Notes for Monday – March 06, 2017

March 6th was the birthday of Leroy Gordon “Gordo” Cooper Jr., (1927) in Shawnee Oklahoma. This U.S. Air Force pilot and astronaut, who was aboard Mercury 9 and Gemini 5, had his exploits well documented in Tom Wolfe’s book The Right Stuff, and in the well-done film of the same name. Cooper died at age 77 from heart failure at his home in Ventura, California, on October 4, 2004. Coincidentally, this is also the birthday of Valentina Tereshkova (born 1937), a Soviet cosmonaut and the first woman in space (aboard Vostok 6). She was born in Maslennikovo, USSR.

Kel-Tec SU-16B, by Pat Cascio

This isn’t my first Kel-Tec SU-16B rifle; I bought one around 2003 or 2004, if memory serves me correctly. What caught my attention back then was that it didn’t look like other so-called “assault rifles”. It was compact, lightweight, and shot the .223/5.56 caliber round. However, I had nothing but problems with that particular sample. The empty brass would stick in the chamber after firing, and quite often loaded rounds wouldn’t fit the chamber either. The gun was sent back to Kel-Tec, and several weeks later I got the gun back. I was told that the chamber reamer was worn …

Recipe of the Week: Is There Any More of That Chicken? by J.M.

This simple, inexpensive meal will leave your guests asking, “Is there any more of that chicken?”. The result is a moist, fall-off-the bone chicken thigh wrapped in a crisp sweet and tangy skin. Note that hormones and antibiotics spoil this recipe, so shop for quality chicken. Ingredients: 6-8 plump chicken thighs 1-2 large cloves of garlic, minced Fresh ground mild chili or black pepper ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup Balsamic or apple cider vinegar ½ cup honey 1-2 tsp Balsamic or apple cider vinegar ½ cup molasses Directions: Preheat oven or covered grill to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place cooling …

Letter Re: Solid Fuel Stoves

Hugh, Our home is located in NW Wyoming, at an elevation of just under 6,000 feet. We have operated both a coal stove (Hitzer Model 30-95 EZ-Flo Hopper Stove) and a wood burner (Blaze King Princess Catalytic Model) for a number of years. The wood stove is on the lowest level of our three-story log home, while the coal stove provides emergency heat for our storage/pantry building. Over the years, we have learned a great many tips and techniques for using solid fuel heaters. The most important step in installing and using one of these stoves is to get the …

Economics and Investing:

China Vows To Refrain From “Mega Economic Stimulus” As ‘Two Sessions’ Begins – H.L. o o o Boomer Parents and their Millennial Kids: Study Regarding Care and Finances o o o 6 Steps Toward a More Sane Economic Policy o o o Gold Drops On Stronger Dollar And Higher Equity Prices o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

North Korea launched four ballistic missiles – C.L. o o o HERE IS THE PROOF! Obama Wiretapping on President Trump o o o SurvivalBlog reader NSD sent in the link to Dr, Viera who has an extensive set of writings on the militia. This is worth a look. o o o Podcast: George Zimmerman And Don West. I can certainly understand no one liking Zimmerman much; but the man who successfully defended him in court is probably worth hearing. – T.J. o o o Another campus, another speaker, another riot – H.L.

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

“I want to make it clear that if you are just wanting to bolt on a bunch of stuff to a rifle because of the perceived ‘cool’ factor, or you are wanting to collect all the likes on the latest social media app–cool, rock on. If tactical dress up is you game-dude go play to your heart’s content. However, you cannot do that, and at the same time trick yourself into believing that you are preparing for serious self-defense. In my experience, and mine only, I have been much more satisfied shooting a basic gun properly, after going to learn …