Prepper News Watch for December 17, 2014

Prepper News Watch

If you haven’t noticed, the price of a barrel of oil has fallen below $58. That’s not all that far from the oil prices we enjoyed from the mid-80s to mid-00s. Sounds great, right? Maybe. Keep in mind that in order for the Russian economy to flourish, oil prices need to be above $100 per barrel (or near that mark).

It’s not surprising, then, to see the Russian economy crashing right now. To me, this is a greater threat than Ebola, Avian flu, or any number of issues we’ve been worrying over for the past several years. When the Russian bear is backed into a corner, he’s far more likely to strike out than cower in fear. The world has just become less stable than it was yesterday. Stay frosty.

Prepping and General Interest

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  3. Recover Grip & Rail System now Available for Beretta 92
  4. First Look: Viridian Reactor 5 Green Laser for Glock 26/27
  5. A Few Thoughts On The M16A4
  6. Water Grenades as Muzzle Protectors
  7. Levels Of Survival Priorities
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  9. Finding Dry Wood in Wet Weather
  10. 14 Foods You Should NEVER Buy At The Grocery Store
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  14. Holiday Fire Safety: Tips for the season and beyond
  15. 16 Rules of Survival and Preparedness – Backdoor Survival
  16. Coconut Oil: A Prepper’s Panacea
  17. How to Make Butter with a Butter Churn
  18. When Primitive Skills and Prepping Have Sex
  19. 3 Amazing Winter Survival Stories – and What you MUST learn from them
  20. How Safe Is Your Home? 10 Ways to Defend Your Apartment
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  24. Think on your FEET!
  25. Mobility and Survival

Freedom Issues

  1. Apple, Amazon, dozens more rally behind Microsoft in fight for U.S. search warrant
  2. LA mayor announces plan to outfit every police officer with a body camera
  3. Former Sydney Deputy Mayor: Lift Gun Ban so Australians Can Defend Themselves


  1. Russians dump rubles for refrigerators as currency tumbles
  2. Surprise! Guess which currency has stronger fundamentals— the dollar or… ruble?
  3. Russia Prepares For GDP Surge As Consumers Scramble To Spend Their Plunging Rubles
  4. Western Banks Cut Off Liquidity To Russian Entities
  5. Back To Basic Fundamentals – The Dollar Versus The Ruble
  6. The Fed Is Sitting On a $191 TRILLION Time Bomb
  7. “Oil May Drop To $25 On Chinese Demand Plunge, Supply Glut, Ageing Boomers”
  8. Why oil is crashing and the black swan event of 2014: The price of oil is down by 40 percent in six months and hardly anyone saw this coming.
  9. A Full-Blown Economic Crisis Has Erupted In Russia
  10. Red Flags in Russia
  11. This Is What Gold Does In a Currency Crisis
  12. Is Ruble Collapse Act of War-Paul Craig Roberts

Science, Nature and Tech

  1. The four Mac security options everyone should know | Macworld

Prepper Expos

  1. PrepperShowsUSA | Prepper Shows and Survivalist Expos

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