Preparedness Notes for Wednesday – May 16, 2018

On this day in 1868, the U.S. Senate votes against impeaching President Andrew Johnson and acquits him of committing “high crimes and misdemeanors.” In February 1868, the House of Representatives charged Johnson with 11 articles of impeachment for vague “high crimes and misdemeanors”. (For comparison, in 1998, President Bill Clinton was charged with two articles of impeachment for obstruction of justice during an investigation into his inappropriate sexual behavior in the White House Oval Office. In 1974, Nixon faced three charges for his involvement in the Watergate scandal.) The main issue in Johnson’s trial was his staunch resistance to implementing …




Gun Issues, by Survivormann99

I was in a Social Security office today that is located in a city that is regularly ranked by the FBI as being one of the “top five safest American cities” (with a population over 100,000). I do not believe that the city has ever fallen out of the top ten safest American cities in the last 20 years. Social Security Office Security Guard Armed with 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol There to maintain order in the Social Security office and to keep a careful watch on the gray-haired, white-haired, and blue-haired sexagenarians, septuagenarians, and octogenarians was a security guard armed with …




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 “Neccos Futures”. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Video from Mike Maloney: The Silver Coil Is Tightening o o o Powerful Greenback Hammers Gold and Silver Prices Below Key Support   Cryptos: Rough run for cryptos gets worse o o o And H.L. spotted …




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 Fasteners. (See the Gear section.) Books: The Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook: Make the Most of Your Growing Season o  o  o Back in print!  Total Resistance.  (This book was formerly published by Paladin Press, a company that sadly went out of business, a few months back.) o  o  o Navy SEAL Sniper: An Intimate Look at the Sniper of the 21st Century   Movies: This is a “must watch” documentary on personal liberty narrated by Larken Rose, …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“The premise of $600+ mobile device sales as a mainstream purchase by ordinary Americans, never mind overpriced $300 plastic-cased watches, appears to be a fantasy dream. The iFemineProduct has quite-clearly peaked and started its decline…” – Karl Denninger