Tag Archives: TEOTWAWKI

SOLAR FLARE ALERT! But don’t worry, because “Firedrake Keeps You Safe”! (Short Wave and Ham Radio Fun)

A convergence of events drives me yet again to post, on this bloggily-productive day.
First, a TEOTWAWKI Solar Flare, Coronal Mass Ejection and resulting grid killing EMP may be coming….
From SpaceWeather:
ACTIVE SUNSPOT: One of the biggest sunspots of the current solar … Continue reading

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Ladies, still worried about those final Christmas preparations? Fr. Z is here to help.

When in doubt about your Christmas gift list, Fr. Z suggests…

stuff on amazon through Fr. Z’s links
stuff from Fr. Z’s store
stuff (=coffee) from the Wyoming Carmelites using Fr. Z’s links (new K-Cups!)
lots of ammo and guns

Not necessarily in that order.
I … Continue reading

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Remember 1859? 2013 will be the peak of solar activity.

I doubt many people reading this have personal memories of September 1859.  The question was rhetorical.  And yet that date should now stick in your mind.
in 2013 your earth’s yellow Sun’s activity, such as solar flares and coronal Mass ejections, … Continue reading

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When TEOTWAWKI comes, will you have had enough coffee?

It is “Cyber Monday”, as the online retailers are calling it!
I guess this is a secular money day of obligation.
Okay… now that you are online… buy some …
[CUE MUSIC]
Mystic Monk Coffee!
There are so many good reasons to refresh or build … Continue reading

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The Most Tragikal Hostess Debacle. Act II. Enter: Looters, Zombies, Unions.

I heard about this when I was running errands yesterday.
It seems that the Hostess – producers of iconic products – has now gone completely bust because, in negotiations with the company the baker’s union demanded too much.
I grew up in … Continue reading

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The aftermath of Sandy: How are you doing?

I was pretty concerned about lots of you on the East coast of the USA when Sandy was coming.
I am not following American news much at the moment, but comments suggest that some people are just getting power back right … Continue reading

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An unexpected place in an unexpected place!

I have been reading another dystopian novels by James Wesley Rawles, Founders. (The first in the series is Patriots, the next is Survivors.)
I was pretty surprised to read this paragraph, about a couple who wind up being part of a … Continue reading

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NEW COMET! KABLAM! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE! (Welllll? We are!)

There is a new and very bright comet out there.  Which of course means that it is the end of the world as we know it… maybe.  Maybe not.  In any event, it should be bright! And we might need … Continue reading

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Z-Swag: In The Wild!

From a reader:
Hi FrZ ~
I never had a bumper sticker before. Then I just had to have one of yours…and then 2…now look what you started!! :o)
The little hearts between my husband & I are for our 6 wee ones … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The “Three Days of Darkness” and You

From a reader:
I see you’ve posted about CMEs again [HERE] (I *think* I remember you addressing CMEs as a TEOTWAWKI situation before…). [If a really big one hits us head on, yes, I think it could be.] This all sounds … Continue reading

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