Winter Woes: The automotive battery is dead, click, click, click. All 12 volt DC automotive batteries are a lead/acid mixture with internal vertical plates of lead and sponge lead, and enclosed in a plastic composition encasement. There are two lead protrusions, (1) the positive and (2) the negative electric contacts.
I have seen the temperature-not wind chill, drop to –26F in 1983. This was a cold winter; I do not remember the wind chill factor, as I was too busy keeping us warm. There are some interesting facts concerning keeping warm. I want to address warmth for the younger readers; a wood stove ensconces older […]
I needed something to relax me instead of tranquilizers. I thought to go sit in the solar greenhouse and contemplate new projects instead of using its original intended projected design as a seed starter and herbal repository I thought to double up and use vacant space to grow vegetables and more winter fare than basic […]
From time to time I write about protecting your self and family in cold weather assuming you are in a modern house and have all the conveniences. However, here in the mountains, it is colder and many people with children are living in old houses, or trailers that are poor protection from the expected bitter […]
Everybody seems to be hacking, coughing, and otherwise miserable with bronchitis irritation. The pharmacy’s shelves are loaded with nostrums, remedies, and snake oil cure-alls. Nothing works. You cannot sleep and there is no kissing among loved ones fearing a big spasm coming up from the chest. It is plain misery.
Snow season is upon us very early this year and may continue in years to come-maybe an ice age from the comments of the Global Warming crowd. Who knows? What we want to talk about now is a winter’s prep, but along the aspects of snow blowers. My old Craftsman II track model finally gave […]
The true test of prepping is to experience what you are prepping for. So in this vein go to your calendar and mark in the March Month (where all the sales are for winter goods) that you will shop for a Kerosene heater perhaps two or more. I bought at Wal*Mart five heaters at 40 […]