Jesse and Eric both sent us this link to a WorldNetDaily article: Congress warned: U.S. risks ‘catastrophe’ in EMP attack. Eric asks: “Is your vehicle EMP safe? Do you have spare solid state bits stored in a Faraday Cage that is properly grounded? If you don’t then you could find yourself walking or pedaling. “
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The folks at CGW (one of our loyal advertisers) just launched a new updated web site, with more than 300 new products added to their already large inventory of gun parts, optics, knives, and tactical field gear. Some of the new items include Bushnell Elite Scopes and Red Dots, Glock Barrels, Leupold Mark2 & VX-L scopes, Maxpedition Versipaks, and AR-15 products from ARMS, Troy Industries, and Daniel Defense. I can vouch that CGW also does amazing gunsmithing. (We have three L1A1 rifles that were custom built by them, here at the ranch.) Check them out, and please mention SurvivalBlog when you place and order.
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Ben M. mentioned this article that refutes a recent assertion by sci-fi writer Robert Silverberg, over at Asimov’s: Analysis: recent panics over rare metal scarcity overblown
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Rob A. and Rick D. flagged this article: IndyMac Seized by U.S. Regulators Amid Cash Crunch. The piece begins: “IndyMac Bancorp Inc. became the second-biggest federally insured financial company to fail today after a run by depositors left the California mortgage lender short on cash.” As I’ve said before: The ongoing global credit collapse will lead to lots of bank runs. Be ready.