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”. The Patriot Nurse has an important message for you today regarding survival medicine reality. This is a video that you need to watch.
Reader T.J. sent in this video from the Patriot Nurse that goes over the three most important factors in knowing when to use your Survival/Disaster medical protocols.
- Normal medical infrastructure is degraded or non-existent.
- Household medical supplies are scarce.
- Medical knowledge is limited.
Remember that even if you have planned for survival medicine and are prepared to perform your own surgery or whatever, if the current medical infrastructure is up and running, you are far better off seeking that professional care. You need to know when the appropriate time to use your skills in a real life situation.
Escape from New York
Reader J.W. sent in this comment:
Just saw a news clip on the Drudge Report of a man crossing the Hudson River (about a mile wide at that point) on a paddleboard, wearing a business suit. He was trying not to be late for a meeting. It was hilarious, but also made me realize that for people trying to get out of large cities that are located on rivers, or even just trying to get across rivers when bridges are blocked or too dangerous, a paddleboard is a portable, fairly lightweight, and cheap method. It should work for small lakes too. This is one form of prepper Get Out Of Dodge training that should be fun.
Perhaps our society has too much free time on it’s hands. There was a time when the goth subculture was an outcast in society, but that is apparently no more according to this article sent in by DSV. Death cafes, death doulas, DealthLab, and many other organizations are sponsoring death themed parties. I see this as propaganda by the progressive left to get the American culture to be more accepting of death. If your more comfortable with the great mystery, then you are less likely to fight or complain when your insurance decides that they won’t cover the expenses of your treatment (that you paid good premiums for for 20 years) or when the government subsidized health care determines that your number is up.
Showing the absolute hypocrisy of the progressive left, David Hogg, the current poster child for the gun control movement has been photographed surrounded by armed body guards. Remember that that gun control is only for the masses, not the elite. I almost feel sorry for this kid who has been so exploited by the political process – not quite, but almost. He apparently has a new book (I expect it was actually ghost written just like the rest of his political progress) and he admits that he was/is a narcissist. Thanks to D.V. for the link.
Illegal Separation of Children
With all the imaginary and overblown hype about the U.S. government separating illegal immigrant children from their families at the border, I have to wonder where the outcry is for those U.S. citizens who have their children illegally separated from their families. Unlike the border situation which involves the illegal act of sneaking across the border and only asking for asylum after they have been caught by the border agents. the U.S. families have generally done nothing wrong. Medical kidnapping is a huge problem in many, if not most states across the U.S. While I will not complain about authorities removing children from abusive homes, all too often the state authorities are abusing their power and using the removal of children to force parents into conforming to their will. Thanks to DSV for the link.
The Twilight Zone
Reader G.P. sent in this article he found on The Daily Caller. Apparently, a California Muslim man who calls himself the “Caliph of God” is officially running for president in 2020 on a platform against the Islamic State and limiting federal government. Mosheh Eesho Muhammad Fabio Luis Edwardo Correa Rodriguez Hiraldo Al-faraj Thezion also claims to be the Caliph (leader of all Islam). I did say he believed in small government right? He plans to declare a two-year state of emergency in the first 10 days of his presidency and force congress into constitutional convention and will end homelessness in those same 10 days. Ugh. I had trouble getting past that name, let alone a self-declared “small government” guy using big government tactics. My head hurts now.
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