Effects of Nuclear Detonations - Study

I recently received a challenge to present information specific to the effects of nuclear detonations. To the point, it was a challenge to present data sufficient to confirm or deny my own assertions, regarding the accuracy of specific claims made by another.

The source material for the data presented to, well, basically the entire Twitterverse, was a video posted on YouTube by an M.D, who has very strong feelings about the results of a nuclear exchange. While I keep certain

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MH370 - You Knew All Along, Right?

When the news came out about MH370 going off radar, it was assumed by most, rightly, that it had crashed. When a plane disappears and doesn’t arrive within hours of its due time, it only makes sense that it has gone down somewhere.

But these thoughts and fears were heavy at a point EARLY ON. Think back to other emerging news story of import. How many of them changed significantly as new information came available? Most of them did, right?

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Convoys - Configuration and Operation (Civilian)

For the purposes of a civilian prepper group, a convoy can be defined as a group of two or more vehicles (of any type) traveling together under common control from one point to another. There may be multiple way points. Not all vehicles may remain within the convoy. Some might leave at a predetermined point, and others may join. But all will be subject to a common plan of operation in order to maintain orderly and safe transit. Without the

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EMP Attack Threat - North Korea

I’ll preface this posting with the following:

I don’t believe North Korea has an EMP device, or a nuke large enough to do the job, or a delivery system powerful enough to properly position the weapon. I also believe we possess the ability with THAAD and other systems to destroy any missile launched under threat circumstances.

On the other hand…. I am increasingly wary of that “satellite” they put up recently and its low orbit, 17 second period rotation “blinder”.

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The Census Dot Map

Every once in a while, someone comes up with a neat little internet tool that causes the mind to wander into dusty territory. Looking at this map might remind you of the pictures from space showing lights at night on various continents. It might remind you of how crowded some locations are. Or, it may reinforce your thoughts on bug-outs and roaming hordes.

The Census Dot Map is most useful with “Toggle Labels” on, and of course, zoomed in to

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The American Redoubt on Survivalblog.com

From SurvivalBlog.com

Jim Rawles is a promoter of what he calls The American Redoubt. This is a geographic region of the US where people seem to be relocating in order to find safety for a common set of beliefs, politics and practices. I had given some thought to such an idea years ago, but it seems to soon for such tribal gatherings. Over time, people in my circles expressed interest in such a thing. When he posited this a

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EMP Attack will Destroy Infrastructure in Cascading Fashion

This article takes the EMP concerns many have and increases their numbers. The key to the initial event leading to massive destruction in secondary and tertiary events is the SCADA infrastructure present just about everywhere. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems are responsible for the control and operation of natural gas lines, oil refineries, dams and water system flow, electrical grid power flow and more. Give this article a read. It passes my “smell test” handily.

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Prep & Pantry Review

How Much Stuff Do I Have?

Let’s face it. When our preps get to be more than just a few day’s worth of food and related items, remembering what we have gets to be a chore. As the inventory gets even larger, remembering expiration dates and item locations can be overwhelming. Pen & paper and spreadsheets can help, but wouldn’t something like what the supermarkets use be nice to have? How can we quickly scan-in and scan-out things into

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Observations Regarding Hurricane Sandy

Plan A will generally require the assistance of Plan B. But what if there is no Plan B?

Or, in the meaning-laden question of a friend of mine, “Are you ready?”

News feeds from the Sandy Theater of Operations illustrate the reality of conditions that live large and powerful within internet PAW fiction and prepper guru predictions. It can get ugly, even with FEMA preparations and promises. Words, fliers and official FAQs are useless when it comes to providing disaster

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Prep and Pantry

From the Prep and Pantry website

An ingenious individual has added one more great piece to the world of iPhone Apps – Prep and Pantry. Prep and Pantry is an iPhone and iPad based inventory system for all your food stocks, but can also be used for any other item. We have been playing with it here at The Keep, and have found it to be very useful. Other applications are out there, but this one has them beat

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