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Thinking about giving the Power Air Fryer Oven a try? Before you spend your money, read my review first!
Hi there! My name is Jessica P. – I’m a happily married mother with 2 kids, and I’m keeping the the work-at-home lifestyle alive.I work as an IT consultant for a firm, but when there’s no major issues for me to come in for, they allow me to work remotely. Doing so has given me plenty of free time to cultivate various skills – including cooking (which I used to HATE!)
I don’t need to go into too many details, but I’ll say that I wasn’t too open to the idea of becoming what I thought would be a “stay at home mom” in the early stages of our relationship.
In fact, for a while there, it was a point of contention between me and my husband for quite a bit. We would get into arguments about it and exchanged many heated words over the idea. I didn’t want to become some retro-housewife.
But eventually, I managed to start finding fun in little things around the house, which opened me up to the idea, until gradually I told my Husband I would do it, so we could save money on day-cares with me taking care of our kids at home myself.
And one of those passions, without a doubt, was COOKING! Frying, baking, glazing, marinating – you name it, I did it. Initially I was just cooking things I knew, and well, there’s not too much excitement to be had there. But once I started actively seeking out new recipes, and making a game of trying to improve my cooking, the passion blossomed.
After a while, I started noticing a new problem. The food I was making was still great, but it was my kitchen tools that were starting disappoint me. I started replacing my knives with sharper sets, investing in better pans and pots, and finally turned my eyes towards my fryer.
The old bucket of bolts wasn’t doing it for me. I needed something better and newer. So I turned to Google :).
Ok, so that’s enough about me and my history, I promise. Now it’s time to talk purely on my thoughts and opinions about this little kitchen tool, the Power AIr Oven Fryer.
So, you’re probably wondering if the Power Air Oven Fryer with Professional Dehydrator worth buying?
It is a lot of money for a kitchen tool after all (especially if you’re on a budget like me). I mean I paid $169.99 USD for it, which in my opinion is a lot of money for anything.
Yeah yeah, but is it worth the money?
There wasn’t many customer reviews other than the ones here on Amazon.com , most of them are positive but there seemed to be a lot of people who received their fryer oven and had some cheap parts somehow.
Other review sites that I looked up gave very little information and just tried to sell it to me, which was a little annoying! I wanted info pages, not sales pages.
FYI – If you start your “review” with a promotional image talking bout “special deals” – I can tell you’re just trying to SELL it to me! Jeez people!
It was hard to find answers to questions I had about it – which is always frustrating. I spent hours doing my research (I always research before buying anything online.)
I found it hard to find simple things like:
How accurate are the preset cooking times? (Most are favorable, but if you like things crispy you’ll want to add 2-4 more minutes of cooking time)
How noisy is it? (the rotating basket is a little noisy but not that bad)
It took me a while just to dig up those answers. I will try and answer more questions you may have below so it’s easier for you, so keep reading…
After reading a few of the Amazon reviews and making sure I had enough room for it on my counter, I decided to buy one from Amazon, since they’re the cheapest price I could find.
2 days later (Amazon Prime + Ordering in the morning) it arrived and I set it up in my kitchen.
I must say that it comes with a manual – but the instructions/buttons are pretty easy to understand. WIthin 5 minutes I was ready to get cooking.
Also, favorably – it doesn’t take up a whole lot of room in your kitchen. A lot less than I expected, even. You can easily slide it into the corner of your counter, or if you have cupboard space, you can even store it in there.
After setting it up, I had a quick go to test it out.
What else could I start with but a household favorite? French Fries!
At first, I didn’t know what to expect, but as one reviewer on Amazon said – all I had to do was load the rotisserie basket with fries and press two buttons. Then it was time to wait.
One thing I will say – the fryer gets VERY hot while it’s cooking. You need to be careful when you take out what you’re cooking, and definitely don’t leave anything on top of or nearby the machine.
As high-tech as it looks, it’s still very much a fryer.
Anyway, a few minutes later the smell of cooking fries filled the air. My kids started making some noise. They were excited, and so was I.
