Reality Check

Reality Check
Reality Check with: “Micheal Kline”
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This week: “Reality Check”  6/15/18

Off Grid Air-Conditioning

This week we are talking about off grid cooling. The ideal solution is to have enough solar or wind power that you can run a window unit or potable AC unit. However, we don’t all have that option. So this week we will be talking about some alternate cooling ideas that can be used in a grid-down scenario and are really cheap. Why do this? Because being grind down in the summer is going to suck. Anyone living in the summer heat and humidity that has had an air conditioner break knows what I am talking about. That AC stops working and your quality of life drops fast. We will talk about some of the ancient ideas of using fans, airflow, and evaporative cooling. Believe it or not but the Egyptians and roman had forms of air-conditioning where they both would hand wet sheets in a doorway in order to make use of the effect of evaporative cooling. The Romans went a step further and had cool water circulating through their walls in order to cool the homes.

Our show will include how to use DC powered fans in order to cool yourself and a room and how a little water can go a long way. We will be discussing some architectural ideas that you can use if you are building new or remodeling your home. Ideas like wind towers, using prevailing winds, living in rooms that face certain directions in order to minimize sun exposure, whole house shading, and the chimney effect on a building or home. Finally we will wrap up with the swamp. A swamp cooler or evaporative cooler that is. We will learn how it got its name, why it works and doesn’t. Where it is most helpful and I will detail the process I used to build a small portable unit that runs entirely off 12 DC.

Curious to learn more? Join us this Friday to learn how to build your own swamp cooler.

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        About: Reality Check

Reality Check with Micheal Kline is a meat and potatoes kind of show. Each week we will tackle tough subjects that people will likely deal with during a major event. This show is not about making sure you have a food or water source or that you bought that cute little radio. We will be talking about advanced subjects and topics that are not always covered in other mainstream preparedness shows. Some show content might not be for everyone, but these will be topics and subjects that everyone is going to experience at some point in life.

Host Bio:

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Micheal Kline and I began my prepping journey with Y2K. I have a background in commercial two-way radio communications, antennas, RF, and the like; telecommunications and the telephone infrastructure, cyber-security and the dark art of hacking; computer and network system administration, and general prepping experience. I have worked with Emergency Management, the American Red Cross, and various local and state government agencies. I have experience with Disaster Response, Damage Assessment, Communications Security (COMSEC), and Operations Security (OPSEC). I am not a subject matter expert and do not claim to have all the answers, but I did stay at an Express hotel last night.

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Archived shows for Reality Check:
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6/15/2018 Off Grid Air-Conditioning

6/8/18 Getting Caught Off-Grid

5/18/18 Harvesting Rainwater

5/1218 Learn Your Country’s History

4/27/2018 Tracking For Survivlal

4/20/18 Tactical TV Remotes for SHTF

4/13/18 Apocalypse News Network

4/6/18 Survival Groups: Who’s In Who’s Out

3/30/18 Properly storing fuel for the Apocalypse

3/23/18 Places to Avoid in SHTF

3/16/18 Winning the Prepper Lottery

3/9/18 Alternate Sources of Power in Grid Down

3/2/18 Lack of Family Contact after SHTF

2/23/18 Workplace Preparedness and Uncommon EDC Items

2/9/18 G.O.O.D. Game Bugging Out!

2/2/18 Dealing with Survivor Guilt in a Disaster

1/26/2017 Comparing Water Filters for SHTF

1/19/18 Using SDR for SHTF Information Gathering

1/5/2018 A Case for Williamsburg “Bugging Out”

12/21/17 Grid Down Figgy Pudding

12/15/2017 Amateur Night at the Dipole. Part 2. Safety Dance

12/1/17 Amateur Night at the Dipole

11/25/17 Don’t Thread on Me, Fabrics for Survival

11/17/17 The Dying: Knowing when to let go! 

11/10/17 SHTF Pest Control

11/3/17 Death and Dying

10/27/17 Defending Your Home. Part 2

10/20/17 Defending Your Home

10/13/17 To bug, or not to bug: that is the question part 2

10/6/17 To bug, or not to bug: that is the question

9/29/17 Dealing with the elderly and the disabled

9/22/17 What’s up with Prepper Camp

9/8/17 Harvey and Lessons Learned

9/1/17 “Eating Bugs and Offal”

8/25/17 Dark Humor and Coping Mechanisms

8/18/17 Solar on a Budget

8/11/17 Communication Security practicing through obscurity!

8/4/17 OPSEC and how your crumbs can add up to Cake

Disclaimer… The content contained in these shows has been compiled from publicly available sources. If something that I cover is verboten, blame the search engines, not me. By listening to my show you agree that I am not responsible for anything you say or do as a result from any ideas that you glean from this show. I am not a professional at any of this and do not claim to be. Topics discussed are hypothetical and should be only used as fodder to generate ideas. Everyone is strongly encouraged to do their own research on topics and ideas discussed and come to your on conclusion, your mileage may vary, void where prohibited, rebates cannot be combined, and consult your doctor if symptoms persist. That being said lets ride.