Preparedness Notes for Friday — May 8, 2020

Today, May 8th, is the birthday of Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek。 (Pictured。) This is also the birthday of missionary and U。S。 military intelligence officer John Birch。 (Born, 1918, died August 25, 1945。) He is considered by many to be the first American casualty of the Cold War。 — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 88 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest。 The prizes for this round include: First Prize: A gift certificate from Quantum Harvest LLC (up to a $2,200 value) good for 12% off the purchase of any of their sun-tracking models, and 10% off the purchase price …




Propaganda and My Prepping – Part 1, by St. Funogas

AG体育(Part 1, of three parts.) Author’s Introductory Note: I normally enjoy interacting with commenters after JWR posts one of my articles but I will state in advance that I will not be debating any of the topics discussed herein. My apologies for that. My sincere desire is that you will read this, avoid knee-jerk reactions, and ponder what I’ve said before you respond. I’m sure some of it has never crossed your mind before. So I hope that instead of forming an immediate opinion, you’d instead ruminate on this for a while and let it simmer over a cinnamon roll …




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 big surge in gun-buying in the United States. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Arkadiusz Sieroń: Will Gold Decline As Economies Gradually Reopen? o  o  o Update #2: $3K To $20K Gold Coming? These Pundits (Now 34) Think So! Economy & Finance: At the TaxProf Blog: Colleges Face …