D.E. o o o In a first, U.S. judge throws out cell phone ‘stingray’ evidence – G.G. o o o 7 Disgusting Things Obama Said While Hijacking Memorial For Slain Dallas Police