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, announcements of a couple of upcoming preparedness expos.

Self-Reliance Festival Oct. 14-15 in Tennessee

A Self-Reliance Festival will be held on October 14th and 15th at:

Special Operations Equipment
4631 U.S. 70
Camden, Tennessee 38320

There will be many guest speakers, including Joel Salatin. (Pictured, above.)

Vanderbilt Philosopher Ponders Existential Risk

Vanderbilt philosopher says optimism about existential risk is central to reducing it.

Texas AG Paxton Derides Alien Settlement

Reader H.L. sent us this, from The Daily Wire: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Receives Briefing On Colony Ridge, Calls Illegal Immigrant Development ‘Completely Insane’.

WEF Wants to Criminalize ‘Climate Inaction’

Bob Unruh of WND reports: World Economic Forum Wants to Criminalize ‘Climate Inaction’!

Mark Dice Details Depth of Intel Agencies’ Domestic Prying

A recent Mark Dice video that I found linked over at the news aggregation site: Here’s What Trump Is Up Against Now, And It’s NOT Pretty!

A Huge Divergence of Opinion on AI Risk

AI’s existential threat is a ‘completely bonkers distraction’ because there are ‘like 101 more practical issues’ to talk about, top founder in the field says.

Kentucky Sustainable Living Homesteading & Prep Festival

The first-ever Kentucky Sustainable Living Homesteading And Preparedness Festival will be held October 28-29 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Free admission. Location:

WKU Ag Expo Center
406 Elrod Road Bowling Green, Kentucky 42104

Victor Davis Hanson Warns of Revolutionary Times

“We’re In The Middle Of A Revolution” – Victor Davis Hanson Warns Tucker: “The Next 12 Months Will Be The Most Explosive In History”

Seattle Given New Warning Over Earthquake Risk

From Newsweek, via MSN: Seattle Given New Warning Over Earthquake Risk. This article begins:

“Seattle is no stranger to earthquakes. However, the potential extent of these tremors, and the resulting threat to the city, might be underestimated, according to research published on September 27 in the journal Science Advances.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has estimated that the state experiences earthquakes nearly every day, although it has only had around 15 large earthquakes since the 1870s.

The state lies atop dozens of active faults, many of which run underneath its major cities. The closest fault to Seattle is the Seattle Fault Zone, which extends east-west through the middle of the city. The Saddle Mountains, Tacoma, and Olympia fault zones also all run within close proximity.”

First US Abrams Tanks Arrive In Ukraine

First US Abrams Tanks Arrive In Ukraine, Officials Admit They “Risk Being Destroyed” JWR’s Comments:  Sadly, the M1-series Abrams tanks are nearly as vulnerable to top attack as Russian tanks.  Time will tell, how they survive the intensely inimical combat in Ukraine.

12 Survival Games Released in 2023

Lastly, though I don’t mention gaming much in SurvivalBlog, a couple of the games mentioned in this January article look interesting: 12 survival games to look forward to in 2023.

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