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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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on how Seattle’s slow slide continues. The featured photo is of vagrants in Paris, circa 1930. Some things don’t change. Seattle’s Slow Slide Continues Reader D.S. sent us this link: Seattle’s homeless, ‘prolific offenders’ responsible for thousands of criminal cases. Here is how the article starts off: “A report commissioned by Seattle business leaders and written by a member of the previous Mayoral administration concludes that a small number …




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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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on hidden gun safes. Hidden Gun Safe Storage Options Here is a good overview article with links to several companies, suggested by reader D.S.V.: Hide in Plain Sight: Hidden Gun Safe Storage Options. Here is a snippet: “In general, truly hidden gun storage options are mostly the same. They are home decor like end tables, coffee tables, picture frames, wall shelves, wall mirrors, wall clocks, and coat racks that …




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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on the lateR. Lee Ermey.  May he rest in peace. R. Lee Ermey Snubbed in Oscar Memoriam Montage Marine Corps veteran and beloved character actor R. Lee Ermey was missing from the “In Memoriam” segment of the 2019 Academy Awards.  They may have overlooked Gunny Ermey, but we haven’t! PayPal CEO Admits Partnership with SPLC to Blacklist Conservatives This comes as no great surprise: PayPal CEO Admits Partnership with …




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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on the Appalachians. Consider the Appalachians The latest from our friends Patrice and Don Lewis, over at the great Rural Revolution blog: Consider the Appalachians.  Here is a quote from their essay: “Yesterday Don stumbled upon what looked to be an academic paper published in a periodical called “Education and Culture,” Spring 2002. The paper is titled “Culture, Poverty and Education in Appalachian Kentucky.” Seldom have we read anything so …




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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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on Armed Americans. The Dreaded H.R. 8 Headed to Rules Committee The dreaded unconstitutional H.R. 8–a nationwide ban on private party sales of guns–was ramrodded through the House Judiciary Committee last week. In the Democrat-dominated committee, NO amendments were approved and debate was cut short. The bill is next headed to the House Rules Committee for a brief hearing at 5 p.m. on February 25th.  (The House Rules Committee …




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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on winter warfare training.  The photo for this column is a historical shot of Italian army alpine troops on skis. Some tactics and techniques are time-proven. SurvivalBlog Archive USB Sticks Back in Stock They’re back in stock! The first batch of 1,000 of the SurvivalBlog 2005-2018 Archive Waterproof 16 GB USB sticks sold out in just five weeks. After a brief delay, the second batch of just 550 is …




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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on the new .308 PMAG drums. (See the last item in this column.) Kentucky Sheriff Warns Residents To ‘Load Guns’ Gregg sent us this: Kentucky Sheriff Warns Residents To ‘Load Guns’ Mapped: The Median Age of the Population A hat tip to H.L. for sending us this: Mapped: The Median Age of the Population on Every Continent Chinese Dam Disaster Hushed Up Also from H.L. came this note: “I thought …




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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on the Yellow Vest Protests. My First Ever “At The Ranch” F2F Interview 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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on Prep Smartz Emergency Response Planning Software.My First “At The Ranch ” Interview A few months back, I agreed to a podcast interview by Eugene …




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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on travel freedom. Oklahoma May Adopt Constitutional Carry Reader DSV sent us this great news at Truth About Guns: Oklahoma Clears Another Hurdle Toward Becoming the 15th Constitutional Carry State. US Army’s Newest EW/SIGINT Tactical Vehicle At Zero Hedge: US Army’s Newest Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicle Was Tested At Fort Irwin. JWR’s Comments:  Note the H-Adcock array time-of-arrival DF antennas atop the accompanying Humvees. The one that is tilted …




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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on Prep Smartz Emergency Response Planning Software. New Emergency Response Planning Software I was recently given a demo copy of the new Prep Smartz Emergency Response Planning Software. This commercial software was developed by a long-time reader of SurvivalBlog. It is ideal for anyone who is preparedness-minded and who wants to develop a formal Threat Matrix method of planning and risk mitigation for their family or retreat group. It …




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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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on the emerging threat of fusion center surveillance. Details of Fusion Center Surveillance Revealed I saw this article mentioned at the FreeZoxeeFriends site: Details of Fusion Center Surveillance Revealed. Here is a key passage from the article: “In 2012, a special white paper was submitted to the House of Representatives wherein the DHS was encouraged to embark on an “evolving mission” away from its ostensible purpose of fighting terrorism, …




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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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on how SurvivalBlog has been shadow banned. Pills to Protect Against an Apocalypse A short but fairly accurate piece was recently posted over at The New York Times: Potassium iodide offers limited protection to those exposed to a Chernobyl-type disaster. Every family should have some on hand.  But keep in mind that they only protect against one form of cancer and not any other radiation effects. Several of our …




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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on a 4GW Reading List. Another Ninth Circuit Farcical Finding This report was troubling: Appeals Court: Police Do Not Need A Reason To Place Americans On A Suspicious Person List.  It seems the statist Ninth Circuit Court has fully abandoned the spirit of the Fourth Amendment. Presumption of Innocence is one of the main bulwarks of American jurisprudence. Hopefully, this will be appealed to the supreme court. If it is …




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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on how the Queen of England Has a Bug Out Plan. Pictured is Balmoral Castle, in a vintage photo. The Earth’s Fast-Moving Magnetic North Pole This is some food for thought: Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Was Moving So Fast, Geophysicists Had to Update the Map Why We Need Standard Capacity Magazines Reader D.S. sent us this article link: Houston Gunfight, Deadly as OK Corral; Home Owner Uses AK47 in Self …




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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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on power grid vulnerability to cyber attacks. EMP, CME (severe solar storms), and physical infrastructure attacks are not the only risks! Power Grid Vulnerability: Utilities Fined for “Serious Cyber Risks” This troubling article illustrates the vulnerability of our three national power grids: Secrecy Reigns as NERC Fines Utilities $10M citing Serious Cyber Risks.  Here is how the article opens: “The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) imposed its stiffest …