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 ”. The question of the day? How much corrupt government are you willing to tolerate? Check it out below:
SurvivalBlog reader T.J. sent in this article on the Quidnon boat about having a self-sufficient haulout capability . There are times when you need your boat out of water. Perhaps you need to do some maintenance or you want to secure it before a hurricane. In any case, having the ability to do the haulout yourself without the help of a major dock is a great advantage.
California labor officials are kicking ICE officials to the curb. Labor Commissioner Julie Su has directed her staff to turn away Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents  unless they have warrants in hand. California repeatedly demonstrates their disdain of all things conservative.
Planned Parenthood is encouraging parents to teach children as young as four that “their genitals don’t determine their gender ”. Is there any question about how the progressive socialist agenda is targeting children? Sadly, many parents can’t grasp how horrible this is. As Reader T.J. states “Anyone talking to their preschooler about any aspect of sex (other than a properly-conducted molestation investigation) should be horsewhipped.”
How I Became a Prepper
Daisy Luther has penned an article on how she became a prepper  that is an interesting read. Like most preppers, there is something awful that happened and caused her to be aware of how helpless she was to take care of her family. In her case, it was the loss of a job for her husband while she had a month-old baby. It certainly makes you think. What was your impetus for making the change in your lifestyle?
Reader B.B. sent in this article  from the Christian Mercenary. How much corrupt government are you willing to tolerate. Our government officials openly flaunt their rebellion to the rule of law. They leak sensitive information to further their own agendas and enable their cronies to to commit crimes against this nation with impunity. As the author says, “All you have to do is one day decide that you are going to make things difficult for those who would gladly and enthusiastically put you in jail and destroy your life for nothing other than coming up against them politically.”
I was recently prepping coax cable for some crimp connectors and after cutting the end off of the cable for the 4th time, I decided there had to be a better way to do this than a razor blade. Coincidentally, I just saw where DX engineering has a new coaxial cable prep tool kit  for crimp connectors that contains everything you need to prep cables ends to accept connectors. If you’re working with more than a few connectors or expect to, this may be the solution you need. It’s a specialized tool, but it gets the job done.
We’ve linked to this map before, but it may be time for a refresher with the latest news coming out of North Korea. This is an online simulator where you can pick a target and a yield and determine where the majority of the damage and fallout would occur. You might want to try it on a town or city nearby where you live just to see how you could be affected.