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General Family Preparedness • Re: Soap

October 30, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

good topic and most all has been covered….Just thought I’d add, if you don’t have a brush…..Go 1 min. into the video here…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPvG9goEGn0~D.Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:52 am

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Soap

October 30, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

good topic and most all has been covered….Just thought I’d add, if you don’t have a brush…..Go 1 min. into the video here…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPvG9goEGn0~D.Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:52 am

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Guns • Re: Why You Shouldn’t Get Into Guns

October 7, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

oldasrocks wrote:little_nova57 wrote:oldasrocks wrote:But But But~! I saw a new shoulder holster where I can carry a short barreled shotgun on my left side. I don’t have a Serbu and I need one. I kick myself when I saw that 10 gauge lever action sho…

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: October 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

October 4, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
anita wrote:
Moving on Friday!

Purged a lot of older canned goods, dried beans, etc. (I’ve been sprouting dried lentils/beans and feeding to the chickens.) Now the chickens are gone. Plan to install a new Fort Knox chicken coop and run within the fenced orchard area this spring, once I get the house squared away.

A lot to do. Can’t wait to get started.

Good luck anita….hoping for a smooth transition for you. :)

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: October 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

October 4, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
anita wrote:
Moving on Friday!

Purged a lot of older canned goods, dried beans, etc. (I’ve been sprouting dried lentils/beans and feeding to the chickens.) Now the chickens are gone. Plan to install a new Fort Knox chicken coop and run within the fenced orchard area this spring, once I get the house squared away.

A lot to do. Can’t wait to get started.

Good luck anita….hoping for a smooth transition for you. :)

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:59 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: October 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

October 3, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Well, being behind enemy lines and the missus putting a “slight delay” :rolleyes: on the relocation plans, I went big on a feasible prep…Under the guise(and reality at the same time) of making memories….

BOOM!!! …… A get-outa-dodge mobile fortress!!!…(lol…not quite)

Will definitely be fun and have a freeeeeee, secure storage site where I can leave it loaded with alternate/backup preps….All under 4500 lbs.

Enter the 2018 fortress. :rofl: …..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRje5TUlvo0 …(Nice walkthrough on the interior)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXjqDamf7O0 …(Exterior glance)

https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2017-keystone-passport-ultra-lite-express-travel-trailer-floorplan-153ml-tr32375 ….(And here is the full specs.)

I used to run the largest RV dealerships here in CA(ages ago)…With my contacts still intact I got it at cost so it worked out perfect….Without disclosing their cost here, basically its a $153 a month prep that I could immediately sell if I needed to for maybe only a 1-2K loss with “Over the curb” deprecation even though I bought it brand new….(I did find a 2017 back east missing quite a bit of the standard load outs for only $14K, but with transport to me it would have ended up the same cost)

Here’s to making memories!!!… :innocent:;):innocent:

~D
(FOREVER FORWARD MY PREPPER BRETHEREN)

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:19 am


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Solar • Re: Homemade Solar Cart

October 3, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Hmmm…That’s impressive.

How many amp hours?

I’m wondering with 6v batteries and an inverter what that might be capable of…….???

A setup like that would be great in the back of my truck for RV camping instead of converting my storage for extra battery storage and access to the sun when the RV is shaded….. 🙂

Thanks for the idea….

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Other weapons • Re: How do you kill a spider when you have 12ft ceilings?

September 26, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Cast Iron wrote:
I have to give credit where credit is due: I am sending Driven 2 Karma points for giving me the weebeegeebees and we are not even in October yet.

Well played, sir, well played.

lol…..All the contributions in links, solar observations, Flare alerts, Spaceweather education, Sales links, etc.,…. and its the quick spider .Gif’s that I posted on the spur of the moment that moves my Karma needle….lol.

Thank you kindly CastIron. :thumbsup::rofl: That was nice of you…

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:24 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What to do if the SHTF and I am out…..way out.

September 25, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I’m curios as to why you say a firearm is obviously impossible?

Even without a CA CCW its a snap to get 32 states as non-resident….Take the class(just put a single gun on the ticket as your travel gun), pay about another $100 for the 3 states(AZ,FL,UT) and reciprocity gets you the rest of the states.

