Notes for Sunday – September 11, 2016

September 11th is, of course, the anniversary of the 2001 Al-Qaeda attacks on the U.S., but it is also the anniversary of the Benghazi Embassy attacks in 2012. Please remember the sacrifice of J. Christopher Stevenson, Sean Smith, and CIA (former Navy SEAL) agents Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Between them, Woods and Doherty reportedly dropped at least 60 of the attackers, before their position was overwhelmed. Please also remember the spineless worms in Washington, D.C. who decided to not back up the embassy staff when they were in dire need of help. Eventually, they will pay for that. Time …

Lay The Groundwork for the Future- Part 2, by Sarah Latimer

Building Your Garden’s Foundation Are you ready? Do you even know where you’d put a garden on your property so that it gets optimum light, water, and wind protection? Have you begun clearing and tilling the land so that it is free from rocks, debris, pests, and unwanted vegetation? Have you amended the soil so that it is not too dense with clay or too sandy, too acidic or too alkaline, too wet or too dry? If you haven’t even begun to work on a garden, the fall is the time to do it. Actually, now is a good time, …

Letter Re: Storing Cash at Home

Hugh, A caution to those storing cash at home: Those “fire-proof” lock boxes are only relatively fire proof and are typically rated for temperatures up to 1000F for up to 20 minutes. High temperatures for long periods will completely destroy them. A severe house fire can easily exceed 1000F and take hours to extinguish. The best place to keep them is in a basement or crawlspace, which tends to remain (relatively) cool even in a devastating fire. Regards, Don in Oregon

Economics and Investing:

Major Problems Announced At One Of The Largest Too Big To Fail Banks In The United States – W.C. o o o Iranian oil output stagnates for third month amid OPEC bargaining o o o Oil Markets Brace As U.S. Looks To Sell 100 Million Barrels From SPR. Aging infrastructure could render the U.S. strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) increasingly ineffective, leading to a potentially smaller reserve in the near future. o o o From steaks to furniture, Hanjin Shipping collapse to raise freight costs o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see …

Odds ‘n Sods:

Camping survival has a sale on Lifestraws starting tomorrow. You can pick them up for $14.99. o o o Why Baking Soda Can Be Essential for Rescuing Earthquake Survivors – DSV o o o The End of a Nation – Losing Sweden Forever – S.C. o o o Terrorist Support Group Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize o o o This is how civilizations are forged – Primitive Technology: Forge Blower