Notes for Saturday – December 17, 2016

December 17th, 1905, was the birth day of Simo Häyhä, who was the world’s most successful sniper. Using an iron-sighted Mosin–Nagant in Finland’s Winter War, he had an astounding 505 confirmed sniper kills. He died April 1, 2002. o o o Trying to stock up on fish antibiotics before the end of the year? Don’t forget 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 AGI is having a Christmas sale on Gunsmithing Courses. Save from 33% to 70% on subjects like Armorer Courses, Customizing, Tuning and Accurizing and even the Certified Gunsmithing Courses.

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Guest Article: Surviving A Collapse: The Gold and Silver Game, by Capt. William E. Simpson II

Do Americans really need to worry about a financial collapse in world money markets leading to national rioting and chaos? History shows it has happened before in many countries around the world and many so-called experts say we do, but they are leaving out the most important details. Of course, when the media voices the opinions of the “experts”, that alone builds some worry into financial markets. Some astute observers may ask if this is by design and if by doing so they intentionally create niche markets for the products and services they sell related to gold and silver hedges and financial advice. Still, even if this is by design, the facts on the ground in regard to record national debt and quantitative easing are of themselves creating a situation where instability is a natural result; going too far out on any limb will ultimately cause the stress on the limb to exceed its breaking strength. Central banks and equity markets around the world today are operating with hair-triggers, and nobody wants to be the last one out when the music stops; however, the music must stop soon. There is no such thing as unlimited debt and growth; corrections must … Continue reading

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Two Letters: Contaminated Water in Corpus Christi, Texas

Mr. Rawles and Mr. Latimer, As you may have seen in the news, the city of Corpus Christi has, yet again, been the subject of contaminated water. Over the last ~18 months, Corpus Christi has had a series of problems (five or six water boil notices, no drink advisory, et cetera) with the municipal water supply related to E.coli, low chlorine, high chlorine, and most recently chemical contamination Indulin AA-86 Asphalt Emulsion. I began reading/following the SurvivalBlog several years ago and at a minimum keep a “go box” action packer for hurricane evacuations, et cetera. I have a small amount of supplies (rain barrel, Berkey water filters, WaterBOB, bottled water, MREs, et cetera). Thanks to being prepared, the previous water issues were a non-issue for my family, but this most recent water advisory is a reminder that being prepared is a constant, ongoing process. You must have primary and alternate/redundant systems/preps. A Berkey is a great water filter, but it can’t filter unknown chemicals from water, and while I was in much better shape than most standing in line at the supermarket there is always room for improvement. Thanks for the advice and information from How to Survive the End … Continue reading

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Economics and Investing:

Will Gold Prices Drop Below $1,000? o o o Perpetual Assets interview with Jim Willie with many topics covered. o o o Japan Dethrones China as Top U.S. Foreign Creditor o o o Economic Science Has Been Hijacked 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:

Commander Zero has posted some very practical advice on how to mark ammo cans: Magnetic Stencils. o o o POTD: Fight With What You Got – IKEA Chest Rig o o o 4 Improvised Weapons Used In The 1944 Warsaw Uprising o o o From Backwoods Home Magazine: Bugging Out In Place – A.W. o o o California DOJ Issues “High-Capacity” Magazine Ban Regulations – MME

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Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” – Genesis 32:24-30 (KJV)

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