Notes for Tuesday – September 06, 2016

September 6th, 1757 is the birthday of Marquis de Lafayette (often known simply as Lafayette), a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War. He was a close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. George Washington met him through his connections in the Free Masons and was impressed with him. After he offered to serve without pay, Congress commissioned him as a Major General and he was an integral part of the battles at Brandywine and Valley Forge. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 66 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction …

Quick Reference Manual Regarding Disaster Survival and Recovery on the Road- Part 1, by J.P.R.

Preface I wrote this manual for those family and friends who don’t believe we need to be prepared for anything huge happening. I still feel responsible for these people in my life and wish the best for them as they travel about in our uncertain world. The other reason I wrote it was to subtly introduce them to the impact of what may occur in each scenario in an effort to ignite their personal journey towards preparedness and independence. I hope many more find it a useful tool in helping others handle adversity with knowledge rather than fear. TRAVEL REFERENCE …

Letter Re: Euthanizing Pets Who Can’t Bug Out

Hugh, I have searched the internet for a humane manner in which to euthanize a pet who can’t bug out. Is there anything other than a bullet to take care of this? – T.B. HJL Comments: This is a tough situation and should be a call for people to evaluate their “need” for pets before they take on that responsibility. A pet is usually entirely dependent on it’s owner for survival and that is not a responsibility that should be taken lightly. I highly suspect that if such a situation were to occur, most pet owners would simply turn their …

News From The American Redoubt:

Right Side Blog: Western Dakotas Belong in the American Redoubt o o o In fire’s wake, sheep farmer overwhelmed by community support o o o Long-time reloading machine maker and reloading components dealer Ponsness/Warren, in Rathdrum, Idaho has recently expanded their product line to include Grizzly brand polished once-fired polished rifle and pistol brass. Calibers include 5.56 NATO, 7.62 NATO, .38 Special, 9mm, and .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. o o o Montana: First snow of the season hits the mountains o o o Wyoming stands to lose $900M if Feds keep minerals in the ground

Economics and Investing:

10 Lessons From Venezuela’s Economic Collapse – J.C. o o o Obama Kept His Promise, 83,000 Coal Jobs Lost And 400 Mines Shuttered – DSV o o o Limited Spare Capacity Could Lead To An Oil Price Spike o o o Sorry, Krugman: Austerity Is Good for the Economy 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 good folks over at Alt-Market are offering a practical and affordable FLIR evasion camouflage ensemble. o o o Is your rental car spying on you? FTC warns drivers over smartphone connections – DSV o o o The Rand Corp think tank has released a study on War with China, thinking through the unthinkable. – A.W. o o o Zika? Florida legislation passed to force vaccinate and “quarantine” under “health emergency” – G.M. o o o CIA using Pokemon Go for mass surveillance – B.B.