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”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters ande negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at the New Zealand buy back gun grab. NZ Government Refuses to Pay Full Price for Banned Guns Gun Owners Outraged as New Zealand Government Refuses to Pay Full Price for …




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 delve even further into the growing threat of internet surveillance and censorship. Fed Up With YouTube Censorship? If you are fed up with YouTube censorship and content steering, then I recommend getting the LBRY app. The app (spoken “Library”) also includes its own cryptocurrency. So I’ve found that getting someone started viewing videos on LBRY is a good way to teach them the fundamentals of how crypto coins operate. And it …




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 look at the LBRY app alternative to YouTube. They’re Piling On: Vimeo Bans Project Veritas Vimeo–a competitor of YouTube–just closed the account of Project Veritas. This was just a week after the censorious YouTube management removed the Project Veritas video expose of Google’s politically-motivated search results manipulation. Project Veritas has also recently been hit in various ways by by Reddit, Pinterest, and Twitter. I’ve been closely watching the censorship-free alternative …




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 take another look at tiny houses. Tiny House Trend Continues This was included in the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor‘s Daily G2: Tiny houses entice budget-conscious Americans. Here is a snippet: “Welcome to the world of tiny homes, most of them less than 400 square feet (less than 40 square meters), which savvy buyers are snapping up for their minimalist appeal and much smaller carbon footprints. The tiny homes revolution, which includes …




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 look at the recent South American Blackout. U.S. Put Malware In Russia’s Electrical Grid G.P. sent this: U.S. Reportedly Planted Offensive Malware In Russia’s Electrical Grid. A quote: “The New York Times reports that the Cyber Command has been able to infiltrate the electric grid of Russia and plant offensive malware. It’s unclear just how deep it has been able to infiltrate the grid and what this malware is capable …




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 look at the Liberty State movement that would partition eastern Washington from the counties west of the Cascades. Liberty State Movement Ignored by MSM The mainstream media (MSM) is paying just nugatory attention to the Liberty State Movement. This is the grassroots movement that would partition eastern Washington from the counties west of the Cascades. The new 51st state would be called Liberty. The MSM often soft-pedals the movement’s quiet, …




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 look at the Army’s plans to develop a new high velocity SMG. Instead of a Trench Broom, the Army now wants a Room Broom. Brits Handing Out ‘Blunt’ Knives to Reduce Stabbings Reader H.L. sent this news: British Police Handing Out ‘Blunt’ Knives To Reduce Stabbings The First Pinterest Whistleblower Speaks Out Project Veritas Features – Pinterest Insider Speaks Out: “The tech companies can’t fight us all” And here are …




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 return to the topic of the growing Internet censorship campaign. New Writing Contest Prize! We’ve just added a new prize to the Third Prize package, in our bi-monhtly writing contest: Three sets each of regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This new prize is courtesy of the fine folks at Harvest Guard. Their products are made here in USA. This …




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 look at New York’s vague “gravity knife” ban. Vague Knife Ban Case Goes to Supreme Court Reader G.P. suggested this by attorney Eugene Volokh: Knife Ban and Vagueness Case at Supreme Court Conference PG&E Cuts Power to Reduce Wildfire Risks PG&E cuts power in Northern California to reduce wildfire risks. JWR’s Comment:  Of course without power, unless rural landowners have gravity-fed water (which is a rarity), they would be without water …




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 further examine the possibility of Civil War 2. Civil War 2 in America – WHO WOULD WIN? In-Depth Analysis The latest Mark My Words video from John Mark: CIVIL WAR 2 in America – WHO WOULD WIN? In-Depth Analysis. This video is 52 minutes long, but well worth watching.  A brief scan of the 2,600+ comments quickly shows the prevailing sentiment. (Thanks to Tim J. for the link.) CRM Company …




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 look at the California Chicken Cull. U.S. Farms in Worst Crisis in a Generation Michael Snyder: U.S. Farms Are Facing Their Worst Crisis In A Generation – And Now Here Comes Another Monster Storm. Snyder says: “By the time it is over, we may look back and say that this was the worst farm crisis that the U.S. has ever seen. The biggest problem for farmers so far in 2019 has …




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 look at warnings of a second civil war. Civil War II? Some pundits are suggesting that a second civil war is ineluctable.  For example, there is this piece published a few days ago at Daily Kos:  How do we avert the inevitable plutocrat-driven civil war? Fake Videos of You Using Facebook images Reader DSV sent this: Samsung can now create fake videos of you using Facebook images A New Balloon …




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 look at YouTube’s Checkmate Move. YouTube’s Checkmate Move Back in a March, I warned that we are entering Phase Three of the Internet Censorship War. I’ve now identified the Tech Left’s intended checkmate move in this war: Last week, YouTube announced that they had expanded their definition of “hate speech”. By simply adding the words “immigration status” to their list of prohibited speech, they gave themselves carte blanche to silence, …




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 look at some recent Chinese Saber-Rattling. More Pesticides = More Mosquitos Reader G.P. spotted this at the National Geographic web site: How pesticides can actually increase mosquito numbers Digital Flashbangs? Another from G.P.: Spec ops technology: Could a digital flashbang make the difference in close-quarters combat? Name The Nine Contest Hi-Point Firearms Announces Name The Nine Contest. JWR’s Comment: I would suggest the catchy H4 (HHHH) moniker, which would stand …




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 LAPD Officers Contracting Typhoid. Twitter Bans Analyst Who Exposed Antifa Ties Some commentary by Vincent James: Twitter Bans Analyst Who Exposed Ties Between Media and Antifa. JWR’s Comment: Since I’ve personally been libeled by the SPLC, I am not surprised to read the allegation that they were a party to this manipulation. YouTube Demonetizes Hundreds of Conservative Vloggers This news coming from Vincent James does not bode well: …