SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the seventh anniversary of the founding of Radio Free Redoubt.   Region-Wide (Radio Free Redoubt): We’ll start with a recommendation for an inspiring monologue from John Jacob Schmidt: Radio Free Redoubt 7 Year Anniversary Episode (#18-20). Congratulations to John Jacob Schmidt!  His yeoman service as a broadcaster has helped catapult the American Redoubt Movement onto the national …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism.  It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry.  Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors. Racism claims that the content of a man’s mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man’s convictions, values and character are determined before …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on investing in custom knives. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: David Lin: Silver Not Done Rallying; Look For 8% Upside From Current Levels o  o  o Gold price retreats on strong dollar, supported by trade tension o  o  o This article that was posted …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Of the liberty of conscience in matters of religious faith, of speech and of the press; of the trial by jury of the vicinage in civil and criminal cases; of the benefit of the writ of habeas corpus; of the right to keep and bear arms…. If these rights are well defined, and secured against encroachment, it is impossible that government should ever degenerate into tyranny.” – James Monroe




Editors’ Prepping Progress

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. Steadily, we work on meeting our prepping goals. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities. They also often share their planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, property improvements, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready! …




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on China’s “One Belt, One Road” highway project. (See the Economy and Finance section.) Precious Metals: Lew Rockwell: Texas Bullion Depository Open for Business; Sets the Stage to Challenge Federal Government’s Monopoly on Money o  o  o John Rubino: Inflation Is Back, Part 7: Just Check …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“The key is to understand that our children don’t belong to us—they belong to God. Our goal as parents must not be limited by our own vision. I am a finite, sinful, selfish man. Why would I want to plan out my children’s future when I can entrust them to the infinite, omnipotent, immutable, sovereign Lord of the universe? I don’t want to tell God what to do with my children—I want Him to tell me!” – Rev. Voddie T. Baucham Jr. in his book Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with …







Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on Restored 1960s 4WDs. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Demolition Crew Strikes Gold In France, Uncovers 600 Historic Gold Coins Worth Over $100,000 o  o  o Gold Pricing Moved Little By Singapore Summit o  o  o Sharps-Pixley: Silver’s Not-so-subtle Outperformance   Forex: USD/JPY forecast Japanese …




JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on John Wayne’s last movie, The Shootist. Books: Birds of the Northern Rockies o  o  o The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain   Movies: The Shootist. This movie was fittingly John Wayne’s last film. It is about an old gunfighter who is dying of cancer. At the time, Wayne had terminal cancer. It was shot on location in Carson City, Nevada. The supporting roles are also quite well acted. …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

[T]hey… have always held… The people are made to transfer their allegiance from the old gods to the new under the pretense that the new gods really are what their sound instinct had always told them but what before they had only dimly seen. And the most effective way to this end is to use the old words but change their meaning. Few traits of totalitarian regimes are at the same time so confusing to the superficial observer and yet so characteristic of the whole intellectual climate as the complete perversion of language, the change of meaning of the words …




Window of Opportunity: The Modular Pistol Revolution

To begin, I should mention that our main carry pistols here at the ranch are all Glock Model 21 and Glock Model 30 .45 ACPs. I intend to keep those as our family’s standard for the foreseeable future. But in the past two years I’ve branched out into buying several SIG Model P320 9mm pistols. I like the clever modularity of these pistols. The same serialized trigger group module can be used in assembling everything from a subcompact pistol to a full size race gun. I also find their ergonomics quite good, their controls instinctive, and their trigger pulls decent–right …




SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on bear encounters at home and in the wild, and about bear hunting. Region-Wide: The Grizzlies Are Coming o o o U.S. won’t restore grizzly bear protections near Yellowstone National Park o o o Some advice from our neighbors to the north: Bear-proof your fruit trees o o o I was recently a guest on Radio Free Redoubt. …







Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on Sports Cards. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Silver To Climb 11% In Next Three Months – German-Based Research Firm o  o  o The Quiet Before the Storm   Forex: EURUSD at the Center of Trade Wars, High Profile ECB and Fed Meetings. (Take …