Category Archives: TEOTWAWKI

Events of terrible beauty

One of these days, there will be another Carrington Event.
There will be a huge coronal mass ejection from your planet’s yellow star that strikes your planet square on.  The result will be a vast electromagnetic pulse which fries almost all … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “I was hit from behind by a 26 ft truck…” or “Sudden Death and You!”

From a reader:
Dear Father,
I discovered your blog in April 2013. I am Catholic, but I never
learned Latin. In fact, the only good, solid catechesis I had was
first and second grade, which looking back, I believe was based on the Baltimore Cathechism. … Continue reading

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Do our work habits interfere with important aspects of our vocations?

One of the genres of books I read – thank God they are still fiction – has to with TEOTWAWKI when the SHTF, etc. The scenarios vary. However, a consistent topos of the genre is that, at a certain point, … Continue reading

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Who ordered that military installations should be “gun free zones”?

My heart goes out to those poor people who were killed and injured at the Navy Yard and to their families.  Some questions have to be asked.
I was sent this link to PJ Media, which has an interesting bit of … Continue reading

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Sudden, Unprovided Death and You

Pray for the victims of the killer at the Navy Yard.
Friends, this could be you.
Please! Develop the good practice of examining your conscience every day and going to confession regularly.
I implore you! Teach your children to examine their consciences and take them to confession, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: something for the geeky, prepper, Ham in you

I enjoy the youtube offerings of USNERDOC (aka KF7ETX aka David). This clever fellow, an ER doc who was in the Navy – as his handle indicates – has designed a spiffy “go bag” for his Yaesu F-817 radio … Continue reading

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CME EMP & TEOTWAWKI or… CHAMP

One of these days there will come the big grid-frying EMP caused by a CME thus bringing on TEOTWAWKI.
EMPs can also be caused by a nuclear weapon.
On the other hand, this is in the offing.
From Boeing:
CHAMP – Lights Out
By Randy … Continue reading

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Note to parents, etc: back packs and bags with built in alarms

I saw a commercial for a type of back-pack which may be of interest to parents with children in school and even for some of you ladies and gentlemen out there.
The pack, made by iSafe, has a built in loud … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z muses about his inner Gollum

Here is some food for thought from the The Catholic Gift Shop via the blog Acts of the Apostasy:

I have to admit, there have been times when I have realized that my phone (aka The Precious) was not nearby and … Continue reading

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BITCOIN revisited – POLL

A while ago I asked you about Bitcoin.  Some of the answers were helpful.
Tonight I read about Bitcoin for a while and watched some videos, focusing on how to “mine” it and then how to use it.
Intriguing possibilities!
Cryptocurrency, 3D printing, … Continue reading

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