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”. Wait till you see the drone footage of Max Velocity Tactical today.
The latest video from Craig at FPC: Dissecting Dianne Feinstein’s Word Games for “Common Use”.
JWR’s Comment: The “In Common Use” reasoning is spurious when you consider that all Federal firearms regulations starting with NFA ’34 have been unconstitutional. The fact that machineguns are no longer “in common use” is directly attributable to an unconstitutional restriction and tax passed in 1934. So their reasoning is essentially circular! (They WOULD BE “in common use” if they hadn’t banned them!)
Capt Nemo wanted to remind SurvivalBlog readers of the waterproof bibles that Bardin & Marsee publish. They are a bit pricey, but you can take them camping with you and they will survive inclement weather. If you are planning on missionary work in a jungle, a normal bible will only last about two weeks before they disintegrate. They will make the grade. The only drawback is that they ink will run if it comes in contact with oil and bug spray. When your done with your camping trip, you can leave it on the picnic table, benches or even on the trail for others to find and read.
If the water coming out of your tap isn’t safe to drink (perhaps due to localized weather or a failure of a well system), you might want to take a look as this quick article submitted by DSV. The article does not go into detail on the purification methods, but it does point you in the right direction. Read about the methods and then determine which ones are right for your situation.
Have you ever gotten light headed or perhaps earned yourself a headache from blowing on your tinder as you struggle to light your fire in less-than-perfect conditions? I don’t typically like gadgets, but I also hate blowing on tender. I may have to get one of these Zippo FireFast Bellows just for fun. I wouldn’t stake my life on it and it is wise to maintain your skill at lighting fires (especially in less than ideal conditions). But, hey, why not? Thanks to reader S.M. for the informational video link.
Years ago, Venezuela kicked all of the commercial oil companies out of the country and nationalized all of their resources. Now, the government has made a mess of the economy and they can’t manage the oil production. Venezuela is sitting on one of the most easily accessible oil fields and they have a starving population. In an attempt to get things moving again, they have awarded 14 companies a license to operate several oil fields. I wonder how long it will last this time?
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With a significant percentage of the population unable to adequately feed themselves resulting in widespread weight loss many Venezuelan’s are abandoning their pets. Early on in the food shortage, pets were often in danger of becoming food themselves to starving people. Now, pets that have been protected by the families have been starved to the point where they are barely able to function before the families are abandoning them. Shelters are struggling to keep up and many are closing due to the inability to feed the pets. Sent in by reader H.L.
Max Velocity Tactical has posted some amazing video footage of one of their training courses on YouTube. The class was a Fly-In Mobile class in September 2018 on Hostile Environment Advanced Tactics (HEAT). The footage is great, the scenery is amazing and it is really good to see these people performing as smoothly as they do in the class. This class was a four day class the footage is from day three.
Dozens of homes have exploded in Lawrence, Massachusetts and one man has been killed. Officials have blamed the explosions on gas lines that have become over-pressurized, but they are still investigating the cause. In the meantime, gas has been shutdown for the entire region and safety teams are moving from house-to-house to inspect and shut down the meters. Columbia Gas company has determined that they will not turn on the gas until they have determined it is safe to do so. In the meantime, 8,600 homes are without gas. Thank goodness it isn’t winter yet. Thanks to DSV for the link.
Survival Realty now has a 160 acre homestead on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee listed. This property has prime farming land along with abundant hunting and is capable of helping you attain self-sufficiency. It is covered in about 50% Forrest and has a 1,200 square foot home with a 90 foot deep well.
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Please send your news tips to HJL. (Either via e-mail of via our Contact form.) These are often especially relevant, because they come from folks who watch news that is important to them. Due to their diligence and focus, we benefit from fresh “on target” news. We often “get the scoop” on news that is most likely ignored (or reported late) by mainstream American news outlets. Thanks!