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 new strain of the bird flu is causing concern.
Survivalists and preppers concerned about communications when TEOTWAWKI happens should be aware that the 2018 Ham Radio Field Day is rapidly approaching. June 23rd and 24th are the dates that hams turn out in droves to set up emergency communication sites and practice their skills. If you’ve never actually talked on a radio, this is your opportunity to meet the hams in your area, actually talk on a radio and have someone walk you through the process. The hams will gladly get you started, teaching you what to say and when so you can get the feel for the whole process.
Doctors Without Wisdom
Despite that the actual data from the CDC’s own data shows a significant decline in gun related violence, the American medical Association (AMA) has decided to weigh in on the imaginary debate. Reader D.S. sent in this article that shows the AMA is actually demanding worse gun control measures than most gun control groups. They are demanding outright banning and confiscation of certain evil looking firearms along with demanding a national gun licensing and registration process. They don’t have any data that backs up their claims, but your supposed to believe that the emotional appeal is all that is necessary.
Reader D.S. sent in this article showing that Idaho has documented it’s first case of the plague since 1992. It is unknown where the child contracted the disease at this time though. the Bubonic plague is suspected to be the disease behinds Europe’s black death that kept reappearing in the middle ages and decimated the population. Today, the disease is relatively easy to treat and the survival rate of infected victims is usually great. this is a disease that lives on the knife edge though. Lack of proper diagnosis and treatement could easily cause a occurrence of this disease in TEOTWAWKI. While uncommon, there are states that regularly have incidents reported every year.
On a much more serious note, the medical field has discovered a new strain of the bird flu in China, H7N9. this version of the flu has killed one third of all the patients that have been diagnosed with it. Currently, the disease is contracted directly from infected fowl, but experts believe that it is only three mutations away from having the ability to pread person-to-person. With a death toll of 623 so far, this disease is the one that is being watched carefully as it has the potential to become the next pandemic. Thanks to G.P. for the link.
In a nearly unbelievable spat of stupidity, a college professor specializing in human rights has declared that Venezuelans are better off now under the rule of Hugo Chavez. Adding insult to the stupidity, she proclaims that the number one threat to democracy in Venezuela is the U.S. itself. In the traditional progressive/left/socialist fashion of ignoring the facts, she is claiming that the poor are better off under the Chavez regime and that the problem of the government killing dissidents pales in comparison to the police shootings in the U.S. this is the garbage that your tax dollars support. It is also worth noting that Venezuela, one of the worlds worst offenders sits on the UN’s Human rights council that regularly condemns Israel. thanks to H.L. for the link.
The Prepping Lull
It’s no secret that there is a significant lull in the prepping market that occured over the last year or so since the election of Trump. While the world scene is just as volatile as it has always been and the dollar is still in significant distress, people just seem to feel more comfortable pretending that all is well. In this video sent in by reader T.J., the Patriot Nurse gives her thoughts on the subject.
Survival Realty recently added a couple of interesting listings in western Virginia for those wishing to relocate in that area. both of these listings have a home as well as significant acreage.
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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!