Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday: 29 July 2015, Part Four


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Emergency Currency and Coins

Simplify
Modern life can be stressful. Plastic bags or reusable cloth bags, at the grocery store? Buy the new, flashy BMW or keep the old, reliable Honda? Purchase silver at $15 an ounce or long-term food storage for an economic collapse?

Either way, simplify your financial life.

Link:
Yahoo: Finance - 8 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Financial Life
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/8-easy-ways-simplify-financial-113025858.html


Seriously, Simplify
Greece; along with Argentina, Venezuela, Ukraine, and ...; is a resource for lessons about our possible future.

Link:
PrawfsBlawg - You Can Go Home Again And Start a Business: Agricultural Education in Greece
http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/2013/03/you-can-go-home-again-and-start-a-business-agricultural-education-in-greece.html

And

The Modern Survivalist - 20 Survival Lessons from the Greek Crisis
http://www.themodernsurvivalist.com/archives/4312

And

The Modern Survivalist - Argentine and Greek Collapse: 12 Similarities, Differences and Lessons Learned
http://www.themodernsurvivalist.com/archives/4306

Wednesday: 29 July 2015, Part Three


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,



source
National Geographic Magazine

7.62 X 39 and .357 Magnum
I have two calibers while Say Uncle has three calibers. Some folks might have four or even five calibers to keep track of, in the same rifle.

Well, ... Uncle had a link about a possible solution to this problem.

Link:
Say Uncle - Keeping Track of Multi Calibers
http://www.saysuncle.com/2015/07/20/keeping-track-of-multi-calibers/

P.S.
Firearms are a multi-million dollar industry for a reason ; - )


Sights
As I get older, my sight isn't what it once was, so I have started looking into ...

Sights for my sight ; - )

Link:
WeaponsMan - Is this a “Red Not” Sight?
http://weaponsman.com/?p=24188

Wednesday: 29 July 2015, Part Two


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,


source
Library of Congress

Typical
Most preppers think, incorrectly, that their families need to purchase only freeze-dried food, long-term food storage, and other canned foods.

Nope, ... Because we (you and your family) are getting prepared for economic tough times, winter storms, and other events where the electricity will only be out for a few days, or the grocery stores closed till the end of the storm.

And, ... You and your family will still need to know how long that Thanksgiving Turkey will last for leftovers ; - )

Link:
Purdue Extension Service - Food Storage Guide
https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=HHS-785-W


Saving Money
My Family and I get on 'kicks.' We might eat ice cream, after dinner, everyday for a week.

Or, ... Cook with exotic herbs such dill, oregano, or sage as we practice with our food storage.

Ooooh, ... It's also a good way to introduce the family to growing your own food.

Link:
Purdue Extension Service - Growing Herbs
https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=HO-28-W


A Whole Lot More
Lastly, most of them are free.

O.K. ... A lot of them are free!

Link:
Purdue Extension Service - Food and Nutrition
https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/category.asp?CatID=2

Wednesday: 29 July 2015


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by
Eitan f

Judged by 12, Carried by 6, or ...
Carrying a firearm for protection has its hazards. You could be shot, imprisoned, or sued and that's by the 'Good' guys!

Link:
WeaponsMan - The Alternative to “Judged” or “Carried.”
http://weaponsman.com/?p=24048

Monday, July 27, 2015

Volume One Number Thirty



Holyday (ca 1876)
painting by
James Tissot

Jacques Joseph Tissot, anglicized as James Tissot, was born in October 1836. By the time Mr Tissot was 17, he wanted to pursue a career in painting. Like most radicals, his father opposed this, wanting his son to join a business profession, but the young Tissot gained his mother's support for his career choice.

Around 1857, Jacques Tissot traveled to Paris to begin his education in art. Two years later, he exhibited for the first time.

During the Franco-Prussian War (July 1870 - May 1871), Jacques Tissot fought as part of the improvised Paris defense. After the war, he moved to London.

With the help of associates and having exhibited in London, Mr. Tissot arrived with established social and artistic connections. He quickly developed his reputation and painted for the wealthy and well connected for the next decade.

Shortly after the death of his longtime, Kathleen Newton, James Tissot returned to Paris.

In 1885, Mr. Tissot started painting Biblical events for the rest of his life.

James Tissot passed away in August 1902.


Two Weeks, Three Months, One Year
According to these United States federal government, families should have at least three days of supplies to be prepared for disasters and other events. Their specific recommendations can be found in "Are You Ready?"

As we have found out in recent events, three days worth of supplies are insufficient; you need at least two weeks of supplies to be prepared for most common events. These supplies are easy to acquire since they are purchased from local suppliers such as grocery stores, outdoor sports equipment stores, and the China-Marts.

For most families, that are getting prepared, the next step in their preparedness efforts will be acquiring three months worth of supplies. Most of these supplies will just be more of the type of supplies used for two weeks. The only modification will be being organized with shelves and making sure to rotate the supplies.

For most families, being prepared for one year is the ultimate goal. These supplies would allow the family to survive almost every event, but these supplies are different from the typical grocery store and China-Mart supplies. The supplies you and your family would need to purchase would be long-term foods like whole wheat, dried beans, camp water filters, and many other items. Of course, you will need to usually purchase these supplies from internet suppliers.

Needless to say, there are still some events that would require you and your family to store three to five years worth of food, but this is only for the most extreme events such as long-term unemployment, war, famine, or ...


Things You May Want to Think About

Supervolcanoes
There are certain events that are devastating such as divorce, nuclear war, and ... Super Volcanoes. One of the times the Yellowstone supervolcanoe erupted the ash covered an area from Louisiana in the east, California in the west, and crossed into Canada. Supposedly, the ash was over 3 feet deep, close to the eruption, like with in the first 500 miles. 

Yep, the Western Redoubt has it's problems.


Bubbles
I'm predicting that silver will reach $10 an ounce (it might even get to $8 an ounce) in the next few weeks because countries investors are trying to raise cash to pay their debts as the stock market crash correction continues.


Overheard

"If there’s such a thing as a natural human society, the basic dark age society is probably it, since it emerges when the complex, abstract, unique, and ..."

And, ...

"... it’s not just the elites who seem to lose track of the real world as civilizations go sliding down toward history’s compost heap, it’s the masses as well."


"... the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, ..."


That's Just the Way it Was: Minneapolis, Minnesota (ca 1939)