Preparedness Notes for Monday — February 27, 2023

On February 27th, 1902 Harry ‘Breaker’ Harbord Morant (pictured) was executed in Pretoria. On February 27th, 1900 Felix Hoffman patented acetylsalicylic acid, better known as aspirin. — I just noticed that we’ve now archived more than 37,000 SurvivalBlog articles, columns, and quotes. I started writing the blog in August, 2005. Please let your friends know that the entire SurvivalBlog archive is available free of charge. Subscriptions are entirely voluntary. The archive can be accessed by date, by category, or with our search box. — Today’s feature article was penned by SurvivalBlog Filed Gear Editor Thomas Christianson.

Patching Seahorse Protective Cases, by Thomas Christianson

A number of months ago, I purchased two Seahorse protective cases at a thrift store. Someone had drilled and cut holes into them before making the donation. I recently patched the holes in the cases using J-B Weld and fiberglass fiber tape. I am very pleased with the outcome. Based upon these good results, I would recommend all of the products involved for their usefulness: Seahorse Protective Equipment Cases, J-B Weld Original Formula, and fiberglass fiber tape. Buying the Cases I bought the two Seahorse Protective Equipment Cases at a bin sale at a thrift store outlet. At a bin …

Recipe of the Week:  Broccoli-Chicken-Rice Skillet Casserole

The following recipe for a Broccoli-Chicken-Rice Skillet Casserole with a cheese sauce is from reader H.S.. This recipe serves six adults. Ingredients 3 cups chicken stock (or water) 1 cup brown rice (12 ounces 4 cups (12 oz.) broccoli crowns 2 cups milk 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese 1 cup nonfat or low-fat yogurt (I use the Greek style) 3 cups shredded chicken 1/4 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup sliced almonds 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste (optional) Directions Bring chicken stock to a boil in a medium pot. Add rice, cover, and …

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. In this column, JWR also covers hedges, derivatives, and various obscura. Most of these items are from JWR’s “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective. Today, we look at offshore tax havens and digital nomad visas. (See the Offshore Havens section.) Precious Metals: Could the Silver Price Really Hit US$100 per Ounce? o  o  o At Gold Investors Still MIA Economy & Finance: Reader H.L. sent this: Retirees lost 23% of their 401(k) savings in 2022, Fidelity says. o  o  …

The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“You need not expect to get your book right the first time. Go to work and revamp or rewrite it. God only exhibits his thunder and lightning at intervals, and so they always command attention. These are God’s adjectives. You thunder and lightning too much; the reader ceases to get under the bed, by and by. – Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), in a letter to Orion Clemens, 23 March, 1878