Notes for Thursday – March 09, 2017

Today is the birthday of writer John McPhee (b. 1931), a master of creative nonfiction. One of McPhee’s most widely read books is Coming into the Country, which eloquently describes the Alaskan wilderness. March 9th is the birthday of Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin– the first man to ever travel in space. He was born in 1934 and died in the crash of a MiG-15-UTI fighter on March 27, 1968. o o o Ki4u.com is selling a Radius P10 Shelter (from an estate sale) for 75% off. If you’re looking for a ready-made shelter that can hold your entire family, this is a great deal! o o o Seed for Security, LLC has their Colossal Security Pack on sale for 15% off. The pack contains 7 poiunds of vegetable, grain, and herb seeds and includes their three most popular collections: the Super SurvivalPack, the Four Grain Collection, and their Heirloom Herb Collection. 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 … Continue reading

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Building An 80% Firearm- Part 3, by Tupreco

Finishing an AR-15 80% Lower During the eight years of Obama’s presidency, a record 144 million pre-purchase NICS background checks were performed. This is almost exactly twice the number we saw during eight years of George W. Bush. Whether the numbers return to Bush-era levels under a Trump presidency remains to be seen. Certainly, while a background check is not an actual gun sale, it is widely believed that the numbers do correlate closely to actual gun sales. This substantial increase in firearms sales also saw a corresponding increase in firearms technology development. Good examples of this include the rise in popularity of the AR-15 rifle with pistol versions and availability of several new calibers; the proliferation of new firearms models; and solid sales growth for items like suppressors and specialty stocks that used to be regarded as curiosities. While Obama’s anti-gun stance clearly polarized the nation, a broader firearms mindset also became evident by increased concealed carry permit issuance and broader concealed carry legislation. Firearms training classes also proliferated as the idea of gun ownership actually attracted many new shooters, and, of course, there was the emergence of the 80% firearms industry. The 80% firearm idea is simple. It … Continue reading

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Three Letters Re: Dental Emergencies

Jim and Hugh, The Sustainable Prep Expo in Grants Pass, Oregon in May, will feature Dr. Howard Shayne doing hands-on classes in “Emergency Dental Techniques”. Preppers in the Northwest might want to consider attending this. – N.M. o o o HJL, I have bought from these people before. They sell lidocaine and good antibiotics. – Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlogs Editor at Large o o o Hugh, It’s easy to purchase Lidocaine powder, store it long term, and make your own as needed for emergencies. LidoKing – Lidocaine powder How to make injectable Lidocaine HCL – V.F.

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Economics and Investing:

How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them – H.L. o o o Your Welfare Dollars Feed State Budgets, Not Needy Families – C.F. o o o No Surprise In Recent Moves In Gold And Silver Prices o o o Top 10 Largest Occupations in the United States Dominated by Jobs that pay $20k to $30k a Year. 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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Odds ‘n Sods:

Bird flu found at Jennie-O farm in Wisconsin – J.C. o o o The Supreme Court’s dangerous tampering with jury secrecy P.M. o o o South African Pres Calls For Confiscating White-Owned Land JWR’s Comment: This does not bode well. South Africa has already been in a slow slide, with rampant nepotism and crumbling infrastructure, characterized by regularly rotating power outages. For South Africa to go Full Zimbabwe would cause lots of deep drama, massive internal displacement, and most likely a new international diaspora. Please pray for South Africa! o o o A few interesting links on the Vault 7 release from Wikileaks: WikiLeaks CIA Files ‘Sinister’ But Not Surprising – B.B. Wikileaks Issues A Beatdown To The CIA Podcast: Vault 7 CIA Hacking Tools Breakdown – Am I at risk of being hacked? – S.L. o o o Justice Department Lowers Bar for Fugitives Who Try to Buy Guns – DSV

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