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New Rules for U.S. Nuclear Disaster Response

New Rules for U.S. Nuclear Disaster Response | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to publish a document that would reduce projections for how much radiation exposure is likely.
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Radiation-Proof Underwear Should Be On Every Survivalist’s Christmas Wish-List

Radiation-Proof Underwear Should Be On Every Survivalist’s Christmas Wish-List | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Radiation poisoning is serious, life-ending stuff, and it’s a danger that looms ominously over the clean-up crews at the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster site. It can be pretty brutal.

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Review: "A Christmas Far From Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival During the Korean War,” by Stanley Weintraub

Review: "A Christmas Far From Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival During the Korean War,” by Stanley Weintraub | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
In mid-October 1950, Gen

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Treasury Department Seeking Survival Kits For Bank Employees

Treasury Department Seeking Survival Kits For Bank Employees | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
BY: Elizabeth Harrington
December 10, 2014 1:00 pm

The Department of Treasury is seeking to order survival kits for all of its employees who oversee the federal banking system, according to a new solicitation.

The emergency supplies would be for every employee at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which conducts on-site reviews of banks throughout the country. The survival kit includes everything from water purification tablets to solar blankets.

The government is willing to spend up to $200,000 on the kits, according to the solicitation released on Dec. 4.

The survival kits must come in a fanny-pack or backpack that can fit all of the items, including a 33-piece personal first aid kit with “decongestant tablets,” a variety of bandages, and medicines.

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Hal's curator insight, December 10, 2:31 PM

Just what are they thinking they are getting ready for? 

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Innovation in practice: Vertical Hydroponics – The Great Space Saver

Innovation in practice: Vertical Hydroponics – The Great Space Saver | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Hydroponics is defined as “the cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil”.

Vertical hydroponics is simply put the vertical distribution of water. It takes up wall space instead of floor space and works much like normal hydroponics.


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Man saved by heroic passers-by

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THE heroic actions of a quick thinking woman from Alcester and her friend saved a cyclist's life when he collapsed on a country road.

The man was cycling along Fish Hill near the Cotswold village of Broadway last March when he collapsed.

Fortunately he was spotted on the side of the road by Gemma Guedes, 30, from Alcester, and her friend Katie Nightingale, who were only travelling down the road by chance after taking a wrong turn on their way to take Gemma's pet puppy for a walk.

 

The pair spotted the man receiving CPR from a fellow cyclist and immediately remembered that there were defibrillators kept at the nearby Farncombe Estate, where they both used to work.

"It was very worrying to see someone receiving CPR as it was the first time that I have ever been in that situation," said Mrs Guedes. "We were just very lucky that Farncombe Estate was so close and that they have trained people to use the defibrillator."

The friends called ahead and were met by security supervisor Tony Haines, of Pensham, near Pershore, who had grabbed a defibrillator.

They dashed back to the stricken man with Mr Haines - an experienced St John Ambulance volunteer - in tow and used the defibrillator to re-start his heart.

He was then rushed to Worcestershire Royal Hospital, where grateful medics confirmed the cyclist would not have survived without the defibrillator and their quick-thinking actions.

"When we arrived the man was starting to turn blue around the lips - Tony gave him a single shock and his heart re-started. After a few minutes the man started talking, which was a huge relief to everyone.

"We waited for the Air Ambulance to arrive and once the man was airlifted to the hospital you could feel that everyone felt a great sense of achievement," added Mrs Guedes.

Mr Haines said he was glad the estate had the vital life-saving equipment . Both he and St John Ambulance are now urging more places, especially in isolated rural locations, to get equipment of their own.

Mr Haines said: “We gave the man a single shock and his heart restarted. Within a few minutes he was talking, it was amazing.

“This incident just goes to show what a difference a defibrillator can make and I would urge as many organisations as possible to have one on hand in case of emergency.”

 

 


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All The Ways Water Promotes Life And Survival

All The Ways Water Promotes Life And Survival | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

Water wonderful water.  Drinking enough of it can lower your high blood pressure, aid in digestion, and improve brain function.


