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”. The U.S. – Canadian Border may now present a danger to the U.S. due to Canada’s political actions.
As we enter into what may be one of the lowest solar minimums of the space age, there is yet another problem that crops up. According to this article sent in by reader R.T., there is an atmospheric cooling that takes place during solar minimums. As the atmosphere loses heat it literally shrinks, decreasing it’s radius. This shrinkage decreases the aerodynamic drag on satellites in low-earth orbit which is good for their lifetimes. Sadly, it also delays the decay of space junk, resulting in more clutter in orbit. This, in turn, can be really bad for low-earth orbit satellites and things like the international space station.
The Nomadic Lifestyle
From reader DDD:
With the discussion of Nomadism yesterday your readers might enjoy this series on YouTube. It’s the one I like the best because her videos are done so professionally. Not boring! And if the cost of living where one lives is becoming burdensome, RVing may be a viable alternative because it can be done so cheap. She explains everything eventually. But the above will give you an immediate clue as to whether you want to stay around and listen. For many, limiting the financial burden in life has been the impetus toward the lifestyle. Many have stayed. I’m in the research stage of my journey.
Emergency Indoor Heating
Reader T.J. wrote in asking for advice on emergency heating sources. Although originally from a south eastern state where they don’t need the heat that often, they do occasionally have people freeze to death. There are a number of posts on SurvivalBlog that deal with this issue like this one and this one. Both of these have great discussion in the comments. What are your current recommendations for him?
Why the ATF Cannot Rule on Bumpstocks
Reader G.P. sent in this video that explores the concept of the ATF ruling on bumpstocks. The author explains that the ATF is really overstepping its boundaries in this issue because a stock is merely a gun accessory or part and not an actual firearm. The claim is that the ATF has no jurisdiction to regulate them nor does the Second Amendment apply to it. The arguments given are valid arguments and confirm that the ATF is merely a tool used by politicians to further their own agendas. This is definitely a mismanaged alphabet organization that needs to be abolished.
Lab Organs Go Rogue
Showing some of the dangers of genetically engineering human cells, researchers have reported that lab-grown kidneys went rogue and developed brain and muscle cells. The experiment was intended to grow organs from a patients own stem cells to help fight kidney disease. However, the researchers are finding that these lab-grown organs may not mimic what they actually find in people. The researchers do believe that they can block most of the rogue cells from growing and plan to continue the research. This is sounding suspiciously like that 2005 movie “The Island”.
The U.S. – Canadian Border
The U.S. – Canadian border is the longest undefended border in the world. It has retained this status because these two countries have so many ideals in common that there has often been talk of merging the two countries. However, that status may not be for long. The Canadians have welcomed radical Islamists, ex-ISIS fighters and the Muslim Brotherhood with open arms. With their numbers continuing to grow in the country, Canada has even reached out to the community to invite them into all levels of the government. This article sent in by reader D.S. suggests that Canada may now be seen as an entry point for terrorist attacks against the U.S.
Anyone looking for a conservative alternative to Facebook, Twitter and the other ultraliberal corporate-dominated and statist social media sites now have viable alternative. It is: Freezoxee.com. I did visit GAB.ai and Bitchute a few times. But I was repelled by how so many strident neo-nazis and other antisemites had begun do dominate the debate there. One thing that I really like about Freezoxee is that they are outspokenly anti-totalitarian–and they correctly include Nazism in their short list of totalitarians. Please help Freezoxee grow! – JWR
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