Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Most Heavily Armed States

Just some worthless information but I find numbers fascinating sometimes, like the amount of legal and documented guns we citizens admit to owning! Who can guess as to how many undocumented, under the radar private sales there are.

Here’s a list of the 50 states from the least to the most number of legal guns in each:

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Six Bears got shipwrecked!

A sad day for a fellow blogger http://sixbearsinthewoods.blogspot.com/ He lives in the extreme Northeast corner of the USA, almost Canada and he, his wife and their dog come down here to Florida and sail the coast and islands all winter long while escaping the nasty cold at home.

This winter would have been special because they just purchased a new sail boat (new to them) and were really looking forward to all the extra room and comfort they now have while sailing the coast and islands.

Normally, it’s always a good time for them until the other day when making a night time passage between islands from the open water Gulf into the Intracoastal Waterway. They were seeking a good anchorage and protection from the heavy winds they were in most of the afternoon.

Then it happened, the fear all sail boaters have, the charts call out the waters depth at 17 feet but the reality was a lot less. This time for Six Bears it was so shallow he grounded the boat hard and was stuck grounded until the morning when a tow company could try and get it off. Sadly after the night of waves bashing the grounded boat it gave up and the boat sank.

The only good news is all are OK.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cole Slaw Recipe

“Chick-Fil-A” recipe:
They discontinued serving their Cole Slaw and so many people liked it they asked for the recipe and Chick-Fil-A published it. I’ve made it several times, it is very good. Worth the effort to make it some time.

Ingredients: Makes 6-8 servings
4 tsp white vinegar
¼ cup sugar
¼ tsp dry mustard
1 cup Mayonnaise
2-10oz bags of shredded cabbage (chopped)
¼ cup carrots small diced

Whisk vinegar, sugar, mustard and salt together until sugar is dissolved.
Add Mayo and whisk to mix.
Add Cabbage and Carrots, mix to combine.
Refrigerate for 2 hours then serve.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

‘Rogue Wave’ an Ultra Small WiFi Access System

For Boat Cruisers, RV’rs, Bug Out communications or people who just want to save money by dumping their Internet connection and use free WiFi then this ‘Rogue Wave’ WiFi product may be for you.

Now, I’m no internet or electronic expert but where I live there are numerous WiFi signals 2-3 miles across the water from me that I could be connected to if I just had a signal amplifier to make a strong connection. The range of the ‘Rogue Wave’ is up to 7 miles with 5 miles common.

Currently, I pay $52 a month for a DSL connection but with a strong WiFi connection I could cancel that service and save the money. This ‘Rogue Wave’ is not cheap at around $400.00 but in about 8 months it would pay for itself! I intend to look deeper into this and will let you know what I find out and how it works for me.

Information you can search:

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By V. WELCH on July 8, 2015
Finally! WiFi in Our RV! I can't tell you how excited I am to have this device.

Received it this afternoon and installed it and set it up (attached it to rear ladder of the motor home) in about 45 minutes. Finally, finally, we have decent WiFi in the RV.

If you're an RVer, you know that most RV parks have lousy WiFi--not enough routers and not enough bandwidth. My husband and I work from the road: we have to have reliable WiFi. Until today we've had to content ourselves with an expensive backup plan, the Verizon Jetpack. We've been purchasing more and more data since we got on the road 5 weeks ago. We can blow through our $150 monthly data plan in just 3 days--we've done it twice.

And now the Rogue Wave. I am working here at the galley table with five glorious bars of wonderful, wonderful secure WiFi--the manufacturer provides a unique password for each device. I can surf, send e-mails, and backup my files to the cloud instantly. Oh I love this device! The frustration of having unreliable WiFi the past 5 weeks is now over. Thank you, Rogue Wave!

Staying connected to the internet is important these days, and most cruising sailors have exactly the same needs as their land locked brothers.  We all want web access and email, and then there are Facebook & Twitter, online shopping, video downloads, chart updates etc etc.

Some years back we wrote about a simple hi-power Wi-Fi transceiver that worked well onboard Crystal Blues, but things have now changed.

There is a new kid on the block - the Rogue Wave from Wave WiFi - and it is a significant improvement over previous technologies for those who live on boats (or RV's, camper vans, etc).  We learned about the unit on the great Panbo website, but have only recently purchased and installed, once we had committed to leaving Singapore.

Using this thing is a revolution - imagine turning on the wi-fi connection and finding more than 50 hotspots to chose from (thats not going to happen everywhere, but you get my drift ...).  Or imagine connecting reliably to your favourite hotspot from more than 3 kilometres away ....while the boat is swinging at anchor, with no fancy directional antennas or complexity. Finally, think about one transceiver providing internet to all your on-board devices - from notebook PC's to iPads, smart phones and internet TV's. That's the promise, and (mostly) the reality delivered by the Rogue Wave.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

It's Still the Demography, Stupid

This is a good article on replacement births. Some of you may have already read this. It is a very good prognostication of what is going to happen in our Grandchildren's lifetime unless steps are taken now to prevent this calamity.


How do you prepare for this??