Several readers mentioned this over at Wired: 1 in 8 Chance of Catastrophic Solar Megastorm by 2020
Dr. Cynthia Koelker is leading a disaster medicine training conference March 29-31, 2012 in Akron, Ohio. Tuition is $350 for three full days of hands-on training. The trainers will include Dr. Koelker, Tom from Midwest Native Skills Institute and Jim from Ohio Farm Museum. The training is oriented to training laymen that will be the only source of medical care available, without access to hospitals, doctors, or other health care professionals. Classes will include Clinical Procedures Without Electricity, Suturing and Minor Surgery Splinting and Casting, and Treating Infection and Illness. Wherever possible a hands-on approach is taken, including laboratory procedures, clinical skills, suturing, splinting, and casting. Lehman’s Hardware is less than an hour south of Akron and there’s an LDS Cannery half an hour north, so a person could make a week of it.
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Stories of survival emerge from tornado victims. Any family in tornado or hurricane country that doesn’t have a storm shelter ins unprepared.
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A reminder reminder that Ready Made Resources’ sale on Mountain House canned freeze dried foods ends on March 14th, so order soon. You’ll get a 25% discount and free shipping on case lots.
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Alan W. mentioned a great article in Backwoods Home magazine: Affordable Firearms, by Massad Ayoob
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Matt Bracken’s first novel Enemies Foreign and Domestic is now available as an e-book in Amazon Kindle’s free library, but probably just for one more day. Download your copy, ASAP. And by the way, if you don’t own a Kindle device , keep in mind that free Kindle Reader software is available for both PCs and Macs. (With my aging eyes, I prefer a 15″ screen, anyway.)