Time to get serious…
I’m more of a visual learner so I watched a Youtube video while waiting for my fries, just so I would get an idea of what sort of foods could be cooked.
Chicken, Fries, Sausages, Bacon – etc. It sort of reminds me of those little food displays you see in movie theatres or carnivals – and I don’t mean that in a bad way. I mean it in a “I’m about to make a decision I’ll have to work off over the next few days” way.
Around 15 minutes later, my fries were done. And I must admit – they came out pretty freaking good. I kept a small portion going (one of my little ones likes tehm crispy) for a few more minutes, then served myself and my two kids.
Everyone enjoyed the meal – my son looked at the machine and asked me if we would be able to start making fries daily.
Haha. Absolutely not – it’s back to vegetables tomorrow.
But still, I must admit the first meal came out very good.
I’d only just started using the Power Air Oven Fryer and it had already made an impression on me and my son (my daughter ate the fries but wasn’t singing praises to the chef unfortunately).
I will say this – the fries, a brand we had been ordering forever, had a different sort of quality to them when they came out. Maybe my old fryer was simply that outdated, but there was a tangible improvement in the taste.
I will try and come back to this each week with new recipes and results.
Selecting “chicken” on the oven fryer automatically sets the temperature and puts the time at 40 minutes.
I loved this! The outside of the chicken came out nice and crispy, but the inside was still juicy, rather than being dry. Pretty much everything I expected from a proper recipe.
The top rack turned out MUCH crispier than the other two racks – but all of the chicken was cooked to proper temperature. I think next time I’ll keep in mind that the heat distribution for the oven isn’t perfectly even – which can be a downside for many people.
This was OK – to be honest this was a completely new meal for me, not something that I normally make at all. But I think it came out fine.
Didn’t really blow me away, but I’m not the biggest fan of sausages anyway. Maybe my next recipe will be something I know and want to revamp. Until then…
I am so glad I decided to buy this. So so so happy right now. It truly is an all-in-one cooking tool, easy to use multiple times in one day, and I feel like as long as you’re open to adapting, you’re going to get more than enough mileage out of it. My kids and husband are eating good because of it.
The only regret is not doing this a long time ago…
Heads up…I might be a little late with my update next week, I’m going away but will be back on Monday. Until then..
Thanks for stopping by to read my review on the Memory Repair Protocol.
A mother once told her son, after noticing that he was letting his grades slip, that “the mind is a terrible thing thing to waste”. He had been spending weeks trying to come up with a scheme to bamboozle the situation, cover his grades, and keep slacking off with his “buds”. Ultimately, his demise was him simply forgetting to hide a graded paper while he was off with his fellow delinquents, and his mother found the sheet in his room. He thought he would get a beating or some sort of punishment, but instead, she simply spoke those words to him. Then left him alone to solve the problem himself… this approach resonated with him.
So much so, that my Husband told this very story to me years later, long after we married, while we were trying to figure out how to deal with a similar situation with our own son. And although he thought it was just a simple anecdote to prove his point, it resonated with me as well.
Decades after sharing this story with me, he no longer remembers it himself.
To be a caretaker of a man with Alzheimer’s is a painful process for everyone involved. It hurts, watching the person you once know slip away in front of your eyes. Since you’re on my blog, I imagine you’re in a very similar position to where I was – desperate for answers or solutions, just trying to restore your loved one to the way they used to be. And the way you think they still are, deep down inside. It is this desperation that leads us to looking for products like the Memory Repair Protocol and others that claim to be the solutions we need, and that unfortunately, many scammers are aware of this and try to take advantage of people like us trying to improve mental health.
Which leads us to the topic of the day: The Memory Repair Protocol Program.
MRP is a downloadable ebook that is aimed at helping with a variety of mental issues related to memory loss. The contents include a nutrition plan composed of natural foods and methods for you to stay healthy, rather than loading up on chemicals or medications (it suggests that it’s methods can completely overwrite the need for medicine, but rather than trust in it blindly, we combined with the instructions with whatever our Primary Care Doctor recommended or prescribed).
