Preparedness Notes for Thursday — October 1, 2020

Happy birthday to singer and actress Julie Andrews (born 1935.) Her name is always associated with The Sound of Music. — Naturally Cozy (one of our loyal writing contest prize donors) and Privy Paper will have a booth at the Panhandle Preparedness Expo this weekend at the Bonner County Fairgrounds in Sandpoint, Idaho. (Oct. 3-4, 2020.)  North Idaho Heat will unofficially be there too, if anyone wants to talk stoves. — Congratulations to the prize winners in Round 90 of the SurvivalBlog Nonfiction Writing Contest!  Round 91 began today. Please share your knowledge and experience by writing an article and …




Writing Contest Prize Winners Announced : Round 90

AG体育We’ve completed the judging for Round 90 of the bi-monthly SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. It was difficult to judge this particular round because there were so many great articles.  So many, in fact, that I wish that we had five available “top three” prize spots.  I’ve sufficed by awarding an unprecedented 13 Honorable Mention prizes. The Prize Winners fro Round 90 are: First Prize: First Prize is awarded to 2A Advocate, for his article Finishing an 80% AR Lower Receiver. It was posted in three parts on September 18-19-20, 2020. Links: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. The photovoltaic …




JWR’s 20 “S” Strategy for Tangible Investments

AG体育I was recently asked to reiterate my philosophy on parlaying wealth into tangibles.  I emphasize tangibles in many of my writings because we need to be ready for times of inflation. Yes, inflation is coming.  With multi-trillion dollar bailouts, monetization of the national debt, and chronic Federal over-spending, mass inflation is inevitable. I must also state that I do not believe in heavily investing or any long-term investment in any “asset” that is just a piece of paper, a string of digits on a hard drive, or other abstractions that are mere promises. Promises and kind words don’t shelter and …




September 2020 in Precious Metals, by Stephen Cochran

From Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins: Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover gold’s performance, and the factors that affected gold prices. Gold ended August on a down note, logging the first monthly loss in six months. December gold futures lost 3.7% in August, while spot gold lost 4.4%. Silver parted ways with gold in August, riding its rally by ending the month 18% higher on the COMEX, and 15% higher in the spot market. What Did Gold Do in September? Gold …




The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

AG体育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 “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at another bear spray fail. Another Fatal Bear Attack in Alaska: Bear Spray Fail In The Anchorage Daily News: Wildlife officials kill 4 bears as they investigate fatal mauling near Hope.  …