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Having good cold weather boot socks is important! However those socks won't help much if the boots don't fit right. The secret to keep feet and toes warm in your boots is largely about how your boots fit! Have you ever put on winter socks and then crammed your feet [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
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Following a widespread power outage resulting from a wind storm that ripped through western Washington, several news reports read as follows: “A lot of people ventured out from their own dark apartments in search of food only to find that so many of the local restaurants were closed too.” “Gone [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
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Kratom plant
FDA Tries Again To Ban Kratom Kratom plant Last year, I wrote about the Food and Drug Administration's campaign to ban the Asian herb Kratom, a non-opiate option for those with chronic pain, anxiety, and drug dependency issues. As someone interested in medical strategies for disaster or remote settings, I was considering the [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
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Safe Storage of Fuel Do you store Fuel? Gasoline, Diesel, Propane, Kerosene, Camp-Fuel, Alcohol, Fuel-Oils, Acetylene? Are you storing them “Safely and Properly”? Have a look at this perfectly timed photo of an exploding gas can. Probably staged, but still quite impressive to say the least: Guest Article [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
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A pandemic may incapacitate (and/or terminate) a significant portion of the population. It may cripple our infrastructure due to the lack of people working during the outbreak. It will likely leave you without groceries and other services for the duration (months or longer). If a deadly virus were to infect [...]
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
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Ingrown Toenails In the typical zombie apocalypse movie or TV show, you'll see gunshot wounds and broken bones. Off the grid, however, minor conditions can be a major detriment to the performance of many activities of daily survival. One of these is the ingrown toenail, also known as Onychocryptosis. You rugged individualists [...]
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
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Nicholas of Cusa (1401—1464) In the 21st century, Nicholas of Cusa or Cusanus is variously appreciated as a Christian disciple of the burgeoning Italian humanism of the 15th century, one of the great mystical theologians and reforming bishops of the late Middle Ages, and a dialogical religious thinker whose philosophical [...]
Fri, Nov 10, 2017
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Survival Medicine Hour: Active Shooters, Respiratory Infections Curbing the active shooterThe shooting at a Texas church came fast upon the Las Vegas shooting and the shooting at a church in Tennessee. it seems like you can't get away from headlines about some deranged, disgruntled, or politically motivated person out to do [...]
Fri, Nov 10, 2017
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Can we end active shooter events?
6 Ways to Curb Active Shooters Attacks Can we end active shooter events? The recent shootings in diverse settings greet Americans with tragic news on a regular basis. Gunmen identify soft targets in diverse settings, from concerts in Las Vegas to church services in small towns. it should be clear to you that [...]
Fri, Nov 10, 2017
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Mary Astell (1666-1731) The English writer Mary Astell is widely known today as an early feminist pioneer, but not so well known as a philosophical thinker. Her feminist reputation rests largely on her impassioned plea to establish an all-female college in England, an idea first put forward in her Serious [...]
Thu, Nov 09, 2017
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The Port Royal Logic Logic or the Art of Thinking, commonly known as The Port Royal Logic, was written by Antoine Arnauld and Pierre Nicole and first published in 1662. Although it was a textbook containing much worked-over material, the Logic was extremely influential, certainly the most important textbook in [...]
Thu, Nov 09, 2017
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Novalis (Georg Philipp Friedrich von Hardenberg) (1772-1801) "Novalis" was the pseudonym of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, an early German Romantic philosopher, poet, and novelist. Born into a Pietistic family of minor, slightly cash-strapped, Saxon nobility in 1772, he died of tuberculosis in 1801 at the age of 28. [...]
Wed, Nov 08, 2017
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With cold weather overnights having just arrived this week, and Winter just around the corner, I wanted to offer some often overlooked tips to help you sleep more warmly at night … Even if you use a winter-rated bag. They will not only help you to feel more rested in the [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
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On Saturday morning, I read the sad news account of the death of a South Korean exchange student a day earlier at the famous Seven Sisters Cliffs in England. Business Insider reported that Hyewon Kim, who was touring the area by herself, asked someone to take a photograph of [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
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I'm heading to Utah in a few weeks. For those who've talked to me for more than 10 min, you know that Utah is my Mecca. So needless to say, I'm super excited. I plan on driving about 2,000 miles around southern Utah over nine days. One of my stops is [...]
Sat, Sep 30, 2017
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One of the most fundamental elements of life, and to potentially surviving a wilderness emergency, is potable water. Yet, the methods to making contaminated water safe to drink is often misunderstood. The process involves two steps, not just one, as many believe or are told, even by the staff at [...]
Fri, Aug 04, 2017
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