Prepper News Watch for December 17, 2012

Below is a collection of news articles that may be of particluar interest to the prepper.


  1. China School Attack: Officials Say Knife-Wielding Man Was Affected By ‘Doomsday Rumors’
  2. Mayan apocalypse mania grips Russia
  3. Myth, Hype and Nonsense: Days Before ‘Doomsday’
  4. 12 Ways the World Could (Really) End in 2012
  5. 17 Macro Surprises For 2013
  6. Arm Teachers To Save Our Children, Now
  7. Guest Post: How To Spot A Hypocrite In The Gun Debate And Other Reflections On Newtown
  8. Society Is Crumbling Right In Front Of Our Eyes And Banning Guns Won’t Help
  9. Code Breakers Finally Crack The Mysterious Cypher On The WWII Carrier Pigeon
  10. People Are Leaving California In Record Numbers
  11. Greece Is On The Brink Of Civil War
  12. Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday – NASA Science


  1. For Spaniards, Having a Job No Longer Guarantees a Paycheck
  2. U.S. Secret Service Bans Certain Gold and Silver Coins On eBay
  3. We Are Headed To A Historic Collapse Of The Financial System
  4. The Fed Has No Way Out Of Its ‘Roach Motel’ Monetary Policy
  5. Countries With Largest Gold Reserves December 2012
  6. The Big Four Economic Indicators: Picture Brightens
  7. Two Important Charts For Gold & Silver Investors
  8. Gold and Silver: Of Cartels, Algorithms and Artificial Prices
  9. No Way Out
  10. Fed Downgrades Economic Outlook
  11. I Put a Deal on the Table
  12. Chart Of The “New Normal”: Ben Bernanke Doubles Down – Literally
  13. QE 4: Folks, This Ain’t Normal – What You Need To Know About The Fed’s Latest Move

Natural and Technological

  1. Experts Argue Against Proposed Ban On Vaccine Preservative
  2. Faults Under Japan’s Nuclear Power
  3. How Long Will Your Discs & Drives Last?
  4. How to Make Your Data Last Forever
  5. What You Need to Know About the Lightbulb Law
  6. Common Sense Ways To Keep Your Privacy Secure Over The Holidays
  7. Hubble Captures Earliest Views Yet Of The Universe
  8. Watch: Asteroid Toutatis Twirling Through Space During Earth Flyby
  9. Cellphones Are Changing School Emergency Plans
  10. Are We Living Inside a Computer Simulation?
  11. Why You Should Probably Stop Eating Wheat

General Interest

  1. Ham Radio for the Apartment Prepper | The Apartment Prepper’s Blog
  2. How to Cut and Split Firewood
  3. Why You Should Use a Pellet Stove
  4. The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains
  5. How Often Should I Change My Passwords?
  6. Master the Art of the To-Do List by Understanding How They Fail
  7. How to Do a Proper Self-Review and Identify Your Professional Pain Points (Before Your Boss Does)
  8. The Hacked-Together Productivity Tool I Can’t Live Without: My Master Planner
  9. Last Minute Medical Prepping, by Cynthia J. Koelker, MD
  10. 6 Things Local Businesses Can Do To Survive Any Disaster Short Of The Apocalypse
  11. Here’s The Gear You Need When Embedding With The US Marines In Afghanistan
  12. Dictators Don’t Need To Develop Nukes When They Can Just Buy Them
  13. Doomsday 2012: Why Many Chinese Fear the End is Nigh
  14. Historic Camp Site Discovered on Antarctica
  15. 12 Days of Christmas – Day Twelve!
  16. Code Name Insight: 10 Lessons from Hurricane Sandy
  17. Automotive Preparedness by P.D. in Northern Missouri
  18. How To Talk To Your Kids About Killings
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