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 frustration that … Continue reading

How-to set up your own floating micro-nation

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

Luxury Gas Masks

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Ten Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicles

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 X303, … Continue reading

Bedu: Emergency Shelter in a Barrel

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 … Continue reading

Eton FR1000 Crank Radio with Walkie-Talkie

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 charged. … Continue reading

ATAX Survival Tool

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 … Continue reading