Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Could Global Warming Release Smallpox

Could Global Warming Release Smallpox? A team of French and Russian researchers recently found a small amount of smallpox DNA in 300-year-old frozen mummies from Siberia. The small amount of smallpox DNA they found is said to be quite harmless. But it makes me wonder what nasty things may be hiding in the frozen arctic. Nasty things just waiting for the warmer climate to release on an unsuspecting world. Who can say? 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Silhouette Targets for Shooting

I just bought some great shooting targets today for target practice at our local gun club. I like the first one and my wife chose the second. If you need to get out and do some target shooting to hone your skills, you might want to try these for your practice

50 - Pk. Silhouette Targets 50 - Pk. Anatomy Targets

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Frankenstorm - A Tip For Storing Water

I hope everyone came through Hurricane Sandy and Frankenstorm with no problems. I also hope you were all prepared with a minimum 72 hours of food and water and that your car was gassed and ready to go.

Tip for Storing Water - Freeze it!
White Orange Juice Containers of Water
Here's a little tip for those who don't have much room to store food, water and other supplies. Fill some jugs HALF-FULL with water  (I use a 2 L pop bottle and 4 L empty orange juice containers) Put those jugs of water in your freezer, filling up all the empty space. Use 500 ml empty water bottles if you can't fit a big jug or bottle in.

When the water is frozen, put them in your refrigerator. Put MORE in the freezer and when those are frozen, leave them there.

If your power goes out the jugs and bottles of water will help keep your food cold and thus be available to eat. If you run out of water you can defrost the frozen jugs and bottles and bingo, there's fresh clean water for drinking.

And if you happen to have empty space in your freezer, keep some jugs or bottles of water in there all the time, don't wait for a storm warning. This will not only provide you with instant water and a method of keeping food cold, it also saves energy because a full freezer doesn't have to work as hard.