How To Prep For … Throwing In The Towel- Part 2, by DR in Tennessee

Yesterday, we began by asking many questions to determine just how prepared and ready you were for a situation when you or your spouse were unable to continue daily or regular responsibilities around the homestead. It is apparent that many preppers are aging and just can’t do the independent prepping and property maintenance and management they had envisioned and begun decades earlier. So, in part one of this article series, we discussed some of what it takes to prepare your property for sale.

Today’s Reality

That brings us to today’s reality. Plan now for a time when the Good Lord calls you up, as unlikely or as remote as that possibility may seem to you now. Plan for the liquidation of your property, because it’s highly unlikely that your heirs will get the full value of what you invested into your retreat property when they sell it at the average … Continue reading

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 long-banned R-12 refrigerant.  (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

U.S. Mint Posts Weakest Coin Sales In A Decade As Gold Prices Rise


Stock Markets:

A record year for the S&P 500: The index finished 2017 with 12 months of gains



Oil Hits Highest Since Mid-2015, Then Dips

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on Darn Tough brand socks.  (See the Gear section.)



The Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible: KJV Edition, Hardbound

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Here is the latest from hard sci-fi novelist Andy Weir (the author of The Martian–which became a quite popular movie): Artemis: A Novel

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The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouse


After umpteen recommendations from family and friends, I finally had the chance to see the movie Hacksaw Ridge. The combat scenes are brutally realistic, but the movie has a great message.  I highly recommend it to all adults.  It is not for kids!

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day

“There’s an ugly, unavoidable reckoning building. The cynic in me says however remote you are, or self-sufficient you are, however well-appointed your hidey-hole, however much ammo you have, however deep your deep larder, however much training and comms and meds you have, it probably ain’t enough for what’s coming.”  – Blogger Ol’ Remus, in his Yer Ol’ Woodpile Report