April 21, 2024

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods. This column is 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. In today’s column, we look at the risk of tsunamis, on American coastlines.

Tsunami: Could It Happen Here?

A quite informative background piece, posted over at the USGS site: Could It Happen Here?

Florida Is Packed With “Survivalists,” Survey Claims

Published by The New Times of Miami: Preppin’ in Paradise: Florida Is Packed With “Survivalists,” Survey Claims.

A Psychologist Explains Prepping

Doomsday Prepping: Reactionary Behavior or Inherited Instinct? A pericope:

“One unique aspect of prepping in modern America is the emphasis on self-sufficiency, the American ideal of individualism. Some preppers in the US strive for independence and desire to break free from the institutions that regulate access in modern society. Yet the prepping phenomenon is not unique to the United States.

In 2019, it was estimated that one-in-five consumers in Britain were storing medicine, food, and water in preparation for supply chain interruptions related to Brexit (the highly-debated decision for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union).”

They Plan to Take Your House: The Agenda 2030 Wealth Transfer

Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site, a new video from Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen: How They Plan to Take Your House: The Agenda 2030 Wealth Transfer.

Progressives Convinced Us to Get a Gun

Surprisingly, I found this at The Wall Street Journal site: Progressives Convinced Us to Get a Gun.  Here is an excerpt:

“Progressives nationwide have attacked police and law enforcement, alleging that our legal system is systemically racist and oppressive. They have caused recidivist criminals to haunt our streets and commit more crimes—and have refused to deal with homelessness in spite of the mental illness and drug addictions that so often afflict our cities’ most vulnerable. Numerous efforts to reduce the use of drugs have been rebuffed in the name, of course, of racism.

This approach has unleashed a crime wave and diminished our sense of safety on the streets. It is, therefore, unsurprising to see ever more law-abiding people seeking to arm themselves. As a result, there will be more guns out there, including in the hands of people who should never be near them.

To limit guns in America, much as my father wished, policy makers should focus on the underlying problems that are generating a spike in crime. It is disingenuous and hypocritical to argue that Americans should disarm themselves while at the same time depriving them of protection against those who would inflict a kind of anarchy on us. Society can’t thrive if it won’t stand up for itself. The absence of such protection will merely lead people to take up arms themselves.”

Glenn Beck Goes Righteously Ballistic

The most powerful speech Glenn Beck has ever given.

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