The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

EARTH EX

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”. Of special interest is “EARTH EX” as series of emergency exercises scheduled for Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (tomorrow). You might want to know if anyone in your local area is participating.

First Amendment

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order last week. This order effectively halted demonstrations at the Lee Monument for the next 90 days in Richmond. While his intentions may be good (he trying to avoid a repeat of Charlottesville violence) there is just one problem with it. It violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. McAuliffe denies that his order conflicts with the amendment. However, there is more than one constitutional law expert that says it does. Thanks to … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

Genocide

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 brings us an enlightening article on path of Genocide. Do you know where the U.S. is on that path?

Fear

Reader H.L. sent in the link to this article on the five most dangerous demands of fear. Excerpt: “It seems the fear is taking over. After all, it’s been such an integral part of our lives for such a long a time now that, sadly, life just wouldn’t feel normal without it.” Some fear is good. It keeps your senses honed to fine edge and can be used as a great motivator to get things done. However, when it begins to control your life, there are some issues.

Second Amendment

Reader G.P. sent in this article on … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

suppressor safety

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 read Mike Williamson’s suppressor safety story today!

Hard Left

Once again we find the questionable organization “Crowds on Demand” paying participants in violent demonstrations. The Los Angeles company ran a Craig’s List ad asking for participants for rallies and protests in the Charlotte, North Carolina area a week before the violent counter protest that occurred. Pay was variable but is listed as typically $25+/hour. They were asking for participants and photographers. Of course, the company denies any involvement in the protests.

o o o

Reader H.L sent in this article outlining plans that some hard left groups are making for November 4th. Apparently, the goal is to … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

South Sudan

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”. There is an interesting article on the failed state of South Sudan and lessons the KRI can learn today.

Charlottesville

Reader H.L. sent in the link to an interesting video that shows the media is once again lying along with this commentary:

“Short video shows that for the most part, those who asked for and received permit to march (the so-called Alt-Right came armed to protect themselves) were walking and the Left leaning group consisting of Antifa/Black Lives Matter and others came with signs and heavy sticks prepared to cause trouble. The Left also had cans filled with cement and someone had tear gas. There is some narrative and pointing out that one needs … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

Nuclear Fear

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”. As the war drum beats louder, many preppers are starting to focus on their nuclear fears. Much of it is just unfounded fear, but it is good to understand it.

Poison Ivy

Reader HL sent in this article on dealing with poison ivy. It lists eight things you should know including what it looks like, recognizing the rash, and treating the symptoms, even with homemade remedies. I would also add that poison ivy isn’t as common as TV would have you believe. If you are one of those who has allergic reactions to the oil in the plant, you should know all you can about it. However, only about 25% of the population is … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

North Korea ICBM

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”. North Korea is making headlines again as the beat of the war drum gets louder.

Second Amendment

Australia has no such protection of their right to keep and bear arms. As a result, after the 1996 mass shooting in Port Arthur, they basically removed all firearms rights. However, the authorities still estimate that there are approximately 300,000 firearms still on the streets. While suicides and murders by firearm have indeed gone down, violent crimes have actually increased. Now the population has no way to protect themselves. The UK’s response to self-defense is a public service announcement called “Run, Hide, and Tell”. Many armed Americans prefer the mantra “Stand, Fight, and Quell” though. Thanks to H.L. for the link.

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

Eclipse

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 Redoubt is beginning to prepare for the expected onslaught of visitors for the Solar Eclipse. If you are planning on attending, you should plan accordingly.

Glyphosate

Monsanto was its own ghostwriter for some safety reviews. Questions arose about the carcinogenic properties of Monsanto’s baby “glyphosate”. In response, they hired an independent consulting group to develop the supplement that countered those claims. Monsanto claimed that their only involvement was to hire the group. However, recent internal emails that have come to light. These suggest that Monsanto played a much more central role, even to the extent of editing the final document. So much for independent verification.

Obamacare

It’s pretty clear at that point that … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

Electronic Security

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”. Make sure you read the article on the updated NIST recommendations for electronic passwords.

Incorrigible Bear

In Durango Colorado, a bear broke into an SUV and took it for a short joy ride. It yanked the steering wheel off of the column, ripped the radio out of the dash, released the emergency brake and rolled it down a driveway and into a mailbox and over some utility boxes at 5 A.M. It then busted the rear window in its escape. Authorities are sure it was a bear because it apparently defecated in the car (likely because it was nervous over the vehicle moving). I wasn’t sure for a while if we were talking about … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

AR-15

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 we are featuring some interesting Second Amendment focused articles, but first this gut wrenching article:

Reverend Hillary

I looked for any kind of indication that this was a satirical article and came up empty handed. Now, recognizing that while The Atlantic calls itself “moderate” it clearly leans solidly left. Even so, I think I’ve thrown up a little in my mouth. It certainly begs the question of “Exactly what Gospel will she be preaching?”: Hillary Wants to Preach. Perhaps she is trying to emulate Al Sharpton or something like that. But The Atlantic says it best: “There are no more voters left to lose.” Thanks to T.P. for the link.

Feral Hogs

The … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

Corrupt Government

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 question of the day? How much corrupt government are you willing to tolerate? Check it out below:

Self-Sufficient Haulout

SurvivalBlog reader T.J. sent in this article on the Quidnon boat about having a self-sufficient haulout capability. There are times when you need your boat out of water. Perhaps you need to do some maintenance or you want to secure it before a hurricane. In any case, having the ability to do the haulout yourself without the help of a major dock is a great advantage.

Immigration

California labor officials are kicking ICE officials to the curb. Labor Commissioner Julie Su has directed her staff to turn away Immigration and … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

Public Schools

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”. More absurdness from our public schools is revealed today.

Communications Sans Cellphones

Imaging trying to communicate with your loved ones if the cell phone network suddenly stopped working. Can you reach your spouse at work? How about your kids while at their friends house or at some activity they are participating in? Most preppers have at least considered the possibility and many have actively planned for alternat communications. If you are one of the few that haven’t, you need to read this introductory article that reader DSV sent in on How To Talk When Cell Phones Don’t Work.

Second Amendment

We’ve already reported on Seattle’s legal battle to keep the revenue generated by their … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

YouTube Censoring

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 hear about the new YouTube Censoring rules!

“Hand Out” Survival Kit

SensiblePrepper has a YouTube video where he goes through a simple kit that you can put together to “hand out” to those who are with you on an outing, hike or camping trip. It contains simple to use items such as fire lighting kit, flashlight, knife, emergency poncho and simple first aid kit (boo boo kit), and a few other things. Those who are woefully unprepared for an emergency get a better chance if they are separated. Thanks to T.J. for the link.

MVT 1000 Yard Precision Rifle Range

Max has a new 1000 yard rifle range at his Romney, … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

Venezuela unrest

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”. Venezuela is again making the news with their constitutional assembly.

Your Money — Frozen

Imagine your hard earned money, deposited in a bank and frozen— right when you need to pay your mortgage. Are you prepared for such an eventuality? The European Union states are considering measures which would allow them to temporarily stop people from withdrawing money from their bank accounts to prevent bank runs. The given reason is to keep banks from failing, but it may have the opposite effect. Would you keep your money in a bank that is on the verge of failing? I wouldn’t! If I know my bank is on shaky ground, pffft, I’m gone! Thanks to reader … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

Venezuela Violence

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”. Venezuela continues to make news as the country continues its slide into oblivion

Stingray Usage

Reader H.L. sent in this article showing that 3G and 4G LTE networks are just as prone to stingray phone tracking due to some recently discovered vulnerabilities. Hackers revealed the findings at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. They describe a cryptographic flaw in the protocol which allows the devices to connect with the cell operator. It’s a sad day when you realize that your government is in the same class as those hackers.

Food Supply

Americans and Europeans are not the only ones that are unrealistic about the food supply. It also appears that it is a … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

Internet of Things

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 Internet of Things continues encroaching on your privacy.

Jury Nullification

Jury nullification is a constitutional right that the citizens have against bad laws. It is basically the last line of defense when a police state has passed bad laws and is charging citizens under them. However, in Michigan, Keith Wood was passing out pamphlets on a public sidewalk explaining this little known and little used concept to potential jurors when he was arrested and charged with “attempting to influence a jury”. Disturbingly, not only prosecutors and judges perceived guilt on his part, but the very people he was trying to educate as a jury found him guilty.