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 hunting, in the midst of meat shortages.
The Murder Hornets Have Arrived
Several readers sent this: Tracking the ‘Murder Hornet’: A Deadly Pest Has Reached North America
Trump to Name Names in Wuhan
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: White House Will Release ‘Conclusive’ Evidence Coronavirus Originated In Wuhan Lab, Trump Says.
Where to Find Amish Markets
Reader Cheryl X. wrote to ask about how to find Amish markets. These are surplus grocery stores that specialize in foods in closed-out promotional packaging, ding and dent cans and packaged, and slightly past expiry date packaged foods and candies. Depending on state and locals laws, they also sell things like freshly-made rolled butter, raw cow milk, raw goat milk, frozen Hutterite chickens, and much more. Some High Tech Amish folks put together this handy online store-finder directory.
Facing Meat Shortages, Americans Go Hunting
Reader G.G. sent us a link to this article circulated by Reuters: Facing meat shortages, some Americans turn to hunting during pandemic
North Texas Rancher: Starvation is Coming
Reader Tim J. sent us this: Starvation is coming- Rancher Explains
Mutant Coronavirus Strain is Even More Contagious
Canada Bans 1,500 Black Rifle Models
Scout sent us this: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enacted a ban on 1,500 “assault-style” weapons following the Nova Scotia mass shooting. This latest ban was “by regulation” (fiat), rather than by debated legislation. It will now be illegal to sell these guns, and any person in possession of them will have a two year amnesty period to turn in their weapons before facing criminal charges. (Trudeau says they will be “fairly compensated”. But don’t believe him. He is a well-documented liar, when it comes to guns. )
And here is a complete list of all the banned guns. It even includes some bolt action rifles.
JWR’s Comment: And of course with mandatory registration long in place up in Canuckistan, authorities will know exactly where to look for them. Ground truth: Registration leads to confiscation.
City Demands Details on Members from Churches
WND reports: City demands churches turn over names, addresses, phone numbers! (A hat tip to reader D.S.V. for the link.)
‘It’s About Control’: Franklin Graham Sounds Alarm
Another from WND: ‘It’s about control’: Franklin Graham sounds alarm on government’s true motive. A quote:
“”It’s becoming more obvious to people that the response of some in the government is not just about protecting lives, but it’s about control. Never before in our history have those who are well been quarantined rather than those who are sick! I don’t want to minimize the fact that the coronavirus is dangerous. We need to take precautions and we need to exercise personal responsibility,” he continued. “But we also need to be cautious before we say yes to every ban proposed and agree to anything that we think might help protect us from the virus, to make sure that we’re not letting go of some of our constitutional rights.
“Our response to the coronavirus pandemic could greatly affect our future and our freedoms,” he said.”
The Coming Revolution of Nasal Light Therapy
Readers A.D. and D.S.V. both sent this article that seems to confirm some conjecture by President Trump that was denigrated by the mainstream media: The Coming Revolution of Nasal Light Therapy