Friday, August 1, 2008

Are NY Times Reporters Preparing For Disaster?

Two articles on survival preparations and skills in two days, what does The New York Times know that we don't?! The first article, She's Ready: Just Add Water, came out yesterday and profiles a woman in suburban Massachusetts who wrote a book on disaster preparedness and has stockpiled six months of food and supplies. Her advice to New Yorkers: "I'd invest in a water filter -- and look for a way out." Thanks. The second article, They Will Survive, appears today and describes the lessons learned during a weekend survival course in the woods of Verona, New York. According to the instructor the most important survival tool after your brain is a sharp knife with a fixed blade and single sharpened edge. The article also detailed the versatility of an empty Altoids tin. But what I found more interesting than the wilderness survival lessons was the article's comments section, where readers posted their own tips for urban survival.

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