Tag Archives: survival

Bug-In Bag: What tools for the Outquisition?

Cory's "Outquisition" notion has certianly prompted much discussion over on Mother Boing. It seems the idea of traveling knowledge missionaries in a post-oh-I-thought-you-meant-that-button society has gotten lots of you excited, both for the fun daydream or from the…

How-to set up your own floating micro-nation

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Over at Gizmodo, Adam Frucci conducted an interview with Patri Friedman, executive director of the Seasteading Institute, an organization devoted to trying to convince open seas frontiersmen to live on a gigantic slab of concrete in the middle of the…

GPS Tracker Defence jammer blocks homing beacons you didn't know you had

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Look, I know you're paranoid. I can see it in the way you're nervously trying to catch a rearward reflection in the glare of your monitor as you read this post. Relax. No one cares about what you're doing right…

Luxury Gas Masks

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These bejeweled gas masks were one-offs created by artist Diddo Velema for the "Luxury Show 2008" in Bucharest, Romania. I'm not normally one to be swayed by the gold-and-crystal crowd, but I could totally wear one of these to the…

Week in the Woods: Need to Get My Computer Decision Made

I've been fighting off a fever all week, which has made even dribbling up these small number of posts a chore, leaving the rest of my to-do list a phlegm-pocked inventory of failure. But one thing I have to get…

Apparently NBC Universal Likes My "Week in the Woods" Idea

Last week I mentioned my plans to spend a week in the woods while still continuing my full-time blogging and writing schedule. Looks like NBC Universal/DVICE thinks it's a good idea, too, since they're looking for someone to do it…

Ten Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicles

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Oh, hell, let's make it two-in-a-row round-up linkbait capitulation: Jalopnik has put together a completely spurious, thoroughly entertaining list of the "Ten Best Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicles, including my lusted-after Earthroamer XV-JP. (I have to say, though, that that Volvo…

Bedu: Emergency Shelter in a Barrel

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More sci-fi concept than practical idea, I am nonetheless intrigued by the "Bedu" survival-annex-in-a-barrel idea by Toby McInnes, which crams a stove, tents, a radio and generator, medicine, and tools into a 50-gallon drum. Having just recently watched Into the

Eton FR1000 Crank Radio with Walkie-Talkie

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While the likelihood of be ever living in a place where I would be completely off the grid is pretty unlikely, I still adore hand-cranked whatevers, even after owning a few and giving myself cramps trying to keep them…

ATAX Survival Tool

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Toolmonger has discovered the "ATAX," which they suggest would be the perfect gift for the last man on Earth:
You can either use it as a knife or lash it to a stick and use it like an axe. The