Preparedness Notes for Monday — October 12, 2020

Today, in 1492, after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sighted a Bahamian island, believing he had reached East Asia. His expedition went ashore the same day and claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, who sponsored his attempt to find a western ocean route to China, India, and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia. Despite the liberal hive mind’s attempt to twist this into “Indigenous People’s Day”, it is still Columbus Day. — Our big Pre-Election Sale at Elk Creek Company is underway. I’ve reduced the prices on every gun in my …




Glock 43X Pistol, by Pat Cascio

To start out this review of the Glock 43X, let me first mention another Glock pistol: I love my Glock 26, and it is my usual everyday carry piece, with a spare magazine on the opposite hip. About the only time I’m not carrying my Glock 26, is when I’m testing other handguns for articles. However, I always switch back to my 26, at the end of my testing period – it just seems to fit me perfectly. The 26 came with several 10-round magazines, and they have a flat base on them. I don’t care for that, because it …




Recipe of the Week: Tim J.’s Thermal Steel Cut Oats

This recipe for “no fuss” Thermal Steel Cut Oats comes to us courtesy of blog reader and frequent content contributor Tim J. You will need an 18-ounce Thermos-style vacuum jar. (Weighs 1 pound.) Ingredients: Slightly less than 1/2 cup (minus 1 tablespoon) of steel cut oats.  Note: Do not use the quick (3-minute) variety of oats. 1 & 3/4 cups boiling water 1/2 cup of your favorite dried fruit Directions: Combine the oats and boiling hot water in a thermal jar. Seal it tightly. Shake the jar. Let sit on its side for 8 hours (overnight.) Chef’s Notes: Preparation time …




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. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at galloping gun and ammunition sales. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Weaker U.S. dollar, stimulus hopes drive gold price up 2% o  o  o Arkadiusz Sieroń: Is Gold Market Going Back Into The 1970s? Economy & Finance: Trump Raises Stimulus Offer to $1.8 Trillion Days After Halting Negotiations …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

AG体育“Despite a largely rural population and relatively little international travel, the bubonic plague wiped out about a third of Europe’s population in the mid-14th century. Today, over half of the world’s seven billion people live in cities visited daily by international travelers. We are more urbanized and densely packed, sustained by food and water that arrives from distant locations, relying on delivery systems and economic operations that may shut down if there is a lethal contagious virus spreading and people understandably do not report to work. Even those with the courage to face the risk may change their mind when …