Notes for Saturday – December 10, 2016

Trying to stock up on fish antibiotics? Camping Survival has created a coupon code “fish10”, which will get you 10% off of all these antibiotics until December 31st, 2016. o o o SafeCastle is currently having a sale on Lindon Farms products with up to 50% off. The sale ends December 15th. o o o 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 of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 NATO QD Billet upper with a hammer forged, chrome-lined barrel and a hard case to go with your own AR lower. It will allow any standard AR-type rifle to have a quick change barrel, which can … Continue reading

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How To Talk Politics, Preserve Unity, And Focus On Preparedness, by C.B.

Being American once meant surviving through extraordinary difficulty and thriving in the cradle of extraordinary promise. Beating the odds stood as a badge of honor worn proudly along with the red, white, and blue. Today, the need for mental toughness hasn’t diminished, but the payoff for perseverance is hardly the same. The gauntlet is a heavy burden to bear. Between unemployment, underemployment, increasing taxes, Constitutional mutiny, civil unrest, deteriorating returns on educational investment, family unit destruction, and an elite few staging the destiny of the entire planet, the citizenry has grown restless with washed up political promises. In the age of perversion, inversion, and distortion of truth, actions have consequences, inaction has dire consequences, and words have catastrophic consequences. It’s hard completely dismissing the verbal vitriol being flung around with reckless abandon and the hypersensitivity of others to what should otherwise be well-disposed observation. Do we even recognize our country anymore? The challenges confronting the American people are igniting passion and underscoring the collective loss of intestinal fortitude that once made us exceptional as a nation. If we were to agree on one thing, it might be that the current geopolitical winds and social unrest couldn’t precipitate any finer of … Continue reading

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Letter Re: Manoline

Hugh, For larger volumes: A Deli Slicer. This is one with a rotating blade with adjustable depth. I don’t know about the above, because I got mine from a second hand store, and it’s an old one built like a tank. It helps for freeze-drying as well as dehydrating. The problem with Mandolin slicers is the pressure or movement for some things to slice and limited capacity, and I even have one with a ceramic blade. The deli slicers make short work of large blocks of food. – T.Z.

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Economics and Investing:

Market Insanity Reaches Record Highs As Investors Flock Into The Biggest Bubble In History o o o Gold-Futures Selling Exhausting o o o Silver Manipulation Case Growing; Plaintiffs Wanting To Add More Banks To Lawsuit o o o The McRib and Economic Calculation 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:

I have a special request: I’m looking for a quantity of used 5.56mm machinegun belt links. These are the USGI “M27” links that work with the M249 and Shrike belt-feds. If you have any M27 links without rust that you don’t expect to ever use, then please throw them in a Flat Rate Box and mail them to: Jim Rawles, P.O. Box 303, Moyie Springs, Idaho 83845. Be sure to include a note indicating whether or not you’d like to be reimbursed for the postage. (I will gladly do so!) Many thanks! – JWR o o o Reader J.R. reports that he tried to sign up with Simbi (mentioned yesterday) and was informed that a social media account was required as proof of identity (to avoid “fake” accounts). If you don’t have a social media presence, they require your full legal name, zip code or address, and a “selfie” of you holding a government issued ID. Given this level of privacy intrusion and the questionable value of the data for the stated reasons, SurvivalBlog cannot recommend Simbi to its readers. (See this legal brief filed with the Supreme Court of the United States in regards to the National Commodity And … Continue reading

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Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; and thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.” – Genesis 28:13-15 (KJV)

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