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Planning for disaster by building up your food storage

Planning for disaster by building up your food storage When a tragedy or natural disaster strikes, many people find themselves unprepared for the effects. Invariably, when a warning is issued for something such as a massive snowstorm or flood, the stores are raided for water, batteries, milk, and anything easily prepared. If someone is late getting to the store, they may be left with nothing but cans of beets. For that reason, the federal government recommends putting together a disaster preparedness kit—more commonly known as food storage. The...

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Surviving a Disaster: Your Guide to Prepping for Nature’s Worst

Surviving a Disaster: Your Guide to Prepping for Nature’s Worst Surviving a disaster: Within the past ten years alone, over eighty hurricanes have occurred throughout the world, leaving thousands without electricity and running water or homeless. During the most recent hurricane in Florida, many were forced to pack up some belongings and evacuate their homes. Hurricanes aren’t the only natural disasters that can occur, though; typhoons, floods, tornadoes, wildfires, blizzards, and more can happen at any time. Here is a guide that will help you gather all...

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What About Preparing For Ocean Warming?

What About Preparing For Ocean Warming? Due to Ocean Warming, fisheries and corals are in grave danger, hurricanes are increasing, and toxic algae blooms are on the rise. The world is ignoring the oceans at its peril. In late August, President Obama announced he would create the world’s largest marine sanctuary around Hawaii—an area that contains 7,000 species and covers more than 58,000 square miles. But no matter how much area a world leader protects, there’s no protecting the ocean from the rising temperatures that will...

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7 Things To Do After an EMP Strike

7 Things To Do After an EMP Strike The threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) strike on this country is a very well documented one. Articles have been written about the threat in the past and have used information from the EMP Commission report which was published in 2004.  There also is an article published over on the Economic Collapse Blog which sums up nicely what impact an EMP strike would have on our country. An electromagnetic pulse can range from a minor inconvenience to a civilization-killing event. It just depends...

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Doomsday Prepping – 3 Levels

Doomsday Prepping – 3 Levels Doomsday prepping is a way of life.  We hear that all the time from the extreme doomsday preppers. However, doomsday prepping can certainly mean different things to different people.  Some feel that anything less than a fully armed underground bunker filled with 3 years of food and water is a waste of time.  Others feel that having supplies for 3 or 4 days is sufficient enough doomsday prepping. So who’s right? What Are You Doomsday Prepping for? It’s become clear that there are 3...

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Alarming ocean discovery

Alarming ocean discovery A frightening new discovery could have tremendous implications for our own species. Scientists are seeing something in the ocean that makes them very, very concerned: dangerously high temperatures that suggest our lives could be changing very quickly and much sooner than we think. A paper published by the International Union for the Onservation of Nature seeks to explain ocean warming and its consequences, and describes quickly warming seas as the “great hidden challenge of our...

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Global Temperature Sets Another Record

Global Temperature Sets Another Record The world is on pace to set another high temperature benchmark, with 2016 becoming the third year in a row of record heat. NASA scientists announced on Tuesday that global temperatures so far this year were much higher than in the first half of 2015. Gavin Schmidt, the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, said that while the first six months of 2015 made it the hottest half-year ever recorded, “2016 really has blown that out of the water.” He said calculations showed...

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Doomsday Preppers: Be Ready for the Apocalypse

Doomsday Preppers: Be Ready for the Apocalypse   What the Doomsday survivalists believe: About Doomsday Preppers…  Big Al spends three months of every year in his underground bunker because he fears that the Russians might send a nuclear missile toward Uncle Sam at any moment. His bunker, buried 10 feet (3 meters) underground in an undisclosed location, will protect him from the gamma rays of an atomic bomb. But the temperature outside his bunker dips to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 40 degrees Celsius) in the winter, so he...

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Doomsday Clock Near Midnight

Doomsday Clock Near Midnight The Doomsday Clock, a metaphor for global catastrophe, remains set at three minutes to midnight. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board, in conjunction with the Board of Sponsors, which includes 16 Nobel Laureates, announced their annual decision on the clock’s setting Tuesday afternoon, and said it would stay the same as last year. They said they based their decision on the global threat of climate change, as well as continued nuclear tensions between...

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Zika Virus Preparation

Zika Virus Preparation There are no vaccines or treatment for Zika, the quickly spreading mosquito borne virus that may be responsible for thousands of birth defects. The most effective way to avoid the disease is not to get bit by a mosquito. Here, six crucial steps to protect yourself from Zika virus-infected mosquitoes. 1. Pick the right mosquito repellent The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends products with active ingredients DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus, picaridin, or IR 3535. “DEET is the...

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