NYC Mayoral Front-Runner Adams: Nobody Will ‘Steal the Election From Me’

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New York City mayoral Democrat front-runner Eric Adams said “no one is gonna steal the election from me” a day before New York City voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary. The city’s new ranked-choice voting system…

Carry a Spare: NEW Strike Industries EMP Pocket Clip

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EMP Pocket ClipThere are two main reasons to have a spare magazine when you’re carrying a firearm. The first is obviously more ammunition. The second is in case of malfunctions. Regardless of why you carry a spare magazine, it can be a hassle. We already have so much crap to carry on a daily basis that I […]

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How to Set Up Your Defensive Shotgun

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In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves answers viewer questions about his setup for his Beretta 1301 shotgun that he used at the Thunder Ranch combat shotgun course. In particular, viewers asked about James’ chest rig, sidesaddle, and optic, how they worked, and his opinion of the gear. Check this video for tips from James […]

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HOW TO STAY COOL WHEN THE GRID GOES DOWN DURING A HEATWAVE

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This article was originally published by Mac Slavo at SHTFPlan on July 23, 2019.

EDITOR’S NOTE: I am republishing this because it may be helpful. We are seeing record-setting heatwaves across large swaths of the United States and there are constant warnings of grid failures and hackings.  I have updated this with recent and correct links to help make finding things easier, however, the article is otherwise, unchanged.

If you have your own tips or trick that have worked, please share them with readers! Let’s help each other out.

Because New York just experienced a major heatwave that took down large parts of their power grid leaving people without air conditioning as temperatures soared to the mid-90s, it’s important to understand how to stay cool when the SHTF.

The obvious and easy techniques you can use to keep your family cool are to avoid direct sunlight, close all the blinds or curtains in your home, and dress yourself and your children in loose-fitting thin clothing. Everyone will want to stay well hydrated also.  But there are a few ways that you can make yourself more comfortable and cool using solar power: which you should have plenty of during a heatwave.

Many have become dependent on air conditioning to remain comfortable when it’s scorching hot outside. But there are ways you can prepare for a future heatwave – one that also takes down the grid, as just happened in New York.

Buy A Solar Powered Attic Fan

A solar-powered attic fan can reduce the temperature in your home while protecting it against moisture.  For a 40-watt cooler, you’ll pay around $175. This will cool off spaces of up to 2200 square feet.

Hang Up Wet Sheets

Hanging wet sheets as a method for staying cool dates all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. Damp sheets or towels hung throughout a home, or even placed on the bed for sleeping at night, cool through evaporation.  This hack may not be as effective as making your own solar-powered cooler, but will definitely help in a pinch!

DIY: Make Your Own Solar-Powered Cooler

This particular portable solar-powered air conditioner works by threading cold water through the bucket before being cooled the window screen and dissipated by the fan.  It’s a simple and effective concept and works great for those who want to live more sustainably or off the grid. This simple DIY solar-powered cooler comes from Survival Life.

What You’ll Need:

  • Yardstick
  • 1 – 2” hole saw
  • Marker
  • Razor tool

Follow the tutorial by clicking here, or watch the tutorial on YouTube.

Open All The Windows

Another simple trick is to open all the windows at night. Consider your area and security before doing this.  If you live off the beaten path, this one’s a no-brainer.  However, use your judgment if you live in the city or suburbs. Once the sun starts coming in through the windows, close them and the shade or blinds. Use reflective window panels if it gets incredibly hot in your area.

Plant Trees

A more long-term solution is to plant some big trees for shade.  After a few years, you will be able to enjoy the natural shade you’ve created if you plant the trees in locations where you think the sun beats down on your home the hottest, especially during summer.

You should also take the time to learn what the signs of heatstroke are in both humans and pets.  Knowing the signs and the necessary actions to take should a family member or pet get heatstroke could help prevent the worst from happening during a heatwave.

 

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USA Olympic Team Trans Cyclist Chelsea Wolfe Vowed to ‘Burn Flag on Podium’

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Transgender Team USA alternate BMX Cyclist Chelsea Wolfe reportedly said she would “burn a US flag on the podium” if she won a medal during the games this year in Tokyo, Japan.

Raiders’ Carl Nassib Becomes First Openly Gay NFL Player

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Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib announced Monday that he is gay, making him the first active NFL player to acknowledge his homosexuality.He made his proclamation in a video posted to Instagram.

North Carolina Ballot Probe Figure Pleads to Benefit Fraud

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A key figure in a North Carolina investigation into ballot fraud in a 2018 congressional race pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges he unlawfully accepted Social Security benefits when concealing other money he earned.

Biden Says He Has Concerns About Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

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President Joe Biden held separate talks on Monday with two key Democratic senators about a bipartisan infrastructure plan and told them he was encouraged by the proposal but still had questions about how to pay for the bill, the White House said.

Judge Rejects Claims Against Trump, Officials for Clearing Protesters

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A U.S. federal judge Monday dismissed most of the claims filed in a case suing former President Donald Trump after security officers forcefully cleared peaceful demonstrators outside the White House last summer.

TFB Prime Day Deals 2021: Gear and Accessories for Shooters

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For those who use Amazon’s highly popular Prime membership service, Prime Day is one of the greatest days of the year. In addition to the regular benefits, you’re allowed as a prime member, you’re also granted access on this special day to highly popular “lightning deals” as well as special sales on a wide arrange […]

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