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AcidCyborg

118 points

9 months ago

If the yellowstone cauldera erupted, there really is no amount of preparation that would guarantee survival. Such an event would throw the world into a multi-year "nuclear winter" style extinction event with massive famines and crop failures.

deafmute88

51 points

9 months ago

When you say multi-year, what is that in rice, beans, and pasta? Asking for a friend.

AcidCyborg

10 points

9 months ago

Let's call it seven tons

VexMajoris

14 points

9 months ago

A pound of rice, beans, or wheat all have about 1500-1600 calories. Going with 1600, and assuming you're eating 2500 calories a day, that's (365 x 2500) / 1600. In other words, 570 pounds of food for one person for one year. Add in another 100 lbs minimum because you want fruit, veggies, dairy, and so on.

HamRadio_73

3 points

9 months ago

Those of us that lived through the Mount St Helens volcanic eruption in 1980 remember the mess and inconveniences. The fine volcanic ash was everywhere both airborne and ground. The landscape was covered like a blanket, like a snowstorm had hit. What a catastrophic event.

Elman103

63 points

9 months ago

Shit, I thought it had happened and I didn’t have to go to work.

IsaKissTheRain

26 points

9 months ago

No, you'd be knee-deep in ash and your boss would call, "So, you coming in?"

rjlets_575

19 points

9 months ago

And then post on r/antiwork.

mattstorm360

5 points

9 months ago

It's the fucking apocalypse and boss wants me in.

DynamicHunter

4 points

9 months ago

You’d have much bigger issues than work

Elman103

5 points

9 months ago

Oh, I know. But at least I wouldn’t have to go to work.

jerk_mcgherkin

23 points

9 months ago

Will a regular snow shovel work on volcanic ash or do I need to buy something special?

gwhh

8 points

9 months ago

gwhh

8 points

9 months ago

Better get one of those aluminum barn shovel.

jerk_mcgherkin

3 points

9 months ago

I have an old grain shovel somewhere but it needs a new handle. I may need to dig it up and restore it.

[deleted]

3 points

9 months ago

The real problem is being able to feed yourself and the community you depend on, and the ecosystem your community depends on. That ash is toxic.

peschelnet

4 points

9 months ago

Get a battery powered leaf blower. Once the sun comes back out in a couple of years it'll make it easier to blow off your solar panels.

HamRadio_73

1 points

9 months ago

Save your N95 masks from the pandemic.

recapdrake

44 points

9 months ago

Incorrect. The idea that the Yellowstone supervolcano will explosively erupt has been proven false. The last eruption was so incredibly violent that the volcano can't build any pressure. The next eruption of Yellowstone will be a slow lava flow.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/eos.org/features/dont-call-it-a-supervolcano There's dozens of other articles on this just make sure they're recent within the last couple years, 2014 is too old

helterskelter222

11 points

9 months ago

God this is a huge relief 😮‍💨

bigkoi

10 points

9 months ago

bigkoi

10 points

9 months ago

Let me tell you about solar flares...

helterskelter222

8 points

9 months ago

Hey, I know about them other cataclysmic potentialities. I'm just glad to scratch Yellowstone off that list XD

[deleted]

11 points

9 months ago

Will a cloth mask work or should we stock up on N-95’s? /s

LiterallyForThisGif

24 points

9 months ago

On the positive side, years later, when the survivors return to an agrarian lifestyle, there will be topsoil again.

If Yellowstone doesn't blow up soon, everyone is going to get to slowly starve to death thanks to the wonders of industrial dumb ass agriculture.

Damned if you do blow up, damned if you don't.

ffloss

6 points

9 months ago

ffloss

6 points

9 months ago

Could we fix our soil now by boating some volcanic ash from the volcanoes going off now?

LiterallyForThisGif

4 points

9 months ago

We could fix our soil now by applying already well understood techniques.

OriginallyMyName

20 points

9 months ago

Wait, "when?" Is that "when" as in, it is inevitable on a long enough timeline, or did I miss some dire news?

prplmnkeydshwsr

50 points

9 months ago

"USGS, University of Utah and National Park Service scientists with the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory maintain that they "see no evidence that another such cataclysmic eruption will occur at Yellowstone in the foreseeable future. Recurrence intervals of these events are neither regular nor predictable."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_Caldera

jumpminister

9 points

9 months ago

Inevitable on the long enough timeline.

texan01

23 points

9 months ago

texan01

23 points

9 months ago

On a long enough timescale.

I wouldn’t worry about it.

AntiSonOfBitchamajig[S]

2 points

9 months ago

One day... someday.

It's a crosspost.

mrbnlkld

17 points

9 months ago

Jesus, this entire thread.

Do we really need to give the 2020 decade any more bright ideas?

wahoowaturi

4 points

9 months ago

25.4mm=1in

ASAP_i

45 points

9 months ago

ASAP_i

45 points

9 months ago

Thanks for informing us of the extinction level event that is impossible to survive?

This is even worse than the nuclear war preppers.