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Guardian Survival Gear Survival Knife Kit with Sheath

Guardian Survival Gear Survival Knife Kit with Sheath | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
This 6 inch knife contains a steel saw tooth blade. There is a bottle opener on the back edge and it can be used as a signal mirror.

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See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas

See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

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Earth is changing rapidly, and an increasing number of scientists say that humans have become the dominant force driving these changes. While the term has no formal definition, many agree that we are now living in an age shaped by human activity: the Anthropocene.

Evidence for the Anthropocene ranges from worldwide population booms to the expansive transformation of the landscape. But solutions are cropping up at the local level that could help create a more resilient global community." 

 

Tags: ESRI, anthropocene, environment depend, sustainability. 


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Olga Boldina's curator insight, December 3, 3:25 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

Truthbehere2's curator insight, December 5, 10:01 AM

Well duh...we are very greedy leeches that don't want to take the time to restore and repair what we take and destroy...

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, December 8, 10:58 AM

Excellent use of an Esri Storymap to outline how humans have changed Earth over time.

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Harvesting the Sun to make hydrogen fuel from water | Open Source Science and Technology News

Harvesting the Sun to make hydrogen fuel from water | Open Source Science and Technology News | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Scientists achieve crazy efficiency using sunlight to make hydrogen fuel.

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Shazar Robinson's curator insight, September 28, 1:13 AM

sun and water = energy and these smart guys have worked out how to do that with efficiency and readily available cheap materials.  Now lets get it produced and available!

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You could call a spade a spade. But this is not just any spade | Gear Up Crovel

You could call a spade a spade. But this is not just any spade | Gear Up Crovel | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

The Crovel combines the function of 13 tools in one packed in a light and extremely durable survival tool. It serves as a crowbar and shovel (get it?), pryer/nail remover, axe, hammer, hoe (yo'mama), serrated knife, cleaver, saw, machete, can opener, grappling hook, and believe it or not, a chair. And did we mention that the rope grip detaches in case you need a rope?


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Women's Self Defense Class at UB

Women's Self Defense Class at UB | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

Another round of women's self defense classes were given in Cayo this weekend. Belmopan City Online was at the University of Belize to cover the event. Thanks, Renee Wentz, for all your time and effort to keep the ladies safe.

"Don't MESS with these ladies!! (in fact don't mess with ANY lady). A Great self-defence class was held this Satuday free of charge at UB. The girls and women who participated learned great tips on how to conduct themselves to avoid becoming victims, what to do if you're being followed, and how to fight back during an actual attack. Everyone left feeling empowered and a little safer. To find out about more upcoming sessions, 'like' the 'S.H.E. Thing...' page:

https://www.facebook.com/S.H.E.Thing.SelfDefense"


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Canning 101 | Home Made Simple

Canning 101 | Home Made Simple | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Discover how to properly and safely can produce.

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Why the Violence in Mexico is Getting Worse

"Mass killings have become increasingly common across Mexico due to the country's ongoing war on drugs. Cartels and gangs, often working with help from local police, are murdering innocent victims by the dozens and leaving them in unmarked graves. So just how bad is the violence in Mexico, and what is the Mexican President doing to stop it?"


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Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, November 14, 2:45 PM

The war on drugs has destroyed thousands of lives in Mexico.  Despite efforts from government officials to dismantle the drug system in the country, it seems as if their efforts are going nowhere. With the dismantling of large drug gangs and the capturing of 30 out of 37 most wanted drug lordes in Mexico, it gives the illusion that government officials finally has a control over this ordeal. Rather, it has destroyed large drug groups and created smaller ones. With the new president in office, I don't think all of his efforts to wage the war on drugs is beneficial. How is allowing drug lordes to keep their weapon beneficial to stopping the war on drugs in Mexico?

