Notes for Monday – January 16, 2017

The Space Shuttle Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 16th, 2003. STS-107 would disintegrate on re-entry 15 days later, killing all seven of the crew members on board. SurvivalBlog salutes all seven crew members: Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William McCool, Mission Specialist David Brown, Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist Michael Anderson, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon.

SOG Knives’ Power Play Multi-Tool, by Pat Cascio

Many folks ask me what types of things they should put in their Bug Out Bag (BOB), and this is a hard one for me to answer. We all have different needs and different ideas about this. When I tell some of these folks what I put in my BOB, they question some of my choices. If they are smarter than I am, then why are they coming to me for advice in the first place? I don’t claim to be an expert in anything; I’m just a serious student in a lot of fields. However, over the course of …

Recipe of the Week: For Tomato Aholics, by S.T.

Yes, I admit my family are Tomato Aholics. We love tomato sauce and whole canned tomatoes. Our most favorite meals are made with tomato sauce. This should take four hours of time and produce a minimum of eight different meals. Depending on the amount of sauce you make, it will produce from 8 to 16 meals in just approximately four hours of time. When we had children at home, every Saturday while the kids were at soccer, I would cook for the week and make meals that could be frozen and then placed in the oven for dinner each night. …

Letter Re: Propane As An Energy Source

A very interesting and informative article, but I’d like to add a couple things. Some 500 gallon propane tanks are fitted with what’s known as a “wet leg”. It is another valve situated on the top of the tank, in addition to the main valve. It’s plumbed to a pipe running to the bottom of the tank, with its purpose being refilling smaller tanks, like 20 lb portables. It requires a specially fitted hose, the shorter and larger diameter the better; 10 feet works well in 3/4” diameter. I mention a short length as disconnecting the hose from the bottle …

Economics and Investing:

The Little Rascals Of Government Want Your 401K Account – B.B. o o o U.S. Shale To Kill Off Oil Price Rally. Oil prices have been showing signs of weakness last week, affected by bearish production and inventory data from the U.S. o o o Gold’s Blistering Gain This Week Rewarded Contrarian Traders…But Can The Rally Continue? o o o Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Cali DOJ Releases Personal Information Of ALL Firearms Trainers To Unknown Party – G.P. o o o SAF Attorneys File For Summary Judgment In Seattle Records Lawsuit – D.S. o o o Cooking with Aluminum Foil – Why It’s Not a Safe Option – DSV o o o N.S.A. Gets More Latitude to Share Intercepted Communications – G.P. o o o Proposed Arizona Law Would Ban College Classes About White Privilege – H.L.