Notes for Thursday – December 08, 2016

Next Level Training is having a winter sale with a 10% discount on any SIRT (Glock laser training pistol) order, and they will throw in a kit that contains two extra magazines, a soft carrying case, and shooting glasses.

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Today, we present another entry for Round 68 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $15,000 worth of prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  • A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public.
  • 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 … Continue reading

  • Prepping for a Five Star EOTWAWKI Experience- Part 1, by T.H.

    Prepping for the apocalypse, whatever its form, is an important task. Depending on how the Schumer hits the fan, it may be necessary to have 20, 30, or more years of supplies laid up for you and your family. The easiest and most cost effective way of doing this is to buy large quantities of stable, storeable food products, such as rice, beans, grains, pastas, and other dried items.

    Once you’ve taken care of the bulk of your preparation, it becomes time to focus on the level of comfort of your preparation, because let’s face it rice and beans can only take you so far. Think about this: thirty years of plain rice and beans will keep you alive, but you have to eat plain rice and beans for the next 30 years.

    Variety, it’s the spice of life, right? You prep a variety of weapons and ammo … Continue reading

    Letter Re: Easy Fire Starting Article


    I found the recommended easy fire starter posted a couple of weeks ago to be very interesting. That recommendation involved rolling 2-inch wide newspaper and soaking it in bees wax obtained from a toilet seal ring. My first attempt produced a marginal flame. I realized that I needed more wax absorption. On my second attempt, I used rolled up paper towel. This gave better but still just not adequate results. From the sight of the rolled up paper towel I came up with a better idea– tampons! As a 66 year old widower, I sucked it up and hid a box of tampons among the coffee and beer in my grocery cart. I also decided to use paraffin from candle wax. I tried a couple different techniques, but it is best I just list the procedural steps that worked:

    Economics and Investing:

    Buy Silver…As It May Replace Gold As Money In India

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    Video: Gold & Silver Investors: Will We See Windfall Profit Taxes Or Confiscation? Mike Maloney

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    Finding Risk in All the Wrong Places as Trump Era Begins (Bear in mind that this is from a fairly liberal news outlet.)

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    Forget Robots—People Skills Are the Future of American Jobs

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    SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

    Odds ‘n Sods:

    This property in Panama’s prepper expat country deserves special mention: Turn Key Prepper Paradise Ranch. (It is one of more than 250 listings over at

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    Keep Shooting has just received a shipment of authentic USGI TCOP Tents for $229.95. These tents are what replaced the old two-man shelter half and are really fantastic tents.

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    Concealed gun permits surge over 15 million, fight on for more – B.B.

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    Alexa, Cortana, Siri and Google Home Record What You Say.What Happens to Your Data? I pray we, as a humanity, will use these new technologies wisely. – D.B.

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    BMW traps alleged thief by remotely locking him in car. Sounds great, but if they can do this they can do it to anyone. Of course, the … Continue reading