You can play with the map here to determine which states work best for you on reciprocity…https://www.usacarry.com/concealed_carry_permit_reciprocity_maps.html

Just sayin’….Of course I don’t know what states you travel to back east and you may not have it there, but just making sure you looked into it as its really simple.

And as others have stated here, a small get-home bag is easy but be prepared for extra security delays at the gates…it happens with those items but no big deal.

Better than storage would be Geo-Caches….Take a trip by car one day….plan out a return route from your most often traveled to area and do the drops accordingly along the way back.

I honestly think its overkill, but who knows…..It would be a fun trip at the very least….

Good luck.

~D

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:20 am


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Other weapons • Re: How do you kill a spider when you have 12ft ceilings?

September 23, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
arkieready wrote:
Crap!! Driven, I really don’t like you right now. Omg. Frigging daddy long legs are freaking disgusting. The big spider was creepy but ooooh I feel sick, them other things.
The only bug I’m afraid of. If I had that in my house I would just move.
Cast iron was talking a spider not aliens from the pits of hell.
Argh, bleh gag

LOL….Sorry….I couldn’t resist.

There is definitely a small little evil streak in me that get’s the better of me sometimes. :evil::innocent::innocent::innocent:

I thought the water storage tank was especially relevant to us here… :D

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:19 am


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General Family Preparedness • MASSIVE untapped resource(s) here…

September 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

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{DISCLAIMER….I’m a research FREAK…lol}

Please read below and also feel free to add your personal most recent(the web is always growing) BEST/FAVORITE resources here for a great thread that all can contribute to.

So, you know about Google, of course….

I am shocked how many people still look at me with blank faces when referencing Scholar….For some reason its just not put out there much.

I cant tell you the amount education that this has given me over the years….

The web is a labyrinth. It is an extremely valuable resource but there is just so much trash, opinion, sponsored links, fake news, etc., that you have to really work hard to find reliable information that is fact based…You almost have to have a degree just to be able to reliably navigate it and filter out the trash……Then I stumbled across Scholar about 5 years ago.

ANY time I have a health issue(Myself, friends/family), need to research findings, have a scientific hobby I want to learn more on, etc., I go here…..

It will be clunky at first while learning to navigate it, may be overwhelming to understand (or not…)with the terms used, but I cant tell you enough where it has taken me with a little practice….

Just as an example….I again found a diagnoses for a friend recently that their Dr. missed(So damn common in todays med system…Treat the symptom instead of finding the cure) and it reminded me of how if you’re not happy with the level of care you’re getting to reach out in finding answers instead of waiting for them and just have to pass this on here…Now after mentioning it at least there’s the right direction being taken for treatment…..this has happened 3 times now in this area alone since I learned about it……Of course rely on the experts first but this may help you to understand something more where they just drop the ball in explaining what to expect, complications of procedures, next treatment courses, etc…

That’s just the Med stuff….Like I said this will help you self-educate in SO many other areas….

Sometimes,(well, most of the time these days…lol) if you want something done right you need to do it yourself….

Please check it out….If this post only helps one person learn more, find an answer, etc., then it was worth my time to write. :thumbup:

Best wishes to you and yours,
~D

GOOGLE SCHOLOR

http://scholar.google.com/

Stand on the shoulders of giants.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Features of Google Scholar
•Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place
•Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications
•Locate the complete document through your library or on the web
•Keep up with recent developments in any area of research
•Check who’s citing your publications, create a public author profile

How are documents ranked?
Google Scholar aims to rank documents the way researchers do, weighing the full text of each document, where it was published, who it was written by, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature.

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:48 am


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General Family Preparedness • MASSIVE untapped resource(s) here…

September 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

.

{DISCLAIMER….I’m a research FREAK…lol}

Please read below and also feel free to add your personal most recent(the web is always growing) BEST/FAVORITE resources here for a great thread that all can contribute to.

So, you know about Google, of course….

I am shocked how many people still look at me with blank faces when referencing Scholar….For some reason its just not put out there much.

