Preparedness Notes for Monday – September 11, 2017

SurvivalBlog Notes

September 11th is of course the anniversary of the 2001 Al Qaeda attacks on the U.S. , but it is also the anniversary of the Benghazi Embassy attacks, in 2012. (Those events were recounted in the recent Hollywood film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.) Please remember the sacrifice of J. Christopher Stevenson, Sean Smith, and CIA (former Navy SEAL) agents Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Between them, Woods and Dohery reportedly dropped at least 60 of the attackers. Please also remember the spineless worms in Washington, D.C. who decided to not back up the embassy staff when they were in dire need of help. Eventually, they will pay for that. Time wounds all heels.

Valley Food Storage, by Pat Cascio

Valley Food Storage

While there are many different types of “survival foods” on the market, ranging from military MREs to freeze-dried and dehydrated plus any number of types of off-the-shelf foods that last a long time, today we are looking at dehydrated foods from Valley Food Storage.

Survival Foods

Having been a Prepper since I was a little tyke, I’ve tasted all manner of “survival foods” over the years. Some were better than others and some much, much better that others. Then we have some that aren’t very tasty, but they will keep you alive. My family and I are always on the lookout for something new to try and add to our food stores, and we make a point to eat what we store. I’m not a very picky eater, but some would say otherwise.

Recipe of the Week: Hamburger Soup, by R.T.

Recipe of the Week


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Crumble beef into a crockpot.
  • Add pepper, oregano, basil, seasoned salt, and dry soup mix.
  • Stir in water, tomato sauce, and soy sauce; then add celery and carrots.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Turn the control to high. Add cooked macaroni and Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover and cook on high for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Serve
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    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 the recent massive Equifax Hack attack. (See the Troubling Trends section, near the end of this column.)

    Precious Metals

    The first 26:20 of this 33-minute mini-documentary is well worth watching:  Silver vs. The World (Why I Went ALL IN On Silver) His reasoning is sound.  If you don’t quite grok it, then watch the first 26:20 a second time.

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    Wall St., Main St. Look For Gold To Extend Recent Gains



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