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 the relative effectiveness of perpper spray versus firearms, for defense against bears..
Does Pepper Spray Work Better Than Lead Spray?
Reader Davy F. sent us this: Does Bear Spray Work? The science is clear, right? Not so fast, according to, well, science.
Two Interesting New 9mm Pistols
Jon Patton, over at TGC News recently mentioned two interesting new polymer frame 9mm pistol offerings: The Springfield Armory Hellcat, and the BUL Armory Cherokee, made in Israel. The latter is a DA/SA design that seems to be a cross between a Baby Desert Eagle and a CZ-75. The deep $150 discount he mentioned on the BUL Armory Cherokee is only available if you e-mail the manufacturer directly at: “email@example.com“. By the way, I highly recommend subscribing to TGC News for their weekly video summary of gun industry news.
Hong Kong Police Shoot a Protester with a Live Round
Reader Joe B. spotted this: Hong Kong Police Shoot a Protester, 18, With a Live Bullet for the First Time. Joe asks: “Is this the beginning?”
Why Leftists Now Hate Thomas Jefferson
Reader DSV sent this link: Why The Left Moved From Loving Thomas Jefferson To Hating Him.
Swedish Navy Returns to Vast Underground Headquarters
Swedish navy returns to vast underground HQ amid Russia fears. Here is an excerpt:
“Sweden’s navy HQ is returning to a vast underground cold war fortress designed to withstand a nuclear attack, in what has been seen as a defensive move against a resurgent Russia.
After a 25-year absence, the navy will once again be commanded from beneath billions of tonnes of granite as the country strives to build up its defences in response to the perceived threat from Moscow.
The top secret naval base on Muskö, about 25 miles (40km) from Stockholm, resembles a cross between Tracy Island from Thunderbirds and the film set of You Only Live Twice, where James Bond grappled with arch villain Ernst Blofeld in his headquarters beneath a volcano.
Completed in 1969, it boasts cavernous underground docks that can shelter warships, with miles of tunnels, offices and a hospital.
On its return to Muskö on Monday, the Swedish naval command said the new location would offer greater freedom of manoeuvre.
“The move is based on the calculation that the Russians could use powerful weapons which demand the level of protection that only Muskö can provide,” said Niklas Granholm, a senior analyst at the Swedish Defence Research Agency.
Sweden’s army and airforce commands are also moving out of the capital and into more fortified locations, spreading their headquarters geographically to make them less vulnerable to attack. But the navy’s relocation is the most dramatic, and emblematic of a revival of cold war sentiment in the country.
“The Muskö base is unique from a fortification perspective, it is an underground area as big as the old town in Stockholm,” said Rebecca Landberg, head of communications for the Swedish navy.”
NYC to Fine People $250,000 for Using Banned Words
Reader G.P. sent this: NYC to fine people $250k for using “banned words”. Adios, Constitution of the United States.
Amazon’s Dystopian Plan to Be Everywhere
A hat tip to DSV for suggesting this: Amazon’s dystopian plan to be anywhere and everywhere.
A Hitlery Candidacy?
Some political analysts including Steve Bannon are predicting that Hillary (aka “Hitlery”) Clinton may jump into the Democratic Primary, at the last minute. If she does, then please forward the link to a 2016 YouTube video to any of your acquaintances who are Democrats: Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight. Note that it has had more than 15 million views, even though YouTube has consistently hidden it from search results.