Erik Christopher Olson

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Century-hoppers: the vintage Romanian portraits that time travel – in pictures

When Jane Long stumbled upon a stash of old portraits by the Romanian photographer Costica Acsinte, she knew she was on to something special. So she took his pictures, coloured them in and added some bizarre props – like donkey ears, flocks of skeleton birds and pelicans wearing hats

Former Comcast and Verizon Attorneys Now Manage the FCC and Are About to Kill the Internet

The federal regulatory agency is stacked with shady lawyers who recently worked for Internet Service Providers that stand to benefit tremendously from the defeat of net neutrality.<p><i>A tombstone for Internet freedom. Photo via Flickr user DonkeyHotey</i><p>The open Internet may soon become a thing of the …

What’s Really Obstructing Obamacare? GOP Resisters

Republicans at all levels of government have put up roadblocks to undermine the Affordable Care Act rollout. It’s an orchestrated resistance with …

Enter, Sandman: how lucid dreaming ‘can help you change yourself’

Thomas Peisel will teach you to reign over the witching hour<p>Maybe the vast majority of your recollected dreams involve public speaking in the nude, or repeatedly failing your college chemistry final. Or maybe you don’t recall having any dreams at all. According to Thomas Peisel, both scenarios are …

The terrifying, flesh-eating drug krokodil has reportedly surfaced in the US

No cases have been confirmed yet, but early reports have authorities on edge<p><i>A krokodil user with necrosis of the hand.</i><p>When the nasty, highly addictive street drug krokodil appears in a new area, it tends to spread fast. So when doctors at the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center …

Major US security company warns over NSA link to encryption formula

A major American computer security company has told thousands of customers to stop using an encryption system that relies on a mathematical formula developed by the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>RSA, the security arm of the storage company EMC, sent an email to customers telling them that the …

Life Saving Rope Skills

By on23 January 2012 in Knots<p>The most important knots in the world<p>The bowline (rhymes with “colon”) is reputedly the most important knot in the …

The Awesome Adapter for Your 12-Gauge Shotgun That Turns It Into an ‘Ultimate Survival Rifle’

In an extreme survival situation where the appropriate amount of ammunition for the type of firearm you’re carrying can’t necessarily be guaranteed, what would you do? Carry multiple types of firearms to increase your chances of coming across ammo you can use? You could do that, or you could have …

Which Countries Have the Tastiest MREs?

<i>Oh Snap! is Brow Beat’s weekly photo feature. Have you spotted a project that’s worth profiling? Pitch to ohsnapidea@gmail.com.</i><p>For a soldier whose …

Sandwich Monday: The MRE

You're probably familiar with the term "MRE," Meals Ready To Eat. They're shelf-stable foods meant to last forever--the kind of thing they hand out after a disaster. We got a hold of an MRE Pepperoni Sandwich.<p><b>Ian</b>: If they hand these out in the zombie apocalypse, I think I'll just eat brains like …

Shelter: Choosing a Bug-Out Location - Doomsday Preppers Article

In prepper parlance, the term “bug out” refers to fleeing the dangers that ensue after a natural disaster or some man-made cataclysm causes a collapse of the social order. Indeed, at the first sign of trouble, a lot of preppers anticipate rushing off to a house and land in some isolated rural area, …

Freak Show and Tell: Asking the Universe If It’s Cool to Drink This Bottle of Urine

<i>Every week, television documentaries present us with so many unusual people, with so many strange and/or disturbing problems, you might find it hard</i> …

U.S. Army

Water: Storage - Doomsday Preppers Article

As Practical Preppers’ Scott Hunt explains, storing water is probably the most important thing that a prepper can do—and it’s one of the easiest measures to take, as well. “Storage is the easiest part of the solution, and it’s easy for anybody to do, whether you live in downtown Manhattan or …

Tour This $65K Doomsday Bunker Built by a Utah Survivalist Prepper

The words “survivalist” and “bunker” have been swirling in the media lately after the kidnapping of a school boy by an Alabama man who is supposedly a “doomsday prepper.” As we previously reported, Jimmy Lee Dykes held the 6-year-old for more than 30 hours in the underground structure.<p>But the vast …

The PRO's and CON's of RVs and Campers

<b>RV Park Monthly Rental Fee:</b><br>At the current time the monthly cost to park an RV or a camper in an RV park is somewhere between $350 to $500 per month …

RVs

"Lifeboat" Ration Comparison (Now with Poll) - Zombie Squad

ZS Member<p><b>Posts:</b> 843<p><b>Joined:</b> Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:44 am<p><b>Favorite Zombie Movies:</b> 28 days later, resident evil<p><b>Location:</b> TX<p>While doing weight calculations …

Top 5 Survival Knives

The knife. A two million years old invention that is as important today to survive as it was when the first knife was crafted of stone by the early …

Six Primitive Traps For Catching Food In The Woods

<b>Snares</b><p>Small-game snares can be made from the interior strands of parachute cord, braided strands of sinew, or fishing line. Snares stout enough to …

Fishing

Solar water disinfection

<b>Solar water disinfection</b> ('<b>SoDis</b>') is a type of portable water purification that uses solar energy to make biologically-contaminated (e.g. bacteria, …

How To: Make Aspirin from a Willow Tree

In this article, I will be showing you how to make a crude form of aspirin from the bark of a willow tree. It is a great remedy for headaches, …

Native Americans

Water Purification

Once you find water, a major issue remains: is it pure? Is it drinkable? And if not, how to make it drinkable?<p>In today's world this is a much more …

Snorkeling

11 Ways A Condom Can Save Your Life: Multi-functional survival uses for a CONDOM.

I’ve just come out of hibernation from writing another survival book (details to come soon). I really need a fun ‘creative’ and not too serious …

Condoms

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …