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 Polaris Solutions camouflage suits, from Israel.
Camouflage: The IDF’s New Elven Cloaks
And here is another article on the same topic: New Israeli camouflage kit can lead to a ‘revolution in the battlefield’.
Also see: Polaris Solutions website.
Oh, and yes, the Polaris Solutions camo suits are available commercially, but they are quite pricey!
“What Scares Liberals Most”
Trevor sent this: “What Scares Liberals Most”..A SELF-SUFFICIENT Man — Buddy Brown.
Dandelion Greens Inhibit Contracting COVID
Reader H.L. sent us this from a medical journal: Common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) efficiently blocks the interaction between ACE2 cell surface receptor and SARS-CoV-2 spike protein D614, mutants D614G, N501Y, K417N and E484K in vitro.
Water Crisis Reaches Boiling Point on Oregon-California Line
C.B. suggested this article: Water crisis reaches boiling point on Oregon-California line.
Canadian Legislators Propose a Pre-Crime Bill
This pending legislation looks straight out of Minority Report: Bill C-36:
“…prohibit the defendant from communicating, directly or indirectly, with any person identified in the recognizance, or refrain from going to any place specified in the recognizance, except in accordance with the conditions specified in the recognizance that the judge considers necessary.”
Biden’s Lies and Incoherence on Guns
The latest from Reid Henrichs: Biden’s Lies and Incoherence on the 2A: Purposeful, Puppet, or Propagandist?
China’s New ICBMs
Reader C.B. sent this, from behind MSN’s paywall: Satellite Images Reveal Nearly 120 New Missile Silos in China. Here is a fair use quote:
“He believes the silos—each spaced about 2 miles apart—are most likely for China’s newest DF-41s, which have a maximum range of 9,300 miles. These ICBMs operated by the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force were officially revealed at China’s National Day parade in 2019. Analysts say the new find confirms Defense Department warnings about China’s intention to double its nuclear stockpile—currently estimated at around 350 warheads—by the end of the decade.
According to Lewis, the excavations began in February, but China’s exact intentions are still unclear. “The big thing to emphasize is that we don’t know that every silo will be armed with a missile,” he told Newsweek.
China could be playing the “shell game,” said Lewis, referring to a strategy the U.S. deployed in the Cold War. It involves obscuring the true location and quantity of one’s nuclear arsenal by “shuttling a smaller number of missiles among a larger number of silos,” he explained. Lewis, whose program is located at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, argues that characterizing China’s ICBM build-up as a direct response to the U.S. nuclear stockpile may be too simplistic.
But he noted: “China does make decisions about the size and composition of its nuclear forces in light of what the U.S. does. And the biggest issue for China has been the U.S. pursuit of missile defenses.” “So while it might seem that 120 silos means 120 missiles, it could very easily be 12. We just don’t know,” he wrote in Foreign Policy. “Yet whether the number is 12 or 120, this is an alarming development.”
With the additional under-construction sites near Yumen, China looks to be building around 145 new missile silos, Lewis told The Washington Post, which broke the story as China marked the Communist Party’s 100-year anniversary on July 1. “We believe China is expanding its nuclear forces in part to maintain a deterrent that can survive a U.S. first strike in sufficient numbers to defeat U.S. missile defenses,” he told the paper. “We’re stumbling into an arms race that is largely driven by U.S. investments and missile defense.””
San Jose To Tax Law-Abiding Gun Owners
Reader H.K. sent us this: San Jose To Tax Law-Abiding Gun Owners For The Actions Of Criminals.