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Odds ‘n Sods:

Kathy N. sent this: Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands of Post Offices [1]. (This could have an impact on our readers with small town retreats who run mail order businesses–or those who plan to.)

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Reader Jack C. sent this: Police suspended for failing to show up during storm [2]. Jack asks: “If public safety employees won’t come to work during inclement weather, then how will they react during a TSHTF [3] scenario?   I think we already know the answer to that question but this is interesting nonetheless.”

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K. L. wrote to note: “Ron Hood of Hood Woods and The Woodmaster fame has been diagnosed  with a very aggressive form of prostate cancer. I read about this in his latest issue of Survival Quarterly magazine. According to the message, the Hood family will be in hiatus with publishing  their magazine and maybe other projects as Ron battles this illness. I have no doubts that Ron will pull through with his usual style and grace. However, all of the readers of SurvivalBlog may want to include Ron, his lovely wife Karen and their son Jesse in their prayers.”

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Montana Lawmaker Proposes Bill Where Feds Need Permission from Local Sheriff to Arrest Citizens or Seize Property [4]

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F.G. and Ben L. were the first of a dozen readers to mention this: Government ponders the need for 140 million MREs for New Madrid earthquake zone [5]. The RFI [6]‘s synopsis: “The purpose of this Request for Information is to identify sources of supply for meals in support of disaster relief efforts based on a catastrophic disaster event within the New Madrid Fault System for a survivor population of 7 M[illion] to be utilized for the sustainment of life during a 10-day period of operations.   FEMA [7] is considering the following specifications (14 M[illion] meals per day)…”