That’s a cool idea. Does the paracord stay tied? I hadn’t thought to use it for that purpose, but I’m into it now.
Wow, I’d heard the “limey” expression before in movies but had no idea it was tied to scurvy. Thanks for that!
Nailed it. Parents should leap on any chance to get their kids to vocalize the world around them. Even if it’s the scary stuff. It emboldens them because they get experience early on talking things out. There was some research back in the late 2000s about how kids need to hear a certain number of words everyday in order to develop fully during their first few years. I think it was 30,000. I don’t know if that was proven or not, but it stuck with me. And the alternatives in the image are a lot better for conversations than just yelling every time children encounter something outdoors.
I found this link since it’s on my mind now:
I looked up the chemical. Did you know it’s also called Portlandite? I don’t know the city well enough to know if that’s a dig at them or not 🙂
But the stuff sounds versatile. For me, the problem would be getting a supply of eggs that haven’t been washed or prepped for sale. Because then you could buy a mountain of the cheap ones at the store and jar them all. I don’t have any friends with chickens.
I’ll add one that I only heard about recently. Scurvy was a disease that sailors got back when crews would spend months and months at sea. It killed more people than the Civil War which is insane. And it basically boiled down to not getting enough vitamin C.
They tried a bunch of different remedies on the ships but people were still dying. Some people noticed that fruit worked against it. Lemons and orange have a ton of vitamin C and the people who ate those ended up not getting it. Hard to keep those on a ship for months, but it worked.
Here’s a good overview: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-37320399
I don’t think they figured it all out immediately but eventually it stopped killing sailors. I didn’t know the part about rats making their own vitamin C. That’s crazy.
Genuinely had no idea. Thanks for the tip! I definitely recognize the AVG name.
I’m glad you mentioned meditation. I’ve been using an app called Calm off and on for a while and it’s really helpful. I don’t know a ton about meditation and I’m okay with that. I just recognize that it helps me when a massage or some other, more common?, sort of escape isn’t in the cards now.
You’re right about the bailout money thing. I don’t know if the bigger companies will face any kind of reckoning over that or not. I kinda think not. A few of them gave the money back, like Ruths Chris steakhouse but most of them, no chance.
The biggest lesson so far for me has been how shaky our foundations are. I mean the US. I would never have expected this level of impact? Is that the right word? Like the unemployment numbers. And it’s not just old companies going out of business like Jcpenney. It’s Uber and Airbnb too. I thought the country was more shockproof than it looks like it is.
I used Kapersky on my Samsung because I recognized the name. It’s fine. I think a lot of what it shows you can be found via the phone itself but at least it puts everything in one place. And it’s free.
Paying off cards. I put a bunch on them when all this started. I actually read somewhere that the credit card companies might take off some people’s debt but I doubt it now. They delayed my student loan payments so I was happy about that. Why can’t they do the same for cards?
Good point about finger-prick tests being the lowest barrier to entry, thus is the path “profit maximizers” would take.
The watch idea is a good one. When do you feel most limited by the Clipper?