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  • Preparedness Notes for Wednesday – December 19, 2018

    On Dec 19, 1776, Thomas Paine published “American Crisis”. “These are the times that try men’s souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” These words were an inspiration to Washington’s dispirited men, having suffered humiliating defeats and encamped at McKonkey’s Ferry on the Delaware River. The beleaguered troops mustered …

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  • A Prepper’s Wife’s Perspective, by ATL

    I am married to a 55-year-old “boy scout.” Over the several years we’ve been together, I’ve learned a lot about how and why to be prepared for disaster. I’ve never questioned his wisdom or strategy in stocking emergency supplies, both the kind you consume and the kind that make being without electricity for days on end possible and maybe even comfortable. Early on in our relationship he explained it to me as equivalent to an insurance policy. As A Kid He’s been practicing prepping a long time now. When he was a kid, weekends meant hiking, backpacking, overnight camping in …

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  • Economics & Investing For Preppers

    Here are the latest news 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 FOMC meeting. (See the Stocks section. Precious Metals: Signals Show Great Upside For Gold In 2019 – Bloomberg Intelligence o o o Clive Maund: Gold Price Market Update o o o Second Chances: Silver To Finally Shine In 2019 Stocks (FOMC Meeting) All …

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  • 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 food dehydrators. (See the Books and Gear sections.) Books (Dehydrators): The Beginner’s Guide to Dehydrating Food, 2nd Edition: How to Preserve All Your Favorite Vegetables, Fruits, Meats, and Herbs o  o  o The Complete Dog Breed Book: Choose the Perfect Dog for You o  o  o The Making of the Atomic Bomb   Movies: On DVD and also now available via Amazon Prime: Exodus o  o  o The Bridge On The River Kwai o  o  o An …

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  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

    “Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.” – William Butler Yeats

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  • Preparedness Notes for Tuesday – December 18, 2018

    December 18th is the birthday of Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788). He wrote more that 1,700 hymns. Today is also the birthday of Jørgen Haagen Schmith (born December 18, 1910, died October 15, 1944). He was better known under the codename Citron and was a famous Danish resistance fighter in occupied Denmark. His biographical sketch at Wikipedia describes his death, after he was tracked down by the Nazis: “German soldiers arrived at the house to arrest or kill Schmith. He fought for hours against an overwhelming force of enemy troops killing 11 and wounded scores of …

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  • Family Preparations for Nuclear War

    Today, I’m addressing a subject that I suppose should have had more emphasis earlier in SurvivalBlog: The risk of nuclear war, and how families can plan and prepare to survive it. The Risk The risk of nuclear war is now actually greater than during the bad old Cold War. Back then, there were just a handful of nuclear powers that were divided into two or three camps. But today, there are umpteen factions and even terrorist groups with potential access to nukes. Face the facts: We live in a dangerous world. Someday, one or more of hose nukes is going …

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  • 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 Bend, Oregon news. (See the Eastern Oregon section.) Region-Wide SPLC vs the American Redoubt o o o Apparently, one gent considers my novels cruise-worthy reading. Idaho Man who stabbed stranger doing yardwork at Boise home found unfit to stand trial o o o US to shut down Idaho nuclear waste processing project Montana Big Sky Country Bitmining: …

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  • The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

    SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. More information on NJ’s plan for Gun Mags this week as they refuse to rule out house-to-house searches in their enforcement. NJ’s Plan for Gun Mags New Jersey has now declared war on hundreds of thousands of previous law-abiding citizens. With the stroke of a pen, the state has transitioned them from citizens to felons. The New Jersey State Police have told Breitbart News that they will not rule out house-to-house checks …

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  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

    “Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs. Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their family.” – Self-described “Democratic Socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in an interview on PBS Firing Line, July 13th, 2018

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