The bulk of the guide is constructed around the ketogenic diet, which is a newer diet that revolves around reducing the amount of carbs and sugars you eat, instead focusing on meats, fish, veggies, and a minimal quality of fruit. The book posits mental deterioration can be linked to a high intake of carbs and sugars. This was news to me, but there are various sources out there that support this claim, including PsychologyToday.
Martin Reilly is the author of the program – a professor at Stamford who teaches Mental Health Disorder Courses. He developed this program in response to his wife, Sandra Reilly, developing dementia. Watching her have difficulty performing the simplest chores, such as operating a microwave or using the television, spurred him into action – a feeling I can very much relate to. His desperation lead him to a woman from Ballabgarh, India, who suggested to him natural methods to deal with dementia.
I don’t know how Martin felt when he was first told this, but personally, I would be VERY HESITANT to blindly follow the suggestion of a woman from North India, who wanted me to use natural methods to deal with mental repair. There are too many cases where people depend on only the natural methods and completely forgoe Western Medicine, and it backfires. I might have stopped reading right here, but I was surprised to look into it and see that the lowest rates of Dementia are in Africa, India, and South Asia.
So there was actually a basis for Martin to trust her advice. And he did, while combining it with his own research, culimating it methods he used to gradually improve his wife’s mental capabilities, and later compiled into his famed Memory Repair Protocol.
When you purchase the book, you get:
The Memory Repair Protocol Fast start Guide eBook
Bonus: The Memory Repair Protocol 21-Day Protocol eBook
Bonus: The Fact Retainer
Bonus: Meditation Mind Power
The total for all of this is $37 (CLICK HERE FOR THE DISCOUNT), a fair price.
I pray for the day where we will be able to simply take a pill and repair any issues with memory that we or any of our loved ones have. Unfortunately, it seems that those days are still very far off. For now, I think programs like the memory repair protocol are the best available option we have to combat ailments like Alzheimers and Dementia – natural methods can work if you give them the time and care to do their best. And while it’s not a perfect solution, it is a way that we can, at the very least, fight back a little.
Believe it or not there use to be a time when the only source of food was in nature. We live in a day and time where we are very lucky that with a touch of a button we can heat up a frozen meal or quickly go to a restaurant if we do not feel like cooking. What if that luxury was taken away from you? What if you had no power, gas or any means to buy food? What would you do? I often think about that when we have hurricanes or severe weather that could leave us without power for days. Sometimes I believe that it is great to go back to how people in the past has handled situations. I was looking for some information on how to survive in case something terrible happened. I came across the Lost Ways program by Claude Davis. It is a program that taught me all I needed to know about being a survivalist. It taught me how to be able to find food which is the primary key to survival and how to live without today’s technology.
Official Website: www.thelostways.com
When I was on the hunt to find information on how to survive through hard times, I searched on google for a lot of different information. I finally decided to go on Amazon and find a book that will give me tips on how to survive during hardships, famine, and unexpected emergencies. I found the How to Survive Anywhere Handbook. It was basically a book of survival skills for any situation. It had some valid points, but it was not exactly what I was looking for. I wanted advice from an expert, someone who knew what it meant to be a survivalist. I found Claud Davis’s program, and I got to say I learned from the best. Before I get into the wonderful program I discovered, I am going to talk to you about what survival means and how it affects people.
Survival is the act of surviving, especially under adverse or difficult circumstances. In this economy, you never know when a global drought can happen or when you can lose power or all of the necessities that you need to survive in this world. Before technology was ever created, there were people that knew how to survive with what they had. They did not have the luxuries that we have today. Anything is possible especially with the weather. You never know when you need to find food by just growing vegetables or how to make nutritious food out of basic ingredients. Learning the ways of the people before us is not always a bad idea. There can be a lot of life threatening situations that is why the Lost Ways program is the best guide to teach you how to survive.
