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10 Survival Skills Your Great-Grandparents Knew (That Most Of Us Have Forgotten) – Howtoprovide

Posted in 2017, Extreme Weather, food with tags , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

Our modern society is highly dependent upon we’ll call the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an incredibly complex supply chain which provides us with everything from food to computers. Without that supply chain, most of us wouldn’t know what to do.

This situation is actually becoming worse, rather than better. When I compare my generation (I’m in my 50s) to that of my children, I see some striking differences. In my generation it was normal for a boy to grow up learning how to do a wide variety of trade skills from his father, and seemingly everyone knew how to do basic carpentry and mechanic work. But that’s no longer normal.

If we extrapolate it back, we can see that my father’s generation knew even more – and my grandparent’s generation even more. Those older generations were much more closely tied to the roots of an agricultural society, where people were self-reliant. There are multiple skills they had which modern society no longer considers necessary.

But if we were to have a breakdown in society, those skills which we never bothered to learn would become essential. Those who don’t know these skills would either have to learn or die trying.

Here are 10 skills our grandparents knew that most of us have long forgotten:

1. Gardening for Food

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Terrifying! More than 7,000 underground methane gas bubbles are about to explode in the Arctic!

Posted in 2017 with tags , , , , , on March 23, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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  • Explosions in recent years has led to the formation of spectacular new craters
  • Bubbles were created by methane gas being unlocked by warming temperatures
  • There are startlingly more gas-filled domes than previously known
  • When the bubbles explode they release methane gas which is approximately 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide 

Experts believe the ‘bubbles’ will erupt causing more large craters that have been noticed in recent years in Arctic regions of Siberia.

Alexey Titovsky, director of Yamal department for science and innovation, said that the methane gas bubbles are contained within pingos, dome-shaped mounds consisting of a layer of soil over a large core of ice found in permafrost areas.

‘At first such a bump is a bubble,’ he said.

‘With time the bubble explodes, releasing gas. This is how gigantic funnels form.’

The figure of 7,000 gas-filled mounds is ‘startlingly more than previously known’, reported The Siberian Times

A number of explosions in recent years has led to the formation of spectacular new craters or funnels.

The methane gas bubbles are contained within pingos, dome-shaped mounds consisting of a layer of soil over a large core of ice found in permafrost areas

The methane gas bubbles are contained within pingos, dome-shaped mounds consisting of a layer of soil over a large core of ice found in permafrost areas

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE BUBBLES EXPLODE?

Yamal is Russia’s main area for extracting natural gas, and there are fears that explosions could lead to damage to key energy facilities. 

When the bubbles explode they release methane gas which is approximately 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

After they’ve exploded they leave gigantic funnels or craters.

The extent of the harmful greenhouse gases buried in this new phenomenon of jelly-like bubbles poses ‘very serious alarm’ concerning the impact of global warming, experts have warned.  

 

Source: 7,000 underground methane gas bubbles in Russia | Daily Mail Online

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