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Thursday, Mar 17, 2011

This headline may remind readers of a prescient article that they read in September, 2010 in SurvivalBlog: Spent nuke fuel pool may be boiling, further radiation leak feared. Note that most spent fuel ponds are typically NOT housed the same heavy duty containment vessels as reactors. Thus, they pose a greater contamination risk than reactors!

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Reader Troy H. sent this: No looting going on in Japan. Troy's comment: "I think this article gives credence to your idea that having a morally unified community (e.g. your fellow retreaters, your small rural town, etc.) increases your chances of survival significantly. (Besides, it make life much more enjoyable!) [The experience in Japan] also provides us an example for us as a nation."

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I heard that Ready Made Resources just received 10 of the scarce 7-day storage food units from Mountain House. As I'm sure most SurvivalBlog readers are aware, in the past three months Mountain House foods have been very hard to find "in captivity." (Note: These are in such short supply that they are still listed as "Out of Stock" on the web site--but they actually do have a few! Phone them for details. Jump on these, before they sell out. OBTW, I also recommend Alpen Aire brand storage foods. (Since they are of comparable quality.)

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My editor at Penguin Books sent me some updates about my book "How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It": There are now 132,000 copies of the book in print, and it has gone through 11 printings. She mentioned that there will soon be a Romanian edition. Thus, there are now ten foreign publishing contracts in place to produce editions in nine languages. With the recent calamitous events in Japan, the book is again climbing the sales ranks on Amazon, up to #75 overall and #1 in the "Survival Skills" category, as of Wednesday morning. That's not bad for a book that had been in print for 18 months.

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I just heard that Martin A. Armstrong has finally been released from prison, but he is still under house arrest. His latest newsletter (presumably the last one that will be produced on a typewriter) was quite interesting.


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