Man shot after breaking into home, ranting about zombies…

Sounds like somebody spiked the punch at the Halloween party…

The report says: “A man who allegedly smashed through a sliding glass door and entered a home in Yorba Linda before being fatally shot by the homeowner was said to have been “hallucinating” and talking about “zombies,” authorities said Monday.

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Living on $5,000 a year, on purpose

Here’s an interesting article about a guy living on $5,000 a year… supposedly.  You have to question anybody who “winters in Hawaii.”  LOL.

Meet America’s Intentional Poor…

More than two decades ago, then-33-year-old Dan Price had a wife, two small children, a high-interest mortgage, and a stressful job as a photojournalist in Kentucky. He worried daily about money and the workaday grind.

“I told myself, ‘buck up and pay the bills,'” said Price. “This is just the way normal life is.”

Then he learned about what he calls “the simple life.” Price read “Payne Hollow,” a 1974 book about author Harlan Hubbard’s rejection of modernity and his primitive home on the shore of the Ohio River

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3600 calorie Mayday Bars For The Get-Home Bag

Our prepper club has it’s meetings at a local “prepper store”.  In the back, they’ve got a room for meetings.

I’d been on the prowl for some Datrex emergency life raft bars.  The owner didn’t have any, but he did have the 3600 calorie Mayday bars— which are pretty much the same thing.  I paid $6, which I thought was a pretty good price until I realized that you can get them at Amazon for slightly cheaper.  Oh, well.  It’s helping out a local businessman and the guy who runs the store is a very nice guy.

He also had some samples to try.  They’re kind of bland tasting.  You won’t really be tempted to open one of these and eat it as a snack, but you don’t have to choke it down, either.  I bought four of them: Two for my truck and two for the wife’s car.

Later in the day I stopped by Sportsman’s Warehouse with the intention of picking up another $15 wool blend blanket for my wife’s car, as I’m still putting together her get-home bag.  While there, I also bought two 36 hour survival candles.  Heat, warmth, food, shelter– I’ve got a bunch of other stuff in her bag that I’ll list in a future post.

We’re making progress.

Blackjacks, Billy Clubs and Saps

Here’s a pretty good page on blackjacks and saps that my old man sent me.  These things were the old standby of your typical beat cop, way before tasers and pepper spray.

From the site:

“When it’s close combat at ultra short range and lethal force is not appropriate, the sap gets downright gorgeous in its ability to resolve conflict.  It is a plain working tool that legions of old-time coppers came to respect in the same way a carpenter does a framing hammer.  Easy to carry.” 

Check it out:


The Hidden Secrets Of Money

This is a pretty slick video on the hidden secrets of money.  It’s hard not to hear warning bells– about both the message and the presenter– when the speaker is affiliated with Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad/Poor Dad).  I consider Kiyosaki a bullshit artist who oversimplifies investing to the point of making it seem simple and easy.  The other red flag about this video is that the speaker apparently owns his own gold and silver vending company.  He’d be much more persuasive if he wasn’t also trying to sell you something (albeit not in the video).

Still, I think there may be some validity to his overall message which is why I think it’s prudent to at least include some gold and silver in your investment portfolio.