|Cole Thomas: The Course of Empire - Desolation (1836)|
- "The Day After The End of The World"--Storage Prepper. Some tips on what to do after a major, TEOTWAWKI, disaster.
- "What I Wish I Had Done Differently"--Survival Mom. Six (6) things she would have done differently if she was starting over: (1) watch more how-to videos on You Tube and less reading on Survival Blog; (2) bought better quality products; (3) spent less money early on; (4) networked with others early on; (5) not discussed prepping with family and friends who were not interested; and (6) focused first on the financial survival. I've only outlined the 6 items--read the whole thing for more of an explanation.
- "How To Make and Can Homemade Applesauce"--Safely Gathered In.
- "Home Canned Tomato Soup"--Common Sense Homesteading.
- "Why I Store Multiple Survival Foods in One Bucket"--Family Survival Planning.
- "Six Survival Library Essentials Reviewed"--American Preppers Network. The author lists his top six books he would have in his survival library.
- "Here’s How You’ll Die When the SHTF (and How to Prevent Your Untimely Demise)"--The Survival Place Blog.
- "Homo Survivalist and the Carless Wonder"--Neo-Survivalist. A discussion of the practical over keeping up appearances.
- "EMP Testing Video and Faraday Cages"--A Survival Plan.
- Advanced Survival Guide has a nice library of PDF downloads that I would encourage you to check out.
- "Concealment Strategies Against Social Unrest, Theft, or Confiscation"--by Joel Skousen at The Survivalist Blog.
- "Stampede Near Mecca During Hajj Leaves Over 700 Dead"--The New York Times.
- Related: "The Fuzzy Logic of Fleeing for Your Life"--IEEE Spectrum.
- "‘Close Your Eyes and Pretend to Be Dead’: What really happened two years ago in the bloody attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall."--Foreign Policy. (h/t Woodpile Report)
Update: Added citations to IEEE Spectrum and Joel Skousen articles.Far from a dramatic three-day standoff, the assault on the Westgate Mall lasted only a few hours, almost all of it taking place before Kenyan security forces even entered the building. When they finally did, it was only to shoot at one another before going on an armed looting spree that resulted in the collapse of the rear of the building, destroyed with a rocket-propelled grenade. And there were only four gunmen, all of whom were buried in the rubble, along with much of the forensic evidence.
During the roughly three-and-a-half hours that the killers were loose in the mall, there was virtually no organized government response. But while Kenyan officials prevaricated, an unlikely coalition of licensed civilian gun owners and brave, resourceful individual police officers took it upon themselves to mount a rescue effort. Pieced together over 10 months from more than three dozen interviews with survivors, first responders, security officers, and investigators, the following account brings their story to life for the first time since the horrific terrorist attack occurred exactly two years ago.