Archive for June 2nd, 2009

Preparedness Missing the Point?

I spend a fair amount of time lurking on various survivalist and emergency-preparedness websites (Zombie Squad FTW!), and so am all too familiar with the idea of “every-day carry”, or EDC, of various useful tools and supplies. Now, to be fair, EDC isn’t really true “emergency preparedness”, but a lot of survivalists talk about the “get home bag” or GHB, which is, as the name suggests, a bag or backpack that you carry with you at all times, and which includes the things you think you’d need to get home of there was a disaster and you couldn’t drive, take the bus or train, et cetera.

I really kind of scratch my head at what some of these people carry, though – and especially what they don’t carry.
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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', Geekiness, General | on June 2nd, 2009 | 5 Comments »

Violence Flarin’, Bullets Loadin’

Yesterday (i.e. Monday), Chicago Police Department officer Alex Valadez was fatally shot while on duty.

Two days earlier – on Saturday – some Chicago youth gang bangers posted this video to YouTube, where they – wait for it – promise to shoot Chicago police officers… in the same neighborhood that Officer Valadez would be killed in. Coincidence? You gotta wonder.

Published in: General | on June 2nd, 2009 | Comments Off on Violence Flarin’, Bullets Loadin’