Rated S for Survival

Rated S for Survival: Mythbusters – Duct Tape Island

27 March, 2012
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duct_tape

Recently the popular show Mythbusters launched a new season with a special episode “Duct Tape Island”. The hosts were “stranded” on a deserted tropical island equipped with nothing more than a never-ending pallet of duct tape. They had a check-list of key tasks or goals that had to be accomplished using duct tape and whatever…

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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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Movie Time! Learning from “30 Days of Night”

10 August, 2011
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30dofNposter

Movie time! Check out the previous Rated-S-for-Survival items, but the short version: movies make a great platform for disaster readiness thought-exercises. I’m not going to review the movie; if you like it great, if you don’t great, I’m not going to judge. All we’re going to talk about is what the characters did, what we…

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Rated S for Survival: ID4 – Independence Day

4 July, 2011
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ID4_movie_poster

So it’s July 4th here in the U.S., which is the day we celebrate our country’s independence from England with a lot of wonderfully self-destructive behavior. What better movie to review-from-the-standpoint-of-survival than 1996’s effects blockbuster Independence Day.  Spoilers Ahead!

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Rated ‘S’ for Survival: Cloverfield

23 May, 2011
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cloverfield_movie_poster

Those that know me know that I love movies. Something I realized quite a while ago is that movies make great “brain exercises”. It’s often said that the best tool you can have in any situation is a well-developed mind. One of the easiest things you can do to develop your “Readiness Brain” is to…

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