Notes for Wednesday – March 01, 2017

Camping Survival is having their Grand Re-Opening today, starting at 10:00 AM. Their new address is 1000 N. Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330. There will be lots of giveaways and survival food tasting, and there might be a few of JWR’s books there as well. o o o Ready Made Resource has what may be the most sought after hand held Ham radio: The Any Tone TERMN-8R does UHF, VHF, HF, AM, HF, NOAH, GRMS, and MURS with crossband repeat and is weather resistant.

Advertisement:

February in Precious Metals, by Everett Millman of Gainesville Coins

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover the price action of gold and examine the “what” and “why” behind those numbers. What Did Gold Do in February? The precious metal markets were robust during February, with strong retail and investment demand driving gold and silver to nearly four-month highs. Platinum and palladium continued the rally that has placed them as the #4 and #1 (respectively) best-performing futures contracts year-to-date. Over the last year, palladium prices have rebounded from a five-year low to jump over 60%. Silver came in at #2 in the rankings, up 13% so far in 2017, with gold (+8%) also cracking the Top 10. While the Platinum Group Metals have outpaced their precious metal cousins, the gold rally has held steady in the face of a relatively strong U.S. dollar, making the surge that much more impressive. Factors Affecting Gold This Month Safe Haven Demand In Europe Much of the global attention has centered on Europe as the populist wave sweeping across the continent’s politics erodes confidence in the European Union’s future. In addition to elections in The Netherlands … Continue reading

Advertisement:

Letter Re: Yeasts and Natural Leaven for TEOTWAWKI

Dear Latimers, Your latest post on leavening bread is certainly of interest. One of the concerns with store-bought yeasts is that they use bromides to kill off the bacteria in the yeast. Unfortunately, this de-natures some of the effects we should have in our breads, and the bromides are thyroid suppressants. Furthermore, guess what? We have thyroid deficiency in endemic proportions! If we will go back to the leaven that the Hebrews have passed down since times immemorial, using methods that have proven themselves over millennia, it seems that we can be sustainable, and have better health. Those bacteria that are killed in order to isolate and stabilize baker’s yeasts, well, many of these are needed to help render the proteins of the grains more digestible. Also, it has been shown that some of these bacteria are able to survive not only baking temperatures but even the firing temperatures of ceramic and still go on to reproduce. They dwell with everlasting burnings (Isa. 33). Here is an article telling the way some have been able to have a natural, sustainable source of leaven. Some years ago, we got a start of an old (many centuries old) Swedish leaven from a … Continue reading

Advertisement:

Economics and Investing:

The Tyranny Of A Cashless Society Coming? – B.B. o o o In the Banker War on Cash, New Zealand and Canada Are the Next Major Countries on the Banker Hit List – B.B. o o o Taxpayers Foot $1M Bill to Clean Up Dakota Pipeline Protest Area – H.L. o o o China Considering Financial Rewards to Encourage Second Children o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Advertisement:

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummies How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life, by J.J. Luna Movies: The Reckoning: Remembering the Dutch Resistance The Marx Brothers Collection (Includes: A Night at The Opera/A Day at The Races/A Night in Casablanca/Room Service/At the Circus/Go West/The Big Store) Television: Hunted (CBS Network.) The network’s publicists proclaim it: “The World’s most elaborate game of Hide and Seek.” This justifiably popular series includes some useful tradecraft and was recommended by J.J.S. of Radio Free Redoubt. It airs on Wednesday evenings. Best of American Pickers: Mike And Frank’s Picks Music: The Very Best of Jean-Luc Ponty Kate Wolf: Give Yourself To Love (Volumes 1&2 – Live In Concert) Instructional Videos: Bushcraft Fun in the Bush, Camp Projects The Backyard Machine Shop – Machine Rescue Series Lucas Botkin: Practical Glock 19 Upgrades for Efficiency and Effectiveness Podcasts: Canadian Outdoor Survival Podcast Tom and Kris Camping Podcast, RVing and Tent Camping Blogs: Tactical Intelligence Wheeling It (A full-time RVing blog.) Gear: Big Kahuna Portable Shower. (Great for car camping!) Dometic 12VDC Vehicle Refrigerator (Great for car camping and road trips!) Schumacher Electric Digital Portable Power Station 1200-Amp Jump Starter … Continue reading

Advertisement:

Odds ‘n Sods:

The Terrorist Leader of the ‘Women’s Strike’ – D.S. o o o Showing once again that gun control can’t control guns: Guy Builds Shotgun Out of Items Purchased After Going Through TSA at the Airport – H.L. o o o Skynet is only missing weapons: Boston Dynamics’ Handle robot dominates parkour on wheels in new footage – G.P. o o o Sydney man charged over printing 3D pistols – A.S. o o o The Fourth Turning: Where did Steve Bannon get his worldview? – P.S.

Advertisement:
Advertisement: