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 “JWR ”.
The Rumble of C-46 and C-47 Engines
Fans of old radial engine WWII-vintage transport planes will want to subscribe to this, from Canada: Plane Savers .
You may remember this as the same “air cargo and passengers” airline featured in the popular Ice Pilots  television show.
JWR is Accepting Bitcoin
I’m in need of some Bitcoin for an upcoming purchase. Therefore, for at least the next few days, I’m willing to accept Bitcoin for most of the items that I have listed in The SurvivalBlog Classifieds . This is a limited-time offer, and subject to negotiation for a mutually agreed BTC exchange rate. If any of the items that I have listed in the SurvivalBlog Classifieds interest you, then e-mail me  to hold that item for you, and for details on making payment to my Bitcoin receiving address. That by the way is: 3GVcXveQGB6V9Py7WKjHN5ZC9KiiavHdgw
Lowered Standards for Special Forces
Reader “DPS Officer” spotted this article: Green Berets Targeted After Anonymous Email Exposed Lowered Standards . JWR’s Comment: Lowering our military readiness for the sake of Political Correctness is nothing short of national suicidal.
SIG P320 Pistols From 80% Complete Blanks!
Fans of the SIG P320 (aka U.S. M17) pistol will want to check out this video: The P320 80% Build Adventure . (Thanks to S.F. for the link.)
Tonga Cable Severed – Entire Nation is Sans Internet
This headline ran on Thursday: Tonga sent back to ‘dark ages’ after underwater Internet cable severed . To those who have written to ask about the status of my Rawles.to (Tonga) domain: That domain name is unaffected by this outage. We don’t have a server in Tonga. We only have our domain registered there.
U.S. Navy’s FitzGerald Probe
Tim J. suggested this, over at The Navy Times: Worse than you thought: inside the secret Fitzgerald probe the Navy doesn’t want you to read 
Bill Buppert on Irregular Warfare
Many SurvivalBlog readers are familiar with libertarian author Bill Buppert. I found a recent interview with Bill quite fascinating: Bill Buppert On Irregular Warfare: Audio Discussions With Prof CJ’s Dangerous History Podcast 
An Interesting Steath Camper Van Conversion
The West’s Descent Into ‘Cultural Revolution’
Reader H.L. recommended a recent essay by Charles Hugh Smith: The West’s Descent Into ‘Cultural Revolution’ 
A Better Understanding of Evil
Over at Christian Mercenary: A Better Understanding of Evil . Here is a snippet from the essay: “What I had not considered is that the left rejects objective truth as a means of rejecting morality and attacking those seeking truth through the Judeo-Christian culture or scripture. That they see the pursuit and ultimate achievement of power instead of truth as worthy of a purpose as the attainment of peace or the fulfillment of understanding.”
Alternatives to Google Searches
There was a good primer posted by Kim Komando: Seven ways to search without using Google . JWR’s Comment: It served as good confirmation that Kim now recommends Start Page –the same “no tracking” search engine page that I’ve been recommending in SurvivalBlog for more than five years. Bookmark it and make it your default search tool, if you haven’t already. Remember Google = Evil.
Please send your news tips to JWR . (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!