Finding the means to survive affects all of us in certain ways. All around the world people are trying to survive in their own way, especially in third world countries. We may not live like them, but there can be an unknown disaster that could happen one day and then you are going to need to know how to survive. Some of us do not have clean water. This program will teach you how to conserve clean water and other vital things that you need to survive. We all need a solution just in case of famine or natural disasters.
When you want to follow the ways of let’s say how Native Americans survived so you can get the best advice in case of a disaster you need to find an expert. In the Lost Ways guide, you are getting advice from survivalist. You should also look for a solution that is easy to understand, and that will show you step by step ways on how to survive in tough times. I was looking in all of the wrong places for advice. There is so much information on the internet so you have to figure out what is helpful and what is not. The Lost Ways guide is the best solution for when you want information on the basics of survival.
When I was researching ways to survive, I wanted to find something that was unique instead of the standard survival tips. What did I find? I found the Lost Ways guide it is a unique guide that teaches ways of survival by using things that our ancestors used. The Lost Ways is a survival guide that has important information that is imperative for survival. One of the most helpful tips for the program is a guide on how to make superb nutritious food that will last forever using everyday ingredients.
The Lost Ways guide will teach you:
You will learn the knowledge of sailors that will also help you preserve clean water. You will learn interesting things like how to create shelter like the Native Americans did. It teaches you everything you need to know in order to survive in life-threatening times. Claude Davis knows first-hand of how it is to survive so he created this guide to share his knowledge. This guide helped me so much I know now that I am prepared for any situation.
Being able to survive during tough times is very important. I can sleep well at night knowing that I have all of the information I need to survive if something bad was going to happen. Life is full of surprises, and you can never be too safe. The Lost Ways guide is available in digital and in a physical copy. Both copies are $22 dollars which is a good deal compared to a lot of other survival books. You cannot put a price on knowing how to take care of yourself and your family through unexpected hard times. When you order this guide, you are not only just reading some information you are also learning how to protect your life.
Batteries. We all need them. We live in a day and time where almost everything runs on batteries. I should know. I guess you could say I am a technology addict. I always have my cell phone charged and my laptop charged and ready to go since I work from home. I get tired of spending money on batteries for my cell phone. I have a cell phone that works really well, but I often have to buy new batteries for it. The money adds up, but I love my phone. Not to mention how many car batteries I have had to buy. I always wondered if I would find a solution to recharge my old batteries. I love my phone and my car so I rather not get a new one. I was praying that I would find a way to recharge my old batteries so I can keep some money in my pocket, so I went to the internet. After spending some time surfing the net, I found the EZ Battery Reconditioning program by Tom Ericson and Frank Thompson. I no longer have to buy any new overpriced batteries. I can simply recondition my batteries with the EZ Battery Reconditioning program, and it has made my life easier.
Official Website: www.ezbatteryreconditioning.com
Before I found my miracle program, I looked for other alternative solutions. There are a lot of claims on the internet that says there are certain products that can help recharge your batteries, but I was skeptical. I even went on websites like Youtube, and tried to figure out how to bring my dead batteries back to life. I gave up and just decided to buy some rechargeable batteries on Amazon. I purchased the Energizer Recharge Value Charger. It came with rechargeable batteries, and it claimed to recharge AA batteries. It helped for a little while, but that did not solve my problem. I wanted to revive all of my batteries. The EZ Battery Reconditioning program solved all of my problems and was the most convenient solution. Before I get into the special gem that I found, I want to talk to you about batteries.
A battery is simply a device that is placed in a machine to give it electricity and energy. It provides us with a mobile source of power that is convenient. Without batteries cars, appliances, and other technology could not be used. Batteries function by being connected to a device and then produce electrical energy. Batteries can be very expensive and could actually put a dent in your wallet, depending on what type of battery you need. That is why the EZ Battery Reconditioning program is the perfect way to save money on batteries.
