November 7, 2013 by Barry & Monique Zander · Comments Off 

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our E-mail Digest or RSS Feed. We will then send you the stories that are posted each day in an e-mail digest. We use a service called Feedburner for delivery of these emails. You will receive an e-mail from Feedburner after you subscribe and you must click on that email to activate your subscription. Thanks for visiting and enjoy all the information! RV.Net Blog AdminBy Barry Zander, Edited by Monique Zander, the Never-Bored RVers We were fortunate to have several highly experienced nurses among the travelers on our caravan trip to the Canadian Maritimes this summer, including Sarah from Seattle, who gave me good advice when I was having severe heartburn.  With that in mind, she forwarded this article, which I found very interesting.  Maybe if you read all the way through it, Sarah may save your life (and it’s not just for females).  At the end I have printed comments to previous blogs. Female Heart Attacks The Emergency Room nurse who wrote this, begins … I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I’ve ever read.  Women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have … you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in movies.  Here is the story of one woman’s experience with a heart attack. I had a heart attack at about 10:30 p.m. with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that... Read more

NASCAR RV Camper Killed by Carbon Monoxide

October 27, 2013 by · Comments Off 

Every RV needs to be equipped with a well functioning carbon monoxide detector like the Kidde KOSM-B ( Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that causes thousands of deaths each year in North America. Breathing in carbon monoxide is very dangerous. It is the leading cause of poisoning death in the United States. RV campers are especially vulnerable to carbon monoxide exposure. This is the LP gas detector installed in our Airstream. Since it’s over 10 years old, we’ll add one of the Kidde duel smoke / CO detectors to supplement this unit. (Click the pic for more info.) DEATH AT TALLADEGA Recently a carbon monoxide poisoning tragedy occurred in the RV camping area at NASCAR’s world famous Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. One man was killed, while his wife is in critical condition. The Talladega County Sheriff’s Department said the 46-year old man died at a campground outside the racetrack. He and his 38-year old wife were discovered one morning unresponsive by friends. The wife was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where she remained unconscious and in critical condition. Sadly, the poison managed to shut down many of her internal organs. Even if she survives this ordeal, it’s possible she has suffered irreparable brain and heart damage. What happened? Police said that carbon monoxide apparently leaked from the exhaust system of the family’s RV. The RV had a broken exhaust pipe on its generator, which was left running... Read more

Carbon Monoxide Reminder

November 2, 2009 by Mark Polk · 491 Comments 

Every year, around this time, I like to remind people about the dangers of carbon monoxide gas. Whether in your home or your RV, when you fire up the furnace and bring out the portable heaters to help stay warm, there is the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide gas is invisible, odorless, and deadly! It is produced by the partial combustion of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. This includes gasoline, propane, natural gas, oil, wood, & coal. It is extremely serious when combustion by-products are not vented outside. Carbon Monoxide is the number one cause of poisoning deaths each year. Let’s take a look at what we can do to prevent the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.   Read more  Read More →

What’s your RV Emergency Weather Plan?

July 27, 2009 by Mark Polk · 15 Comments 

I love the freedom of the open road. There is nothing like exploring the back roads in your RV. You can go where you want and when you want in your house on wheels, and because of this often times you find yourself at a new destination everyday. Something many RVers do not take into consideration with this freedom to roam is the weather conditions where you are traveling, or spending the night. RV’s are great, but they are not safe in severe weather, like lightning and thunderstorms with high winds, tornadoes and hurricanes. Read more  Read More →

VIDEO: How to Purify and Filter Water Safely

July 16, 2009 by Brian Brawdy · 3 Comments 

According to Scientists, 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, 3% of that water is considered freshwater and an even smaller degree of that freshwater is considered drinkable. With all the reports of late highlighting summertime heat waves across our country, and the focus of those reports being on the need for proper hydration, the ability to find fresh, drinkable water, either in an emergency situation, in the backcountry or as you travel on the open road is of utmost importance. Failure to properly hydrate is one of the 7 Sins of Summer Safety. In this video we are going to look at ways to make water, drinking water. __________ To learn more about Brian Brawdy and for more tips, news and commentary on emergency preparedness, outdoor exploration and survival, please visit  Read More →

Ticked off with Ticks part 2

June 15, 2009 by Gary Smith, Jr. · 6 Comments 

Last time, dear readers, we talked about how ticks attached themselves to you and were often a carrier of disease.  But I left you hanging about what to do about them.  Several Readers also mentioned that ticks have been found to carry diseases like Lyme disease, that are not as well known, these are called Babesiosis (a parasite disease of the blood) and Ehrlichiosis (a bacterial disease). Read more  Read More →

Swine Flu Originates in California?

May 2, 2009 by Brian Brawdy · 9 Comments 

THIS JUST IN. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, there is a growing body of evidence of a possible start of the Swine Flu in California, not Mexico. To that end, I am calling on Congress to order the immediate closing of the border with California. Additionally I demand that the states of Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon mobilize their respective National Guard Units to secure not only their borders with the Ground  Zero Swine Flu state but the stockpiles of TamiFlu as well while their respective health departments of each state should use all means necessary to distribute face masks to its 12,890,407 citizens. Read more  Read More →

Swine Flu H1N1, Face Masks and Duct Tape

April 29, 2009 by Brian Brawdy · 17 Comments 

In a follow-up to the 27 APR post entitled, Swine Flu (Influenza) and the Best Tip for Surviving Its Spread I am amazed at the large number of news outlets (national and local) showing or suggesting the use of these tiny blue surgical/face masks as a part of their Swine Flu reporting on defensive measures. I’m sure you’ve seen them over the last few days bracketed by terms like contamination, outbreak, pandemic or deadly influenza. They sure dig props. Remember how shortly after 9/11 everyone was encouraged to go purchase duct tape to protect themselves? Read more  Read More →

Swine Flu (Influenza) and the Best Tip for Surviving Its Spread

April 27, 2009 by Brian Brawdy · 5 Comments 

Spending as much time surviving outdoors as I do, you learn pretty quickly how to combat a list of natural ailments. Cryptosporidium (Crypto), Giardiasis (Giardia), West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease are just a few of the “critters” one has to deal with in the wild. Swine Flu is making the rounds of late via human transmission and the media. As a strain of Influenza, it is something to deal with but not panic over. Could it be the beginning of a pandemic? Perhaps. Remember, the word “Pandemic” simply means wide spread or even worldwide and does not directly indicate the strength of the Flu in question. Either way, there are some things you can do to protect yourself from contracting the Flu. The CDC is a great resource to check out. Read more  Read More →

Safe Pet Travel

April 27, 2009 by Tom James · 379 Comments 

Solvit Pet Vehicle Safety Harness participated in an event over the weekend in Winston-Salem, NC called “Art Unleashed,” which was sponsored by the Forsyth County Humane Society. Musical entertainment, dog contests, delicious refreshments, business and art vendors, and a dog walk around Hanes Park were all part of the festivities. Read more  Read More →

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