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 “HJL”. I highly recommend reading the article on Power Grid Intrusions in today’s postings.
Update on Arrested Nurse
Jeff Payne, who was fired after arresting nurse Alex Wubbels has stated that he intends to appeal the decision as he believes it wasn’t fair to him. attorney Greg Skordas has publicly stated that if the body cams had not been widely circulated, which generated much publicity, he would still be employed. Aw shucks! If only he hadn’t been caught violating Wubbels civil rights. Thanks to reader T.P. for the link.
Reader C.F. sent in this article on an Indiana state lawmaker who has proposed a bill that would require all journalist be licensed by the state police. It is highly unlikely that this bill will advance through the legislature, but the fact that the lawmaker proposed it shows an incredible ignorance of the constitution and is downright scary.
Ready Made Resources has created a new video showing the Trekker Portable Water Purification Plant. This processor is capable of delivering up to one gallon per minute of purified water from nearly any source and is powered from any 12 volt source. I should note that Ready Made Resources is a long time advertiser on SurvivalBlog and you can get the water processor direct from them.
Congress was warned again of the dangers that an EMP attack on the U.S. with a 90% casualty rate of the population in the first year. I have heard from many who doubted this number, but I would remind them that virtually all stores (food, clothing and otherwise) rely upon the Just in Time (JIT) philosophy of inventory. Basically, the stores “back room” inventory is on the delivery trucks arriving on a daily (or hourly) timescale. There is no local inventory in the vast majority of stores anymore. If the trucks stop rolling because of lack of fuel, the cities begin to starve within days. thanks to C.F. for the link.
Reader D.B. sent in this link to a video that fully explains the history of socialism. The video is is over 24 hours long, but don’t worry, you won’t have to watch the whole thing to get a full grasp of the concept. In fact, I recommend that you don’t watch the whole video, but just the first few minutes. Fast forward to the last few minutes and you will be laughing.
Power Grid Intrusion
Have you ever wondered how power grid intrusions work? Reader G.P. sent in this link that explains the multi-step process required for hackers to gain control of the power grid and what you should know about it. Most intrusions that you hear of are not of critical systems as there is typically a gap between the informational and operational aspects of power grids. However, every breach gives the hacker the opportunity to learn a bit more about the system.
Federal Ammunition Plant Layoffs
Federal has announced that they will be laying off 200 more employees bringing the 2017 total to 310. While some of this is certainly due to the streamlining of the production process, it is also indicative of the overall health of the firearms industry which is still struggling with oversupply from the ramped up production to meet shortages just a year ago. I guess we need to buy more ammo!
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