Preparedness Notes for Sunday – September 02, 2018

September 2, 1969 is the day that the first automatic teller machine (ATM) made its first public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York. While being as indispensable to most people as cell phones and e-mail, they have introduced a whole new set of issues. Consumers are faced with scams, skimmers, and robbers, and even fake ATMs have been discovered.

Gunsmith Training: Pistolsmithing- Week Four, by R2

This week I finished up the AGI Gunsmithing course on Pistolsmithing. There were a few surprises. Time I’m finding that the ten hours of video per week just isn’t going to be feasible for much of the course. If I’m dealing with firearms that I am already pretty familiar with, a single pass through the video is usually enough to get me going on the finer points. However, if the course is covering a firearm that I am not all that familiar with, and especially if I can’t find that model (or a similar model) of firearm to put my …

The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. The New Mexico fiasco over the terrorist compound just keeps getting worse. New Mexico Fiasco Despite the twisted plans to teach children how to carry out school shootings along with the multiple counts of child abuse resulting in the death of a child, the New Mexico courts dismissed the charges against the defendants. The fault lies with the prosecutor for being completely irresponsible and missing the deadlines to file with the court. …

The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: for all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.” – Luke 21:1-4 (KJV)