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Pick Up Your Premade Apocalypse Kits at ... Costco

Warehouse chain, others offer 'emergency food by the pallet' for survivalists

(Newser) - The end of the world didn't arrive on Sept. 23 as foretold ( by some ), but if you're still hedging your bets on a rescheduled apocalypse or other disaster that may put you in a bunker, you may want to stop by Costco. The Detroit Free Press ... More »

Inside NC National Forest, Police Hunt This Man

Phillip Michael Stroupe II may have 'survivalist instincts'

(Newser) - North Carolina authorities have been telling visitors to stay away from the Pisgah National Forest as the search continues for an armed suspect believed to be in it. Authorities say the manhunt in the forest is ongoing for 38-year-old Phillip Michael Stroupe II of Weaverville. The Transylvania County Sheriff's... More »

Survivalist Who Killed State Trooper Hears Fate

Eric Frein taunted cops after 2014 ambush

(Newser) - A survivalist who eluded police in northeast Pennsylvania for seven weeks after killing a state trooper in a 2014 ambush has been sentenced to death. Eric Frein, 33, was found guilty last week on charges including first-degree murder, the BBC reports. The jury deliberated for five hours Wednesday before deciding... More »

Deputy Killed, 2 More Injured in Colorado Shootout

Deputies were serving an eviction notice

(Newser) - One sheriff's deputy was killed and two others were injured during a shooting in the "picturesque town" of Bailey, Colorado, on Wednesday morning, the AP reports. The suspect was also killed by deputies returning fire, the Denver Channel reports. One of the deputies who was shot has life-threatening... More »

Meet the Woman Who Helps Keep Bear Grylls Alive

She can catch fish with her bare hands and start a fire with a tampon

(Newser) - As a girl, Megan Hine's family, led by her geologist father, spent holidays climbing, hiking, and exploring the forests of their homeland in the UK. Hine spent a year before college as a raft guide in New Zealand, got her degree in outdoor education, and has been working as... More »

Cops Find Tuna, Ramen Left by Fugitive Survivalist

Troopers say they're closing in on Eric Frein

(Newser) - Accused cop killer Eric Frein continues to elude authorities in the mountains of Pennsylvania, but police think his task just got a lot harder: He left behind a stash of tuna, ramen noodles, clothes, and ammo at a campsite, reports NBC News . “I would surmise we pushed him out... More »

Cops Find 2 Pipe Bombs in Hunt for Survivalist

Authorities say Eric Frein is making 'significant mistakes' in woods of Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Authorities on the trail of suspected trooper-killer Eric Frein have found diapers , cigarettes, and now two pieces of evidence with more sinister overtones: two fully functional pipe bombs, reports the Scranton Times-Tribune . Pennsylvania police, however, say Frein never got a chance to deploy the bombs because they were "hastily... More »

Search for Fugitive Survivalist Leads to 'Haunted' Hotel

Eric Frein was deeply into Vietnam War re-enactments

(Newser) - As authorities continue to search for a survivalist suspected in the shooting of two Pennsylvania state troopers, the trail—which has included diapers and cigarettes —has taken them to an abandoned hotel. Locals call the place, which hasn't been used this century, haunted, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. A... More »

Fugitive Survivalist Taunts Cops, Leaves Diaper Trail

Cops believe manhunt is a 'game' to Eric Frein

(Newser) - Police combing a heavily wooded area of Pennsylvania for the survivalist suspected of shooting two state troopers are starting to suspect he is playing some kind of twisted game with them. Almost 1,000 officers are combing the area for Eric Frein, and there have been repeated sightings of a... More »

Survivalist Still Missing After Family Found Dead

Shane Miller's wife and two young girls were both shot to death

(Newser) - A California survivalist remains missing seven months after his wife and two girls were found dead—and his hometown is still grappling with the loss, NBC News reports. Shane Miller, 45, was a marijuana grower with a criminal history in Shingletown, a village nestled amid northern California's wooded mountains.... More »

Survivalists Plan Giant Fortress in Idaho

'The Citadel' won't have leaders, but will have school, gun factory

(Newser) - Yet another group is making plans for its own private Idaho. A survivalist group aims to build a huge walled fortress called "the Citadel" to house thousands of people in a remote area of northern Idaho, and the AP takes a closer look at the planned community. The compound... More »

Survivalist Hunted in Park Ranger Murder

Cops believe he shot mom of two after house party shootings

(Newser) - A young Washington man with military experience and survivalist skills is suspected in the shooting death of a 34-year-old Mt. Rainier park ranger and mom of two. Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, is also suspected in the shooting of four others wounded earlier at a Skyway house party, reports ABC News... More »

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