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 “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 new B.O.A. Tourniquet.

New Army Technology to See Through Walls

Regular content contributor G.P. send this item: The Army is eyeing new tech that would let soldiers see enemies through walls. A pericope:

“The winner of an Army competition searching for innovative technology for troops would let soldiers see their enemies through walls.

The second Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch) came to a close last week at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting, when Lumineye, Inc., was announced as the winner for its radar technology.

Lumineye has created a “wall-penetrating radar” that would help soldiers “identify people and potential threats through walls,” according to the Army’s press release.

As the winner of the competition, The Army awarded Lumineye $250,000. Mike Howard, spokesman for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology told Task & Purpose that the cash prize doesn’t necessarily mean that the Army will purchase the radar.”

Army Considers an 1,150-Mile Range Cannon

The Army Is Building A Cannon Capable Of Firing From Nashville To NYC.
A snippet:

“The service branch hopes to demonstrate a prototype of the new super-cannon by 2023, after which it will be determined whether the cannon is worthy of undergoing further tests, Defense News reports.

The Army is tackling the new project with the Research and Analysis Center at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, as well as the Center for Army Analysis “to confirm the service can accomplish what is expected from such a system,” Col. John Rafferty said.

Before entering live trials, the program first has to pass through what Rafferty described as “big technology gates,” and one will be completed “very soon” in what is said to be an early ballistic test at a Virginia facility.

The Army hopes that the new cannon can offer an edge on U.S. adversaries who have their own formidable defensive and deterrent capabilities. Rafferty believes that a U.S. strategy imbued with long-range air defense systems and artillery and coastal defense seamlessly integrated with long-range, over-the-horizon radars will be difficult to counter for U.S. foes.”

The B.O.A. Tourniquet

SurvivalBlog reader SOG  write me to mention the new B.O.A. Tourniquet. JWR’s Comment: It looks like a good design. And I was glad to read that it is made here in the States.  The company is headquartered in Melissa, Texas.

Ford Dealer’s ‘God, Guns & America’ Promo

Reader DSC sent this: Ford Dealer’s ‘God, Guns & America’ Promo Sees Overwhelming Success. Here is a quote:

“A Ford dealership is giving away guns, American flags and Bibles as part of a sales promotion to help move inventory during the slowest sales months.

“It’s crazy,” Derrick Hughes, owner of Carolina Ford, told the Detroit Free Press. “We’ve had multiple people take advantage of the promotion. You don’t need to buy a $50,000 truck. It’s for anything on our lot, used or new. We’ve sold Ecosport, Escape, new F-150s, used F-250s, a couple Dodge trucks.”

The idea for the promotion originated in a brainstorming session by the dealership’s employees.

Hughes explained that they were trying to come up with sales tactics that would generate more traffic through the car dealership in October and November.

Those two months are usually the slowest of the year, according to the Detroit Free Press.

So they created the “God, Guns and America!” advertising campaign and launched the promotion on Oct. 1.”

Stores Closed Sundays at Newest U.S. Mall

Over at WorldNetDaily, a re-cap pf a CNBC news article: Law from 1600s will keep stores closed Sundays at newest U.S. mall.

F-100: One More Time

A fascinating look at some aging Vietnam veteran pilots getting some stick time on the F-100: One More Time.

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  1. NRA Board Member Wants End to Homemade Guns

    This is no surprise to anyone not living under a rock. American values have enemies everywhere.

    The deep state is trying to nullify a just election with the impeachment circus of our current president. The NRA has been full of anti-gun zealots for decades.

    Our enemies have infiltrated all of our organizations/institutions. They have slowly been degrading them for decades. They now have out children believing that socialism and communism are the way to go.

    This will end in war, and it will not be civil. A country as divided as ours cannot survive in it’s current state.

    Practice your skills, keep stockpiling supplies, prepare your homesteads.

    God bless.

  2. The NRA has killed itself by becoming what it was supposed to hunt. The outright sellouts of Bumpfires and the Brady Bill should be enough however the remaining silent on many other issues screams problems. Now you have them openly pushing gun control and removing insurance but no worries our wine club is still available shows the elite attitude of what remains.
    POTUS enacted gun control with their help on the first term. Just imagine what is to come after the election when the base in no longer needed from these two.
    Silencers went from almost becoming mainstream to POTUS stating he doesn’t like them and they gotta go and it wasn’t the Negotiating Rights Away that’s held him off either.
    This is a good example why “life” membership isn’t a good thing too.

    1. Don’t worry Montana Guy, the thousands of vacant malls around the country and aircraft carriers that are not immediately sunk by hypersonic missiles can be used to house and interrogate suspects brought in by AG Barr’s new “pre-crime” initiative. I’m sure there’s nothing to worry about for law-abiding gun owners though…

      “With Little Fanfare, William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program”

      “Last Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued a memorandum to all U.S. attorneys, law enforcement agencies and top-ranking Justice Department officials announcing the imminent implementation of a new “national disruption and early engagement program” aimed at detecting potential mass shooters before they commit any crime.”

      1. D.D. you are so right. Swamp Creature William Barr, Trump’s Attorney General who rose to fame on the blood shed at Ruby Ridge.

        Vicki Weaver was murdered by an FBI sniper Aug 22, 1992 at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. This was after armed Federal agents had already shot and murdered her son Sammy 14 in the back and his dog Striker.

        Barr defended and sought immunity for the FBI snipers because holding a sniper liable would “severely undermine, if not cripple, the ability of future attorneys general to rely on such specialized units in moments of crisis such as hostage taking and terrorist acts.” Now that is evil.

