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September 22nd in the birthday of the late Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Reid-Daly, who founded and commanded the Rhodesian Selous Scouts. He was born 1928, and he died August 9, 2010. His history of the Selous Scouts, titled Pamwe Chete, is fascinating to read, but it is a very hard-to-find book. … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 22, 2014, 3:52 am
[Editor's Note: This article is part of a series of feature articles by our Central Rockies Regional Editor about alternative/sustainable/renewable energy (RE) solutions for self-sufficiency. Previous related articles in SurvivalBlog that complement this one are: “Home Power Systems: Batteries,” “Home Inverter Comparison: Off Grid and Grid Tied,” “Home Power Systems: … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 22, 2014, 3:52 am
A reader suggested that I take a look at lower cost firearms, particularly military surplus ones, and I thought it was a great idea. The one he told me that would make a good start is the Russian Mosin-Nagant, which is currently the easiest to find and cheapest surplus rifle … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 22, 2014, 3:51 am
This somewhat weird-sounding salad is fabulous. It makes too much for any but a very large family to finish; you may want to reserve it for covered-dish dinners and potlucks. Also, when you take it to your occasion, tuck a couple of copies of the recipe in your pocket or … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 22, 2014, 3:49 am
Dear Editor, Recently there have been comments regarding septic tanks, how long they should last et cetera. As of today, if you want to spend money to pump them out every few years, more power to you. However, if there is a true TEOTWAWKI situation, you might want to take … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 22, 2014, 3:48 am
New Record: Pound of Ground Beef Tops $4 for First Time. – G.G. o o o U.S. Senator Calls For Suspension Of Coal Leases. – J.S. o o o Why Would Anyone Put Their Savings In A Bank? o o o We Are Living In A Giant Debt-Fueled Bubble That … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 22, 2014, 3:48 am
Some food for thought: The Once & Future Christendom o o o Many people are scratching their heads over President Obama’s insistence that we use the United Nations term of ISIL for the Islamic State of evil thugs and murderers. ISIL purportedly stands loosely for the Islamic State In Iraq … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 22, 2014, 3:47 am
Dico Tibi Verum, Libertas Optima Rerum Nunquam Servili Sub Nexu Vivito, Fili. “I tell you the truth, my son, that the best of all things is freedom. Never live under the bondage of slavery.” - quote on William Wallace Memorial in Robroyston, Glasgow, Scotland
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 22, 2014, 3:47 am
Today, we present another entry for Round 54 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,100+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course (a $1,195 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 21, 2014, 3:42 am
You have a biblical right to self defense. In a life and death situation, where you have to make a choice to defend yourself, you should know that God says it’s okay. This can prove extremely difficult for Christian believers that respect life so much that they don’t want to … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 21, 2014, 3:42 am
Hi HJL, I realize that the writer of this article speaks from an area of professional focus, but we actually have more realistic threats. Also, I agree with your italicized comment about nuclear war. Europe was not nearly rendered uninhabitable, due to Chernobyl. Even if we thought that a nuclear … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 21, 2014, 3:41 am
Video: Peter Schiff: Yellen Barks on Rates, But Will Not Bite JWR’s Comments: Despite all of the Fed’s grandstanding and blustering, Quantitative Easing (QE) will not truly end. I strongly suspect that there are hidden mechanisms through international agreements with other central banks that are making up for the reduction … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 21, 2014, 3:41 am
From our friends over on the “Thoughts from Frank and Fern” blog comes this excellent article. I’m Going To ??? Perhaps Nike had something when they coined the phrase “Just Do It”. o o o The growing outcry over police confiscation o o o The Bear and the Dragon Encircle … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 21, 2014, 3:40 am
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” – … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 21, 2014, 3:39 am
Today, we present another entry for Round 54 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,100+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course (a $1,195 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This … Continue reading
Author: Hugh James Latimer
Posted: September 20, 2014, 3:30 am




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