Preparedness Notes for Monday – December 24, 2018

December 24 is the Anniversary of when John Joe Gray’s legal troubles began. He and his family had been self-sufficiently holed up in their Texas ranch for nearly 15 years, in defiance of a warrant for his arrest, before the district attorney dropped the charges. This was the longest standoff in American history, in which he has faced the administrations of four different county sheriffs.

Springfield Armory Range Officer Elite Operator 1911, by Pat Cascio

Once again, another new and very exciting 1911 from Springfield Armory is under review today. This one is a winner and a bargain as well. Range Officer 1911 From Several Years Ago Several years ago, Springfield Armory came out with the Range Officer 1911. It was meant to be all set up so the user could enter various shooting competitions, and it worked quite well in that regard. However, it wasn’t 100% suitable for street carry, if you ask me; it needed to be refined, updated, or “something” needed to be done. The All-New SA Range Officer Elite Operator 1911 …

Recipe of the Week: Chili Con Queso, by L.P.

Ingredients: 1 lb pasteurized process cheese spread 1 (1-lb) can of chili without beans 4 green onions, chopped 1 (4oz) can of chopped green chili peppers Directions: Mix all of the ingredients in a CrockPot® or other slow-cooking pot. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours. Serve hot from the pot. Use as a dip for corn ships or as a sauce over Mexican food. Makes about 4 cups. o o o Do you have a favorite recipe that would be of interest to SurvivalBlog readers? Please send it via e-mail. Thanks!

Economics & Investing For Preppers

Today’s photo is from the Netherlands Archives, titled “Kerstviering Mijnwerkers in Zoutmijn” — Mineworkers in a salt mine, celebrating Christmas. It looks like those candles are sitting atop drilled salt pillars. With most of the world’s markets, businesses, miners, and manufacturers taking a Christmas holiday today, I will forego my usual economics ramblings. I’m just posting three links to “must read” articles on the tumbling stock market: Top Trump official calls bankers, will convene ‘Plunge Protection Team’ and, What if the Dow fell another 4,000-plus points — would you be prepared? and, How Bad Was Last Week In Historical Context? …