Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday: 17 December 2014, Part Five


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,


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History
In 1946, March and April, Daniel A. McGovern and Akira Mimura took color film footage in Hiroshima for a United States Strategic Bombing Survey.


Link:
Wikimedia - Physical Damage, Blast Effect, Hiroshima, 1946-03-13
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Physical_damage,_blast_effect,_Hiroshima,_1946-03-13_~_1946-04-08,_342-USAF-11071.ogv


Remember
Even though the death toll may be under estimated (150,000 in Hiroshima and 75,000 in Nagasaki), many people survived the initial blast but were burnt, irradiated, and ...

Link:
Children of the Atomic Bomb - Hiroshima and Nagasaki Death Toll
http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/cab/200708230009.html


P.S.
Investigate the other links, on the right side of the page, for more information.


Nuclear War Survival Skills
Of course, the Ruskies are causing trouble, again ; - )

So, ...

Folks are thinking about protecting their families from the 'newest' threat.

Link:
Prepper's Info - Nuclear War Survival Skill in .pdf
http://www.preppers.info/uploads/nuclear_war_survival_skills.pdf

P.S.
This is one of four 'books' I suggest, you and your family should have on your bookshelf, in Prepper: Surviving the Tough Times Ahead

Wednesday: 17 December 2014, Part Four


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,



photograph by
David Stonner

Walking
Yep, some of y'all are going to be walking in the cold.

So, ...

Link:
University of Utah: Environmental Health and Safety - Winter Walking Safety
http://ehs.utah.edu/general-safety/winter-walking-safety

Weight Watchers - Winter Walking: 10 Tips
http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/index_art.aspx?tabnum=1&art_id=239


Driving
Of course, most of y'all aren't going to be crazy, like me, and walk in the snow ...

Unless, your car gets stuck.

Link:
Business Insider - 10 Tips For Safe Driving In Winter Weather
http://www.businessinsider.com/safe-winter-snow-driving-tips-2014-12

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Blog - 10 Tips for Driving in Winter Weather
http://blog.mass.gov/blog/living-in-massachusetts/10-tips-for-driving-in-winter-weather/


Just So You Know
There is a  part five for this Wednesday.

Wednesday: 17 December 2014, Part Three


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,


photograph by
Mikhail (Vokabre) Shcherbakov

By now, y'all are seeing the trends for this Wednesday's links.

So, ...

Know the Threats
The next few links are about the dangers; you and your family may face during extreme cold, every winter

Link:
F.E.M.A. - Winter Storms & Extreme Cold
http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

United States Search and Rescue Task Force - Blizzards
http://www.ussartf.org/blizzards.htm


Cold Weather Injuries
The next two will provide information about preventing and treating some of the more common cold weather injuries.

Link:
C.D.C. - Cold Stress: NIOSH
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/coldstress/default.html

United States Search and Rescue Task Force - Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries
http://www.ussartf.org/hypothermia_cold_weather_injuries.htm

Wednesday: 17 December 2014, Part Two


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,



photograph by
Michael Raphael

Staying Warm
Of course, it's been getting colder, so I have been trying to keep warm, on my daily walks.

Link:
Lafehacker - How to Effectively Layer Up and Stay Warm This Winter
http://lifehacker.com/how-to-effectively-layer-up-and-stay-warm-this-winter-1668968761

Note:
I would like to clarify somthings.

First, runner tights will work, but there are newer base-layer models that will keep you warmer and good-looking too.

Second, wear a hat, like Jayne

Third, mittens are better than gloves. Just make sure to purchase thick winter mittens.

Fourth, ... This article is better

Link:
Gizmodo: Indefinitely Wild - How To Stay Warm When It's Cold Outside
http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/how-to-stay-warm-when-its-cold-outside-1643473572


Dang
I was checking out the links, in the first article

So, ...

Of course, I needed to read the one about military hacks

Link:
Quora.com - What are some day to day life hacks that armed forces and law enforcement people know but civilians don't?
http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-day-to-day-life-hacks-that-armed-forces-and-law-enforcement-people-know-but-civilians-dont


Ha, Ha, Ha
I hate the internet.

Link:
Cracked - The 6 Most Ingenious Misuses of Military Hardware
http://www.cracked.com/article_19085_the-6-most-ingenious-misuses-military-hardware.html

Wednesday: 17 December 2014


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,


source
Historic National Weather Service Collection


You Have to Ask
I saw a trailer mounted photovoltaic system (as I was walking to the library) so, I walked over to take a look. Believe it or not, the owner walked out with a friend to explain the system.

So, ...

I asked if I could join in.

They were nice enough to say 'Yes'

Long story short ...

Dave sells photovoltaic systems for emergency back-up power systems.


Needless to say, he also sells photovoltaic systems for other uses, too.



Now, ...

I got to talking to Dave, and he made a comment about 'community power' systems.

Well, ...

In community power systems, a few families or small town get together to purchase a small power systems that provide power for the families. In the past, these systems have been liquid-fueled generator systems. Of course, gasoline and diesel generator systems are dependent on these fuels, so folks have (with the help of NGOs) been installing photovoltaic systems.

Of course, I immediately thought about a prepper group getting together and purchasing one of these systems to power a bunch of chest freezers and other necessities during an event ; - )

So, ...

If you're interested in purchasing a system, and live around Kansas give, you might want to drop him an e-mail.

Link:
Phil Heiple - How to Build a Solar Generator
http://www.rain.org/~philfear/how2solar.html

Google - How to Build a Solar Generator: Cached page
http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=build+a+solar+generator&d=4634584642748487&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=KdMlDq7VMXI7kIcDxfETqP594qLSL14Y

Solar Burrito Blog - Build Your Own Solar Power Generator for under $150
http://solarburrito.com/build-your-own-solar-power-generator