Preparedness Notes for Friday — May 15, 2020

On May 15th, 1942, gasoline rationing began in 17 Eastern states as an attempt to help the American war effort during World War II. The main concern behind the rationing scheme was conserving scarce imported rubber, rather than fuel. By the end of the year, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had ensured that mandatory gasoline rationing was in effect in all 48 states. — 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 …




100 Days of Final Preparations – Part 2, by Elli O.

(Continued from Part 1. This concludes the article.) ONLINE SHOPPING To maintain our health we chose to order some items online to avoid the public stores when possible. Fabric for blankets, washable family sanitary cloths, and face masks, and Betadine wound cleanser/disinfectant were purchased. I also ordered and received a non-electric carpet sweeper. ACTIVITIES AT HOME Although the rest of the family is considered “essential”, all of my disaster preparation teaching has been postponed until future dates. This has given me time to complete more than a few projects around the homestead. I have been cooking and canning the rest …




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 some possible museum collection downsizing。 (See the Tangibles Investing section。) Precious Metals: Gold Price Forecast – The Invaluable Palladium, Platinum And Gold-To-Silver Ratio Lessons o  o  o The latest piece by Hub Moolman: The US Dollar or Silver: Place Your Bet Economy & Finance: At Seeking Alpha: The Stock …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Man, fearfully and wonderfully made, is the workmanship of his all perfect Creator: A State; useful and valuable as the contrivance is, is the inferior contrivance of man; and from his native dignity derives all its acquired importance。” – Founding Father and Supreme Court Justice James Wilson, in Chisholm v。 Georgia, (1793)