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”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at the death of newspapers.
The Truth About Gun Buy Back Programs
A brief video with some sage observations from Colion Noir: The Truth About Gun Buy Back Programs
New EMPShield Variant for RVs
I just noticed that EMPShield.com (one of our affiliate advertisers) has added a new RV protection module to their product line. (You can see it by clicking “Shop” at their site.) If you foresee having to bug out in your RV, then I highly recommend adding one of these!
The Death of Newspapers
“After a long total high of over 60 million subscriptions from the 1960s to the 1990s, circulation has dropped to 28 million daily and 30 million for Sundays.
“Those numbers were down 8% and 9%, respectively, from the previous year…”
LBRY App Updates
I often recommend getting the LBRY app. It is a viable un-censored blockchain-based alternative to YouTube. They recently switched to a “bottomless” stack (similar to YouTube) and added several other new features including comments and “Customize Your Homepage” buttons. (You can add categories to your list such as “survival” “homestead”, “privacy”, “self-sufficiency”, “guns”, and so forth. Once you have the LBRY app installed, I recommend you start with this video: Why I Quit YouTube. (Warning: Some vulgar language.) The same video has been deleted several times at YouTube, but a new copy just went up there.)
US Fertility Rate Falls to All-Time Low
CNN reports: US fertility rate falls to ‘all-time low,’ CDC says. The article begins:
“The general fertility rate in the United States continued to decline last year, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.
The report found that the general fertility rate dropped 2% between 2017 and 2018 among girls and women age 15 to 44 nationwide.
New Password-Stealing Malware
Kim Komando: Watch out for a big increase in malware that steals your passwords. I’ll offer this snippet:
“New research from Kaspersky Lab finds that attacks from malicious software that aims to steal your passwords, and other sensitive information, are on the rise. In the first half of 2018, fewer than 600,000 people were targeted by password-stealing malware.
Kaspersky found that during the same period this year, the number of attacks rose to more than 940,000. That’s an increase of 60%.
The report also found that the malware targets sensitive data such as credit card numbers and autofill information by taking advantage of vulnerabilities in web-browsers. About 25% of those who contracted password-stealing malware were infected by Azorult.”