October 21, 2021

SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. We may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters.

We’ll start out with some troubling news: DHS Secret Terror Watchlist With Nearly 2 MILLION People On It Exposed Online With NO PASSWORD.

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H.L. spotted this news: Black vultures are eating cows alive. Now some farmers can legally shoot the protected birds.

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Tim J. suggested this, over at American Partisan: Ivermectin Treatment Protocols.

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Debunking The Cost of Living Myth.

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A video for more advanced hams: SIGNALINKUSB and Elecraft KX3 set up.

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From Reader C.B.: New analysis of landmark scurvy study leads to update on vitamin C needs.

An update from SaraSue:

“With the 2nd well functioning, we have plenty of water now.  The sulfur in the water doesn’t affect doing laundry, taking showers, washing dishes, etc., but I wouldn’t drink it.  The Berkey is constantly filtering water for drinking and cooking.  I even filter water for the dogs.  I’ve been picking up cases of drinking water frequently because the Berkey can’t keep up.  Hopefully, in the near future, a water filtration system will be installed to meet the household needs – just waiting on the local well driller who is extremely busy.  Even in the chaos, I’ve been replenishing the food stores.  Picked up 20 chicks and “keets” (guineas – big tick problem here) and soon will be moving them to their own “barn” (a converted garage with a dirt/gravel floor).  I located an A2/A2 Jersey milk cow, 2 yr old first freshener, $3K, not too far away in North Carolina, but alas, the other barn is not ready yet.  She’d have a couple fenced acres to enjoy and she’s well handled.  I’m of half a mind to pay for her and ask them to hold her for me until I can get the barn cleaned up and a stanchion built.  I’m trying to locate some wethers to graze the other acres just to keep the grass and weeds down.  One thing about Tennessee – grass grows really fast – I just had everything mowed less than 2 weeks ago and it looks like it’s never been mowed.  I was able to locate a “farm hand” this morning at the local feed and supply store – I need a gate installed for the driveway, and have lots of projects on the list.  My dogs are exhausting me by leaving the property pretty regularly.  They’re meeting all the neighbors though!!  I decided to not even try to get a fall garden in.  Met a local Angus beef rancher so I’ll be purchasing freezer beef soon.  Considering growing out a couple of Idaho Pasture Pigs (IPPs), but may settle on just growing out meat birds for the time being.  Found a large freezer and really got excited about finding a Speed Queen washer/dryer set (American made, great warranty, deep tub, rarely break down).  There’s a shooting range not far from me – I can hear lots of practicing going on and can’t wait to get over there.  I feel like I’m running a race to get the mini farm set up, stocked up, and secured, before SHTF.  So much to do y’all. “

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To follow up on my recent discussion of medical exemptions to the COVID jab, there has also been some progress on formalizing religious exemptions. (A hat tip to H.S. for the link to that piece at The Captain’s Journal.)

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Joe Biden Weighs Mandating Vaccines for Interstate Travel.

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Growing Share of Migrants From Outside Mexico, Central America Poses Challenge for Biden.
Nearly three in 10 arrested at the southern border in July came from South America, the Caribbean or beyond. (Thanks to C.B. for the link.)

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Over at Electoverse:  New Study: 23 Experts in the fields of Solar Physics and Climate Science Contradict the IPCC — the Science is NOT Settled.

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Reader W.S. wrote:

“For readers interested in practicing the skills in the ‘Shooting Drills for WTSHTF’ article, I recommend the Appleseed program. Appleseed rifle classes teach the ‘Basic’ and ‘Intermediate’ skills mentioned in the article in a weekend. Participants also learn how the colonists’ marksmanship skills played such an important role in American revolutionary war history. Appleseed is a non-profit group, run by volunteers, family-friendly and has classes throughout the year in all 50 states.”

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DOJ Demands Judge Send Jan 6th Protester BACK TO JAIL for “Returning to Conspiracy Theories” After He Violated Restrictions and Watched Mike Lindell’s Symposium Online.

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In response to the recent Hi Point .45 carbine review, Tom J. penned this:

“Doesn’t the author think he would have been better served by buying a Carbine Conversion Unit (MechTech or other) that would use the same receiver as his Rock River?  He could potentially have an additional 1911 and use as a carbine, and all his weapons would use the same magazines.  Might be worth it to your readers to include a note.”

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Thanks to R.D. for sending this item: 20 GOP states push back against Biden gun regulations.

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And, in closing: Boston Dynamics unveil backflipping robots. (A hat tip to C.B. for the link.)

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