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Recipe of the Week: Liz’s Cuban Black and Whites

This delicious beans and rice recipe provides a complete protein. It is great survival recipe– ideal for times when meat is scarce, or for use by vegans or vegetarians. Ingredients: 1 Cup Rice – rinsed 3-14 oz. cans black beans – slightly rinsed 1 Large green pepper – chopped 2 Medium onions – chopped 4 Cloves garlic – crushed 1-2 tsp. cumin 1-2 tsp. chili powder Beef or chicken stock – 1 can Cilantro washed and chopped (optional) Oil for saute Salt & Pepper Directions: Saute onions and peppers with crushed garlic in oil Add ½ of cumin & chili powder (a little garlic powder if no fresh garlic) Cook for a few minutes, add rice Add remainder of cumin and chili powder Add stock plus 1 cup water, S & P to taste. Cook to bring to a boil and let simmer for 2 mins Pour mixture into large casserole so as to be able to add black beans later. Cook covered for 20 mins @350 F. (Longer cooking time needed at higher altitudes – you can check when your rice is cooked) Remove from oven, carefully remove lid/foil Add cilantro to the top, cover with black beans Return … Continue reading

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Update on the Bobby Akard/Akart Defamation Lawsuit Against SurvivalBlog

I still have not yet been served the court papers for Bobby Akart’s defamation lawsuit. There was apparently an attempt to serve the papers at the offices of my literary agent in New York City, but I have yet to receive them. I sincerely thank all of those SurvivalBlog readers who have contributed to our defense in the Robert Akart lawsuit in Ohio. With your help, I have secured an experienced and committed attorney who will soon file an Answer and Counter-Claim. As I’m sure you know, legal proceedings are expensive. So I ask for your continued support. We anticipate that the legal expenses will go far in excess of $5,000, even if Akart eventually drops his frivolous lawsuit. The defense against this suit has already cost $2,000–and about half of that has been covered by SurvivalBlog reader donations. If you would like to contribute, then please send a check to: James Wesley, Rawles P.O. Box 303 Moyie Springs, Idaho 83845 Alternatively, PayPal donations can be sent to: james@rawles.to. (Yes, it is indeed a “.to” domain, not a “.com” address.) Most of all, I ask for your prayers that justice will prevail in this case. As a citizen journalist, I … Continue reading

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Odds ‘n Sods:

Do magazine springs lose power when loaded for years? o o o Among the more than 31,000 Wikileaked John Podesta e-mails, there is this gem, that shows the purely putrid perfidy of the Clinton camp. I think that is now time Mr. Podesta’s surname to become a noun. In honor of Washington DC’s new daily ritual, I’d like to coin a new word: Podestian. I define it as: “Clever political scheming, marked by back-biting, with nefarious ends.” – JWR o o o The AMMRON group is promoting an upcoming MARS interoperability “Very Bad Day” test. o o o Over at The Gabe Suarez Blog: Linking the “D” and “A” in the OODA Loop

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Notes for Sunday – October 30, 2016

My special thanks to SurvivalBlog reader A.P., who kindly sent me the gift of an autographed hardback copy of Robert A. Heinlein’s 1982 novel titled Friday. He sent me that book in lieu of a Ten Cent Challenge (10 cents per day) subscription donation.  I am humbled by the tremendous generosity of SurvivalBlog readers. Thank you! October 30th, 1735 was the birthday of President John Adams. (Other sources cite his birthdate as October 19, 1735.) He died on July 4th, 1826–just a few hours after the death of Thomas Jefferson. Safecastle’s October Mountain House Sale ends Monday. They are offering discounts up to 50% off the 30-year shelf life cans. Safecastle, as always, pays for the shipping. Email server update: SurvivalBlog’s email server is now (mostly) back on-line and we are working through the backlog of emails. If you received a rejection in reply to email sent, you may now safely send it again.

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The Fallacy of the Bugout Bag, by J.C.

I began my quest to become self-sufficient in a bug out situation sometime around the end of 2004 or the beginning of 2005.  My first purchase, if I recall was a gravity fed water filter and a small solar battery charger.  The old saying that one can live three weeks without food but only three days without water, in hindsight is what drove me to that purchase.  I don’t regret buying it to this day, but the chances that it will be with me in a true bug out situation, are slim to none. Before I go any further I would like to state that there are numerous different scenarios in a survival situation and that each requires its own skill set and supplies in order to get through them.  In two of those three scenarios, that big gravity filter will be worth its weight in gold. There is the shelter in place scenario, during which weight, bulk and duplication of gear and supplies mean very little.  In fact, during a shelter in place scenario, in nearly every instance, the more the merrier.  There is also a shelter in or near vehicle scenario.  Here bulk does become a problem.  If … Continue reading

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Letter: Stock Up on Magazines!

Dear Editor: The upcoming Presidential election is cause for concern. As an avid daily reader of your awesome blog, I would highly encourage those out there to buy those full capacity, or really any magazines that they need today. Not tomorrow, right now. Now! Stop reading the blog for a few minutes and find what you need. Some sellers are already selling out of AR-style magazines. Ruger factor-made 10/22 BX-25 (25-round) magazines are presently available at one of the major outdoor retailers online for less than $20 each. As an example: HK G3 alloy 20  round magazines (for HK91 rifles and clones) were selling for just under one dollar each, a few years ago. I recently sold my extras at $10 each. Stock up on ammo too, y’all! – Jeff in Wisconsin JWR Replies: I concur!  See my recent commentary on this subject.  If you decide to stock up on magazines, then please give SurvivalBlog advertisers (like GunMag Warehouse and KeepShooting.com) your business first. They have very competitive prices.

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Jim’s Quote of the Day:

“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” – 1 Peter 3:8-12 (KJV)

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