MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. — It’s breakfast time on a Saturday, and 20 “day-campers” are crouched around a fire pit in central New Jersey – the booniues – its rural. Soaked in bug spray, they are all there to learn survival skills, specifically in order to protect themselves from man-eating corpses.
Yup — Dead Cannibals, more commonly known as zombies.
From shooting rifles and throwing knives to stitching wounds and purifying water, the curriculum provides a foundation for conquering not only the living dead, but also other emergency situations such as car accidents and floods. (more…)
A SURF centre in Easter Compton near Bristol is launching a £150,000 crowdfunding campaign that will help fund some of the site’s sustainability plans.
The Wave Bristol’s campaign got underway Monday, November 24 and Chris Hines MBE, head of sustainability for The Wave, said: “We want this project to be sustainable in all senses, including socially and environmentally. We have ambitious plans to sustainably power the site and eventually take it off-grid.” (more…)
ORANGE, MASS, 28 Sept — Thousands of people began making their way to a field in the middle of nowhere Saturday to enjoy the 16th annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival — a two-day celebration of music, garlicky cuisine, crafts, arts, family games, improv theater and garlic. (more…)
Climate change will make the most desirable places to live currently, uninhabitable by the middle of this Century – according to a scientific paper in Nature magazine last year, and recently picked up by the New York Times snoozepaper.
California and the Southwest will be hit by drought and wildfire. The East Coast and Southeast will suffer appalling heat waves, hurricanes, and rising sea levels.
Policy makers and city planners are calculating when the future climate will depart from its normal variability. How much time do we have to act? A decade? A century?
“If you do not like it hot and do not want to be hit by a hurricane, the options of where to go are very limited,” said Camilo Mora, a geography professor at the University of Hawaii and lead author of the paper in Nature predicting that unprecedented high temperatures will become the norm worldwide by 2047.
“The best place really is Alaska,” he added. “Alaska is going to be the next Florida by the end of the century.” (more…)
The ordinary-looking blue van has a chimney protruding from the roof.
This leads down to a wood burner in the former window-glazing truck, which a pair of university graduates have converted into an RV.
Stuart Humphreys, 24, and Claire Bragg, 25, from Leeds spent just over £6,000 and two years transforming their second-hand van into what will be their home while they travel around Europe.
Spot satellite emergency signalling devices have saved 3000 lives to date – but are they an essential piece of kit for the outward bound, or a darned nuisance that is unleashing a bunch of idiots into the most unspoiled and peaceful places on the planet, especially in Canada.
The company that makes them proudly announces that SPOT products have been used to initiate 3,000 rescues around the world since the technology’s launch in 2007. “With over 200,000 units in service, SPOT is now averaging a rescue a day; approximately one-third (829) of all worldwide rescues to date have taken place in Canada,” the company announced.
SPOT says it delivers affordable and reliable satellite-based connectivity and real-time GPS tracking, completely independent of cellular coverage. But its prices are absurdly high. (more…)
The war on drugs sends thousands of poor kids to prison for using the same illegal substances that rich whites can often get away with; meanwhile, Wall Street bankers responsible for the financial crisis get off with zero punishment and huge bonuses.
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