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  • March 7, 2012

    Solar Flare May Cause Power Outages-0

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    As the poles were closing on Super Tuesday, the biggest solar flare in five years erupted on the surface of the sun, and "It's [going to hit] us right in the nose," said Joe Kunches, a spokesperson for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    Kunches remarked that this flare was the sun's version of "Super Tuesday." Well, whether the sun was vomiting in joy, or out of anger at the election results, we may never know. But this much has been determined: the Earth is lined up perfectly for the flare to hit us. What’s the damage predicted to be?

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  • March 5, 2012

    Survival Skills: Scavenge A Vehicle For Survival -1

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    You should be riding around with survival gear in your vehicle. Period.

    But just in case you get caught empty handed, it doesn’t hurt to know about the useful pieces you can scavenge from a vehicle to help you survive. Now I understand that most people usually don’t feel right about destroying their possessions, especially something as significant as a vehicle.

    But if you end up in an emergency situation, and you need to tear up your ride for the raw materials as a matter of survival, then it’s time to color outside the lines. After all, your vehicle (and the pieces therein) can be replaced. Your life cannot. Here are some of the most useful parts of a vehicle, which would be valuable commodities in a survival scenario.

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  • March 2, 2012

    Unexpected Winter Hazards: Spiders, Ticks, Dehydration-3

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    With the cold temperatures and inhospitable conditions of winter, you would expect (or at least hope) that you’d be safe from common “summertime” dangers. Well, think again. The lower half of the U.S. can still serve you up a good helping of spiders and ticks in winter. And dehydration can strike anytime and anywhere, especially in the drier wintertime air.

    Here's how to steer clear of these unexpected winter hazards.

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