Pets I have found over the last year or so that if I leave out our furry companions when speaking to folks in our community I am comfortably reminded. I have two dogs and I have had two barn cats in the past and when temperatures, in general, get on the low side, you need to consider a few tips and
Winter Survival Myths Not everything that we know about surviving in the cold is true. Here are my two favorite myths that you should probably know as well Caffeine Caffeine consumption, although it will keep you awake, will actually make you hypothermic more quickly. Because your core temperature
Winter First Aid This will break off into all the types of cold weather-induced medical issues and I will have our resident Everest hardened, Army Mountain Division Trained, Green Beret Medic Ken Roberts lead that charge, but for now, I'll skip past how to treat sunburn to heart attacks which are
Winterizing My Home As self-reliant individuals, we think through the idea of sheltering in place, of surviving in the cold, and of preparing for blackouts. Preparing for a winter storm is preparing for all three at the same time. Here is the list I use when thinking about getting my home ready for
Stranded In My Car. What's Next? Well, that sucks. Hopefully, a friend is on the way or your insurance company has free towing. Not Self-Reliant enough for you? Fine! Let's take this from a more extreme position (because it's what we do) and let's assume you can't call for help or fix the problem
Preparing Your Car For Winter As I mentioned before, getting your car ready for winter is pretty important to me. Here is the checklist I go through to 'winterize' my truck. Antifreeze - Make sure not only is your coolant is topped off, but that you have winter antifreeze in there which is
Why Are We Afraid Of Winter Storms? So here is my list of the top things that I am afraid of for my family in the case of a winter storm. Here we go... Vehicle Accidents - Statistically, this is where most of the fatalities are going to happen in a blizzard. People drive when they don't need to.
So I am writing this the first week of January and I am in the Great Lakes Region of the United States... that can only mean one of these days we are going to have some pretty bad snow - Unless that Global Warming promise has finally come true - but that sounds like another topic for another day. So