Preparedness Notes for Friday — November 27, 2020

November 27th is the birthday of both SurvivalBlog’s Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio, (pictured) and sci-fi novelist L. Sprague de Camp (1907 – 2000). — Last Call! Our Friday of Color Week Sale at Elk Creek Company ends at midnight tonight (Friday, November 27, 2020.) Note the sharply-reduced prices. Keep in mind that I’ll be traveling for the entire month of December, and therefore I’ll be putting the company on an order-taking hiatus. So this is your last chance to buy a few pre-1899 antique guns from us in 2020. Our small inventory is selling more quickly than I can re-stock …




JWR’s Meme Of The Week:

The latest meme created by JWR: To share this, you can find it here: https://kapwi.ng/c/llsoI6Ug Meme Text: The ATF’s “Definitive” Arm Brace Rulings (Du Jour) (We’re Making This Stuff Up…) 2013: Arm Braces are ATF-Blessed and Now Perfectly Legal 2014: Firing a Braced Pistol From Your Shoulder Wouldn’t Make it a SBR January 2015: Touching One to Your Shoulder is a Felony “Redesign” March 2017: It is Now Okay to Sporadically Touch One to Your Shoulder July 2018:  23 of 25 SB Tactical’s Braces Were Not Fully ATF Approved January 2020: We’ve Now Approved 15 Different Arm Brace Designs  September …




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 recent dip in the gold price, in USD terms. (See the Precious Metals section.) Precious Metals: Spot Gold took a 3% dive to a 4-month low of around $1,837 per Troy ounce early in the week, and silver meanwhile was down 2%. The gold price slump continued to …




Preparedness Notes for Thursday — November 26, 2020

November 26th is the birthday of gun inventor Eugene Reising (born 1884, died February 21, 1967). Pictured is his best-known gun design–the submachinegun that carries his name. This is also the birthday Barton Biggs (born 1932, died July 14, 2012). Biggs was a money manager known for his pro-preparedness stance. — Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States.  I urge you to pray fervently today — both prayers of thanks for God’s blessings in the past year and that 2021 would be a much better year than the trauma and drama of 2020. We need to beseech God, in …




The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at renewed pandemic lockdowns. Biden Plans Nationwide Lockdown in February To start out today’s column, over at SGTReport: Biden to Lockdown Entire USA Come February. (Thanks to JMC for the link.) …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“The dual extremes of financialization and globalization created the 2008 bubble, and its collapse almost took down the entire global capital house of cards. Central banks, ultimately financed by the Fed to the tune of $29 trillion, twice the size of America’s entire GDP, instituted The Great Reset under the usual guise of “emergency measures” which then became permanent policies. The Great Reset led to the hyper-centralization of control over the global economy’s money as central banks coordinated unprecedented money-printing and financial repression, which includes zero-interest rate policies (ZIRP), as the debt-bubble would pop if rates aren’t nailed down to …




Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — November 25, 2020

This is the birthday of explorer and pilot Admiral Richard Byrd (1888–1957). His autobiography titled Alone is a must-read. Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13, 1925.   She was the UK’s first female Prime Minister.  She died in 2013. — A Liberty Paradigm Publishing Update: My #1 Son wrote to mention: “All of the pre-orders for Survival Retreats & Relocation have been shipped. We have about 50 copies left from our first print run, so now’s a great time to get a copy before the holidays. If interest continues strong, we will try to have one more run in …




JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. The focus is usually on emergency communications gear, bug out bag gear, books, and movies–often with a tie-in to disaster preparedness, and links to “how-to” self-sufficiency videos. There is also an emphasis on links to sources for storage food and a variety of storage and caching containers. You will also note an emphasis on history books and historical movies. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This week, some of the few Baofeng UV-5R multiband transceivers still available in the United …







Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — November 24, 2020

Important Note: I’ve decided to launch my Friday of Color Week Sale early, at Elk Creek Company.  It will begin today (Tuesday, November 24, 2020.)  It will end at midnight, Pacific time on Friday, November 27, 2020. Note the sharply-reduced prices. Keep in mind that I’ll be traveling for the entire month of December, and I’ll then be putting the company on an order-taking hiatus. So this is your last chance to buy a few pre-1899 antique guns from us in 2020. I should also mention that our inventory has been drawn down to just 45 pieces. Our re-stocking isn’t …




SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, a news story about some Spokane bicycle thieves. (See the Central & Eastern Washington section.) Idaho Second grizzly bear poaching in two months reported in Idaho county o  o  o Hundreds of steelhead to be released into the Boise River Thursday afternoon o  o  o …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, ‘just men who will rule in the fear of God.’ The preservation of [our] government depends on the faithful discharge of this Duty; if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues …




Preparedness Notes for Monday — November 23, 2020

On November 23rd, 1980, a 7.2-magnitude quake struck southern Italy killing more than 3,000 people. The casualty toll was probably so high because the tremor struck during Sunday night mass, as many residents sat in churches that crumbled in the quake. The quake was centered in Eboli, south of Naples. In nearby Balvano, children were preparing to receive their first communion at the 1,000-year-old Conza Della Comapgna church. The church was demolished and killed dozens of people, including 26 children. — Please keep in mind that I will be traveling for the month of December, so if you want to …




Recipe of the Week: St. Funogas DIY Sweet Cornbread Mix

The following recipe for a DIY Sweet Cornbread Mix is from SurvivalBlog reader “St. Funogas”. This should more properly be called D**n Yankee Cornbread Mix since no self-respecting Southerner would put sugar in their cornbread. Adjust ingredients as needed. I make this mix in batches large enough to fit a two-quart mason jar, which makes 10 servings in the microwave in a 5” x 7” Pyrex dish, or 5 servings of 8 x 8 cornbread in a conventional oven. This recipe will work after the grid goes down since the ingredients (or substitutes) will still be home-produced by many preppers. …




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 further examine suburban and rural relocation. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: An interview with Dave Kranzler: The Economy, Gold, Silver And Mining Stocks o  o  o Degussa sees gold price rising to $2,500 by mid-2021 as central banks continue to print money Economy & Finance: David Morgan: Quantitative Easing Our …