Letter Re: Inexpensive Perimeter Security for Your House in the Suburbs

HJL, After reading this in the blog from “KL”, I too went to Harbor Freight and purchased several units. To offer some further information, each box contains one sender and one receiver. Each box has a small oval sticker on the front identifying the channel. All of my units utilize the same tone. So even if I purchase units with different channels, they all sound the same when they go off. I wish the manufacture offered different choices of alerts per unit. The receiver can utilize an optional 6 volt, 200 mA power adapter, but the manufacture doesn’t offer it …

Economics and Investing:

From the Burning Platform: A Biased 2017 Forecast (Part One) & (Part Two) o o o Virginia Bill Would Take A Step Towards Supporting Sound Money – DSV o o o Gold Lures Investors Worried About Trade Wars and Trump Tweets o o o Guns and Chipotle: Millennials are the most employed generation in two occupational areas: food services and military. o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Over at Commander Zero’s blog: Winter Vehicle Stuff – Pt. I o o o Governments Around The World Shut Down The Internet More Than 50 Times In 2016 – Suppressing Elections, Slowing Economies And Limiting Free Speech – H.L. o o o Man points (Canadian Style): Barehanded man punches hungry Cougar to save his dog – T.P. o o o From Full Spectrum Survival: Feminine Hygiene On The Homestead And When The SHTF – Natural Pads, Systems Of Use And More o o o What most countries do when they are in debt up to their neck and do NOT …

Notes for Sunday – January 01, 2017

John Cantius Garand (January 1, 1888 – February 16, 1974) was born in St. Rémi, Quebec. John Garand designed one of America’s best known battle rifles, the M1 Garand. General Patton praised Garand’s design, writing to Chief of Ordnance Lt. Gen. Levin H. Campbell, Jr., (January 26, 1945): “The M1 rifle is the most deadly rifle in the world.” o o o More bad news: Debbie Reynolds has passed away. She was an amazing dancer, singer, and stage performer.

New Year’s Leadership-Part 1, by Sarah Latimer

Resolutions It is the New Year, a time when most people reflect on the past year and determine what changes they want to make in themselves and their lives during the year ahead. When I think of a resolution, I think of a vow or serious commitment of resolve to see something through to completion. Usually, New Year’s resolutions are merely ideas or desires that people are willing to pursue with varying degrees of effort and commitment. According to Nielsen’s 2015 Report on Top New Year Resolutions, the top eight resolutions of those surveyed were: Stay fit and healthy, Lose …

Letter Re: The Get-Home Cache, by The Feral Farmer

Hi Hugh – With respect to the recent article about buried caches, burying an igloo-type cooler sounds like a great way to lose an entire cache of stuff. First, the suggested six inches of soil covering provides nowhere near enough protection from a vehicle over an otherwise unsupported area the size of a cooler lid. With no earth-arching over the flat lid, I suspect (but can’t prove) that it would fail if a heavy vehicle tire went directly over it. Second, and perhaps a more valid concern, is that if placed anywhere other than a hillside with great drainage, it …

Economics and Investing:

Accounting Gimmicks Won’t Stop The U.S.A. Titanic From Sinking o o o Gold Prices: Bounce Before The Final Crash Or A Major Low? o o o Shale Spending Is Set To Soar. The worst of the oil price downturn appears to be over, with the most recent credit redetermination period showing that banks are finally loosening credit lines. o o o Criminal Witch Hunt in Dallas Pension Fiasco o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

US Retaliates Against Russia For “Hacking The Election”: Expels 35 Diplomats, Unveils Sanctions o o o One of my buddies who is an expert on civilian drones just recommended this one: The Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Drone with 4K Camera, 1.2-Mile HD Live View. He said that it is ideal for video bloggers (vloggers) and for anyone who is seriously into making home/ranch/travel videos. – JWR o o o Headline: Soros: Trump is a “Would Be Dictator” Who Threatens the New World Order. JWR’s Comment: The psychological term for this is Projection. It is George Soros—the self-admitted former Nazi collaborater—who …

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” – 1 Cor 2:1-5 (KJV)