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 trend of Covid Camper buyers.
The Pandemic Luxury Travelers
Americans Desperate to Travel Are Buying Up ‘Covid Campers’
T.L. sent this: Scared Americans Desperate to Travel Are Buying Up ‘Covid Campers’. Here is a snippet:
“For decades, sales of motor homes and travel trailers you hitch to your car were a reliable indicator of the beginning—and end—of a recession. Sales would dip as a downturn approached, and rise right before a recovery. But this time, it’s different: sales are rising as America enters its worst contraction since the Great Depression. While more than one in five workers has filed for unemployment, some people are shelling out upwards of $100,000 so they can hit the road while staying away from everyone else.”
Brace for Blackouts in the Summer of COVID-19
Peter sent us this: Brace for Blackouts in the Summer of COVID-19.
The 10 Senate Seats Most Likely to Flip
Over at The Hill, some conjecture on November election races that could have huge implications on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendments: The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip. Remember: It is the U.S. Senate that confirms Supreme Court nominees!
Alaskan Grocer Makes 14-Hour Trip to Supply Town
Remote Alaskan Grocer Makes 14-Hour Trip to Supply Town. This interesting article at Informed American begins:
“Gustavus, Alaska is the definition of nowhere. The tiny outpost sits on the icy plains, boasts a population of 450 people, and can only be reached by plane or boat. But sometimes, those lifelines break down.
Last year, the state informed the residents that it would be closing the only ferry dock for repairs, which could last months. That still left small planes and other boats for shuttling supplies, but then the pandemic interrupted shipping, which left only planes. Airfreight costs drove the prices of basic goods out of reach.
This is where the local grocer comes in.
Toshua Parker, a local man who left for greener pastures but returned after the financial crisis, runs Icy Strait Wholesale. He sources his goods from the world’s smallest Costco Wholesale in Juneau, a seven-hour boat ride away, so his customers call his store ToshCo.
With no regular shipping or ferries, and air freight prohibitively expensive, Toshua used his personal freight boat to make the 14-hour round-trip to Juneau for supplies. He and his father had purchased the boat years ago for just such an emergency.”
America’s Experience with War: Victor Davis Hanson
Video: America’s experience with war. Victor Davis Hanson with Sebastian Gorka on AmericaFirst. “Sebastian spends the second hour of the Memorial Day 2020 special with the Hoover Institution’s Professor Victor Davis Hanson, to discuss various historical accounts and analyses of America’s involvement in World War II and other conflicts.”
Oh, and speaking of, Victor Davis Hanson this piece at National Review was recommended by Tim J.: The Remains of an Administration
California Doctors Say Suicide Deaths Exceed Coronavirus Fatalities
Reader D.S.V. sent us this: California Doctors Say Suicide Deaths Exceed Coronavirus Fatalities.
Wu Flu Case Fatality Rate Much Lower than Anticipated
And here is another article suggested by D.S.V, over at The Blaze: Horowitz: The CDC confirms remarkably low coronavirus death rate. Where is the media?