For those who are believe we are living in the end times, there were a lot events in the news to grab your attention. Here’s what this week’s Friday Five from PreppingToSurvive brings: a 150-ft astroid will narrowly miss the earth on Friday, the 10th case of a SARS-like virus confirmed, and North Korea exploded it’s third nuclear weapon despite U.N. resolutions. On a lighter side: a list of survival medical supplies for the prepper and how to make a small game snare.
North Korea Explodes Another Nuclear Bomb
Just one week after releasing a provocative video depicting a U.S. city burning amid missile attacks, North Korea has defied U.N. resolutions and conducted the nation’s third test of a nuclear weapon. The most recent test had “greater explosive force” than than prior tests indicating that they were conducted with plutonium suitable for missile warheads. This comes on the heals of a long range ballistic missile tests last year. From Reuters.
SARS-like Coronavirus Confirmed in UK
A second case of a respiratory virus similar to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in 2002 has been confirmed in the UK. The total number of reported cases worldwide thus far is 10, with a 50% mortality rate. All reported cases seem to have a connection to the middle east and Pakistan. From BBC.
Making a Small Game Snare
If you remember the Rule of Three’s, you know that food, in a survival situation, comes after shelter and water. But you still have to consider it to keep your energy levels up. Small game snares are a great way to capture much-needed nutrition. They are a force multiplier that work while you’re doing something else. Not sure how to build one? Creek Stewart describes how. From The Art of Manliness.
Astroid to Come Between Earth and Geostationary Satellites
A 150-foot wide astroid will come within 17,200 miles of the earth on Friday evening at 7:30pm UTC (London time). Traveling at a speed of roughly 5 miles per second, the space object will pass between the earth and many of the geosynchronous communications satellites orbit the planet. According to scientists the astroid is “far enough to be safe, but a very close shave in astronomical terms.” From The Telegraph.
Survival Medical Supplies
Beans, bullets, and band-aids. Those three categories constitute much of what preppers collect to prepare for times of scarcity. However, just as you wouldn’t allow beans to account for 100% of your pantry, neither should band-aids represent the extent of your medical supplies. Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy share their Survival Medical Supplies list; it’s more than you might think. From Doom and Bloom.