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Safe Ice Thickness | When Is Ice Safe?

Safe Ice Thickness | When Is Ice Safe?

A list of guidelines for safe ice thickness, data sourced from the Department of Natural Resources. Also – advice and caveats for ice thickness safety.

Buddy Heater Run Time | 1lb & 20lb Tanks

Buddy Heater Run Time | 1lb & 20lb Tanks

The Mr Buddy Heater is a indoor-safe portable propane heater. You’re probably wondering about the run time. Here’s the data for using 1lb & 20 lb tanks.

Hurricane Preparedness List & Tips

Hurricane Preparedness List & Tips

A hurricane preparedness list and tips for your own customized checklist. This will give you lots of ideas of what to do and how to prepare.

Hazard Risks | Top 3 of Each State

Hazard Risks | Top 3 of Each State

The Top-5 Hazard Risks are floods, thunderstorms/lightning, snowstorms/cold, tornadoes, and hurricanes. There’s more… Check your state’s ranking here…

Tornado Season – When Exactly Is It?

Tornado Season – When Exactly Is It?

Have you ever wondered when exactly is 'tornado season'? Tornado season doesn't span an "exact" time frame. It occurs at different times for different regions of the United States. The season typically shifts northward from early spring into the mid summer months. The...

Power Outage Venezuela – News Reports Are Grim

Power Outage Venezuela – News Reports Are Grim

image: DailyMail.com - We're seeing it in real time. Venezuela is in day #4 of electrical grid down as of this writing. Their situation is bad, to say the least. From a prepper / preparedness-mindset point of view, I am highly interested in the reports coming out of...

Grand Solar Minimum – Research Astrophysicist Dr. Zharkova Warns…

Grand Solar Minimum – Research Astrophysicist Dr. Zharkova Warns…

Baby, It’s Gonna Be Cold Outside - Guest post by "Anony Mee" - It’s an exciting time to be a research astrophysicist. Our ability to see deep into the galaxy and closely at our celestial neighbors improves every year. AI has exponentially increased computational...

Weather Hype – Quick, Send A News Crew!

Weather Hype – Quick, Send A News Crew!

In my opinion, the mainstream (fake) news has cried wolf WAY too often. It doesn't affect me anymore. They overuse their fear mongering and dramatically descriptive adjectives so, so much. Every year during particular seasons there are weather events that regularly...

Snow On The Roof May Literally Weigh Tons – Here’s How Much

Snow On The Roof May Literally Weigh Tons – Here’s How Much

You might be very surprised to discover how much snow weighs up on your roof! Heavy snowfall accumulation will stress your roof and may potentially become a danger to roof collapse (design dependent!).   A cubic foot of snow can weigh about 7 pounds if it's dry...

How NOT to get a Heart Attack while Shoveling Snow

How NOT to get a Heart Attack while Shoveling Snow

It's true. Shoveling snow can trigger a heart attack. Are there things you can do to lower the risk of heart attack while shoveling snow? Yes, there are. Especially for the middle aged and older, take these precautions... What Causes a Heart Attack while Shoveling...

Wind Chill Frostbite Chart

Wind Chill Frostbite Chart

img Source: National Weather Service Wind Chill Chart - The wind chill chart shown above is a temperature index which accurately indicates how cold the air feels on human skin. (Download your own high resolution wind chill chart below) (See Frostbite Risk Chart below)...

Preparing For A Hurricane – Wind Damage, Storm Surge, Flooding

Preparing For A Hurricane – Wind Damage, Storm Surge, Flooding

If you need motivation, check out (below) the Category 1 - 5 saffir-simpson hurricane wind scale damage descriptions! Hurricane "Spaghetti" Forecast Models Know the forecast. The #1 recommendation while preparing for a hurricane is to keep up to date the forecast...

Severe Thunderstorm, My Radar App, and a Weather Alert Radio

Severe Thunderstorm, My Radar App, and a Weather Alert Radio

So, late yesterday afternoon we got clobbered with a severe thunderstorm. The kind with frequent lightning, torrential rain, and very strong wind. I'm writing about it because it taught me a new lesson (something I already knew, but didn't take action due to normalcy...

The Whole Planet Is Ringing Like A Bell

The Whole Planet Is Ringing Like A Bell

All earthquakes since 1898. (view larger image) Canary Islands | Mid-Atlantic Ridge What everyone should be watching for, according to Steve Quayle: - THE WHOLE PLANET IS RINGING LIKE A BELL, SEISMICALLY AND VOLCANICALLY. THE RING OF FIRE WHICH CIRCLES THE PACIFIC RIM...

Wicked Cold! It’s So Cold That…

Wicked Cold! It’s So Cold That…

It's so cold that you have to break the smoke off your chimney. It's so cold that when I put on my coat to take out the garbage it didn't want to go. It's so cold that your eyes freeze shut when you blink. It's so cold that we had to chisel the dog off a lamp-post....

Mother Nature Can Be Fierce!

Mother Nature Can Be Fierce!

Mother Nature is an exceedingly powerful force! So often she is calm, mild, even pleasant. However there are times when this force can become extremely destructive, and it can happen fast... Having just gone through a major windstorm up here in northern New Hampshire,...

California Fires Are Wakeup Call For Preparedness

California Fires Are Wakeup Call For Preparedness

California fires are burning down everything in their path. Towns, neighborhoods and businesses have been burnt to the ground. While looking at images of the devastation it looks like a war zone. As of this posting 3,500 structures have been destroyed, 23 people have...

Huge Sunspot Unleashes Major X9 Solar Flare

Huge Sunspot Unleashes Major X9 Solar Flare

Strongest in a decade, a major solar flare from the very active sunspot AR2673 ripped out of the sun on September 6 1202 UT. X-rays and UV radiation from the blast ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere, causing a strong shortwave radio blackout on the dayside of our...

Houston Flooding Catastrophe

Houston Flooding Catastrophe

The Houston flooding disaster is a shocking example of why preparedness and preemptive action is so very important. Unfortunately many did not take appropriate actions and the consequences are stunning. Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm, has triggered...

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – New Madrid Seismic Zone – Yellowstone

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – New Madrid Seismic Zone – Yellowstone

During August 21, 2017, a large swath across the United States will experience a rare total solar eclipse. Here's the thing: The New-Madrid seismic zone is on the direct path of the eclipse. And if that wasn't enough to get you thinking: The Yellowstone super volcano...

Tornado Alley, Tornado Facts, And How They Form

Tornado Alley, Tornado Facts, And How They Form

Full Size image   Tornadoes occur mostly in the United States. On average, 1,200 tornadoes cause 1,500 injuries and 65 fatalities per year in the U.S. (source: spc.noaa.gov) Here's more about "tornado alley", tornado facts, and how they form:   Also, a...