Michael Z. Williamson, SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large, sent this interesting article from The Atlantic: In Case of Emergency. The new FEMA Director wants American citizens to take charge when disaster strikes. Here is a key quote: “‘We need to change behavior in this country,’ he told about 400 emergency-management instructors at a conference in June, lambasting the ‘government-centric’ approach to disasters.”
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There is a great thread of discussion is in progress, over at TMM Forums: Use of antique or classic tractors for gulching
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A remake of Red Dawn? Reader B.H. sent us this: Cult classic remake set in Spokane, but not shot here.
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For anyone that doubts my assessment of Alaska as a retreat locale, please read this blog piece, suggested by Nancy Z.: Shopping day in Nunam Iqua. Also see this follow-up post: Life without running water in Nunam Iqua. The cost of living is quite high in Alaska, as necessities are often shipped in via air. If that flow of goods is ever interrupted, even if you are well-prepared, you’ll have a lot very hungry, desperate neighbors.