The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods. This column is 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. In today’s column, we look at the new The Last Of Us television series.

Gaming Fans Like The Last Of Us Television Series

The Last Of Us TV Series First Impression: Off To a Good Start. JWR’s Comments:  Though it is only slightly more believable than typical zombie-themed movies and television series, The Last Of Us, has its merits. I watched the pilot episode. Most of the imagery seems to have come from the video game, but some of it appears to borrow from survivalist fiction. The production value of the show is fairly high for television, the special effects don’t seem cheesy, and the acting is above average. But be prepared for some obligatory Hollywood bows to the Woke crowd. I have read that there is a homosexual couple subplot in Episode 3.

Hundreds of Thousands of Kids Never Returned to School

By way of The McAlvany Daily Update (Your Daily G2), there is this, over at Clarion News: Hundreds of thousands of kids never returned to school.

Study: Not Enough Metals to Replace Oil

Reader D.S.V. sent this, from The New American: Geological Study Refutes Green Energy Agenda: Not Enough Metals to Replace Oil. An excerpt:

“Simon Michaux, PhD, Geological Survey Finland[,] has done a detailed study of what’s required to phase out fossil fuels in favor of renewables, to wit:

‘The quantity of metal required to make just one generation of renewable tech units to replace fossil fuels is much larger than first thought. Current mining production of these metals is not even close to meeting demand. Current reported mineral reserves are also not enough in size. Most concerning is copper as one of the flagged shortfalls. Exploration for more at required volumes will be difficult, with this seminar addressing these issues.’ “

Vikings In South America 400 Years Before Columbus

Reader H.L. sent us this: Vikings In South America 400 Years Before Columbus.

Texas is Increasingly Vulnerable to Cold Snaps

Two years after its historic deep freeze, Texas is increasingly vulnerable to cold snaps.  (Our thanks to reader C.B. for the link.) Here is a quote:

“An intense winter weather outbreak, informally dubbed Winter Storm Uri by the Weather Channel, swept across the U.S., bringing snow, sleet, freezing rain and frigid temperatures. Texas was hit especially hard, with all 254 counties under a winter storm warning at the same time.

Across the state, sustained arctic temperatures froze power plants and fuel supplies, while for home heating climbed to all-time highs. Cascading failures in the and natural gas sectors left millions of people in the dark for days. At least 246 people died, possibly many more, and economic damage estimates damages reached US$130 billion.

Water systems, which require energy for pumping and treatment, also were severely damaged. At least 10 million people were under boil-water notices during and after the storm, sometimes for weeks. Low-income and minority residents, who had fewer resources to find alternative housing and make repairs, suffered the worst impacts.”

Data Shows 8 Years of Global Cooling

Global Cooling continues for eighth straight year, according to NOAA data.

Fourth Flying Object Shot Down by Military: ‘Unacceptable’

FoxNews: Lawmakers demand accountability from Biden admin after 4th flying object shot down by military: ‘Unacceptable’. JWR’s Comment: This media attention is just one step away from the Foo Fighters hysteria of the 1940s.

Regular Lithium Batteries You Can Buy Anywhere are Bombs

Linked over at the news aggregation site: Not Cool – Regular lithium batteries you can buy anywhere are BOMBS – anyone can make it one? Holy cow!

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