Lessons From the First TEOTWAWKI- Part 2, by Sarah Latimer

Women & Feminism

Reviewing Where We Left Off

In this series of articles, we’re looking at the lessons to be learned from the Genesis creation story, particularly from the actions of Eve. The choices she made are similar to the ones that are drastically affecting our world today. They are even affecting the survival community and you also, whether you. It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female or whether you recognize it or not at this point.

Eve Knew the Instruction & Vision God Gave Adam

God’s plan for Adam was to care for all that which was within this paradise garden. Eve was to be his helper/completer/partner. Both Adam and Eve were of equal value, coming from the same flesh and both formed with God’s hands. However, The accountability of Adam was  higher. We don’t have a record of God’s or Adam’s specific talk with Eve about the instruction not to eat of … Continue reading




Letter Re: Should I Convert My Nickels to Silver?

Nickels

Hello Hugh and Jim,

Per Jim’s good advice, my wife and I have been taking nickels out of our pocket change each day and setting them aside. It has been an easy and painless way to simultaneously set aside some cash, hedge against inflation, and invest in industrial metals. Over the last couple of years, we have accumulated over $150 in nickels. I’m wondering now, at this point in time, whether it would be wiser to take the cash value from those nickels and use it to purchase pre-1965 “junk” silver coins, or retain the nickels as a store of copper and nickel as a hedge against inflation. Very interested in your opinions on this matter. Thanks, SB in CA.

HJL’s Comment:

Both silver and gold seem to be holding relatively steady right now. While not as low as it has been, the price is reasonable. … Continue reading




Economics and Investing:

Economic News for Preppers

10 Retirement Stats That Will Blow You Away. Think you’re ready to retire? These statistics might change your mind. – H.L.

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NY Times (‘Laughable Stunt By Plutocrats To Enrich Themselves’), WSJ (‘Ambitious Course Correction To Restore Broad-Based Prosperity’) Debate Trump’s Tax Plan

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Wonder Woman was on to something “Counterfeiting money like that [Printing as much as they want] on a large scale like that would be a very potent economic weapon!” – DMC

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Ford’s Profit Falls 35% on Recall Costs, Weaker U.S. Sales

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Odds ‘n Sods:

All Eyes on N. Korea “Major Major Conflict Possible” – D.B.

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How very sad: President of Austria: ‘The day will come that we must ask all women to wear a headscarf’ – Turning the concept of “assimilation” on its head – H.L.

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Violence mars Brazil’s anti-austerity general strike

Brazil protesters, police clash in first general strike in decades

Are we looking at our future, as we keep spending and increasing government and personal debt? – H.L.

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2% Of Counties Have More Than 1/2 Nation’s Homicides “The report released this week said the United States can be divided into three types of places regarding homicide: ‘Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders … Continue reading




Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, 23 and besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live. 24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.” Mark 5:22-24 (KJV)




Notes for Saturday – April 29, 2017

This is the birthday of actor Daniel Day-Lewis (born 1957), often remembered for his starring roles in Last of the Mohicians and in Lincoln.

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Today, we present another entry for Round 70 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 … Continue reading



  • A Primer on Violence, by P.N.

    “All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.” -Leo Tolstoy

    Violence is a word that conjures up a number of emotions. Some people think of violence and immediately visualize a major city in their head. Others think of violence as gangs, adolescents, and most often, criminals. For some, the thought of violence brings a visceral reaction that causes panic. For others, violence is simply something that happens on the news, in TV shows, in the movies and is far away from their life. Finally, for others, violence is something to prepare for, something to train for.

