April 15th, 1912, is the anniversary of the sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic. 1517 people lost their lives on the maiden voyage. As research into the incident has progressed over the last 100 years, it seems as if, one way or another, the ship was just going to sink. Impact with an iceberg, raging coal fires in the fuel supply, wrong turns, locked-up binoculars, weak rivets, too few lifeboats, and more. Perhaps this whole incident was really the result of man’s hubris.
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Sunday April 15th, 2018 marks the 15th anniversary of Commander Zero’s blog: Notes From The Bunker. I believe that it was the original blog on individual and family preparedness. (Yes, Jerry Pournelle talked a bit about survival topics in his famous Chaos Manor blog, but that could hardly be considered a preparedness blog, per se.) Notes From The Bunker had already been up and running for two and a half years before I ever started SurvivalBlog. Consider this: 15 years in Blog Years (sort of like Dog Years), makes it an Ancient, Grizzled, and Pioneering blog. Congrats, Commander Zero!