Notes for Tuesday – February 07, 2017

On this day in London, Benjamin Franklin published An Imaginary Speech in defense of American courage. The speech was intended to counter an unnamed officer’s comments to Parliament that the British need not fear the colonial rebels, because “Americans are unequal to the People of this Country [Britain] in Devotion to Women, and in courage and worse than all, they are religious.” Franklin’s response included his usual wit and acuity.

February 7th, 1867, is also the birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder (died February 10, 1957). SurvivalBlog highly recommends the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, which are awesome books, as well as her biography. It may be of no surprise that they were Sarah Latimer’s childhood favorites.

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How Do I Get Prepared for Emergencies?, by Justin Case

Start by considering all the elements of the question you just asked yourself. Think it through carefully! Jot down your most obvious thoughts, since we often forget what we were thinking if we don’t. Don’t panic! Even if you are in an emergency situation that you are just realizing you are not prepared for, thinking is the key to making it. Look around you, and catalog the things that may help you immediately. Select the most critical actions, and start putting them into play. Yes, this is when most people start to think about being prepared. Now that you are aware of these types of situations, you do not want to be caught in them, or at least not caught in them again. Almost at the same moment you realize that your resources are severely limited, you also recognize that you don’t have a lot left after the bills are … Continue reading




Letter: The Sad, Silent Preppers

I enjoy reading SurvivalBlog and a couple of other sites. It consoles what I call myself as “the sad, silent preppers.” “Who are they”, you ask? They are the ones like me. My wife thinks I am insane and not trusting God enough and gets angry when I show her the Scriptures. The good thing is that she doesn’t talk to me for a couple of days after that. My children understand why I do it, but they have absolutely no enthusiasm in it. My in-laws also think I am totally crazy but for different reasons. “Nothing like that will ever happen; God wouldn’t allow it to happen to America.”

I have started off and on in this journey over the past 4-5 years, with less than desirable results. I tried a small garden this year, the first one in five years. It was only three items and a … Continue reading




News From The American Redoubt:

Montana AG strikes Missoula’s expanded background check ordinance

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I noticed that Tactical Innovations (in Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho) has expanded their product line, particularly suppressors. Hopefully, the Hearing Protection Act will pass and you’ll be able to mail order them like any other unrestricted gun part soon. (Call your congressman!)

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Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines has taken over as chairman of the Senate Western Caucus.

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Wyoming News: Gun bills win House approval; go to Senate

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Idaho governor says Christian refugees deserve priority

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It is noteworthy that Montana Rarities (in Missoula, Montana) now has both U.S. Mint and Canadian Mint 2017 mint date 1-ounce silver bullion coins available. This is a highly recommended company. It is noteworthy that they … Continue reading




Economics and Investing:

How A Massive Solar Storm Could Wreck The Global Economy – G.G.

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It’s Time To Start Worrying About China Again

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Debt Apocalypse Beckons As U.S. Consumer Bankruptcies Do Something They Haven’t Done In Almost 7 Years

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Gold Investing: Is Your Opportunity Slipping Away?

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Silver Market Set Up For Much Higher Price Move Than Gold

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Odds ‘n Sods:

Loretta Lynch’s Final Order Allows The NSA To Give Spying Data To Other Federal Agencies – D.S.

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How To Make Gunpowder The Old Fashioned Way – DSV

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IG Probe finds BLM Guilty of Misconduct, Bundy Ranch Lawyers Ready to Pounce

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SurvivalBlog reader T.Z sent in this link to a comprehensive list of the Great Books online.

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An interesting video link of clandestine radio ops. – M.H.