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By Todd Savage | Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Spokane Gun Show: Constantine Armory

By Todd Savage | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The family and I headed down to the Spokane Gun Show last weekend to kill some time and relax. As usual we found a few gems like a NIB Taser X26C, (msrp 999.00) and picked it up for 690.00 with 6 cartridges and holster. I will take on a trip to California soon, for use in the 'downtown' after scouting property in the hills. Bug out bag will have a Cali-legal M1A, but it's best to try and stay out of jail in that state. 

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Inside of a Missile Silo for Sale

By Todd Savage | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

 

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By Todd Savage | Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Disaster Shelter for sale!

By Todd Savage | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 

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Financing a Straw Bale Home

By Todd Savage | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

(Courtesy of StrawBale.com) Perhaps the most commonly asked question about straw bale construction is: “How do I finance it?” Unfortunately, the answer hasn’t gotten much easier over the years as straw bale construction is still considered alternative to the mainstream and, as we all know, banks are not big fans of taking risks on alternative construction techniques. That said, there are some things that you can do to improve your efforts and increase your chance of receiving funding. 

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Silo Bunker Retreat

By Todd Savage | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Just a reminder that the Missile Silo for sale on Strategic Relocation now has 100 pictures showing the inside including the blast doors, internal rooms, and the outside tactical positions. This is a great project for a survival condo project, especially for all you young oil workers in North Dakota with all that cash burning a hole in your pocket. No need for ski boats and fast cars, a missile silo and bunker is a better investment! No need to carry a bug out bag when you own one of these in your back yard! 

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Tactical Passive Solar

By Todd Savage | Monday, July 21, 2014

Building with Rammed Earth has many benefits including the excellent thermal mass of Passive Solar (cool in the summer and warm in the winter), sustainable (dirt mixed with 5-25% concrete & rebar) , resistant to termites, load bearing, rustic appeal, fire resistant, sound proof, faster construction, and is approved for hurricane and seismic areas (bricks), and overall a fantastic idea. The videos below show two ways to make a rammed earth wall. The first, with simply mixing the ingredients and tamping them into place. The second with a specially designed brick making machine, and then stacking the bricks and adding a concrete capstone. Worried about the ballistic value of these walls? The machine made bricks exceed the strength requirements of standard bricks and cement blocks you can buy at Home Depot, and for the hand tamped wall, simply make two walls and place gravel in between them. 

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The Engineered Collapse?

By Todd Savage | Monday, July 21, 2014

Did the “central banks’ central bank” just call for a stock-market collapse?

Don’t look now, but the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), which is often referred to as the “central banks’ central bank”, just advised the world’s central banks to stage a market collapse now rather than later.

Apparently there are some adults in the room.

Apparently there are some adults in the room.

For anyone claiming that the many global critics of central banks are a “bunch of doomers”, that argument has now been officially buried, as the world’s premier forum of central bankers just sounded the alarm themselves:

“The risk of normalising too late and too gradually should not be underestimated… The trade-off is now between the risk of bringing forward the downward leg of the cycle and that of suffering a bigger bust later on .”

So what was that about “bringing forward the downward leg of the cycle”?   For anyone who thinks collapses aren’t planned, let’s call that “Exhibit A”.  So much for free markets.  Let’s be clear:  The same forum of the world’s central bankers which recommended this monster bubble in the first place  and enriched the world’s top-1% to historic levels, is now discussing “bringing forward the downward leg of the cycle“.  Is there anything that isn’t planned?

Oh well, so much for our roaring equity markets. Those are apparently about to be sacrificed in a planned collapse — er, sorry, in a “bringing forward of the downward leg of the cycle“.   Not that our soaring markets were indicative of any underlying economic health anyway.   The BIS was kind enough to point out to it’s member central-banks that, markets are not only officially broken but the disconnect between markets and economic reality is your fault guys.

Financial markets have been exuberant over the past year, at least in advanced economies, dancing mainly to the tune of central bank decisions. … Growth has disappointed even as financial markets have roared:  The transmission chain seems to be badly impaired.   …  Over time, policies lose their effectiveness and may end up fostering the very conditions they seek to prevent”.

 

The BIS is worried about the bubble it recommended in the first place:

Well it’s all very nice that the BIS has warned that the world’s central banks have now officially broken markets and created a new bubble.    But there seems to be some serious double-speak involved in the language of “recovery” and “new bubble creation”.  Literally everyone in central-banking-land agreed that the bubble needed to be reflated after the housing-bust.  But now that it’s been reflated there’s a rather ironic concern that…uh oh… we reflated it.

Hello?

 

No change in vector here.

No change in vector here.

 

Viva la collapse: BIS

But that’s where the humor ends.  Next on the agenda at the BIS is:  What to do about this dreadful bubble that we helped create and are now somewhat surprised that we actually have.

“Few are ready to curb financial booms that make everyone feel illusively richer. Or to hold back on quick fixes for output slowdowns, even if such measures threaten to add fuel to unsustainable financial booms,” …

“The road ahead may be a long one. All the more reason, then, to start the journey sooner rather than later.”

Read that last sentence again, folks. “Start the journey”?  As in, the “collapse“?  If we may paraphrase:  This is going to be seriously ugly no matter what.  So we might as well bite the bullet and get on with the ugliness.

When the “central banks’ central bank” slaps central-bankers on the wrist and tells them to get on with the (planned) correction,  it’s certainly time to take notice.

We are listening… and watching, BIS.

 

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Bug Out Bags: MD Creekmore

By Todd Savage | Sunday, July 20, 2014

Editors Note: Thanks to MD Creekmore with The Survivalist Blog.net for writing this great article. Please place his survival blog on your daily read list as you hide from the boss in the bathroom stall at every break you can get! 

Excerpt:

"There has been a lot of talk over the years about bugging out, bug out bags, and bug out bag lists. The subject of “bugging out” is bound to come up in any conversation about survival preps and every survival blog has at least one article posted about how to put together a bug out bag.

The subject of bugging out and bug out bags (some preppers refer to this kit as a bug out backpack) is a popular one and for good reason, disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes , flash floods or other natural disaster, could force survivors to “head for the hills” in search of safer ground.

We are constantly threatened by a series of potential disasters, both natural and man-made. It seems like we are being threatened from all sides, and sometimes, I admit to feeling like just throwing up my hands in despair and just giving up. It’s easy to give up. But I shake it off and prep harder than before. I’m funny like that…"

Read the full article here - Bug Out Bag: The Only Contents List You Need

 

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