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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Henry U.S. Survival Rifle 22LR Semi-Auto AR-7 ?


Picked one up and hope to try it out Tuesday at the range. I'll post a review sometime next week.



I'm giving serious thought to picking up one of these this weekend.
The reviews are, in general, very positive but I am seeking feedback from my readers on this.

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A Safe Room For Your Home

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You have probably heard of the ‘safe room’ concept for inside your home – a room in which you or members of your family could retreat to in the event of a burglary, home invasion, or other emergency. But, have you ever thought about what it should be, and what should be inside this safe-room?
A safe room is a hiding place, should have no windows, should be fairly small – meaning that it is very structurally sound compared to larger rooms (e.g. a decent size closet will be supported by framing and the walls which are in close proximity, making it safer from collapse during an extreme weather event, and safer from immediate personal discovery by a burglar).
One example of a safe room might be a decent size closet, perhaps near or where the bedrooms are. The closet walls could potentially be modified with materials that might somewhat diminish the impact potential of bullets, which in turn would further strengthen the room for other disaster situations. I’ve not tested this, but, I’ve thought about the concept of adding a few layers of ‘backer-board’ – a cement board that is very dense, heavy, and used in various aspects of home construction.

About your safe room…
No windows.
Quickly accessible.
It must have only one ‘solid’ – not a sliding type of closet door.
Install a deadbolt on the door.
Install a peep hole in the door.
Whatever you decide for your safe room, just as important should be your decisions about what to keep inside it…
Firearm(s), safely stored.
Pepper spray.
Body armor.
Phone. (If land-lines are cut, a cell phone is better)
A list of phone numbers. (We all know ’911′, right?)
Food – Water.
Fire extinguishers.
AM/FM portable radio.

Give it some thought. Be it for weather disaster preparedness, and/or for home security from burglary or home invasion, a safe room could save your life or the lives of your family members. After you’ve given it some thought, go ahead and do it!

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Preventing Foodborne Disease this Holiday Season

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"Holidays are the best. I couldn't imagine being from a small family."

-Kim Kardashian
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one out of six Americans (48 million people) will get sick, 128,000 will be hospitalized, and 3,000 will die from foodborne diseases this year. (See A Fatal Cantaloupe?) So far in 2011 the CDC has investigated 65 outbreaks of food illness.

Evidence shows that preventing illness begins with the basics. Stay safe during this holiday season by following these safety tips:

  • Clean. Wash hands, cutting boards, utensils, and counter tops.
  • Separate. Keep raw meat, poultry, and seafood separate from ready-to-eat foods.
  • Cook. Use a food thermometer to ensure that foods are cooked to a safe internal temperature: 145°F for whole meats (allowing the meat to rest for 3 minutes before carving or consuming), 160°F for ground meats, and 165°F for all poultry.
  • Chill. Keep your refrigerator below 40°F, and refrigerate food that will spoil.
  • Report suspected illness from food to your local health department.
  • Don't prepare food for others if you have diarrhea or have been vomiting.
  • Be especially careful when preparing food for children, pregnant women, those in poor health, and older adults.

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