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 Good Simple Living vlogging family’s upcoming move to Idaho.
Good Simple Living’s Move to Idaho
The Good Simple Living vlogging family has found a buyer for their house in Western Washington and is making the move to their land in Idaho. The husband is a police officer and the wife is a homeschooling mom. Please pray for a safe move for them. This move will be taking place in the late winter “Mud Season”. They’ll be temporarily living in their camping trailer while they build a new house. So please also pray for patience and contentment for their family! I recommend subscribing, at their YouTube page.
Leaked Documents: 96 Million Infections & 480,000 Deaths
Over at Alt-Market: Leaked COVID-19 Documents: Hospitals Prep For 96 Million Infections & 480K Deaths. JWR’s Comment: Read that and consider this, for perspective: That 480,000 deaths prediction is about nine times the number of American servicemen killed in the 11 years of the Vietnam war.
A New York Super-Spreader
Reader H.L. sent us this news that confirm that containing The Wuhan may prove to be very difficult: New York officials traced more than 50 coronavirus cases back to one attorney.
COVID-19 Patients May be Contagious for Weeks Longer
And here is some more bad news that adds weight to to the “this can’t be contained” argument: Coronavirus patients may be contagious for weeks longer than first thought, study says
Two Anti-Virals Have Efficacy Against COVID-19
And some good news, in this scientific journal paper: Remdesivir and chloroquine effectively inhibit the recently emerged novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in vitro. (Thanks to M.M. for the link.)
Illinois Mayor Using Virus as Pretext to Stop Gun Sales
Reader K.A. mentioned an article about how the mayor of Champaign, Illinois is using the pandemic as an excuse to potentially ban firearm sales and seize personal property, among other things: Banning the Sale of Firearms and Ammunition Because of Wuhan Virus? An Illinois Mayor Just Signed an Executive Order to Do It.
SPLC, CAIR Want to Silence Conservative ‘Hate Groups’
Another from H.L.: SPLC, CAIR Take Aim at $121 Billion Industry in Effort to Silence Conservative ‘Hate Groups’. JWR’s Comment: Since I’ve been personally targeted by the SPLC, I can attest that they are ruthless, and don’t mind bending the truth and logic, in order to push their agenda. In my case, they branded me for “guilt by association”, where I had distanced myself from some malcontents. So this was more of a case of “guilt by disassociation.” Once you end up on the radar of the SPLC, there is nothing that you can do or say to set the record straight. There motto seems to be: “The truth be damned. We just don’t like you.”
Joe Biden Falsely Claims He’s Pro-2A
A recent video compilation by Colion Noir: FACT CHECK: Joe Biden Claims He’s Not for Gun Confiscation calls Auto worker full of Sh!*
New York Post: Beans, Bullets and Band-Aids
The book editor with my publisher in England spotted this article: Doomsday preppers say to prepare for coronavirus with ‘beans, bullets and Band-Aids’. A brief excerpt:
“While some, like Rawles, are already hunkered down at their remote ranch, others are ready to flee, a move known among preppers as “bugging out.”
The ranches are usually in the “American Redoubt” in the northwest, covering Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and eastern Oregon and Washington. It is a term coined by Rawles that means a political migration to mountain states in the northwestern US considered a place of refuge for libertarian, conservative survivalists.
Up in that vast wilderness the population is thin, cities are distant, gun laws are relatively lax and there is plenty of land, water and hunting.”
No More 24/7 Wal-Marts
Pat Cascio sent me this news tip: Effective immediately, no more Wal-Mart’s open 24/7. They will close at 11:00PM and re-open at 6:00AM. Employees will still be there, restocking shelves and cleaning. But no customers.
Bob Anderson, R.I.P.
Simon sent the news that novelist and retired Chief Master Sergeant Robert “Bob” Anderson has passed away, at age 72. Simon notes: “Anderson was the author of The Survivalist novel series, after the death of Jerry Ahern”. According to his obituary posted by his publisher, Anderson began even earlier as as a ghost writer, co-authoring the novel series with Jerry and Sharon Ahern, starting with book #30 in the series.