Survival Radio: What Will Work In any type of disaster (Hurricane, Earthquake, Economic Collapse, Nuclear War, EMP Blast/Solar Event, etc) your typical means of communications (Mobile Phones, Land Lines, Internet) will most likely be severed or severely impaired. Now is the time to start your Survival Communications Plan. I know from reading about past disasters and being in the middle of 9/11 myself that when disaster strikes, using your mobile phone (which we are all so heavily dependent on) can be a frustrating experience to say the least. The question that a lot of us have not answered is how are we going to communicate with our loved ones and friends when all traditional communications will be at best unreliable or at worst nonexistent. Options A small group trying to survive in hard times (which, depending from your viewpoint seems to be inevitable), will need to have a plan to communicate with each other as well as some form of back up plan. Things to Consider communicate was by Text Messaging.
SurvivalBlog.com 20 Must-See Places Before The World Ends Extreme Minimalism, A Minimalist Project of Travel and Discovey I’ve drawn an unusual amount of attention to my minimalism project this week. First, Dan Patterson of ABC Radio News interviewed me about my 15 things. Dan is one of those amazing interviewers that you wish you were just watching instead of getting interviewed by. Each question was eloquent and succinct. Then came a post by Scott at LaughingSquid, which really showed me the power of Tumblr. That night I had drinks with someone who had seen the story (on Reddit, which I can’t find), and I realized the story had spread. Alex Hillman let me crash on his couch after a panel last week on Rethinking Shelter at P’unk Avenue. The winning caption in a contest is “floordrobe.” The first question someone asks me when I tell them about the project is “How do you define something you own?” I don’t have a permanent address or a second pair of jeans. It’s how I imagine telling someone my child’s name would feel like. So, back to everything I own. Coffee cup? Here is the list, as of May 2, 2011.
10 Weird and Mysterious Places on Earth digg 1. Mystery Spot Mystery Sport is a tourist attraction near Santa Cruz, California, famous because of its disrespect to the laws of physics and gravity. 2. The question about the triangle that swallows ships, planes and all the people with them still waits for its answer. 3. Socotra is archipelago the Horn of Africa and Arabic Peninsula, but the main island of Socotra is 95% of the whole landmass, while the rest is just small islands. 4. Mount Roraima is located on the triple border point between Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela. 5. Rio Tinto is located in south-western Spainand originates from Sierra Morena mountains of Andalusia. 6. The Fly Geyser, near Gerlach, Nevada, is strange because it somehow grows up. 7. McMurdo Dry Valleys are located on Antarctica but, believe it or not, they lack snow. 8. The well known statues on the Easter Island, the moai, still remain mystery for the researchers. 9. 10. Racetrack Playa in California is well known due to its sailing stones.
Survival Skills: Solar Water Disinfection Largely advocated for developing countries, solar water disinfection is gaining some traction in the survival skills crowd. Imagine an end to boiling your water in order to make it safe. Consider how nice it would be to no longer need expensive water filtration devices or potentially toxic water-treatment chemicals. In reality, solar water disinfection (SODIS) really is a good fit for equatorial countries with abundant strong sunlight and few other resources. Now for the bad news. Is SODIS better than nothing? For more info and additional resources, you can check out the CDC page on SODIS at And if you like to find out more about SODIS organizations which educate our at-risk brethren in the third world, check out
Howstuffworks "10 Ways to Survive a Snowstorm" There's no truer statement than the old adage "you can't control the weather." You can't even predict it with complete certainty. As advanced as our meteorological forecasting techniques are these days, weather systems are changeable forces of nature. They can come on quickly, switch direction without notice and build in intensity in a short period of time. The National Snow and Ice Data Center defines a blizzard as a "violent winter storm, lasting at least 3 hours, which combines below freezing temperatures and very strong wind laden with blowing snow that reduces visibility to less than 1 km." If a blizzard is bad enough, snow plows and salt trucks won't even brave the elements.
