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Small Savings – Big Fortune

  1. Suspend your gym membership – Going away for more than a month or so or decide to do your exercise outside in the summer (Not a good idea if you live in Texas) or the move even temperatures in your area. You can save from $38 to $60 a month.

2. You like an expensive brand of clothing – Go to Poshmark.com or similar sites for top grade second-hand clothes. Example a summer dress from SOMA retails for $60 was recently available for $18 plus shipping. Two or three purchases could save you up to $100.

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Gift Idea Wednesday – 09/16/2015

If you have teenage daughters or Granddaughters as I have, I think they would love these outfits. As a Christmas Gift comes to mind.
You may think it is months away but as you know time fly’s.

Just click on the article to go the site

These products including the jewelry are at a ridiculously low price. But as I have said before the clothing size is small so make sure you take a look at the size chart which is usually at the bottom of the page of the article you are looking at. Take your measurements and compare with the sizes shown (Do not take any notice of the s – m – L – Xl or 2XL as they do not compare with the USA sizes, so get that tape measure out)

Click on picture to go to site

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There are heaps of great looking jewelry on this site also. Once again just click on the piece of jewelry below and it will take you to the site.

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Survive crisis No 4

The pilot announces that your plane must make an emergency  landing
(My worst fear)

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You always assume that if a plane goes down everyone dies. Not always the case. A good example is the landing of flight 1549 piloted by Captain Chesley Sullenberger in the Hudson river in 2009. All crew and passengers escaped alive.

 

Here are some things to think about before you book your ticket for a flight.

a. In 2007 Popular mechanic’s published an analysis of 36 years worth of airline seating charts and 20 accidents back to 1971. Passengers sitting behind the wings had a 69 percent survival rate in an accident. Those sitting over or in front of the wings have a 56 percent survival while in first class only 49%.
(I have always observed that in most plane accidents the tail is sticking up off the ground and mostly in reasonable condition so I assumed you had a better chance of survival if you were in the back). So the plane maybe a little bumpy back there but if you are traveling coach it may be a good idea to book a seat at the back. First Class well you would assume you would go head first into the ground. Die in style.

b. Not everyone including myself always listens to the emergency instructions at the beginning of the flight. Air New Zealand have a great video for this and use humor to attract your attention to the emergency instructions.
Anyway identify your nearest emergency exit before you take off. Count the number of rows ahead and behind to the nearest Exit. The reason for this is that it may be dark or smoky and unable to see and have to feel your way out of the plane.

c. Dress in practical easy to move clothing and shoes. Wear long pants, long sleeves and athletic shoes for best mobility. If you have to run from a burning plane across a muddy field you will find heels, clogs or flip-flops totally impractical.

d. If possible stow your carry on under the seat in front of you.
Your carry on in this position will protect your legs.
Rest your forehead on the seat in front of you and let your arms hang loose. This way your head will have minimum movement on impact.

e. Listen closely to the instructions from the Flight attendant. Do not question it is no time to argue. Follow those instructions to the letter

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Survive Crisis No 3

Extreme situations always sound crazy – until you’re in one.”

 

Heatstroke

 

 

Driving in remote places in triple digit temperatures and your car breaks down.

Apparently a person can survive up to 48 hours in a hot climate without water. The secret is limiting evaporation. Covering up with clothing helps hold the body moisture. Don’t be exposing the skin with skimpy tops and shorts.

a. If you know you will be traveling in hot harsh conditions carry at least 2 gallons of water per person  per day as well as some salty snacks to replace the salt you may lose during sweating.  I have a friend that always carry’s a two gallon container in her car where ever she goes as you never know when you may get caught in a traffic jam in very hot conditions on the highway where there is no where to get off the road.

A golf umbrella in the trunk is also a good idea for instant shade. If you are hiking let someone know where you are going and for how long.

 

b. Check your tires – Check them before you leave to make sure they are at the right pressure. If the air is 100 degrees, the pavement can be between 180 and 200 degrees. Blowouts are common.

 

c. Stay with your vehicle – Your car is your survival kit. It is easier to spot a car than a person from above. The car also provides shelter and shade and you can always use the horn and lights for signaling . Keep the doors open for ventilation and lift te hood of the car so someone can see your are in strife.

 

d. Get off the ground – The ground will be extremely hot. If you have to be outside in the heat use a chair if you have one in the trunk or use one of the seats.

Survival at 120 Above

 

 

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