Notes for Tuesday – February 28, 2017

February 28th is the birthday of famed Swiss investor and economic pundit Marc Faber (born 1946).

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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 or government teams. Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  • DRD Tactical is providing … Continue reading

  • Preparing Out of Necessity, by B.H.

    Many articles regarding prepping and “how-to” leave me to wonder how people survive in this world. I’m not judging, as only GOD can; rather, I am perplexed at how they can afford it. You see, many of the skills being taught are just what I had to figure out in order to get by. I learned how to fix machinery myself because if I did not these things would no longer be of use to me. I learned how to buy second hand because I simply cannot afford new. I learned to garden in order in eat; the why in this case is evident. Gardening know-how is best left to those more skilled in that area. Repairing/purchasing mechanical items is what I would like to discuss. There are many things that I have learned in my life that were taught to me. However, today I will explain what I had … Continue reading

    News From The American Redoubt:

    GOP advancing bills to expand concealed-carry of handguns in Montana

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    I suppose it was inevitable: Now there is an American Redoubt song.

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    After taking a brief break, Enola Gay (one of our favorite bloggers) is back to regular posting at her Paratus Familia blog. This righteous family been living off grid and cooking on a wood stove for many years. There is a huge difference between studying self-sufficiency and actually living self-sufficiently. Learn from those who truly live the life.

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    Some interesting terrain analysis: Northern Islands of Refuge (in The American Redoubt)

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    Is the American Redoubt giving squirrels tactical training? Trusty pet squirrel foils burglary!

    Economics and Investing:

    A number of SurvivalBlog readers have written in about the March 17, 2017 date as a doomsday for the U.S dollar. However, we must realize that just like every other time the debt ceiling has been reached, there will be much gnashing of teeth, name calling, threats, and insults hurled across the aisle of congress, but in the end, the debt ceiling will be raised. One of the best instructional videos on the current economy that I have seen comes from Mike Maloney. In part 4 “The Debt Ceiling Delusion” Mike talks about why this is so. (The debt is explained starting at 12:27 and the debt ceiling at 14:40). I would encourage all of SurvivalBlog readers to at least watch this episode of the series. The system will eventually crash, but it will not be because of the debt ceiling. It will be … Continue reading

    Odds ‘n Sods:

    How To Buy and Store 260 Pounds of Food for just $83 – H.L.

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    What first amendment? Does this incredibly harsh punishment fit this “crime”? Judge sentences 2 people convicted in Confederate flag confrontation – T.P. (Editor’s note: SurvivalBlog does not condone the actions of the defendants, but this punishment borders on the level of political punishments seen 70 years ago in Europe.)

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    CDC: Bullets Can Cause Lead Poisoning – DSV

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    Welcome Aboard, But First US Marshals Will Scan Your Retina – D.W.

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    7 Vegetables You Should Be Starting Indoors Right NOW!