Prev

Next

Raised Bed GardensRaised Bed Gardens Introduction So you want a vegetable garden, but don't have a large area to till up for the project? Your “soil” is hard as rock? A good way to compensate for such lack of space and rocky soil is by gardening in raised beds. Doing so helps you overcome problems with our less-than-perfect soil. A raised bed for vegetables...

Read more

Lowering your Heat Bill This WinterLowering your Heat Bill This Winter [caption id="attachment_3155" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Replace old and worn weatherstrip in doors to reduce heat loss and drafts[/caption]     [caption id="attachment_3157" align="aligncenter" width="504"] 2. Seal baseboards and caulk windows. This is especially an issue with older homes...

Read more

Winter Storm Fact SheetWinter Storm Fact Sheet A major winter storm can be lethal. Preparing for cold weather conditions and responding to them effectively can reduce the dangers caused by winter storms. Be familiar with winter storm warning messages. (See Winter Storm Watches and Warnings) Service snow removal equipment and have rock salt on hand to melt ice...

Read more

Winterizing Your GearWinterizing Your Gear On equipment with plastic fuel tanks drain the tanks before storage. Conversely, you should fill metal fuel tanks to prevent them from rusting. In either case, drain the carburetor bowl. Generally, equipment managers "winterize" equipment to increase or maintain performance in winter or prevent problems after long periods...

Read more

Court Ruling Will Likely End California’s Concealed Carry LawsCourt Ruling Will Likely End California’s Concealed... Well, well, it looks like Christmas might have came early for California gun owners. According to Fox News, a ruling today by the Ninth Court of Appeals has the possibility of ending Cali’s most restrictive concealed carry laws which determine when permits can be/are issued. From the Fox coverage Law-abiding...

Read more

twitter

Tear Gas and How to deal with it

Category : Equipment, General Info

Its not unusual to turn of the tv and see mobs of protestors being dispersed with tear gas or being hosed down with pepper spray. Thse are by far the tool of choice for law enforcment and military for crowd control. Here is a good article on how to car for tear gas exposure and to protect yourself from it as best as you can


The first thing to remember about exposure to these chemical weapons is that it is not the worst thing that could happen to you. The hype and fear surrounding them is enormous, but in reality, if you are careful and smart, you should survive it with little problem. This information is the result of conversations with experts and prior experience.

Continue Reading

Al-Qaeda threats trigger worldwide alerts for U.S. travelers.

Category : General Info

A global travel alert issued Friday by the State Department warned al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks, a threat that prompted Sunday’s closure of 21 embassies and consulates.

The U.S. government’s actions are in response to growing intelligence that shows a potential for attacks in Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East as well as North Africa, said U.S. officials who spoke to CNN on condition of not being identified.

Continue Reading

How the NSA Gets Away With Domestic Spying

Category : Equipment, General Info

5feca469-b866-4192-8ed8-34a5ea9cd46b

NSA Data Storage Installation

Newly leaked National Security Agency documents published by the Guardian reveal that the NSA can scour vast databases of personal information by searching for the names, email addresses and other identifiers of United States citizens.
Continue Reading

Homemade Granola Bar Recipes

Category : Equipment, Food

4ab630a00464200a89199fe740284a32I like granola bars. A good homemade granola bar can be very filling, easy to pack and you can pretty much make them with anything you want. Good for backpacking food or the school lunchbox. Here are a couple decent recipes for granola bars.

Continue Reading

Bitcoins Declared a Legitimate Currency

Category : Equipment

bitcoin-logo-3dA federal judge has for the first time ruled that Bitcoin is a legitimate currency, opening up the possibility for the digital crypto-cash to soon be regulated by governmental overseers.

Continue Reading

How Asprin Water Helps Plants

Category : Equipment, General Info

aspirinAspirin is used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. While used as a drug for treating humans, it is also a tool for gardeners to fight off diseases and insects on their plants. Aspirin water can be used on outdoor plants, in gardens and on houseplants.
Continue Reading

20 Uses for Flour (Besides Cooking)

Category : Equipment, General Info

wheat-flour-pricesEveryone has flour in their home and do not realize that there are more uses for this age old grain product besides cooking. Here are 20 alternative uses of flour
Continue Reading

Security Tips and Information

Category : Equipment, General Info

how-to-protect-your-home-and-personal-information-from-thievesPeople do a lot of things almost automatically that they often don’t give a second thought to. Some things, however, can have a negative impact on your safety. For example:

Continue Reading

Egypt Preparing for Violence in the Streets – Western Media Silent

Category : Equipment, General Info

RECROPPED VERSION Muslim Brotherhood canBorn in Sharqiya on the Nile River delta, in Northern Egypt, on August 20, 1951, Mohamed Morsi became a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1977. Morsi served as a Member of Parliament from 2000 to 2005, and was elected as president of Egypt in June 2012. Morsi is the successor of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians poured into the streets in the capital and around the country to call on their first freely elected president to resign, in a move that many on both sides of the stark political divide feel could be decisive for Egypt’s future.

Protesters at the presidential palace in the capital chanted “Leave! Leave!” and carried signs against the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist organization of which President Mohamed Morsi is a former leader. They hoped to force Mr. Morsi to leave power just as they toppled former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

They say Morsi, who took office one year ago after winning an election by a razor-thin margin, has acted undemocratically and sought to increase his power while failing to solve the mounting crises in Egypt. Many have been pushed to the street by growing anger over electricity cuts, fuel shortages, food price increases, and a lack of security.

Continue Reading

States that Oppose Obama, and Why

Category : Equipment, General Info

obama-fraud-723x1024First up..Obamacare
From Wikipedia:

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA),[1] commonly called Obamacare[2][3] or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents the most significant government expansion and regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.[4]

The ACA is aimed at increasing the rate of health insurance coverage for Americans and reducing the overall costs of health care. It provides a number of mechanisms—including mandates, subsidies, and tax credits—to employers and individuals to increase the coverage rate.[5][6] Additional reforms aim to improve healthcare outcomes and streamline the delivery of health care. The ACA requires insurance companies to cover all applicants and offer the same rates regardless of pre-existing conditions or sex.[7][8] The Congressional Budget Office projected that the ACA will lower both future deficits[9] and Medicare spending

 

However the Congressional Budget Office has determined that Obamacare will cost about 1.93 trillion dollars, leave 30 million uninsured and cost the average family about $20,000 a year.

  Continue Reading