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 look at adverse events following Wu Flu jabs.

COVID-19 VAERS: 800,000+ Adverse Events Reported

I spotted this linked at the news aggregation site: COVID-19 VAERS Update: Over 800,000 Adverse Events Now Reported!  Many of the cases end up in multiple categories, but the VAERS numbers total of 818,042 adverse events, up to October. These include:

127,641 Doctor Visits.

83,412 Hospitalizations.

92,017 Urgent Care.

26,199 Disabled.

10,179 Bell’s Palsy.

10,304 Myocarditis.

8,408 Heart Attacks.

2,631 Miscarriages.

17,128 Deaths.

31,753 Severe Allergic Reaction.

3,875 Thrombocytopenia/Low Platelet

18,925 Life-Threatening.

9,734 Shingles.

JWR’s Comment: Let those numbers sink in, before you consider taking the jab.

Congrats to the Souzas: A Dried-In House

The latest from the North Idaho vlogging Good Simple Living Souza family: OUR HOME IS OFFICIALLY DRIED IN! Our congratulations. Oh, and also our congrats on them now having 313,000 subscribers!

The Meshtastic Mesh Network

I heard about this Wyoming Survival article by way of American PartisanMeshtastic Mesh Network. A quote:

“Meshtastic lets you use inexpensive (~$30/board) GPS radios as extensible mesh communicators. It’s great for hiking, skiing, climbing – essentially any hobby where you might not have reliable internet access. Each member of your mesh can see the location and distance of all other members and receive text messages sent to your private group chat. Data automatically forwards as needed, so everyone can receive messages from even the furthest member.”

Eric Peters: The Emergency Bike

Reader OSOM sent us this advice on motorcycles from noted auto expert Eric Peters (who is also a libertarian, and very preparedness-oriented): The Emergency Bike

MX-40A Morse Code Decoder Transmitter

Tim J. sent us this at the AMRRON web site: DMX-40A Morse Code Decoder Transmitter. JWR’s Comments: This is a 3- to 4.5-Watt (QRP) 40 Meter CW (Morse Code) Ttansceiver that is legal for folks with U.S. Technician class licenses to use.  This matches SurvivalBlog’s COMSEC strategy of using the lowest power possible to get your message through. I describe HF QRP communications in my second novel, Survivors. While they can be located with direction finding (DF) equipment at short range, High Frequency (HF) transmitters are very difficult to DF when used for long-range skywave communications.

Chinese and Russian Warships on Joint Patrols in Western Pacific

Cause for concern: Chinese and Russian warships team up for their first-ever joint patrols in the western Pacific Ocean as they pass through Japanese islands. JWR’s Comment: This does not bode well for Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines

Biden Brings Out a Disabled “Brandon” to Counter Viral Meme

Tim Pool: Biden Brings Out Disabled Man Named Brandon In Apparent Attempt To Co-opt ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Meme.

California Drove Truckers Out of Business — Store Shelves Are Empty

And lastly, by way of the news aggregation site, there is this at Front Page Mag: California Drove Truckers Out of Business. Now Store Shelves Are Empty. JWR’s Comments:  Not fully explained in the article is the full insanity of California’s “Green” truck regulations. Among other things, trucks more than 10 years old, or running an engine more than nine years old are banned from operating inside of California. This necessitates expensive “tractor swaps”, for cargo trailers just outside of California, in places like Yuma, Arizona. So, in effect, California is making it more expensive for everyone in 48 states to buy foreign merchandise that comes in through Califonia ports.

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