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 High Honeybee Summer Losses
DHS: How to Decon N95 Masks with an Instant Pot
Reader N.S. sent the link to a video with some useful decontamination info for your PPE: Multicooker Decontamination of N95 Respirators
High Honeybee Summer Losses
Another from Reader C.B.: US beekeepers reported lower winter losses but abnormally high summer losses. This article’s opening paragraph:
“Beekeepers across the United States lost 43.7% of their managed honey bee colonies from April 2019 to April 2020, according to preliminary results of the 14th annual nationwide survey conducted by the nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership (BIP). These losses mark the second highest loss rate the survey has recorded since it began in 2006 (4.7 percentage points higher than the average annual loss rate of 39.0%). The survey results highlight the cyclical nature of honey bee colony turnover. Although the high loss rate was driven by the highest summer losses ever reported by the survey, winter losses were markedly lower than in most years. As researchers learn more about what drives these cycles of loss, this year emphasizes the importance of the summer for beekeeper losses.”
Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Normal?
An Oregon County’s Racist Mask Rule — Now Rescinded
Another from D.S.V., in The New York Post: Oregon county issues face mask order that exempts non-white people. Update: After public outcry, this order was rescinded, a few days later.
Mirrored Stealth Jets?
Reader Tim J. spotted this: Stealthy ‘Son Of Ares’ Jet Seen Covered In Mirrors During Mysterious Test Flights. JWR Asks: How could this be visually stealthy, in full daylight?
AGs in 16 States Back Background Checks on Ammo Buying
Pat Cascio sent this troubling news: AGs in 16 States Embrace Background Checks On Ammo Purchases.
Pat’s Comment: If you’re in one of those states, as I am (Oregon), then now is the time to get deadly serious about stocking up on all the ammo you can afford to buy. And, of course, contact your legislators.
What the Label “Progressive” Really Means…
JWR’s latest meme: Why is is that cities run by “Progressives” only get progressively worse? Note that I plan to create new memes from time to time. I suspect that they will make conservative chuckle, and liberals livid.
Navajo Tribe May Buy Remington
Mike in Alaska mentioned this article in The New York Post: Remington Arms preps for bankruptcy sale to Navajo Nation.
Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm
Reader D.S.V. sent this frightening news, at DNYUZ: Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm. Here is a snippet:
“Mr. Williams knew that he had not committed the crime in question. What he could not have known, as he sat in the interrogation room, is that his case may be the first known account of an American being wrongfully arrested based on a flawed match from a facial recognition algorithm, according to experts on technology and the law.”
Trump’s New Icebreaker Fleet — The Grand Solar Minimum
Mark sent us the link to this, from Ice Age Farmer: Trump’s New Icebreaker Fleet & Grand Solar Minimum 2020
Neuron Regeneration Treatment for Parkinson’s?
Reader C.B. found this interesting article: One-time treatment generates new neurons, eliminates Parkinson’s disease in mice
Mob Vows to Tear Down DC Emancipation Memorial
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Mob Vows to Tear Down DC Emancipation Memorial. JWR’s Comment: We have definitely now entered the Leftist Twilight Zone. Please pray for our nation, daily!