Preparedness Notes for Monday — September 20, 2021

On September 20, 1995, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to discontinue the national 55 MPH speed limit. This allowed the states to again decide their own speed limits, without fear of losing Federal highway funding. On this day in 1519, Magellan left Europe on his voyage of discovery. — Today we are posting another review by our veteran Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio.

Desert Eagle .44 Magnum Pistol, by Pat Cascio

Much as I hate to admit, there was a time, a long, long time ago, when I lusted after every new type of firearm I saw in the gun magazines. And, truth be told, I did lay claim to a lot of those guns. As I grew older – and maybe a little wiser – I stopped this foolishness. I discovered that any number of firearms were pretty much the same – in many ways – as some of the guns I desired to own. I believe it was back around 1975, when I was reading an issue of Soldier …

Recipe of the Week: Zucchini Soup

The following recipe for Zucchini Soup is from reader M.N.R.  He says: “Super easy. No exact measurements needed.” Ingredients Onion  (I prefer a sweet onion such as Vidalia) Garlic to taste (I use 2 cloves sliced into tiny pieces) Two large potatoes (I use Yukons because they’re ready) Lots of sliced zucchini (A great way to use up those oversized zucchini) Water Salt to taste Directions Put all ingredients in large saucepan. Add just enough water to cover. Boil until everything is soft. Pour everything into a blender. Blend on high until thoroughly blended (a minute?) Yummy creamy zucchini soup! …

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, I describe ratio trading, in your tangibles portfolio. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: There should be a bounce-back in precious metals, from the drops on the mornings of Thursday and Friday, last week. I try not to let short-term market volatility bother me. I’m more of a “Long Haul” metals …

The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“The end of capitalism will be due to the unbelievable amount of debt that is currently being created. This will create monster inflation that will destroy every currency. The only currency that cannot be destroyed is gold. When investors realize this, we’ll have the makings of the greatest bull market in gold ever seen.” – Richard Russell, Editor of The Dow Theory Letters