Category Archives: Survival

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Cheap travel anywhere on Earth within an hour using new rocket.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he plans to replace his current rocket fleet and capsules with a next-generation spacecraft that could be used to travel to the Moon, Mars, or around the Earth — cutting most long-distance Earth flights to … Continue reading

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Solo sailor arrives in Albany after historic Antarctic circumnavigation

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Scores of supporters have welcomed Queensland sailor Lisa Blair back into Australia, capping off her 184-day journey around Antarctica. Blair, 32, set off from Albany in Western Australia in January and is set to be named the first woman to … Continue reading

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Are we sleepwalking to World War III?

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Australia is plunging headlong into catastrophe and we are utterly unprepared. In fact, we may be past the time when we can prepare. The time-bomb is ticking and it will explode in our lifetimes. All certainty will be lost, our … Continue reading

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Cold War-era kits on surviving nuclear fallout unearthed by historian

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In the early 1960s Washington was a city on edge and the threat of a nuclear attack was not far from the minds of the powerful. It was a threat considered so real that boxes of medical supplies were distributed … Continue reading

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World’s oldest person dies aged 117

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Emma Morano, at 117 the world’s oldest person and also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, has died at her home in northern Italy.. . . . More . . .

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Solo sailor Andy Lamont sets off on westward trip around world in non-stop and unassisted adventure.

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An Australian sailor is attempting to sail “the wrong way” around the world in what he hopes will be a record-breaking journey aboard his 34-foot boat. Andy Lamont left the Gold Coast today and is planning to sail solo, non-stop, … Continue reading

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Seeds of Salvation

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Enter the Arctic Doomsday Vault, a final safeguard for the world’s biodiversity. At the very edge of civilisation, on a rugged island north of Norway, sits a strange, jutting building that houses the most important collection of seeds in the … Continue reading

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Mummified body found on yacht drifting off coast of Philippines

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The mummified body of a German adventurer was found dead drifting on his abandoned yacht at the weekend off the coast of southern Philippines. Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, was discovered by two fishermen aboard his yacht in the Pacific Ocean … Continue reading

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John Beeden becomes first person to row the Pacific Ocean solo and non-stop to Australia

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Adventurer John Beeden has become the first person to row solo non-stop from North America to the Australian mainland. December 27 marked day 209 at sea for Mr Beeden, who has rowed more than 7,400 nautical miles across the Pacific … Continue reading

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Latest CPR Method.

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 [Kiwozi:  Whoa !!! . . . .what’s this doing on my Blog. . . this is serious stuff ! Well given Kiwozi could need this any day now  ( as he falls off his Rocking Chair on the Verandah ),  I thought … Continue reading

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Alive after 13 months adrift, man claims

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BEARDED, bloated and wearing nothing but his bedraggled underwear, José Salvador Alvarenga stumbled ashore on a remote island in the Pacific last week with a remarkable story to tell. After setting off from the Mexican coast for a day’s fishing … Continue reading