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”. A real life Mad Max scenario is occurring right on the United States’ Southern border.
The FISA memo has been leaked, though it is heavily redacted. Still it’s quite interesting and a good peek at how the process works. It is also worth mentioning that Senators Feinstein and Schumer are working to get Twitter and Facebook to censor the memo. Though I feel that this is a dog and pony show. President Trump has the ability to declassify the entire FISA application, if he so chooses. Thanks to H.L. for the link.
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It is difficult to enjoy a good cigar or pipe now with all the restrictions on tobacco, especially in states like California where nearly everything that is sold carries a label that it can cause cancer. Now coffee is next in line. There is a court case pending that may result in every cup of coffee sold carrying the “may cause cancer” warning. If only the Senators and Representatives of this state were required to wear that label on their foreheads. Perhaps a “Here’s your sign” label instead?
7.62 mm NATO Breaching Round
Reader G.P. sent in this article on Ascendance International’s new 7.62 breaching round. The round carries enough energy to smash door locks without sending too much spalling into the room and allows the breacher to use the same weapon to breach the door as he needs to clear the room. The round is also pretty effective on Level III body armor. While not penetrating the armor, it delivers considerable blunt force to the armor. The ability to not have to change weapons between breaching and clearing is an advantage that can mean the difference between life and death.
Reader R.K. wrote in to ask if any reader knew of a good, inexpensive fanning mill. He is currently looking at this one, but $2500 is a bit steep for his budget. If you know of any good options, let him know in the comments section below. He might even be interested in building one if the instructions are decent.
Weatherby has announced that they are moving their manufacturing operations from the restrictive climate of California to the more gun-friendly state of Wyoming. Wyoming is happy to catch this as their state currently relies heavily on the mineral and petroleum industries and picking up more manufacturing jobs will help diversify the state which will insulate it from market fluctuations better. The only real loser in this deal is California. Thanks to B.D. for the link.
Survival Realty Listing
SurvivalRealty.com has a 39 acre retreat property for sale just outside of Bluebell, Utah for $23,999. The road butts up against utilities and is accessed by county road. If you built on this property, you would only have to extend power several hundred yards. There is excellent potential for deer and elk hunting and there are several flat areas where you could build a cabin. This would make a good retreat property.
A Mad Max scenario has erupted in Mexico where gangs have become addicted to fuel and regularly steal from refineries. This article profiles one pump technician that was harassed by phone call and when he ignored those, it escalated to the point where he was kidnapped, pistol whipped and stabbed. he eventually lost his gall bladder due to injuries. Currently, he has fled Mexico to Canada where he is requesting asylum to escape the cartel. Fuel theft is fast becoming Mexico’s most pressing economic and security dilemma, sapping more than $1 billion in annual revenues from state coffers and terrorizing workers.
After being profiled by JWR yesterday, Blue Wolf has contacted me wanting to know what kind of NVG lighting products SurvivalBlog readers are interested in. The company has asked that readers let us know what sort of lighting products you are interested in, and how you use them.
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Please send your news tips to HJL. (Either via e-mail of via our Contact form.) These are often especially relevant, because they come from folks who watch news that is important to them. Due to their diligence and focus, we benefit from fresh “on target” news. We often “get the scoop” on news that is most likely ignored (or reported late) by mainstream American news outlets. Thanks!