Sepsis – Blood Poisoning Fast Lane to Death!

Sepsis – Blood Poisoning Fast Lane to Death
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Sepsis – Blood Poisoning Fast Lane to DeathWhat do you think of when you hear the words Sepsis, Septicemia, or better known as blood poisoning?

Does the elderly come to mind? Perhaps you think of a grandparent that passed away after contracting it while in the hospital for another ailment. Or perhaps it was someone older who got it after an accident while in the intensive care unit. It could have been an adult relative that had diabetes who cut their foot or had their skin break down. Or even a neighbor that had cancer that suddenly died from an injury while on chemo but you assumed it was because they had cancer. Perhaps you are not even aware of sepsis and the danger it presents to your life or the life of someone you know. Read more “Sepsis – Blood Poisoning Fast Lane to Death!”

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The tomato man and gardening!

The tomato man and gardening!
Craig LeHoullier, North Carolina Tomato man!
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The tomato man and gardeningThis week we have a real treat. This Friday I have Craig LeHoullier The Tomato Man on as my guest. You may have heard of him as the North Carolina Tomatoman. Some know him as the fellow who named the Cherokee Purple in 1990. To others, he is the author of the books Epic Tomatoes or Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, the co-host of Tomatopalooza, a co-leader of the Dwarf Tomato Breeding Project, or just the odd person with a garden where the driveway used to be. He is the tomato nut with a website, a blog, a newsletter (on occasion), and a huge tomato and pepper and eggplant collection. Read more “The tomato man and gardening!”

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Off Grid Air-Conditioning!

Off Grid Air-Conditioning
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Off Grid Air-ConditioningOn this episode 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 talk about some of the ancient ideas of using fans, airflow, and Read more “Off Grid Air-Conditioning!”

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Getting Caught Off-Grid

Getting Caught Off-Grid
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Getting Caught Off-GridIn the following player we are discussing the reality of the electric grid going down and a personal story about me being somewhat caught off-guard. I have been on vacation with my family this past week in the North Georgia area with Tropical Storm Alberto coming through. So, like a good little prepper, I packed a small propane stove, my EDC, my camping cook set, and a family size battery powered lantern. However, I was unprepared for the power going out unexpectedly and being off grid sucks. The power going out is different from camping and even preppers are not fully prepared to deal with it mentally. Read more “Getting Caught Off-Grid”

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Harvesting Rainwater Reality Check

Harvesting Rainwater Reality Check
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Harvesting Rainwater Reality Check“Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” -Samuel Taylor Coleridge. As preppers, we all know how vital water is to survival. We have the filters, the chemicals, the storage barrels, and most of us have a storage plan for drinking water. What happens when you run out? Have you planned on resupply your water reserves? This episode of Reality Check we talk about harvesting and using rainwater. We cover some of the problems you have to think about like pollen, roofing grit, bird poop, paint, mold, and general dirt that is on your roof. The best materials to use as catchment surfaces like tin, concrete, shingles, Read more “Harvesting Rainwater Reality Check”

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Learn Your Country’s History!

Learn Your Country’s History
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Learn Your Country’s HistoryHistory reports that George Santayana once famously quoted, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” A very famous line that we are seeing applies more and more these days. Mark Twain also famously commented on this same quote when he said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” This week we will be talking about learning history, more specifically learning the history of your country. Be it US, Russian, Chinese, British, Japanese, French, German, etc. It is your obligation as a citizen to know your countries history and what did or did not take place. Winston Churchill once said that, “history is written by the victors.” Read more “Learn Your Country’s History!”

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Combating Cyber Warfare

Combating Cyber Warfare
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Combating Cyber WarfareAre you afraid of being hacked by a nation state bent on Cyber Warfare? Have you ever been the victim of a hack attack, Ransomware, or identity theft? Join me on the next Reality Check as we discuss Cyber security.

This week we will be talking about some common sense things you can do to stay safe online like keeping a reliable anti-virus up-to-date, keeping your OS updated, not clicking on links in emails, changing your online passwords on a regular basis, using complex passwords or passphrases, making regular backups of your data, and putting a freeze Read more “Combating Cyber Warfare”

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