    When discussing violence, we need not only think about our own emotions and reactions but those of other people. When walking down the street, is the violent criminal concerned that you don’t like violence? Are they concerned that you only believe violence belongs on TV? No, the violent criminal will do whatever they can to achieve their goal. What might their goal be? Sheer violence, robbery, theft, injury, or murder? The point is, we don’t know what level of violence other people are willing to achieve. So how can we prepare? Continue reading




    Letter Re: Strangling Wranglerstar

    Wranglerstar

    Dear Mr. Rawles and Mr. Latimer,

    You’ve mentioned that Wranglerstar is your favorite YouTube channel. As you may know, YouTube has changed the rules. Wranglerstar has a “not family-friendly” rating and is not eligible for advertising revenue. Meanwhile, Wranglerstar has never featured a tiny shred of the porn, violence, or other foolishness that abounds elsewhere on/in YouTube. They have also done this with other channels conveying useful information. Gun-safety, ethical hunting, or most everything else depicted therein of a traditionalist Americana cast is hit. Enclosed below is the relevant video by Wranglerstar.

    But I also wanted to ask if you, who would seem to know a great deal more about the practical aspects of the legal world than do I, might be able to think of a way to bring some kind of Trump Administration DOJ/Commerce antitrust pressure on YouTube, which, as I understand it, is a tentacle on the … Continue reading




    Economics and Investing:

    Podcast: Despite the new ‘plan’, this is -still- a no-brainer tax strategy “The reason I’m skeptical, though, is that each and every line item in the tax code has a certain group of beneficiaries that’s willing to fight tooth and nail to keep it.”

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    A roundup of articles on the Trump Tax Policyfrom the TaxProf Blog

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    Gold Hostage To Stocks

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    The Healing Power of Gold and Silver – H.L.

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    Odds ‘n Sods:

    A fool and his money are soon parted [or Lord of the Flies Redoux]: ‘Rich kids of Instagram meets Hunger Games’: Guests at luxury Fyre Festival where tickets cost $12,000 ‘mugged, stranded and hungry’ – C.S.

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    Brushbeater has posted a PDF of Fiedler’s NVIS Handbook. “An absolute must-have for your tech collection, this Handbook is generally regarded as one of the best of its kind.”

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    In an ominous move South Africa Cancels 2,100 Amateur Radio Licenses – T.P.

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    Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales tackles news with WikiTribune – Excerpt: “Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is opening a unicorn reserve where he will breed baby unicorns with rainbow colored fur to spread peace and love around the world. Oh no, wait. My bad. He’s launching a new website … Continue reading







    Notes for Friday – April 28, 2017

    April 28th is the birthday of Aimo Johannes Lahti. (Born in 1896.) This clever Finn designed (or co-designed) an amazing array of weapons including the L-35 Lahti pistol, Suomi M-31 SMG, the Lahti-Saloranta M/26 LMG, the the famous Lahti L-39 20mm anti-tank rifle, and even the 20 ItK 40 (a 20 mm dual anti-aircraft cannon.)

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    Today, we present another entry for Round 70 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),
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    Start With A .22 Rifle- Part 4, by behind-the-counter

    Steps 3 and 4

    This is the final article in a four-part series and finishes the do-it-yourself guide with installation of three additional upgrades for your Ruger 10/22, including an enhanced extractor, a much improved firing pin, and a larger bolt handle with a polished guide rod and spring. We wrap up this article with a complete list of all the videos and .pdf files referenced in all of the articles plus an annotated tool list and links to additional resources.

    If you have followed us this far, you have learned that we think a .22 rifle is an excellent first gun for a prepper family and an important addition to any prepper battery. You learned that we especially recommend a stainless Ruger 10/22 Takedown for a number of reasons. You also read about the Appleseed Project and Rimfire Challenge, which we think are great experiences for beginners as well … Continue reading




    Economics and Investing:

    Cashless society getting closer, survey finds. “More than a third of Europeans and Americans would be happy to go without cash and rely on electronic forms of payment if they could, and at least 20 percent already pretty much do so, a study showed on Wednesday.” – G.G.

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    Government Employee Salaries Outpace Private-Sector Salaries by Double Digits for Similar Work. “Government employees earn roughly 17 percent more in total compensation than private-sector workers in similar jobs, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office.” – G.G.

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    Canada’s Housing Bubble Explodes As Its Biggest Mortgage Lender Crashes Most In History – R.T.

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    Improvised Explosives in Markets. “The NASDAQ is primed for a major correction. Other indexes will follow. In response global central banks will print currencies, levitate markets, buy stocks, extend and pretend, … Continue reading