Notes for Sunday – December 04, 2016

It is the birthday of Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, (born 1912) an AVG “Flying Tiger” volunteer pilot for the Chinese Nationalist government, WWII Marine Corps aviator, and Medal of Honor recipient. (He died January 11, 1988.) A proto-Redoubter, Pappy Boyington was born in Couer d’Alene, Idaho and was raised in Spokane, Washington. o o o Safecastle’s Thanksgiving Sale is ending Sunday night, Dec. 4. Take advantage of discounts of up to 34% on Future Essentials storage foods and Yoders canned meats and bacon!

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Bugout Apple Pie, by Sarah Latimer

Back in October, during part of the time we were away from SurvivalBlog, we were practicing our bug out scenario with a group of folks we might join in a TEOTWAWKI situation. We took our vehicle with camp stove, tent, and significant equipment, but we also took the minimal equipment that might be needed if we were to need to vacate the vehicles, too. We believe in practicing what we preach, so to speak and encourage you to do so too. There is no substitute for experience! Every time we do this, we come up with new ideas for improvement, whether it is for improved comfort, convenience, ease of transport/loading/unloading, better OPSEC, or something else. I personally believe that I have infinite opportunity for improvement and am always seeking how to do this. I just can only handle a little at a time, but I’m open to it. It truly is my desire to become better at everything that is important, and my family’s survival in an emergency (whether a small, personal emergency or a massive global one) is pretty near the top of my “life’s priority” list. (What tops the list is my own and my family’s eternal spiritual … Continue reading

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Letter Re: Using a Food Slicing Mandoline

Dear Editor: I bought the food slicing mandoline recommended in the article on the topic of food dehydrating: “So Tell Me Again…”- Part 2, by M.P. the very morning the article appeared and have used it frequently ever since. I’ve used it primarily for making sauerkraut and other pickled vegetables as well as hash browns. Until the article I would’ve scoffed at the idea of paying $20 for something that I could already do with the knives in our drawer, a food slicer and a food processor; but now I concur on its usefulness. Perhaps it’s even a necessity if you’re doing moderate to high volume amounts, which you should be doing. However, for me it is time to move up to a higher quality unit– the Swissmar Borner V-1001 V-Slicer Plus Mandoline 5-Piece Set at $50. Although I will continue to use the unit mentioned in the article, if I knew then what I know now I would’ve gone for the Borner based upon my experience with the present one. Hopefully, the Borner will be good as the reviews it gets on YouTube. – R.T.

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Economics and Investing:

Investors Push Gold Eagle Sales To Record High & Commentary On Precious Metals Sentiment o o o Deutsche Bank Pays $60 Million To Settle Gold-Manipulation Lawsuit o o o 125 Housing Metro Areas Compared: How Much Does California Skew National Averages? o o o Fed Should Lead Global Rate Rise, Former BOC Governor Says o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

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Odds ‘n Sods:

The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda o o o Video: Secret Compartment Furniture. Here is a link directly to their web site: SecretCompartmentFurniture.com o o o Fred on Everything: Gun Control: Hawglegs and Hawgwash – T.J. o o o Uber can now track passengers’ locations after they are dropped off – DSV o o o An earthquake worse than the ‘Big One’? Shattered New Zealand city shows danger of Seattle’s fault. Note that they’re still using shipping containers to prop things up. There are a series of pictures in the article. – P.S.

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