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 …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“I saddled old Satan up, rode over, and sure enough, the East Helena butcher was up a tree over there and the bull was going around after him. His .41 rod ejector Colt had shorts in it. I never heard of such a light load being used for the purpose, as an old bull has two inches of cartilage over the frontal skull plate, and his bullets were stopped by the skull. As soon as th bull saw me he came for me. I shot him square in the forehead, killing him instantly, and he turned a summerset towards me. …




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! …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they …




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 the expected Social Security shortfall. (See the Economy and Finance section.) Precious Metals: Turkey Uses Gold Bullion To Stabilise Its Currency And Economy   Forex: FOREX-Euro snaps 6-week losing streak as Italy concerns wane; data eyed o  o  o I noticed that in terms of …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Whereas, Slavery, throughout its entire existence in the United States is none other than a most barbarous, unprovoked, and unjustifiable War of one portion of its citizens upon another portion; the only conditions of which are perpetual imprisonment, and hopeless servitude or absolute extermination; in utter disregard and violation of those eternal and self-evident truths set forth in our Declaration of Independence.” – John Brown




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Don’t listen to NPR this morning. Richard Clarke is an uninformed douche.” – Snippet from one of more than 500 pages of mostly unredacted text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team, recently released by the U.S. Senate. They illustrate the obviously biased investigation and the underscore the illegal the FISA-warranted wiretapping of Donald Trump during the election campaign, before his inauguration, and even after he was seated as POTUS.




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 the war on cryptocurrency. (See the Cryptos section.)

 

Precious Metals:

Commerzbank: Expected Fed Hike To ‘Keep The Gold Price In Check’

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Reader S.W. sent us this: Nine surprising things worth more than this shimmering metal

 

Stocks:

June 2018 Stock Considerations

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Opinion: Apple is the new Microsoft, and that’s bullish for the stock

 

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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 books and movies related to the June 6, 1944 D-Day beach landings, paratrooper drops, and glider landings. Books (D-Day): The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan. Also see the far less scholarly film of the same name, in the Movies section.) o  o  o The Glider Gang. This is a fascinating history of British and American combat landing gliders of WWII, and the men who flew them.   Movies (D-Day): Saving Private Ryan o  o  o The Longest …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Lieutenant Welsh remembered walking around among the sleeping men, and thinking to himself that ‘they had looked at and smelled death all around them all day but never even dreamed of applying the term to themselves. They hadn’t come here to fear. They hadn’t come to die. They had come to win.” — Stephen E. Ambrose, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest




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 Bison in the American Redoubt. (See the Idaho, Montana Eastern Oregon, and Wyoming sections.) Idaho Tribal Buffalo –All About Bison o o o Ada County Sheriff’s deputy charged with DUI after crashing into teen’s car