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 new B.O.A. Tourniquet.
New Army Technology to See Through Walls
Regular content contributor G.P. send this item: The Army is eyeing new tech that would let soldiers see enemies through walls. A pericope:
“The winner of an Army competition searching for innovative technology for troops would let soldiers see their enemies through walls.
The second Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch) came to a close last week at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting, when Lumineye, Inc., was announced as the winner for its radar technology.
Lumineye has created a “wall-penetrating radar” that would help soldiers “identify people and potential threats through walls,” according to the Army’s press release.
As the winner of the competition, The Army awarded Lumineye $250,000. Mike Howard, spokesman for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology told Task & Purpose that the cash prize doesn’t necessarily mean that the Army will purchase the radar.”
Army Considers an 1,150-Mile Range Cannon
“The service branch hopes to demonstrate a prototype of the new super-cannon by 2023, after which it will be determined whether the cannon is worthy of undergoing further tests, Defense News reports.
The Army is tackling the new project with the Research and Analysis Center at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, as well as the Center for Army Analysis “to confirm the service can accomplish what is expected from such a system,” Col. John Rafferty said.
Before entering live trials, the program first has to pass through what Rafferty described as “big technology gates,” and one will be completed “very soon” in what is said to be an early ballistic test at a Virginia facility.
The Army hopes that the new cannon can offer an edge on U.S. adversaries who have their own formidable defensive and deterrent capabilities. Rafferty believes that a U.S. strategy imbued with long-range air defense systems and artillery and coastal defense seamlessly integrated with long-range, over-the-horizon radars will be difficult to counter for U.S. foes.”
The B.O.A. Tourniquet
SurvivalBlog reader SOG write me to mention the new B.O.A. Tourniquet. JWR’s Comment: It looks like a good design. And I was glad to read that it is made here in the States. The company is headquartered in Melissa, Texas.
Ford Dealer’s ‘God, Guns & America’ Promo
Reader DSC sent this: Ford Dealer’s ‘God, Guns & America’ Promo Sees Overwhelming Success. Here is a quote:
“A Ford dealership is giving away guns, American flags and Bibles as part of a sales promotion to help move inventory during the slowest sales months.
“It’s crazy,” Derrick Hughes, owner of Carolina Ford, told the Detroit Free Press. “We’ve had multiple people take advantage of the promotion. You don’t need to buy a $50,000 truck. It’s for anything on our lot, used or new. We’ve sold Ecosport, Escape, new F-150s, used F-250s, a couple Dodge trucks.”
The idea for the promotion originated in a brainstorming session by the dealership’s employees.
Hughes explained that they were trying to come up with sales tactics that would generate more traffic through the car dealership in October and November.
Those two months are usually the slowest of the year, according to the Detroit Free Press.
So they created the “God, Guns and America!” advertising campaign and launched the promotion on Oct. 1.”
Stores Closed Sundays at Newest U.S. Mall
Over at WorldNetDaily, a re-cap pf a CNBC news article: Law from 1600s will keep stores closed Sundays at newest U.S. mall.
F-100: One More Time
A fascinating look at some aging Vietnam veteran pilots getting some stick time on the F-100: One More Time.