Thursday, November 15, 2018

Amazing Amazon Deal

    • AM/FM NOAA Emergency Crank Radio with Solar Power Panel
    • Extremely Bright Cree LED Flashlight 130 Lumens
    • Replaceable 2600 mAh Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery with USB Output for charging Portable Devices
    • Ultrasonic Dog Whistle to assist search and rescue teams
    • SOS Flashlight beacon that flashes Morse code

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

How Does a Hand Crank Emergency Radio Work? - Guest Post By Danny Major

How Does a Hand Crank Emergency Radio Work?

Article kindly provided by Danny Major of Alpha Survivalist

Hand crank power generation has been around in one form or another for decades, so it hardly surprising that this relatively simple technology would eventually become so mainstream that it would become a main feature of all the best emergency weather radios.

Power outages are common in hurricanes and during powerful storms, so having a weather radio at hand that doesn’t need to be powered by the grid or disposible batteries can be an absolute life saver, literally!

But how do these radios work, and why are they truly so valuable?

Monday, November 12, 2018

Movie Monday

Wartime Farm Part 2 of 8

The team tackle the conditions faced by British farmers in 1940, when the full impact of rationing took hold and which also saw Britain face the onslaught of Nazi bombing in the Blitz. Ruth finds out how about the impact rationing had in the kitchen as food became strictly limited - and also explores the temptations of the black market. Alex and Peter are confronted with vastly reduced supplies of feed for the animals, so attempt a method encouraged by the government: making "silage". This involves not only finding alternatives sources of feed to store for winter, but also creating a container to store them in. And for this they find out how the Women's Land Army could be of help. Along they way, they also discover how racial prejudice reared its ugly head during Land Girl recruitment - only to be overcome by the actions of a local farmer. Ruth goes on a canning drive - gathering fruit to preserve and donate to the war effort - with the local Women's Institute.
Wartime Farm was produced by the BBC in partnership with The Open University.

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.