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Odds of Survival | Game | Revolution | NBC

Odds of Survival | Game | Revolution | NBC | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Let's say you're living in the city when the power inexplicably goes out across the country, with little to no promise it will ever turn back on. Do you have what it takes to survive?

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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

"One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 9, 8:00 PM

The United States exports the best-quality seafood that Americans catch, but import primarily low-grade aquacultural products.  This is just one of the counter-intuitive issues withe U.S. fish consumption and production.  This bizarre dynamic has cultural and economic explanations and this NPR podcast nicely explains these spatial patterns that are bound to frustrate those that advocate for locally sourced food productions. 


Tagsfood production, industry, food, agriculture, agribusinessconsumptioneconomic, sustainability.

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How To Survive Getting Lost In The Woods

 

Enjoy the outdoors, without fear of getting lost. This video shares basic information that I learned "the hard way," along with recommendations from wilderness survival experts.

The STOP Acronym works well to control panic:
S: Stop what you're doing. Sit down (to keep your self from walking or running). Have a drink of water. Water washes the taste of fear out of your mouth. Sit for 30 minutes to reduce the adrenaline that is flooding your system. Use this time to


T: Think.Use your brain to evaluate the threat that is facing you. Is it getting dark? Or is is cold? What will you need to do?

 


O: Observe your surroundings. How are they similar and different from where you were before you became lost? Is the river on which side of you? What about the mountains or other landmarks, etc? Then finally, develop a plan.

 


P: Plan. Ask yourself, "What am I going to do?" Decide if you are really lost OR if you are only slightly disoriented.

 

If you are really lost, YOU SHOULD STAY WHERE YOU ARE....and wait to be found. If you are slightly disoriented, you should search for the trail.


Find a good source of water. In a survival situation, you can last up to three days without water, but by the end of the second day you're not going to be in very good shape.

 

Springs or streams provide good sources of water. If you find a water source and are not sure if it is contaminated, boil it, or use chemical tablets.

 

Contray to popular belief, you don't need to boil water very long to make it safe from biological contamination. Just bring it to a boil.

 

If there aren't springs or stream in your area, you can use jacket sleeves tied to your ankles in the morning, when wading through the grass to get dew on the jacket, then suck the moisture out of the fabric.

 

Warning: don't drink the dew from toxic or allergic plants.


You can survive a few weeks without food, so hunting, fishing and gathering wild edibles isn't usually an urgent priority. However, the wilderness provides many food sources.

Orienteering skills (compass and map reading) are only briefly mentioned in this video...

 

 


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Smartphone New Apps Claim To Repel Mosquitoes - దోమల్ని లెక్కపెట్టి చంపే స్మార్ట్ ఫోన్ !

Smartphone New Apps Claim To Repel Mosquitoes - దోమల్ని లెక్కపెట్టి చంపే స్మార్ట్ ఫోన్ ! | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
smartphone new apps claim to repel mosquitoes: A new smartphone app can rescue you from that imminent bite. ... Called "Mosquito Repellent", it will repel mosquitoes by emitting high

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10 Guard-Dog Breeds that Can Protect Your Family

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Some dog breeds were developed to protect their owners and keep their families safe. We’ve asked an expert to share the top breeds with a history of protecting their people.

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The Toll in Gaza and Israel, Day by Day

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The daily tally of rocket attacks, airstrikes and deaths in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 19, 2:26 PM

As the violent nature of the Israeli Palestinian conflict has escalated, this NY Times article monitors the major points of the last few weeks.  The possibility of 'Peace in the Middle East' feels so remote, and this Onion article parodies the difficulties of actually achieving this.  On a personal note, Chad Emmett taught the "Geography of the Middle East" course while I was at BYU and I've always appreciated his perspective; here are his thoughts on recent events.  


Tags: Israel, Palestine, conflict, political, borders.

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As the violent nature of the Israeli Palestinian conflict has escalated, this NY Times article monitors the major points of the last few weeks.  The possibility of 'Peace in the Middle East' feels so remote, and this Onion article parodies the difficulties of actually achieving this.  On a personal note, Chad Emmett taught the "Geography of the Middle East" course while I was at BYU and I've always appreciated his perspective; here are his thoughts on recent events.  


