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Thoughts While Waiting On My Jeep Maintenance– some free audio

I’m wrapping up Valentines Day (Time Patrol),  which takes a nice zig-zag in the series, but I don’t want to give away too many spoilers. I’ll have it out next month. My web site is being completely redesigned and hope to have it live next week.

I’ve also put together a Readers Guide with all my books, in order, with some author notes, and all links. That will be out shortly. Talk about tedious. With around 70 titles or so, multiple platforms, etc. I had to do every single link by hand. I’m having someone else who is better at tedious check my work today. ‘m not good at tedious and detail work, which my wife will be glad to tell you about.

She came home from the food store yesterday and had me unpack the bags because she knew if she did it, I would have no idea what she bought, nor would I look. I’d simply starve. Well, not exactly. I do have my Soylent. Which is not a great name for a product, but it supposedly contains everything you need to live. A drink that looks pretty nasty, but doesn’t taste too bad. Drink a cup of that and eat a banana and your system will be cleansed. Full disclosure– Deb would say ignore me on the Soylent.

Anyone ever put an ipad or ipad mini in their dash? All I’ve got a GPS in the Jeep is my small iPhone which, while worth the same as my health insurance, is really hard to see.

My wife, who is smarter than I, came up with an idea for a new book. From Gus’s point of view. I kind of like the idea. Especially given the fact the cartoon on the right is true. Anything about Cool Gus gets a lot more hits on social media than I do.  Actually it would be a series of short stories that Gus would tell. More to come.

Nine-Eleven is now live on audiobook here. I’ve got around 10 free download codes for it so I’ll go with the first ten who email me for those. But you do know you can get it for free if you don’t have an Audible account just by signing up for one for free? Then if you don’t want to pay anything, just cancel the account?  It’s a thought.

Deb and I are also looking for a new, funny, TV series. We do Big Bang and Modern Family. We watch Santa Clarita Diet’s season and that was different. We’re thinking of going back and re-binging something like Frasier. But anything new? Any suggestions? 

FREE Apps you need to download now for First Aid, Maps, Emergencies and Disaster Readiness

These are apps that I consolidated while researching Prepare Now-Survive Later. Many are useful in day to day living. Some could be life saving.

First Aid Apps

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-11-15-01-amFirst Aid (Red Cross): Accidents happen. The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday first aid scenarios. Fully integrated with 9-1-1 so you can call EMS from the app at any time. Videos and animations make learning first aid fun and easy. Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection.

Red Cross First Aid (Apple):  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/first-aid-by-american-red/id529160691?mt=8

Red Cross First Aid (Android):  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.fa&hl=en

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-11-16-31-amiTriage. iTriage is a free app that puts you at the center of your healthcare—anywhere, anytime. Search for health answers with iTriage Health, Doctor, Symptom & Healthcare Search app. Find medications, diseases, and medical locations.

iTriage (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itriage-symptom-checker/id304696939

iTriage (Android) : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.healthagen.iTriage

CPR and Choking. Has video demonstration and audio instructions that you can quickly access. The first screen is two large buttons where you pick either CPR or Choking. Then you get the choice of adult/child/infant. Once you hit that, the video begins to play.

CPR and Choking (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/app/cpr-choking/id314907949

CPR and Choking (Android):  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.learncpr.videoapp

Map Apps

road-idRoad ID eCrumb for Apple and Android. This is one I use when off by myself running, biking or hiking. It’s a way of alerting people if something happens to me and I stop moving past a certain period of time. The all new Road ID App is a great tool for runners, cyclists, hikers, walkers and basically anyone not glued to their couch. With amazing features like eCrumb Tracking, a Stationary Alert, and a custom Lock Screen creator, the Road ID App is your perfect training partner. With the ability to track your workouts in real time, your friends and family can stay better connected whenever you head outdoors…delivering peace of mind like never before. Road ID eCrumb: https://www.roadid.com/ecrumbs

Compass. Your iPhone should already have a compass app on it. An interesting tidbit for Apple Compass: it has a second page that is essentially a level and gives you accurate readings on inclines.

Compass (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gn.android.compass&hl=en

Google Earth (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-earth/id293622097

Google Earth (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.earth

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p style=”text-align: center;”>Key Emergency and Disaster Information Apps 

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-11-18-08-amFamily Locator Android: GPS Tracker for Android. Family Locator simplifies life in the digital world by making it easy to stay connected to the people who matter most. With Life360 you can create your own groups, called “Circles,” of loved ones, friends, teammates — whoever matters most and chat with them in Family Locator for FREE. View the real-time location of Circle Members on a private family map that’s only visible on Family Locator. Receive real-time alerts when Circle Members arrive at or leave destinations (Eliminate disruptive “Where are you?” texts) Track stolen phones or lost phones.

Family locator Android:   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.life360.android.safetymapd

Emergency Alert System for Apple: Alert, track and notify loved ones as well as 911 in an emergency situation. Silent Beacon provides you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you and your loved ones are able to instantly connect. The emergency alert system for the digital age.

Emergency Alert System for Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/silent-beacon-emergency-alert/id933730960?mt=8

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-11-25-50-amRed Cross Hurricane App. Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.

Red Cross hurricane app (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hurricane-by-american-red/id545689128?mt=8

Red Cross hurricane app (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.hfa&hl=en

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-11-26-33-amEarthquake Alert Android: See Magnitude 1.0+ from the U.S. and Magnitude 4.5+ earthquakes from all over the World.

Earthquake alert (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joshclemm.android.quake&hl=en

Quake Free for Apple: QuakeFeed is the #1 Earthquake App for iOS. Quick and very easy to use. Nearby Alerts for earthquakes near you: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quakefeed-earthquake-map-alerts/id403037266?mt=8

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-11-27-39-amWeatherbug: Get real-time weather conditions, forecasts, and accurate & animated weather maps for all the locations you care about. Plus, get the fastest alerts to severe weather including all NWS and NOAA watches and warnings.

Weatherbug (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/app/weatherbug-forecasts-radar/id281940292

Weatherbug (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aws.android

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-11-28-28-amDisaster Alert is a free download providing mobile access to multi-hazard monitoring of and early warning for “Active Hazards” around the globe. Additional information and reports about hazards can be viewed and shared.

Disaster Alert (Apple):  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disaster-alert-pacific-disaster/id381289235

Disaster Alert (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=disasterAlert.PDC

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-11-29-19-amFEMA: The FEMA app is your one-stop-shop with tools and tips to keep you safe before, during, and after disasters. Stay updated with weather-related alerts from the U.S. National Weather Service. Upload and share your disaster photos to help out emergency managers. Save a custom list of the items in your family’s emergency kit, as well as the places you will meet in case of an emergency. Get tips on what to do before, during, and after over 20 types of disasters. And locate open shelters and where to talk to FEMA in person at Disaster Recovery Centers.

FEMA (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fema/id474807486

FEMA (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.fema.mobile.android

Flashlight.  Flashlight (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flashlight-o/id381471023

Flashlight (Android):  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ihandysoft.ledflashlight.mini

 Don’t just download them and ignore them. Take a moment to activate every one. Place the First Aid ones where you can easily find them in a medical emergency.

I hope you’ve found this useful. There will be more blogs coming on how to Prepare.

Here’s a link to my most popular blog in this matter: The Grab-n-Go Bag.

Survival HQ at BobMayer.com

Okay, for real today: Ides of March (Time Patrol) is free.

My screw up yesterday– posting when it wasn’t free. But it is.  HERE.

As a bonus here’s a link to FREE short stories from all the Time Patrol books: http://coolgus.com/quickreads.html

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