Okay, if you are still around to read this and not vaporized particles of irradiated matter after the Mideast went nuclear, it is Monday ( I’m posting this at lunch on Friday The 13th-WITH a full moon to really stir things up ). I have a vacation day today so this is all you get, a single pathetic sad little post. No comments will be answered. I really needed this extra day off, as last week had three full blown Mondays. Normally that kind of abuse is reserved for the Dreaded Watermelon Season ( where we get rinds [ long story ] in the hundreds of pounds and/or nasty imploded rotted genetically modified fruit that turns into a sodden mold ), or Christmas Season when for two and a half to three months the entire town of Yuppies buy off their ill gotten gain loot guilt with extra donations. Yes, this is technically Watermelon Season but this year the store was bought out by yet another corporation and they went heavily into other type fruit bowls so the emphasis has broadened. Produce season, which started in an unforgivable last week in February, still sucks but it ain’t anywhere near as bad as melon season except the occasional odd day ( so I guess it should be Watermelon Day rather than Season ). Or, Season Of Days. Yes, you WILL get this kind of long winded justification every time I take a vacation day. Get used to it.
Okay, so the Mideast is warming up. The locals are re-conquering the place a lot quicker than we ever managed to subdue it in the first place. Iran wants to send troops in. I lose track of which country is Sunni and which is Shitte, and so who is backing who. I don’t have enough information to write an article about it, so you get a warmed over pasty pathetic topic instead. Hydration. As you all remember when I first switched over to this new and improved blog, I got a week long bad headache, totally out of character for me. I started drinking water on a serious basis to try to help knock it out. That didn’t work, but I find my health improved after this continued process. Before, most of my liquids were in coffee form, then Gatorade or flavored waters in seltzer form or other equally barely healthy forms. I only seriously drank water through the summer- and even then it probably wasn’t enough. But since I am forcing myself to drink more than my body is calling for ( drink one half ounce per pound of body weight. I round up my weight to an even 200 and hence drink a minimum of 100 ounces a day ), I notice I’m feeling a lot better. What I thought was my body rebelling in middle age, the frequent urination at less than full volume-the twice nightly waking up to pee, was just dehydration. By chugging a quarter of my ration prior to drinking coffee in the morning I no longer feel poorly after drinking too much of the black elixir. When I drink most of my water prior to noon, I just have to sip some thereafter and I feel well hydrated even through the hot afternoons. Plus, that almost eliminates the nightly wake-ups ( and when I do get up, I pee normally rather than at a trickle ). As usually, I had to reinvent common sense in order to believe it rather than listening to others.
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WHAT? A day off. Do you think this is frikkin summer camp?!?! This is the apocalypse!!!ReplyDelete
Glad to hear that water is fixing your ills. It's amazing how common sense can solve more problems than doctors.
Any new updates on the outlaws? Still trying to work the system or are they adjusting to the new reality? What do they do all day with no electricity? How have they solved the lack of water and no toilet? Are they willing to give you a car ride so you can do a stock up run? Inquiring minds want to know.
Their car is a death trap and a ticket magnet- I'd never accept a ride just so they don't think I owe them, anyway. No need for electric all day when you just use your cell phone for games and Net. They won't solve anything but just go along with whats easiest. Still worthless.Delete
Shift in water topics- do you still have the trench you dug for the passive geothermal cooling? I was curious if you ever lined that to store water or not, and whether or not that was working.ReplyDelete
The trench, because it is very easy to dig out compared to my normal concrete dirt, is home to buckets of wheat ( I can stack two buckets high )Delete
Where do you get your water these days?ReplyDelete
Still at work. Literally a dozen new wells put in the area in the last year- sonsabitches will drain the aquafer if it kills them. No sense in paying for a near future dry hole. Post-apoc water- river one mile away.Delete
Really! Mr.Rawles? You claim to have been a military secret agent and in your poor mans Elko bike riding hate cars blog. (even though you "rent" a car 5 times a month) Claim to be a poor fat white boy working for a donation center.ReplyDelete
WATER? Anyone who has ever been in the military and had to workout or picked up a set of dumb bells or ran or rode a bike knows and has been TRAINED to drink straight WATER WATER, WATER! HYDRATE!
Who are you really?
Kent, this is god. Stop touching yourself.Delete
And if you need that much pure water now, how much more will one need during and post crash? If you have a gun and ammo but no water filter system, sell them and get the water filter, and some sort of rainwater collection setup! Sorry just a pet peeve. I lived in the desert south of where Lord Bison is now and I always had 50+ ounces of water conveniently at hand for sipping during the day- kept me from having to pee too much as I would sweat it all away during a dry day. In more humid climates I can get by only filling a 40 ounce cup twice a day, in the desert 3-4 times for a 50 ounce super mug was better.ReplyDelete
Huh? blogger must have ate the comment the first time? Well, here it is again:ReplyDelete
I was listening to the late night radio program, coast to coast am one evening, and there was a guest speaker, speaking on the therapeutic benefits of water.
He made mention that by adding a 1/4 teaspoon of natural, unprocessed, sea salt to the gallon, that the benefits are amazing. His reasons were based on the beneficial minerals contained within the sea salt.
Makes sense, but I've also heard sea salt is a scam. Don't know myselfDelete