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Odds ‘n Sods:

Mike The Blacksmith wrote to mention that BBC America will start to broadcast the new post-pandemic Survivors [1] series (an updated version of the 1970s Terry Nation series, first aired in 2008) starting February 13th at 7 p.m. Central time. Like the recent “After Armageddon” docudrama [2], this should serve as a motivational tool. (But like most television envisionings of an inimical future, don’t expect to pick up many useful survival tips.)

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Matt T. recommended this book: Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think. [3] Matt’s comments: “While it was written for military or law enforcement members who must or may have to fight to survive, I believe it could be useful to people preparing to survive. There is a lot in there from choosing a martial art, strategy and tactics, mindset, and importantly how to train, but written in a way that is applicable regardless of what your particular martial art is. Preparedness is about training, not just stockpiling, and I think this book helps in that area.”

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Mark H. sent us this bit of food for thought: Tourist skiers cause a food shortage, so Officials shut down highways. to Big Bear Valley [4]. File under: Noteworthy Precedents.