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The race continues today, between the impending doom of Drug Cartel Dirty Bombs and the hope of … nah… who am I kidding? Doom wins today, severed and/or radioactive-lesioned hands down.
Don’t Miss These Links:
- Thieves in Mexico Just Stole Ingredients for a Radioactive Dirty Bomb: Jamie Condliffe at Gizmodo scares peoples’ pants off, with not so sexy results. I’m left wondering if somehow telling the world about the potential for a dirty bomb will just “egg them on”.
In no way attempting to keep the public calm, the UN referred to the stolen material as “extremely dangerous.”
- Ten Common Mistakes Prepper’s Make: Chris Ray (The Prepared Christian) gives a good list over at Modern Homesteaders. You know I can’t resist mentioning that apparently bad grammar is number eleven.
I think it is common for people to have a favorite area of preparedness and it makes sense that the favored area gets more attention. Keep in mind The Five Basic Human Needs and having a well-rounded approach to preparedness is the best method. Having a safe full of guns and ammo does you little good if your family is starving. Then again, a year’s worth of food does you little good to protect you from Joe Dirtbag and his merry band of takers.
The truth is that none of us know how or when things will fall apart. Being able to cook and feed, provide and heat shelter, purify drinking water and defend yourself and your family are all musts!
- This is How the World Ends: How our apocalyptic fixations may be affecting our culture. Shane Lindemoen at Secret Laboratory points out something that I think has some truth. I remember some evangelical Christian pastors bemoaning that too many of their flock were focused so much on the end times that they didn’t give a holy rat’s ass about the environment. If we’re always focused on things going wrong, ignoring the possibilities for rescuing our own holy asses, guess how things are going to end?
I can’t help worrying about our seemingly growing fascination with the end of things. Part of me wonders if our obsession with the end of the world is not just an obsession with our own mortality by proxy – how we will personally face our end by either going down swinging an ax into a horde of zombies as they pull us down into the deep dark, or shivering to death in an abandoned tube-station somewhere, frightened and alone. Because even if the world doesn’t end in some spectacular fashion, it will certainly end sooner or later for each one of us on a personal level.
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