Tag Archives: heat

  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 8/25 – What Happens After Hyper Inflation

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, August 25, 2018, 5:00 PM

    • Russia Buys Over 800,000 Ounces Of Gold In July After Dumping US Treasuries 
    • BofA's "Emerging Market Crisis" Indicator Was Just Triggered
    • What Happens After Hyper Inflation
    • Could gold do a bitcoin and hit $10,000 an ounce in 2018?
    • More Americans are defaulting on their credit cards: analyst
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  • What Should I Do?

    Surviving the Colorado Floods

    A member's account of the disaster and lessons learned
    by Latersbrau

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 6:40 PM


    For the past year, I’ve lived in a valley at 6,500 feet, in a small community of homes tucked in the mountains of northern Colorado, surrounded by national forest. It’s just a fifteen-minute drive down the mountain to Lyons, a surprisingly vibrant town of twenty-five hundred or so that’s now drowning in water and sewage and pieces of people’s homes, and has been since the early hours of Friday, September 13.

    I was with some friends at the Distillery in Lyons the night of the floods, but made it back up the mountain before the water tore through town in the middle of the night. It’s now several days later and entire neighborhoods are gone, the water is contaminated with E. coli, the infrastructure is destroyed, the St. Vrain river is now somehow a few hundred yards south of where it was, and most everybody in town is displaced for several months, or permanently.

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  • Daily Prep

    Severe Weather Warnings

    Get informed about upcoming conditions and take precautions
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:04 PM


    Lots of severe weather coming today and this weekend, with a massive heat wave hitting the western states and severe storms and heavy rains (hail) hitting the East. Take precautions to protect yourself and your property, and be safe out there, folks.  http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-central/severe-weather-tracker-page http://www.wunderground.com/severe.asp  

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  • Daily Prep

    The Signs of Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke

    Know what to look for during these hot days
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Thursday, July 5, 2012, 9:33 PM


    With excessive heat hitting many parts of the world and record high temperatures being recorded, it is important to refresh your knowledge of the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  Be prepared to take note of yourself and those in your community who might be suffering from these conditions during these hot summer days and seek assistance as necessary. 

    Heat Exhaustion: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-exhaustion

    Heat Stroke: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment

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  • Blog

    Practical Survival Skills 101 – Fire Starting

    by Aaron M

    Sunday, December 12, 2010, 5:56 AM


    Throughout the Internet, a great many resources exist on an immense variety of topics. Some purport expertise in Survival – a sign you should instantly recognize as a red-flag.

    Survival is not a topic, nor a way of life. It’s a measure of adaptability. Casually discussion of methods of starting fires, building shelters, procuring clean water and food is the academic tantamount to describing the process of surgery without having ever seen a scalpel.

    For this reason, I intend to write a series on Practical Survival. This will not be geared towards the rugged woodsman who knows just how difficult it is to survive off the land – it’s written with an intended audience of the layman who knows little or nothing outside the modern First World.

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  • Blog

    What Should I Do? The Basics of Resilience (Part 6 – Heat, Power, & Communications)

    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 1:03 PM


    Note:  This article is part of a series on personal preparation to help you answer the question, “What should I do?”  Our goal is to provide a safe, rational, relatively comfortable experience for those who are just coming to the realization that it would be prudent to take precautionary steps against an uncertain future.  Those who have already taken these basic steps (and more) are invited to help us improve what is offered here by contributing comments, as this content is meant to be dynamic and improve over time.

    Heat, Power, and Communications

    Being warm, having instant access to electricity, and being able to connect with anyone anytime, anywhere, are so integrated in present-day life that we often forget just how much value these luxuries offer us.  My town has experienced four weather- and usage-related power outages in the past year (for a total of eleven power-free days), which provided a useful reminder of just how dependent we are on the miracle of steady, uninterrupted energy.

    Being able to see when it is dark, cook food, and heat your space should an outage occur in the winter are first-level needs to prepare for.  Remaining in touch with those you depend on (and those who depend on you) is also a primary need, especially in any prolonged outage situation.

    Even more significantly than with food and water, there are major cost differences between preparing in an ideal or long-term sort of way using totally self-sufficient alternate energy systems and preparing in a good-enough stop-gap way for temporary outages.  There is certainly value in planning and investing to accomplish both, but do not let concerns that you will not have the perfect long-term system impede you from preparing for some of the more likely problematic wrinkles that may come your way.

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