TagsIsraelPalestineconflictpoliticalborders.

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Obama gives Israel PM Gaza warning

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US President Obama supports Israel's right to self-defence, but warns PM Benjamin Netanyahu against further escalation in Gaza.

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Watt a bright idea! Brazilian mechanic uses plastic water bottles and bleach to create LIGHT - illuminating 1million homes

Watt a bright idea! Brazilian mechanic uses plastic water bottles and bleach to create LIGHT - illuminating 1million homes | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Daily Mail - by SARAH GRIFFITHS A Brazilian mechanic has invented a way of lighting his house during the day without relying on electricity. Alfredo Moser has been using plastic bottles filled up w...

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Drought Drains Lake Mead to Lowest Level

Drought Drains Lake Mead to Lowest Level | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

"The largest reservoir in the U.S. falls to its lowest water level in history, Nevada State Sen. Tick Segerblom introduced a bill title and issued a press release on July 8 calling for an 'independent scientific and economic audit of the Bureau of Reclamation’s strategies for Colorado River management.'"

 

This week’s history-making, bad-news event at Lake Mead has already triggered lots of news stories, but almost all of these stories focus on the water supply for Las Vegas, Phoenix and California. But what about the health of the river itself?

 

Tags: physical, fluvial, drought, water, environment.


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 12, 3:09 AM

Consequences of urbanisation 

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 12, 3:10 AM

Option topic : Inland water and management

Tom Franta's curator insight, July 12, 11:40 AM

Many geographers are aware that future water resource issues in the American Southwest will have political, cultural, and social impacts.  What do you believe to be some approaching concerns after reading this article?

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UN says Gaza 'on knife edge' - BBC News

Palestinian officials in the Gaza Strip say 78 people have been killed in Israeli attacks from the air and the sea this week. Israel's anti-missile system has shot down several Palestinian...

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America’s Young Refugees

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Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors trekking north from Central
America is a humanitarian crisis -- and the United States should treat it like
one.

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BASIC First Aid Kit For Your Vehicle - SpecialOpsM4 on YouTube - SpecialOpsM4 on YT!

MY Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SpecialOpsM4 Hey guys. I know a lot of you are going to ask brands. Basically to assemble a small medical kit like...

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Thumpy Covey's curator insight, March 25, 2013 6:55 AM

Gear Guy SpecOpsM4 puts up a good basic kit video for ANYONE to use, on how to put together a useful First Aid Kit with some plus-up that will help you from an on-field emergency to a roll-up-on-an-accident scenario on the way to or from an event.  EVERYONE SHOULD BE PREPARED!  This will help you...in under 9 minutes, a very good "watch" for a Monday!  LIKE AND SUB this 'cat's videos!

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Sustaining Seven Billion People

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"With seven billion people now living on Earth, the ever growing demand is putting unprecedented pressure on global resources—especially forests, water, and food. How can Earth’s resources be managed best to support so many people? One key is tracking the sum of what is available, and perhaps nothing is better suited to that task than satellites."

 


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Russell Roberts's curator insight, July 6, 12:53 AM

Thanks to environmental reporter Wes Thomas and professor Seth Dixon for this incisive analysis of how to provide sustenance to a world population nearing the 7 billion mark.  Dixon says the key is tracking the "sum of what is available...and perhaps nothing is better suited to the task than satellites."  Ever since the launch of "Landsat" and resource imaging satellites, scientists have been collecting data on global resources such as water, land use, forests, and crop production.  Dixon and Thomas say it's time the data were  put into a plan to fight hunger and habitat destruction around the world.  Such a plan may work if we as humans can keep from killing ourselves over religion, politics, and territory.  A tall order , indeed.  Aloha de Russ.

Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, July 6, 12:09 PM

Such studies of the agriculture around the world are essential. The way we are doing agriculture to support seven billion people now, peaking at 9-10 billion in another 60 years, it is clear that we are putting severe strains on the environment.  But we have grown lazy, and we are doing it all wrong.

