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Sep 10, 2010

20 basic survival tips

20 Basic Survival Preparation Tips
Courtesy of Hardened Structures

Evacuating your area (getting out of town quick):

1) Have a bug-out pack or bag for each family member and even pets. Bug-out bags are pre-packaged support bags or backpacks designed for loading into your vehicle and getting away from your present location when minutes really count.

Items to consider in a bug-out bag (one stingy adult for 7-10 days and not in a cold winter

Sep 5, 2010

Check Your Coins

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Mass Inflation Ahead -- Save Your Nickels!

Updated, February, 2010

I've often mused about how fun it would be to have a time machine and travel back to the early 1960s, and go on a pre-inflation shopping spree. In that era, most used cars were less than $800, and a new-in-the box Colt .45 Automatic sold for $60. In particular, it would be great to go back and get a huge pile of rolls of then-circulating US silver dimes, quarters, and half dollars atface value. (With silver presently around $15.50 per ounce, the US 90% silver (1964 and earlier) coinage is selling wholesale at 11 times face value--that is $11,000 for a $1,000 face value bag.)
The disappearance of 90% silver coins from circulation in the