SurvivalBlog presents another edition of the Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods– a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper.
Jobs (or is that Immigration)
Two GOP RINOs are getting ready to introduce legislation to allow the states to legally import 500,000 blue-collar workers and white-collar professionals to replace lost American workers. They blame depressed workers turning to drugs (through Medicaid) but rather than fix the problem, the’ll just import cheap labor and keep doing the same old things. Thanks to M.G. for the link.
Essential Field Gear
Reader H.L. sent in this post over at Activist Post on what they feel are the top 10 critical items you need for survival. If you are down to 10 items, it’s a decent list. A firearm is conspicuously missing though. I’d consider that a necessity in SHTF. You might want to take a look at the SurvivalBlog article “Armed To The Teeth: Essential Survival Contingency” by Michael S for a more comprehensive look at some basics that are missed.
For those of us who use our smartphones extensively, reader DSV sent in this reminder about how these devices now track everywhere you have been. Even if you keep it in Airplane mode, it’s internal GPS still tracks and stores your location. While turning location history on in your phone and apps can be very convenient, it also makes that data available to third parties. This article has some basic instructions for those who want to turn the services off.
Irony or poetic justice? Iraqi news reports that three state militants (ISIS) died when wild boars attacked them in southern Kirkuk. This would be the same group that has regularly executed civilians over the mere accusation of collaboration with security forces or for attempting to flee the province. According to the Daily Wire, local tribesman have urged Baghdad to expedite operations to liberate Kirkuk from ISIS, but the majority of military resources are tied up in Mosul. One wonders if the wild boars are now joining the coalition.
The Threat Journal is announcing that the U.S. government has issued a travel alert for Europe. ISIS is urging the taking of hostages for slaughter. These are multiple alerts issued over multiple days tied to the timing of the French elections. The report urges those who are traveling to visit the local embassy. Find and ask a Marine Guard for a 30 second rundown on the save parts of town. Sent in by Reader D.B.
Reader D.S. sent in this article outlining Trumps strategy of “Strategic Impatience” with North Korea. The media reports that Trump is passive on the situation. However, this article points out some of the actions that have been taken. All Eyes continue to be on North Korea right now. SurvivalBlog would like to remind it’s readers that you often need to pay closer attention. Look at the left hand when the right hand is waving. We haven’t heard from Iran in a while and Syria is quiet at the moment.
Self Reliance Expo
Don’t forget about the Self Reliance Expo at the Irving Convention Center in Irving Texas on May 26-27. You can get tickets and more information at their web site. Of particular interest might be the new “Bleeding Control Class” on May 26th.