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Here are some quick and easy reminders about Winter time.
- Don’t forget to get faucet covers.
- If you lose power, do you know where your flashlight or candles are located?
- Make sure all of your blankets and sleeping bags are in one space for easy access.
- De-icer for the sidewalk.
- Keep an eye out for the weather. Before the snow comes down, ask yourself, do I have food I can eat without cooking it?
- When the cold gets under 32 degrees let your indoor faucets drip to keep the pipes from freezing.
- Find the water main on the sidewalk. It should be somewhere on the sidewalk in front of the house. The cover is about 6 to 8 inches wide. When you lift it up, you might see two holes across from each other, when they are lined up the water is shut off. You could have a different system; I recommend you find out how yours works. You can turn it off with a special tool or wrench. I would recommend the special tool.
- “Unplug some of your major appliances. When the power comes back on, all of those appliances can create a drain or power surge. This can harm sensitive equipment. To avoid a power surge when the electricity returns, turn off computers, TVs, stereos and other unnecessary electronic equipment at the power source. Leave a light on so you’ll know when the power is restored.” Consumer Energy Center Continue reading
Last year we (chief editor and I) decided to give the gift of emergency preparedness. We knew in all honesty that our families were not going to do this on their own accord. Starting an emergency preparedness kit can be an intimated feat for many folks. Giving a kit can be a fun way to introduce people to being prepared. Continue reading
Solar activity: There are two major events happening on the sun. One, there is a very large prominence on the sun. Two, dark filament of magnetism is winding halfway around the entire sun. I am unaware of the effects this will have on the earth. I will keep my eye on the situation. I will report back to you if there are any negative effects from the collapse of these structures. This information comes from SpaceWeather.com
Cyber-attack: Attacks on our computer systems are not reported on that often. It’s easy to focus on preparing for natural disasters, but what about technology disasters? Our infrastructure is not bullet proof. I will leave the Wall Street Journal article up in the “News Section”, it is a great article about this threat. The Tech Herald talks about home grown hackers breaking into business computer systems, and taking sensitive files. Continue reading
Hello, my name is Reflection. I would like a moment of your time to talk about what I can do for you. I am everywhere you travel, day or night, but you may still not pay attention to me. Don’t worry, I understand. You’re a busy person with a lot on your mind. But if you give me a moment I can enhance your life. If you pay attention you may see me in everyday objects. I provide you with eyes in the back of your head and greater awareness of your environment. I am about to give you some reason why I’m a good thing to pay attention to. Continue reading