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Ready for Anything

Are we facing Snowpocalypse this weekend?  Rest assured, your blogiste is ready.  Ok, sorta ready, since I’m working on my book I have to rely on husband, Phil-the-housemate and children to move a buttload of wood inside, and we do have to pick up more baby formula, but otherwise, we’re ready to hunker down here…

Why I Didn’t Make Predictions

Since 2006, I’ve been making annual predictions about what would happen in the coming year, and well, this year, I didn’t.  Part of it was because I spent a week travelling and had limited time and internet access, but if I’d really wanted to, I could have made it happen.  The project of prediction, however,…

My Gun Rant

After recent events, I received a request to repost my security, safety and weapons. I won’t post the whole thing, but I wanted to include the rant that I ALWAYS preface any discussion of guns with in my classes, my book and on my blogs. I am not anti-gun.  They are a useful tool in…

Fascinating Map

From NPR a map of the most dangerous disaster-prone areas in the US.  

A Woman, a Plan, a Canard…

I usually allow my honorary older brother, John Michael Greer to debunk the idea of the apocalypse, Mayan and otherwise.  He’s even written a (very funny and, as usual, brilliant) book about it, and he’s the master of historical examples in which everyone was pretty sure the world was going to end and it didn’t.  While…

But What If Nothing Happens?

I was in Boston this weekend visiting my sister, so didn’t have a chance to reprise my Irene prep post or any of the other approximately two billion (ok, maybe a slight exaggeration) posts I’ve made over the years about how to prepare for a natural disaster, but I’m still getting emails from people in…

Time to Take Inventory

End of summer is a really good time to sit down and look at your preparations and your food storage and take inventory.  What have you put by?  What do you still need more of?  What did you use over the last year?  What did you have too much of?  Whither from here?  September is…

Well, I guess I timed that last piece reasonably well ;-), no? As you may have noticed, I am at present typing this on the internet, rather than carving it into a stone tablet (actually I’d probably just use a pen and a piece of paper, but stone tablet does sound more apocalyptic), so the…

Quite a few years ago I wrote a piece arguing that the single most likely scenario for most of us having to deal with long term electrical shortages doesn’t involve gridcrash scenarios, but the growth of poverty and utility shut offs. I suggested that people should be prepared to deal with electrical outages in large…

Planning for Irene

If you live in the Eastern US, particularly, but not exclusively the eastern coastal US, you need to be prepared for quite a storm. No one is sure what track Irene will take, or how much damage she will do, but everyone between New England and the Carolinas, potentially including NYC and NJ are in…