 

We CAN drastically reduce the amount of meat we consume, and thus quickly reduce the amount of arable land we need.  We CAN grow plants in ways that actually sequester more carbon and improve the soil it over time rather than erode and degrade.  And we CAN in fact grow all the food we need in the space we live in, thus enabling us to recycle all the water used as well, which is mostly just lost in evaporation. 

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 13, 5:52 AM

Vital debate for the future

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Denis Curran on Food Banks "People are getting penalised for being poor" - YouTube

Food bank providers told MSPs it was "clear" that UK government welfare reform had been one of the drivers of the "terrifying" increase in the number of peop...

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10 Places to Ride Out the Apocalypse

10 Places to Ride Out the Apocalypse | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
You've assembled your post-apocalyptic reading list. You've packed your bug-out bag. You've even practiced a little melee combat, just in case. But where should you go when the global pandemic hits or sky starts raining fire?
If you can hang out in a self-sufficient rural community or get yourself adopted into a tribe of uncontacted people, then you can probably pull through several flavors of apocalyptic disaster. But here are a few specific locations that might improve your odds of survival, if you can get there in time:

 

- Utah: In the event of a run-of-the-mill infrastructural collapse, it wouldn't be a bad idea idea to hightail it to Utah and make friends with some stockpiling Mormons. 

 

- Pyongyang North Korea: It should be no surprise that a country that thrives on paranoia has made elaborate preparations in case of nuclear war. 

 

- Pitcairn Islands: Anyone who's ever stared in frustration at Madagascar at the end of a game of Pandemic II knows that islands are a great escape from pathogen-born disasters. 

 

-Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado: There are plenty of options for nuclear bunkers around the world: Germany's swanky doomsday palace, the decommissioned Congressional shelter beneath the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, even bomb-proof homes available on the real estate market. 

 

- London, England: Of course, it's even better if you don't have to drive to your shock-proof digs. 

 

- Mount Yamantau, Mezhgorye, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia: While some countries stopped building nuclear shelters at the close of the Cold War, Russia was still putting the finishing touches on at least one of theirs. 

 

- Svalbard, Norway: If the apocalypse should wipe out most of the plant life on Earth, you'll want to be hanging out somewhere near the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Svalbard archipelago. 

 

- Western Australia: There's a reason Mad Max is set in Australia. Perth is one of the most remote cities in the world (some measures put it behind Honolulu and Auckland), and although it was first colonized by British settlers in 1829, it wasn't connected to the rest of Australia by train until 1917. 

 

- Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland: Few cultures in the world revolve around hunting as their primary means of subsistence, but it's the occupation for most of the roughly 500 residents of the isolated Ittoqqortoormiit settlement. 

 

- Bugarach, France: What recommends this sleepy mountain town with a population of 200 for post-apocalyptic survival? To be honest, the residents aren't even sure. Bugarach sits at the base of Pic de Bugarach, which is often called the "upside-down mountain." According to geologists, the mountain exploded after its formation, and the top landed upside-down. Its unusual shape has inspired Jules Verne and Steven Spielberg, and attracted hippies and New Agers who believed it emitted special magnetic waves. More recently, rumors have started circulating on doomsday 2012 forums that the mountain is sacred and will be protected in the coming apocalypse. Some believe that there are aliens living under the mountain who rescue anyone living nearby on December 21st, 2012. We know that the 2012 doomsday is a myth, but if the cataclysm should hit on that date, the best case scenario is that well prepared survivalists will head for Bugarach. The worst case is that you'll witness a mass suicide commanded by the ancient aliens.


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The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising

The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Scientists have issued a new warning to the world’s coastal megacities that the threat from subsiding land is a more immediate problem than rising sea levels caused by global warming.

 

A new paper from the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands published in April identified regions of the globe where the ground level is falling 10 times faster than water levels are rising - with human activity often to blame.

In Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city, the population has grown from around half a million in the 1930s to just under 10 million today, with heavily populated areas dropping by as much as six and a half feet as groundwater is pumped up from the Earth to drink.

The same practice led to Tokyo’s ground level falling by two meters before new restrictions were introduced, and in Venice, this sort of extraction has only compounded the effects of natural subsidence caused by long-term geological processes.

 

Tags: coastal, climate change, urban, megacities, water, environment, urban ecology.


