Tag Archives: TEOTWAWKI


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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Catastrophically large solar flare narrowly missed the Earth two weeks ago

In 1859 the Earth was struck by a massive solar storm called the Carrington Event.  Life was not affected much at that time, because so little used electricity.  Were such a storm to strike the Earth now, however, most if … Continue reading

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For your Just Too Cool file and your TEOTWAWKI file!

For your Just Too Cool file and your TEOTWAWKI file for you more ambitious Catholic preppers. Mass from a church truck!  A mobile chapel.  And it’s a Solemn Mass, to boot! If I remember, didn’t Aid To The Church In … Continue reading

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I was blithely typing along, and THUD… BEEP!! My UPS (uninterruptible power sources) sprang to bleeping life. “It finally happened,” quoth I… or words to that effect. Here at the SPTDV we have no electricity. Since I just posted this, … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Sisters and their prey!

A friend send this very cool link to these very cool sisters. Meet the Sisters of Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. First, I love the idea that there is a fairly new foundation interested in reparation for … Continue reading

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Hunger Bones

I recently saw a movie called Hunger Games (another in a long troop of dystopian movies/books).  I guess the movie is part of a series, because I saw a preview of another movie… which figures. There is great restlessness in … Continue reading

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Fr Z’s Kitchen: prepper food edition

I recently put on the side bar of this blog a widget with a link to some freeze-dried ready meals. Add boiling water to the package, seal, wait, eat. I ordered some. Today I got out my little stove and … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z provides a health update and feverish ranting on a range of unrelated topics

Thanks to those of you who wrote with expressions of prayers for my health.  An update is in order. I have been battling bronchitis.  This has been a problem ever after all those years in Rome, I’m afraid.  I suspect … Continue reading

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Putting Popes in Perspective

From Astronomy Pic of the Day comes this fascinating shot of a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection), a comet, and your planet. The Comet PanSTARRS, which brightened and was visible for the papal election process (along with another comet, by the … Continue reading

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