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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

NatGeo Prepper Facts

1462 = edible species of bugs/insects

Crickets have 13g of protein EACH

"Red, Orange, or Yellow?
Forget This fellow
Black, green, or Brown
Wolf it down"

The Svalbard Seed Vault, 600 miles from the North Pole, holds "spare" copies of seeds as insurance against a global crisis

As of 2007, the US was the most armed country in world, averaging 9 guns for every 10 people

A sealed safe room should have a CO2 detector to monitor oxygen levels

A serving of broccoli sprouts can offer up to 100 times more nutritional value than mature broccoli ... NOTE 1

There are over 500 nuclear warheads on military bases in Montana alone

Produce exposed to radiative fallout can still be eaten but should be washed and peeled to remove any radioactive particles

After the nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, civilians 2 miles away received lacerations from flying objects.

more common Faraday cages include cars, airplanes, office buildings, and tunnels

In a recent survey 24% of Americans said they would share their resources and supplies with people they don't know very well ... NOTE 2

In 1983 during the cold war, the US started preparing for the possibility of an EMP

since 1900, there have been 125 earthquakes that have killed over 1,000 people ... NOTE 3


NOTE 1: Bacteria can grow rapidly and live with in the sprouts if they are done so correctly ... So use caution

NOTE 2: but this also means that 76% of people said they would NOT share

NOTE 3: what they don't say is that the majority were pre-quake housing codes or occurred in countries where buildings were ancient

NOTE 4: the description of the shows mentions that the last prepper was working on a tool to escape from under rubble - while they SHOW him working on a hatchet type tool, they do not DISCUSS it so I don't know why it's in the description

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