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 25, 2:08 PM

The last president of Mexico reported 26,000 people missing; the current president reported only 8,000. After public outcry however the number was raised to 16,000. According to human rights groups, all three of those estimates are lowballed compared to what the real number should be. There has been over 70,000 drug related violence since 2006. The reason for almost all of Mexico’s increase in violence is the government targeting the leaders of the cartels, arresting 30 out of 37 major cartel leaders. What this did was break each cartel into little cartel factions which increased the frequency in violence. When the new president came in, he decided to focus more on local law enforcement stopping local drug related violence. The corruption in local law enforcement is wide spread, which is the reason why violence is still eminent in Mexico. Basically, the police is working with the cartels, and to go even deeper into that I would even go as far as to say the government is working with the cartels.   

Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 4, 12:38 PM

The recent situation in Iguala highlights the larger issue of violence across Mexico. The seriousness of the issue can be seen when the search for missing students found an unrelated mass grave, along with four other mass graves in the area. The video explains how the strategy of targeting the leaders of organized criminal groups had the unintended consequence of created even more splinter groups that all fight each other, ramping up the violence even more. Widespread corruption has made the violence even worse, with gangs and police working together in areas like Iguala, where they suspect the missing students were given over to criminals by the police. 

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DIY Portable Electronics Tool Kit

DIY Portable Electronics Tool Kit | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Dustin White of the i3 Detroit hackerspace created this instructable on how to assemble your own electronics tool kit.

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The Survival Camp's curator insight, December 22, 2:27 PM

Keep your electronics running with a electronic tool kit!

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Australia police probe Sydney siege suspect motives

Australia police probe Sydney siege suspect motives | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

Australian police are investigating the motives of Man Haron Monis, the suspected gunman who died after the 16 hour hostage standoff. The self-styled sheikh had a record of extremist activism but he was not on the terrorist watch list. He apparently did not belong to local Islamist groups. Those who did know him described him as a loner. 


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'This place saved my life': the gardening charity helping veterans - in pictures

'This place saved my life': the gardening charity helping veterans - in pictures | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Gardening Leave, one of the charities for the Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal on mental health, helps veterans heal mental wounds through horticultural therapy

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Can Gardening Help Troubled Minds Heal? : NPR

Can Gardening Help Troubled Minds Heal? : NPR | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Psychiatrists have long claimed that gardens hold healing powers for mental illness. Now, scientists are exploring a new field called horticultural therapy for everyone from troubled youth to veterans.

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Wow, thats new, healing power for mental illness, GREAT!
Rosie Vagnoni's curator insight, November 6, 10:36 AM

The article "Can Gardening Help Troubled Minds Heal" relates to Miss Maudie from "To Kill A Mockingbird" because Miss Maudie is very interested in gardening. Because Miss Maudie's house burns down due to the cold weather, Miss Maudie is distraught. Miss Maudie then resorts to gardening to free her mind of all her troubles..

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Exclusive: Red Cross launches emergency food aid plan for UK’s hungry

Exclusive: Red Cross launches emergency food aid plan for UK’s hungry | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
The Red Cross will this winter start collecting and distributing food aid to the needy in Britain for the first time since the Second World War, as welfare cuts and the economic downturn send soaring numbers of people to soup kitchens and food...

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Ham Radio For Dummies, 2nd Edition - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook

Ham Radio For Dummies, 2nd Edition - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Ham Radio For Dummies, 2nd Edition PDF Free Download, Reviews, Read Online, ISBN: 1118592115, By H. Ward Silver

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Fox eBook's curator insight, December 3, 2013 8:15 PM
Table of Contents

 

Part I: Getting Started with Ham Radio
Chapter 1. Getting Acquainted with Ham Radio
Chapter 2. Getting a Handle on Ham Radio Technology
Chapter 3. Finding Other Hams. Your Support Group

 

Part II: Wading through the Licensing Process
Chapter 4. Figuring Out the Licensing System
Chapter 5. Studying for Your License
Chapter 6. Taking the Test
Chapter 7. Obtaining Your License and Call Sign

 

Part III: Hamming It Up
Chapter 8. Making Contact
Chapter 9. Casual Operating
Chapter 10. Operating with Intent
Chapter 11. Operating Specialties

 

