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 public Schools continue their morphing into communist indoctrination centers.
Today is the mid-term voting across the nation. Get out and vote! Reader DSV sent in this statement from The Truth About Guns blog that should send a shiver down your spine:
“The momentum is with us, the NRA is on its heels and we think that it’s an opportunity to keep redrawing the map.” – John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety in Suburban Democrats Like Jason Crow Campaign on Gun Control Policies
Crazy is as Crazy Does
SurvivalBlog reader H.L. sent in this excellent essay on the current political atmosphere. Donald Trump as President, a nation so divided against itself that civil discourse is all but impossible, a Democratic presidential candidate that first accused Trump of refusing to accept defeat, but two years later, still can’t accept her own. These are just some of the crazy things that have happened. The author links our current atmosphere to that of King James I and the gunpowder plot. The people are so fed up with the shenanigans coming out of Washington that they rose up two years ago and spoke loudly. Do they have the fortitude to see what they started through to the end?
The Fourth Turning
Reader P. sent in this article from The Burning Platform. The author continues his coverage of the Fourth Turning in America. As the dirty political war continues through this election day, the reality is that no matter the outcome of the election, there will likely be no winner. Either result is likely to deepen the anger, hate, violence and turmoil which has already been elevated to levels portending civil chaos, if not civil war.
Based upon the last two years of cold conflict, it would seem that the the only assurance we have is self destruction. if the left wins, any change in Washington will be stymied and a Bored Trump, unable to accomplish his goals is likely to venture into areas of compromise that will only make matters worse. If the left looses, they have promised to keep throwing their childish temper-tantrum making almost all cities places of urban crises.
A message from JWR:
As most folks know, I’ve shunned most social media, from the beginning. I’ve been disgusted by the large volume of neo-Nazi and generally antisemitic and anti-Christian posts at both Bitchute and and GAB.ai. Following some advice from Kit Perez, I just set up an account at Freezoxee.com. I’m hopeful that this will work out.
It’s been about 9 years since the states were lured into adopting Common Core in the usual Obama/progressive/leftist method – sight unseen. And, just like the promise of “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” it turns out this one was a whopper too. What have we accomplished in the nearly 10 years? Test scores are down despite the schools shifting focus and teaching mostly to the test rather than passing on useful knowledge. The schools are now full-fledged indoctrination/re-education centers for the progressive/left.
The ACT, long one of America’s standard entry tests (along with the SAT) show students’ math achievements are at a 20 year low. SAT scores only improved after a new version of the test tailored to Common Core was released. What do we get for these loses? Even kids of solidly conservative parents have hard left leanings towards most political subjects. Get your kids out while you can!
Valley Food Storage has an introductory article on waxing certain foods for long term storage. Not all foods will respond well to this treatment, but those that do will give you excellent results. This article walks the new prepper through the process of selecting the right cheese for waxing and mentions the old fashioned method of preserving jams and jellies. After reading this, you may want to research some of these methods yourself and give it a try. I personally like hard, strong flavored cheeses and these respond well to waxing.
The new Classified Ads section of SurvivalBlog is doing well. I’m seeing lots of new listings and seeing many of those listings moving. As I perused the classified ads today, I noticed a couple of really nice things for sale this last week:
- If you like Mosin Nagants, there is a sweet sniper rifle for sale.
- One lister has a number of clean sonobuoy containers for sale. These make excellent cache tubes!
- There is also a a very military surplus frame tent in the original treated cotton duck. I’ve used one of these before and they are nice.
You really should check this section of the blog out.
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