Odds ‘n Sods:

Interesting concept for quick building: Brikawood Wooden House Building Bricks – G.P. o o o The Burning Platform has an interesting three-part article on The Deep State, fake data and face news: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 o o o For home defense, it’s hard to imagine a better platform than a shotgun: Tips for Using a Double-Barrel Shotgun for Home Defense – G.G. o o o This deserves a full “face-palm”: House Staffers In Security Probe Allegedly Kept Stepmom In ‘Captivity’ To Access Offshore Cash – W.W. o o o Need a Job? Wanted: South Florida python hunters for hire – paid by the hour plus a bonus for every snake killed.

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Kahr CT40, by Pat Cascio

I’ve been a huge fan of Kahr , since I laid my hands on the first one I ever spotted in a gun shop. The double-action only trigger pull on their handguns is second to none; it is butter smooth. Some have described the trigger pull as the Rolls Royce of DAO triggers, and I’m not about to argue the point either. The one “problem” I have with any of the Kahr handguns I get in for testing and for writing an article on is that I simply can’t return the samples; I end up purchasing them eventually, because I like their guns so much. My youngest daughter gave me a Kahr CW45 about three or fours years ago as a Christmas present. I also purchased a second one from the local gun shop, because I loved the way the gun felt and operated. A couple of years ago, my wife and two daughters gave me a Kahr CW9 for Christmas; it was another winner. The only problem I had with it was that it did require slightly more than 200 rounds through it before it operated 100% of the time. Then again, Kahr recommends you fire at least 200 … Continue reading

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FN PS90 PDW, by Pat Cascio

I first read about one back in the early 1990s and then again in 2005, when the civilian-legal version was released. Several years ago, I actually saw one and handled it in my local gun shop. Recently, my local gun shop got another one in. I hesitated because of the cost, and two weeks later a trade was worked out; I got it. I actually fired this caliber in a converted AR-15, and I liked it, but it offered nothing in an AR-sized gun. Long-time SurvivalBlog reader, Mike C., and good friend in Eugene, OR got one along with the pistol in the same caliber, and he taunted me about getting one. It was unrelenting, until I got one for myself. What am I talking about? It’s the FN P90 select-fire and the FN PS90 civilian-legal semiauto only carbine. The FN P90 was released in 1990, as a personal defense weapon (PDW) to replace handguns for behind the line military troops. However, it rapidly caught on, and military and law enforcement all over the world were issuing the very compact P90. The P90 is, as mentioned, a select-fire weapon in 5.7x28mm, and the PS90 is the semiauto-only version for us … Continue reading

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Jim’s Quote of the Day:

“Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. Steal a fish from one guy and give it to another–and keep doing that on a daily basis–and you’ll make the first guy p*ssed off, but you’ll make the second guy lazy and dependent on you. Then you can tell the second guy that the first guy is greedy for wanting to keep the fish he caught. Then the second guy will cheer for you to steal more fish. Then you can prohibit anyone from fishing without getting permission from you. Then you can expand the racket, stealing fish from more people and buying the loyalty of others. Then you can get the recipients of the stolen fish to act as your hired thugs. Then you can … well, you know the rest.” – Larken Rose

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Economics and Investing:

Fed risks repeating Lehman blunder as US recession storm gathers o o o Podcast: KWN interviews Bill Fleckenstein o o o With an unexpected profit, Deutsche Bank has a funny way of showing it’s in crisis o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

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Odds ‘n Sods:

Three competing theories on why the FBI re-opened the Hillary e-mail server investigation o o o Is this to be  believed?  Wildlife populations plunge almost 60 percent since 1970: WWF o o o How Long Will Your Church Survive Under a Clinton Presidency? o o o Video: Pastor Chuck Baldwin Preaches on Romans Chapter 13

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Blackhawk Waterproof Tactical Softshell Jacket, by Pat Cascio

In close to 25 years as a writer for firearms, cutlery, and survival magazines and websites, I have reviewed quite a few products. Lots of boots have come my way and, to be sure, I only report on the best-of-the-best in boots and other gear. I don’t want to waste my time, or our reader’s time, reporting on junk products. As I’ve said numerous times over the years, “You only have to buy quality once, but if you buy junk, you have to keep on buying junk…” Of course, when it comes to clothing and footwear, you do eventually have to replace it but not nearly as often as you replace junk. Quality clothing and footwear lasts a long, long time. I have a pair of Rocky boots with 800 grams of Thinsulate that are more than 20 years old. They’ve had the soles replaced once. The only reason I don’t wear these boots any longer is because my foot grew one size, but I’m holding onto these waterproof and heavily insulated boots just in case someone else needs them. I insist on waterproof boots or hikers because of where we live, in Western Oregon, where we get about eights … Continue reading

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Odds ‘n Sods:

Over at the deservedly-popular Yer Ol’ Woodpile Report blog, the Editor “Ol’ Remus” comments wittily: “He who panics first, panics best” –  This of course is regarding the urgency of escaping the death traps of the big cities in the midst of crises. o o o I recently purchased a state-of-the-art FLIR countermeasure field camouflage shelter, produced by SnakebiteTactical.com.I was quite impressed with the quality of construction. These shelters—about the same size and slightly heavier than a poncho liner–are handmade in Montana. They render the user nearly invisible to even the most sensitive FLIRs and cameras with similar technology. Thanks to the generosity of Snakebite Tactical, one of these shelters will soon be added as a prize in he upcoming rounds of our bi-monthly Nonfiction Writing Contest. As time permits, I plan to publish a review of these shelters including some field tests, using my own FLIR weapons sight, in a variety of weather conditions. Be sure to visit SnakebiteTactical.com’s web site to check out their counter-FLIR ThermTac Ghost Suit ghillies and their shelters! – JWR o o o The folks from Makezine and Maker Faire have a lot of new project plans available–and some of those projects have prepping … Continue reading

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Document It! The Pressing Need for More Citizen Journalists

The recent tragic police shooting events have made it clear that there is a need to have more citizens of all skin tones document their interactions with the police, federal agents, and all public officials. For your own protection and for the protection of our collective rights, I strongly recommend taking these steps, immediately: Get press credentials. Genuine press credentials with Photo ID are available free of charge and can be printed out immediately at our CFAPA.org blog spinoff web site. Carry a sign. Print and carry a “PRESS” sign to display on your dashboard. (Also available free at the CFAPA.org web site.) Buy or make a “PRESS” label for the back of your smartphone or tablet. Buy and use dashcams. You need more than just a smartphone. Buy a pair of dash cameras for your car or truck. I recommend pointing one of them forward and one of them angled, facing both the driver and the driver’s side window. And, if you can afford it, buy three cameras, with the third camera facing out the back window. These cameras film a continuing two-hour loop in high definition video with audio. Get in the habit of always plugging them in … Continue reading

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Letter Re: Hoof Trimming Piece

Hugh, Please pass my thanks to Charles T. for that. Interestingly, I had just come from the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School, having gotten one of my horses shod, when I opened the website and saw that piece. While waiting for the horse, I visited with a student from Mississippi, one from Wisconsin, and one from Colorado. They were in the 13-week class. After that intense training, they know their craft. A number of students were making horseshoes at the forge. It’s nice to know that ancient art is alive and well. – F.T.

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