As we say goodbye to the second week of 2013, the Mayan Apocalypse and Fiscal Cliff are behind us now. But there’s still a lot of noteworthy items out there for the prepper. Here’s what we read this week for the Friday Five from PreppingToSurvive: according to an FBI study more people are murdered annually hammers than rifles, how much potassium iodide should you store, 15 items you can never store too much of, raising a generation of narcissists, and teachers flock to gun training.
Teacher Flock to Gun Training
As classes resumed in Newtown, Connecticut, teachers in other states are signing up for firearms training and Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHLs). Many believe that one armed teacher could have saved the lives of many children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. From Hartford Courant.
Stocking Up on Potassium Iodide
Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima are three of the more famous nuclear disasters that the world has seen. But some fear that we may be in for far worse incidents in the near future. From dirty bombs that contaminate a small city to EMPs that cause hundreds of reactor meltdowns around the globe, a nuclear catastrophe may lurk in our future. Many preppers store potassium iodide to minimize damage after an event. But home much do you need? From SHTFBlog.com.
A Generation of Deluded Narcissists
“Everyone’s special, Dash,” said Elastigirl to her son in the Disney Pixar movie, The Incredibles. Dash responds “Which is another way of saying no one is.” Dash gets it. But apparently today’s college students don’t. More students than in the past 47 years characterize themselves as gifted and driven to succeed, yet their grades and study habits betray their claims. What happens when what kids are told clash with reality? From FoxNews.
15 Items You Can Never Have Enough Of
As preppers, we often think of the three B’s when stocking up: Beans, Bullets, and Band-Aids. However, there are quite a few other items that will make life in a survival or post-TEOTWAWKI situation much more bearable. Duct-tape, soaps, and lighters are but a few. From reThinkSurvival.
FBI Statistics: Hammers Are More Lethal Than Rifles
The tragedy in Connecticut has sparked a renewed interest in the gun rights/gun control debate and has fanned the flames on both sides of the argument. There are convincing points to be made by both sides. However it’s always a good idea to analyse the problem before jumping in to fix it. Interestingly, according to FBI statistics, more people are killed annually with hammers and clubs than with assault rifles. From FoxNews.