Preparedness Notes for Monday – July 17, 2017

July 17th, 1889 was the birthdate of Erle Stanley Gardner. He was an American lawyer and author. Though best known for the Perry Mason series of detective stories, he wrote numerous other novels and shorter pieces, as well as a series of nonfiction books, mostly narrations of his travels through Baja California and other regions in Mexico. The best-selling American author of the 20th century at the time of his death, Gardner also published under numerous pseudonyms, including A.A. Fair, Kyle Corning, Charles M. Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J. Kenny, Les Tillray and Robert Parr.




CRKT/Ruger Hollow-Point Folder, by Pat Cascio

Today, we are taking a look at the CRKT/Ruger Hollow-point Folder. It is a Ken Onion knife, and I’ll have more on that a little later. Knives Are Tools I love knives, all knives, big and small. They all have a use. I especially love well-made knives, because I don’t have a lot of use for junk knives. That is why our readers just won’t see me wasting my time reviewing junk knives. A knife is a tool, first and foremost. Many people forget that. Many claim that the knife is the first tool ever invented. I’m sure those first …




Recipe of the Week: Basic Bread, by P.B.

I have been using this basic bread recipe for about 20 years and continue to experiment with different ingredients and techniques. My favorite is still using the basic ingredients, letting it cool overnight, and slicing it for toast the next morning. My neighbor’s like it also. Ingredients: 4 to 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour * 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt 1 to 2 teaspoons of granular yeast about 1 3/4 to 2 cups of warm water ** May also use the following items (examples):




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on rental property IRAs. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.) Precious Metals: First,  there’s this: CEO of the CME Tells Fox Biz “Gold Should Probably Be At $5-$6k/oz” o  o  o Next, Jim Wyckoff offered this: Friday’s Charts for Gold, Silver, Platinum …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day

“If you’re not shootin’, you should be loadin’. If you’re not loadin’, you should be movin’, if you’re not movin’, someone’s gonna cut your head off and put it on a stick.” – Clint Smith, Founder of the Thunder Ranch firearms training school