        Liberty will not be restored until Patriots start thinking like free people. For decades we have failed to look beyond two choices, both intent on destroying Liberty. We voted for the lesser of two evils. And guess what we got?

  3. So…

    The ‘thousand-mile’ cannon keeps me safe from suicide-bombers at the new shopping-maul?

    Or maybe, the dang thing is only designed to keep Nashville safe from New York city-folk. In that case, it makes perfect sense.. if Nashville is attempting to deter an invasion during 1861-1865.

    Do it.
    For the children.
    To protect the environment.
    But only if the project advances the ‘social-justice blue-hair shave-head trans-gender equality ‘movement”.
    Because ‘Gore-warming’.
    I see one little hitch:
    The ‘U.S. adversaries’ goofballs are laughing their fool heads off.
    Hubris. Arrogance on the part of all participants.

  4. On this thousand mile cannon:

    Sounds like they are about to bring out the latest iteration of the Battleship. That is the only platform that makes a big freaking gun like this viable. So our ship can stand off from that Chinese aircraft carrier and take it out without much risk. Always fighting the last war. American generals, who needs them. Get all excited about the latest toy and says “I got to have me one of these!”

    1. The thousand mile cannon, isn’t for our enemies. It’s for we the people when we finally have had enough of the elitist bull****, and decide to consider them null and void.

      Why else a thousand miles?

  5. HI ALL,,,,, for those of you that know ,antique collected (AC) and ACDH just talked with them there doing Ok , but stressed out ,with the power out and the fires , is what prepping is all about

  6. Mike Pento interview on Greg Hunter.

    This is a very important interview as Pento puts it all into perspective and defines what could happen next. Mike Pento is one of Gerald Celente favorite analysts, and money managers.

    It is a riveting interview that clearly defines the situation, and describes the several ways the banking system will, or would, collapse. We have serious trouble in Washington, but the most important on going event is actually is in the now infamous Repo Market, and all that it portends. In layman terms, we have pasted the ‘event horizon’, and entered the heretofore hypothetical ‘Endless QE Phase’, or ‘Endless Money Printing’ phase, that can only escalate in velocity as we draw nearer to the singularity that is the Black Hole, or total the total collapse of the dollar, and hyper inflation. Once we pass the ‘event’ horizon of the perverbal Black Hole, there is no turning back, no escaping the overwhelming gravitational forces therein.

    The Fed is in panic mode and will not be able to stop printing money hence forth. In fact it will be forced to print at an increasingly fast rate, and make Quantum Leaps into massive amounts in printing. It is an inescapable situation and will be necessary to prop up the dying dollar during it’s last days. There is no going back to ‘normal’, and there is not enough room to ease interest rates to blow another bubble to restore confidence, or business as usual. Only the speed at which we will accelerate toward the singularity can be debated… The potential for near Warp speeds, sooner, rather than latter, exists. The Fed has gone from tightening in July to a total reversal, and emergency QE in a matter of months. It could be a matter of weeks or months, before the next crisis occurs that threatens to freeze up all credit and commerce.

    I believe this to be one of the most definitive, and important interviews of the decade:

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      1. ;O) Both, but mostly the impeachment-coup thing in progress, and the general insanity of revolutionary commies. These parasites thrive in bad times. I believe it is best to assume the worst, and pray for the best. Trump is not going regardless, so this is fight is going to go into ‘sudden death over time’. However the Globalist are very powerful and are not accustomed to losing, especially everything. I do not believe there are any limits here.

  7. 1,500 mile cannon. Wonder what that is going to cost me in tax?
    I wonder why its actually needed?
    Somebody needs to say no to some over educated arrogant generals.

      1. The thousand mile cannon would itself be a static target for first-strike elimination. Prior military service or lack thereof isn’t needed to recognize another foolish boondoggle by our brilliant military leaders – whose only victories in the last 75 years were against Grenada and Nicaragua.

        1. Your lack of “prior military service” is evident. You do not understand that modern artillery units move continuously in a threat environment. I could go on and on, but I would be punching down.

          Apparently you do not consider Desert Storm a military victory? You don’t understand that Iraq was a military victory? That war was won and would “still be won” if Obama hadn’t “declared victory” and pulled the troops out, thereby leaving the door wide open for ISIS.

          My criticism would be sharper, but JWR would no doubt not allow it to appear here.

          1. I understand that artillery pieces need to move to survive. I guess you just don’t understand basic physics about how much mass is required to contain the propellant and direct a projectile 1000 miles. Did you see the comment “Paris gun”? Look it up.
            Well those actions in the Mideast were a victory for the M-I complex, certainly not for our soldiers who have given their lives and limbs to support the industry of death IN A PLACE WE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN HAD OUR OWN GOVERNMENT BEEN HONEST WITH US TAXPAYERS. I don’t consider trillions of our hard-earned tax dollars well-spent to blow up and rebuild countries in a see-saw war just like Viet Nam.
            Since the CIA has been in on the scam from the start by arming and antagonizing every party involved, maybe the first rounds fired should be dropped on Langley.
            Do you really believe that an artillery piece that can fire a shell over a thousand miles is “mobile”? THAT would be unlikely. And we’ll just build them and set them out in foreign countries, for what purpose exactly? We have untold amounts of armaments already scattered around the world slowly becoming obsolete junk. I, for one, tired of financing these generals’, admirals’, and politicians wet dreams.
            Oh, and it wasn’t Obama who declared “victory” prematurely first. It was Bush I and Bush II, both, who were so sure that it was all but wrapped up.
            [Some unkind words removed by the editor.]

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