Odds ‘n Sods:

After 2½ years and 1,000,000 page views, Frank and Fern are bringing their blog to a close. They want more time to continue their prepping but will continue to leave the blog up and encourage folks to spend time looking through the archives. Many of SurvivalBlog’s readers enjoyed their perspectives, and we are certain to miss their input and reading about their experiences. Jim, Lily, and the whole SurvivalBlog team wish them well. We are already missing them!

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SurvivalBlog reader JFJ sent in this link to SurvivalSherpa: How to Estimate Distance in the Woods with Right Triangles – And you thought you would never use Algebra and Geometry from your old high school days!

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Uhh, no. This isn’t disturbing in the least… Man uses microchip implanted in hand to pass through airport security. We tend to agree with Lufthansa who responded to a customer’s tweet indicating that he wasn’t planning on doing it… “Neither do We!” – D.S.

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Because the “no firearms allowed” signs work so well in deterring criminals from using them, apparently the Switzerland government believes a comic will deter Refugee Sex Attacks. – H.L.

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RMS sent in this article about Idaho Russett Potatoes: FDA greenlights second gen Simplot ‘Innate’ GMO potato

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Reader D.S. sent in this link showing that there is no low that the Obama administration won’t stoop to. Defense Secretary Slips Up, Reveals Obama Admin LED IRAN Straight to Our Sailors. Somebody, please tell this administration that when our sailors are lost at sea, we don’t call the Iranians for help – We call the rest of the Navy!

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