SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly Snippets column is a collection of short items: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — We’ll start out with this at USA Today, sent by reader H.L.: What part of the US has the most disasters? See a county-by-county breakdown. o  o  o Reader J.M. in Montana wrote: “I am passing on to you some information that I learned in nursing school (a long time ago) that …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly Snippets column is a collection of short items: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — Slingshot and archery design genius Joerg Sprave is at it again, with a second generation of commercially available repeating crossbows. In this video, he demonstrates a full-auto crossbow prototype, powered by a Makita battery drill motor: Archery Extreme: Ode to Joy. It bears mentioning that Sprave’s video channel now has an astounding …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — We’ll start off with this: United Van Lines 46thAnnual National Movers Study Reveals Where and Why Americans Moved in 2022.  JWR’s Comments:  I must mention that one glaring error can be found in this report’s discussion of Oregon. It states:  “We’re also seeing younger Millennials migrating to vibrant, metropolitan economies, like Washington, D.C. …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — L.R. (a close friend of mine) recommended this thought-provoking essay: Lovers of Truth and Lovers of Lies: Seeing new lessons for today in Mel Gibson’s iconic portrayal of ‘The Patriot’. o  o  o The ultimate “down the memory hole” irony? Amazon Secretly Removes “1984” From the Kindle. o  o  o Reader C.B. sent …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — SurvivalBlog reader Celeste wrote: “I’ve read several recent articles on hand washing clothes.  All use bar soap as a base and agitate the clothing.  As a long-time [wool] spinner and dyer, I use Orvus (sodium lauryl sulfate) as a base.  It is found in most feed and seed stores and at Tractor Supply. …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — Tim J. suggested this great video essay from Reid Henrichs (pictured): There is a Reason This Government Wants Us Disarmed, And It’s Not for Safety. o  o  o Some troubling news: Latest Twitter Files Bombshell: The Deep State Is Really a Tangled Collaboration of State Agencies, Private Contractors, and NGOs. JWR’s Comment: Any …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — A video recommended by our Editor-At-Large, Michael Z. Williamson: The .22 LR “Pinball” Skull Shot Theory, Is It True? o  o  o The latest YouTube essay from Lauren Southern: Hunting Rifle Ban Announced in Canada. o  o  o Avalanche Lily spotted this: Why Do So Many Christians Deny The Deadly Intent Behind The Globalists’ …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — We’ll start out with this, at Brushbeater: The Guerrilla’s Guide To The Baofeng Radio Is Out!! Canadian Provinces Refuse to Assist in Trudeau’s Gun Grab. o  o  o North Carolina power substations taken out by gunfire: sheriff. JWR’s Comment: Time correlation does not necessarily mean causation. o  o  o What Americans Must Do …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — We’ll start off today’s column with this from SurvivalBlog reader B.G.: 17-Year-Old Hero Swoops Into Action After Officer Is Shot Right in Front of Her – Unmatched Bravery. o  o  o C.B. was the first of several readers to send this:  Vaccinated Americans a majority of COVID deaths for first time in August: …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — First up, from WND: Concealed carry permit holders surge past 22 million, report says. o  o  o From the leftist Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB): Pulling from extremist playbook, Oregon sheriffs refuse to enforce gun laws. JWR’s Comments:  Note how OPB calls it “extremist” for sheriffs to defend Constitutional rights. But note the difference in …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — Our Editor-At-Large Michael Z. Williamson sent this: Germans Attend ‘Blackout Courses’ as Energy Crisis Worsens Ahead of Christmas. Mike’s Comments:  “I find it amusing they need courses for what we’ve known for decades.  When our house furnace failed in 2017, we used the cooking range and fireplace for three days, closed off the …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — Toby sent this suggestion on do-it-yourself garage door security: “Here are step-by-step instructions for a low-tech, garage door security system: I use two ¼” red-handle cushion grip T-handle, Allen wrenches that are 8-inches long inserted in the slots/square holes located on both sides of my garage door rails and locking into the crossbar …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — An interesting vlog from Norwegian commentator Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen (pictured): We Will Not Comply. o  o  o Over at The Organic Prepper: How Bob Griswold Used Ham Radio To Save a Man’s Life. o  o  o Our Editor-at-Large Michael Z. Williamson found a site with some great cutaway views of guns. Two examples, …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. — F.J. suggested this documentary film review, over at American Thinker: A Story of Jewish Partisan Resistance During World War II. o  o  o Reader Pam B. suggested this news story from Tennessee: Man finds hidden TWRA camera on his property. o  o  o Blog reader L.C. wrote: “We read your posts daily,. My wife …




SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. Note that we may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. We are due to get our first snow, around October 23rd.  A bit earlier than usual. I trust that all our readers are ready for winter. Let it snow! — Reader C.B. sent us this: How harsh will winter be? Six organizations issue forecasts. o  o  o Imagine a 19-year-old from the Midwest starting …