Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter Storm??

Hey all,
As i type this my happy little part of PA is under a winter storm warning for approx. 4-10 inches of snow and quarter to half inch of ice. I am sure by this point in the day people are flocking to the local Wal-Mart for there ideas of necessary supplies. Like there eggs, bread, milk hopefully some rock salt, perhaps another snow shovel(cause you know it seems as though some people horde them or something) also everyone is probably in this massive hurry that they don't need to be in. Now that being said we all know that weather people lately aren't too accurate with there forecasts but you know what a little information to help input on how you prepare for something is better then nothing. One thing i bet some people haven't thought of is what if the power goes out? After all .25" to a .5" of ice is a lot. Its not to hard to imagine that with that extra load plus the snow that supposed to fall tonight and tommorow night that there will probably be power outages so if your new to all of this type of thought processing heres some ideas what to keep on hand.

Some extra blankets
Way to heat water for warm beverage
Batteries for flashlights
Alternate way to heat the house in case you have electric heat (like i do)

The following sound obvious but being in retail for almost 7 yrs you see this a lot
Rock salt or sand
Ice Chopper

If you feel the need to travel during the emergency a simple kit in your vehicle.
Small Shovel
Tire Chains
72 hr kit(if you have one if not you probably should)
Sand or Kitty Litter
Make sure your tank is full of fuel before heading out.
Make sure someone knows your route and where your going so if you fail to arrive they will know something is wrong and get perhaps get help out to you sooner.
Charged Cell Phone or at least keep a car charger handy (common sence goes along way here folks)

Well thats it for now I will post an update to this if we actually do get anything near what was forecast to happen. Be safe out there and be smart. As for the question marks in the title as stated we know how accurate weather people can be LOL.

Be Smart, Be Safe, Be Prepared.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Hey Everyone, Welcome to the new year hope its off to a great start for everyone out there. With the new year now upon us we all have those pesky things called resolutions to make. Everyone makes about the same ones like lose a few pounds, save money, and the like. Mine I think are a bit different then some perhaps; my biggest goal for this year is to spend more time outdoors. Whether it be a short hike to kill a few hours or maybe camping, the biggest thing I want to start doing is practice my wilderness skills and bush crafting and such. Stated in a previous post known as Project: Pathfinder. By doing this I hope to get out more then I did this year and who knows lose a few pounds too in the process. Also a small goal I would like to accomplish is perhaps control my temper a little better then I do. Those who know me well know that while it does take a lot to set me off once I go off its like a volcano it just keeps going till either something takes my mind off it or I just get cheered up someway or somehow. Lets all hope our year is a fun and successful one as usual thanks for reading hope to have more and better things down the road as the year goes on.

Till next time remember in life you can follow the blazed trail or blaze your own the choice is yours.