Reader N.L. spotted this useful article at the Backwoods Home magazine web site: Bury a gun and ammo for 15 years . (BTW, I consider a subscription to Backwoods Home magazine for families that are seeking genuine self-sufficiency.)
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Eric flagged this Wall Street Journal piece: Bumpy Crop: Farming’s Sudden Feasts and Famines, As Grain Prices Rise and Fall and Perhaps Rise Again, Growers Struggle to Navigate a New Age of Volatility and High Costs 
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The Werewolf (SurvivalBlog’s correspondent in Brazil) must have been thinking about the snow-bound Great White North when he spotted this snow bike  and sent us the link.
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The Economatrix sent all these: Wall Street Makes Gains as GMAC Gets $5 Billion Lifeline  — US Confidence Sinks to Record Lows  — Home Prices in 20 Cities Drop 18% in October Alone  — Holiday Sales Drop to Force Bankruptcies, Closings  — Japan Banks May Get $110 Billion Bailout  — New Thai PM Warns of Shattered Economy  — UK Workers to Face Layoffs and Pay Cuts in 2009  — Crackdown on Hedge Funds After Madoff  — Celente: Top Trends 2009  — People Pulling Up to Pawn Shops Today are Driving BMWs and Cadillacs  — Annus Horribilis  2009