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 full color night vision examples in today’s lead article.
Full Color Night Vision
Reader G.P. sent in this interesting article on the next generation of night vision. While previous nigh vision generations have focused on gaining a better, higher resolution picture, they are still monochrome. Green is typically the color shade of choice simply because our eyes are more sensitive to green light and it gives us a better capability of picking out details. However, full color gives us the same capability as we have during the day. Your eyes will be able to pick out threats at night just as well as they do in the daytime. In effect, the only limitation at that point would be the narrowed field of vision night vision devices introduce. While it is likely that the military will get it first, it will eventually make it to the civilian market.
Paul Joseph Watson has laid out how YouTube (the second biggest search engine on the Internet after Google) has been altering its search engine algorithm based on the insistence of social justice warriors and left wing lobbying campaigns to bury, block and ban videos that they find to be undesirable or negative toward their political agenda. When you perform a search for any new worth item, you are met with a wall of main stream media videos despite the fact that individual YouTubers almost always have better, less biased coverage of those events. Some are certainly more popular to watch, but unless you are purposefully subscribe to their channels, you will not see their videos returned in the search results.
Battle Rifle Upgrade
Reader KGP wrote in:
In Washington State, there are by population numbers quite a few patriots who are not surrendering to the slavery crowd in the Olympia-Sociattle Homeless Industrial Complex, despite adverse laws. Since the passage of the last anti-Second Amendment, illegal law violating the State Constitution, many of us are quickly upgrading from freedom rifles to MBR in our inventory. PSA has a great deal to take advantage of. $499.99 gets everything but the stripped lower receiver for a pretty decent AR-10.
Sustainability is the name of the game when it comes to prepping. It’s not enough just to be prepared for a short emergency, but can you be prepared for the long haul? And we’re not just talking about have a really deep larder either. Sustainability is the concept of replenishing your preps even in a time when others may be starving. Reader T.J. sent in this article from the MountainGuerrilla on seeking this gold standard in prepping. Taking a clue from the Special Forces Operational Detachment Alphas (A-Teams), Mosby takes a look at what it takes to achieve this level of independence and preparedness. This one is definitely worth a read.
Are you dependent on some form of medication? How about your emergency preps? Were you aware of how drug manufacturing has changed in the last couple of decades? Reader H.L. sent in this book review on China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine. The book raises the alarm on how China has become the worlds largest supplier of the active ingredient in aspirin and acetaminophen and is the dominant supplier for the essential ingredients to make penicillin and vitamin C. It is also the largest exporter of medical devices with nearly 20,000 medical products for sale. The authors argue that China represents a grave threat to the U.S. and its strategic position in the world due to the continuing move of medicine to Asia.
Beginner’s Knife Shop
Are you interested in knife making, but the price of setting up a shop is prohibitively expensive for something that you are not sure you really want to do long term? Reader G.P. has you covered. He sent in this article on how you can shop at Harbor Freight and create a pretty decent compliment of tools dedicated to knife building for only $100. These are commonly owned tools and you may already have some of them in your shop now too making the entry into this useful hobby even less expensive. The only thing you won’t be able to save on is time. You’re gonna need plenty of that too.
Funding the World
Have you noticed that the Democrats in office now are willing to fund the rest of the world on their border fence priorities, but not our own? This article takes a look at some of the spending priorities of the Obama administration on foreign aid. Some of these countries that received huge amounts of aid funding were not even that friendly to us. Pakistan, for instance, received $687 million in funding despite the fact that they were harboring Osama bin Laden. Afghanistan received $7.2 billion which mostly seems to fund the opium that finds its way back to our southern border. The list goes on and on. This isn’t about securing America. This is about opposing Trump at your expense.
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