Notes for Friday – September 30, 2016

Vic at Safecastle says, “It feels like we’re all about to enter the whirlwind. Tie it all down fast and while you’re at it, get in some Mountain House foods–in 30-year cans or 30-year pouches–at the discounts of up to 46% with FREE shipping.” Safecastle’s MH sale ends Friday, September … Continue reading

Live Your Survival and Gain Sufficiency-Part 1, by E.M.

Self-sufficiency – noun: the state of not requiring any aid, support, or interaction, for survival; it is therefore a type of personal or collective independence. Survival – [sərˈvīvəl] – noun: the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances.[1] … Continue reading

Letter Re: Differences Between Combustible Gases

James, Hugh, Before someone gets hurt or blows themselves up, here are some more details on the gases in question. Natural gas is produced primarily from high pressure gas deposits deep within the earth, and to a lesser extent as a byproduct of oil production. Natural gas is what is … Continue reading

Notes for Thursday – September 29, 2016

September 29th, 1881, is the birthday of Ludwig von Mises (born 1881, died October 10, 1973). o o o SurvivalBlog just learned that Bill Mollison passed away in Hobart, Tasmania, Austrailia at the age of 88. Together with Davide Holmgren, he developed what we now call Permaculture, a holistic way … Continue reading

The Art and Practice of OPSEC, by T.H.

What is it? We often hear the term OPSEC, also know as Operations Security (not Operational Security), but few people actually know what it really means. When asked they often say, “It means not talking about what you are doing.” Or, they may say, “It means staying gray.” This is … Continue reading

Letter: Use Even More Caution Putting Personal Information Out There

HJL, A study by the RAND Corporation, published in the Journal of Cybersecurity, looked at the frequency and cost of IT security failures in U.S. businesses and found that the cost of a break-in is much lower than thought, typically around $200,000 per case. With top-shelf security systems costing a … Continue reading