By Tia Ghose
SAN FRANCISCO — Quick: In the event of a zombie apocalypse, how would you make it out of New York City alive?
If you’re like most New Yorkers, you probably have no idea. But a small group of folks in the city are gearing up for the next doomsday scenario by prepping survival gear, planning escape routes, and training to get out of New York City — even by inflatable kayak if necessary.
These urban doomsday preppers look very different from the stereotype of the rural, gun-toting conservative depicted on shows such as “Doomsday Castle,” Anna Maria Bounds, a sociologist at Queens College, City University of New York, said on Monday (Aug. 18) here at the 109th annual American Sociological Association meeting. Read more »
Thermos Cooking for Daily Cooking or Emergency Use
From: Preparedness Mama
The lowly thermos. Do you have one? I’m not talking about the kind of thermos we had in our lunch box as a kid – no breakable glass lining. These new ones are heavier and stainless steel lined. Your thermos can be a real work horse around the home and an even more important ally in an emergency.
Thermos cooking is not cooking on the stove and then using it to keep your food warm (or cold). A good quality thermos is useful for more than just keeping beverages. While, there is certainly something more high tech that you can use to cook your food, a thermos is a handy tool to have around for emergency cooking during power outages.
Your thermos also works well on hot days when you don’t want to get the kitchen heated up. Just heat up the inside of the thermos and get cookin’. Read more »
By: Ken Jorgustin
From: Modern Survival Blog
Did you know that solar radiation from the sun can purify (disinfect) water and make it safe for drinking from harmful bacteria?
While so often we hear or read about the bad things that the sun is capable of doing to us, we should also know that some of the same energy from the sun can be harnessed for doing good. A few good examples include solar electric panels, solar hot water panels, and solar ovens.
Well here is one more good example. Harnessing the solar energy from the sun to purify (disinfect) water from a lake or stream into safe drinking water. It is much simpler than you may think. Here’s how… Read more »