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 are focusing on several items of Second Amendment news.

Survival Camps Cater to New Fear: America’s Political Unrest

Reuters: Survival camps cater to new fear: America’s political unrest. The article begins:

“Aiming an AR-15 rifle across a Colorado valley dotted with antelope and cattle, Drew Miller explains how members of his new survival ranch would ride out an apocalypse.

The former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer said his latest Fortitude Ranch community, under construction below mountain forests, will shelter Americans fleeing anything from a bioengineered pandemic to an attack on the electricity grid.

For an annual fee of around $1,000, members can vacation at the camps in good times, and use them as a refuge during a societal collapse.

“If you’ve got a lot of weapons, if you’ve got a lot of members at guard posts, defensive walls, we don’t think we’re going to need to fight,” said Miller, crouching on top of a fortified position on the camp perimeter.

The expansion of Miller’s camp chain underscores the growing mainstream appeal of the “prepper” movement long associated with anti-government survivalists.”

JWR’s Comment: The liberal journalists are so predictable. They always have throw the “anti-government” smear in there somewhere, don’t they?

MP Cash: UK Has Been Shackled by EU

Video from the UK Parliament: Conservative MP Bill Cash: UK has been Shackled by EU.

Private License Plate Readers?

More about ALPRs: Privately owned and operated license plate readers create privacy concerns

California Denying 18% of Lawful Ammo Purchases

Another from DSV: California Denying 18% of Lawful Ammo Purchases, Only 101 Prohibited Persons Stopped

Four-Year-Old Twins Escape Deadly Wreck and Hike Out

Reader H.L. sent us this: 4-year-old twins escape deadly wreckage, hike for help.

Kentucky Bill: Assault Weapons Ban & Magazine Ban

John sent us this alert for some planned 2020 legislation: New Kentucky Bill: Assault Weapons Ban & Magazine Ban.

Navy Instructor Pilots to Tell Top Brass: ‘Arm Us’

Another from H.L.: NAS Pensacola shooting leads Navy instructor pilots to tell top brass: ‘Arm us’. Here is a pericope:

“A group of U.S. Navy instructor pilots asked top military brass for permission to arm themselves in the wake of the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., where a Saudi military pilot gunned down three American sailors and wounded eight others.

One of the shooting victims was the captain of the U.S. Naval Academy rifle team, an “excellent marksman,” according to his brother.

“It’s so stupid that on a military base, the shooter was allowed to roam free for so long,” according to one instructor pilot. “In a gun fight, that’s an eternity.” The pilot, like others interviewed by Fox News, did not want his name used because he was not authorized to speak with the media.

One of the pilots said Navy brass denied their request to arm themselves on base.

Two pilots said the Saudi shooter had 10 minutes to carry out his deadly assault on defenseless Navy sailors at the “API” — aviation pre-flight indoctrination — building. The Naval Aviation Safety school is also located in the building.”

18 More Second Amendment Sanctuaries Counties In Virginia

G.N. was the first of several reader to send us this news: Eighteen More 2A Sanctuaries Approved In Virginia. JWR Adds: The last count that I heard was that 86 of Virginia’s 95 counties have declared sanctuary status!

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    1. Big Mike, you are so right. Liberty’s last best chance is grass roots civil disobedience leading to partitions. A second American Redoubt could arise.

      Globalists have publicly announced desires for depopulation. They would love nothing more than civil war. Their MSM is parroting ‘Civil War’ but not a word about ‘partition’. You can bet your Birkenstocks that they are already trying to plant provocateurs in our ranks. We must be vigilant to vet them and out them.

  1. Beware the huckster cashing in on doom pr0n.
    Fear sells, and “prepping” is mainstream. Many of these “training” camps are not very good at training you for anything. You’re funding and indulging an armchair quarterback who shoots 3 gun competition.
    Make sure your trainer walk the walk before putting your faith, time, and Benjamins down on someone else’s retreat.
    SurvivalBlog has several excellent groups and individuals among its sponsors this shouldn’t be hard to achieve.

  2. California Denying 18% of Lawful Ammo Purchases

    I wonder if there was any follow-up with the 101 persons that were denied because they were prohibited persons?

    Why would they need ammo? Do you think they possibly have an illegal gun? Do you think the brain dead zombies in charge will take a closer look at those persons?

    The answers to all of the above are no. All these laws are for is to hinder or stop the general public from being able to practice their 2A rights. It has nothing to do with what is right.

    Keep stockpiling supplies, keep practicing your skills, be prepared to fight in an instant.

    God Bless

  3. JWR and HL,

    Long time reader, first time caller. Not sure where you all stand on your, but would appreciate the support of you and your readers in regards to the Navy instructors trying to arm themselves in the wake of Pensacola. We’ve started a petition that can be found here:

    1. I assume that if this had been a cook school and some foreign national shot a few of our cooks we would all be agreeing that the cooks should be armed. My point is why the pilots? Why not everyone? But I doubt that the military wants every officer and enlisted to carry a gun 24/7. I am not a fan of giving any special group special rights. So my bottom line is if you are gonna arm the pilots arm everyone.

