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 the Nebraska floods.
Still near the top of the news cycle: Historic floods hit Nebraska after ‘bomb cyclone’ storm. A selection from the Reuters article:
“The National Weather Service predicted dangerous flooding would continue through the weekend in Nebraska and in south and west central Iowa, particularly along the Missouri River.
‘We’re still in a very widely dispersed and intense flooding situation in the eastern third of Nebraska,”’said Mike Wight, a spokesman for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, in a phone interview.
Nebraska has had two flood-related fatalities this week, Wight said. One person died at home after failing to evacuate, although the exact cause of death was unclear, authorities said, and the other was swept away while trying to tow a trapped car with his tractor.”
Portable Water Filters For Backpacking and Survival
Tim J. spotted this video at the Corporal’s Corner web site: Portable Water Filters For Backpacking and Survival
10 Years in Prison for Possessing Mosque Shooting Video?
Sometimes censorship is downright counterproductive: NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For ‘Possessing’ Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, ‘Dissenter’ Banned. JWR Adds: It is gruesome to watch, but a copy has been made available over at the Charles Carroll Society web site. Seeing it will surely convert any “part time” concealed carriers into full time carriers. I believe that a concealed carry pistol should be like an American Express Card: “Don’t leave home without it.” Always be ready to protect yourself and others! Oh, and if you have not yet installed the Dissenter add-on to your browser, then you should/
Federal Red Flag Gun Confiscation Law Looming
Debate on a Federal “Red Flag” law is expected to begin on March 26th, 2019. Please contact both of the U.S. Senators that represent your state and remind them this bill (and any similar state-level laws) would violate the Due Process clause of the U.S. Constitution. This proposed law must be stopped!
SurvivalBlog Archive USB Sticks: Going, Going…
The first batch of 1,000 of the SurvivalBlog 2005-2018 Archive Waterproof 16 GB USB sticks sold out in just five weeks. The second batch of just 550 is selling rapidly, and is running low. When I last checked, there were 296 of the second batch remaining. This may be our final batch of this year’s edition, so order yours–and any that you want for gifts–soon.
Total Chaos in Maracaibo
Here is a key quote:
“The looting started last Saturday afternoon after an ice company, on a hot day, demanded that it be paid in dollars. A crowd instead tore through its factory and then continued onto nearby pharmacies and stores. By the evening, the entire city was taken over by people seeking out life’s necessities by any means necessary.
The country’s blackout took an already flammable situation and threw a match on it. Maduro’s handling of the situation has prompted the U.S. and other nations to instead recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the rightful head of state. Maduro has concentrated his power, in the form of resources and troops, in Caracas, the country’s capital. But the recent chaos in Maracaibo, a city of 1.6 million, shows the rest of the country is in tumult and not even the largest cities are safe.
Maduro blamed the blackout on a U.S. cyberattack last week.
When power was restored, many transformers and substations wound up bursting into flames. There were long lines of people at water trucks, streams and burst pipes. As far as protection, “a single municipal squad car was seen” during a day of looting in the city – and the officers within warned that “no protection” was on its way.”
The Autocrat’s New Tool Kit
At The Wall Street Journal: The Autocrat’s New Tool Kit. “The next generation of repressive technology will make past efforts to spread propaganda and quash dissent look primitive.”