Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks to watch, investing opportunities, hedges, derivatives, and the precious metals markets. These are all from the quirky “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR:
Richard Postma was recently a guest on the Korelin Economics Report radio show. Doc says: “There are some moving averages that have turned against the metals and will take time to recover. Summer is typically a rough time for the metals but we could see a the turn by the end of the year.” … Continue reading
“The first pressing issue facing us is living space. This is the biggest focus of the revitalization of the Chinese race. In my last speech, I said that the fight over basic living resources (including land and ocean) is the source of the vast majority of wars in history. This may change in the information age, but not fundamentally. Our per capita resources are much less than those of Germany’s back then. In addition, economic development in the last twenty-plus years had a negative impact, and climates are rapidly changing for the worse. Our resources are in very short supply. The environment is severely polluted, especially that of soil, water, and air. Not only our ability to sustain and develop our race, but even its survival is gravely threatened Continue reading
“The world is now witnessing the final stage of pre-war preparations. The communists have always planned to use North Korea as a trip wire for war with the West. As the current tensions escalate, military experts believe that war could begin on the Korean peninsula before summer. Russia and China have also begun full scale mobilizations, and experts in Europe are now warning that a world war could come as soon as fall.
Donald Trump has warned that ‘North Korea is looking for trouble’, insisting that if China does not decide to help the US ‘will solve the problem without them.’ The US President made this extraordinary statement on Twitter, his warnings backed up by sending a US carrier battle group to the area…
Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks to watch, investing opportunities, hedges, and the precious metals markets, all from the quirky “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR:
Should we embrace the froth or dump the currently over-bought American stocks? Prudence dictates the latter. Therefore hedge into tangibles like silver, folks.
Because of higher crude prices and the first approved shipments to Asia, the Bakken shale oil producing region as well as the adjoining oil fields in Alberta seem to be bouncing back from their recent slump. (That slump can be directly traced to a secret agreement between the Obama Administration and the Saudi monarchy… Continue reading
Edible Forest Gardens
Teaching The Trivium
Silenced (2016) A great documentary on censorship, produced my Mike Cernovich.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
(Both of these movies are also available through Amazon Prime)
Act of War, by Brad Thor
Lost Rights, by James Bovard
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
How to roll start your manual transmission car or truck
How to Hang a Gate
Online Sermon Videos:
“His Own Received Him Not” – Message by Chuck Baldwin on Apr. 9, 2017
An Introduction to Reformed Theology (James White)
Daily Audio Bible
The Hardcore History Series
The Independent (Archer Garrett)
3M Performance Plus Duct Tape, Olive Drab, 48 mm x 54.8 meter roll. This is the real deal mil-spec stuff, and one of these big fat rolls lasts a long time. I noticed that the 3M brand’s formulation seems to have the best longevity. (Some other brands seems to “go … Continue reading
The mainstream media has recently featured many articles about multi-millionaires buying opulent shelter spaces marketed by companies like The Survival Condo Project and Terra Vivos Reportedly, these swank leased shelter spaces are being gobbled up by the rich and famous. (Important Caveat: Those are just two well-publicized examples among many similar ventures, and I’m not criticizing them, per se. I have serious doubts about the efficacy of all such leased retreat space ventures, if and when things fall apart.)
Survival preparations are not like buying a service, such as car detailing or house painting. You can’t just “have it done” by someone else and expect to actually survive a major disaster to see full restoration of normal day-to-day life. You need to learn these skills for yourself. You need to construct things for yourself, tailor them to your own family’s particular needs, and then maintain them … Continue reading
“Stick to your guns if you believe in something no matter what; ‘cause it’s better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you’re not.” – Van Zant
Introductory Note: The following is another in a series of articles by JWR that links to some of the thousands of archived SurvivalBlog articles, grouped topically.
Today we address hidden storage spaces, hidden rooms, secret compartments, wall caches, door caches, and related topics.
Delving into SurvivalBlog’s deep archives, which now have more that 27,600 articles, columns, and letters that are all freely accessible, you will find many articles on this topic. The following is just a sampling:
Letter Re: Advice on Construction a Hiding Place for Precious Metals in a Home
Letter Re: Hidden Rooms and Compartments–Conning the Burglars
Letter: Storage Without a Basement
Keeping Secrets in Suburbia–Constructing Our Hidden Basement Room, by A.
Letter Re: Hidden Entrances, and Secret Rooms
Constructing and Finding Hiding Places, By Eli in The Southwest
Letter Re: Information Security … Continue reading
A well-written book was just recently released aimed at prepping newbies: Self-Sufficient Home, by Nancy Hoffman. (It’s not recommended for advanced preppers, but it’s a great one to hand to your newbie neighbors and friends.)
The Edgemaster’s Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing, Using, and Maintaining Fixed-Blade and Folding Knives (I haven’t yet read this book, but it was written by Len McDougall, who authored the highly-rated book The Self-Suffcient Manifesto, so I can safely assume that this new one is well-written.)
London Has Fallen (This movie has a high quotient for “suspension of disbelief”, but it is very entertaining. There are a few brutal sequences, so it is definitely not one for the kids.)
Jason Bourne (Billed as the final installment in the Bourne film series, this latest one answers a few questions and of course delivers … Continue reading
The Australian press reports: People are flocking to a region of America so they can survive the end of the world.
JWR’s Comments: Although I spent nearly an hour on the phone with Australian journalist Matt Young fully describing the American Redoubt concept and the various threats to modern society, he put together a scattered article with a mish-mash of old and new quotes from me (some of them out of context) and a video link to what was one of the most poorly-prepared and antagonistic interviews that I’ve ever endured, with the late liberal American journalist Alan Colmes. (Colmes, known for his satirical wit, passed away from cancer on February 23, 2017.) In that interview Colmes didn’t even get my given name right—though he had my book right on his desk. And then he plunged into an interrogation on the comma in my name. By the way, … Continue reading
Introductory Note: The following is another in a series of articles by JWR that will link to some of the thousands of archived SurvivalBlog articles and letters, grouped topically.
Today, we address the broad issue of retreat security measures.
In my estimation, many preppers have a tendency to over-buy on their gun budget and under-buy on their night vision and intrusion detection budget. I would much rather own just a few guns and have a full complement of other key retreat security gear. After all, humans can’t see well at night with un-aided eyes, and we can’t be vigilant 24 hours a day. Many of the following articles address such gaps in retreat security planning, gear, and training. And some of your most important “gear” might be very low tech or even “no tech”—such as trip flares, bells, and well-trained guard dogs.
Thee following are just a sampling of … Continue reading
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
The First World War: The Complete Series. (Now that 100 years has gone by, it is time to reflect on how The Great War changed our world, and set the stage for later conflicts.)
Doomsday Preppers: Season 1 Note: While still not quite rivaling Netflix, many movies and television shows are now available through Amazon Prime)
Secret Room in My House
Very Cheap and Easy Secret Room/Safe
10 Secret Hiding Places Already in Your Home
Econ Talk (Russ Roberts)
School Sucks Project: The Philosophy of Stoicism (With Bill Buppert)
At Bill Buppert’s ZeroGov blog, don’t miss this essay: … Continue reading