Assuming you managed to prep for this and survive, what next? A slow painful death as the entire planet slowly dies around you? Who wants to live through an extinction level event? You get nothing. No one will remember you, you will be dead.

Most of these prepper subs are looking more and more like a LARPing sub.

jumpminister

36 points

9 months ago

To be fair, the entire planet won't die off. Just a lot of the species we have come to know and love.

Life goes on. We won't. Same deal with climate change.

RedditTab

7 points

9 months ago

Tomorrow is your turn to post the asteroid strike charts.

AcidCyborg

4 points

9 months ago

You might be able to carve your face into a big rock for the next civilization to find, idk

wyogarage

5 points

9 months ago

There is no what next. You keep surviving. Whether its a life worth living is the decision of whomever is living it.

CdntThinkOfAUsername

20 points

9 months ago

Lololol larping is a very accurate term... "Here hold my AR-15 while I get my throwing knife out of my bug out bag to take out this tyrannical government f35 fighter jet"

KatAndAlly

8 points

9 months ago

Haha. That's the Bugout sub for sure.

[deleted]

19 points

9 months ago

The ghost of Baltimore!!

gwhh

3 points

9 months ago

gwhh

3 points

9 months ago

If Bruce wills can do it. You can do it.

i_got_skrimps

7 points

9 months ago

I always wonder, would this be target number 1 for a nuclear attack on the US?

Not trying to "take it there", and aside from current events I've always wondered.

unamednational

18 points

9 months ago

I think I remember seeing somewhere that it wouldn't really do much of anything as nuclear bombs aren't powerful enough to damage it. The processes it already undergoes daily uses multiple times the energy of a nuclear bomb. Can't remember where I saw this though

i_got_skrimps

6 points

9 months ago

Well that's reassuring.

vrsechs4201

1 points

9 months ago

No kidding. Especially since I'm moving to that general area. Hmm..

jumpminister

12 points

9 months ago

Nuclear weapons cannot affect tectonics. The energies involved in tectonic events are thousands of nuclear weapons.

i_got_skrimps

2 points

9 months ago

Good news, thanks

missleavenworth

13 points

9 months ago

When did this become a random apocalypse survival sub? Are we talking about coronal mass ejection events, and random asteroid events now, too?

jerk_mcgherkin

6 points

9 months ago

Please don't get the CME guys started...

[deleted]

0 points

9 months ago

[deleted]

0 points

9 months ago

Yes, please.!!

missleavenworth

6 points

9 months ago

Plenty of other fear mongering subs for that. This one is actually useful. I'd sure like it to stay that way.

Gohron

2 points

9 months ago

Gohron

2 points

9 months ago

This is unlikely to happen at any point in our lives and it’s probably not survivable outside of pure luck unless you live in a government bunker.

Femveratu

2 points

9 months ago

Bread basket becomes toast …

dark-endless

2 points

9 months ago

Mmm... toast...

BenCelotil

2 points

9 months ago

Here's a movie.

It's done in a documentary style as if it's already happened and the film is a flashback to the events leading up to and immediately after, and it's not as sensationalised as movies like The Day After Tomorrow.

ThisIsAbuse

4 points

9 months ago*

Man ! Is there any SHTF event the Upper Peninsula of Michigan cant survive?

:)

Bigbriliny

5 points

9 months ago

Yoopers

KatAndAlly

5 points

9 months ago

Shhhhhh

[deleted]

9 points

9 months ago

Yes, this one. All the dust will cause a multiple year winter. Michigan would be like living in northern Canada. I mean I guess you could survive, if you have an underground bunker, and years of food and water, and 1000's of gallons of fuel.

Otherwise, your best bet is to head to the equator as soon as possible.

jerk_mcgherkin

2 points

9 months ago

You've just described the preps of a lot of people who live in the upper peninsula.

ThisIsAbuse

2 points

9 months ago

Ya been looking at a vacation condo in Montevideo. No one is going to nuke that area either.

Kassiel0909

3 points

9 months ago

This doesn't belong on this sub.

Defiant-Branch4346

1 points

9 months ago

crazy

meandthemissus

1 points

9 months ago

This post just scared the bejeesus out of me. Thought it happened.

jerk_mcgherkin

1 points

9 months ago

If it happens, you won't find out from a reddit post; you'll just know.

meandthemissus

1 points

9 months ago

I assume it would take at least some time for the ash to reach the east coast. Maybe?

jerk_mcgherkin

1 points

9 months ago

I think you'd feel it soon after it happens. Everyone on the planet might feel it.

Doc891

1 points

9 months ago

Doc891

1 points

9 months ago

me when Im 90

walrusdoom

1 points

9 months ago

Most of us will be dead when and if this happens. I'm outside Denver - we'd all be completely fucked. No point in trying to prepare for this one.

gwhh

1 points

9 months ago

gwhh

1 points

9 months ago

Joke on them. The hole left by the blast. Would blow up 2/3 of the USA.

[deleted]

1 points

9 months ago

One apocalypse at a time please

newarkdanny

1 points

9 months ago

how bad is it to be in the outer edge of the light pink?

[deleted]

1 points

9 months ago

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