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Yesterday at 02:52 AM Greetings Again by Ors

Hello ETS friends!

I used to be very active in this forum, but I have been absent for several years.

I'll be moving to California in a couple of months from the Midwest and realized that I have been complacent in my prep for the last several years...not much goes on in the way of emergencies needing prep here in the Midwest...but on the San Andreas fault...different story!

Anyway, I'm reintroducing myself, and getting back to business.

Cheers!

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06/26/16 01:31 PM Death by GPS: are satnavs changing our brains? by Doug_Ritter

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/25/gps-horror-stories-driving-satnav-greg-milner

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06/23/16 12:38 AM Antarctic rescue by hikermor

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireSto...ick-us-40038380 How about this? Flying in darkness, the plane coming all the way from the Canadian Arctic- amazing!

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06/20/16 04:57 AM Cascadia Rising exercise by Mark_R

This showed up on my FEMA feed. The exercise is done, but it an interesting look at how the FEMA will react to a major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

https://www.fema.gov/blog/2016-06-07/live-blogging-cascadia

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06/17/16 06:05 PM What will kill you in a National Park by AKSAR

What’s Really Going to Kill You Outdoors, And How to Live Through It
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Scared of what might happen on your next camping trip? You shouldn’t be. Of the 280 million or so people who visit National Parks each year, only 120 to 140 succumb to fatal accidents. According to The Washington Post, that puts your odds of being killed in a Park at roughly the same that you’ll die from Ebola. Still worried? Let’s look at what the actual causes of death outdoors are, and give you effective advice for avoiding them.

Why National Parks? They report good data on the hundreds of millions of people who visit to participate in a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities. They’re visited by all walks of life, from all over the world, and those visitors are monitored, policed, and rescued by a single federal agency that keeps records. And this is a data set that excludes what people do on their own property (where accidents are most likely to occur, in general), effectively controlling for people recreating outdoors.


Data from 2007-2013 (attached chart) shows that by far the most fatalities in parks were from drowning (365 deaths), followed by motor vehicle accidents (210). At the bottom of the list are firearm accidents (5), bears (4), and other wildlife (2).

See also the WaPo article Forget bears: Here’s what really kills people at national parks

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