The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘nx 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. Since September is National Preparedness Month, we are focusing this week’s column on war, pandemic, and natural disaster planning.

Inside Raven Rock Mountain Nuclear War Bunker

Terry suggested this article that ran in Newsweek, earlier this year: Inside Raven Rock Mountain Complex, Biden’s Bunker in Face of Nuclear War.

FEMA’s Continuity Resource Toolkit

Some web searching led me to this: FEMA’s Continuity Resource Toolkit. This unclassified guide is designed for planners at all levels of government. Their own high-level Continuity of Government (COG) plans for the Federal government are classified and parts of it are compartmented information programs (Secret/SCI and even Top Secret/SCI), to tightly limit access.

Mystery Leaks in Russian Gas Pipelines

H.L. sent this: Mystery leaks in Russian gas pipelines spark fears. JWR’s Comment: It is likely that this will be used as an excuse for a total disruption of Russian natural gas — probably just before deep winter sets in. This will spell maximum misery in western Europe.

China Will Work with Russia to Create New International Order

Kurt Volker, interviewed by Fox NewsChina says it will work with Russia to create new international order.

NASA Plans to Prevent an Asteroid Impact Catastrophe

In Astronomy: An asteroid impact could wipe out a city — but NASA has plans to prevent a catastrophe.

The first practical test fook place on September 26th: DART’s Impact with Asteroid Dimorphos (Official NASA Broadcast).

And published last year, at Wired: How to Survive a Killer Asteroid.

COGCON 1: The White House and DHS/FEMA COG Plans

Over at the White House website, scrubbed for public disclosure: Continuity of Government.

And at the DHS website: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Continuity Directive 1. (Issue Date: January 17, 2017)

In England: 21st Century Challenges

The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) in England published this, back in 2017: 21st Century Challenges.

Abu Khayr al-Masri and the Ginsu Missile

Reader Tim J. sent this, from Abu Khayr al-Masri and the Ginsu Missile. Tim asks: “How long before they start using these against domestic enemies of democracy?”

Surviving an Extinction Level Event

A well-written Khan Academy article: Surviving an extinction level event.

OECD: Emerging Risks in the 21st Century

This 2003 OECD report was written from a typical globalist/statist/leftist perspective: Emerging Risks in the 21st Century.

Floods Kill 1,700 and Displace 15 Million+ in Pakistan

Linked over at the news aggregation site: Floods kill at least 1700 and displace over fifteen million people in Pakistan.

In SurvivalBlog’s Archives: Red List, Blue List, Black List, You List

And lastly, here is a link to a piece that I wrote for SurvivalBlog back in 2016 that might interest you: Red List, Blue List, Black List, You List.

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