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”. JWR is filling in today, as Hugh is busy building the new annual blog archive. Today we are focusing on the possible End of the Trump Slump for the firearms and prepping industries.
The Prepper Moms
Here is a fairly-well balanced piece over at Medium.com: The Prepper Moms. The article begins: “Not all doomsday survivalists are macho men with bunkers and chainsaws. Meet the women preparing for the worst.”
End of the Trump Slump?
Back in September, headlines like this were common: Gun sellers seeing ‘Trump slump’ drag down sales. But with the arrival of the new Democrat-majority congress, we will most likely soon be reading of another boom in gun sales. Stack your guns, ammo, and full capacity magazines deep, while they are still inexpensive and plentiful. Presently, stripped AR-15 lower receivers at around $40 apiece are a real bargain. In a couple of years, you might wish that you bought 50 of them!
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Likewise, the Trump Slump has hit the food storage industry. Storage foods are presently priced quite low and there are no shortages. Nearly everything you’d like is available with no waiting. But with news of poor grain harvests and bad weather, the “plenty” situation will likely end. Be like the grasshopper, folks! Stock up, in times of plenty.
Moms Demand Automatics
Mocking the Moms Demand Action ‘crats, this group started with Facebook meme: Moms Demand Automatics. (FPC video interview.) This was an outgrowth of the Rally for Our Rights movement, in Colorado.
A Recommended Vlog
I recommend a video blog (vlog) from Canadian woodsman homesteader Shawn James: My Self Reliance. If you delve into his vlog’s three years of archives, you can watch how he built his log cabin and outbuildings by hand. Shawn uses a mix of primitive, 19th Century, and modern tools. Great stuff, from a gent who really lives the life.
FreeZox.ee Friends is Growing!
For those who shun mainstream (corporate/statist) social media like Facebook and Twitter, there is a great alternative that is rapidly growing: FreeZox.ee Friends. I highly recommend it. Be forewarned that a few of the memes posted there are a bit crude, but overall it is a fine site. So does fellow novelist and blogger Matt Bracken. And don’t miss its video sister site, as an alternative to the censorious YouTube and Vimeo: It is called Zox.ee.
SurvivalBlog Classifieds — A Reminder
Don’t forget about the SurvivalBlog Classifieds! There are some really amazing items being advertised for sale there. Just look at the new listings for guns and gun accessories! Basic ads without photos are available FREE OF CHARGE. You can also advertise a “WTB” if there is something that you want to buy. If you are looking for something that only a fellow prepper would have, then you know where to put the word out. Looking for a Servel propane refrigerator? Then post a WTB ad! Want a diesel-powered generator with a remote start switch? Then post a WTB ad!
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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!