SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Eclipse 2017

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region.

Today’s emphasis is on the total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21st, 2017. The path of totality will cross three of the five American Redoubt States, and considerable portions of the other two Redoubt States will experience at least a 75%+ eclipse.

Idaho

Several cities in Idaho are planning eclipse events. The traffic will probably be insane in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but  just on the other side of the Tetons, Driggs, Idaho should be much more sedate. (And affordable!)

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Weiser, Idaho, has a big festival planned.

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Moonfest Music Festival brings country stars to east Idaho for eclipse weekend

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

Classic Cars

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 classic cars. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

Adam Hamilton: Gold/Silver Shorts Extreme

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Gold Price is Making a Comeback in a Big Way

Commodities:

Markets on a Sugar rush, stocks rise 2-10%. As preppers, when we see and food futures rise, it is our signal to stock up on physical goods, before retail prices rise, correspondingly.

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The Editors’ Preps for the Week

Broad Billed Hummingbird

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 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 also welcome you to share your planned activities for increasing personal preparedness in the coming week. (Leave a Comment with your project details.) Let’s keep busy and be ready!  This week’s focus is on songbird migration.

JWR

Dear SurvivalBlog Readers,
This has been another busy week for us here in the American Redoubt. The weather this week has been very sunny and dry with … Continue reading




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Economics and Investing

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 contrarian investing. (See the special section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

Dovish Draghi Comments Drive Gold Prices

Commodities:

Irina Slav: Stability Is Returning To Oil Markets

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Could The Gulf Dispute Actually Help Iran?







America’s Public Schools are Government Indoctrination Centers

Indoctrination

The following article might strike some of our readers as a bit of a rant. So if you dislike reading rants, then please just skip reading this article.

It Started With a Letter

The impetus for this article was a fairly cogent well-intentioned letter from a SurvivalBlog reader:

Dear Editor:
I am concerned about some of the information linked on your blog. I’m a Christian, an avid prepper, and a daily reader of your blog. I support your effort to make readers aware of the world around us, and the changes that we feel are to come. I do have concerns when it comes to the negative portrayal of public schools. It is easy to stereotype groups of people, but not always an accurate way of looking at them. There are individuals who believe those of us who read your blog are crazy. We are all unshaven, … Continue reading







Economics & Investing For Preppers

Whiskey

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 single malt whiskey. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First up: Lower Fed rate hike chances Gold price impact

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Next, it looks like the price of gold may be breaking out of its downtrend.

Commodities:

And over at OilPrice.com: The Only Way OPEC Can Kill U.S. Shale

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SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

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.  Today’s special focus is on private military veteran support organizations. All of these are in the American Redoubt.

Idaho

The Inland Northwest Disabled Veterans Sports Association organizes several sports events each year. Many of them are shooting events in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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Idaho Horse Therapy provides equine-assisted psychotherapy for veterans with PTSD.




The Editors’ Quote of the Day

SurvivalBlog

“Always remember the difference between economic power and political power: You can refuse to hire someone‘s services or buy his products in the private sector and go somewhere else instead. In the public sector, though, if you refuse to accept a politician‘s or bureaucrat‘s product or services you go to jail. Ultimately, after all, all regulations are observed and all taxes are paid at gunpoint.” – Rick Gaber




Economics & Investing For Preppers

Rental Property IRA

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 rental property IRAs. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First,  there’s this: CEO of the CME Tells Fox Biz “Gold Should Probably Be At $5-$6k/oz”

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Next, Jim Wyckoff offered this: Friday’s Charts for Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium, July 14

Commodities:

The latest commentary from Nick Cunningham: “Oil Market Rebalancing Hasn’t Even Started Yet”