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”. Front and center today is devastating news on the Browning Hi-Power.
Browning Hi-Power Fades Away
We received very sad news today from reader S.M. that Browning has decided to end Hi-Power production. One of John Moses Browning’s finest co-designs has long been a standard and no other handgun has come close to it’s popularity and production. It actually served on both sides of the war in WWII and has seen service duty in more countries than any other handgun. It is still my favorite firearm today and I consider it one of the most beautiful and refined designs ever made. I hope that Browning brings it back due to public outcry. You can still obtain them as there are many in current dealer inventories, but they are now technically out of production.
Waterotor Energy Technologies has a rotor designed to extract energy from slow moving water sources. The rotor is reportedly able to extract half of the available energy and does supposedly does not impact wildlife because of the slow moving design. If you have a retreat that has a body of slow moving water on it, this may be an interesting energy option for you. Combined with modern inverter technology, this could potentially power an off-grid retreat with ease. Thanks to B.H. for the link.
Reader KMD sent in this article that contains a map that graphs how important faith is to the people in regions across the U.S. The map only looks at how important “faith” is and does not distinguish different faiths, so take that into a consideration. For example, Utah is a bastion of faith based people, but you know that is mostly LDS. Having a strong faith of your own does not mean that you will fit in or be accepted by the local population if you are considerably different in your beliefs than the local population.
The map also obviously contains some inaccuracies as many people consider their faith private and would not answer such questions. [JWR Adds: And Redoubters are famous for their tight-lipped independence.] There are also some strange boundaries that follow State lines leading one to wonder about the methodology used. But it is another tool for those wishing to relocate. Interestingly, you can see severe faith depressions concentrated in Urban areas.
Reader D.S. sent in this article on a retired firefighter who was arrested by a Georgia State Trooper. The retired Battalion Chief was a witness to an auto accident and was the first on scene. During the rescue attempt, The fireman performed lifesaving actions on the accident victim, but had left his vehicle on the highway with the keys in the ignition. When the trooper arrived (dispatched by the fireman’s multiple 911 calls), he demanded that the fireman move the vehicle. Rickerson refused to leave the hurt accident victim until the ambulance arrived and was arrested by the trooper.
A police dashcam also caught the officers mocking the fireman. I don’t know what the law is in Georgia, but where I live, the first responder on the scene has ICS command of the situation and that cannot be forcibly taken unless life is in danger. A fireman also has priority in an accident scene over a trooper or police. Perhaps Georgia needs to consider some further training of their troopers before the taxpayers have to fund more public lawsuit payouts.
Shadow Banning on Google
Reader D.B. sent us proof that Google is shadow banning. The Charles Carroll Society has started a new podcast. When D.B. posted a comment that contained the hashtag #ObamaGate, the comment shows up in his own Google feed, but no one else’s. D.B.’s screenshot from his own computer shows both comments, but when I viewed the podcast, the comment containing #ObamaGate is clearly not there. In any case, you should take a look at the podcast as it deals with the FISA warrant that Hillary paid for on Trump.
Mad Max Style Violence
More information from Reuters on the Mad Max style of violence that is occurring in Venezuela. The country is quickly moving from the crises to collapse. The government continues to suppress the people and the economy continues to fall. The people are becoming desperate to survive. A truck driver transporting food is now one of the most dangerous jobs there is. At some point, we expect the violence to turn against the government, but that probably won’t happen until the military decides to turn on Maduro.
Prisons in TEOTWAWKI
In 2017 Fresh Out – Life After the Penitentiary collaborated with the Canadian Prepper on a series of questions about Prison and Prisoners in a SHTF scenario. This seven minute video is one of the interviews that came out from that collaboration. This is Big Herc’s take on what would happen in Prison if a natural disaster occurred. It’s interesting because a former prisoner’s response is not what most people think it would be. The comments are also interesting to read. Thanks to reader M.S. for the link. Warning: offensive language content.
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