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Another Expert Agrees With Dark Comet Theory

February 21, 2013 – 11:31 am | No Comment

Astronomer David Asher (from Armagh University) has agreed with Bill Napier and Janaki Wickramasinghe (Cardiff University) that “dark comets” are real and dangerous.
The following quotes are from a paper by Napier and Asher published in Astronomy & Geophysics.
http://star.arm.ac.uk/preprints/2009/539.pdf

We know that about one bright comet (of absolute magnitude as bright as 7, comparable to Halley’s Comet) arrives in the visibility zone (perihelion q<5AU, say) each year from the Oort cloud. It seems to be securely established that ~1–2% of these are captured into Halleytype (HT) orbits. The dynamical lifetime of a body in such an orbit can be estimated, from which the expected number of HT comets is perhaps ~3000. The actual number of active HT comets is ~25. This discrepancy of at least two powers of 10 in the expected impact rate from comets as deduced from this theoretical argument on the one hand, and observations on the other, is …

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Free Survival Foods – Seriously!

Submitted by on October 4, 2012 – 10:18 pm2 Comments

It’s hard to get anything worthwhile for free, and so these items all need purchasing – they won’t be free initially. But here’s the trick:

1) Only buy what you will certainly use before the expiry date, EOTW or not
2) Try to buy in bulk (Costco for example), which will mean you are spending less than via your weekly trip to the supermarket

It’s like when our babies were in nappies/diapers – we knew we were going to get through hundreds of nappies, so we bought in bulk.

The following list is from Activist Post. Hopefully anyone who is not storing these items already will see the sense in it. If I could add just one thing it would be bottled water. It is commonplace for people in Australia to buy a 350ml bottle of water from a corner store for $2-$3, when they need it. But mine is already in my man bag when I leave the house, sourced from a tray of 24 bottles I bought for $8. That’s just 33c each. And each tray I have stored will keep an adult hydrated for a week. No brainer!

Rice and beans – the article suggests dried beans, but I prefer tinned even though they cost more – it saves soaking them. Rice lasts for many years and is dirt cheap. Most cowboy movies have the cowboys eating rice and beans, and that’s a fine endorsement. While travelling, they provide great bang for your buck.

Cornmeal – not so popular in Australia but the tip makes sense. It provides a quick path to corn bread or tortillas.

Lard – “Animal lard or vegetable shortening both offer much-needed calories during times of crisis, cooking oil for multiple uses, and it will keep longer than cooking oils because of the hydrogenation.” Again, not so popular in Australia, but a good choice. Most families use cooking oil regularly, so store as much of that you know you will use prior to expiry. And to supplement it, lard or shortening in a can. Or Spam – it is 27% fat. I reckon you can grease a pan with it then eat it – fats are an essential part of your diet often neglected by survivalists because we over use them in our everyday world.

Salt – dirt cheap, lasts forever, cures food and improves taste. There’s a reason this was a highly valued commodity in ancient times.

Canned Fruit & Vegetables - essential for health, last well. And quite cheap. The trick here is to start using them on a regular basis, so you use your supplies before they spoil.

Canned Meat – we don’t have much of this on our supply shelves. I figure beans are just as good for protein. But we have a couple of trays of Spam :)

Sugar – I don’t disagree with sugar, but all we have is a tray of honey. We use honey, it won’t be wasted. But we don’t really use sugar. A couple of kilos would go a long way post-SHTF and won’t cost too much.

Pasta – my family get through a lot of this, so we buy it by the box at Aldi for 69c for 500 grams. I prefer rice (cheaper, more compact) as a survival food, but as I keep saying – if you are going to eat in anyway, buy it in bulk now.

Peanut Butter - peanut butter is a terrific source of protein, fat, and calories. And it can last up to 5 years. We’d be lucky to get through a jar per year in my home, but we have a tray of jars just to add variety to our supplies. One of the few items that we might never get through ordinarily.

 

 

2 Comments »

  • Steve Rossi says:

    Ok this is all good stuff to know, in case things go bad. However there have to be options for the millions of diabetics out there who have issues with all that starch with the possibility of not having enough meds to last. So protein and veggies will be your mainstay. small amounts of starch with exercise should help as well.

  • Steven M. Guttman says:

    Not to be cruel,just realistic, I doubt if the powers that be, care
    about diabetics, kidney disease sufferers and other people with any
    kind of health problems are screwed.I believe that the best wealth
    is barterable goods and a way to create pure water, store much in the way of the yummy canned foods you normally eat,and have a means of self protection.
    The 2 years of DRY beans and rice I store are a last resort. I keep
    a minimum of 3 months of regularly rotated favorite canned foods
    that I use regularly.I have a broken leg that was made worse by an
    incompetent surgeon and Medicaid continued to procrastinate on fix-
    ing the leg until it expired.Stay stock with whatever you can,and
    need.
    Oh yeah, I meant to mention,I suffer from Gout and the beans cause
    me much pain, but if I can deal with that,there is not any reason for
    my broken leg to become terminal.

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