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How to Survive the Heat: 10 Tips. This survival-medicine website provides general information, not individual advice.

How to Survive the Heat: 10 Tips

Most scenarios assume the victim cannot get expert medical help. Please see the disclaimer. by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. Where I used to live, in Mississippi, it got hot in the summer. Really hot, and humid. A big reason is they worked yearlong that way. How You Adapt to the Heat: Sweat, Blood and Oxygen Our bodies adapt to the heat in several ways: We sweat more.

These body adaptations are called heat acclimatization, and it takes a week or two. So a sudden heat wave can catch our bodies by surprise. How to Survive the Heat If You’re Not Adapted If you work outside: Drink a couple glasses of water, juice, or sports drinks per hour because dehydration makes hyperthermia worse. If you’re inside with no air-conditioning: Open windows and use a fan. In fact, monitor yourself and your co-workers for signs of getting too hot also. Does anyone have any other suggestions for how to survive the heat?


Small farms. Small family farms are the backbone of a community, a nation, and of society as a whole.

Small farms

A landscape of family farms is settled, balanced and stable, and generally sustainable. It's the natural shape of society on the land. Such communities aggregate into strong and secure nations. But it's difficult to find a government that thinks that way, now or ever: the history of small farms presents a fantastic picture of neglect and abuse. Maybe the family farming landscape just doesn't offer enough opportunity for the rich and powerful, and the greedy. Compare Rome before the Punic Wars, built on a bedrock of independent yeoman farmers, with Rome after the wars, the small farms swallowed by big estates owned by nobles and worked by slaves, a mighty empire with cancer at its heart, inevitably to fall. The cancer at the heart of today's mighty industrial empire is the ruin that this woefully unbalanced landscape is wreaking upon both the natural and the social environment. Update, May 2008. Hobo stove. Take a gallon paint can (exact size not important -- experiment).

Hobo stove

Cut holes in sides of can as below: Put anything combustible in and light it up. The air flows in the bottom hole, and the aerodynamics of the can suck the exhaust out of the top holes. This forms a vicious through draught, and the fire burns almost white hot in a strong wind! It also uses very little fuel. Put a pan directly on the top of the can without the can lid (unless you are very fussy about carbon deposits on your pan) for maximum heat transfer. These things are unbelievably effective, dirt-cheap and fun to make. TrailStove "The camp stove for the smart backpacker" -- an improved Hobo Stove -- powerful, burns wood, not propane, lowest pack weight of any stove on the market (only 15.3 oz). Full information: Volcano kettle Here's a commercial version, the Kelly Kettle, with a "how it works" and a Shockwave animation -- "With the optional grate & pan, you can toast or cook a light meal!

See also Backpack stove. The Really, Really Big Picture. [Many longtime followers of the Crash Course have asked Chris to update his forecasts for Peak Oil in light of the production increases in shale oil and gas over recent years.

The Really, Really Big Picture

What started out as a modest effort at clarification morphed into a much more massive 3-report treatise as Chris sifted through mountains of new data that ultimately left him more convinced than ever we are facing a global net energy crisis – despite misguided media efforts intended to convince us otherwise. His reports are being released in series over the next several weeks; the first installment is below.] There has been a very strong and concerted public-relations effort to spin the recent shale energy plays of the U.S. as complete game-changers for the world energy outlook. These efforts do not square up well with the data and are creating a vast misperception about the current risks and future opportunities among the general populace and energy organizations alike. The Really, Really Big Picture ( Source ) How To Relate Climate Extremes to Climate Change. Trenberth: The answer to the oft-asked question of whether an event is caused by climate change is that it is the wrong question.

How To Relate Climate Extremes to Climate Change

All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be….The air is on average warmer and moister than it was prior to about 1970 and in turn has likely led to a 5–10 % effect on precipitation and storms that is greatly amplified in extremes. The warm moist air is readily advected onto land and caught up in weather systems as part of the hydrological cycle, where it contributes to more intense precipitation events that are widely observed to be occurring. Seasonal Jun-Jul-Aug 2010 sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies relative to 1951–70. Record high SSTs were recorded in the locations and at the times indicated with record flooding nearby.

That’s Kevin E. Like a baseball player on steroids, our climate system is breaking records at an unnatural pace. Nature goes on to say: Ex-Shell CEO and Peak Oil Researcher Face Off Over America's Energy Future. What happens when “drill baby drill” meets peak oil prognostication?

