A Proposal for a Better System for Sleeping in the Wilderness, by ACC

In my youth, I was a pretty avid camper and hiker. I spent many a night in a sleeping bag with a pad of some type underneath. Some of the pads were foam, others were inflatable. Probably the best over the years was the Thermarest brand, which is a self-inflating type. However, they were only an inch or so thick, and the ground was always hard. I learned that comfort was relative. If you hike ten miles with a 30-pound pack beforehand, you can sleep in pretty austere conditions.

Looking For A Better Sleep System

However, now that I’m in my sixties, I’m not as tough as I once was. I started looking for a better sleeping system. It has taken a couple of years to work out the details, but I’ve developed a hammock based system that works really well, is light enough to carry, … Continue reading

Economics & Investing For Preppers

Economics and Investing

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 Economic Stagnation. (See the Economy & Finance section.)

Precious Metals

Gold Price Prediction for September 12, 2017

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Hub Moolman: Gold Prices And The Coming Collapse: Are We Close To A Major Monetary Event?


Cobalt and Tungsten: The prices of these vital metals are soaring


Deutsche Bank Warns: ‘The Dollar is in Trouble’  (Thanks to Gregg P. for the link.)

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X22 Report (video): De-Dollarization Continues As … Continue reading

SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the new Survival Maps available at Northern Redoubt.  (See the Region-Wide Section, near the end of this column.)


First, I’d like to direct your attention to a short piece over at Redoubt NewsScotchman’s Peak: Who Really Is For Idaho?

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Here is some commonsense “anti-hype” post at AmericanRedoubt.com: Apocalyptic Earthquakes in Idaho?