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”. Today, we focus on how the Queen of England Has a Bug Out Plan. Pictured is Balmoral Castle, in a vintage photo.
The Earth’s Fast-Moving Magnetic North Pole
This is some food for thought: Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Was Moving So Fast, Geophysicists Had to Update the Map
Why We Need Standard Capacity Magazines
Reader D.S. sent us this article link: Houston Gunfight, Deadly as OK Corral; Home Owner Uses AK47 in Self Defense ~ VIDEO. JWR’s Comments: I wish the leftist politicians would understand…For a gunfight, in the modern context, a 30-round magazine is not “high capacity.” It is standard capacity. And just one magazine may be insufficient, especially when you face multiple opponents.
Los Angeles Anti-NRA Witch Hunt
Over at Bearing Arms: Los Angeles To Force Contractors To Reveal NRA Ties. JWR’s Comment: This is starting to take on the proportions of a full-blown Witch Hunt.
The US Army Is Equipping Soldiers With Pocket-Sized Recon Drones
At The Byte: The US Army Is Equipping Soldiers With Pocket-Sized Recon Drones. And here is a link to a more detailed article: US Army soldiers will soon be armed with these game-changing drones that fit in the palm of your hand. JWR’s Comment: With a one-way range of 1.24, the energy density of the battery used must be very advanced! (Thanks to G.P. for the link.)
Meth Death First, Bear Dinner Later
Tim. J. sent us this piece that has a tragi-comic ring to it: Tennessee man died of meth overdose before being eaten by bear at national park: autopsy. “A man whose body was discovered partially eaten by a bear in Great Smoky Mountains National Park last year died of a meth overdose before the bear ever got to him, according to an autopsy released on Monday.”
More About Tonga’s Internet Outage
Here is an interesting article about what happened on the island of Tonga when they lost internet for two weeks: Learning to talk again: life without internet in Tonga. (A hat tip to Gretchen for the link.)
Even the Queen of England Has a Bug Out Plan
Gregg P. was the first of several readers who sent us this: Even the Queen of England Has a Bug Out Plan. From a Whitehall announcement, quoted in the article: “Officials in the Civil Contingencies Secretariat, the Government department responsible for emergency planning, have ‘repurposed’ a secret operation under which the Royals could have been accommodated in various country houses to protect them from enemy forces during the Cold War.”
Suit Filed Against NJ Attempt to Criminalize Sharing Gun Blueprints Nationwide
D.S.V. suggested this article at Free Beacon: Suit Filed Against NJ Attempt to Criminalize Sharing Gun Blueprints Nationwide. The article begins:
“A group of gun rights organizations filed suit in federal court on Tuesday claiming New Jersey is violating their First Amendment rights by threatening criminal charges against those who share gun blueprints online.
The Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, Second Amendment Foundation, Calguns Foundation, California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, and Defense Distributed petitioned the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against state attorney general Gurbir Grewal’s threat to prosecute the company hosting CodeIsFreeSpeech.com. The site is where a number of gun blueprints had been available for download. The group has also filed for declaratory and injunctive relief.”
Do Seeds Really Expire?
H.L. liked this one at Ask A Prepper: Do Seeds Really Expire? JWR’s Comment: It is probably worthwhile to print out a copies of those expected shelf lives and put a copy in your reference binder, and another one taped inside the door of your seed storage closet.
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