Ice storm, freezing rain, glaze event, or silver thaw; all are names for the same thing


Ice storm, freezing rain, glaze event, or silver thaw


Ice storm, freezing rain, glaze event, or silver thaw; all are names for the same thing, an accumulation of at least a 1/4 inch of ice on exposed surfaces. The record for thickest recorded ice accumulation from a single storm in America is 8 inches and struck areas of northern Idaho in the United States on January 1961. A combination of dense fog, sub-freezing temperatures, and occasional freezing rain led to the massive ice accretions.

Hopefully, winter storm Harper will be a lot less impressive this weekend, but regardless of the amount of ice, people will no doubt go out in the storm as if it were not there. Injuries will come as they always do from carelessness. Numerous videos on YouTube prove this by showing people walk out on the ice only to bust their ass, giving us all a laugh. Don’t De That Person!


If you must venture outside, be alert to the possibility of electrical hazards:

Stay away from downed power lines and warn others to stay away. Be alert to the possibility that tree limbs or debris may hide an electrical hazard. Treat all power lines as live and dangerous. Treat everything near power lines as dangerous. Do not touch metal fences.

If you are at home without power or heat, there are ways to stay warm:

Stay inside and dress in warm, layered clothing.

Close off unneeded rooms.

When using an alternative heat source, follow operating instructions, use fire safeguards and be sure to properly ventilate.

Stuff towels and rags underneath doors to keep the heat in.

Cover windows at night.

And finally, if you do not have a sleeping bag, get one. Get a damm good sleeping bag.


As always, this is just my opinion.

Timothy Scott

Six ways to dehydrate food at home


Fish drying in the sun.Six ways to dry food at home.


Drying food is a method of food preservation that removes moisture to inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and mold. Low humidity, low heat, and good air circulation are critical for successful drying.

Below are six ways to do this

Number 1 – Air-dried, this method is as simple as it sounds. Foods are cut and hung on lines indoors to dry slowly over time. Air drying herbs this way will help them retain their essential oils.



Number 2 – Sun-dried, this method involves cutting and hanging foods on lines or racks to dry. This method is a little faster than air dried because it uses the heat of the sun to speed up the drying process. The food will need to be moved in at night when drying over several days to prevent molding.



Number 3 – A solar dehydrator can be used to increase the temperature around the food and a fan can be added to circulate the air, speeding up the process. The food will need to be moved in at night when drying over several days to prevent molding.



Number 4 – Your car can be used as a solar dehydrator as well, just set the food inside on a rack and crack the window, at night role up the windows when drying over several days to prevent molding.



Number 5 – An electric dehydrator uses electric heat elements and a fan to move air over drying racks.



Number 6 – Freeze-dried, this method flash freezes food in a reduced-pressure system which causes the water to sublimate directly from the solid to the gaseous phase leaving it dried. Food dried in this manner will mitigate changes in flavor, texture, and nutritional value.



You can also use salt and smoke food as well, but I just wanted to give you six ways to get started drying your own food and herbs.


As always, this is just my opinion.

Timothy Scott


A man is what he makes himself, a quote

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with, a man is what he makes himself –Alexander Graham Bell


As always, this is just my opinion.

Timothy Scott

Do you think you can live in an RV after a societal collapse​?


Camper Van -Do you think you can live in an RV after a societal collapse​?


I just watched the “RV Nomads” movie on YouTube, and one small segment caught my attention. In it, they insinuated that some people were living the full-time RV lifestyle because of a chaotic society that might collapse someday.

Well, I hate to break it to them but living in an RV after a societal collapse is the worst place they could be, even if they are off-grid somewhere.

The off-grid RV’ers and van dwellers all seem to think they are living outside the matrix, but what they are doing does not even come close to being self-sufficient. If the grid goes down, they go down with it.

Most do not have the skills needed to survive outdoors without a resupply source. They need gas stations, propane, cell service, and electronic banking. Food from grocery stores, auto parts stores, and the just in time delivery trucks that make it all possible. Some even need Walmarts to shit in, and gym memberships to shower. They may think their living outside the matrix, but the truth is they cannot live without it.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love RVing, and even recommend having one to bug-out in for a localized disaster but let the grid go down, and you’re going to want a secure home base or survival retreat because life on the road is going to get real.

So unless you have some impressive survival skills that will allow you to live off the land for an extended period, you need to get a plan or hope you happen to be in the perfect “end of the world” location when it all comes tumbling down.


As always, this is just my opinion.

Timothy Scott

On this day, January 13th, in 1943, Hitler declares “Total War.”


Hitler


On this day in 1943, Hitler declares “Total War.”

Hitler was the leader of the National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party. As leader, he attacked the Treaty of Versailles, promoted Pan-Germanism, anti-Semitism, and anti-communism. His charismatic oratory backed by Nazi propaganda found a receptive audience in Germany during the Great Depression.

Appointed chancellor in 1933, Hitler quickly consolidated power. Appointing himself Führer. In 1934 he soon turned Germany into a totalitarian one-party dictatorship.

Hitler and the Nazi regime were responsible for the killing of an estimated 19.3 million civilians and prisoners of war. The number of civilians killed was unprecedented and constitutes the deadliest conflict in human history.

Socialism never turns out to be a utopia and quickly becomes an authoritarian form of government.

Authoritarianism is marked by “indefinite political tenure” of the ruler or ruling party (often in a one-party state) or other authority.

Don’t ever give up your individual rights for a false promise.


As always, this is just my opinion.

Timothy Scott