Notes for Monday – January 30, 2017

January 30th is the birthday of historian Barbara Tuchman (born 1912, died February 6, 1989). She wrote some of the most engaging history books JWR ever read. January 30th is also the anniversary of the 1945 Great Raid on Cabanatuan Prison Camp where U.S. Army Rangers and Filipino Guerrillas liberated Allied prisoners. See Rescue At Los Baños, by historian and bestselling author Bruce Henderson.

Food Storage: The Calories Count! by JWR

Many newbie preppers make the mistake of buying a packaged long-term food storage system withoƒstarut looking at the details, and they just assume that they are now magically “prepared”. But anyone who is shopping for packaged food storage systems should look with a discerning eye at any claims such as: “a six month supply for four adults.” Often these estimates are based on the manufacturers’ absurd assumption that a daily ration is around 1,500 calories per day. But that is actually a starvation ration that would not maintain the body mass index for anyone with an average body stature. In …

S&W M&P Shield .45 ACP, by Pat Cascio

I know what the stats say that were put out by the FBI that the 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP loaded with a good JHP round are all about the same when it comes to stopping power. However, in their testing, they have no way of determining just how fast a bad guy goes down. Yes, there are results from the street from actual shootings; however, no one is there with a stop watch to time these events. I’ve been a fan of the .45ACP round for just about all my life, and I’m convinced in my own mind …

Recipe of the Week: Corn Casserole, by MCA

Ingredients: 1 can whole kernel yellow corn, undrained 1 can cream style yellow corn 1 (8 oz.) carton sour cream 2 eggs, beaten 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix 1 stick butter, melted Directions: Mix all together and pour into large, lightly oiled casserole dish. Bake at 350°F for 55 to 60 minutes. o o o Useful Recipe and Cooking Links: Video: Potted Beef In The 18th Century Do you have a favorite recipe that would be of interest to SurvivalBlog readers? Please send it via e-mail. Thanks!

Letter Re: Airport BOB

Hugh, I used to be an airline pilot, so I’ve spent plenty of time in airports and hotels. Let your readers know, one inexpensive way to pick up an extra cell phone charger is to ask the front desk at the hotel. Previous guests accidentally leave their chargers, and the hotel stores them in a box. Most guests never return for them (I have left a couple myself), and the hotel either has to give them away or dispose of them. Just ask if you can run through their “box-o-chargers”; every hotel has one. – R from Texas

Odds ‘n Sods:

Snow damage to Idaho-Oregon onion industry nears $100 million. A lot of people have no idea of the ripple effect of this disaster. Migrant workers will have to move on to find work, and the schools will lose a lot of students, which means cuts in teachers,. This will affect every business in town. The local Walmart closed several weeks ago, because their roof was collapsing from the snow. Many people are out of work. – Pat Cascio o o o Jaw Dropping – Mexican Official Threatens to Unleash Cartels, Flood U.S. With Drugs and Narcotics – B.B. o o …