I got this picture today from a friend of the fires east of Austin.
Horrific fires in Texas, horrible flooding in Pennsylvania, there's been some sudden disasters here lately. I'll be doing a post on a grab & go plan and kit this weekend.
Assaults on Freedom
I usually keep politics out of here, but every now and then, something comes up that I just need to speak up about. I consider myself a "little 'l' libertarian" and I really see that personal freedoms are a part of survivalism and preparedness. This article out of Ogden, Utah really got my blood boiling today. A man was butchering a cow in his driveway and a neighbor called the police. It's no different than a Greek family butchering a goat or a hunter butchering his deer. What got me the worst was the police lieutenant saying, "It boggles my mind. It's not illegal, but it's absurd that people would think slaughtering a cow in their driveway is OK." If it's NOT illegal, IT IS OK!!! Now the police, health department, and animal control are all working with the district attorney to figure out how to charge this guy with a crime. What kind of bizarro world are we living in?
How about this report out of Longview, Washington? Five hundred Longshoremen stormed the Port of Washington at 4:30 a.m. where they broke down gates, smashed windows, vandalized rail cars, dumped grain cargo and took six guards hostage for several hours. That is what happens in third world countries, not here. How no one was killed I have no idea.
Giant Faraday Cage
I've written a couple of times about my attempts with Faraday cages. This article in tomorrow's Survival Blog very thoroughly discusses using CONEX shipping containers for large scale Faraday cages. I found it very interesting.