Posts tagged: Do It Yourself

Sep 13 2014

When TSHTF, do you go underground or go mobile?

A Unimog-based land yaght Source: Flickr via indigoprimeThe Bunker Mentality

From: AllOutdoor.com

The Blaze is running a fascinating profile of a guy who’s working on a sprawling underground bunker complex for families to retreat to when Doomsday drops.

 The Kansas caverns are 100 feet to 150 feet below the surface and have a constant natural temperature in the low 70s. They are supported by thick limestone pillars six times stronger than concrete and will have blast doors built to withstand a one-megaton nuclear explosion as close as 10 miles away, Vicino said. Read more »

Sep 08 2014

22 Foods You Can Store in Root Cellars

Carrots can last four to six months in a root cellar depending on the variety and conditions. Photo courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock (HobbyFarms.com)Use these root-cellar storage guidelines to keep your garden produce fresh for many months.

By Debbie Moors

From: HobbyFarms.com

By paying close attention to the crop varieties you choose, your timing for harvest and the best storage conditions for each type of fruit or vegetable, you’ll be able to enjoy the taste of summer well into winter with the help of a root cellar. Generally, you’ll have produce that stores well in a cold, damp environment, and produce that needs slightly warmer, drier conditions. In the following list, produce is sorted by temperature preference, with information on harvesting and storage guidelines and varieties that keep well. Read more »

Aug 26 2014

Escape from New York: City Dwellers Prep for Doomsday

Apocalypse By Tia Ghose

From: LiveScience.com

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 »

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