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 baby formula shortage and a practical workaround.

Significant Baby Formula Shortage

Over at Vox: Why baby formula is in short supply — and who is most at risk. Here is an excerpt:

“The shortage can be traced back to a contamination problem at an Abbott factory that produces much of the Similac formula, as well as several other brands, for the US market, Abbott voluntarily shut down the factory in February, amid consumer complaints about contaminated formula that was linked to two infant deaths. As of mid-May, it’s still not up and running again.”

And here is some other coverage: Tucker: They are hoarding baby formula.

A Homemade Baby Formula

Avalanche Lily suggested this: A homemade baby formula for those unable to get commercial brands. This is a very important recipe to keep in your files.

Sweden and Finland Joining NATO

Over at Republican American: Growing alliance: Sweden ends neutrality, joins Finland in seeking NATO berth. A pericope:

“Sweden’s prime minister announced Monday that Sweden will join Finland in seeking NATO membership in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a historic shift that comes after more than 200 years of military nonalignment in the Nordic country.

The move, which is likely to upset the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin, came after neighboring Finland announced Sunday that it too would seek to join the 30-country military alliance.

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson called it “a historic change in our country’s security policy” as she addressed lawmakers in the Swedish capital.”

Utah, Wyoming, and Oregon: Fewer Big Game Tags Due to Drought

Reader H.L. spotted this article: Utah, Wyoming, and Oregon Are Cutting Big Game Tags Due to Drought Conditions. Will Other States Follow?

Read The E-Mails While You Can: Hunter Biden’s Laptop

Now available (probably just briefly): Biden Laptop Emails. (Warning: This is a huge searchable file containing 128,775 e-mails — a zipped file that expands to 844 Megabytes.) Just search on the phrase: “The Big Guy”, for e-mails that mention his dad, Sniffy Joe Biden.  These e-mails document just how deep the corruption runs, in Team Biden.

Iran Readies for Grid Blackout War with US

Another from H.L.: Iran readies for grid blackout war with US.

Fentanyl Deaths Spiking

Reader “Boomerang” sent this alarming news: Sheriff Lamb Speaks About US Fentanyl Deaths. The article begins:

“More than 93,000 people died of a drug overdose in the United States last year, with fentanyl being a major contributor, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This week, the Drug Enforcement Administration issued a public safety alert, the first in six years, because of the increase in counterfeit pills.”

Biden To Remove Five Extremist Groups From Terrorist List

Linked over at the news aggregation site: Biden To Remove Five Extremist Groups From Foreign Terrorist List.

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