Ex-Shell CEO and Peak Oil Researcher Face Off Over America's Energy Future

An audience found out firsthand this week, when two power policy pugilists faced off at the University of Wisconsin. In one corner was Texas’ own Dr. Tad Patzek, incoming president of the Association of the Study of Peak Oil, and Chair of UT’s Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering. In the other corner, former CEO of Shell Oil Company and domestic drilling proponent John Hofmeister. Highlights include Hoffmeister’s prediction that gasoline is likely to reach $5 a gallon this summer, and that America’s energy crunch will lead to new lows in political partisanship. “We will look at the campaign of 2012 as lightweight stuff when we get to the campaign of 2016,” he said in his introductory remarks.

“If I think about the United States I think about a grown up baby who is now very large, and on a cold night wants to cover herself with a baby blanky. Dr. Buy the SOS Sport Solar Cooker. Use this page to purchase the SOS Sport in the US continental 48 states Effective October 2, 2013, product sales are temporarily on hold as the Solar Oven Society moves offices and does maintenance on equipment.

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The Solar Oven Society helped develop the Super WAPI with a seven strand stainless steel cable as opposed to a nylon string. We look forward to shipping you the world's best-insulated, mass-produced solar oven-plus accessories. To Order Online: Payment is processed by PayPal. The SOS Sport will fit in most 29" and 30" Pullman suitcases with the airlines. Alaska, Hawaii and International Shipping Information. Energy Return on (Energy) Invested (EROI), Oil Prices, and Energy Transitions. Posted by David Murphy on June 15, 2012 - 11:51am Topic: Supply/Production Tags: energy policy, energy prices, eroi [list all tags] This is a guest post by Matthew Kuperus Heun (Calvin College) and Martin de Wit (Stellenbosch University & de Wit Sustainable Options) based on their recent paper in Energy Policy.

Energy Return on (Energy) Invested (EROI), Oil Prices, and Energy Transitions

The Oil Drum Editors' Preface The following analysis provides an interesting view on the relationship between EROI (Energy Return on Energy Invested) and market prices, but the strong inverse correlation that the authors emphasize may be an artifact of the underlying Cleveland (2005) EROI statistics that they use. Because this post is excerpted, we suggest that readers refer to the full paper in Energy Policy for details of the analysis not mentioned below. Introduction The economical and sustainable provision of energy to run modern economies and meet human development goals is one of the Grand Challenges facing the world today. ‘‘How is EROI related to energy prices?’’ Eqn. 14. Biosphere_state_shift_nature. Study predicts imminent irreversible planetary collapse. Drivers of a potential planetary-scale critical transition (credit: Anthony D.

Study predicts imminent irreversible planetary collapse

Barnosky et al. /Nature) Using scientific theories, toy ecosystem modeling and paleontological evidence as a crystal ball, 21 scientists predict we’re on a much worse collision course with Mother Nature than currently thought. In Approaching a state-shift in Earth’s biosphere, a paper just published in Nature, the authors, whose expertise spans a multitude of disciplines, suggest our planet’s ecosystems are careenng towards an imminent, irreversible collapse. Earth’s accelerating loss of biodiversity, its climate’s increasingly extreme fluctuations, its ecosystems’ growing connectedness, and its radically changing total energy budget are precursors to reaching a planetary state threshold or tipping point. Once that happens, which the authors predict could be reached this century, the planet’s ecosystems, as we know them, could irreversibly collapse in the proverbial blink of an eye.

Gasoline gallon equivalent. Gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) or gasoline-equivalent gallon (GEG) is the amount of alternative fuel it takes to equal the energy content of one liquid gallon of gasoline.

Gasoline gallon equivalent

GGE allows consumers to compare the energy content of competing fuels against a commonly known fuel—gasoline. GGE also compares gasoline to fuels sold as a gas (Natural Gas, Propane, Hydrogen) and electricity. In 1994, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology or NIST defined "gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) means 5.660 pounds of natural gas.

Using GGE to compare fuels for use in an internal combustion engine is only the first part of the equation whose bottom line is useful work. In battery/electric vehicles, calculating efficiency of useful work begins with the charge/discharge rate of the battery pack, generally 80% to 90%. GGE - Gasoline Gallon Equivalent (US Gallons) tables[edit] Compressed natural gas[edit] One GGE of natural gas is 126.67 cubic feet (3.587 m3) at standard conditions. Resilient Communities. Yes, you can become a millionaire farmer - Paul B. Farrell. By Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — “‘If you want to become rich,” Jim Rogers, investment whiz, best-selling author and one of Wall Street’s towering personalities, has this advice: Become a farmer.” That was in Time magazine last summer. So did you make the leap? Reuters Still thinking?