10 Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict | Expatify Where would you be the safest if World War 3 broke out tomorrow? Perhaps it’s a grim subject, but safety and distance from world conflict can be a motivating factor in your choice to expatriate. At the very least, conflict around the world can weigh heavy on the soul, and it’s nice to know there are some places still left in the world where you might be left in peace. 10. Switzerland’s long history of neutrality and its tucked away location among the valleys of the Alps still make it a safe bet, even despite having a high number of bordering nations. 9. Costa Rica has a stable democracy, a disbanded military and a national policy of neutrality. 8. There are regions of Papua New Guinea that are still being discovered for the first time. 7. Canada is the second largest nation in the world, yet it only shares a land border with one other country– the U.S.A.– and it is a peaceful border. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Comments
Minimalism Project Update: 39 Things When I took off on this trip in August of 2010 I sold or gave away everything I owned. The series of blog posts about this didn’t go anywhere until a linkbait tastic post of Extreme Minimalism sure did. Last week the Village Voice reached out, and today reported, to see how the project was developing. I didn’t realize how I had almost stopped talking about the project (the last update coming in May). That was May. What a project this has been! This week the post took off again (after Grist, Refinery 29 and Hacker News picked it up). Over 600,000 views on the post about me only owning a few shirts. I’m so confused by this. This morning I had my iphonographer friend Adria Ellis take a picture of what I own today. The original items: So of my original ’15 things’ only 6 remain in my current ownership eight months later. Most notable additions are a bunch of cowboy stuff. Blue Western ShirtRed Western ShirtWhite Western ShirtCowboy Hat SuitTieNice ShoesKimya Dawson Loves Me Socks Related Posts:
Exploring Biak na Bato National Park | Lakwatsera de Primera Somewhere in the middle of the week…. Me: Let’s check out Bulacan. Charles: What do you see there? Me: I don’t know much about it really. Charles: Cool, Bulacan it is then This was basically the conversation that led us driving to Bulacan one lazy weekend while looking for a place to explore outside Manila. Bulacan isn’t a major tourist destination but it has its fair share of sights and events that have carved its name into Philippine history. Apparently, this is the place to visit for childless couples, singles looking for soulmates and farmers praying for a bountiful harvest. Biak na Bato National Park is one of the country’s ecological and historical treasures encompassing the southern edge of the Sierra Madre range situated a few kilometers from San Miguel Bulacan. The park also offers some pleasant hiking trails, waterfalls and hundreds of caves to explore – more than enough to satisfy a day’s worth of exploration for those with an adventurous spirit. How to Get to Biak na Bato
IF DISASTER STRIKES: SAFE ZONES IN AMERICA By Andrew Strom I write this out of genuine concern for the remnant of God in the USA. It is something that I have been wanting to put together for awhile. It is about the many similar prophecies of calamity and physical judgment coming upon this nation. There seems to be a pattern, and I don't want to cause undue alarm, but simply to discuss these things so we are not unaware of them. God will tell you if you need to act on any of this. Since I have been in the United States it has come to my attention that there have been prophetic and praying people from all different places who have had visions, dreams, or strong revelations that concern an apocalyptic disaster striking America. The most unanimous warnings from many quarters concern the West Coast. By no means is the West Coast the only part of America being singled out in a lot of these prophecies. The latter part of a lot of these prophecies and dreams show America being invaded by foreign armies while she is down.
Blog ? The Top 10 Plants for Removing Indoor Toxins Common indoor plants may provide a valuable weapon in the fight against rising levels of indoor air pollution. NASA scientists are finding them to be surprisingly useful in absorbing potentially harmful gases and cleaning the air inside homes, indoor public spaces and office buildings. The indoor pollutants that affect health are formaldehyde, Volatile Organic Compounds (benzene and trichloroethylene or TCE), airborne biological pollutants, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, pesticides and disinfectants (phenols), and radon. These pollutants contribute to ‘sick building syndrome’, which causes symptoms ranging from allergies, headaches and fatigue through to nervous-system disorders, cancer and death. Through studies conducted by NASA, scientists have identified 50 houseplants that remove many of the pollutants and gases mentioned above. More information on this study as well as references and details on specific chemicals can be found on Dr. Dr. 1. Also called the “Butterfly Palm”.