    2. Another part of the solution would be to ban muslums from infiltrating our armed services. Sound harsh ? Sound unfair? Just look at all of the incidents of mass murder involving muslums killing our service men and women. Islam demands an allegiance to their cult-like beliefs and sometime that includes a hatred for western civilization that is stronger than their feigned promises to this country- incompatible with serving our beloved country in the armed forces. Sure, there are exceptions- but exceptions prove the rule.
      I believe that in America, we are free to worship whatever we want however we want, but a ban on muslums serving in the armed forces is prudent and necessary.
      You all have the right to disagree with me and show me why I am wrong, but I will be hard to convince.

    3. Even when the Navy is armed they still can’t protect themselves,remember the USS COLE? They used to have Marine Detachments on board for security,they need to reinstate real security.

  4. Concerning the California ammo purchases being denied….that’s a feature, not a bug. The plan is always to make the return not worth the effort. All that mess and paperwork for a box of ammo? Maybe it will lead to people buying less ammo. And one step closer to public disarmament.

  5. Here I sit behind enemy lines here in California. A few readers might remember that I have posted messages about “assault rifle” restrictions here. I have done the same on other web sites. The knee jerk response of some to my messages, as well as to others who have addressed the California firearm restrictions, is to say, “Why should I care about what happens in that liberal state?”

    I have responded with something to the effect, “What happens in California, does not stay in California.” Smaller states that don’t have the legislative resources that California does will often take a bill and do little more than changing the name of the state.

    My brother who lives in the Louisville area loves to rib me about living in that “girly man state,” telling me to move. Now, I see that the chickens have come home to roost there.

    I expect that this bill is, in large part, a result of the gubernatorial win by the Democratic candidate in last November’s election. The Republican governor was defeated, as I seem to recall, by only 5,000 votes. Had the governor not alienated so many voters over the last four years, he would still be the governor today. Every other statewide office candidate won. With the change of governors, Democrats were no doubt emboldened to file the firearms restrictions bill, given that the new Democratic governor would not be vetoing the bill if it gets past the House and Senate.

    This bill will not become law in Kentucky, but it is clear that it is modeled on California’s law. So it is with the situation in Virginia.

    Even if neither succeeds this time around, as with the Terminator, “they’ll be back.”

  6. Virginia is looking like the show down the Globlist’s mindless minions need to kick over the table. Hopefully it will only be a political show down. If there are overwhelming numbers that show up, and demonstrate how quickly the foolish legislature can be out numbered and surrounded during the “March on Richmond”, Jan. 20, 2020, it will send an effective message. However, it could also be an opportunity to set off a powder keg, via a false flag, or simply because the tension would be high, and naturally rife and ripe.

    This 5 minute, 30 second video is telling. It is apparently a militia member telegraphing how this might situation might develop. I’ll leave it to the viewer to discern their intent.

  7. Anthropology professor Chad Huddleston said such fears sounded like “apocalyptic fiction.”

    Really? I suspect the “apocalyptic fiction” part could turn into apocalyptic fact in a freaking heartbeat. All it takes is one cataclysmic event, or even just one catalystic event to turn what would ordinarily be just a nuisance into a serious nightmare scenario.

  8. Kentucky Bill: Assault Weapons Ban & Magazine Ban:

    I would expect actions in Kentucky similar to what is happening in Virginia. Sanctuary cities and counties and the formation of county wide militias. These dummycrats really need to get a reality check. There is something seriously mentally deficient about these folks that make them think they can get away with this childishness. Picture a petulant five year old, with fingers in ears, saying “la la la la I can’t hear you and I won’t let anyone else hear you. You see it all the time, at least on Fox News and Fox Business when the liberal types won’t let their conservative counterparts get a word in edgewise.

    How stupid!

  9. Charles Schwab, 20 years ago, developed a Survival Camp…

    Retired Intel CEO developed the CB Ranch, along the same lines. Ted Turner bought massive land in the west. The historical list is long.

    Today’s Society is a different bird than history has ever seen. With that on the table, the question is: What personality, convictions, belief’s will the person who chooses Drew Miller’s camp have? Is that the kind of person you would choose to be stuck with for any length of time?



  10. To Nathan Hail….
    I couldn’t agree with you more and would even go further. If we are a nation truly founded on Christian beliefs why are we even letting Muslims practice in this country?
    Ah, because we have the first amendment: Ok, what about the first commandment?

    Exodus20:1 And God spake all these words, saying,
    2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
    3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
    4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
    5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
    6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

    I would challenge anyone to show me where God allowed religious freedom anywhere in the old or new testament.

  11. The chosen ones are still the beloved of God VT. The real Jews now are those that are the spiritual Jews though, not the Jews by genealogy.

    Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
    9 So [THEN] (brackets mine) they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

    26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
    27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
    28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
    29 And if ye be Christ’s, [THEN] (brackets mine) are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

    Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
    29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

    Philippians 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision (Jews).
    3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

    Jesus was not ambiguous who would be accepted of God and who would not be.

    John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
    John 15:He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

    John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
    23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

    The early pilgrims, for the most part, didn’t allow different, non-christian, religions in their communities. It wasn’t until the ratification of the Constitution that this practice began to be wide spread.

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