Preparedness Notes for Wednesday – November 07, 2018

November 7th is the anniversary of the death of actor Steve McQueen (born March 24, 1930, died November 7, 1980). The many well-publicized exploits in his tempestuous life and his enduring persona are well known. However, the end of his life is actually the most noteworthy part of his legacy, even though it seldom gets much publicity outside of Christian circles; he came to Jesus after he had been diagnosed with mesothelioma. He died with his forefinger pointing to his key verse in his Bible– Titus 1:2.




Guest Article: Fall Chores, by Patrice Lewis

Editors’ Introductory Note:  This post first appeared in the excellent, long-running Rural Revolution blog. We recommend bookmarking it! We also recommend Patrice’s books. o  o  o Until a few days ago, October was a very dry month for us. Thankfully some much-needed and very welcome rain is moving in. While it’s delightful to walk outside and sniff the fresh moist ground, we weren’t idle during the dry weeks. Among other chores, we focused a lot on firewood, a chief preoccupation for many people this time of year. Summer before last, we had a neighbor come in with some huge equipment and clear …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news 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 investing in Graveyard Plots (See the Tangibles Investing section.)   Precious Metals: Eric Reed at The Street: Investing in Silver: Four Ways to Invest and Why o  o  o Gold, Silver Pressured By Firmer USDX, Rally In U.S. Stock Market Economy & Finance: Robert Shiller: …




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 DIY home projects. (See the Instructional Videos section.) Books: Wranglerstar’s book published last year deserves a second mention: Modern Homesteading: Rediscovering the American Dream. o  o  o Home Workshop Setup: The Complete Guide (Home Woodworker Series) o  o  o Practical Woodshop Projects: 24 No-Nonsense Projects to Improve Your Shop o  o  o The Home Blacksmith: Tools, Techniques, and 40 Practical Projects for the Blacksmith Hobbyist   Movies & Television: The 12th Man.  An amazing true story of a …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.” – President Andrew Johnson