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 examine some options for perennial food plantings.

Growing Perennial Fruits and Vegetables

I found an instructional video from “GrowVeg”, in England: Five Must-Grow Perennial Vegetables: Harvest Year After Year.

And here in the States, another video, from OYR Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening, on a similar note: Over 30 Edible Perennials in a Small Garden!


So you want a food forest? Bushes – My top six.


Permaculture Food Forest deep dive on support plants, herbs, and deer protection.

Hunting Club Lawsuit Challenges Government Surveillance

Our Editor-At-Large Mike Williamson sent this: Hunting Club Lawsuit Challenges Power of Government Surveillance on Private Land.

Census Data: Exodus From US Cities Is Gaining Speed

Over at the FEE site: The Exodus From US Cities Is Gaining Speed, New Census Data Show.  The aricle begins:

“America’s largest metro areas saw massive declines in population, new US Census Bureau data show.

Three of the top five metros that saw sharp declines between July 1, 2020, and July 1, 2021 were in California. Leading the way was the Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area, which lost 176,000 residents, a 1.3 percent drop. Next was the San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley metro, which saw a decline of 116,000 residents (2.5 percent decline), followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, which shed some 43,000 residents (2.2 percent drop).”

Long COVID Symptoms May Depend on the Variant

Reader C.B. sent us this: Long COVID symptoms may depend on the variant a person contracted.

Video Tutorial on Successful Farming

Avalanche Lily found this very informative video for any aspiring farmers: Growing Into Your Farm’s Success.

Russian Troops SIGINT

Reader Michael R. mentioned this piece, that first ran in The New York Times: Under Fire, Out of Fuel, No Air Support: What Intercepted Russian Radio Chatter Reveals.  Michael’s Comment: “Good info on use of Baofengs in war!”

2022 Intelligence Community’s Annual Threat Assessment

Linked over at the news aggregation site is this at LibertyNation: The 2022 Intelligence Community’s Annual Threat Assessment. Here is teh article’s intro:

“The 2022 Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community (IC) is a cornucopia of bad actors and their dangerous intentions threatening America’s national interests and security. Each year the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) publishes an unclassified, broad-brush evaluation of worldwide threats that pose serious consequences if the national leadership does not take them seriously. Of the manifest dangers the US faces, the following are three for all Americans to note.

First, the list of global competitor threats to the US is in the correct order. It is encouraging that the IC puts as number one in its list of perils, China. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is not the number one “pacing challenge” as the US Department of Defense euphemistically refers to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).”

House Passes ‘Russia Sanctions Bill’ Giving Broad Authority

House Passes ‘Russia Sanctions Bill’ Giving President Authority to ‘Sanction Virtually Anyone, Anywhere In The World’.

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