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, an examination of the rising number of feral pigs.

The Wild Hog Invasion

Over at the news aggregation site: Wild Hog Invasion: Threats, Fatalities, and Control Measures in America.

In Texas: Apocalypse Sow

As reportted in Texas Monthly: Apocalypse Sow: Can Anything Stop the Feral Hog Invasion? An excerpt:

“Like giant, pungent bedbugs, wild pigs provide little value to the ecosystem. Though they have been in North America since the sixteenth century, the population began compounding itself in recent decades and reached a tipping point, rendering the limited control efforts—including trapping, fencing, and hunting—cartoonishly insufficient. A 2003 publication by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department estimated that there were 1.5 million wild pigs in Texas. In 2012 a group of scientists estimated that the population had swelled to between 1.8 and 3.4 million”

Where Canada’s ‘Super Pigs’ are Most Likely to Invade the US

Reader C.B. sent this:  Where Canada’s ‘super pigs’ are most likely to invade the US — and potentially cause millions of dollars in damage.

The New Minutemen Buy Guns

At the American Thinker website: The New Minutemen Buy Guns.  This article begins:

“As we approach 60 consecutive months of more than a million gun sales, it’s time to review the state of gun ownership in America, and enjoy the tears of anti-liberty/gun cracktivists.

According to a report by the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF), the number of people who became first-time gun owners since 2020 has reportedly grown to over 22.3 million people, or the population of Florida.”

Colorado’s Right to Repair Law Is The Strongest Yet

An interesting substack: Colorado’s Right to Repair Law Is The Strongest Yet. Here’s Why.

China Weaponizing 90%-Fatal Ebola

K.S. provided this troubling news: China Weaponizing 90%-Fatal Ebola. Here is a pericope:

“The Communist Party of China appears to have great interest in Ebola. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, in a declassified report, revealed that Dr. Qiu Xiangguo, while working at Canada’s only P-4 laboratory in Winnipeg, without authorization sent to China the Ebola genetic sequence.

She was also working for the Wuhan Institute of Virology and sent with authorization samples of different strains of Ebola virus to that facility. She also sent to the lab samples of Nipah virus, another animal-borne, deadly pathogen.

Dr. Qiu, who had worked on a cure for Ebola, was also collaborating with China’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences, the highest-level medical research institution of the People’s Liberation Army.

Qiu and her husband were escorted out of the Winnipeg lab in July 2019, fired in January 2021, and moved to China where they work under pseudonyms. In March of last year, a document posted by a Chinese pharmaceutical company revealed that Dr. Qiu was working on Ebola.”

Driving Habits Secretly Scored?

This was published by DNYUZ: Is Your Driving Secretly Scored?

European Election Resukts

Video commentary from Steven Turley: The EU Election Results Explained: Winners and Losers!

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