You could buy some natural resources and commodities mutual funds You can get into a hedge fund, trust, partnership or private equity firm investing in farmland You might actually bite the proverbial bullet, buy a working farm and live off the land or You can have your cake and eat it too, like Michael Murphy who publishes the highly-successful New World Investor biotech newsletter and also operates a unique permaculture farm. There’s an even bigger reason for abandoning the financial world for farming. In short, farming’s not just another great way to get rich. Opportunity knocks: world need more farmers, can’t feed 10 billion in 2050 Impossible? World Crude Oil Consumption by Year (Thousand Barrels per Day)

Work on Keystone XL Halts in Texas over "Wrong Type of Oil" Claim. In Texas, a judge ordered the halting of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline after a landowner filed a lawsuit claiming that the company lied to Texans about type of oil it would be transporting. Landowner Michael Bishop, a 64-year-old retired chemist in medical school, claims that TransCanada (NYSE:TRP)lied in telling Texans that it would use the pipeline to transport crude oil, which will instead be used to transport tar sands oil, or diluted bitumen. According to Bishop, tar sands oil does not meet the state's definition of crude oil as “liquid hydrocarbons extracted from the earth at atmospheric temperatures,” he told the Associated Press, which mean it “has to be heated and diluted in order to even be transmitted.” Select the reports you are interested in:NO-SPAM: Under no circumstances will we EVER rent, sell or give away your email Environmentalists argue that tar sands oil is a lot more difficult to cleanup should a spill occur, contaminating nearby water and land.

"Bring 'em on. The Hidden Connection Between Medieval Land Parceling and Modern American Psychology. Image: Google Maps satellite via Tim De Chant The flight from Boston to Chicago isn’t the most scenic, but if you’re lucky enough to snag a window seat – no mean feat these days – study the patchwork landscape with a discerning eye. About 40 minutes into the flight, you’ll notice something a bit peculiar (at least for North America): Instead of the usual tableau of square or rectangular farmsteads, you’ll see ribbons of agronomy. These ribbon layouts are a ghost of geography: a relic from when France parceled land in Canada back in the 1600s. What’s most intriguing to me, though, is how ribbon farms – or rather the lack thereof in much of the United States – shaped attitudes toward modern transportation, and continue to shape our psychology as a nation today.

Because with ribbon farms, the expectation is that transportation is king. Tim De Chant is the senior digital editor at NOVA and the author of Per Square Mile, a blog about density. Town, section, range. Editor: Sonal Chokshi @smc90. Geo-dome prefab geodesic domes. The Rush to Resilience: 'We Don't Have Decades Before the Next Sandy' - Jobs & Economy. In an era of disruptions so significant that we refer to them in a single-name shorthand (think: 9/11, Katrina, Fukushima, Haiti, Sandy) what gives communities their ability to bounce back? And what does it mean for the way we build (and rebuild) cities? To explore these topics, we invited two leading thinkers who are working at the forefront of resilience — Andrew Zolli and Jonathan Rose — into a dialogue.

Zolli’s new book, Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, written with Ann Marie Healy, is a must-read primer on the field of resilience research, examining the capacity of everything from people, organizations, communities, and societies to adapt to volatile and dramatically changing circumstance. Zolli’s day job is running PopTech, a network of cutting-edge scientists, technologists, and social innovators who come together to work on new approaches to some of the world’s toughest challenges. Here’s part of our wide-ranging conversation about how to make our cities more resilient.

Geodesic Dome Calculator — Our geodesic dome calculator will calculate the length and number of struts for 2V, 3V, and 4V geodesic domes based on the specified radius. It's a useful tool for planning the size of your dome. Radius = 50 feet * Strut lengths are from vertex to vertex. When designing and building a dome strut lengths will have to be reduced if using connectors and will have to be increased if using bolts to connect flattened ends of pipe.

To re-calculate the strut lengths enter a new value for the dome's Radius below. Numbers must be entered in decimal format, IE 10.5 feet, not 10 feet 6 inches. Use the pulldown menu to choose your units. For more information on our work with geodesic domes see: Construction of a Geodesic Dome How We Made Our Geodesic Dome Cover How To Assemble a Geodesic Dome Additional Online Resources Desert Domes - A fantastic online resource for dome builders and designers.

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