Preparedness Notes for Monday — January 11, 2021

Today is birthday of big game hunter and writer Peter Hathaway Capstick. January 11th is also the birthday of Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804.) And today is the natal day of the late Gunnar Fridtjof Thurmann Sønsteby, who was born in 1918. He was the most decorated hero of the Norwegian resistance under the German occupation. He died May 10, 2012. — Today we’re posting another review by our redoubtable Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio.

Ruger AR vs. Springfield Armory AR, by Pat Cascio

I’ve had a few requests for doing another AR versus AR article, since I did one several years back. I personally don’t like doing any sort of “Versus” firearms articles, because it is difficult, if not impossible, to remain totally unbiased. In the end, a person will usually like one firearm over another, and probably for no solid reason – just a personal bias. However, I will lay out my findings for our readers and you be the judge when you finish this article. Right now, AR-15 styles of rifles are difficult to come by, because of all the violence …

Recipe of the Week: Chopped Beef En Casserole

The following recipe for Chopped Beef En Casserole is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book is one of the many bonus items included in the upcoming edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This special 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for sale on or about January 25, 2021. The 14th Edition sold out quickly, so place a reminder in your calendar, if you want one. Ingredients 2 pounds clod of …

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. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the risk of substantially higher inflation in 2021 and beyond. (See both the Economy & Finance and the Forex & Cryptos section.) Precious Metals: Black Swans, Ordinary Swans And Metals o  o  o Silver Price Could Double Again Within 90 Days of Time Economy & Finance: Inflation ahead! Global …

The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“A culture war is what Mao called ‘a permanent revolution.’  If the Confederate battle flag comes down in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, the front moves to Mississippi.  When all the flags are down, the statues and portraits go next, then the school names, until all public homage paid to Dixie’s heroes is forever abolished.”  – Pat Buchanan (as quoted in 2001)