Category Archives: natural disasters

How Realistic Is The Disaster Movie San Andreas?

San Andreas starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is a hit. The official movie trailer is on YouTube, and the movie opens nationwide this weekend. The plot revolves around a mega-earthquake in California, affecting the whole state, along the San Andreas … Continue reading

California’s Two-year Drought

The current drought in California began in the southern half of the State nearly two years ago, in early 2013. By May of that year, the entire State was engulfed in a moderate drought, categorized as level “D1″ by the … Continue reading

Earthquake Strikes Bay Area — A Live Report

Butch here reporting from the Bay Area of California where we were awakened last night at 3:22am by a strong earthquake.  I live about 40 miles away from the epicenter but was still jolted out of bed by pretty violent … Continue reading

Severe Drought has Engulfed California

The current U.S. Drought Monitor shows a huge swathe of land from CA to Texas, struck by severe drought. How severe? The Drought Monitor system uses a scale from D-zero to D-4 D0 – abnormally dry D1 – moderate drought … Continue reading

The California Drought Is Getting Worse

The U.S. has been suffering from a drought since 2012. Initially, the drought was most severe in Texas. Subsequently, the Midwest north of Texas bore the brunt of the drought. But most recently California has been the focal point of … Continue reading

Prepping Survey by a Grad Student and Prepper

If you are a prepper or survivalist who has been through some type of disaster, you might be interested in taking the survey described below. I received information on the survey in the following e-mail: My name is Jessica Pooley … Continue reading

The Ultimate TEOTWAWKI Event: Yellowstone Supervolcano

This recent science news story caught my eye: researchers have determined that the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park is much bigger than previously thought, 2.5 times bigger. An eruption would cover most of North America in ash… “Some 640,000 years … Continue reading

Could the Super Solar Flare of 1859 happen today?

According to NASA, “A solar flare occurs when magnetic energy that has built up in the solar atmosphere is suddenly released. Radiation is emitted across virtually the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves at the long wavelength end, through optical … Continue reading

Recent Disasters: averted or delayed?

In the past few months, we’ve seen impending possible disasters fail to reach fruition, thankfully. But have these disasters been averted, or only delayed? I thought it would be useful to give an overview of several of those scenarios. A … Continue reading

Tsunami: Facts versus Movie Myths

A tsunami or tidal wave is one of those disasters that are rare, difficult to prep for, but interesting to discuss. If you live inland, you might still be interested in this article, in case you are on vacation near … Continue reading

Volcanoes: local and global impacts

Here’s an unusual and interesting topic for a prepping and survival blog post: volcanoes. I know what you’re thinking. If a volcano erupts near my home, do I bug-out, or hunker down? I’m thinking maybe you should bug-out. But concern … Continue reading