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Yesterday at 03:28 PM How to survive a disaster. A very good BBC article by Nomad

Pretty much what we have been saying here for years. Well done article with good supporting background.



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03/22/18 02:48 PM The Rain in Spain by hikermor

Stays Mainly on the Plain, but this is coastal southern California and it is beginning to run rapidly downhill.

Pucker time and we are on full alert. I thin people on the East Coast have it even worse right now.

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03/20/18 01:23 PM Yet Another Lost Hiker in Joshua Tree - Found! by hikermor


Fell and injured; finally found alive after five days. Why tell anyone where you are going??

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03/17/18 04:41 PM Four Meals Away From Anarchy by Tirec

I've heard ranges from four meals to three days. I suspect the more urban the environment, the shorter the time.

Of course, those of us here are well prepared...?

Britain 'four meals away from anarchy' if cyber attack takes out power grid

"a study by the UK’s security services had estimated the country is “four meals away from anarchy” because looting would erupt and civil order would start to break down as soon as people had eaten what they had in their cupboards and fridges."

There are organizations I've never heard of before, i.e. the "Centre for the Study of Existential Risk."

Keep on Preppin'

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03/17/18 04:37 AM How do you know when to bail? by Bingley

I came across this scary video of a ski lift gone insane in Georgia (not the American state, but the state that was formerly a part of the USSR). Watch both videos if you're curious, but they are not for kids. Apparently the ski lift got set on fast reverse. Some people jumped off. Other people couldn't and got tossed out when the seat made the turn. A few hung on and they were piled on by the seats (I only hope no one died).


So this made me think of a more general question. In an emergency situation, how do you know when to bail? In the ski lift situation, are you going to jump too early (and face the consequences of a deep drop), jump at just the right time (minimizing injury), or get trapped under the seats? I've been thinking about Vietnam. Some people ran away between 1974 and 1975 -- before the situation got dangerous and risky. Some people were able to get out before North Vietnam took over. How did they know when to run?

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