I cant tell you the amount education that this has given me over the years….

The web is a labyrinth. It is an extremely valuable resource but there is just so much trash, opinion, sponsored links, fake news, etc., that you have to really work hard to find reliable information that is fact based…You almost have to have a degree just to be able to reliably navigate it and filter out the trash……Then I stumbled across Scholar about 5 years ago.

ANY time I have a health issue(Myself, friends/family), need to research findings, have a scientific hobby I want to learn more on, etc., I go here…..

It will be clunky at first while learning to navigate it, may be overwhelming to understand (or not…)with the terms used, but I cant tell you enough where it has taken me with a little practice….

Just as an example….I again found a diagnoses for a friend recently that their Dr. missed(So damn common in todays med system…Treat the symptom instead of finding the cure) and it reminded me of how if you’re not happy with the level of care you’re getting to reach out in finding answers instead of waiting for them and just have to pass this on here…Now after mentioning it at least there’s the right direction being taken for treatment…..this has happened 3 times now in this area alone since I learned about it……Of course rely on the experts first but this may help you to understand something more where they just drop the ball in explaining what to expect, complications of procedures, next treatment courses, etc…

That’s just the Med stuff….Like I said this will help you self-educate in SO many other areas….

Sometimes,(well, most of the time these days…lol) if you want something done right you need to do it yourself….

Please check it out….If this post only helps one person learn more, find an answer, etc., then it was worth my time to write. :thumbup:

Best wishes to you and yours,
~D

GOOGLE SCHOLOR

http://scholar.google.com/

Stand on the shoulders of giants.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Features of Google Scholar
•Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place
•Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications
•Locate the complete document through your library or on the web
•Keep up with recent developments in any area of research
•Check who’s citing your publications, create a public author profile

How are documents ranked?
Google Scholar aims to rank documents the way researchers do, weighing the full text of each document, where it was published, who it was written by, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature.

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:48 am


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General Family Preparedness • MASSIVE untapped resource(s) here…

September 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

.

{DISCLAIMER….I’m a research FREAK…lol}

Please read below and also feel free to add your personal most recent(the web is always growing) BEST/FAVORITE resources here for a great thread that all can contribute to.

So, you know about Google, of course….

I am shocked how many people still look at me with blank faces when referencing Scholar….For some reason its just not put out there much.

I cant tell you the amount education that this has given me over the years….

The web is a labyrinth. It is an extremely valuable resource but there is just so much trash, opinion, sponsored links, fake news, etc., that you have to really work hard to find reliable information that is fact based…You almost have to have a degree just to be able to reliably navigate it and filter out the trash……Then I stumbled across Scholar about 5 years ago.

ANY time I have a health issue(Myself, friends/family), need to research findings, have a scientific hobby I want to learn more on, etc., I go here…..

It will be clunky at first while learning to navigate it, may be overwhelming to understand (or not…)with the terms used, but I cant tell you enough where it has taken me with a little practice….

Just as an example….I again found a diagnoses for a friend recently that their Dr. missed(So damn common in todays med system…Treat the symptom instead of finding the cure) and it reminded me of how if you’re not happy with the level of care you’re getting to reach out in finding answers instead of waiting for them and just have to pass this on here…Now after mentioning it at least there’s the right direction being taken for treatment…..this has happened 3 times now in this area alone since I learned about it……Of course rely on the experts first but this may help you to understand something more where they just drop the ball in explaining what to expect, complications of procedures, next treatment courses, etc…

That’s just the Med stuff….Like I said this will help you self-educate in SO many other areas….

Sometimes,(well, most of the time these days…lol) if you want something done right you need to do it yourself….

Please check it out….If this post only helps one person learn more, find an answer, etc., then it was worth my time to write. :thumbup:

Best wishes to you and yours,
~D

GOOGLE SCHOLOR

http://scholar.google.com/

Stand on the shoulders of giants.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Features of Google Scholar
•Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place
•Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications
•Locate the complete document through your library or on the web
•Keep up with recent developments in any area of research
•Check who’s citing your publications, create a public author profile

How are documents ranked?
Google Scholar aims to rank documents the way researchers do, weighing the full text of each document, where it was published, who it was written by, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature.

