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Preparedness Notes for Thursday — November 25, 2021

We wish you a happy Thanksgiving.  Give glory to God for his blessings on our families, and on our nation! — November 25th was the birthday of economist and comedian Ben Stein. His unscripted monologue on economics from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of the most memorable scenes in American cinema. By the way, Stein spends part of each year at his second home in Sandpoint, Idaho, so he is an honorary Redoubter. I’ve heard that he plans to retire in Sandpoint. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 97 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing …

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The Fishing Spider: Facts About the Aquatic Arachnids

Craig Raleigh
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There’s a lot more to those little hunters than you may have thought. Spiders recognized in the genus Dolomedes are called fishing spiders because most live near water and have been reported to catch small fish and aquatic insects from the areas they use as their home. We need to be able to distinguish these […]

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SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. We may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. Avalanche Lily insisted that I post this: Colorado’s Democrat Governor Signs Executive Order To Turn Away UNVACCINATED From Hospitals. o  o  o I heard from the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) that the Preventing Gun Violence Through Financial Intelligence Act (House Bill 5764/Senate Bill 3117) was introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate. It “aims to would …

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Recipes of the Week: Salsa Verde and Roasted Tomato Compote / Salsa

The following Salsa Verde and Roasted Tomato Compote/ Salsa recipes are from blog reader Mrs. Alaska. Mrs. Alaska’s Intro: “As readers may imagine, an Alaskan gardener harvests a lot of green tomatoes at the end of the season. Some I store indoors in paper bags and cardboard boxes to ripen.  Some of the green ones I use right away in a favorite seasonal treat. Both recipes are variations from Ball’s Complete Book of Home Preserving. Both recipes are versatile.  Feel free to substitute alternative ingredients if you lack something.” SALSA VERDE Quantity:  3 pints Ingredients 7 cups chopped green tomatoes …

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Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — November 3, 2021

November 3, 1903 was the birthday of Walker Evans, the American photographer best known for his portrayal of America during the Great Depression. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 97 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value), A …

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Recipe of the Week: Gwen’s Sazon Spiced Soup

The following Sazon Spiced Soup recipe is from SurvivalBlog reader Gwen. She writes:  “This is based on a recipe that was given to me but I changed four elements so I would say it qualifies as an original one. Ingredients 1 lb ground hamburger 1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables 2 – 32 oz Swanson Vegetable Broth 1/2 cup dry macaroni noodles 1 can of red beans 1-2 packages of Goya Sazon seasoning found in the Mexican aisle Directions Brown your hamburger or ground meat of choice and drain the fat. In a saucepan heat the broth to boiling and …

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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 rising spot and futures prices for silver in U.S. Dollar terms. (See the Precious Metals section.) Precious Metals: Precious Metals Rise; Silver Scores 5-Week High. A pericope: “Silver for December delivery surged 61.9 cents, or 2.7%, to close at $23.883 an ounce. The settlement was the highest since …

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Beretta Knives: Hunting Knives, EDC Knives, and Firearm Multitools From the Gunmaker

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Unbeknownst to most, Beretta produces some really solid knives. Beretta doesn’t just make world class shotguns, but did you know the Italy-based gun company sells a complete line of Beretta knives and multitools on its website? That includes folding knives, fixed blade knives, everyday carry knives, hunting knives, and even sharpeners. And of course, their multitools are […]

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Sportsman’s Box is Everything It’s Cracked Up to Be


We got to test out the famous subscription service for outdoorsmen, so we can tell you exactly what to expect. A concept that first had consumers scratching their heads, “mystery box” subscription services have become a mainstay in a wide variety of retail markets. There are a slew of factors you could look toward for […]

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