Notes for Wednesday – August 31, 2016

August 31st, 1992 is the day that Randy Weaver surrendered to the Federal Authorities, ending the 10 day siege on Ruby Ridge. This is the incident that preceded the Waco siege and is known for the unconstitutional rules of engagement and overzealous actions by the jack booted thugs of the federal authorities that resulted in the death of two innocent people– Sammy and Vicki Weaver, Randy’s son and wife. It is notable that Randy was acquitted of all charges, except missing a court date and violating bail conditions, on an ATF sting operation where it is suspected that Mr. Weaver …

The Bride of Christ in An Apocalyptic World- Part 2, by R.B.

What Would This Mean For Christ’s Bride– The Church? While all of this is frightening and should give us pause respecting the fragility of our civilization, what would such potential events mean for the Bride of Christ– the Church? While Scripture tells us that even the gates of hell cannot prevail against the Church of Christ Jesus, that does not mean that His Bride will not suffer in this world. The genocide we see of Christians and their culture in the Muslim world should prove the point. It should be remembered that we still live in the Church Militant, not …

Letter: Tip for Oxygen Absorbers

Dear HJL, Here is a tip for those who will use oxygen absorbers for storage but will not use the whole lot. So you have your bulk grains and what not in mylar bags and buckets ready to close off. You bought a package of oxygen absorbers and you will not need all of them this time. What’s to be done? Quickly open the package and place the absorbers in zip lock bags, being careful to flush the oxygen out of each when you close it up. Put just what you need for each bucket in each zip lock. (Snack …

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books The Foxfire Book series (in 11 volumes, but the first five are the best) When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency by Matthew Stein (SurvivalBlog’s Backcountry Editor) Fiction Some Will Not Die by Algis Budrys (Plague total wipe-out scenario. This book was another with an influence in my writing.) Movies Raiders of the Lost Ark (The later installments in the Indiana Jones movies aren’t nearly as good.) Groundhog Day

Economics and Investing:

Major Bank Official: Banks Are “Preparing for an Economic Nuclear Winter” – J.C. o o o When Are People Going To Figure It Out? It doesn’t matter what the Fed does, says Peter Schiff. o o o Norway Raids Sovereign Wealth Fund To Cover Government Expenses o o o Germans “Lose Faith In Banks”, Rush To Buy Safes o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

The Meltdown of Christianity o o o From the desk of Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large: How Far Will a 12 Gauge Shotgun Kill? o o o Best Practices for Dealing with Wounds in a Survival Situation – DSV o o o A Green Beret’s Guide to Improvised Home Defense Strategies – DSV o o o Yet another reason to avoid social media: Facebook recommended that this psychiatrist’s patients friend each other (The interesting thing is this site asks you to “like” them on Facebook as you read the article.)