“THANKS, OBAMA!” THE 44TH PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON SPACE WEATHER

“It is the policy of the United States to prepare for space weather events to minimize the extent of economic loss and human hardship.” That is the language used in Executive Order 13744, Coordinating Efforts To Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events, signed on October 13, 2016 by President Barack Obama. After years of Congress knowing about the problem and failing to take action, I was pleased to learn that the former President did what he could through the executive office to try and protect the critical infrastructure of our nation. However it is still up to Congress to set aside the funds to follow through and take action in support of the specifics laid out in this order. I’ve read for years about how everyone knows this is a threat, yet no one is willing to take action. Well, the former President did what he could do in response to a lack of action by Congress and now it’s our turn.

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SURRENDER THE SUN

In this cataclysmic, blizzard driven romp of a story, Shaw does a wonderful job of world building. I could feel my lungs ache and burn in the frigid temperatures as I stood on the lake shore staring out as wisps of blowing snow spun out and across the body of water’s frozen surface. To further my immersion in this white-bleached, wintry wasteland, Shaw effectively weaves a sense of intimate foreboding throughout the tale as I witnessed Bishop standing like a granite mountain as he shepherds flame-haired, Maeve and her party through the seemingly never-ending storm. Both natural and man made.

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THE NEXT BIG SOLAR STORM: AN APOCALYPTIC TIMELINE

Have you ever wondered what might happen in the event a massive, earth directed solar flare were to erupt hurling a powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) at our home planet? Societal collapse? Apocalypse trigger? The end of the world as we know it?

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PRACTICAL TACTICAL NAMED A ‘TOP PREPPING RESOURCES’ WEBSITE

Happy To Survive has named Practical Tactical among the top 250 prepper websites with top prepping resources on the interwebs marking the second time we have been ranked among the best in the business when it comes to helping you and yours become more prepared for whatever may come down the road.

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It’s not the fall that gets you….

It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden change of direction at the bottom. Read through to find out what I think you can do today to soften the landing.

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But when it’s you…..

  It is an unfortunate fact that police involved shootings have dominated the headlines for the better part of the last year. Each is awful and tragic because a human life has been lost. The common theme in the aftermath that annoys me to no end is that there is …

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THE COLLAPSE IS HERE!

The Perseid Collapse and the associated apocalypse that comes to us from the mind of Steven Konkoly, that is. And the really good news is that it’s widening! Konkoly invites us inside the collapse as he brings The Perseid Collapse Series to Amazon’s Kindle Worlds on February 3, 2015. What …

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100 things you can do to live more sustainably

This was originally posted by Sharon Astyk from a position of resource scarcity consciousness, specifically peak oil, but the ideas that are mentioned could prove useful regardless of why you feel they would be necessary. I found it interesting and I hope you do as well. ========================================================================================================================================================================= 100 Things you …

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PRACTICAL PREPPING: NO APOCALYPSE REQUIRED IS HERE!

A cooperative effort with best selling post-apocalyptic author Steven Konkoly, PRACTICAL PREPPING is an essay style collaboration that looks at personal preparedness through a real world lens while keeping the focus on the practical steps you can take to mitigate the impacts from the most common hazards we all face. …

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