The Snow On Your Roof Weighs 7 To 20 Pounds Per Cubic Foot

The Snow On Your Roof Weighs 7 To 20 Pounds Per Cubic Foot

2015 has brought ‘tons’ of record snow onto the roofs of buildings all across New England. The weight load of the accumulated snow on a roof is astounding, and dangerous. Today I had the pleasure (sarcasm) of shoveling most of the snow off the roof of my 5th-wheel trailer. I should have shoveled it sooner,…

Plan For, And Escape Smoke & Fire In Your Home

Plan For, And Escape Smoke & Fire In Your Home

image: public domain Even a small fire can spread rapidly. An entire house can be engulfed in 3 minutes. You need to have a plan and be ready to act fast. Here are some important tips to stay safe during a house fire…

COLD Weather Survival: Clothing

COLD Weather Survival: Clothing

One of the most difficult survival situations is a cold weather scenario. Every time you venture into the cold, you are pitting yourself against the elements. With a little bit of knowledge of the environment, proper plans, and appropriate equipment, you can overcome the elements. The most important aspect to staying warm in cold weather…

Preparing For A Bad Winter

Preparing For A Bad Winter

The winter scene from my home-office window this morning Will we have a bad winter this season? Maybe, for some, but we should all be preparing for winter each and every year. The time to prepare is now – before you’re buried in snow or shivering in the cold. Here are a few ideas:

United States Aquifer Locations

United States Aquifer Locations

An aquifer is the saturated zone beneath the water table. Aquifers are huge storehouses of water – a primary resource for human survival! Here’s more about what is an aquifer and how it may relate to where you live. An aquifer is a geologic formation that contains sufficient saturated, permeable material to yield significant quantities…

How Bad Would A Yellowstone Eruption Be?

How Bad Would A Yellowstone Eruption Be?

image source: National Geographic Mount St. Helens was tiny compared to the most dangerous category of volcano – the super volcano. The Yellowstone super volcano is located in the Yellowstone National Park of Wyoming. Try to imagine a volcanic eruption 10,000 times stronger than Mount St. Helens – an eruption that would threaten our very…

Yellowstone Super Volcano Much Larger Than Thought

Yellowstone Super Volcano Much Larger Than Thought

Image: National Park Service The Yellowstone ‘super volcano’ is a mega disaster eruption just waiting to happen. And if that isn’t enough to capture your attention, it has been revealed that Yellowstone’s underground volcanic plumbing is much bigger and better connected than scientists previously thought. Now let’s put it in context:

Severe Weather Preparedness

Severe Weather Preparedness

Severe weather could happen at any time, anywhere. In a weather emergency, being prepared to act quickly could be a matter of survival. This is especially true during the threat of severe weather. The deadliest and most destructive tornado of 2013, an EF-5 on May 20 in Moore, Oklahoma with wind speeds of 210 mph…

Pitch Black And The Next Carrington Event

Pitch Black And The Next Carrington Event

The next ‘Carrington event’ will likely plunge much of the world into pitch black as the power grids fail — in turn wiping out much of modern humanity. The catastrophic scenario is not science fiction. Apparently, there is a one in eight chance that it could happen within 10 years…

300 Foot Tsunami and East Coast Destruction

300 Foot Tsunami and East Coast Destruction

‘Hierro’, a volcano and island of the Canary Islands of Spain (named ‘El Hierro’), summits at 1500 meters (4,900 feet), and has gone through periods of highly active earthquake swarms – which leads some to believe that someday ‘something’ may happen. A tsunami. Super Tsunami About El Hierro: Massive Landslide After three successive eruptions, and…