Preparedness Notes for Wednesday – August 30, 2017

August 30, 2014 is the 95th birthday of Joachim Rønneberg, a hero of the Norwegian resistance during World War II. His exploits earned him the War Cross Wtth Sword, Norway’s highest military honor. In April 2013, Rønneberg was presented with a Union Jack during a ceremony at the Special Operations Executive (SOE) monument in London to mark 70 years since the successful Gunnerside heavy water plant sabotage mission.

Radiation Issues In Nuclear Blasts- Part 2, by Dr. Bones of

This is the second part of this article on radiation issues in nuclear blasts. We’ve defined radiation and various types of bombs as well as radiation’s effects on living things. Today, we’ll look at what we can do to prepare for radiation exposure, treat its effects, and more. Radiation Sickness The medical effects of exposure are collectively known as “radiation sickness” or “Acute Radiation Syndrome”. A certain amount of radiation exposure is tolerable over time, but your goal should be to shelter your group as much as possible. Terms For Measuring Quantities of Radiation To accomplish this goal, we should …

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 underfunded pensions. (See the Economy and Finance section.) Precious Metals: First up, over at Bloomberg, we read: Gold Is Shaken by a Mysterious 2 Million-Ounce Trade o  o  o Also this at Gold-Eagle: Gold Prices This Week And Next Week’s Forecast Stocks: On to stocks: …

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on can sealers. Books: Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself–While the Rest of Us Die o o o The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam   Movies: Dunkirk (now in theaters)   Music: Ricky Skaggs: Soldier Of The Cross o o o The Best of Mary McCaslin: Things We Said Today