Yes. For example, if there is a storm and your power goes out you will need a battery for your flashlight. You need a battery to keep your engine running so you can go to work, school or the store. You also cannot forget your cell phone. How can you make calls and be connected to social media without batteries? Batteries affect everyone and can be very costly. There is a simple solution to the cost of batteries. No one wants to keep buying batteries over and over again. I thought I would have to keep doing that, but I was wrong. I found the ultimate solution which is the EZ Battery Reconditioning.
When you are trying to find a solution for keeping your recharging your old batteries or keeping your batteries charged for that matter you have to find something that will work permanently. There are so many products, video tutorials and manuals that claim to work and to show you how to recharge your old batteries. Those products are nice to use, and the videos can sometimes be helpful, but their solution is not permanent. The EZ Battery Reconditioning program is the only solution for recharging your old batteries.
I would often spend money on car batteries and phone batteries. I am the type of person that would forget to turn my car lights off sometimes, and you know what happens. The EZ Battery Reconditioning program reconditions my old batteries and makes it work again. What is the EZ Battery? The EZ Battery is an innovative program that reconditions any type of batteries.
Here is a list of some batteries the EZ Battery Reconditioning program can recharge:
And much more.
This program also covers things like learning how to test your batteries with a multimeter before you recondition them. This step is the most important. The program also covers how to get free batteries, and you will learn the number one mistake people make when trying to recondition car batteries. The best thing about the EZ Reconditioning program is that it is a one-time payment of $47 dollars. That is way cheaper than spending 100s of dollars on batteries. You will also get your money back guaranteed if the program does not work for you.
There are some other things you will get besides the guides:
You will not go wrong with this program. It helps in so many ways, and you will be saving money.
Now that I have gotten a hold of the EZ Reconditioning program I have saved a lot of money on batteries. My cell phone is always working now, and my car is always on the run. Do not put up with batteries that do not work. Technology is so important, and it helps make our everyday life easier. Make sure you go ahead and save some money and buy the EZ Reconditioning program. You won’t regret it.
These days it seems like you almost can’t get out of the house without hearing the word ketosis. If you’ve ever been on a diet or went to see a nutritionist, then you’re probably a bit more familiar with the term. If not, it might seem like almost a magical word that can solve all your health and weight issues. It’s a word often used by so-called fitness experts in order to hard sell their weight loss programs and diet plans. There’s so much misinformation online it’s no wonder people often dismiss ketosis as just another cheap marketing trick. That’s why we’re here to make things right and tell you everything you’d ever need to know about this strange and fascinating process.
Ketosis is a metabolic process that happens to your body when it runs out of glucose it uses for energy. In its normal state, the body uses a process called glycolysis in order to create energy. Although it is quite a mouthful, glycolysis in itself isn’t a very complicated process. It’s a series of chemical reactions that help convert glucose, the sugar that’s in your blood, into pyruvate. Pyruvates are the simplest of the alfa-keto acids, the acids that are responsible for supplying your cells with oxygen and energy. During the process of converting glucose into pyruvates, there’s a lot of energy released, and that energy is what powers your body. It’s a normal and natural process that occurs in almost every healthy organism. But, if your body gets low on glucose, that’s when things start to get a bit more complicated.
You see, if your body gets deprived of all its blood sugar, then the glycolysis stops completely. If there’s no glycolysis, there’s no energy and the body would slowly start shutting down. To stop this from happening, our bodies have evolved in quite an ingenious way. If glycolysis is disabled, the body immediately switches to ketosis in order to create energy. When there’s no more glucose in the blood, the liver starts supplying the blood with three different types of water-soluble molecules it produces from the fatty acids in the body. Those molecules are called ketones and this entire process is called ketosis. So, to put in layman’s terms – when everything in the body’s relatively normal, the energy comes from sugars, and everything that’s not used up is stored as fat. When your blood sugar drops, the body uses ketones from its fat to make energy, thus burning up its fat deposits.
