Notes for Wednesday – February 15, 2017

February 15th: I’d like to wish Mike Williamson (SurvivalBlog’s Editor At Large) a Happy Birthday! o o o America lost a great hero this week: LTG Hal Moore passed away. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 69 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 three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 NATO QD Billet upper with a hammer forged, chrome-lined barrel and a hard case to go with your own AR lower. It will allow any standard AR-type rifle to have a quick change barrel, which can be assembled in less than one minute without the use of any tools and a compact carry capability in a hard case … Continue reading

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The New Dawn Approaches, by W.G

We have all seen the shows and read the countless articles on survival, prepping, et cetera. They all offer very valuable information one should retain. This day and age, we can turn on the news and view ethnic cleansing and genocide happening as we watch. Towns, families, cultures are under attack and being annihilated. It is safe to say we not only need to prepare for natural disasters but government-funded ones as well. We can stockpile weapons, ammo, food, water, et cetera, but all that is pointless unless you have the proper mindset. What is the proper mindset? Total contempt for death. We must embrace the fact that we all die. No amount of ammo, water, or meds will change that. By having contempt for death, you are one step closer to absolute freedom. Face the enemy head on. Let them know you don’t fear death; you only fear not being able to take all of them with you. One must also have a high regard for life, and realize what they offer us is not life. They offer us their version of life, and we have been playing by their rules for far too long. We have been enslaved … Continue reading

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Letter Re: Bugging Out West of the Mississippi

Dear Editor: Regarding “Bugging Out West of the Mississippi”, I had never seen the need for the advice in this article, after all, we do have a GPS. But after an extremely challenging trip recently from the Great River Eastward to the coast, we got tangled up trying to get through Indianapolis. Before the return trip I planned the route similar to the advice in the article. I am now in the process of putting together 3-ring binders with detailed maps on how to get through any large metropolis that is between us and any long distance destination. Thanks C.L. R.T.

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Economics and Investing:

A Bloodbath Looms Over Oil Markets. Oil prices have been stuck in a narrow range since OPEC announced its deal, and with an extreme number of long bets in the markets downward risk for oil is piling up. o o o Free Markets at Home Are the Solution to Companies Moving Abroad o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: US Wholesale Inflation Sees Biggest Monthly Gain in 4 Years Fed Chair Yellen: ‘Unwise’ to Wait too Long to Hike Interest Rates – To be honest I’m not sure what to think. Fed President Bullard came out just this past Sunday and said no rate hikes are coming this year, and the market rallied. Now Yellen is saying this. The verbiage is different than prior Yellen “talk” of raising rates, almost like she is laying out an understanding that things could get out of control and fast. I don’t think the markets believe her as they rallied still today after her statement. 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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JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: Survival Hacks: Over 200 Ways to Use Everyday Items for Wilderness Survival, by Creek Stewart Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War The Seventh Plague: A Sigma Force Novel, by James Rollins Movies: Last of the Dogmen The African Queen Television: Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Band Of Brothers Music: O Brother, Where Art Thou? Movie Soundtrack Marty Robbins: All-Time Greatest Hits Instructional Videos: Bushcraft Dump Pouch (Make Your Own) Canadian Prepper: After the Collapse: Surviving in Canada- (SHTF Canada- West Coast/BC)–Part of a video series Online Sermon Videos: Calvary Chapel Kaneohe in Hawaii (Pastor JD Farag. His ongoing Prophecy Update series that focuses on Israel and the End Times is excellent.) John Piper Podcasts: Non-Perishable Food Storage and Copy-Canning (Ken Jensen) MTNmeister Podcast #124 Thru Hiking Thru Winter with Shawn Forry Gear: Eureka Down Range Solo – 1 Person Tactical (TCOP) Tent Military Modular Sleep System 4 Piece with Goretex Bivy Cover and Carry Sack Rawles XL Voyager Knife. Note: This Limited Edition knife has sold out (wholesale) at Cold Steel. As the designer I may be biased, but I recommend that you get one … Continue reading

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Odds ‘n Sods:

From NPR: Leaving Urban Areas For The Political Homogeneity Of Rural Towns o o o Don’t forget the Shelley Idaho Emergency Preparedness Fair on February 18th if you live near Shelley, Idaho. o o o Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large suggested this for those who live in AW challenged states: Kalashnikov to make a Pump-Action AK Rifle o o o The Christian Mercenary: When This Gets Ugly – B.B. o o o Wondering how far apart Hollywood and the average American are? How about this: Here’s what happened to Joy Villa’s album sales the day after she wore Trump dress at Grammys – DSV

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