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Survive Crisis No 7

You are driving and about to hit something about to be hit.
I know about this one as I have hit a few Kangaroo’s in my time.

 

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Jeff Payne a former professional race car driver and the CEO of the non-profit  firm “Drivers edge” in Las Vegas.
The three biggest objects you are likely to hit on the road is another vehicle, debris, and wildlife.
Here is advised to either avoid the accident or minimize your damage.

 

a. ESP – Use it. Be ready for the unexpected especially when you sense the traffic is erratic. If the car in front slams on his brakes look to see if the right lane is clear and move over. At least maneuver your vehicle to minimize the impact.
Your brain should be predicting what the surrounding drivers will do. Especially if everyone is driving like mad men. If you are totally focused you will never be distracted. The same goes for motorcycles.

 

b. Embrace smooth and cool – The first instinct when something appears in front of us is to hit the brakes and swerve – No No No – not a good idea. sudden moves could cause you to overcorrect lose control and make the situation worse.

c Minimize the impact. – If you cannot avoid impact, alter it. If you are the only one in the car try to angle it so the front passenger side takes the hit. If you have someone else in the car angle it so you take the hit on your side.

 

d. Focus on the main event. – If you come upon an object in your lane do not fixate on it. Your eyes act as your guide, if something falls off the back of a truck and you stare at it, you will for sure hit it. Look for an escape route and that is where the car will go.

 

e. Hit the gas – The only time you will want to accelerate is when you are about to hit a large animal. If you slam your brakes on before, say hitting a deer the front end of your car will dip and this makes it more likely that the animal will fly up over your hood and come through the windshield. Speeding up before you hit will make the front end rise and confine it to the bumper.
Aim for the rear end. If an animal bolts it does not bolt backwards. You may miss it or at the most graze it. In that case not too much damage will be done.

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Survive A Crisis – No 2

You Meet A Large Animal Who Is Not looking very Friendly.

(In this case I think I would prefer to be in a sinking car)

 

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a. “Do not run” - This is advice from Tony Nester the director of the Ancient Pathways survival school in Flagstaff, Arizona. What happens is if you run you most likely cause a chase response in an animal that had no plans to attack. Even if it is eyeballing you as a potential meal it prefers prey that is not going to put up a fight.
Spread your arms, shout, and make yourself look large (not to hard for me but I am sure I would be sweating big time) and threatening.
Slowly retreat and do not turn your back on the animal. If you are with a child he or she may look more appetizing so keep between the child and the bear.

b. If all else failsThe animal you are facing may be guarding its territory and not hungry. The plan is the same but be assured the animal will be more aggressive.
If this is not affective and it begins to attack use whatever you can such as a stick, fists, fight back and aim for the snout before he rips your arm off.

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Did You Know – 05/12/2014

 

 

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1. Research has shown that coconut oil or sesame oil swished around your mouth for 20 minutes a day reduce gum disease. Apparently it is an ancient Indian remedy used to ‘Pull’ bacteria from the mouth. I practice it, but only for a couple of minutes, 20 minutes may be a  bit of a push for me. It is said to help whiten your teeth.

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2.  A lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue.’ Tomalley‘ is the lobster’s liver. It turns green when cooked and is considered a delicacy. ‘Coral‘ is the red colored material and  is the egg mass of a female lobster. Cooking colors the tiny eggs a deep coral or red.

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3.  Lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a pearlscent substance found in fish scales. Lip colouring started to gain some popularity in 16th century England. During the time of Queen Elizabeth I bright red lips and a stark white face became fashionable.

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4. There is a new device to help prevent migraines. It is called Cefaly, it electrically zaps nerves in the forehead that are thought to be linked to the source of the debilitating headaches. They say at least 36 million Americans suffer from these headaches. Cefaly is positioned on the forehead using an adhesive electrode. Precise impulses are produced, which act on the trigeminal nerve in order to reduce pain and prevent migraine attacks.

 

 

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5. Did you know that in warmer weather,  tires lose air at a higher rate, reducing gas mileage and decreasing their life span. I also causes battery failure so make sure you top off the fluid and clean corrosion from the terminals and make sure the cables are tightly connected. When possible always park your car in the shade. These are good tips for those of us that lives in Texas.

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Classy Car And Classy Lady!

This woman is amazing.

THIS LADY IS AN INSPIRATION!

This 101 year old Michigan lady and her helper had her 1930 Packard on

display at the 2012 Glenmoor Gathering Councours Show near Canton, Ohio.

