Notes for Monday – April 03, 2017

This is the birthday of Washington Irving, an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for short stories like Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but he also wrote several biographies and served as the U.S. Ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.




Ruger/CRKT All-Cylinders +P, by Pat Cascio

For some reason I just can’t get some people to understand that gun makers don’t make the knives with their names on them. Remington knives have been around for a long, long time, and some are highly collectible, too. It’s the same with Winchester knives, and some are collectibles. I even suggested to one gun company, and I won’t reveal who it is, that they do collaboration with a knife company and have knives made with the name of the gun company on it. They did! This isn’t all that hard to understand, but it is for some folks. It …




Recipe of the Week: Pork with Cherries, by MHL

This recipe is my version of an old traditional French recipe, Porc aux Pruneaux, which I altered several years ago after a bumper crop of cherries. This is one of the treats of November after a hog is slaughtered and there’s lots of fresh pork on hand. Ingredients: 2 pounds pork shoulder or boneless rib meat, cut into bite sized chunks 1 large onion, cut into large dice 3 cups chicken stock OR 3 cups water & one bullion cube OR just 3 cups water 1/2 cup white wine, if available (increase water by 1/2 cup if not using) 1 …




Letter Re: Austere Dentistry

HJL, It’s a great article and fills a gap in my preps I have been concerned about regarding temporary fillings. The two Intermediate Restorative Materials (IRMs) he recommends from Dentisply and Temrex are both widely available online. Every source from eBay, Amazon, and any dental supply house you contact all require that you supply required proof that you are a licensed dentist or dental operation. How or through whom does JD propose that a non-dentist like me and most SB readers can get past this substantial barrier? – Wontogo




Economics and Investing:

Moscow And Beijing Join Forces To Bypass US Dollar In Global Markets, Shift To Gold Trade. JWR’s Comment: Ruh-ro! (Link submitted by reader G.P.) o o o The War on Cash: Old and New. Excerpt: “It would be a mistake, nonetheless, to think that the outright ban of cash will be the preferred method of our fiat-money lords. The most efficient and vicious method they can use is simply inflation while refusing to emit any new banknotes with higher denominations.” – DSV o o o Baby boom or bust: Retirement withdrawals now exceed contributions. Since 2008 US public debt up …




Odds ‘n Sods:

The latest over at my #1 Son’s SurvivalRealty web site is a new listing for a boat-in or fly-in retreat in Alaska: S. Central Alaska Salmon River Lodge o o o From the religion of pieces: Man tased after striking officer, yelling ‘Allah Akbar’ in Goodwill scuffle. Excerpt: “Bilal reportedly had become upset while attempting to convert the employee to Islam.” I’m sure there is mental illness involved in this case as well. Link sent in by reader T.P. o o o For those who think that people are basically good, Reader L.I. sent in this link to an interview …