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Radiological Contamination, Water Treatment and the Water Well

Well water is subject to contamination from above and below ground contaminants the same as surface water.  Agricultural and residential fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides are regularly found in ground water.  Industrial chemicals sometimes contaminate ground water and surface water.  Radiation…

Solar Cooking on the Cheap and Easy

Everyone needs a solar cooker.  Even if they think they may never use it they need one.  You know, just in case.  They can be range in price to $350.00, or they can be as cheap as a roll of…

Beginners Need to Plan for Off Grid Living

Recently I received an email asking for advice.  It got me to thinking about people who want to live off the grid but have no idea where to start.  It can be overwhelming to think of all the things a…

How Preppers Prepare for Hurricane Season

There is a beautiful jasmine bush on the east side of the garage.  It’s the only place it will grow.  The jasmine scent is amazing!  The blooms bring with it the knowledge that hurricane season is just a short six…

Solar Collectors are Getting Closer

While we can all build a solar collector, their use for large quantities of electricity generation has been problematic at best.  But, like all good scientists and engineers, these guys keep plugging at it.  The next generation will be converting…

Is Solar Activity Linked to Earthquakes?

The USGS tracks earthquakes and other earth events globally.  Scientists have been looking for a way to predict earthquakes.  Certainly being able to evacuate an area before such an event would save lives. Some scientists have been working on the…

Asteroid Early Warning System: Another Star Trek Gift?

There’s been a lot of talk in the media the last several days about the asteroid they were watching, and the one they weren’t.  Now all the world is talking about an early warning system for objects that might come…

Getting Prepared: A Primer for Beginners Series, part 10

  Assessing your utility usage is easier than you might think. When you start to get prepared you grab your last twelve electric bills, and if you use fuel oil, natural gas or propane, grab those bills too.  What’s important…

Space Weather Announcements

The government, in conjunction with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce sector of society, provides space weather alerts, reports and forecasts, just like they do for weather in our atmosphere.  The data is fairly difficult to find, sort and interpret into usable information. The problem…