I spotted two interesting articles on the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threat faced by our deployed troops, and some prospects for IED countermeasures:
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The Buckminster Fuller Institute has an informative web page that highlights dome building. (For the sake of weatherproofing I prefer monolithic domes, but a lot of principles are common to both both geodesic and monolithic domes. See: http://www.bfi.org
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It has been reported by the U.S. Commerce Department that the U.S. consumer savings rate has recently dropped to NEGATIVE 0.5 percent. Collectively, we are “spending it all”–and then some. This sort of insanity cannot go on very long. The –0.5 % rate cited is the lowest rate of savings on record since 1932 and 1933–back during the depth of the Great Depression. Hmmm…
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Don’t forget to sign up for one of the RWVA’s Spring Appleseed Tour series of rifle training sessions/matches. They have shoots scheduled for North Carolina and Kentucky (both in March), Indiana (in April), and Wyoming and possibly Wisconsin (both in May.) It is dirt cheap to attend, so don’t miss it. And for those of you that live in the Pacific Northwest, don’t miss the annual “Boomershoot” dynamite shooting competition, in north-central Idaho. It’s about the most fun that you’ll ever have on a weekend. See: http://www.boomershoot.org/ Be sure to check out the pictures at the web site. IMHO, the Boomershoot makes the Knob Creek machinegun shoot look tame by comparison.
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I have once again updated and expanded the SurvivalBlog Glossary.