Notes for Tuesday – September 27, 2016

This is the birthday of Samuel Adams (not counting the change in dates due to the change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar). He was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. 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 …

Alaska As A Survival Location, by S.J.

I would like to add some more thoughts to the discussion of Alaska as a potential area for survival relocation. There are many drawbacks to Alaska that should be addressed, but ultimately I do believe Alaska can be an excellent and advantageous survival area for some people. I was born in Alaska and left when I was 17 for military service. I spent nine years in the lower 48, living in New England, Washington State, and North Dakota, with plenty of travels to all the in-between parts of the U.S. and a few trips to foreign countries. I’ve since returned …

Letter Re: Differences Between Combustible Gases

Dear Hugh, In response to D.H.’s questions on gas, I offer my thoughts. Generally, I would tell anyone to use the gas specifically recommended for the equipment they intend to use. Trying to keep it simple about the different gases, an explanation of the differences follows. The first difference between the gases is chemical makeup. Propane has three carbons atoms (and hydrogen atoms) in the molecule. Butane has four carbons, and so does its isomer iso-butane. Butane is arranged in a four carbon chain, while Iso-butane has a center carbon, with the other three carbons coming off like spokes, and …

News From The American Redoubt:

These statistics show how the Redoubt shapes up in terms of where creative people live in the USA: Redoubt Home to More Creatives Than Rest of USA – K.G. o o o Max Velocity Tactical has opened a new training facility in Spokane, Washington. If you live in the area (or would just like to try their new facility) you may be interested in their first class (Combat Rifle Skills with an optional Night Firing). o o o The Liberal/Progressives hit Missoula: Missoula approves background check ordinance, votes 8-4 o o o Idaho: Old Lower Hydropower Plant back in service

Economics and Investing:

Global debt climbs towards fresh high as companies and countries keep on borrowing – G.G. o o o Bank of Japan Tries Another Way to Spur Inflation – G.G. o o o Inside OPEC: What Does Each Member Want?. As OPEC members gather in Algiers, it is worth noting that the cartel is internally divided and that a joint solution remains a long shot. o o o The Economics of Hillary Clinton o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

From The Burning Platform: What Do We Do Now? – G.S. o o o Mexico hit by surge of 5K Haitian, African and Asian migrants on their way to the U.S. – B.B. o o o Leaked FBI data reveal 7,700 terrorist encounters in USA in one year – B.B. o o o Violent crime and murders both went up in 2015, FBI says. – S.L. o o o Someone is Testing Methods for Taking Down the Entire Internet. – G.P.