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 covert body armor.
Going Gray Man, Step By Step
This is well worth reading: How to be a Gray Man Step by Step.
Mike Williamson on Covert Body Armor
Our Editor At Large Michael Z. Williamson sent along this link: Wonder Hoodie: The Bulletproof Hoodie That Can Stop a .44 Magnum. Mike’s Comments: “These are worth considering. Also, the standard US military issue armor groin protector is the perfect size for a child’s school backpack, and rated to stop all standard pistol threats. These can be acquired inexpensively. For adults, a Level 3+ plate plus a groin or deltoid soft armor backing (to meet full Level IV standard) will fit in most laptop compartments of a backpack. It is also legal to fly with body armor–even in the passenger compartment–though you should take a printout of the relevant TSA rules just in case, and arrive a bit early in case you are denied and need to mail it.”
NASA Warns of Solar Storms
Reader G.P. sent us this: NASA warns spectacular ‘beauty and the beast’ aurora could wreak havoc on Earth.
Texas Police Charged with Official Oppression
Television news report: Texas Police Force Nearly Wiped Out In String of Abuse of Power Indictment.
Delaware Legislators Go on Anti-Gun Rampage
The latest video from Adam Kraut: The First State Goes Anti-Gun! – The Legal Brief
Second Amendment Sanctuaries on the Rise
I spotted this article at The Epoch Times linked over at FreeZoxeeFriends: Second Amendment Sanctuaries on the Rise. Here is a snippet:
“More than two dozen counties in Colorado have vowed to resist the state’s red flag law, which makes it relatively easy to take a gun owner’s firearms away. The gun-removal petition can reportedly be filed by telephone or in person and the filer doesn’t have to provide his or her address or even be a resident of Colorado.
Those counties approved resolutions supporting their sheriffs “in the exercise of his sound discretion to not enforce against any citizen an unconstitutional firearms law,” and vowing not to appropriate taxpayer funds to construct storage facilities for guns seized by police.
Democratic Colorado Attorney General Phil Weise, who supports the red flag law, said local law enforcement officials should resign if they won’t enforce it.
El Paso County, Colorado, Sheriff Bill Elder said he would ‘vigorously challenge the constitutionality’ of the bill and ‘protect the Second, Fourth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth amendment rights of all lawful gun owners in the state, and not just in El Paso County.’”
Theresa May’s Botched Job Throws Votes to Brexit Party
Over at Westmonster: Majority of Tory members want May gone and will vote Brexit Party, surveys find
Spying Smart Streetlights
Reader T.Z. suggested this article about San Diego, California: Public, Council Were in the Dark on Police Access to ‘Smart’ Streetlights. A snippet:
“City officials billed the streetlight sensors and cameras as a means of gathering atmospheric data and analyzing traffic and pedestrian flow to better understand the city’s infrastructure needs. The devices’ use as a crime-fighting tool never came up. But that’s what the approximately 3,000 cameras raised high above San Diego street corners have become.
Since August, the San Diego Police Department has been accessing the raw video footage with permission from City Hall and using its contents in dozens of criminal investigations, as the U-T reported. Some of that footage could appear at a trial scheduled to begin later this month, according to police.
Lt. Jeffrey Jordon, who works with Police Chief David Nisleit on special projects, confirmed that outside law enforcement agencies have requested access to San Diego’s raw video footage too, but he declined to say which ones and for what purposes. Voice of San Diego’s own request for a list of agencies that want to tap into the cameras is still pending.”
5G Cellular is Impractical for Rural Areas
Peter sent us this: Millimeter-wave 5G will never scale beyond dense urban areas, T-Mobile says. Peter’s Comments: “True. 24GHz and 28GHz frequency bands (millimeter wave) are only good for about 1000′, where as 600MHz can easily go several miles and if not blocked then up to 20 miles. 600MHz just won’t be nearly as fast [at data transfer] as millimeter wave.”