Although ketosis is most often used as a very effective means of losing weight, it can occur on its own if the person’s normal health has been jeopardized. Ketosis is the most common complication related to diabetes type 1, also known as diabetes mellitus. A person’s inability to produce enough insulin can make its body completely abandon the process of glycolysis, do a complete 180, and switch to ketosis completely. This is sometimes a very dangerous complication as there’s ketosis happening in spite of the high blood sugar associated with diabetes. A person can often dismiss the symptoms (nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain) as they’re commonly viewed as symptoms of many common virus infections.
Ketosis also occurs as a result of targeted diet. It’s the most effective way the body can burn its fat, so it’s often used for weight loss. There are many diets that rely on ketosis in order to work, but the most famous ones are the Atkins and the Paleo diet. While both diets are originally based on viable medical facts, the way they market their health and lifestyle benefits only helps them classify as fad diets. Both diets rely on restricting carbohydrates and focus on high-protein meal plans in order to achieve a ketosis state. There’s little scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of these and other like diets, and it’s advisable you consult with a doctor or a nutritionist to help you decide whether these diets would benefit you.
The fastest way you can get into a ketogenic state is to start doing strenuous cardio exercises on an empty stomach. If you limit your carb intake to under 20 grams per day, you’ll be able to achieve ketosis in a matter of hours. However, this is the body’s first and immediate reaction to stress, and it’s almost always short-lived. The ketogenic state stops as soon as you get any sugar or carbs in your system, and the constant switching between glycolysis and ketosis is very stressful and dangerous to the body. The reason many people fail at sticking to their diets is that they often offer immediate ketosis, which leaves people feeling starved and tired. People keep putting their health in danger as they forget that, although ketosis can be achieved pretty easily, it’s not the body’s natural state and it will put unnecessary stress on it.
The key to getting the most out of this ketogenic state is to go slow and steady. A sudden shift in your diet and lifestyle is dangerous and unnecessary, as better and more long-term results can be achieved by being moderate but persistent. You can start by slowly incorporating cardio exercises that suit your fitness level into your daily routine. It’ll give your metabolism the boost it needs and it won’t put too much strain on your muscles. Slowly reducing your carbohydrate intake won’t leave you feeling hungry and deprived, and you can get used to the new diet more easily if you don’t rush into it. Substituting a carbohydrate-rich food with a fat-rich one each day will make the transition go smoothly and you can avoid stressing both your health and your budget.
Getting into a full ketogenic state depends on many internal and external factors. There’s a lot of different things at play here, ranging from your genetic predisposition and your previous medical history all the way to the quality of the food you eat. It can take anywhere from two weeks to even six months to reach absolute ketosis, depending on your previous fitness level and dietary habits. It almost always comes easily to active people with relatively normal and unspectacular eating habits, and they can completely rely on ketosis for their energy after just a couple of weeks. However, for people who have quite a sweet tooth and do little to no exercise, it doesn’t come as easily. So a ketogenic state for a couch-potato with a sweet tooth can only happen after many, many weeks of targeted exercises and dieting.
There’s no universal answer to the phenomenon of ketosis, but you can make a pretty good estimate at how long it would take you to reach it by taking into consideration your fitness, body type, and eating habits. When you place yourself somewhere on that two weeks to six-month scale you’ll get quite a good picture of what this journey would look like for you.
Many people associate a keto based diet with being a restrictive method for weight loss. Although it has been proven to help people lose weight, it’s primary goal is to remove all unnecessary fat from the body. It’s not a restrictive diet, meaning that it doesn’t limit the number of calories you intake. Instead, it only limits your carb intake so that the lack of glucose in your blood would lead to ketosis. If you decrease the number of calories, then weight loss will definitely ensue. However, if you switch to a keto diet followed by proper exercise, without decreasing the overall calorie intake, then you’ll go on to lose fat and build muscle without any drastic changes to your weight.
Seeing how it’s easy to sell almost every keto based product, it’s no wonder why people often think it’s an overly complicated and expensive diet program. The fact is, it’s much simpler than you think to have a keto-friendly diet, and much cheaper too. The diet consists of limiting your intake of carbohydrates found in processed foods, such as wheat and other grains. All the carbs you need can be obtained from vegetables alone, and that’s the main focus of the diet. It’s a high-fat diet, so you’re also advised to go as wild as you want on unsaturated fats. That means as much natural organic butter, olive oil, and cheese as you want. These are foods rich in natural fats, which supply your body with enough nutrients to keep you full and keep the ketosis going.
