Cool, Clear Water
Bill Quick

Water Independence for Troops Infantry troops on urban combat missions carry water in flasks and water tanks. This mode of transport limits the amount of water that can be carried because of its weight and volume. On many occasions, troops … Continue reading

Is Your Car Prepared?
Bill Quick

Are You “Ready to Be Stranded” On the Road? Editor’s Comment: The possibility of being simply stranded on typically doesn’t receive the same focus as other prepping strategies, but it seems very realistic. The best laid plans of mice and … Continue reading

Under the Mountain – Again
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King under the mountain: Building Colorado’s Cold War command center | Ars Technica The US military commissioned a bunker to be built in Cheyenne Mountain outside of Colorado Springs at the height of the Cold War in 1961. The bunker … Continue reading

Say…If The Shit Should Happen to Hit the Fan….
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Nine Meals from Anarchy « The Burning Platform In 1906, Alfred Henry Lewis stated, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” Since then, his observation has been echoed by people as disparate as Robert Heinlein and Leon Trotsky. … Continue reading

The Emergency Ransackers
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#Snowmaggedon2016: Empty Store Shelves As Panicked Shoppers Ransack Grocery Stores » Anxious, unprepared idiots always ransack grocery stores, and anything else that seems relevant, like hardware stores, whenever an emergency looms. Wouldn’t it be better to have a week or … Continue reading

At Minimum
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Minimum Wage Bullshit Explained Silverdeth makes a number of truly excellent points in this piece, with the added bonus of his inspired stylings of expression, but the worst part, which is also the best part, is this: (Now comes the … Continue reading

Gizmodo Expects You To Defend Your Preps With Love and Kisses
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Meet the Preppers Who Are Ready for the Next Massive Solar Storm Hurricanes and blizzards are petty trifles compared with the weather phenomenon that troubles apocalypse preppers: They’re worried about a giant electromagnetic storm wiping out all technology. It’s an … Continue reading

It’s Better To Hit The Grocery Before Everybody Else In the World Gets The Same Idea
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Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown adviser – UK Politics – UK – The Independent A former adviser to Gordon Brown has urged people to stock up on canned goods and bottled water … Continue reading

Glenn Reynolds: Duck and Cover!
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Glenn Reynolds: Nuclear attack? Duck & cover! If you see an indescribably bright flash of light, drop immediately to the ground and get under whatever cover you can find. Once the blast has passed, find somewhere to shelter from the … Continue reading

Big Wave Bye-Bye
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How To Survive The Cascadia Tsunami The best answer remains:  Don’t be in the inundation zone when one comes ashore. … Continue reading

Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink
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You don’t actually need to drink 8 glasses of water a day | Fox News We’ve all heard we should drink eight glasses of water a day. But the advice isn’t based on scientific evidence, and for some people it … Continue reading

Think: Boy Scout Motto
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The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle – The New Yorker In the Pacific Northwest, everything west of Interstate 5 covers some hundred and forty thousand square miles, including Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, Salem (the capital city of Oregon), Olympia (the … Continue reading

Will It Happen? Absolutely. When Will It Happen? Don’t Know. Sooner Than You’d Expect, Though
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Government debt threatens to send U.S. economy into death spiral, CBO warns – Washington Times Rising federal debt threatens to choke economic growth within a decade, beginning a death spiral that will sap revenue from government programs even as demands … Continue reading

Rules to Survive By
Bill Quick

Twenty Rules To Live By as America Goes to Hell 1: Be as self sufficient as possible without endangering folks or making life unnecessarily miserable. 2: Avoid crowds. Crowds are magnets for all manner of trouble. 3: Build a cushion … Continue reading

Numbers Game
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Scientists warn that world must begin preparing for explosive global catastrophe | Daily Mail Online ‘Events on the scale of the Toba eruption 74,000 years ago could return humanity to a pre-civilisation state,’ warned the scientists. If such an eruption … Continue reading

Yes, Emergency-Preps.com Is Down. I’m Trying to Fix It.
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My emergency preps site has been down for a few days.  I got in touch with Hostgator Support and got this response: It appears that the following configuration files were recently modified to include no content. This has resulted in … Continue reading

Voting Won’t Fix the United States: That’s What Got Us Here In the First Place
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Voting will NOT Fix What Ails the United States Disappointment beyond rage has spread about the blogosphere and amongst our kin and colleges. No grand expressions of anger or Misha-inspired literary explosions. Instead, a collective shrug – a grim realization … Continue reading

Need Camping Gear? Check Your House!
Bill Quick

23 Household Items That Can Double As (Effective) Camping Gear A whole bunch of really good, really cheap ideas for preppers, campers, and others. … Continue reading