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:48 am


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Introduce Yourself • Re: New Member 9.20.17

September 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
IceFire wrote:
Welcome! A good place to start for answering your questions about storing water, food, etc. is in the “How to Start Prepping-the Basics” section. Here’s the link http://www.americanpreppersnetwork.net/viewforum.php?f=616

Yep…great link to get you going.

Welcome to APN..As others have stated a lot of great info.

Click “Portal” at the top to see the most current topics and then below them the general areas with threads galore….A HUGE resource is to be had here for you and your hubby even if you never talk to others, but please feel free to ask questions as there’s a lot of helpful folks here.

Again, Welcome…. :wave:

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:46 am


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Introduce Yourself • Re: New Member 9.20.17

September 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
IceFire wrote:
Welcome! A good place to start for answering your questions about storing water, food, etc. is in the “How to Start Prepping-the Basics” section. Here’s the link http://www.americanpreppersnetwork.net/viewforum.php?f=616

Yep…great link to get you going.

Welcome to APN..As others have stated a lot of great info.

Click “Portal” at the top to see the most current topics and then below them the general areas with threads galore….A HUGE resource is to be had here for you and your hubby even if you never talk to others, but please feel free to ask questions as there’s a lot of helpful folks here.

Again, Welcome…. :wave:

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:46 am


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Oklahoma Discussion, News and Weather • Re: OpSec

September 20, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Yeti_2015 wrote:
Be as vague as possible with what you have. Take time just to listen to other talking in the room, don’t make it like you are just eaves dropping, but if someone is talking like he has all the supplies he need to survive for ever, this is someone that will tell everyone else what he has. Also avoid the ones that have more guns and ammo than sense. Listening to people around the room will help you find out who will be people that you might want to get to know better, but also might give you some insight on people to avoid.

^^^This is really good advice^^^ ……. The whole post actually, but especially the quote above.

I was horrible on OPSEC at my onset and will absolutely have issues if SHTF actually ever happens from my BIG FAT MOUTH trying to get others prepping with me over the years…I can NEVER get it back unless I move with the damage I did.

Nothing feels quite as unnerving as a non-close work associate stating loudly in a office “If the apocalypse ever happens I’m going to your house!!!…ha, ha, ha….” :thumbdown:

So, with past mistakes as my teacher, really good advice above from Yeti

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:25 am


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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 20, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I buy A LOT of ammo…..But I SHOOT a lot of ammo. I don’t worry about it in the least…honestly.

Thousands of rounds, bulk storage of loose rounds in a plastic, unsealed bag, in a large cardboard box, in a humid garage and attic, temp swings from about 40 degrees to 105 degrees and stored(I think) the longest I have had for 7 years before its rotated out typically….And who knows how long before that it was manufactured and how it was stored……NO ISSUES.

Keep in mind I’m in SoCal so we don’t really freeze here….

Now, with that being said, did I mention I shoot A LOT?….lol. I don’t worry about it as I’m always buying new and rotating it out with somewhere about 5,000-10,000 rounds in rotation(whole bunch of different calibers) at any time for SHTF…..Ammo short of being cooked in a fire, frozen, or getting flooded is fine for years in almost any storage.

BUT , for LONG TERM storage without any rotation(Think Legacy inheritance here,decades to centuries) you ABSOLUTLY should control those conditions….. If that’s the case or you buy in bulk and are not sure you’re going to get a chance to shoot all those rounds within 5 or so years(Like 1000+ rounds of say 30.06) stick to controlled environments as best as possible….

Here’s a great “Break-it-down-for-you” storage article for legacy type storage….http://www.skilledsurvival.com/ammo-storage/

Now ammo isn’t cheap so if you’re worried about it, protect it……But me thinks short of just flat out hoarding or not really being a shooter and having some sort of rotation in the mix, with even just a general mindset of basic preservation you’ll be just fine. ;)

~D

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:58 am


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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Completely Un-Scientific Study…

September 19, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

This already has been well documented in the past, but it was the first time I actually “noticed” the effects myself….

