Monthly Archives: January 2016

We are talking Water (Part 3) Bathing

It is inevitable that sooner or later you will have to wash yourself. I know in a rough situation it is sometimes the last thing we think about. And thinking that we could actually make it full 30 days without … Continue reading

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We are Talking Water (Part 2) Water to Drink

Knowing that I can no longer turn the kitchen sink handle to get a glass of water I must make sure there is enough potable water to drink over the next 30 days. But the question is how much is … Continue reading

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We are Talking Water (part 1) Water

One area of my garage is dedicated to just water and it is probably the largest of all of the area’s and rightfully so. Humans can live without food for up to 3 weeks, but just 3 days without water … Continue reading

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The Garage Survival Cabin

After walking the neighborhood and speaking with neighbors I returned to our townhouse and told my wife about the tree’s that are blocking the roads. She asked me, “will we be OK”? “Of course we will”. Although I have pretty … Continue reading

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Urban Bug In

According to the US Census from 2010 the number of Americans living in an “Urban” environment is 80.7 percent.Census Bureau defines as “densely developed residential, commercial and other nonresidential areas.” You can read this entire article on CityLab. The reality … Continue reading

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The Shake

It was a morning much like every other morning where I am up early to put on a pot of coffee, check my finances and email on my laptop and prepare for a short workout before heading off to work. … Continue reading

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Lights Out

Last night we had a small incident where the power had gone out for about 2 hours. Right away I retrieved our super bright LED flashlights and Emergency Radio. I still had a signal on my cellphone with Verizon and … Continue reading

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Be the Bank

It was just two years ago that I made a New Years resolution that I would set out a plan to pay off my mortgage in just three years. Here I sit today tossing over numbers and spreadsheet which mathematically … Continue reading

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Self-Discipline

Google defines self-discipline as the ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it. Today is the first day of a new year and as we … Continue reading

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