Preparedness Notes for Monday — May 11, 2020

On May 11, 1949, the newly-declared nation of Israel was admitted into the United Nations。 — Take advantage of your time in isolation!  Round 88 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest ends on May 31st, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry。 The top three prize packages are amazing! (Just ask any of the 237 people who have already won prizes!) This is not some mere game of chance。 Rather, this is a judged writing competition, based on writing skill and knowledge。 Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how to” skills for …




Kershaw CQC-4KXL-D2, by Pat Cascio

Right off the bat, I’ll admit that I’m a huge fan of Ernest Emerson knife designs – all of them. Over the years, I’ve done a number of articles on their factory made knives, as well as some of their knives they had made overseas. I’ve also engaged Emerson in a number of conversations by phone. We both have a similar background, especially in the martial arts, and our love for good cutlery. One article that I wrote about some folding knives that Emerson had made in China, didn’t exactly please Ernest. I pointed out that of the six samples …




Recipe of the Week: Beef Mironton

The following recipe for Beef Mironton 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 6 slices cold (fully cooked) beef 1 cup beef bouillon or 1 cup water mixed with canned tomato sauce Salt and pepper, to taste …




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 focus on freelancing and the gig economy. Precious Metals: Reader H.L. sent this one in:  Silver Coin Premiums Soar: Signal “Alt-Money” Demand As Re-Opening Recovery Hype Fades o  o  o While the gold price consolidates, silver begins to awaken o  o  o Negative interest rates: the next trigger in gold price …