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 from “HJL”. Given the tumultuous political landscape and the deeply divided America, the time may draw near where you have to fight against those who wish to enslave you. Check out the entry “Forest Brothers” below.
After the second World War, a new type of war emerged. Soldiers from across the Baltics who had fought on both sides of the war disappeared into the forests to wage a bloody guerrilla war against the occupying Soviet forces. The Forest Brothers — Fight for the Baltics is a short Docu-drama on YouTube that tells the story of these courageous people. When the time comes…
Reader T.J. sent in this article on designing an outdoor kitchen for sustainability. Under the assumption that you have no electricity for A/C and need to keep the house as cool as possible, an outdoor kitchen is an excellent idea. A simple wood-fired cooking stove can provide the necessary base and easy access to your garden completes it. However, one thing to keep in mind, cooking odors are incredibly hard to hide and can travel a significant distance. When all of your neighbors have nothing in their pantry, it’s like hanging a shingle out: Joe’s Diner – All You Can Eat.
An example of the state of private property in the United States reared it’s ugly head. A homeless man was bequeathed a significant inheritance by his mother. He took a good portion of that inheritance and purchased an RV as temporary living quarters, a container to store construction equipment, and finally, a front-end loader. His stated purpose was to construct his own home. Apparently, one of his neighbors took exception to the presence of the RV and container and filed a complaint. Now he finds himself evicted from his own land by a county ordinance that allows neither the container nor the RV without the presence of an established home.
Republicans in Congress are spineless — so says an article in American Thinker. Obamacare was passed without a single Republican vote when the Democrats held Congress, the Senate, and the presidency. Once the Republicans held the House and Senate, they made over 60 attempts to repeal Obamacare. Several of those attempts actually made it all the way to the President’s desk where He vetoed them. Now, the Republicans hold the House, the Senate, and the presidency, and they can’t agree on one attempt to repeal Obamacare…not even one! If you thought that any of the politicians in office had your best interest at heart (or even that of their state’s or the nation), this should be a wake-up call.
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The large insurance companies are in on the scam as well. Have you noticed that they are all against any sort of plan that allows you to buy a less expensive insurance policy that only contains what you want or need in it? The U.S. economy thrived for 230 years before Obamacare. Now you are expected to believe that less expensive insurance will tank it?
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So how does that impact you as a prepper? First, you have to realize that health insurance is not a right. It’s a service provided by someone. Since when does the government have the right to force someone (excluding the obviously questionable area of criminal incarceration) to provide that service for you? Or even force you to partake of that service? Didn’t that go the way of the dodo bird when slavery was made illegal? Second, you need to own your own health care. There are obviously going to be issues and procedures that you need help with, but you should have the ability to negotiate that service from someone, not demand it — and do so at the actual cost, not some super inflated, made-up cost. For the smaller things, you should be able to manage your own health. There should be no such thing as free healthcare.
Us vs Them
A continuation of the “us vs them” policy perpetuated by both sides, the Dallas County Commissioner voted against honoring murdered officers, saying they brought it upon themselves. This self-destructive, self-fulfilling downward spiral must be stopped. Officers must stop the jack-booted, thuggish tactics and the leaders of the community must quit pushing for divisiveness. The people must start acting like humans rather than animals. There can be no healing in our nation without a de-escalation of this ridiculous narrative.