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SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. The High Cost of Socialism Reader H.L. sent in this article showing that under the guidance of Maduro’s socialism, over 40% of Venezuelan business have closed. Maduro imposed a mandatory wage increase of nearly 60 fold, making it almost impossible for these businesses to survive. Adding insult to injury, Maduro has also imposed price controls so that the business cannot increase their prices to accomodate the wage increases or account for runaway …




The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. FNS-40 Reader DSV sent in this article that details the problems some police departments are having with the FN FNS-40 service pistol. Apparently, the weapons are occasionally discharging on their own with no shooter input. Several officers have been hurt by weapons that have discharged while still in their holsters and a few others have been hurt by other situations. At his time, no incident has been reported where the weapon discharges …




The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Today’s edition highlights the nascent Land Grab in South Africa. Swedish Preppers Sweden’s Preppers Stock up for potential Russian attack. The article begins: “With its wooden outer wall painted in traditional ‘falu red’ paint, and pigs, ducks, chickens and geese in pens outside, the farmyard in a remote part of Scania, southern Sweden, is the very picture of rural calm. But the owners of this 190-year old house are preparing for a …




The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Wait till you see the drone footage of Max Velocity Tactical today. NFA The latest video from Craig at FPC: Dissecting Dianne Feinstein’s Word Games for “Common Use”. JWR’s Comment: The “In Common Use” reasoning is spurious when you consider that all Federal firearms regulations starting with NFA ’34 have been unconstitutional. The fact that machineguns are no longer “in common use” is directly attributable to an unconstitutional restriction and tax passed …




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SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Smoke and Knives Our favorite knife maker is back at it again. This time he created a knife out of smoke. Technically, I guess you could call this a carbon fiber knife, but he makes the carbon and fiber himself, then forms it into a knife using a mold with the carbon fiber paste. After it hardens, he uses his normal methods to create an incredibly sharp knife from the blank. This …




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SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Today’s edition contains an interesting article on post 9/11 America. Hurricane Preparedness For those who are in the path of Hurricane Florence, Valley Food Storage has created an Emergency Kit Checklist that you might want to take a look at. These are things that you will find a need for whether you shelter in place or evacuate. The list is broken down into several sections that cover Food and medicine, Safety items, …




The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Political correctness strikes once again, this time attacking the heros of the Alamo. Another Wrongful Death In a nearly unbelievable story coming out of Dallas, a police officer shot and killed a man in his own apartment. The police officer entered her apartment only to find another man there. Alarmed, she drew her weapon and shot him. The problem is that she had entered the wrong apartment. The apartment actually belonged to …




The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Two more planes are quarantined this week as we continue flying the sick skies. Napoleon As the world gets ready to head into the solar minimum, we would do well to pay attention to historical evidence. Reader H.L. sent in this article on how the weather created by the a Volcanic winter in 1815 which lined up with another solar minimum. It is important to remember that correlation does not mean causation, …




The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Now we know how the next pandemic will spread. The Long Game Recent news of Nike’s boneheaded decision to make Kaepernick the face of its ads along with Levi Strauss’ idiocy in forming a gun-gontrol group with Bloomberg seems like an episode straight out of The Twilight Zone. Why would these successful companies work so hard at alienating a significant portion of their consumer base – especially after watching the implosion of …




The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Current fear is that the deadly pig disease, African swine fever, will make it to U.S. shores. Deadly Pig Disease Reader H.L. sent in this article on the current outbreak of African swine fever. While there isn’t a current case in the United States, experts are warning that its not a case of “if” but “when”. Similarly to the outbreak of avian flu that created fowl and egg shortages, the only real …




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SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. The New Mexico fiasco over the terrorist compound just keeps getting worse. New Mexico Fiasco Despite the twisted plans to teach children how to carry out school shootings along with the multiple counts of child abuse resulting in the death of a child, the New Mexico courts dismissed the charges against the defendants. The fault lies with the prosecutor for being completely irresponsible and missing the deadlines to file with the court. …




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SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Did you know that pistols can kill you? And I’m not talking about the bullets either. Never Trust a Politician The Democrat candidate who won New York’s 23rd Congressional District primary election supported a national gun registry during the campaign. Of course, you would expect that. The left is fully on board with the Marxist, socialist policies that include major gun control. There is no surprise there. However, now that the primaries …




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SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Paraguay has missing rifles. School Shootings Remember those 240 school shootings in 2015-2016 that the Department of Education claimed? Neither do we. Reader BDG sent in this article from NPR that fact-checked the Department of Education. They contacted every single school that the Department had listed in their report. it turns out that they were only able to confirm 11 incidents (either directly with the schools or by media reports). In 161 …




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SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. The hunger stones have appeared again. Smart Meters An appeals court has ruled that the “smart meters” being used by the utility companies in Naperville, Illinois constitute a “search” under the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment which establishes the “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” However, they determined that the search was “reasonable”. At issue is the meters propensity to report …




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SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Whatever happened to good old R-E-S-P-E-C-T? In the Name of Safety Reader H.L. sent in this article on the 40 Million vehicle recall currently taking place. At issue are the “defective” airbags made by Takata. As the airbags age, they may malfunction. While Takata deserves the oblivion that they received for manufacturing sub-par equipment, the real issue is your rights as a consumer. As our government moves more into the nanny state …