Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cotton is not a good insulator in very cold conditions

 You need to protect yourself from extreme cold and wind. If you are going to spend the day out in the cold you need to eat plenty of carbohydrates. You need to wear several light layers of clothing. The fabrics should allow your skin to breath. Cotton is not a good insulator in very cold conditions. Your outer garments should be made of Gore-Tex type materials they will protect you from the wind. Wear a ski mask, neck warmer or hood will protect your face from frost bite.
  You should avoid drinking alcohol it can worsen hypothermia. Take high protein snacks to eat. Make sure to breath through your nose rather then your mouth this will reduce heat and fluid loss. If you get wet change as soon as possible,wet clothes can bring on hypothermia. Keep your back to the wind and move your fingers and toes to keep the blood flowing. Your biggest heat loss is from your head and feet so keep the warm. Keep your chest warm this will help your heart beat and keep the blood flowing to your extremities.
   To check yourself for frost bite which is a soft tissue injury. Look to see if the effected area appears red then white and the skin is soft to the touch. There are 3 degrees of frostbite.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Aurora Fire Starter

 Dried peat moss  can be used for insulation to turn a light jacket into a warm coat. Just stuff the jacket full without removing it. It can also be used as mattress material or toilet paper. Sleeping bags should not be stored in stuff sacks. This constant compression will eventually crush the insulation, making for less loft and therefore less warmth. Store bags unpacked on a shelf or in a large cloth bag. Cotton balls and materials like that make great fire starters.The Aurora Fire Starter is simply the best magnesium fire starter on the marked. Designed and made in the USA by Solo Scientific Aurora Fire Starters are a true survival tool designed to support life by starting a fire in just about any environment. Designed to start a lifetime of camp or survival fires, the Aurora Fire Starter 440C - Silver comes with a hardened steel striking blade that can be sharped and reversed for long life (extra blades available sold separately). When stuck properly with the integral blade, the Aurora Fire Starter fires of a stream of sparks as hot as 5000 degrees Fahrenheit guaranteed to ignite tinder and is designed to light thousands of fires before being replaced.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Crappie Filets

Crappie Filets
1 pound crappie fillets
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 & 1/2 cups celery, cut diagonally
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1-1/2 cups water
1/4 cup soy sauce
Cooking Instructions:
Dissolve chicken bouillon cubes in water.
Heat oil in heavy skillet.
Cut fillets into 1-1/2 inch strips.
Sauté the fish and vegetables for 3 minutes.
Add cornstarch, garlic powder, soy sauce and bouillon.
Bring to a boil for 3 minutes, until thickened and hot.

Monday, July 27, 2015

MRE meals

These packaged meals include entrees like Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini, Southwestern Style Chicken with Rice and Beans, Hearty Beef Stew, and others. And each meal comes with not just the entrée, but a self-heating unit for the entree, side dishes like crackers, desserts, and other snacks, a beverage mix, condiments, utensil and a towelette! Think how secure you'll feel, knowing that you and your family are taken care of with these tasty, easy-to-prepare meals! These MRE meals are made by the same manufacturer that makes the miliatry's MREs. They are 100% self-contained, individually packaged, and will store for a minimum of 5 years under proper conditions. The only thing that is different from these MREs and the military grade is they do not come with a stick of chewing gum and a hot salsa packet. The Ready Store

Sunday, May 17, 2015

You can eat most insects raw.

Eating protein rich bugs is good for you Crickets are loaded with calcium, and termites are rich in iron, and good for the earth Raising cows, pigs, and sheep is a tremendous waste of the planet's resources, but bug ranching is pretty benign. After all, what's inherently more disgusting about
eating a grasshopper than, say, an oyster? Gordon enthusiastically provides recipes for terrestrial arthropods gleaned from the entomophagic appetites of people around the world, telling you which insects are most delicious and which to avoid, how to cook them, and which wine to drink with your many-legged meal. The recipes themselves are clear, easy to follow, and quite educational, with sidebar tidbits about the bugs you're about to eat.
Bugs Insects you can eat

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Winter Breakdown

Winter is coming and if its like last year you need to be prepared to drive in it. Last year was declared coldest in many parts of the country. Many cities recorded record snow fall and set records for storm damage. Many drivers were not prepared and were stranded in bad weather. Here are some ideas on how to handle winter and breakdowns.
If you live in an area or plan on visiting an area that can have some bad winter weather you need to be prepared. About five million people were caught in bad winter weather last year. They were stranded and some did not have the proper equipment with them to be prepared for the cold. If you know you are going to travel in areas that have snow fall you need to make sure you have good tires. It may sound bad but you need to prepare for the worse especially if you are in an accident. An accident is stressful but worse if you are in sub zero temperatures and heavy snow fall.
It is smart to have your mechanic do a check list before the winter starts or if you are going on a trip where bad weather happens. Have them inspect your tires,battery, brake system and wind shield wipers and replace them is they are worn. You may want to invest in snow tires if you know the area has large amounts of snow fall. Make sure to check your antifreeze and keep you gas tank more then half full. If a storm hits it is important to have clear wind shields so make sure your defroster is working good.
Winter Breakdown