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 tractor tire gardening.
Practical Wisdom: Building a Tractor Tire Garden
Over at the great Rural Revolution blog, Patrice Lewis relates some hard-earned wisdom: How our tire garden evolved.
Inside a Clever Fugitive’s Bunker
Reader Jeff W., spotted this fascinating television news segment: Jeremiah Button vanished two weeks before trial. Here’s the bunker where he survived. JWR’s Comments: The man allegedly has despicable morals. But that didn’t keep him from being clever, resourceful, and industrious in keeping himself alive and hidden. This story also illustrates how genuinely wealthy America is. In Third World countries, that sort of stuff would have never made it to the dump while still in working order.
Rights Are Not Things to “Make Deals” With
From Patriot Nurse: Rights Are NOT Things to “Make Deals” With.
Final Season of The Man In The High Castle
Reader V.F. wrote to mention that the final season of The Man In The High Castle (Season 4) will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime on November 15, 2019.
Mike Williamson’s Panels at DragonCon (Atlanta)
Title: “No Kidding, There I Was…”
Description: Stories of soldiers & law enforcement that might not be quite safe for work.
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Mike Massa, Griffin Barber, J.F. Holmes, Michael Z. Williamson)
Title: The Daily Prepper
Description: You don’t need a bunker and seven years of rations to start prepping for common disasters. Our experts will help you disguise prepping as part of your everyday activities and talk about how to safely build a support community. We all prep a little. Join us to learn how to do it even better.
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Chastain F-G – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael Z. Williamson, Griffin Barber, Charlie Kaufman)
Title: Masterful Men of Military SF
Description: Some of the leading lights of military science fiction discuss their work and answer questions.
Time: Sun 4:00 pm Location: Regency VI-VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: David Weber, Chris Kennedy, Michael Z. Williamson, Timothy Zahn, Marc Alan Edelheit)
Title: APOC 24: Surviving the First 24 Hours
Description: What do the first 24 hours of an apocalypse/crisis look like? Learn how to recognize a crisis (or apocalypse), as well as how a successful response varies by location and event type. We’ll also look at the worst or most obvious mistakes made to avoid.
Time: Mon 1:00 pm Location: Chastain F-G – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Mike Massa, Michael Z. Williamson)
California Cops Confiscate Legal Magazines
Apparently, some cops didn’t get the memo on Magazine Freedom Week, back in late March/early April, 2019. Video: California Cops Confiscate Legal Magazines. JWR’s Comment: I strongly recommend that all California gun owners print out and carry a copy of the DOJ memo whenever they transport 11+ round magazines that were bought during Magazine Freedom Week. The key exception sentence can be found on Page 3: (“…except as to those persons and business entities who manufactured, imported, sold or bought large-capacity magazines between March 29, 2019…”)