Round 66 Non-Fiction Writing Contest Winners Announced!

First Prize goes to J.P.R. for “Quick Reference Manual Regarding Disaster Survival and Recovery on the Road- Part 1”, and “Part 2“ which was posted on September 6th and 9th. He will receive the following prizes: 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, two, or three day course (a $1,195 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day …

Seed Collecting- Part 2, by Sarah Latimer

We are continuing to look at how to collect our garden seeds. I am sharing how I do it simply without the use of expensive seed cleaning screens that most people can’t afford or won’t spend the money on. There certainly are other ways to go about this, many of which I have tried myself. I am not an expert, but I am happy to share what I have learned from observing, investigating, trying, failing, and succeeding at collecting seeds from my garden and planting them in my garden to produce another year’s crop. If you are collecting seed to …

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

Hugh, The scenario discussed of China needing food and invading neighbors to do so is the topic of a Book series, the first of which is called Tomorrow, When the War Began. It was also made into a movie, which removed much of the country specific aspects. The basic premise being that China required farming land to feed its population and so invades Australia, because the rich, greedy, Australians are wasting their territory and the Chinese will show them how to better use their assets. The Chinese Army is greatly supplemented with conscripts and volunteers, who are offered land to …

Economics and Investing:

China’s yuan joins elite club of IMF reserve currencies – E.S. o o o This is insane! Taxpayers pay rent for Somalis who feel the need to visit Somalia (for months!) – B.B. o o o Hillary’s Huge Estate-Tax Hike o o o Consumer Spending Falls Flat, Economists Surprised Again o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Ain’t no swiss watch, but it will keep you a ticking! Inside the AK-47 – W.C. o o o Message Sent o o o US legalizes lethal weapon deliveries to Ukraine. Now you know which team is serious about suiting up for the full-contact-scrimmage. – GJM o o o DHS Rushing To ‘steal’ Americans’ Sovereignty Ahead Of Election – B.B. o o o Fresno veteran says terrorists crashed into him at 100 mph – R.T.