Fry your steaks in extra virgin olive oil and top them with a generous knob of butter when served, but stay away from bread. To reach ketogenesis, you must limit the consumption of both refined and unrefined sugars and carbs. That means no bread, no pastry, no pasta or rice, and no fruit. Removing fruit from your diet saves you from consuming a lot of fructose, which can, if eaten in enough quantities, interfere with ketosis as much as a couple of doughnuts.
Most of the carbs you’d ever need can be obtained from vegetables. The greener and leafier they are – the better. So things like bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, cabbage, and lettuce should make it to your every meal. A breakfast of eggs and bacon, a steak in a buttery sauce with a plate of broccoli for lunch and a tuna salad for dinner is what your meals should look like. Snack on cheeses, nuts, and peanut butter to avoid feeling hungry between meals, and go for a couple of chocolate brownies for dessert.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to cooking in order to maintain ketosis, but if you run out of ideas and need some inspiration, there are a lot of cookbooks and recipes available. There are even entire cook shows dedicated to cooking for a keto-diet, and most of it is free and easily accessible online. And if you still want to go with something a bit more tested out, I suggest buying a copy of the “Ketosis Cookbook”. It has great reviews and it also acts as a kind of an all-encompassing ketosis guide.
So, eating on a keto-diet isn’t nearly as expensive and strenuous as it sounds. Most of the foods recommended are already in your fridge and pantry, and all it takes is a little bit of research to get a good start.
Of all the times ketosis is marketed as an optimal health and weight loss state, there’s almost no mention of its safety. So don’t go rushing to conclusions just yet.
The fact is, if not done right, ketosis can do more damage than good to your body and your overall health. If you suffer from any pre-existing or chronic conditions, I strongly advise you talk to a doctor first. You could be suffering from a number of asymptomatic conditions or illnesses you don’t even know about, and getting into ketosis can do a lot of damage.
Type 1 diabetes or diabetes mellitus can often go undiagnosed and thus untreated. If you go on a keto diet with this condition, the consequences can be quite severe. You can experience uncontrollable bladder issues, severe abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, and tiredness. And because people often overlook this as symptoms of stress or food poisoning, the damage done by ketosis can get so severe it could take years of treatment to get your body back in order.
All of this sounds quite scary, we know. But these are rare complications that occur only when there’s an underlying condition, so if you’re of relatively normal health then you shouldn’t experience these complications ever.
Another side-effect of going into ketosis is something called ketoacidosis. It’s a metabolic state associated with a high and uncontrollable production of ketone bodies. In normal amounts, the ketones your body produces are healthy and normal. However, if the body loses its ability to regulate the production of ketones, it can cause a severe accumulation of keto acids. The keto acids are a normal by-product of ketosis, but in large enough amounts they can significantly decrease the pH level of the blood. This also happens during normal ketosis, but in substantially smaller amounts so there’s no danger of permanent damage to the body. Ketoacidosis can be easily treated if diagnosed on time, and it manifests primarily on the person’s breath. If the breath has a fruity smell or a smell similar to a nail-polish remover, it’s because of the acetone that’s released in the blood when the acetoacetic acids start decomposing.
There’s also a danger of starvation if the keto diet gets too extreme. A radical and drastic change in a person’s diet can result in starvation even though there’s a significant consumption of calories. The body can go into such shock due to stress, that it can’t manage a ketogenic state for long.
If you start feeling these or any of other side-effects when in ketosis, please check with your doctor or nutritionist. No matter how small or insignificant, any unwanted change can prove to be dangerous if left untreated.
