Notes for Saturday – September 24, 2016

In 1492AD, Columbus set sail with 17 ships on his 2nd voyage to the Americas. Also on this date in 1775, Ethan Allen was captured by the British. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 66 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Tactical Self-Contained 2-Series Solar Power Generator system from Always Empowered. This compact starter power system is packaged in a wheeled O.D. green EMP-shielded Pelican hard case (a $1,700 value), A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate that is good for any one, …

Why a Higher Alert Level Is Appropriate This Fall, by Kass Andrada

Since time immemorial, the spring and fall have been war-fighting seasons. Aggressors chose Spring if they wanted a lengthy campaign to cover a lot of ground or reduce fortifications before winter. Fall was chosen if they wanted a shorter campaign followed by consolidating gains and regrouping over the winter. It is only in modern times that all-weather fighting has become more common, but even then there are reasons to prefer spring and fall– thaws, road travel, better or worse flying weather, fog, rain, fewer storms or more, more comfortable temperatures, or better mechanical and physical reliability. This fall is shaping …

Even More Letters Re: Paper Road Maps

HJL, Before we beat this map availability issue to a pulp, I would like to mention two more very important sources for maps… Don’t forget forest maps for your specific areas available at any USFS Forest HQ’s or Ranger station (around $9 each), available nation wide. The other is Bureau of Land Management maps, available at any BLM station (primarily west of the Rockies). (I would think State forest also have some type of area recreational maps.) These maps are very large and excellent for directions on logging roads, mining roads, camping areas, and off road trails to name a …

Economics and Investing:

How Much Longer Will Investors Trust the Central Banks? o o o Joe Salerno: Economics is Broken o o o Savings Guarantee? U.N. Warns Next Financial Crisis Seems Imminent o o o The Unthinkable Has Now Become Reality o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Another reason to homeschool: California elementary School student diagnosed with Leprosy. – F.M. o o o Guns Sell Out In Charlotte As Local Police Refuses To Release Shooting Video – B.B. o o o How the FDA Manipulates the Media – M.E. o o o The Terrorist “Wing” Scam o o o National Academies Hides $500 Billion ‘Immigration Tax’ In 495-Page Report