“Emergency Preparedness”: The Bug Out Bag

In some states of the country, ten below zero in 30 mph winds that make your nose hairs freeze, endangering the lungs with crystalized alveoli causing pneumonia, in a blizzard of sideways white out snow to where you don't know which way is up, let alone north; and you can't see twenty feet in front … Continue reading “Emergency Preparedness”: The Bug Out Bag

Gear: first aid kit and risk management.

My first husband was a Navy Recon Corpsman, who was trained to treat serious battlefield injuries. (What is Recon, you may ask?  The Marines need their own medics.  Since they were Navy, these Corpsman didn't "have to" train with their assigned bad-ass Marine company, but they got more respect when they did.)   We would … Continue reading Gear: first aid kit and risk management.

Doing the Tourist Thing- shopping for dakine

I had a huge wake-up call a couple days ago. My memory is notoriously unreliable, which can make me get seriously scattered and stressed. This is a side effect of TBI which took a while for my husband to get used to. Things needs to be organized just so, so I have to keep things … Continue reading Doing the Tourist Thing- shopping for dakine