Friday, October 19, 2018

Hurricane Preparedness for Tech Gear

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by Elizabeth Serna, Ready Nutrition:

It is hurricane season in the United States (until November 30th!), and while most of us think about things like batteries, canned foods, and drinking water, we don’t give a lot of thought to preparing our technology and gadgets for a potentially devastating storm. Here are some basic tips to help keep your sanity and your data together!

1. Move electronics to a safe room off the ground and away from windows.

This sounds like pretty basic advice, but you might be surprised by how many people never even think about it, especially if they have decided to hunker down and play on their devices while riding out the storm. Storm Sense 101 tells us to unplug all electronics from the wall and disconnect Ethernet cables from computers and docking stations. You should also put small electronics in sealed plastic bags if they do not have waterproof cases.

Concealing Handguns – Pat Cascio

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by Pat Cascio, Survival Blog:

Carrying concealed is no easy task, if don’t do it properly. We’re taking a close look at some clothing and accessories today that aids in concealing your handgun on a daily basis.

Conceal With The Best, Not Necessarily Easiest

I’ve always looked for the best, not necessarily easiest, method of carrying a handgun concealed, as most of the work I’ve done in law enforcement and in private security/private investigations have called for working in “soft clothes” rather than a uniform of any type. I’ve lost track of the number of times over the years I’ve spotted a “concealed” handgun on someone. That telltale bulge under their shirt or jacket, or even spotting the “concealed” handgun, is not good. You don’t want to draw attention to the fact that your are carrying, period!

Selco’s Favorite Survival Exercise: Prep in Your Everyday Life, Then Add PRESSURE

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by Selco, The Organic Prepper:

We all tend to pay much attention to acquiring stuff – physical things – in order to be more prepared, but we often fail to prepare ourselves more, physically and mentally. You need to be preparing for the things that are most likely in your regular, everyday life. Then expect that you’ll be under immense pressure.

Everything is different when you’re under pressure but you can prepare yourself for this too.

There are many ways how we can prepare ourselves more, simple and fun things like hiking or camping are great to test some of your skills and gear too. A popular myth is that we have to be physically prepared only through more “macho” activities like martial arts or shooting at the range and similar.

How To Maneuver a Vehicle and Drive During Whiteout Conditions

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by Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition:

Whiteout conditions can be dangerous if not deadly. With cold weather around the corner, we’re going to cover some basic information on what you need to do when driving in these winter conditions.

For those of you who are unaware of what it is like driving in whiteout conditions, this is a good video that demonstrates just how dangerous it can be.

Preparation is More than Buying Bottled Water

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by Tom Luongo, Tom Luongo:

Hurricane Michael caught a lot of people unprepared. What looked like an uneventful gulf storm turned into a raging monster by the time it made landfall in the Florida panhandle.

Michael missed us completely this year. I never really worried about it because there was so little error in the track and it was a relatively small storm. If we had to leave there were plenty of exits.

Recipe: How to make a natural, allergy-busting smoothie

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by Frances Bloomfield, Natural News:

A runny nose, watery eyes, and wheezy breath can only mean one thing: seasonal allergies are back. If those over-the-counter-drops and sprays aren’t doing it anymore, then you should consider maintaining a well-stocked pantry as well. Nature has blessed us with a vast selection of pure ingredients that can be mixed and matched to deal with most ailments. This delicious and nutritious smoothie by MindBodyGreen.com is one such example.

You will need:

Getting My Backyard Chicken Coop Ready For Winter!

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from Reality Survival & Prepping:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO33f7DusJ8

Guest Article: Seven People You Don’t Want in Your Group

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by Kit Perez, Survival Blog:

Editor’s Introductory Note: This article first appeared in the American Partisan blog. It is re-posted with permission.

I get a lot of questions about recruiting. How to do it, when to do it, when not to. While the best way to answer those questions is in an actual class (and there are still a few spots open in the webinar class I’m teaching on it), there are some hard and fast rules about the type of people you want and don’t want in your group. In fact, there’s a list of automatic disqualifications that I tend to use and teach others. If someone is on the disqualification list, they’re an automatic no-go. It doesn’t mean they aren’t friends, or that I suddenly see them as not worth having in my life; I’m talking about purely an ally standpoint. The 0300 call for assistance. The people who I can count on no matter what. After all, what’s the purpose here? If your goal is just to go to rallies and be seen “doing patriot stuff,” then don’t even bother reading the rest of the article, because it’ll fly right over your head.

Breakthrough graphene membrane can instantly transform sea water into drinkable fresh water

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by Earl Garcia, Natural News:

British researchers have developed a graphene oxide sieve designed to remove salt from seawater. The sieve may potentially be highly efficient in straining salt, which could help provide clean drinking water for millions of people who do not have a ready access to it. The researchers will now test the graphene sieve against current desalination membranes.

Graphene was first developed in a laboratory by University of Manchester researchers in 2004. The material was made up of carbon atoms in a hexagonal lattice. It was known to be as flexible as rubber but more conductive than copper. The material was also 200 times stronger than steel. Single-layer graphenes were proven difficult to mass produce through existing methods such as chemical vapour deposition, while current production schemes cost a fortune.

Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods

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by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:

Research indicates that you don’t need drugs to control blood sugar.  Food, herbs, and spices are the future of medicine.

Over 80 million Americans have insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes.  And you could be on the road to diabetes for 10 years or more and never even know it.  Here’s what happens.

The hormone insulin directs your cells to open up and take in glucose from the blood.  With insulin resistance, your cells become desensitized to insulin.  They ignore the instructions to open up and take in glucose.  Your body keeps producing more insulin to try to get the message heard.  But it doesn’t work.  And your insulin levels rise higher and higher.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Off-Grid Sustainability with Lynette Zang and Erin Scott

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from ITM Trading:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A8wpWjvRjw

The Whole Herb: The Most Important Principle of Herbal Medicine

by Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition:

One of the problems with supplements overall is the tendency for pharmacological science (commonly referred to as “Conventional Medicine”) to attempt to isolate each and every chemical in the supplement. Conventional Medicine then bases a supplement’s efficacy on the individual chemicals and pronounces an “edict” as to its effectiveness. This “edict” is based on the results of testing with individual chemicals identified and either extracted from or duplicated (reproduced) in the lab. These actions violate one of the foremost principles of Herbalism and Naturopathic substances:

5 Herbs that are proven to naturally lower your blood pressure

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by Rhonda Johansson, Natural News:

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a medical condition wherein the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high. Being hypertensive puts you at a greater risk of developing a heart attack or stroke. The primary way high blood pressure causes harm is by stressing out your heart and blood vessels – they have to work harder and less efficiently just to keep you alive.

Over time, this workload damages delicate tissues inside your arteries. This contributes to the formation of bad cholesterol along the tears in the artery walls, narrowing the passages where blood flows.

Grid Down: Collapse of Critical Infrastructure (PART 1)

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from Canadian Prepper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaVEz0XTuy0