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  • The day I tasted climate change: Every one of us will have moment when global warming gets personal

    12/27/2018 11:53:15 AM PST · by ETL · 105 replies ^ | Dec 21, 2018 | James Temple
    In early November, gale-force winds whipped a brush fire into an inferno that nearly consumed the town of Paradise, California, and killed at least 86 people. By the second morning, I could smell the fire from one foot outside my door in Berkeley, some 130 miles from the flames. Within a week, my eyes and throat stung even when I was indoors. Air quality maps warned that the soot-filled air blanketing the Bay Area had reached “very unhealthy” levels. For days, nearly everyone wore masks as they walked their dogs, rode the train, and carried out errands. Most of those...
  • Silence Before (the) Storm

    12/24/2018 4:59:12 PM PST · by vannrox · 79 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 25DEC18 | Editorial Staff
    They were family living in building that was populated with important people from the old politic system, like retired politicians, rich and important people. It was about about one month after SHTF started, family stayed inside, did not know what to do, their apartment building was one of the few that gangs did not visit yet. They heard screams and pistol shots, always bad signs, then loud curses, and sound of fighting. Anyway, there was no too much time to do anything smart, while gang get to their floor, they managed to hide girl in one of the closets, and...
  • Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage NAIC Executive Summary

    12/10/2018 6:53:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Executive Summary The nation has steadily improved its ability to respond to major disasters and the power outages that often result. But increasing threats—whether severe natural disasters, cyber-physical attacks, electromagnetic events, or some combination—present new challenges for protecting the national power grid and recovering quickly from a catastrophic power outage. The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) was tasked to examine the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from a catastrophic power outage of a magnitude beyond modern experience, exceeding prior events in severity, scale, duration, and consequence. Simply put, how can the nation best prepare for and...
  • Woman who went missing in Kansas blizzard found dead

    11/28/2018 12:38:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 70 replies
    KAKE ^ | Nov 27, 2018 6:12 AM PST
    CAWKER CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - A northern Kansas woman who went missing after her car got stuck in a weekend blizzard has been found dead. Authorities at the Mitchell County command center for the search say the body of 37-year-old Tanya Eshbaugh, of Cawker City, was found in a field near Waconda Lake, about three miles from her car. She was on her way to work Sunday morning when she called in to say she wasn't going to make it due to the weather and was turning around to go home. "It is believed that after getting her vehicle stuck...
  • Concealed Carry Corner: Situational Awareness – Do You Have It?

    09/29/2018 10:44:07 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 51 replies ^ | 9/28/18 | Pete
    Even though I started writing this column days ago, apparently Wednesday was National Situational Awareness Day. So much for my digital self-awareness. But the timing couldn’t be better: The US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) dropped a hypothetical restaurant layout on their Facebook page a few days ago, asking their readers to pick their preferred seat and why. The idea may be overly simplistic, but anything that helps people literally open their eyes is probably worthy of a discussion. So, looking at the above floor plan, what seat would you pick and why? ( graphic of restaurant seating arraingement at blog...
  • 'Survival of the laziest' is key to avoiding extinction

    08/22/2018 5:53:11 PM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies ^ | Aug 22, 2018 | Chris Ciaccia
    When your mother told you to clean your room and you said you'd do it later, it turns out you were just trying to survive. A new study from researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that species who use more energy on a daily basis are at a greater risk of becoming extinct than those that are more sedentary. “We wondered, 'Could you look at the probability of extinction of a species based on energy uptake by an organism?'” said Luke Strotz, postdoctoral researcher at KU’s Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum and the study's lead author, in a...
  • [VANITY] Need a recommendation for a semi-off grid hunting cabin water system

    08/08/2018 10:35:21 AM PDT · by MountainWalker · 19 replies
    Me | 8/8/2018 | Me
    The wife and I own a log cabin weekend/vacation home in WV which is running on treated well water. We also own another lot diagonally down and directly across the street on which we built a guest house/airbnb rental that we're making great money on. Instead of drilling another well when we built that house, we had another water line dug from our house down to that, and it's working great. It's a private dirt road, so we had no problem trenching the new water line across the street. A neighbor owns a hunting cabin on a lot diagonally across...
  • Post-Apocalyptic Guns

    07/26/2018 7:35:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/26/2018 | J McAdams
    Here's some pics from Imgur user ricraynor of a post-apocalyptic style custom rifle build that looks like from a Mad Max film. The two rifles, an AR flattop build constructed with a split wooden stock around the buffer tube and what used to be an Ottoman Turkish Mauser, seem like they are a step away from being shiny and chrome. But before you get worked up about hacking up the vintage bolt-gun, the creator cautions the Mauser was on its last legs and was no longer collectible. So the next best thing besides throwing it away is to custom...
  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Naval Aviator and Viet Nam POW LTJG Dieter Dengler Documentary)

    04/25/2018 10:44:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Netflix ^ | 1997 | Werner Herzog
    Dieter Dengler (May 22, 1938 – February 7, 2001) was a German-born United States Navy aviator during the Vietnam War and later a private aircraft test pilot and commercial airline pilot. He was one of two survivors, the other being Phisit Intharathat, out of seven prisoners of war (POWs) who escaped from a Pathet Lao prison camp in Laos. He was rescued after 23 days on the run[1] following six months of torture and imprisonment and was the first captured U.S. airman to escape enemy captivity during the Vietnam war.[2][3]
  • Ham / GMRS 400-1000mhz PC board antenna PCB LDPA review by Survival Comms

