Preparedness Notes for Monday — May 4, 2020

The pandemic hiatus is over! I’m pleased to announce that we’re again taking orders for Elk Creek Company. We now have more than 75 carefully hand-selected Federally exempt (no FFL required) antique cartridge guns available — rifles, pistols, and shotguns.  They are all being sold “first come, first served.” We accept payments via credit card, and mail them right to your doorstep or post office box. (Consult your state and local laws, before ordering.) Nearly all of these guns are shootable, and many of them are chambered in modern calibers. For example, take a look at a Winchester Model 1885 …




S&W Model 39-2, by Pat Cascio

I’m still getting some requests from our readers for more review articles on all-metal handguns, and any more, this is getting harder and harder to do. The trend has been, for the past 20+ years are polymer frame handguns. I must admit that, my small collection has fewer and fewer all-metal handguns, and more and more polymer-framed handguns. When the first Glock came out, it was called the Glock17, and even though the magazine capacity was 17-rounds, that’s not why it was called the 17, it was because it was the 17th patent issued to Gaston Glock. Even today, it …




Recipe of the Week: Braized Beef Brisket

The following Braized Beef Brisket recipe is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the bonus items in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for sale in the third week of January, 2021. Ingredients 2 to 3 pounds brisket, or round of beef Drippings 2 tablespoons Butter or Butter substitute 1 chopped onion 1 chopped carrot 1 tablespoon …




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 the shift in interest toward rural real estate. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Gold Versus Fiat Currencies o  o  o What Caused The New York Vs. London Gold Price Spread And Why It Persists Economy & Finance: CNN reports: Americans are hoarding cash: Savings rate hits its …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of “emergency”。 It was the tactic of Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini。 In the collectivist sweep over a dozen minor countries of Europe, it was the cry of men striving to get on horseback。 And “emergency” became the justification of the subsequent steps。 This technique of creating emergency is the greatest achievement that demagoguery attains。” – President Herbert Hoover