Monthly Archives: December 2016
Polar Vortex Voodoo
Polar vortex and global warming? Let me get this straight, folks. The icy deep freeze we’re having now is caused by global warming??? That hot air is so bad now that it’s causing most of us to shiver and shake? Didn’t the same ones who are preaching this say that last summer’s searing heat was caused by global warming? You almost feel sorry for the poor people who are desperate to blame everything wrong on some kind of voodoo they’ve invented.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that the climate doesn’t change a lot. Sometimes it goes through hotter cycles and sometimes it goes through colder cycles. I think that’s been happening for a long, long time and it’s nothing new. Some of you may have grandparents or great-grandparents who talk about the ‘awful winter of such and such’ when the lakes froze over or the terrible summer of ’42 when it was so hot that steam came off the sidewalks.
Books about Unusual Weather
Even as far south as Houston, Texas there’s a story that once in the late 1800’s Galveston… Continue reading
My new book, Solar Power and You, is in the final stages of publication. You will be able to read it on an eReader, phone, or computer with the Amazon app the day it is published which will be in January, 2017. Shortly after that, paper back copies will become available!
This book will get you started on the path to energy independence. All of the basics are covered along with more advanced knowledge you need to build your own home solar power system. Detailed instructions will be given for a “hands-on” project to allow you to charge your phones, tablets, and other devices when your electricity is off. After you have completed this project you can go on to a simple, portable home system to get you started. Information on how to expand that system is included.
I promise you that you won’t have to wade through a bunch of super technical jargon in order to get started.
I will be offering a PDF version of all nine chapters of Solar Power and You for those people who are willing to read it and then send me an honest review. This will be a win-win situation for both… Continue reading
In the last post we covered what a bug-out bag is, and listed some of the basic needs. But what about seasonal specific items? Let’s start with winter in all but the southernmost states. If a quick evacuation is needed during the winter, the necessities change greatly. Anyone who lives up north knows to keep their car full of fuel, and stocked with a few items such as a warm blanket, a couple of days worth of ready to eat food such as MRE’s, nutrition bars etc; a case of drinking water with at least 3 or 4 bottles in the passenger area, and the rest in the trunk; a gas can with several gallons of gas (or diesel), several days worth of medications, and a few paperbacks and toys if needed.
Much of the same rules apply to bug out bags. In the winter months, the number one enemy is hypothermia. So in addition to the basic items listed in part 1, we need to add at least one full set of thermal underwear per person, several pairs of premium… Continue reading