Monthly Archives: November 2011

Things you don’t need: the Escape Pod edition

9 November, 2011
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noahs_ark_pod

There’s a lot of great equipment options out there for those that wish to be ready for trouble. There’s also a lot of crap that will only waste your budget and time.  One such example of the latter is this item that came up back in September. It’s a small, single-person “Noah’s Ark” pod designed…

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Reminder: Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System

9 November, 2011
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Reminder: Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System

Today, Wednesday, 9 November, at 2pm ET/11am PT the FCC and FEMA will be conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. This requires no direct action on our parts, but it’s probably worth spreading the word to avoid panic/concern. The test will be familiar to most folks, but the difference is that it…

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The Walking Dead – Episode 1 (Season 1)

7 November, 2011
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walking_dead_poster

Movies can make excellent “brain exercises” by providing interesting what-if scenarios for us to consider. So every so often, I like to check out a good movie from the point-of-view what I can learn about disaster readiness. What did the people do in the movie that might be considered a mistake? How might I have…

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Day Light Savings Time!

5 November, 2011
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Day Light Savings Time!

photo credit: Courtney Dirks Remember, as you go to turn back your clocks tonight, that this is a PERFECT time to do a few other things. Here’s a quick list for your day light savings weekend.

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