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  • Preparedness Notes for Monday — September 16, 2019
    by James Wesley Rawles on September 16, 2019 at 7:05 am

    September 16th is the birthday of “Mad Jack” Churchill (1906-1996), who was a true eccentric. He went to war in WWII armed with a broadsword and a longbow. (The latter was successfully used to dispatch several German soldiers.) He later became a devoted surfer. — Today, our Field Gear Editor Pat Cascio has another review. This one is on a classic S&W autopistol, the Model 6906. The post Preparedness Notes for Monday — September 16, 2019 appeared first on […]

  • S&W Model 6906, by Pat Cascio
    by Pat Cascio on September 16, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Many readers probably aren’t aware that, the US Navy SEALs packed the Smith & Wesson Model 59 in Vietnam back in the 1960s. This wasn’t the only handgun they used, but it was their preferred handgun to use a suppressor on.  And it held 15+1 rounds of 9mm ammo. The S&W Model 39 came along long before the Model 59. However, the Model 39 only held 8+1 rounds of ammo — still, it was a great handgun, I carried one for several years doing PI work. It was fairly […]

  • Recipe of the Week: Alicia’s Fruit Leather Rolls
    by James Wesley Rawles on September 16, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Reader Alicia J. kindly sent us her recipe for some tasty fruit leather rolls. She included several variations for different types of fruits. Take special note of the use of lemon juice to prevent browning, for any fruit leather than includes bananas or apples. Ingredients 1 1/4 pounds (about 5 cups) of chopped fruit. A few of of these should be first peeled. (See below.) 3/4 cup granulated white sugar 1 to 2 tablespoons of fresh-squeezed lemon juice Directions Pre-heat oven or dehydrator to […]

  • Economics & Investing For Preppers
    by James Wesley Rawles on September 16, 2019 at 7:02 am

    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. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at investing in vinyl records. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Gold Price Gains 1.5% After […]

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on September 16, 2019 at 7:01 am

    “To say that majorities, as such, have a right to rule minorities, is equivalent to saying that minorities have, and ought to have, no rights, except such as majorities please to allow them.” – Lysander Spooner The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on

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