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”. Puerto Rico has been hammered again by yet another Hurricane. Now they have a dam on the brink of collapse.
Mitchell Flint, the American naval pilot who helped form the Israeli Air Force in 1948 and served in Israel’s first fighter squadron has died this week. Flint was one of the founding members of “Machal”, a group of non-Israelis who faught in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Flint an other members had flown in German planes that were captured during World War II and covered the Nazi insignia with the Star of David. We will miss him. Thanks to G.L. for the link.
Reason #5000 to leave public school
An Arizona 4th grade teacher has created an edited, gender neutral Declaration of Independence and had her students recite it every morning. Parents have banded together and demanded that the teacher be fired and at least one parent has removed their child from the classroom. The school district has a policy that is supposed to keep teachers from using their political views in their teaching curriculum, but it obviously isn’t working. Time to get out!
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If you are pulling your child from public school and private school is not an option, what do you do? You do what people have done for thousands of years. You homeschool! If you think that is an overwhelming option, this article can get you started: What If You’re Forced To Homeschool? Thanks to H.L for the link.
The Long Arm of Turkey
As Turkey slides into the dark pit of Islam the president, Erdoğan has continued to tighten his grip on the country. Now his henchmen have tried to shut down the free speech of an American think tank. Emre Celik, a Turkish dissident was speaking at a Middle East Forum-NATO conference in Philadelphia this month when a group of Turks rushed the stage attempting to shout him down. When that failed, the Turks and the entire NATO PA delegation marched out. Free speech prevailed, but those at the conference who needed to hear it the most allowed themselves to be pawns of Erdoğan and missed it.
In the Russia’s new sculpture dedicated to honoring Kalishnikov has a mistake on it. Apparently, the sculptor included a WWII-era German assault rifle – the sturmgewehr 44 exploded view. While some will claim that this is proof that the roots of the AK-47 is in the German weapon, that is certainly in question. Thanks to J.N. for the link.
How to Cure Smoked Ham
Reader J.C sent in this link to an article on curing hams the way they used to be done before there was reliable refrigeration. While not necessary for preserving now, some still like the flavor imparted to the meat. It’s good to know this skill too, just in case things don’t go well.
Hurricane Maria has smacked Puerto Rico hard and the Island, which didn’t even have a chance to recover from previous hurricanes and now the Guajataca dam is on the brink of collapse. Thousands have been evacuated. Engineers have said there is a “contained breach” that could be the first sign of total failure. Emergency crews are also hindered by the massive debris left in the wake of hurricane Maria.
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