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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 California’s Brief Magazine Flood. Mapping Armaggedon To start off, Reader G.P. sent us this from France24: Mapping Armaggedon: Earth’s looming tsunamis and mega-quakes. Here’s a quote: “According to David Tappin, a marine geologist at the British Geological Society who has spent years examining the causes of tsunamis, there are at least 40 active volcanoes next to oceans around the world that ‘could be potential Anak Krakatoas’.” Million-Plus Magazines …




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 Measles Vaccinations. Arson at Notre Dame? The tragic fire at the 850 year-old Notre Dame Cathedral immediately raised questions about arson. We can’t help but be reminded of the attack two years ago: Cell of French women guided by Isis behind failed Notre Dame attack. The French media quickly sent out “police say fire began accidentally and may be linked to building work at cathedral…” announcements. Only time …




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 vehicular data and tracking. The GPS Granny Nanny Auto expert and commentator Eric Peters penned this: The GPS Granny Nanny. Who Owns Vehicular Data? At Roll Call: Your car is watching you. Who owns the data? The article start out with this: “If you’re driving a late model car or truck, chances are that the vehicle is mostly computers on wheels, collecting and wirelessly transmitting vast quantities 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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on Your Sift Score — your secret tustworthiness score. This is the latest manifestation of a Big Brother mentality. Floridians Can Now Garden in Their Front Yards Florida Will Generously Allow Homeowners to Garden in Their Own Yards. (A hat tip to H.L. for the link.) Google’s News Blacklist Documents Detailing Google’s ‘News Blacklist’ Show Manual Manipulation Of Special Search Results. A New CBD Oil Vendor SurvivalBlog’s newest advertiser, …




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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 Model Legislation. From Self-Reliance to Community Resilience Reader Jim L. recommended this: From Self-Reliance to Community Resilience: Jacqui Riordan & Robb Worthington at TEDxHickory. Jim’s L.’s Comments: “I am impressed.  Note especially the comments after minute mark 13:00. They seem to be our kind of folks.” Copy, Paste, Legislate (Model Legislation) From Reader H.L.: COPY, PASTE, LEGISLATE. You elected them to write new laws. They’re letting corporations do it instead.  …




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 California’s Earthquake Drought. The featured photo is of the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. California’s Earthquake Drought Reader G.P. suggested this: California is having an earthquake drought – beware, experts say.  A quote: “Seismologists are saying there haven’t been enough powerful earthquakes in the past 100 years along California’s highest slip-rate faults, and a ground-rupturing quake with a magnitude greater than 7.0 is overdue, CBS SF …




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 amount of land needed for self-sufficiency. Venezuelans Break Through Border Barricades At Zero Hedge: Thousands Of Venezuelans Break Through Border Barricades – Bolton Cheers Mayhem. Utah Bans Warrantless Access to the Cloud Reader DSV spotted this: Signed as Law: Utah Bans Warrantless Access to Information in the Cloud. Here is how the article begins: “Last week, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill into law that requires police …




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 Venezuela. A New Ebola Outbreak The Reuters news service had this: Congo Ebola outbreak spreading faster than ever: WHO US Army Orders 9mm PDWs from B&T Trader G.P. spotted this: US Army Selects B&T as New Sub Compact Weapon.  Wow. $8.1 million divided by 350 is $ 7,359 per weapon. So I assume that B&T got some sort of sweetheart deal to cover their developmental costs. Many Venezuelans Without …




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 SB 978: Oregon’s Monster Anti-Gun Bill. Midwest Flooding Aftermath Billions in flood damage, delayed or lost planting opportunity, and killed cattle: Midwest Apocalypse: Satellite Data Show “At Least 1 Million Acres Of US Farmland” Devastated By Floods California Man Get 20 Years for Fatal ‘Swatting’ Reader J.C. sent us this: 20 years for man behind hoax call that led to fatal shooting.  Here is how the piece begins: …




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 EU’s Controversial Copyright Reform. Your Car and Phone are Selling Your Data James C. sent us a link to this 9-minute video: Your Car is Selling Your Data. And speaking for data, check out this piece at CNBC: Stores are starting to track your every move. Bottom line: Either drive an older car or disable your car’s satellite and cellular connectivity. And if you must have 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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on how a Federal judge declared the California 11+ round magazine ban unconstitutional. Your Car and Phone are Selling Your Data James C. sent us a link to this 9-minute video: Your Car is Selling Your Data. Oh, and speaking for data, check out this piece at CNBC: Stores are starting to track your every move. Bottom line: Either drive an older low tech car or disable your car’s …




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 National Anti-EMP Plan. DJT Orders a National Anti-EMP Plan Reader Alan B. was the first of several readers to mention this news: Trump orders historic plan to thwart EMP, warns attack would be ‘debilitating’. A brief quote: “‘It is the policy of the United States to prepare for the effects of EMPs through targeted approaches that coordinate whole-of-government activities and encourage private-sector engagement,’ said the executive order …




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 recent ASUS Software Update Hack. A 21st Century Preparedness Reading List D.B. recommended this article over at Zero Hedge: Pre-Reading for War in America. This is from the introduction to his reading list: “…I have been doing some reading, specifically about the backside of the curve for Pax Americana, and I thought I would share with you my list: Pre-Reading for War in America.  I have tried to order …




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 censorship. Google Makes Greenpeace Co-Founder Vanish The Ministry of Truth is hard at work: Google makes Greenpeace co-founder ‘vanish’. (Thanks to DSV for the link.) The Evolution of Body Armor Our own Editor-At-Large Michael Z. Williamson penned this for the Baen Books web site: The Evolution of Body Armor.  Here is a snippet from his fascinating article: “Moving into the 1990s, though, materials science improved again. We finally …




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 concealed carry of firearms by private citizens. Constitutional Carry Versus Control Some cogent commentary from Reid Henrichs: Constitutional Carry vs Control – The Winds of Freedom Sprawling Ugandan Refugee Camps Mike Williamson (our Editor At Large) recommended this detailed piece that documents the grinding poverty of Africa’s huge refugee populations: In Uganda, a unique urban experiment is under way. Their dependence has become multi-generational, and their “camps” are …