Whether you’re squatting in an abandoned hotel room after the Zombie Apocalypse or you just want some peace and quiet in a public bathroom, sometimes you really need a secure lock on your door. If you’ve got just a couple of heavy-duty woodworking tools, or access to them, then you can solve this problem by […]
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So you need a bug out vehicle, but you’re on a budget? Check out the first generation Honda CR-V for cheap, capable travel to safety!
Imagine that you and a few fellow survivors are left alone in a world in which alien entities have destroyed almost all of humanity. Next, imagine that you have to scavenge supplies, source potable water, care for your children, differentiate ally from friend, and defend yourself. Now, imagine that you have to do all of […]
Why will you not wash your hands? Seriously, it’s not that hard. It doesn’t take that long. And everyone else in the bathroom is going to give you the side-eye if you don’t do it. Also, you need to use soap. That “running your hands under the water and then drying them” thing doesn’t actually […]
For better or worse, this is the age of the human, with the choices that we make affecting the Earth on a geological scale. Such is the premise of The Anthropocene, written by Christian Schwagerl and given to me by a publicist who found my sweet spot for Doomsday literature. “Anthropocene” means “the epoch of […]
Oh, there’s a reason why you like zombies. If you’re a reader of Joseph Campbell on down, you’ll know that it’s pretty well established that what we fear represents- well, what WE fear, like “We the People” we. Our personal fears reflect the fears of our entire societal collective unconsciousness. Godzilla equals nuclear war. Werewolves […]
Part 1 of the first “What’s in My BugOut Bag” series of articles focuses on the books that will help us get through the tough times.
A new report suggests that hurricane Sandy did a number on NYC’s subway system, and is continuing to do damage to tracks and walls.