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 “JWR”. Today, we focus on Venezuela’s plight.
Venezuela Plunged Into Anarchy
Peter sent this video link: Venezuela plunged into anarchy. JWR’s Comments: The bottom line for survival: Who is armed, and who is not. Watching news reports like these underscore why we emphasize firearms ownership and training so much in SurvivalBlog.
A Man Who Fled Cuba Derides Oregon Gun Control
Also from Peter: Man Who Fled Cuba Won’t Stand For Oregon Gun Control Measures.
Iron Edison’s New Lithium Batteries
Iron Edison has announced a new line of Lithium-Iron (LiFe) batteries, available as direct replacements for lead acid batteries. These new “4LiFe ” batteries have an expected cycle life of 7,500+ cycles at 80% depth of discharge.
Few Englishmen Have a View of Stars
From The Daily Mail (UK): Just one in 50 people can see stars as nature intended because the night skies are being masked under veil of light pollution, cosmic census shows. JWRs Comments: Similar light pollution is the norm up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard and other urbanized regions. But thankfully, here in The America Redoubt, more than half of the citizenry lives under Dark Skies.
Islamic Honor Killings Ignored by National Media
Nathan Barton of The Price of Liberty blog asks: Where’s the Media?
California’s New Ammo Purchase Nightmare
Fred. V. forwarded a link to a warning from the NRA-ILA: “Today, the California Department of Justice issued a “Notice of Modification” to their proposed regulations regarding the soon to be implemented ammunition background check procedures. As a result of these changes, a second 15-day public comment period has been initiated.” [Emphasis added.]
Oregon Cattlemen Oppose Gun Bill
H.L. spotted this article: Oregon Cattlemen Lodge Opposition To Gun Bill. Aquote from the article:
“From a cattleman’s standpoint, I can see a number of reasons this would be problematic. For one, requiring guns to be locked up means they’re not available should the need arise to defend their herd from a predator. Further, ranches aren’t exactly in the city. That means help may be hours away, making ranches inviting targets to some of the worst excuses of humanity.
By requiring guns to be locked up, it means these threats are far more difficult to meet.
Further, those in the cattle industry do occasionally leave home. Even if they do lock their guns up, while they’re gone their homes could easily be targeted by those who want something to steal and don’t want neighbors to notice. Under this law, they could be held liable for actions undertaken with their stolen guns.”
Mountain House Pouches Sale
From now through May 2rd, 2019, Mountain House (one of our Affiliate advertisers) is offering a 15% discount on all their Breakfast Pouches, with free shipping! This is a great way to stock up, for both your bug out bags and for any planned backpacking trips.
Zero Mag Ban Compliance in New Jersey
Tim J. liked this recent piece: FOIA Request Confirms Zero Standard Capacity Magazines Turned In to NJ State Police. A pericope:
“There are an estimated one million-gun owners with standard capacity magazines (10+ rounds) in the State of New Jersey, bringing an estimated number of magazines holding more than ten rounds to around ten million. Some estimates even have this number being higher.
When New Jersey passed a law making these magazines illegal in 2018, there was a debate on whether the gun owners of the state would hand in their magazines. When the law went into effect at the end of last year, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal celebrated it as a victory against gun rights advocates.
AmmoLand news reached out to departments across the Garden State and the New Jersey State Police to see how many magazines were turned in for destruction. Local departments were quick to confirm that they did not receive any magazines turned in by the citizens of New Jersey.” [Emphasis added.]
Brooklyn’s Islamist Vigilantes