First up, I decided it was time to graduate from the .blogspot and purchase a real domain name, teotwawkiblog.net. I'd have preferred the .com, but Papa Bear J.W. Rawles has that. The old URL still works perfectly fine--it's not going anywhere, so no need to update links and bookmarks--but I figured teotwawkiblog.net was a lil' easier to remember. I may just turn it into a redirect back to the .blogspot address...still figuring this out! Update: For the time being, I'm going to run teotwawkiblog.net as a redirect to the regular .blogspot address. Should be working within the next couple of hours.
Second, it's Valentine's Day. Spend some time with your S/O and try to avoid the doom/gloom talk if at all possible.
Doomsday Preppers Tonight
Another episode of Doomsday Preppers is on tonight, called "Back to the Stone Age." The cable synopsis says it features a man preparing his family for an EMP attack and a NY firefighter preparing for the eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano. I'll have an open thread for discussion up tonight. It doesn't look like the usual online sources (Amazon, iTunes) are carrying the show in digital format, so if you don't get NatGeo you're probably out of luck for now.
TEOTWAWKI Wife and I just watched Contagion, which we missed during its theater run. A pandemic drama, told mostly from the CDC point of view. Scary but a watered down take on what would happen. They show looting, robbers and some societal breakdown, but it's mostly kept in control--the power's still on, looters aren't armed, etc. Worth a rental, especially as an "eye opener" for anyone who needs it. Has some Hollywood A-listers in it, too--Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and other recognizable faces.
Things to Check Out
- A good post on home defense firearms from the guys at Box o' Truth. http://bit.ly/xOoSZb
- Act of Valor may not be about the end of the world, but it looks like it will have some great action scenes in it! http://bit.ly/yKLvA3
- Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy from DoomandBloom have a new book out, The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook. We've got a copy coming in for review--looks good! http://bit.ly/wzTHrT