In scenarios where public order has broken down, such as government collapse, national EMP strikes, natural disasters, rebellion, and others, looting frequently occurs. Looting can start immediately, or it can take a while to gain traction. In either case, it is exploitative behavior in which the looters seek personal gain... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-17
Source: Ask a Prepper
If SHTF continues long enough, every person alive will eventually need to survive in the wilderness because that will be all that remains. To survive successfully in the wilderness, you must overcome two main obstacles. The first will be meeting the minimum physical needs for bodily survival; this includes food,... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-16
Source: Ask a Prepper
Preparing to go off-grid can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to ensuring you have all the tools you may need. Then, once you are off-grid, finding an inexpensive option to buy tools becomes paramount when saving every penny matters. That’s why attending flea markets and local swap... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-14
Source: Ask a Prepper
Bunkers, as we know them today, came into wide use during World War I, though underground fortifications date back much further. During the Cold War, they proliferated in the civilian world, with nuclear bunkers being built under civic buildings and suburban backyards. One of the crown jewels of prepping is... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-13
Source: Ask a Prepper
Civil unrest takes many forms. Whether it’s in its beginning stages or has turned into running battles between authorities and bands of protestors, one thing holds true: Civil unrest is a dangerous place to be. It’s one of those times when rationality and solid reasoning are suspended, which can result... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-10
Source: Ask a Prepper
When my grandmother got married in 1922, she was given a set of sturdy cast iron cookware and other practical items a farmer’s wife needed in those days. Her cast iron pan fed her kids including my father, and her grandkids. When she passed away in 1981, my father inherited... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-09
Source: Ask a Prepper
US cities are doing green infrastructure, but in bits and pieces. Today’s climate-driven floods require a much broader approach to create true sponge cities that are built to soak up water.... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-07
As the world wakes up from its long winter nap, springtime is a flurry of activity, and with everything that’s going on, it’s easy to miss some important tasks on your homestead. The prepper lifestyle requires a lot of planning, and the busy times of the year can make it... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-07
Source: Ask a Prepper
Prepping is not for the weak. There’s no clear blueprint to do it the right way, and it’s hard for anyone not to make some errors in the process. The problem is, some of these mistakes could turn out deadly in the next crisis. When I started out prepping a... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-06
Source: Ask a Prepper
The best post-apocalyptic stew needs to do more than just make the most out of what you have on hand, or what you can forage. Going the extra mile to maximize its flavor and give you the full-belly feeling also boosts morale in a survival situation. I think the French... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-03
Source: Ask a Prepper
Events that the media describe as ‘apocalyptic’ reflect changing anxieties about the future.... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-02
It’s comforting to assume that government agencies on a federal, state and local level will swoop in to provide aid and assistance in a time of natural or manmade disasters. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case and even when they do the services and goods provided are often both limited... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-02
Source: Ask a Prepper
Lawsuits are inevitable, but an environmental lawyer explains why the EPA’s new power plant regulations are on solid ground.... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-01
A scholar of early Christian literature writes that religious theories around celestial events are part of a larger human pattern to find meaning. And they go back thousands of years.... Read more
Published on: 2024-04-04
The Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami: Better Prepared Today Posted Thu, 03/28/2024 - 11:14 By Doug Helton, Regional Operations Supervisor, Emergency Response Division Tags Natural Disasters emergency response disaster preparedness Emergency Response Division (ERD) tsunami... Read more
Published on: 2024-03-28
The ‘Left Behind’ series emphasizes themes of authority, loyalty and sanctity, but they are preferences for order, not moral matters.... Read more
Published on: 2024-03-17
We sampled sewage sludge from 13 wastewater treatment plants across three states. We found every resident adds microplastics to farmland, in dried sewage sludge (biosolids) used as fertiliser.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-15
Phosphorus and nitrogen contribute to water pollution and cause harmful algal blooms. New research shows how mats of floating flower beds can take advantage of these nutrients while cleaning the water.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-13
The inability of city authorities to enforce land-use regulations has allowed people to carry out ecologically unfriendly activities along the water bodies.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-07
The 2024 elections may see a more intense end-times rhetoric, claims of divine support and a failure to condemn the rise in Christian nationalism, writes a religion scholar.... Read more
Published on: 2024-01-03
When ships sink, they add artificial structures to the seafloor that can quickly become diverse, ecologically important underwater communities.... Read more
Published on: 2023-12-19
Researchers are finding alarming concentrations of persistent pollutants such as PFAS in Australian dolphins. These record-breaking levels are cause for alarm.... Read more
Published on: 2023-11-23
Many mountain lakes in the Pyrenees have turned green, a phenomenon that is a warning about the multiple pressures on ecosystems.... Read more
Published on: 2023-11-16
‘Living materials’ made with genetically engineered bacteria and Jell-O-like gel could make pollutants in water bodies nontoxic.... Read more
Published on: 2023-11-07
From open letters to congressional testimony, some AI leaders have stoked fears that the technology is a direct threat to humanity. The reality is less dramatic but perhaps more insidious.... Read more
Published on: 2023-07-05
A journey through McCarthy’s work is not for the fainthearted, nor the weak-stomached. But these tales of society’s outcasts and misfits are hugely rewarding.... Read more
Published on: 2023-06-16
Maybe it was a nuclear war, devastating climate change, or a killer virus. But if something caused people to disappear, imagine what would happen afterward.... Read more
Published on: 2023-06-12
The wall of a major dam in a part of southern Ukraine that Moscow controls collapsed Tuesday after a reported explosion, sending water gushing downriver and prompting dire warnings of ecological disaster as both sides in the war ordered residents to evacuate.... Read more
Published on: 2023-06-06
Source: AP World News
The end is often envisioned the same way: abruptly, hopelessly and completely. How does this constrain the range of possible solutions?... Read more
Published on: 2022-03-25
Apocalyptic thinking undermines democracy because it delegitimizes political opponents, turning them into enemies of God.... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-04
While shelves empty and the “booze trains” run, humanity’s ancient festival dream of equality and justice awaits.... Read more
Published on: 2021-12-08
Climate disasters are drawing comparisons to apocalyptic films. Their happy endings may have given us a false sense of hope.... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-10
If octopuses simply started evolving a smarter brain, what stops them from ruling over humans? Why has this not happened already? An expert explains what these cephalopods might be capable of.... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-10
Dead cities are enduring images in post-apocalyptic literature and cinema.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-18