Preparedness Notes for Monday – September 04, 2017

SurvivalBlog Notes

September 4, 1862 is the fateful day that General Lee invaded the North with 50,000 troops. Historians will banter back and forth about the real reasons for the civil war, but we will probably never fully understand. It is my personal belief that General Lee was gambling on a quick offensive because the South did not have the resources for a prolonged war. Whatever the case was, President Abraham Lincoln trampled the Constitution and created the foundation for the “Big Brother” government we have today.

Skeleton Optics, by Pat Cascio

Skeleton Optics

The Skeleton Optics sun glasses just might be the best sun glasses of its kind. They are sold by US Tactical Supply, and what a product they are! US Tactical Supply is the premiere provider of quality tactical accessories, serving military, law enforcement, first responders, and the public. Your mission matters.

US Tactical Supply

I’m not going to pretend I understand all the technical specs on the Skeleton Optics sun glasses, but I’ll lay out the specs as best I can in this article. Regular readers will know that the nice folks at US Tactical Supply in Albany, OR simply carry the best of the best for their customers and take no short cuts. They try to stock and sell as many products as they can that are made in the USA. Of course, in a global economy, this isn’t always possible. However, in my humble … Continue reading

Recipe of the Week: Brunswick Stew, by R.R.

Recipe of the Week


  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 lb) Chicken, cut up
  • 2 qts water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups cubed cooked ham
  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 2 (16 oz) cans tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen lima beans, partially thawed.
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen whole kernel corn, partially thawed
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


  • In a slow cooking pot, combine chicken with water, onion, ham, and potatoes.
  • Cook covered on low for 4 to 5 hours or until chicken is done.
  • Lift chicken out of pot and remove meat from bones.
  • Return chicken meat to pot and add tomatoes, beans, corn, salt, seasoned salt, sugar, and pepper.
  • Turn control to high, cover and cook for 1 hour.
  • Makes 8 servings.

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    Review of MVT Combat Rifle Skills Class, by T.B.

    MVT Combat Rifle Class

    JWR & HJL,

    Below is my review of the MVT Combat Rifle Skills that was held at MVT Romney. As with the Defensive Concealed Handgun class that I attended in early 2017, I was greatly encouraged and motivated by the class. Again, thank you both for what you do!

    Past Experience

    I attended the Defensive Concealed Handgun class at MVT Romney in 2017. I greatly benefited from the well thought-out, deliberate, and detailed training I received at that class. One of the attendees of that class had attended the Combat Rifle Skills that had been held earlier in 2017. He was quite enthusiastic in his evaluation of the training he received. I determined then and there to figure out a way to take the Combat Rifle Skills class in 2017. I was encouraged as it was taught by the same instructor (Scott David) who taught the Defensive Concealed Handgun class. … Continue reading

    Economics & Investing For Preppers

    Zinc ingot

    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 the noteworthy bear market prediction of veteran market advisor Milton Berg. (See the Stocks section.)

    Precious Metals:

    Gold Reset To $10,000/oz Coming “By January 1, 2018” – Rickards

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    Cartel Sold 9% of Remaining Gold Supply for 2017 in One Minute


    Stocks (Milton Berg):

    Video: Milton Berg predicts a “30-year bear market” after perhaps a further 3% to 7% run-up: From Stocks to Bonds, the Bear-Market Signals Are Multiplying. JWR Suggests: Get out of the equities markets early, folks. Do … Continue reading