    04/06/2018 11:25:47 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    SurvivalComms ^ | Jul 29, 2016 | SurvivalComms
    Antenna review by Survival Comms
  • Mishaps in the Unforgiving Arctic

    02/28/2018 8:11:47 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 2/28/2018 | C Cocoles
    Crossing the tundra was painful. The constant pounding of hard snow on steel was sending sharp pains up and down my spine, making it miserable. It was cold too, 40 below zero, and the snow was practically gone. The wind had done its job. In the back of my mind I could hear my father, 6,000 miles to the south, talking to me. “Watch what you’re doing,” he would say. And as clear as day, I could also see my son’s face – home, warm, happy and waiting for me. Will I ever get back? Deep down I was scared...
  • All Things Prepping, Simple Living, Back to the Basics [Survival Today, an on going thread]

    02/26/2018 12:12:20 PM PST · by CottonBall · 963 replies
    vanity | 2/26/18 | CottonBall
    I’ve been missing the vast amount of information on prepping, survival, camping, simple cooking, the old ways of doing just about everything – all the things nw_arizona_granny knew so much about and shared with us, along with numerous other posters with a vast array of skills and knowledge. We have our various related-threads here, a recipe thread, a gardening thread, and even a prepper thread. They are all great and I don’t mean to take anything away from those and the hard work their owners put in. But I was missing a place to talk about ALL those things, to...
  • Women Survuve Crisis Better Than Men

    01/10/2018 3:02:14 AM PST · by Makana · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | January 9, 2018 | Duke University
    Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide -- in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical records show that women don't just outlive men in normal times: They're also more likely to survive even in the worst of circumstances, such as famines and epidemics.
  • The M30 Luftwaffe Drilling Survival Weapon

    12/04/2017 9:35:31 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/4/2017 | J Hines
    The M30 Luftwaffe drilling (“triple”) was a survival weapon issued to Luftwaffe pilots during World War II. It was intended to be used in the event that a pilot was shot down, for defense and for hunting game to stay alive until rescue. For maximum versatility the M30 featured two 12 gauge shotgun barrels, and a 9.3x74mmR rifle barrel. They were manufactured by the German firm JP Sauer. If you’re wondering why the rifle looks similar to a hunting rifle. Drilling has been a tradition of high German hunting culture dating back to the 19th century. The drillings were not...
  • Business Is Booming for America’s Survival Food King

    11/22/2017 1:46:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | November 22, 2017 | Amanda Little
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  • After NYC terror attack, let's use common sense to protect ourselves from radical Islamic terrorists

    11/04/2017 6:38:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies ^ | Ned Ryun
    We as a nation must disabuse ourselves of the naive notion that somehow our Western values are magically transferred to all newcomers to our shores and embraced and lived by those individuals. The Western values of respect for freedom, human dignity, tolerance and peaceful coexistence – as well as the West’s Judeo-Christian system of thought that gave root to those values – are not respected in many parts of the world. This includes locales like Uzbekistan, and large swaths of Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and even Russia. As a result, the only diversity we seem to...
  • REVEALED: Inside the luxury nuclear bunkers wanted by super rich as WW3 threat grows

    10/29/2017 4:16:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | October 29, 2017 | Anthony Blair
    1,000 bunkers will be built by US company Atlas Survival Shelters in the next 12 months, compared to just 50 in the past year. The swanky shelters include cinemas, spas, bars and even underground gardens. Several Brit A-Listers in Hollywood have already snapped up the survival pads, which cost £150,000 each. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un's aggressive nuclear programme is driving demand, with most of the new bunkers being built in Japan and South Korea. Donald Trump has increased the pressure on North Korea, warning that there will be war if they don't stop their agressive behaviour. Up to 5,000...
  • 5 Essential Tips for Disaster Preparedness

    09/10/2017 5:08:57 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jeff Sanders
    When it comes to natural disasters, probably everyone is thinking of Hurricane Harvey and its destruction in and around Houston. In addition to that devastation, there are also wildfires raging in southern California and Montana (hundreds of people have had to evacuate). Aside from those terrible disasters, most people don't spend much time thinking about chemical spills, blizzards, tornados, riots, or terrorist attacks. Now that I have your attention, are you taking steps to protect yourself and family in the wake of a disaster?
  • Big brands shun straight, white Britain in their adverts

    08/27/2017 2:27:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Times UK ^ | 8/26/17 | Andrew Ellson, etc
    Advertisers are turning to gay couples and ethnic minorities to sell their products Advertisers are so worried about being accused of racism or homophobia they are shying away from using images of white people and straight couples. Marketing departments are even putting diversity above relevance to their target audience to avoid accusations of bigotry, a survey of 500 companies has found. A third of advertisers questioned said they had used fewer white models and heterosexual couples over the past year. More than a third of these said they were taking this approach to “prevent perceived discrimination”. The findings are likely...
  • Dunkirk

    07/30/2017 6:16:31 AM PDT · by Twotone · 58 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | July 29, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    I liked Christopher Nolan's Interstellar because the bad guy was a fraudulent climate scientist called Dr Mann. So I was hoping Dunkirk might feature a sadistic Gestapo officer called Obergruppenklimatführer Mann. But Dunkirk is not that kind of a war film. Indeed, Christopher Nolan says it's not a war film at all but a survival movie. And in May of 1940 it was not a question merely of individual survival, but of national survival, too. Nolan belongs to the last generation of Britons for whom the word Dunkirk is of mythic proportions. He's pushing fifty, and I find it hard...