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”. There is a great deal on PVS-30s today.
I just noticed that Ready Made Resources has a sale on Mil Spec AN/PVS-30 clip-on night vision weapon sights. This is factory reconditioned sight from Knights Armament is only $4695 and comes with a new certificate of compliance. It has the latest Gen 3 light intensification tube and is appropriate for front line, long range scopes. This unit will mount on a rail in front of your normal scope so your carefully sighted scope will not be affected. Your existing eye relief and cheek weld are undisturbed. If you are looking for a unit to help you control coyotes and other predators on your property at night, this may be the thing for you.
Reader USP visited the Federal Reserve on a recent vacation and noted this:
I was visiting New Orleans a few weeks ago and stopped in to the Federal Reserve branch to tour their small museum. There were some nice displays and several videos that talked about the mission of the Federal Reserve. The one video that struck me was that the fed is the conduit for EVERY monetary transaction, large and small, that takes place in the USA. Here is link to the videos produced by the Federal Reserve of Atlanta. The one that woke me up was the one titled: “The Fed Explains the Payment System”
I would also note that this video should be watched as well when learning about the Federal Reserve.
Venezuela’s AK factory
You might think that a country that is in the throes of economic collapse with it’s population literally starving to death would concern itself with ways to fix that problem. Of course you would be wrong if you made that assumption. From the land where dogs, cats, and donkeys are fair game as food and riots break out Mad Max style over water trucks, the government’s shiny new AK factory is scheduled to be in full production next year. It’s fairly obvious from the scale of this factory that they fully intend to export the arms. Given the hostility shown toward America, I think it’s fair to say that America’s enemies will now have an additional source for their weaponry. Thanks to reader T.J. for the link. Meanwhile…
ATF Reclassifies Some AR Uppers as Receivers
Reader G.P. sent in this article that profiles letters that the ATF sent out manufacturers of some non-standard AR-15 uppers. Despite the lower frame of the AR-15 platform already being classified as a firearm and having a serial number (and subsequent tracking and sales controls) attached to it, the ATF has decided that certain uppers should also be classified separately as a firearm with the same controls applied to it. Specifically, the ATF is claiming that single-shot, bolt action uppers, like Safety Harbor Firearms .50 caliber upper, should have their own serial number. The claim is that in bolt action rifles the frame containing the bolt is the firearm and all other items simply attach to the frame containing the chamber. The lower frame then just becomes a grip according to the ATF. Of course, in the past, the firearm has been considered the part that contained the fire controls of the weapon. Typical bureaucratic thinking and one more reason the ATF is stupid and should be abolished.
Reader DSV sent in this story about every homeowners nightmare. You’ve just successfully defended your family from an armed intruder. The bad guy is dead. 911 received calls that the altercation was taking place and when they arrived on scene they hear the shooting where you just killed the bad guy. The police charge the home, shooting and killing you, assuming you are the bad guy.
Legalized Land Theft
South Africa’s ruling party (ANC) has decided to complete the proposed amendment to the nation’s constitution to legalize land theft. The rule changes will allow the government to strip white land owners of the land and redistribute it without compensation to the black population. Given the current hostility towards white land owners (upwards of 90 violent deaths of white farms last year) them means that South Africa will be fully following Zimbabwe’s footsteps. Expect increased violence based on race. Thanks to H.L. for the link.
I still often hear that since dogs lick their wounds, it can be beneficial for you to let your dog lick your wound. As an EMT, this sends shudders down my spine. Reader DSV sent in this story on why that is a bad idea. Among other things, dog saliva contains Capnocytophaga canimorsus, a bacteria that can cause sepsis. This guy let a dog lick him and ended up with a very severe response to this bacteria costing him his leg. His wife states: “It hit him with a vengeance. Just bruising all over him. Looked like somebody beat him up with a baseball bat.” How about taking care of that would properly rather than letting your dog do it.
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