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 loss of arable farmland in the United States.

Tennessee is Rapidly Losing Farmland

‘Where will we get our food?’ Tennessee on track to lose 2 million acres of farmland. (Thanks to reader A.K. for the link.) Here is a quote:

“Tennessee has lost 1.5 million acres of farmland to development, according to new data from the University of Tennessee. That figure equates to the loss of six counties’ worth of pasture and forest land completely gone.”

North Carolina Losing Farmland to Development

NC on pace to lose more farmland to development than any state by 2040, study says.

Farms and Land in Farms

USDA Statistics: Farms and Land in Farms – 2023 Summary. (Published in February, 2024.)

How to Protect Your Child Against Identity Theft

Peter sent this, from The WSJ: How to Protect Your Child Against Identity Theft.

Forced “Green” Building Codes?

Reader C.B. sent us this Fox News piece: Little-known international NGO finalizing building code forcing US homes to be green.

Video: Boulder Prepper Show

Reader C.C.  sent t us this: Commission Agrees to Creation of Database to Trace All Guns in European Union. Here is an excerpt:

“A commission drawn from the European Parliament and Council has agreed on the creation of a database to track millions of guns believed to be in civilian hands across the European Union.

Politico reported the upwards of “35 million” firearms are believed to be privately held and tracking those guns is being presented as a way of fighting gang violence and terrorism.

The database follows a 2022 move to switch from paper records in gun stores to electronic records, the latter of which can now be rolled into a centralized list.”

Video from attorney Tom Grieve: Feds Reveal Tyr Possible Database Technology.

100% Redacted: CDC Study on Myocarditis After Jabs

Reader D.S.V. sent us this: CDC issues study on myocarditis after COVID shots: EVERY SINGLE WORD is redacted!

Will the Dems Steal the 2024 Election?

The latest piece from Lew Rockwell: How the Democrats Plan To Steal the Election.

P.J.W. Derides New Scottish Hate Crime Law

Morphed Rural Hospitals With No Inpatient Beds

A new kind of hospital is coming to rural America. To qualify, facilities must close their beds. (Thanks to reader C.B. for the link.)

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