Tuesday, January 27, 2009

An Ark

An ark revisited...I believe in an earlier post we mentioned keeping a kayak or a canoe on hand in case of a flood. It would be interesting to see if there is such a thing that is immune to volcanoes and such. But if you go to that much trouble, why not do a helicopter? That way you can fly to the top of a peak or somewhere safe?

But that would also mean having a shelter somewhere else...or mabye we could attach the ark to the helicopter/plane in case we need to land. Of course supplies would also be needed for that scenario as well.

Too many things to do!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Stockpiling cash-revisited

As you know, dear readers, in addition to being an expert on surviving the end of the world, I also bide my time as a bartender, because I need money to build up my supplies for 2012. Also, I am nosy by nature and one can learn many things while simply pretending to be cleaning.

One story I would like to relate occurred a couple weeks ago and is directly related to the notion of stockpiling money in the event of a national disaster. What happened is this:

Four gentlemen (dentists, by trade) came to my bar and commenced eating our fine food and drinking our delicious beverages. Naturally, their conversation turned to the end of the world, as that is a topic on everyone's minds. After discussing possible scenarios (bank crash, food shortages, etc.) one of the dentists brought up the fact that he has $5,000 cash in his house stockpiled for the end times. Not to be outdone, the other three dentists declared that they each had between $5,000 and $10,000 in cash hidden in their houses. Luckily, they had a sympathetic party overhearing their bragging, for I am generally for people preparing for the end times. However, they were stupid for discussing it aloud in a public place because what if I had been a bad guy? I would definitely have texted my minions to follow them home and rob each and every one of them. Especially because they only tipped 10%. Generally, don't talk about how much money you have if you are not going to tip properly. Of course, that is how people get so much money--by not sharing it.

Now you know my views on stockpiling cash. I think it is stupid because you can't eat money and when it comes right down to it, I would rather have rice and potatoes than $5,000. Luckily, Social Darwinism dictates that those smart enough to stockpile food will survive while those only hoarding cash will not.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

An event of Biblical proportions...

So after discussing the pending end of the world with our dear follower Christina, I wanted to share an interesting idea that she brought up. Perhaps, since all the signs point to a catastrophe of gigantic proportions that we should build an ark in addition to/perhaps instead of an underground bomb shelter. She is planning on building a large, floating spherical object that is designed to withstand wind, water, lava, and earthquakes. I am inclined to believe that this is a good idea, because if there were to be a large flood, the underground bomb shelter would be in a predicament, especially if it was not 100% watertight.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Excellent YouTube Video

From Armageddon Week on the History Channel:


Watch it.

It's the end of the world as we know it...

And I feel fine!!!!

Sorry, I have that song in my head. So I decided to Google "End of the world" and guess how many results there were? 131,000,000. Yep. that's One Hundred and Thirty One MILLION. Luckily, Wikipedia informed me that 2012 is a Leap Year, so I know that I will at least get in one extra day of living before the world blows up.

So this brings to mind the philosophical question, what will you do to prepare for the end of the world? Aside from the obvious building and stocking of the bomb shelter? Will you make peace with your enemies? Stop dieting? Give all your stuff away to people who don't believe? Let us know, dear readers, what your plans are!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dreaming about Bomb Shelters

Last night I dreamt about bomb shelters...and it actually led me to an interesting idea. We've discussed where in terms of geographical location we would put a bomb shelter but not necessarily where wer would put the bomb shelter.

What I mean is...would you put in under your house? As a stand alone underground location? Underneath a garage?

I would think you would want to put it somewhere where people walking by wouldn't notice it but you also want to be rescued in case a building collapses.


I think I would put it under my house for easy access. Less outside air or contaminants as well. That would allow us access to the house if it is still standing. I would also have another exit coming out of the ground somewhere next to or near the house instead of just from the house itself.

Maybe a GPS beacon wouldn't be a bad idea if we needed rescuing? Something else to add to the list...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ah...the holidays...

Time sweeps by quickly as the holidays surround us. Or at least it did for me...sorry for the lack of posting!

Thank you YellowJeepGirl for getting us going again!

A new year, a new resolution?

Mine...to be more prepared. No, I'm not building a bomb shelter...yet! But I am going to work on building up basic survival packs for my house, car and at least have a safe place/zone picked out to go to in an emergency. Especially if Yellowstone blows! Okay, we are close enough that it wouldn't make a difference, but better safe than sorry!

What's your new year's resolution?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Armageddon Week

So there I was, sitting on my new recliner, flipping through the channels trying to decide if there was anything on TV worth staying up for at this late hour. Then, I flipped to the History Channel and what did I hear? That it is Armageddon Week this week on the History Channel. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?!?!?!?!? I plan on and encourage all of you, dear fellow survivalists, to TiVo EVERYTHING on the History Channel this week. You can thank me later, as you have hours upon hours of informational TV to watch in your bomb shelter.

Another interesting thing that I have been hearing about lately is the many, many earthquakes in Yellowstone National Park. For those of you who don't know, Yellowstone is above a giant volcano that is about, oh, 70,000 years overdue for an eruption. And P.S., Yellowstone is in Wyoming, which is thisclose to Colorado. So, I highly recommend volcano-proofing your bomb shelter by installing a HEPA filtration system so that you are not breathing in ash 24/7 and also installing a good air conditioner because it will be hot under all that lava.