This week’s Friday Five from PreppingToSurvive brings you articles on finding time to prep, increased food prices expected in 2013, and how a noise suppressor on a handgun works, among others.
Finding time to prep is hard. Most of use stay so busy at work and simply maintaining our lives that finding extra time to devote toward preparing for the future is hard. You’ve heard the saying “Time is money”? Well, 99U suggests budgeting your time and checking off your progress as ways to help keep on top of it. From 99U.
With the U.S. Presidential election just a few short weeks away, much of the mainstream media is focused on the upcoming debates and drawing distinctions between the two candidates’ positions on foreign policy, etc. However, Steve McCann of American Thinker has noticed some unsettling similarities between the dire fiscal straits facing Spain and the road that the U.S. traveling now. From American Thinker.
Remember the run on the market of just a few short years ago? I’m not talking about the financial markets. No, I’m talking about the gun and ammo market. Shortly after then Senator Obama was elected to the nation’s highest office, the gun store shelves were bare. People rushed to buy handguns and stock up on ammo. Now retailers are bracing for another rush after this year’s election. From The Wall Street Journal.
Over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed that the price of food has steadily increased while the portions have gotten smaller. That 1/2 gallon of ice cream isn’t a 1/2 gallon anymore. The brownie mix makes fewer servings. Yet the price of those items have increased. And according to industry experts, the trend is going to continue with the nationwide drought of 2012. Prices of veggies, beef, hogs, apples, etc will all go up. From SHTFPlan.com.
You don’t have to watch a hollywood action movie for very long before you’ll see a “silencer” or noise suppressor on the end of a semi-automatic handgun. But do they really work and if so, how? From American Rifleman.