The 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 the threat of solar storms with coronal mass ejections.

Are We Ready for the Next Big Solar Storm?

Astronomy magazine asks: Are we ready for the next big solar storm? Here is a quote:

“Flares occur when electromagnetic radiation erupts from the Sun. These bursts often last a few minutes, though they are sometimes longer. They are sometimes associated with coronal mass ejections, which blow out gas material and magnetic fields. But not every solar flare or coronal mass ejection will have an impact on Earth; it depends on both the size of the burst and the direction it’s heading. If a solar flare occurs on the far side of the Sun, for example, it’s unlikely to affect us.

Even if it does happen on the near side, the direction of the burst often misses us — as we’re quite far away and a relatively small target compared to the Sun. This occurred in 2001, for example, when one of the largest solar flares in recorded history exploded into a coronal mass ejection at a speed of about 4.5 million miles per hour. Luckily, it swept by us on its way into space.”

(A hat tip to A.D. for the link.)

New Canadian Border Vaccine Mandate for Truckers

Trucking companies lose drivers as new border vaccine mandate comes into force. JWR’s Comment: This will only exacerbate supply chain problems. Plan on shortages!

A Multi-Mode ICOM IC-705 in a Hot Tent

Tim J. suggested this instructional video from Dave Canterbury: Hot Tent Radio Work.

Canadians View American Political Divide With Disdain

Reader A.P. sent us this, from Canada’s Globe and Mail: The American polity is cracked, and might collapse. Canada must prepare.

Black Bear Mauls 81-Year-Old Jersey Woman

A piece at Outdoor Life, suggested by H.L.: Trash-Eating Black Bear Mauls 81-Year-Old Jersey Woman, Kills Her Dog.

Injured Hiker Saved by ‘Miracle’ Hero Dog

Reader F.J. sent this: Injured hiker saved by ‘miracle’ hero dog during 13-hour rescue.

A pericope:

“The cardinal instincts of a dog named North saved the life of one man injured while hiking in the Croatian mountains.

The 8-month-old Alaskan malamute reportedly lay atop his companion, Grga Brkić, for 13 hours — thereby staving off hypothermia — after the man fell nearly 500 feet down a snowy slope and suffered a severe leg fracture, according to local media reports.

The accident occurred while Brkić was clambering down the highest peak of the Velebit mountain range “on extremely inaccessible terrain,” emergency services reported, at about 5,900 feet above Croatia’s Adriatic coastline.

Unable to reach Brkić and North, two additional hikers who spotted the pair in peril were able to send for rescuers, who later called it “one of the most difficult rescue operations” they had completed.”

The Golden Road To Unlimited Socialism

Over at the WRSA site, there is this, from Concerned American: The Golden Road To Unlimited Socialism.

Video: Springfield Armory Hellion

A new video from Ian McCollum: Springfield Hellion: The VHS-2 Bullpup Comes to the US.

Stopping Egg-Eating Chickens

H.L. kindly sent three links to articles with suggestions on stopping egg-eaters:

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