Notes for Sunday – August 21, 2016

In 1986, Lake Nyos in Cameroon erupted with an estimated billion cubic yards of carbon dioxide gas. The gas had apparently been accumulating in the crater lake, held down by the weight of the water. When it finally erupted, the gas cloud smothered and killed every living animal, including insects, in its path until it dissipated. Outsiders learned of the disaster when they approached the villages and found animal and human bodies on the ground. The best estimate is that 1,700 people and thousands of cattle died.

My Tomato Process – Part 2, by Sarah Latimer

Making and Storing Tomato Sauce for the Long Haul Crushing, Peeling, Seeding There are a number of ways to do this, but I am one who likes efficiency. I just have too much to do to take time to do things the “hard” way. Of course, I like to do things myself, but why make it more difficult than it has to be, right? At some point, if the grid goes down and the solar power system fails, I may be forced to boil and peel tomatoes and hand crush them or use a hand-cranked crusher/separator, but until that happens …

Letter Re: Rethinking Wound Care

HJL, What the writer says is spot on for infection occurring more often in warm and moist conditions. One note here, however. Flies in a wound are going to lay eggs and you are going to get maggots. As disgusting as that sounds, it might not be a bad thing. Maggots have been used for centuries to debride wounds. (Debride means to remove non-viable tissue.) Maggots only eat the dead tissue, which is where the infection is at its worst. The less infection present the easier it is for the bodies defensive mechanisms to fix the problem. I first became …

Economics and Investing:

Gold Price Will Go High As Hyperinflation Is Nigh o o o Socialism: The World’s Greatest Generator of Poverty o o o Irrational Exuberance Is Back… And Even The Fed Is Worried (Note: Link requires a membership to read. You can read a reprint of it on Zero Hedge.) o o o Investor Complacency Is Smashing Records o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

US judge orders Clinton to answer queries o o o Is Civil Unrest Coming to Suburbia? Rest Assured, the Media Will Lie About It. Some very good advice. Remember what Willie Sutton, bank robber, said decades ago when asked why he robbed banks? “That is where the money is.” The burbs have food, money, et cetera. – H.L. o o o Louisiana Underwater: Life After Another Huge Flood o o o You use what you have, but this is definitely not recommended: Alaska Outfitter Defends Fishermen from Raging Grizzly with 9mm Pistol – B.P. o o o Pesticide-resistant whitefly could …

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” – Matthew 23:37-39 (KJV)