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”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at a wolf-attack nightmare.
Wisconsin Farm Family’s Wolf-Attack Nightmare
Reader Jon C. sent us this: Wisconsin farm family lives wolf-attack nightmare. The article begins:
“On July 8, my father-in-law walked down to the sheep pasture to check on the flock, the same way he has for over 20 years. It was a beautiful summer morning, feeling much cooler after a spell of heat and humidity had just ended, but only one ewe greeted him. It was by the grace of God that she was there.
As he began checking fence to see where the sheep might have gone, he saw a sight straight out of our worst nightmares. He started to find the massacred remains of our family’s sheep. This wasn’t my family’s first go around with a wolf kill on the farm, so my father in-law knew what to do.
Less than two hours later, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife adjuster was out and began his investigation and, after finding tracks, was able to confirm it was a wolf kill.
Imagine waking up one morning and everything that you have worked towards for the last 30 years is gone. In a blink of an eye you have lost over 30 years of genetics, 30 years of blood, sweat, and tears. Just to be told that there is nothing you can really do about it except fill out some paperwork and wait for a small reimbursement that won’t equal the true value of the animals you lost.”
U.S. Army’s New Armored Robotic Vehicles
Reader G.P. sent this item: U.S. Begins Testing Armored Robotic Vehicles Next Year.
That Viral Lake Tahoe Brown Bear Video…
French ‘Flyboard’ Soldier at Bastille Day
Philadelphia is Using a Sonic Weapon on Kids
H.L. sent this link: Philadelphia is Using a Sonic Weapon on Kids — To Keep them Out of Parks. Here is a snippet:
“The Philadelphia government is reportedly using sonic weapons on it own citizens, youth and young adults, to keep them out of public parks after hours. We at TFTP were initially caught off guard with the news of compliance weapons usually reserved for riot control being used on kids. Admittedly, we believed it was fake news. Unfortunately, after further investigation, it is no laughing matter and is the first such torture device we are aware of regularly being used on young people in the U.S.
The device we learned is called “The Mosquito” and is installed in at least 30 city parks throughout Philadelphia.”
Destructive Armyworm Spreading in China
Another from reader G.P.: Destructive pest could spread to all of China’s grain production in 12 months.
Hydro-Power Retreat on Clark Fork River
I heard about a news listing at SurvivalRealty.com that looks captivating: Home on 13 acres w/ Hydro-power! This part of the listing was noteworthy:
The state of Idaho no longer approves of “in-stream” dams and/or diversions for hydro-power. These water rights are perfected and grandfathered.”
CPS Is Taking Kids Away Based on ‘Predictive Analytics’
Reader DSV spotted this article of interest: CPS Is Taking Kids Away Based on ‘Predictive Analytics’ Computer Program To Judge Parents.
Florida Cop Caught Planting Meth on Motorists
A hat tip to SOG for sending this: A Florida cop planted meth on random drivers, police say. One lost custody of his daughter. JWR’s Comment: NEVER consent to a search, folks!