The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

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”. There is a new tick in town. These ticks have been imported from Asia and are a serious problem.

Civil War

Reid Henrichs is fired up in this video sent in by reader T.J..  Over the last couple of weeks, the progressive left has called for action that is felonious in intent against law abiding citizens and servants of the government. The range of crimes requested by this group of elitists ranges from stalking and harassing to thinly veiled threats of bombings. As the left wakes up to the concept that they are losing control of the narrative, they have driven the entire Democratic party to the far left and given us a prime example of why a discussion on gun-control just can’t happen. These are the same people that want to disarm you, yet they call for violence against you and are not pursued for their threats. As Henrichs says in response to the call for dialog on gun control: “Not just no, but h*** no!”

Fake News

As the protests this weekend in Portland turned violent, the news repeated their old tricks yet again. The conservative demonstrators who were peacefully protesting were attacked by Antifa agitators. Despite the fact that the violence only occured after Antifa physically assaulted the peaceful protesters, the mainstream news media relabeled the participants in the violence. The Patriot Prayer group suddenly became “Right-Wing” and the Antifa members were relabeled as “Protesters”. It’s through this simple use of words that the liberals control the narrative on things like this.

As a side note, one video that has surfaced is the one-punch knock out of an Antifa radical as he attempts to physically assault one of the original protesters. He is cleanly knocked out and his buddies have to carry him off. Thanks to T.J. and DSV for the links.

Barter Suggestion

A thought sent in by reader G.P. on barter:

Often 22lr is spoken of as option for barter currency. Why not .177 and .22 pellets for air rifles? Inexpensive, less likely to kill people post transaction yet still capable of gathering most abundant small game as deer will be pretty spooked. Not to mention lighter on your pocket when going to market.

RICO Charges Against Clintons

Sadly, it’s not the government filling this case in court, but a private citizen. However, we’ll take what we can get. Former Secret Service agent Gary Byrne has filed this suit against Bill and Hillary Clinton, their foundation, John Podesta, Media Matters, David Brock and George Soros, charging that they are involved in a criminal conspiracy against him because of his role in the impeachment and his authorship of a 2016 book called “Crises of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate.”. The summonses have been issued and a response is demanded by July 11th. Thanks to H.L. for the link.

Tool Roll Survival Kit

From the desk of Michael Williamson, SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large comes this video on a nifty idea: The Survivalist Tool Roll. I actually prefer a tool roll in my truck over a tool box for my normal tools as it is far more compact and able to fit in the space underneath the rear bench seat. It’s far more concealable and less likely to be stolen or even make your vehicle into a target for someone peering in the windows. Frankly, I’m surprised someone hasn’t brought something like this to market before now. Tool rolls are relatively inexpensive and a good way to keep your stuff organized. Putting a survival kit in one just makes sense.


Reader G.P. sent in this article detailing an invasive Asian tick that has been identified in New Jersey and is spreading rapidly. Since the first sighting, the species has been identified in Virginia, West Virginia, and Arkansas along with warnings issued in Maryland. The tick is capable of reproduction through genetic cloning (parthenogenesis) and a single female is capable of laying up to 2,000 genetically identical eggs. It’s not a picky eater so it will attach to any warm blooded animal and it can carry human diseases. Currently, the tick is probably more widespread that we realize yet, but it seems primarily to go after cows and sheep. Heavy infestations have been known to literally suck so much blood from the host animal that it dies.

Survival Realty

Survival Realty has posted an unusual property for sale in Akansas. The property contains four large caves with three of them being mapped by spelunkers. Two of the caves have water flowing out and are located high enough above the house that it will produce pressure if tapped. The owner is currently using well water though from a drilled well. There are also two homes on the 41 acre tract.

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  1. On the Editor’s Quote.

    Jack London cautions us on Malthus and the ‘finite resources’ of the planet.

    Malthus either forgot or ignored a resource of the planet that is limitless…

    …human ingenuity.

  2. A co worker in Wyoming got tick fever in the 80’s. A college educated, regular working guy, whose life crashed.

    People blogging across the US are noting severe tick infestions this year, far above what they normally see. Thanks for posting the link, above

  3. I couldn’t get the survivalist tool roll video to work on my computer but it seemed to have the survivalist tools with the holder. And I couldn’t see the price.

    It may be an option to get the tool roller separately and put in it only those items you already have or want. I remember my fathers carpenter tool roller from the 50’s.

    To protect from sharp ends or edges a chefs knife roller is especially useful and there
    are many options out there with many price points.

  4. Thanks for the invasive Asian tick article and it’s links.

    Consider for your B.O.B., Permethrin (i.e. Sawyer). one heavy coating could last two or so months if not washed, long narrow-necked tweezers to pull up the head of the tick (squeezing the tick’s body will force it to regurgitate into your bloodstream), a small signal mirror to check the non-accessible parts of your body for ticks, tan colored pants to see ticks, pants blousing straps or gorilla tape the top of your boots, preferably lumber jack, to your pants tucked into the boots, a magnifying glass to I.D. the tick, the glass doubles as a fire starter, a few chickens acting as designated point ‘man’ to eat the ticks … o.k., the last is optional.

  5. Re: Portland Riots. I’ve attended many patriot/conservative events here in the Redoubt. Look at the pictures of the supposedly conservative folks. Many of these wackos are FAKE CONSERVATIVES, perhaps paid agitators. The ‘Portland Riots’ have blatant ‘orchestrated’ written all over it; on both sides! This makes them even more dangerous.

    Look for a planted armed mad man soon. He will be a dressed up as a ‘patriot/MAGA guy’ as scapegoat. The false flag could be this generation’s ‘Kent State’. But instead of facilitating ant-war/anti-violence it will purposely bring the opposite.

    1. Rodger you are spot on. The Left will have plants in marches or protests to cause an incident and make it look like the Right was responsible.

  6. Pellets; .177 & .22 are definitely worth grabbing and stockpiling. They’ll put meat on the table. A few years ago when .22 LR ammo was all but impossible to find or were grossly overpriced, I found pellets everywhere. Since then I’ve been buying & storing high end pellets. Also don’t be lax in grabbing extra bore cleaning stuff as well. Lead fouling can be a real issue if left unchecked. Get that stuff NOW….before you need it and while it’s cheap & readily available .

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