Some additional BATFE Gunwalker scandal details: More on the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. I’m glad to hear that CBS News is following up on this with another segment. (Thanks to “Word” for the link.)
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Reader W.P.R. noted that on Wednesday, Wyoming became the fourth state to recognize the right to concealed carry without a permit. (They joined Vermont, Alaska, and Arizona.) I expect that Colorado, Idaho, Montana, South Carolina, and Utah will soon follow suit. Please contact your state legislators, and encourage them to introduce or co-sponsor similar legislation.)
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I was doing some web wandering, and I learned that science fiction novelist Algis Budrys had passed away, in June 2008. I suppose that I didn’t hear about his death back in Aught Eight, because I don’t subscribe to any of the science fiction anthology magazines or fanzines. I just now read this obituary. This is the sort of sad news that evokes those “Gee, I would have really liked to have met him” thoughts. 🙁 Our mortal lives are much too short. Algis Budrys wrote one of my favorite survivalist novels, the unforgettable Some Will Not Die. I highly recommend it.
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The folks at Safecastle recently sent me this update: “Late yesterday, March 3, Oregon Freeze Dry, the parent of Mountain House, shut down its remaining can-dealer network until further notice in order to try to get a grip on their overwhelming backorder situation. It will likely be several months before we can offer Mountain House cans for sale again. Pouches remain available, though for how long is uncertain.” Meanwhile, I heard from Ready Made Resources that they go the same notice from Mountain House, but that they’ve been told by Alpine Aire that their foods in #10 cans are still available, with just a 3 to 4 week delay before shipment. Whichever brand you choose, I strongly recommend that you quit dawdling and stock up, before the nation’s freeze dried food market gets completely overwhelmed. And I can vouch for the trustworthiness of all of the current SurvivalBlog advertisers. (Several of them sell Mountain House and Alpine Aire long term storage foods.)