She stood and talked to all who came up to her. What a pleasant and peppy

lady!

Take notice in the video that she lays a shop rag on the running board to

step onto when she gets in and out of the car. After she is in the car, she

leans all the way down to the running board to get the rag. She is in great

physical shape for her age.


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Behind the Scenes of how the Tesla Model S Is Made – The Future Of The Car Industry

This is fascinating. It makes you realize why the other car companies are not able to compete.
Hey just a thought, what if one of the robots go out of the sequence – imagine the chaos.
That could make a funny video, imagine what would come out at the end of the line.

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Saving Tip For Today- 08/28/2013

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Hotel Upgrade

Never book a premium hotel room or luxury car – unless it’s a very special occasion and you are worried about availability. Instead, save money by reserving a standard room or car and then asking for a free upgrade upon arrival. You can even get on-site upgrades on discounted rooms.

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The Car Of The Future

The Elio Gets 84 Miles Per Gallon

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Sometimes Someone Sends You Something That So Makes Sense

My Friend sent me this today via Facebook and I thought to myself “How True” and that they are words for thought.

On the other hand I am so glad that I am still wishing to be thinner, have a new car, and of course more money. We can never have too much of that.

I have a dear friend that is fighting ovarian cancer at the moment and has been to ‘Hell and Back’. I believe she is going to make it but I am not sure that she does as she is now on her 3rd round of that poisonous Sh…. called Chemo. But she is crawling her way back and I believe her to be tougher than she thinks. 

Love you Cindy

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My friend Cindy

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One Week To A Healthier You!

We have spent many years, months, days, minutes abusing our bodies in many different ways. Getting healthy is not going to happen overnight or in a week but its a start.
If you try to change your lifestyle a week at a time, well who knows miracles do happen, you could get to like it, mainly because you are going to actually feel better.
I don’t believe you have to give up all the good things you enjoy, but if you start out with these few things each day, for a week , you may like the results.


Sunday – Go buy a pedometer. they are not expensive and any sports store will have them – If you are able to walk at least 3000 steps a day you are on your way to better fitness according to the American Heart association


Monday – Take the stairs. This is an amazing way to improve your fitness, especially if you find you are out of breath just climbing one set of stairs. Find as many stairs as you can, allow yourself a few extra minutes to get to work so that you are able to take your time and not be late for work.


Tuesday – At the desk all day? – Do a little stretching when you can. Raise your hands above your head, squeeze that buttocks and pull that tummy in, move your head from side to side. With your feet on the ground raise your heels, feel the calves tighten, point your toes and move your feet in a circle one way then the other. Helps keep the body toned and helps the circulation  in your legs


Wednesday – Park the car further away from your work place. Walk just that little extra, every little bit helps.


Thursday – Just because you are doing this extra exercise don’t even begin to think you can eat more. No No! Be very conscious of what you are eating. Great suggestion is –  Stay to the perimeter of the grocery store. All the fresh stuff is usually around the outside of the store, such as meat and vegetables. All the tempting ‘not so good for you’ food is in the middle. Eat natural when you can.


Friday – Ok its the end of the week and you should be feeling good about yourself and you may be going for dinner or a few drinks with your friends or partner. Relax, and do what you enjoy but just don’t overdo it. Maybe only have one glass of wine instead of two and don’t order any bread, maybe stick to a salad (be careful of the dressing you have) and steak and enjoy each bite and good conversation.


Saturday – Take the dog for a longer walk, he is going to love you for it. Maybe you could get that bicycle out of the garage and give it a dust off and go for a ride.

All of these suggestions are really easy to do and you will be amazed that you may have lost a little weight or you are just feeling that little bit better than normal. What ever the case may be, none of these things can hurt you.
Not only will you save on medical bills because of better health you will save on grocery bills, maybe parking bills and your dog will be healthier.

“If you don’t do different nothing will change”

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Tipsy Tow Available New Years Eve

You may ask what this is all about. According to HLN this morning some AAA clubs are offering a Tipsy Tow Program

This service will get you and your drunk friend plus your car home for FREE on New Years Eve. (I think a good tip might be the right thing to do)

The Tipsy Tow Hotline number is: 1-800-AAA-HELP (222-4357)

This service is not available everywhere so I suggest you ring this number now to see if it will be available in your area.

You do not have to be a member. You can not make the excuse that you did not have the cab fare.

To be on the safe side though it might be a good idea to have one of your friends that are accompanying you, be a non drinker then you know for sure have a ride home.

To get more information got to: Tipsy Tow

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