Free TV Secret To Cut The Cord

Free TV Secret To Cut The Cord

These days, it seems that there is a secret to getting free TV. The multi-billion dollar cable and satellite industries don’t want you to know how easy it is to get TV for free. The free TV secret has been hidden from view, however I will shine the line upon it…

Tell Someone Where You Are Going Before You Step Outside

Tell Someone Where You Are Going Before You Step Outside

Mrs.J and I have a policy that if either of us are going outside, we let the other know… Why? Because accidents can, and do happen. For example, a fall can easily become debilitating to the extent of not being able to make it back to the house. This becomes especially important if the weather…

2-Way Radios For Pre & Post SHTF Local Communications

2-Way Radios For Pre & Post SHTF Local Communications

(Midland GMRS ‘base’ or ‘mobile’ 2-way radio)   2-way radios (walkie-talkies) do not require a working infrastructure as do cell phones (antenna towers, network service providers, power-grid, a paid service plan). A set of 2-way radios ‘just works’. The only thing a 2-way radio needs is a charged battery. 2-way radios may have their limits…

Smartphone Communications During A Power Outage

Smartphone Communications During A Power Outage

During a regional (or wider) disaster (e.g. major storm) and subsequent power outages, one of the main things that people will be trying to do is communicate with others via their cell phones / smartphones, and searching for information about the event. Back during Hurricane Sandy, many people walked long distances from areas that lost…

An Essential Preparedness Resource: Portable AM Radio

An Essential Preparedness Resource: Portable AM Radio

Not only do I have a general interest in radios, but they are also an asset for emergency preparedness. Although not in the same preparedness categories as food, water, bullets and bandaids ;) , communications (listening-receiving, as well as 2-way comms) could be a vital conduit of critical information. There are some radios that just…

The Media: News, Radio, TV, Movies, Magazines – Controlled By These…

The Media: News, Radio, TV, Movies, Magazines – Controlled By These…

A handful of conglomerates – corporations, control the media ‘programming’ (yes you are programmed) which is shaped and determined by only a powerful few. If you really think that a ‘free press’ is working in your best interests nipping at the heels of big government or calling out and exposing the crookedness of the so…

Why Are People Grumpy In Dense Population While Rural Is Friendly?

Why Are People Grumpy In Dense Population While Rural Is Friendly?

Why is it that people who live rural are (generally) more friendly and helpful than people who live in population dense areas? As the population density thickens, it seems as though more and more people have ‘drawn in’ to themselves and are less friendly or helpful to others. Many of them become downright grumpy (or…

Your Digital Footprints From Today And Their Future Consequences

Your Digital Footprints From Today And Their Future Consequences

We live in a modern society which for the most part operates on electronic services. You may not give it much thought, but nearly everything you do in this modern age leaves digital footprints behind – most of which are stored and saved – perhaps ‘forever’. Right now, YOUR name is no doubt on many…

Free Speech, The 1st Amendment, And Blog Comments

Free Speech, The 1st Amendment, And Blog Comments

While the internet is largely an openly available place, many people believe that while visiting a website or blog that allows comments – they have a (Constitutional) right to comment and speak their mind as they wish. And if a comment is subsequently removed, that their 1st Amendment rights have been violated. The thing is,…