Oxygen can NOT be produced by boiling water. Whoever told you that was a moron.
That's exactly what I thought. LOL Not sure where I read that but it was on some other website about 2012. Another example of not to believe everything you read. The idea of it made me think of a fish tank and how oxygen is supplied by the bubbles. Either way, even if it were possible, still don't think it would supply enough oxygen to survive.
I have always known about plants supplying oxygen, but there again, you would need a huge area just for multiple plants to do so (I think). I watched a program on Discovery or some other learning channel that said something about all the trees in Central Park supply enough oxygen for 30,000 people. Please don't quote me on that - I haven't seen that program in a long time, so I could be off on the statistics. I do however plan to grow vegetables within the shelter and that should supply some oxygen needed.
The thing I do like about the technology of today is almost everything you need to survive in a shelter exists somewhere. Like the Aero Garden (http://www.aerogrow.com/index.php
) The perfect artificial lighted garden. As well as the many other great things out there. Like the website for long lasting canned food - (http://www.beprepared.com
) Another source of survival.
I guess as far as the idea of no oxygen left above, it would probably be a wise idea to store some SPECIAL pills that would put you to sleep peacefully. The only problem with that is "I can't except it" The idea of ending my life just isn't a possibility for me. I have been preparing for a day like this since I was like 12 years old. In my eyes, there is always another way out. Whether it be one situation or another. There's always a way to survive. The human race will live on. And if it don't, well then that really sucks.
Lately I have been thinking of a way to store all of our knowledge, pictures of everything around us, our accomplishments and downfalls, etc. etc. etc. and send it up in space in a capsule of some sort and release it in the direction of another star system. All for the sole fact that if humanity is wiped from the face of the earth, our legacy will go on. Even if it is just within electronic files. Maybe everything we learned can help another race out there struggling to get by like we are.
(I know I know, many things could go wrong. The capsule could crash into something or be destroyed in some way or a species that would find it may not be intelligent enough to decipher it. The list can go on and on but isn't it worth trying.
Either way, I like many of you out there that have been preparing already, will do what I can to survive. Hopefully when it's over, we can all sit back and throw a party as the last members of the Human Race.