Today on ‘Ask Cahlen’ I’ll be answering the question, “Are Vaccines Safe and Effective?”
There’s a lot of controversy concerning the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. The polarization around this issue is extreme, with one side believing vaccines are completely safe and represent humanity’s greatest medical achievement, while the other side claims they are only marginally effective and carry with them extreme risks for autism, neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.
Let’s begin an exploration of the potential issues by first discussing what vaccines are, how they work, and the common ingredients.
On this episode of Wizard Gear I’ll be showing you the Kukri known as the Vakra from Zombie Tools.
When living out in the wilderness, it’s important to bring tools which have as much utility as possible while taking up a minimal amount of space and weighing as little as possible. The Kukri is the traditional weapon of the Gurkhas of Nepal, and replaces both a machete and camp axe.
Today on Ask Cahlen I’ll be answering the question, “What is Open Source Software?”
Open Source Software are applications you can run on your PC or Smartphone which make their code available to the public. This allows you to verify they are secure and to modify them to suit your needs. In most cases they are also free to use!
Today on Ask Cahlen I will be answering the question, “Will I find my soulmate?”
A soulmate is generally thought of as someone we incarnated into this life with and with whom we are destined to enter into a life-long intimate relationship. While I suspect soulmates exist, I think it is better to think of these things in terms of an ideal partner so as not to invoke thoughts of destiny which tend to corrupt our decision making.
On the episode of Wizard Gear I’ll be showing you one of the most important tools I keep with me at all times – The Boruit Tactical Flashlight.
This hardy flashlight is compact, waterproof and recharges through USB. This means I can keep it in my pants pocket at all times, even during heavy rain, and when it starts to run low I can recharge it using my folding USB solar panel. It has multiple brightness settings up to 1200 lumens. It also has different colored light modes, and various flashing modes for emergency situations.
Of all tools I keep on me while trekking and living in the wilds, the Leatherman Wave multi-tool is the last one I would give up. It serves so many purposes that I use it multiple times a day, and feel naked without it.
One of the downsides of having Tubeless Fat Tires is that it’s nearly impossible to re-inflate them if you get a flat on the side of the road, but it seems a bit of Rubber Cement can solve that problem.