Part IV: Building and Operating a Station That Works
Chapter 12. Getting on the Air
Chapter 13. Organizing Your Shack
Chapter 14. Housekeeping (Logs and QSLs)
Chapter 15. Hands-On Radio

 

Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 16. Ten Secrets for Beginners
Chapter 17. Ten Secrets of the Masters
Chapter 18. Ten First-Station Tips
Chapter 19. Ten Easy Ways to Have Fun on the Radio

 

Appendix A. Glossary
Appendix B. The Best References

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Yosser's Airsoft Odyssey: Operator Combat Smock Review

Yosser's Airsoft Odyssey: Operator Combat Smock Review | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

"The Operator Combat Smock in ATACS FG by Leo Köehler GmbH will make a great addition to any cold weather loadout for airsofters, hunters or outdoorsman. For those of you that don’t know Leo Köehler GmbH are a German company that has been producing and contracting to the military and other specialist clothing requirements since 1927 and still produce for the German Military...."


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Thumpy Covey's curator insight, December 16, 2013 10:29 PM

Great and DIFFERENT piece of kit from YOSS' this time...we LOVE Germans..."they make great stuff..." and this smock will give you the winter cover and diffuse concealment you need to make an outdoor op this time of year a pleasure!...see more phots and read the whole review at YOSSER'S AIRSOFT ODYSSEY BLOG Right Now! 

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Changing The World, One Map At A Time

Maps have always been a source of fascination and intrigue. Today's maps, however, can also help to save lives during disasters, document human rights abuses and monitor elections in countries under repressive rule. This presentation will explain how today's live maps can combine crowds and clouds to drive social change.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 20, 1:03 PM

On this Thanksgiving, I want to remind this community that geospatial skills can be used to help othersWant to see geographic knowledge and geospatial skills in action?  Crowd-sourced mapping is increasingly an important resource during an emergency.  Poorer places are often not as well mapped out by the commercial cartographic organizations and these are oftentimes the places that are hardest hit by natural disasters.  Relief agencies depend on mapping platforms to handle the logistics of administering aid and assessing the extent of the damage and rely on these crowd-sourced data sets made by people like you and me. 


Tagsdisasters, mapping, cartographyTED201, video.

Jon Olaizola's curator insight, November 28, 11:55 AM

You can help!

Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 28, 2:47 PM

Tedx

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Giant Concrete Arrows Across America

Giant Concrete Arrows Across America | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Every so often, a hiker or a backpacker will run across something puzzling: a ginormous concrete arrow, as much as seventy feet in length, just sitting in the middle of scrub-covered America. What are these giant arrows? Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings solves the mystery.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 20, 2:18 PM

This is fascinating...just because a technology is old and outdated in modern society doesn't mean it wasn't ingenious.  The original mathematicians who calculated angles and distances study geometry so they could navigate and 'measure the Earth.' Before GPS, these giant arrows helped pilots navigate across the United States; they are part of the genealogical strands of navigational technology.   Mathematics can be incredibly spatial as well as geospatial.   


Tagsmapping, GPS, math, geospatial, location, historical.

Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 26, 1:35 PM

Very intriguing!

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Foraging for edible plants on LoMo

Foraging for edible plants on LoMo | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

Urban Agriculture class on Lone Mountain identifying, tasting, and foraging edible plants and weeds in the surrounding area. [via Sam Wilder]


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Recycle Pallets as Garden Planters

Recycle Pallets as Garden Planters | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

This was posted by GreenerGreenGrass Organic Lawn Care Blog

 

I saw this photo from Homestead Survival and just had to share it. I have actually been thinking about doing raised garden beds this year to expand our gardening space. Although there is plenty of ...


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The Survival Camp's curator insight, December 22, 2:32 PM

Reusing, recycling and gardening are all the key ingredients to survival.

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This Go-Bag Will Keep You Ready For The Coming Apocalypse

This Go-Bag Will Keep You Ready For The Coming Apocalypse | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Call it paranoia if you want, but when the end of the world comes due to zombies, aliens, severe weather, asteroids, or Black Friday stampedes, you're going to want to be ready and waiting with your trusty bug-out bag.

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