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 “HJL”. To features an example of why concealed carry is important!
The Importance of Concealed Carry
Reader M.R. sent in this video showing the importance of concealed carry. In the short surveillance video, a man can be observed attempting to abduct a young girl at gun point on a street corner. While most of the crowd are initially oblivious to the assault, one woman draws her weapon and shoots the assailant in the shoulder. At that point, the people on the street (including the girl who was going to be abducted) scatter and clear in just a few moments. But the whole situation is resolved by then. To the defendants credit, she clears the assailants weapon and forces him to roll onto his stomach while giving orders to passers by (presumably to call 911). A good days work for a well-prepared woman.
Hiker Dies of Exposure
On the other end of the preparedness spectrum, a teacher who had been reported missing was found dead. Apparently, he went for a hike, unprepared for spring weather and apparently died of exposure. The investigation is still ongoing and there may be other factors, such as health issues. He was an avid hiker and was known to take hikes for days at a time. Assuming that there was no foul play, we’ll file that one as being unprepared, especially in the communications realm. Even if you don’t have it turned on while you hike, a communications device is a worthy inclusion in your hiking/camping gear for emergency use. Thanks to R.K. for the link.
See Something, Say Something
Showing the absurdness of the ultimate tattle tale machine (See something, Say something), a Springfield Missouri thought that he would practice his bassoon outside in the church parking lot on a nice spring day. About seven minutes later, Springfield police received a 911 call reporting that a white male in a jacket and jeans was sitting on the back of his car in a church lot with a long rifle. The officers responded with two units and three officers. While this incident had a humorous ending, it could have easily taken a turn for the worse resulting in the incapacitating or even death of the bassoon player. Thanks to C.H. for the link.
Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large, sent in this article that follows up on the Swedish fad of embedding ID chips in their bodies. At this point, about 3000 people have opted for the procedure and most like the idea of not having to carry key-cards, IDs or even train tickets. Very few of those who are opting for the procedure even care about the concept that the technology can be compromised. About four years ago, a Swedish biohacking group even started organizing “implant parties”. Here in the U.S. we haven’t quite accepted the actual implantation of these devices, but how many do you know that wear an Apple watch, a Fitbit, or similar tech?
Taiwanese T91 Drone
The Taiwan 205th Armory (makers of the T91 rifle) have posted pictures of their latest armed drone. The drone is equipped with a T91 rifle and another one is equipped with three 40mm grenade launchers. It’s worth noting that Iraqi soldiers have been arming their drones with grenades for some time, but they use the low tech method of just dropping them, though they do attach stabilizers to the grenade to guide it’s path. The group states that no actual combat trials have been done with the drone as it is still in the research and development phase. Still, with the abundance of drones on the market with similar lift capability, how long can it be till this is a regular occurrence. Thanks to G.P. for the link.
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