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 a few mobile tiny home innovations. They call them Tiny Homes on Wheels (THOWs.)
The New Generation of Truly Mobile Tiny Homes
Over at Fast Company: What’s better than a tiny house? A tiny house on wheels. Here is the article’s intro:
“Tiny houses—homes sometimes as small as 150 square feet, popularized on reality shows such as Tiny House Nation—have had a longstanding challenge. You might be able to buy or build one for relatively little money, but because they’re typically constructed on a trailer with wheels, the zoning codes in most cities make them illegal. Tiny-house forums online are filled with people asking how they can find a place to park their new homes. But a growing number of cities are beginning to change local regulations to allow the houses, and that could make a meaningful difference for affordable housing.”
Vote Fraud on a Grand Scale
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Alleged examples of voting fraud pouring in despite Democrats insistence of no such thing.
Will Army Infantry Squads Be Reorganized?
Pat Cascio forwarded this: The Army Is Looking at Changing Up the Size of Its Infantry Squads. A snippet:
“Maneuver officials at Fort Benning, Georgia, are looking at restructuring future ground combat units, including an effort that could change the size of the infantry squad.
For the past three years, the Army has been rushing to perfect new, advanced weapons and other sophisticated battle technology to prepare for large-scale combat with potential adversaries such as Russia and China.
Now, the service is looking at how new systems, ranging from the Robotic Combat Vehicle to the Next Generation Squad Weapon, could affect the size of maneuver units, starting with the nine-man infantry squad, Col. Alexis Rivera Espada, director of the Maneuver Battle Lab at Benning, said this week at the National Defense Industrial Association’s Armaments, Robotics and Munitions conference.”
Garden Seeds – in November?
The latest from Patrice Lewis, Editrix of the great Rural Revolution blog : Garden seeds – in November?
Australia’s Massive Hailstorm
The recent hail storm in Brisbane, Oz was one for the record books. The roof damage was huge. JWR’s Comment: This shows the importance of having your PV panels on trackers that can quickly be flipped to a vertical orientation. Oh, and I’d now consider a sod roof!
17 Million Mink Culled in Denmark
Reader C.B. spotted this news: Denmark to cull up to 17 million mink amid coronavirus fears. Here is a quote:
“Denmark will cull all its mink – as many as 17 million – after a mutated form of coronavirus that can spread to humans was found on mink farms.
Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the mutated virus posed a “risk to the effectiveness” of a future Covid-19 vaccine.
Denmark is the world’s biggest producer of mink fur and its main export markets are China and Hong Kong.
The culling began late last month, after many mink cases were detected.”
An 11.6 Billion-Mile DX
D.S.V. sent us this report of the longest “DX” (11.6 billion miles): NASA re-establishes contact with Voyager 2 spacecraft.
More Than 80% of COVID Patients Are Vitamin D Deficient
From over at Mercola comes some news that should be no surprise to the readers o SurvivalBlog: More Than 80% of COVID Patients Are Vitamin D Deficient.
Texans Stop Church Shooting Spree
The Humble Heroes of Sutherland Springs & the Guns of the Most Deadly Church Massacre. (A hat tip to Tm J. for the link.)