Household Basics in TEOTWAWKI- Part 3, by Sarah Latimer

I’m continuing my journey to consider some of the pantry basics (beyond meat, eggs, dairy, grains, fruits, and vegetables) that I will want to have available in the event of TEOTWAWKI. I am resolved that I will ideally be able to make these items myself but in researching them I know I may find it necessary to either store them indefinitely in large quantity and have some alternatives available, and/or have a local/regional source for obtaining in barter.

So far, I’ve dug deep into the use, science, history, manufacturing, and storage of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and discovered that I will need to store it until the mines for soda ash are activated and some basic manufacturing and distribution of baking soda begun again. I also learned that there are a few alternatives to baking soda, though they’re far … Continue reading

Two Letters Re: License Plate Readers & OPSEC

James and Hugh,

A while back I saw a guy wearing an IR LED hat, to defeat cameras: How To Fool Facial Recognition Cameras and Video …. Plate covers will get you caught; taking out or burning your bulb out will likely get you pulled over and searched if the police decide they are having that bad a day; having no lights out is best. This might help. – F.M.

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Another (mostly) legal way to block your plate is to get one of the receiver hitch “baskets”. Some fold up when not in use and block plates just enough. Some can be modified to block plates. – W.A.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Former Trooper Who Took $70k In Drug Bust Money Remains President Of School Board – T.P.

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State trooper in hot water over calling ICE – D.S.

JWR’s Comment: This incident is just one more reason for Eastern Washington’s counties to seek partition from Whacko Western Washington.

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Publishers are hiring ‘sensitivity readers’ to flag potentially offensive content

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Homeschoolers Revolt Against Republican School Choice Bill – DMS

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” – Matthew 5:3-12 (KJV)