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 renaissance of box beds
A Medieval Box Bed Renaissance?
I recently did some research on home heating alternatives for grid down situations, for a non-fiction preparedness book that I’m now writing under contract for Cartlon Publishing, in England.
One usually overlooked aspect of insulating yourself is the nightly use of a medieval-style box bed or cabinet bed. (In French: “lit-clos”.) Now largely forgotten, these beds create a tiny “house within a house”, that is heated with just your own body heat.
Box beds–typically with sliding doors–are still custom-built by carpenters, but can be expensive. If you are handy with carpentry tools, you can construct your own. Just keep in mind that they need some ventilation, to avoid asphyxiation.
I found this recent article about a renaissance in box beds: People are Starting to Sleep in Medieval “Box Beds” Again.
Amish-Built House for Rent in S.E. Ohio
I received the following note that I’d like to pass on to the full blog readership. “Jane” wrote:
“I have a beautiful 87-acre farm in Monroe County, in southeast Ohio. I have an extra home, next to my home which was Amish built, so it has no electricity or indoor toilet. It does have indoor sinks, heater, gas and wood stove. I am looking for someone who is interested in living here. We have no cell signal, no chance of 5G, Spring water, beautiful surroundings, gardens, woods, etc. I want to rent it out, or work out the rent in exchange for labor on the house and/or help on the farm. I am not looking to get rich on rent, but I want to find someone truly interested and committed to this [farming] life. I’d prefer to find a hard working, drug free, individual or married couple with Christian morals.”
If interested, contact: email@example.com
1,000 Guns Seized in Ritzy L.A. Neighborhood
More than 1,000 weapons seized in ritzy Los Angeles neighborhood. JWR’s Comment: “Weapons”? Those mostly look like hunting rifles, to me. If this had happened in The American Redoubt, the headline would be “large gun collection seized”. As usual, the Feds treated the seized guns like garbage. No respect for property nor presumption of innocence…
Honey Bee Vaccines?
Discovery of RNA transfer through royal jelly could aid development of honey bee vaccines. (Thanks to reader C.B. for the link.)
California Magazine Freedom Week: DOJ Letter
Here is the definitive word on current 11+ round magazine legality, following the one week window of opportunity in the People’s Republic of Kalifornia: California Freedom Week DOJ Notice to Law Enforcement.
Measles: Facts and Misconceptions
A recent post by Sharyl Altikisson: Measles: Facts and Misconceptions in a Near-Hysterical Media Environment. A key pericope about the outbreaks:
“Each year, including in 2019, transmission of measles has been sourced exclusively to travelers or visitors who bring in the disease from outside of the U.S., according to CDC.
In 2018, 82 people brought measles to the U.S. from other countries. CDC states, that’s “the greated number of imported cases since measles was eliminated from the U.S. in 2000.”
S.F. Bans Anti-Car-Burglar Warning Signs
Over at Zero Hedge: San Francisco Bans Anti-Car-Burglar Warning Signs Because… Racist. A snippet:
“Just when you thought things on the West Coast could not get any more insane, we are reminded there is no limit to what a triggered imagination can come up with to support the disassociated state so many Bay Area liberals seem capable of. By way of background, cars parked at the Golden Gate Bridge have been frequent targets of burglary, prompting local authorities to post signs thoughtfully warning visitors to not leave cash or valuables in their vehicles.”
JWR’s Comment: They “solved” the alleged “problem” by substituting an orange stick man figure. Subtext: Orange man bad!
Diabetic Amputations a ‘Shameful Metric’ of Inadequate Care
Lastly, the is this article suggested by H.L.: Diabetic Amputations a ‘Shameful Metric’ of Inadequate Care.