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 economic implications of the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum. (See the Economy & Finance section.)   Precious Metals: Precious Metals Update 6-1-2018 o  o  o Monday’s Predicted Daily Price Trends for Gold and Silver   Forex: Reuters reports: Sterling hits five-day high as data picks …







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 investing in silver. (See the Precious Metals and Tangibles Investing sections.)   Precious Metals (Silver): “Hi Yo, Silver!”  I’m now shifting my recommendation to a Strong Buy, for physical Ag. I firmly believe that another global financial crisis is nearing and that the white metal …







The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Gold and silver are always in demand, regardless of clime, century, or government in power. But public confidence in and, hence, demand for paper money depends on the ultimate confidence – or lack thereof – of the public in the viability of the issuing government.” – Murray Rothbard




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 Fiddleback Forge custom knives. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)   Precious Metals: First off, these observations by Peter Hug: Gold Continues To Search For Direction o  o  o Gold Still ‘Fantastic’ As All Currencies Are Losing To U.S. Dollar – America Silver   …




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 the EOTech Holographic Weapon Sight. (See the Gear section.) Books: Undergrounds in Insurgent, Revolutionary and Resistance Warfare: Second Edition (U.S. Army Special Forces Reprint) o  o  o Building a Log Cabin in Alaska in Four Months: Using the trees from two acres of land   Movies: Here is the sequel to a movie that I mentioned in this column last year: Idaho: The Movie 2 . The scenery is breathtaking. o  o  o The Ballad of Lefty …







Terms of Temerity: Why The Left Loathes The Words We Use

Five years ago in SurvivalBlog, I posted The Leftist Lexicon: Translating Statist Rhetoric Into Plain English, by Ray X.  Then, a few months later, I posted a brief essay that I authored. It was titled: Incendiary Words: Of Detonations and Denotations. In the latter essay, I warned that our language was being twisted by leftist terminology and that we need to hold fast to the proper, objective, and accepted meanings of words. Most recently, I’ve noticed that the assorted leftists, statists, globalists, and collectivists who dominate the American mass media now sneer at conservatives, Christians, and libertarians when we dare …




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 right to open carry in the American Redoubt. (See the Eastern Washington section.) Region-Wide: Yet again, the American Redoubt region shines: Map of U.S. Murder Rates, By County.  Here is a quote from the article: “One should not put much weight on this purely ‘cross-sectional’ evidence over one point in time and many factors determine murder …







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 restored tractors. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)   Precious Metals: First up, at Zero Hedge: Gold Surges To Record In Turkey and Other Emerging Markets as Currencies Collapse o o o Gold & Silver Are Up On The Week But Was It Enough …







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! …