Friday, May 27, 2011

Tips to make your Memorial Day weekend and the rest of the Summer more enjoyable.

Bounce This Along
Mail carriers have said that the U.S. Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away.

Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer. Use it when you are working outside. It really works. The insects just veer around you.

All this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer!

It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.

Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.

It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened too often.

It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.

Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.

Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

To freshen the air in your home, place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.

9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew.

Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

To freshen the air in your car, place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.

Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.

Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the lose hairs.

16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.

Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.

Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.

Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.

Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe lovebugs off easily with the wet Bounce. 

Santa Jim Pollard

Friday, May 20, 2011

Heart Rate Monitor for Training

Heart Rate Monitor for Training

Heart rate monitors usually come in two: the two-part heart rate monitor and the strapless heart rate monitor. The strapless heart rate monitor requires no strap to wear around the chest which in turn would provide more relaxed and comfortable feel during training. It uses only the wrist-worn device that reads the electronic signal released by the heart through the fingers pressed on the device for a given length of time.

The two-part heart rate monitor on the other hand is composed of the strap and the wrist unit. The belt strap reads the heart rate measurement and acts as a transmitter. The wrist unit serves as the receiver and displays the data sent by the transmitter.

The belt strap heart rate monitor and the strapless heart rate monitor can be used during training. Both have similarities but both present advantages and disadvantages.

The belt strap heart rate monitor and the strapless heart rate monitor both can accurately provide the user with accurate heart rate measurement which is impossible with manual method.

The main advantage of the belt strap heart rate monitor on training is that the user can have an instant access on the status of the heart anytime he/she wishes to. It provides a continuous reading on the status of the heart which is very reliable during long training duration. Higher end belt strap heart rate monitors can be computer compatible or contain high memory storage capacity that equates to larger room to save data for several days of training. Its main disadvantage on the other hand could be the inconvenience the strap provides on the user. Since most of this type is designed for male users, women who wish to have the strap belt heart rate monitor during training can have difficulty fitting the right size for them.

For the strapless heart rate monitor, the main advantage it presents is the convenience of wearing only the wrist unit. There is no need to wear the strap with transmitter. However this might not be very appealing to those who would like to have an access of their heart rate whenever they demand to. The strapless heart rate monitor might not be good for training for it interrupts the continuity. This is because to be able to have a heart rate reading, the user still has to place 2 fingers on the device for seconds. But for people who are unmindful of the destruction it creates, the strapless heart rate monitor is good for training.

Whichever the trainer uses, heart rate monitors of any kind are great tool to get the right heart rate measurement all the time.

Jim Pollard

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cardiosport Heart Rate Monitor

Since 1976, Cardiosport has been the trusted name in heart rate monitoring devices. The company makes accurate, functional, stylish, and comfortable heart rate monitoring devices which rank them as a the top player in the industry.


With the use of low frequency transmission system and coded feature, Cardoisport heart rate monitors allow user to use the device within proximity with other heart rate monitor devices without the possibility of cross talking. This makes Cardiosport heart rate monitors to present accurate data. To simply put it, the transmitter would send signal directly to the receiver then the receiver translates it to readable data without the risk of receiving other signals from other heart rate monitors.


Most Cardiosport heart rate monitors are packed with functional features needed for a total fitness and exercise companion. Features include stop watch between 10 to 100 hours (depending on the model), countdown timer, time control, heart rate training control, energy control, memory samples, lap time memory, EL screen light, ECG accurate heart rate, time in below and above target zone, interval timer, split time memory, changeable transmitter battery, time of day, calendar and alarm. Advanced features include computer compatibility, graphical display, dot matrix display, and PC interface.

In spite of all these features pilled into one small device, Cardiosport heart rate monitor is very easy to use. The device only shows what is needed on a particular exercise. And with an easy touch in the button, it would display other functions.


Cardiosport heart rate monitor never compromises style. Although it might seem hard to packed all the features inside one small device, Cardiosport has not neglected the need for stylish heart rate monitors. The wrist worn receiver typically looks like a sport watch. And the difference would not be recognized unless it is used.


Cardiosport heart rate monitor’s strap is made from soft fabric that would not interfere with the exercise. Other heart rate monitors might be uncomfortable and may tend to be improperly worn. Cardiosport heart rate monitor assures user to have a great exercise without worrying about the comfort of the chest strap.

Each Cardiosport heart rate monitor model is designed to be the perfect exercise companion of ever trainer, athlete, and fitness conscious individuals. And with the use of this device, it is much easier to track progress each time the user rides a bike, run at the treadmill, lift some weights, or simply walk around the block.

Jim Pollard 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Upcoming National Level Earthquake Exercise 2011

Upcoming National Level Earthquake Exercise 2011

As discussed in the recent 2011 KOIN Workshop, Kentucky will be participating in the National Level Exercise 2011 on May 16-20, 2011. This is a large, multi-state functional earthquake exercise. The scenario involves a 7.7 magnitude earthquake striking along the New Madrid fault in the western part of the state. Major areas affected will include Owensboro to the north, Christian County to the south and west to Paducah. The main objective of the exercise is to prepare for and coordinate a multi-jurisdictional response to a major earthquake in the central U.S. region of the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The exercise will involve government officials at the federal, state, local and tribal levels, private sector members and the general public. The exercise play will be based on the earthquake striking in mid-winter February. After it strikes, there will be no power, communications, roads will be severely damaged and widespread flooding will occur. There will also be a major loss of infrastructure in the affected areas and limited space at shelters. A breakdown of the week-long exercise includes: Day 1 (May 16) - Communications, Day 2 (May 17) - Life saving/search and rescue, Day 3 (May 18) - Mass care/medical evacuations, Day 4 (May 19) - Sustainment/restoration operations, Day 5 (May 20) - After action review. For more information on the exercise,please go to