- "Wound Care – When to use Steri Strips or Suture"--Modern Survival Blog. The author relates:
The depth of the wound is what matters with strips.
– Less than 3/16″ deep probably okay to use tape (strips).
– Above 1/4″ probably should be sutures.
At 3/16″ it is iffy, tape or suture.
- "Chickens: The most valuable animal on the homestead"--Backwoods Home Magazine. An article about raising chickens. It is not quite a primer, but instead a look at some of the highlights and give you an idea of what you will need to successfully raise chickens and why you might want to in order to be self-sufficient.
- "OTIS Bore Stick"--The Firearms Blog. A Shot Show product announcement. And this sounds like a great product. It is a chemically treated stick that you can insert into a barrel to keep it from corroding during long term storage, along with a plastic plug to seal the end of the barrel. It is supposed to be good for up to two years of storage. There will be three models, for rifles, pistols and shotguns, of course. Pricing is pretty reasonable too: $5 for a single stick, or $7 for a double pack.
- I'm not so sure this is good news: "First GEMTECH Suppressors Manufactured At S&W"--The Firearms Blog. GEMTECH is a Boise, Idaho based silencer manufacturer that was purchased by Smith & Wesson last year. At the time of purchase, GemTech was in the process of constructing a new manufacturing facility in Meridian, Idaho (a suburb of Boise). According to this article, S&W has manufactured its first GemTech silencers at an S&W facility in Springfield, Massachusetts. To my mind, this is an indication that S&W will probably wind down production in Idaho; there would be no reason to move production to Massachusetts unless they planned on abandoning the Idaho facility.
- "Flu Season From Hell Keeps Getting Worse"--Bloomberg. The CDC expects at least 50,000 dead from this season's flu by the time it is all over.
- Paging Al Gore: "IN PICTURES: French Alps hit by 'once-in-a-generation' snow storms"--The Local.
- "The Knobkerrie"--Dreaming of Sunsets Over Ochre Dunes. The author received training in using sticks and batons as a prison guard. He opines that the Knobkerrie (a walking stick with a knobbed head) would be a great defensive weapon.
- Immigration is our strength: "The MSM Faces the Truth About Sweden"--PJ Media. The author notes: "Sweden is undergoing a 'sexual assault crisis' owing to the immigration of 'men from extremely patriarchal cultures' and that Sweden's self-described 'feminist government' has 'quietly abandoned women.'"
- Related: "Gang of ‘Asian Youths’ Attack Female Joggers in Park in Broad Daylight"--Breitbart. The attack was in Birmingham, UK. "Asian youths" is code for young Muslim men. The story also notes a similar problem in parts of Germany, including in Leipzig where women are advised to jog in pairs for protection.
- Related: I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked! "Nine in Ten ‘Underage’ Moroccans in Sweden Caught Lying About Their Age"--Breitbart.
- This sounds fun: "Big Horn Armory AR500 Update"--The Firearms Blog. Big Horn Armory has developed a new cartridge--the .500 Auto Max--that is an rimless version of the .500 S&W, and is manufacturing an AR style rifle to shoot it.
- "Mass shooting at packed Brazilian nightclub leaves 18 people dead and 12 injured - most of them young women"--Daily Mail. Brazil has very strict gun control laws. The shooting reportedly started as a gun fight between two criminal gangs.
- I don't know what to say: "Nutella 'riots' spread across French supermarkets"--BBC. Apparently there was a very good sale on Nutella.
- For those who think that Mexico is a first world country in the rough, think again: "Math, language tests produce poor results"--Mexico News Daily. The article reports on standardized testing results for the nation: "Only 5.1% of students in their final year of secondary school had achieved a satisfactory command of math and 8.3% had done so in Spanish." This statistic included private schools which hardly did better than the public schools.
- Australian aborigines protest foreign immigration: "Australia Day: Thousands protest 'European invasion'"--Deutsche Welle. They must miss the days when their tribes could murder one another with impunity.
- "CCTV captures moment former Miss Guatemala hopeful is shot in the back of the head in broad daylight after dropping her daughter at school"--Daily Mail. This was a hit, not a robbery. The attacker walked up behind the woman and shot her, before running off. This is a difficult attack to foil unless you are constantly watching your "6". It would be especially hard to guard against in a crowded area, such as a busy sidewalk or at a public gathering.
- A reminder that we live in the 21st Century: "This Was a Huge Week for the NASA-Russia Lunar Space Station and the Future of Spaceflight"--Popular Mechanics. From the article:
Top NASA officials and their partners in the International Space Station program gathered in Tokyo this past Friday and Monday, Popular Mechanics has learned, for behind-closed-doors talks on the next big step in human spaceflight: the lunar orbiting station. Officially known as the Deep Space Gateway, or DSG, the modular outpost will occupy an egg-shaped orbit around the moon in the 2020s, when it replaces the ISS and becomes the main destination for astronauts and cosmonauts.