Notes for Friday – January 13, 2017

This is the birthday of actor and shooter Robert Stack (1919 -2003.) 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 …

Propane as an Energy Source- Part 1, by JB

Propane, or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is an excellent energy source for several reasons. It stores easily and has a great shelf life. It’s portable and can be adapted for use in internal combustion engines. It can also be used as a refrigerant, and in some situations a viable weapon. Long after the grid goes kaput and gasoline has turned to varnish, propane will still be usable. Basics of Propane There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of full grill bottles stacked in exchange racks throughout the country. In addition, there’s a multitude of medium and high volume tanks …

Letter Re: Major Mistakes with a Building Contractor

Hugh, Regarding the Major Mistake, B.M. needs to track that guy down and serve him a subpoena. Take him to court. People have tried to rip me off several times for tons less than that. I told them all if they don’t finish the job, pay their bill, or do it correctly, I will take them to court. Each time I wasn’t being overly picky or unreasonable. In each instance, the other party knew I was right. I was patient with all of them. I am sure those people have ripped other people off successfully before. I even emailed / …

Economics and Investing:

Investors Bolt Mexico as Peso Enters Free Fall – G.P. o o o The Fed Needs Competition, Not Rules o o o Gold Holding $1,200 As Weekly Jobless Claims Rise By 10K o o o John Hathaway – China Is Preparing To Radically Reprice Gold Higher As Demise Of The COMEX & LBMA Accelerates o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Japan researchers warn of fingerprint theft from ‘peace’ sign – DSV o o o These Are The Top Global Risks For 2017 According To The World Economic Forum – H.L. o o o Police Support Gun Rights over Gun Control by 3 to 1 Margin – D.B. o o o Verizon threatens to cut off your service if you don’t change your plan – DSV