Preparedness Notes for Monday – November 06, 2017

November 6, 2014 is the 70th anniversary of the day that B-24 Liberator co-pilot Al Millspaugh was shot down over Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, in 1944. James Wesley, Rawles got to know Al at some John Birch Society chapter meetings back in the late 1970s. Hearing his stories was fascinating. JWR’s novel, Liberators, is in part dedicated to Al Millspaugh.

Cold Steel’s Chef’s Knife, Commercial Series, by Pat Cascio

Surviving the kitchen with the Cold Steel Chef’s Knife is our topic today.

People Talking About “Surviving”

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard it repeated; people are talking about “surviving” whatever it is that is coming our way. More often than not, I hear people telling me they are going to bug out to the mountains or the wilderness and survive there without giving it any thought or preparations. I’m sorry, if you believe that you are living a lie or a fantasy, or you are misguided. I used to live in Chicago, and I couldn’t tell you how many times I heard people say if “something” happens, they are heading to the “hills”, the mountains, or some place remote, without even having can of beans to eat. It’s not real. Wake up!

Misguided People Plan To Bug To Mountains

I hear from preppers all the time. Many … Continue reading

Recipe of the Week: Italian Pot Roast, by G.L.

Recipe of the Week


  • 3 to 4 pound beef chuck roast
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (1 1/2 oz) package spaghetti sauce mix
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped


  • Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper and then dry spaghetti seasoning mix.
  • Place in a crockpot and top with chopped tomatoes.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Slice and serve on hot spaghetti; spoon sauce over all.
  • Makes 6 to 7 servings.

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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 Antiquarian Books. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

    Precious Metals:

    Moor Analytics: Gold Downside May Finally be Exhausted


    Why Are The British Paying So Much For Energy?

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    Next, some commentary from BP Boosts The Bullish Case For Oil. 
In a clear sign that BP has adjusted to oil’s new normal, the company is buying back shares to cover its dividend payout amid the price crash