Blog Posts - Natural Disasters



Stand Up

At first glance, we had little in common. In fact, of all the people in the room the only one I knew was my wife. We were gathered together to find ways to defend ourselves against our government. Those who … Continue reading →...

Philly’s Fox 29 News Visits “The Preppers Next Door”

Last night I came across a Fox 29 (Philadelphia) news segment from December 6 entitled “A visit with the preppers next door.” From the accompanying article: Don’t call them paranoid. Call them prepared. Meet Mark and his wife Sue. F...
by Survival And Prosperity on Dec 10, 2016

Prepping Now $40 Billion Industry In U.S.?

Last week, I blogged about a Chicago Tribune article on the current state of “prepping” in America. Last night I came across another insightful piece on the status of prepping in the U.S. on The Daily Universe (Brigham Young University) w...
by Survival And Prosperity on Dec 6, 2016

Project Prepper, Part 46: Summer Storm Gear Check

In the last installment of the “Project Prepper” series of posts, I talked about “threat priorities” and how severe weather is a top one for me. I blogged: From my vantage point, here are the “top 3” I’m mostly concerned about: 1. Sever...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 7, 2016

Dinosaurs, Old and New

Tyrannosaurus rex, aside from being a photogenic movie star, was one of the top predators of its day. Ironically, in the Jurassic Park original trilogy (which would have been, more appropriately Triassic Park) tyrannosaurus rex becomes the ultimate p...

Moving Mountains

Just 200 years ago, there was a “year without a summer.”  Well, that’s an exaggeration, but the name has stuck and is familiar to those of us with an undue interest in weather.  Although the coldness of that summer was … Continue readin...

Signs Of The Time, Part 102

From the official website of the National Association of REALTORS- realtor.com- this past Tuesday: “Prepping for Doomsday: Bunkers, Panic Rooms, and Going Off the Grid” Excerpts from the article included: “If the booming sales of panic rooms ar...
by Survival And Prosperity on May 12, 2016

Do the Twist

A used book sale is like a box of chocolates, if I may abscond with a simile that fits many scenarios. After all, you are there to buy books that others have discarded. Some of them show their age rather … Continue reading →...

Fast One Flood

I’m not sure what to believe anymore. This crisis of faith revolves not around religion, but around media. Pundits have been saying for some time that the internet has meant the slow death of journalism, and there are so many … Continue readi...

Workplace Disasters: A False Sense Of Security?

A new CareerBuilder survey reveals that 1 in 5 workers would not know how to protect themselves if an emergency in their office posed a physical threat. Read Workplace Disasters: A False Sense Of Security? on Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent...
by FacilityBlog on Apr 21, 2016

Meaningful Fear

Reading about the things that wrong, like terrorist attacks, may not be the best way to occupy your time on a bus heading to New York City. Robert Wuthnow’s Be Very Afraid is appropriately titled, in any case. I had … Continue reading ...

Project Prepper, Part 45: Top 3 Threat Priorities

“As a result of my research and this blog, I’m now aware of the myriad of man-made and naturally-occurring threats to my life and lifestyle (and those of my loved ones), and think it’s probably wise to acquaint myself more with ‘prepping’ v...
by Survival And Prosperity on Apr 14, 2016

The Philosophical Neanderthal

Extinction. It’s a depression concept, but one that nevertheless constitutes a reality in evolution’s world. When applied to members of our own species we term it genocide and declare it an evil. Our perspective—not to dispute the value judgmen...

The Philosophical Neanderthal

Extinction. It’s a depression concept, but one that nevertheless constitutes a reality in evolution’s world. When applied to members of our own species we term it genocide and declare it an evil. Our perspective—not to dispute the value judgmen...

Hitting Rock Bottom in a McDonald's Bathroom

Writing my last blog post about expat depression reminded me of a time I felt like I'd reached the low point of my life. It was in December of 2002. At that time we were living in Raleigh, North Carolina, and an ice storm had struck overnight. I w...
by Joburg Expat on Mar 28, 2016

Can of Worms

A great variety of food comes in cans. My mind naturally turns to vegetables and beans, but “tinned meat” was a staple of my childhood, including the now derided Spam. When I see octopus and squid in cans I’m glad … Continue reading ͛...

Designing for Disaster: 15 Ideas for Preparedness & Response

Aesthetics may not be the first consideration when it comes to emergency items like survival kits, post-disaster housing and relief supplies, but good design ...
by WebUrbanist on Mar 9, 2016

A ship caught in North Sea Storm - Terrifying Video Footage

A ship caught in North Sea Storm - Terrifying Video Footage...
by VHIZZ on Feb 12, 2016

Storm Watch

Nothing encourages sleeping in like a blizzard. Although it’s a talent I’ve largely lost over the years, hearing the bellows of the wind and seeing the white reflecting through the blinds, and being a Saturday morning form the perfect recipe R...

Death by Molasses

Ninety-seven years ago today, 21 people were killed by molasses. Even having lived in Boston, I had never heard of the Boston Molasses Disaster. Credit for my awareness has to go to my wife, who read me the story from … Continue reading →...


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