Notes for Wednesday – February 15, 2017

February 15th: I’d like to wish Mike Williamson (SurvivalBlog’s Editor At Large) a Happy Birthday!

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America lost a great hero this week: LTG Hal Moore passed away.

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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 … Continue reading

  • 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 … Continue reading

    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.


    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.

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    Free Markets at Home Are the Solution to Companies Moving Abroad

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    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 … Continue reading

    JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:


    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


    Last of the Dogmen

    The African Queen


    Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles

    Band Of Brothers


    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 … Continue reading

    Odds ‘n Sods:

    From NPR: Leaving Urban Areas For The Political Homogeneity Of Rural Towns

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    Don’t forget the Shelley Idaho Emergency Preparedness Fair on February 18th if you live near Shelley, Idaho.

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    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

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    The Christian Mercenary: When This Gets Ugly – B.B.

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    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