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Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 29, 4:31 AM

Troubling issue

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Megaciudades amenazadas por el agua.

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Ever had that sinking feeling?

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The Last Drop: America's Breadbasket Faces Dire Water Crisis

The Last Drop: America's Breadbasket Faces Dire Water Crisis | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Editor's note: This story is one in a series on a crisis in America's Breadbasket –the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer and its effects on a region that hel...

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Linda Denty's curator insight, July 24, 6:46 PM

Could this happen in Australia also?

Jamie Strickland's curator insight, July 25, 10:46 AM

Thanks to my good friend, Seth Dixon for the original scoop.  There had been quite a bit of news reporting on the drought in central California this year, but this midwestern region has been experiencing water stress for years with little national attention.  I plan to use this article in both an upcoming presentation as well as an example when I teach "Tragedy of the Commons" in my Environmental Dilemma class.

Kate Buckland's curator insight, July 26, 10:32 PM

Good to compare to how we use water resources in Australia

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Get Security Camera Hidden Smoke Detector Camera online

Get Security Camera Hidden Smoke Detector Camera online | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

1/3" Sony Super HAD CCD540 TV Lines, HQ-1 DSPSHS-7540DN420 TV LinesSSS-74203.6mm Standard Lens0.5 Lux @ F2.0SHS-7540DN0.3 Lux @ F2.0SSS-742012V DC


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Shop for the best selections of Smoke Detector Camera with specification 540TVL 3.6mm and SHS-7540DN here at sfcable.com, which offers at best factory prices!!

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Yes, Yellowstone's Roads Just Melted. No, There's No Reason to Panic

Yes, Yellowstone's Roads Just Melted. No, There's No Reason to Panic | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

"Last week, a major tourist thruway in Yellowstone National Park had to be shut down because the road melted. The road’s Wicked Witch of the West impression was caused by high temperatures in both the air and under the ground. Yellowstone sits atop a volcanic hotspot, and that heat helped cause the asphalt to soften and oil to well up onto the surface."

 


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Malaysia Airlines plane crashes on Ukraine-Russia border - live - Telegraph

Malaysia Airlines plane crashes on Ukraine-Russia border - live - Telegraph | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has crashed in Ukraine, on the border with Russia, with 295 people onboard. Ukraine's interior ministry says the plane was shot down by a missile. All the latest details here

"No one should think the situation in eastern Ukraine is static. Russia seems to be using different tactics to prod the Ukrainian military along the border to try to create an excuse for invasion. Ukrainian military forces and Russian military forces are getting closer and closer to large-scale direct military conflict."


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Home Defense: Double Barrel Shotgun vs AR15

The suggestion to just get a double barrel shotgun for home defense deserves some discussion and demonstration, I believe, particularly since it's promoted in the context of being so much better than an AR 15.
Let just take a look at how they might stack up.
The double barrel shotgun is a Stoeger 12 gauge Coach Gun, one I've used extensively in cowboy matches.
The AR15 is my Colt M4 Carbine.


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Is San Francisco Prepared for a Disaster? U.S. Department of Homeland Security holds conference at USF

Is San Francisco Prepared for a Disaster? U.S. Department of Homeland Security holds conference at USF | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

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CNN Highlights the Water Crisis in Haiti

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A sixteen year old girl in Miami wakes up on a normal day, showers, dresses, eats breakfast, and is off to school, filled with thoughts of friends and classes.

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Volcano under Yellowstone bigger than previously thought

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Yellowstone's underground volcanic plumbing is bigger and better connected than scientists thought, researchers said Wednesday.

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'Antibiotic resistance now a bigger crisis than the AIDS epidemic'

'Antibiotic resistance now a bigger crisis than the AIDS epidemic' | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
The World Health Organisation says the spread of deadly superbugs that can evade even the most powerful antibiotics is happening across the world.

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Vehicle Bug-out Thoughts and Gear

http://www.survivalthinktank.com/2010/01/bug-out-bag-new-years-resolution-with.html This video outlines the need for having a vehicle bug-out kit stashed in ... (I love his Road Warrior Indicator! but IMHO, he lacks a foldable bike in there)


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