Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Do Not Stand Or Jump On This Throne

A friend who drums left some gear in the living room. The little X-stool with its safety precautions is meant to support a performer but also serves as an ideal leg rest or minimal coffee table. It's featherweight, the right size to hold a cafeteria-sized tray, and it folds flat with the push of a button. I could reupholster it in ten minutes with a staple gun and a nice piece of goods, but I accept the honest vinyl of the original covering -30-
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Produce Bags Save Lives

In Seattle's climate, the chill of a wet foot can easily bring on hypothermia. Wear wool socks when rain threatens. Even in relatively mild temperatures, a breeze can chill to the bone. Heavy rain and wind can feel colder than wearing canvas shoes in snow. 

Copy an English climber and tuck a pair of flimsy produce bags into the daily emergency kit to add an extra layer of thermal protection to your feet. There's no telling when an earthquake will knock out a local bridge -30- More after the jump.

Monday, October 24, 2016

A Hearth

Celebrate cold, dark, and rain by setting tea lights in glass snowballs or half-pint canning jars on a well-polished brass tray. It's the next best thing to sitting by a fire -30-
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