Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday: 17 December 2014, Part Five

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

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

Wikimedia - Physical Damage, Blast Effect, Hiroshima, 1946-03-13,_blast_effect,_Hiroshima,_1946-03-13_~_1946-04-08,_342-USAF-11071.ogv

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 ...

Children of the Atomic Bomb - Hiroshima and Nagasaki Death Toll

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.

Prepper's Info - Nuclear War Survival Skill in .pdf

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

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

So, ...

University of Utah: Environmental Health and Safety - Winter Walking Safety

Weight Watchers - Winter Walking: 10 Tips

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

Unless, your car gets stuck.

Business Insider - 10 Tips For Safe Driving In Winter Weather

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Blog - 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

F.E.M.A. - Winter Storms & Extreme Cold

United States Search and Rescue Task Force - Blizzards

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

C.D.C. - Cold Stress: NIOSH

United States Search and Rescue Task Force - Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries

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.

Lafehacker - How to Effectively Layer Up and Stay Warm This Winter

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

Gizmodo: Indefinitely Wild - How To Stay Warm When It's Cold Outside

I was checking out the links, in the first article

So, ...

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

Link: - What are some day to day life hacks that armed forces and law enforcement people know but civilians don't?

Ha, Ha, Ha
I hate the internet.

Cracked - The 6 Most Ingenious Misuses of Military Hardware

Wednesday: 17 December 2014

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

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.

Phil Heiple - How to Build a Solar Generator

Google - How to Build a Solar Generator: Cached page

Solar Burrito Blog - Build Your Own Solar Power Generator for under $150