It’s easy to influence ourselves with bias when grasping something new in our understandings so we have to be skeptical in our research when noting effects on this like I was until just recently even though I’ve studied the research for years…

And to be clear, this is a TEMPOARY effect on health that to the best of our understandings so far, will really only be traceable during storms and events and should pass after the event….NOT ALL PEOPLE ARE EFFECTED.(still learning this but there is a trend of more susceptible folks)

This is a real-time visual of our KP index…It will continue to change here as a visual as time passes….If the current date shows an elevated storm level and you notice something it COULD be related. I am not a Dr. of course and this is not health advice. If you don’t feel right there is no substitute for actual Dr’s advice, but this is just something to note.

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if you want to bookmark the link go here and then add it…. http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/planetary-k-index.gif

I strongly suggest to view this skeptically if you think you are under effects so you don’t bias your thinking…..Ignore the grid….if you feel “off” somehow, THEN go look at the grid. Not the other way around….. If you notice a trend over time, well then, there you go. :)

You really shouldn’t feel anything until KP over 4 IMHO and most likely not until higher but who knows really…Each person will be different……

The single most absolutely certain thing I DO know for absolutely FACT is, that we really don’t know too much of anything for certain as humans…lol :floppytongue:

Be well all…..

~D

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:37 am


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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Completely Un-Scientific Study…

September 19, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

This already has been well documented in the past, but it was the first time I actually “noticed” the effects myself….

It’s easy to influence ourselves with bias when grasping something new in our understandings so we have to be skeptical in our research when noting effects on this like I was until just recently even though I’ve studied the research for years…

And to be clear, this is a TEMPOARY effect on health that to the best of our understandings so far, will really only be traceable during storms and events and should pass after the event….NOT ALL PEOPLE ARE EFFECTED.(still learning this but there is a trend of more susceptible folks)

This is a real-time visual of our KP index…It will continue to change here as a visual as time passes….If the current date shows an elevated storm level and you notice something it COULD be related. I am not a Dr. of course and this is not health advice. If you don’t feel right there is no substitute for actual Dr’s advice, but this is just something to note.

Image

if you want to bookmark the link go here and then add it…. http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/planetary-k-index.gif

I strongly suggest to view this skeptically if you think you are under effects so you don’t bias your thinking…..Ignore the grid….if you feel “off” somehow, THEN go look at the grid. Not the other way around….. If you notice a trend over time, well then, there you go. :)

You really shouldn’t feel anything until KP over 4 IMHO and most likely not until higher but who knows really…Each person will be different……

The single most absolutely certain thing I DO know for absolutely FACT is, that we really don’t know too much of anything for certain as humans…lol :floppytongue:

Be well all…..

~D

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:37 am


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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Completely Un-Scientific Study…

September 19, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

This already has been well documented in the past, but it was the first time I actually “noticed” the effects myself….

It’s easy to influence ourselves with bias when grasping something new in our understandings so we have to be skeptical in our research when noting effects on this like I was until just recently even though I’ve studied the research for years…

And to be clear, this is a TEMPOARY effect on health that to the best of our understandings so far, will really only be traceable during storms and events and should pass after the event….NOT ALL PEOPLE ARE EFFECTED.(still learning this but there is a trend of more susceptible folks)

This is a real-time visual of our KP index…It will continue to change here as a visual as time passes….If the current date shows an elevated storm level and you notice something it COULD be related. I am not a Dr. of course and this is not health advice. If you don’t feel right there is no substitute for actual Dr’s advice, but this is just something to note.

Image

if you want to bookmark the link go here and then add it…. http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/planetary-k-index.gif

I strongly suggest to view this skeptically if you think you are under effects so you don’t bias your thinking…..Ignore the grid….if you feel “off” somehow, THEN go look at the grid. Not the other way around….. If you notice a trend over time, well then, there you go. :)

You really shouldn’t feel anything until KP over 4 IMHO and most likely not until higher but who knows really…Each person will be different……

The single most absolutely certain thing I DO know for absolutely FACT is, that we really don’t know too much of anything for certain as humans…lol :floppytongue:

Be well all…..

~D

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:37 am