Author Archives: Michael

About Michael

A middle aged guy from a bit north of the middle of the country.

Don’t!

This Article does a good job of laying out what you shouldn’t do if you want to survive your winter travels, although he did do one big thing right. The don’ts: don’t go wandering around in the snowy middle of … Continue reading

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Get To Safety Bag Concept #1

I begin this post with a confession: I don’t own a Bug Out Bag. The reasoning for my non-ownership of a BOB is simple and straight forward. I’m 50, I’ve been through a bunch of emergencies: bad car wreck, windstorms, dust … Continue reading

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Functional And Natty As All Get Out

Last night’s snowstorm meant today’s getting around would be on foot, instead of by bike. Not a big deal as stop #1 in downtown Eau Claire is an easy half-hour walk from my apartment, all of which is on good … Continue reading

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Eau Claire In The Snow

Thought Id share a pretty picture from last nights snow storm. That’s all. 

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Bike Tool Kit/Seth’s Bike Hacks

If you’re going to be doing some (or all) your getting about via a bike you’re probably going to need to learn how to do a few simple adjustments and repairs on your bike. And you’re definitely going to need some … Continue reading

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Vote Siphoning

I’d rather not write about anything political or current news, but what’s going on in DC and with our current political parties is a big part of the reason we’re currently living in “interesting” times and since this blog is … Continue reading

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Polar Vortex 2019

We’re currently at -8 degrees and, according to the weather reports, are headed to around -20. High temps dipped below 0 last night and aren’t supposed to recover to above zero until Friday. There are quite a number of websites … Continue reading

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2 Minutes to Midnight

The Doomsday Clock remains unmoved this year at two minutes to midnight. Vox has a good post on it. I quite wish we weren’t being led by clueless, spoiled, children.

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Opt out for sanity

The ability to keep your wits about you when the world has gone topsy-turvy is a very good good thing indeed. One of the ways of “keeping your head” is to avoid unnecessary entanglements. For example: I generally shun click … Continue reading

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Pre-Apocalypse Tasks

As identified by watching post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix. 1. Learn how to dress appropriately For the weather and task/s at hand. 2. #1 includes foot wear. WTH, do most of those people have on their feet? 3. Buy some QUALITY … Continue reading

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