Mormon-centric Utah epicenter for food storage

In Utah, storing away enough food and water for a rainy day is not just part of the fundamental teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it’s an idea that is increasingly catching on nationwide. And it’s also big business


Bracing for a big power grid attack

Part of the nation’s power grid is struck by a cyber or physical attack nearly once every four days. Some experts fear the rash of smaller-scale incidents may point to broader security problems with potentially devastating consequences


New site gives MRE nutrition facts


Ever want to know exactly how many calories are in the crunchy crackers in most MREs before you are about to wolf them down?

What about the nutrition value of an entire Pork Sausage Patty, Maple, meal?

This information is readily available on the packaging of combat rations. But a new online database lets troops get that information before they get into the field.

The Combat Rations Database, or ComRaD, was launched Monday by the Defense Department’s Human Performance Resource Center and Army researchers to give personnel more information on their field rations, from calorie counts and fat content to vitamin information, cholesterol stats and more.

SEE New site gives MRE nutrition facts.

SOLD OUT: Super rich hunker down in $3 million bunker condos

Some athletes and tech entrepreneurs have bought up condos in a former missile silo somewhere in Kansas to ride out a collapse in luxury and comfort.  Amenities include a pool, as well as aquaponics and a fish farm for food.

CNBC’s Robert Frank, tours a luxury “survival condo” that’s stocked with all the amenities you’ll need to survive an apocalypse, including a pool and pet park.



Is US power grid at risk?

Gerry Cauley, NERC CEO, discusses how EPA air and water rules could impact power grid reliability, with CNBC’s Rick Santelli.


Navigating global risks: Scott Sperling CNBC

Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, shares his outlook on the global economy, amid unrest in the Middle East and tensions between Ukraine and Russia.