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, some reporting on a large solar flare.

A Long-Duration M-Class Solar Flare

SurvivalBlog reader Tracy M. wrote to mention this news at “Big sunspot AR3363 just produced a significant solar flare, a long-duration M6-class event during the early hours of July 18th.”

Australian is ‘Normal’ After Three Months Lost at Sea

Sydney castaway Tim Shaddock’s health ‘completely normal’ after three months lost at sea. Here is a pericope from a article sent to us by Chris C.:

“Sydney Sailor Tim Shaddock is in good health after spending three months lost at sea with no access to food or clean water.

Shaddock lived off raw fish and rain water to sustain himself while being lost at sea with his loyal hound Bella.

The Sydney local ended up stranded in the Pacific Ocean due to a brutal storm damaging his catamaran and wiping out the electronics.

The pair set sail from La Paz in Mexico to French Polynesia in April, but disaster struck a few weeks into the journey.

He was eventually rescued by a tuna trawler after being spotted by a helicopter.”

“Something Like World ID Will Eventually Exist”

CEO of Worldcoin Says “Something Like World ID Will Eventually Exist…Whether You Like It Or Not”.

86% of Children Had Adverse Reaction to Pfizer Vaccine in Trial

Reader D.S.V. sent us this:  86% of Children Suffered an Adverse Reaction to the Pfizer Covid Vaccine in Clinical Trial.

‘You Never Have A Shooting War Without A Culture War Prior To It’

Second American Civil War Is On Our Doorstep – Originator Of The Term ‘Culture Wars’ Says ‘You Never Have A Shooting War Without A Culture War Prior To It’.

Biden’s EV Push is Doomed to Failure, Warn Carmakers

The left-leaning Yahoo Finance reports: Biden’s electric vehicle push is doomed to failure, warn carmakers. The article begins:

Joe Biden’s race to embrace electric vehicles risks overwhelming US charging infrastructure and creating disastrous supply shortages, two of the world’s biggest carmakers have said.

Toyota and Vauxhall owner Stellantis accused the President of being “overly optimistic” in his push for a rule that would require two thirds of new vehicle sales to be electric by 2032.

The companies were quick to point out that they support a move to low-emissions vehicles and electric cars in particular but warned that they need customers to buy them and that costs are still too high for the mass market.

The cars typically cost about £10,000 more than comparable petrol-burning versions, with many drivers able to recoup the difference through cheaper charging over the life of the vehicle.

Toyota warned the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that there would also be a rush to secure lithium and other minerals needed to make battery-powered cars if the plans went ahead.”

China Prepares for War: A Timeline

An hour-long video from The Hudson Institute: China Prepares for War: A Timeline.

‘Mohammed’ is Most Common Name Amongst Arrested French Rioters

The National Pulse reports: ‘Mohammed’ is The Most Common Name Amongst Arrested ‘French’ Rioters.

Sound of Freedom to Soon Gross $100 Million at Box Office

Linked over at the news aggregation site: ‘Sound of Freedom’ Projected to Hit $100 Million at Box Office This Week.

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