Preparedness Notes for Wednesday – June 06, 2018

On June 6th, 1949, George Orwell’s novel of a dystopian future, Nineteen Eighty-Four was published. The novel’s all-seeing leader, known as “Big Brother,” became a universal symbol for intrusive government and oppressive bureaucracy. o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today features another entry for Round 77 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $11,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be …




Essential Survival Skills You Should Learn, by B.T.

Life is a game of survival. Everything is possible. Anything can happen. Preparation is the key, but what if you are struck unaware? What if you are left with nothing but the clothes on your back and a flashlight? Getting lost in the wilderness or being stranded on an island can be tough, but you will live if you have the will and courage to tackle the unknown and make do with what’s in front of you. The Art of Survival When it comes to events of a catastrophic scale, there’s nothing more important than staying alive and focusing on …




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 war on cryptocurrency. (See the Cryptos section.)

 

Precious Metals:

Commerzbank: Expected Fed Hike To ‘Keep The Gold Price In Check’

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Reader S.W. sent us this: Nine surprising things worth more than this shimmering metal

 

Stocks:

June 2018 Stock Considerations

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Opinion: Apple is the new Microsoft, and that’s bullish for the stock

 

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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 books and movies related to the June 6, 1944 D-Day beach landings, paratrooper drops, and glider landings. Books (D-Day): The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan. Also see the far less scholarly film of the same name, in the Movies section.) o  o  o The Glider Gang. This is a fascinating history of British and American combat landing gliders of WWII, and the men who flew them.   Movies (D-Day): Saving Private Ryan o  o  o The Longest …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Lieutenant Welsh remembered walking around among the sleeping men, and thinking to himself that ‘they had looked at and smelled death all around them all day but never even dreamed of applying the term to themselves. They hadn’t come here to fear. They hadn’t come to die. They had come to win.” — Stephen E. Ambrose, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest