Saturday, December 16, 2017

Friday's Thoiughts and Other Stuff, on a Saturday

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

Yesterday, we talked about me buying 19.923492846912847 shares of GE stock.

Well, ...

What could you purchase, to increase your family's chance to survive the tough times ahead, for $300?

I'm a big fan of knowing more stuff, how to build a shelter, how to raise livestock, how to collect and process water for drinking, and ... much, much, more.

One place to get that information is reading and watching the internet. There are many good blogs (some great) that provide that information while YouTube and Full 360 have awesome, great, fantastic, educational, and ... videos to watch.

Another place is your community's local community college. They may have many regular courses that can help you survive the tough times ahead and some nontraditional classes, too.

The next place to learn about many different subjects related to emergency preparedness is ...

Backwoods Home Magazine
I'm not a big fan of storing electronic media for an event. The downside is too great for some events.

With that said, having a few SD cards, in the 1.21 gigawatts range, would be perfect for different events. Add a solar recharging rig, and your family would have access to ...

I apologize, so back to my point.

Backwoods Home Magazine sells a yearly anthology that contains all of the articles from that year. They are currently having a sale with many of the issues priced at $10. Plus, they have many different books and handbooks covering specific information, such as cooking/recipes, energy, firearms/hunting, and many others.

As you can see, I am an important fan of obtaining important books, so I can access important information that might be important for my important family to survive an event.

Ha, Ha, ha

I apologize, back to my point, again ; - )

Either Way
Backwoods Home Magazine allows you and your family to give preparedness related Christ's Mass presents for everyone in the family, for $10 to $300

Backwoods Home Magazine - Home

Backwoods Home Magazine - Specials

Backwoods Home Magazine - Emergency Preparedness and Survival Set

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

J.M. Bullion

General Electric
Way back in August 2016, I bought a few shares of GE at around $30 a share. The stock had been trending up and the price dipped, just a little, so I thought it was a good purchase.

A year later, in August 2017, I bought a few more share at $25 a share. This time, my thought was 'Buy 5 get One share Free.' Plus, that almost a dollar dividend looked a little bit more attractive.

Recently, I purchased a few more shares, at almost $18 a share. The dividend has been halved to 48¢ a share, and GE stock went down, just a bit to $17.60.

Now, before I begin, I want you to understand that I'm not this Fat Cat with a lot of stock, trading back and forth, making more money, in an hour, then most people see (including me) in a year.

Now, I could have taken that same money and bought some silver which is selling for about $20 an ounce from various sources.

But, ... I didn't and there is a reason why.

First, silver and gold don't produce money like a rental house, a certificate of deposit, or a dividend paying stock like GE.

Second, silver and gold aren't easily exchangeable. You have to find a trusted buyer (someone that isn't going to rob you, during the exchange), take it to them, and usually pay a fee in the process.

Third, the silver and gold could be fake, if you don't purchase it from a trusted seller.

Yeap, there's some downside that most folks kind'a gloss over when it comes to silver and gold.

Now, some people will suggest buying 'rounds.' These are 'coins' that aren't really coins, but private minted round silver thingys .

Notice, I put the first 'coins' in air quotes because "If" the rounds are fake, there is nothing you can do. Like you can with a coin, minted by a government such as These United States, Canada, Great Britain, and several others by making a complaint to the Treasury Department about receiving counterfeit money.

About this time, people that sell rounds are going to get all angry with me, call me a liar, and ... probably never read me again.

Oh, well 'cause the truth is, the Secret Service isn't going to investigate a fake round produced by a private mint.

Eat It
Now, like anything else, except food, your family isn't going to be able to eat it.

That's right, ... All the money in the world can't buy a staving family any food, if people aren't selling

So, ...

You need to make sure you and your family have enough food to cover the events that you're planning for.

How Much?
If you're going to follow old government recommendations, you need to store three days worth of water and food.

For current government recommendations, you and your family need to set aside two weeks worth of water and food.

If you think things could get a little worse, your family needs to properly store three months worth of food.

If you think tings can get really bad, you need to store one year worth of food, usually basic foods like dried beans and white long grain rice.

If you think things can get really, really bad then you and your partner need to store three to five years worth of long-term food storage.

You thought I was going to tell you how much silver and gold you and your family should own for the tough times ahead.

Well, ... Let's talk about it.

First, according to one source, if we took all these United States dollars divided by the total number of ounces of gold, ever removed from the ground, there would be over $100,000 for every ounce of gold.

So, ... You and your family should have one ounce of gold for every $100,000 in your retirement fund.

Do you have $250,000 in your 401K account, using this suggestion, you would need two and a half ounces of gold.

Since the silver to gold ratio traditionally runs 50 ounces of silver for every ounce of gold, you would need 50 ounces of silver for every $100,000 in your retirement fund.

Right now, it is about 78 ounces of silver for an ounce of gold, so you would need 78 ounces for every $100,000 in your family's retirement funds.

Several sources quote a long ago publication that talks about folks paying the border guards an ounce of gold to get their family safely across the border.

So, ...

If you have a family of four, you would need four ounces of gold.

I tired, so I'm going to bed.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wednesday: 13 December 2017, Part Three

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by
Saffron Blaze

Body Armour
Many centuries ago, only the rich could afford armour to protect themselves.

Fast forward, to today and almost anyone can purchase inexpensive steel plate body armour from vendors such as,, and others.

Needless to say, steel plates that will protect you from rifle fire are ... Heavy.

So, ...

Folks with a little bit more cash might think about getting ceramic plates.

Either way, ...

The Firearms Blog - Is Level IV Unbeatable? Armor, Caliber, and the Problem with Tungsten

The Internet
This is a blast from the past, 2016. A review of one brand of body armour that you might be interested in reading.

Plus, the review gives you some ideas about ...

All Outdoors - Review: Infidel Body Armor Level IV

Wednesday: 13 December 2017, Part Two

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Wednesday: 13 December 2017

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

State Library of New South Wales

Ha, Ha, Ha
I want you to read this article than think about this, ...

What would you and your partner do to protect your family from certain events.

Survivors' Fortress - Four Best Places to Live Off the Grid for Preppers