If you’ve ever been to the gym you’ve probably come across the term ketosis at least once. That’s because the whole idea of ketosis as a weight loss measure gained the most popularity thanks to the bodybuilding culture. Although bodybuilding has always been around, it only started gaining popularity in the last decade or so. Thanks to the widespread use of the internet and social networking, it became more easily accessible and demystified. When the whole bodybuilding culture started gaining momentum, people started hearing more and learning more about ketosis. It’s a favorite among bodybuilders and people who compete in physique contests, as it’s the fastest and the most reliable way to lose body fat.
Bodybuilding, physique, and bikini fitness competitions require the contestants to have very defined and visible muscles. This can only be achieved if the muscles are strong and pumped and if there’s little to no fat in the body. People who compete in these contests are very active and muscular and are used to pretty clean and healthy diet, so they can reach ketosis more easily than other people can. The amount of time they require in order to achieve absolute ketosis is two, or even three times shorter than that of an averagely active person. Their diet is based on the same principles as every other keto-diet is, with just a slight change in the amount of macros they intake. A bodybuilder’s keto-diet is far more calorie restricted than usual, and the amount of fat they intake is drastically lowered in order to achieve maximal results in the minimum amount of time. Training for a bodybuilding or a physique competition can take anywhere from six to twelve months, with every day being as precious as the next one. Building muscles is the goal there, and it requires quite a bit of bulking. So the cutting phase needs to be as quick and drastic as possible, and that’s where ketosis steps in. Bodybuilders have a very specific metabolism in itself, and they can sometimes reach full ketosis in a matter of hours.
Although it’s most often recognized and used as a body fat cutting technique, there’s been a new trend developing in the bodybuilding world. There are more and more bodybuilders and other fitness experts that resort to something called “clean bulking”, where they maintain ketosis for extended periods of time while simultaneously working on building muscles. It’s a process whose efficiency and validity has been continuously denied, and there have been numerous studies done in order to disprove this theory. In spite of that, there’s a rising number of star athletes and competitors who resort to this technique only and swear by its efficiency.
It has since been proven to work, but it’s no cakewalk even if you’re an experienced athlete. The process of building strength and muscle in the state of ketosis is very, very slow and it can take months before you start seeing any results. However, maintaining a ketogenic state for long periods of time has its benefits, and it makes all the muscle gains more pronounced and longer-lasting.
Although it’s a medically proven and viable process, sometimes it just doesn’t work. Whether you started a keto-diet in order to lose weight or just decrease your body’s fat deposits, it’s not a fail-proof formula. There are many factors that contribute to its success and efficiency, and almost every one of them can fail and make the entire process come to a halt. There’s a long list of all the things that could go wrong and the side-effects they can cause, with starvation being the most dangerous one. You can also develop other symptoms and experience other side-effects that could be what’s ultimately stopping you from losing weight. If you think you keep failing to reach ketosis or think you have but just don’t see the results, consult with your physician and he’ll help you chose the next best step. Losing weight and extra body fat are great and admirable goals, and ketosis is a great way you can reach them, but they should never come before your health and overall wellbeing.
A ketogenic diet consists of limiting your daily intake of carbohydrates and drastically increasing your fat and protein intake. There’s quite a lot of science and research behind the exact amounts of these macronutrients you have to take, so you can rest assured it’s all real, valid data.
You can find quite a bit of these keto calculators online, or download such apps to your phone. They all basically work the same, so you won’t go wrong by choosing any one of them. The layouts and units of measurements may vary, but the principle is the same.
To reach a ketogenic state a person must keep the daily intake of carbs at or bellow 30 grams. Anything more than the recommended 30 grams per day will interfere with ketosis and make the body switch to glycolysis and leave you feeling starved. It’s impossible to completely stop consuming any carbs as there are trace amounts found in almost every food. Keeping at or bellow 30 grams is low enough to maintain a ketogenic state for extended periods of time without it being too stressful to the body.
The facts regarding the protein intake vary a lot, depending on the goal you want to achieve and your fitness level. If you lead a mostly sedentary life and want to maintain the muscle mass you already have, then 0.8 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass will be sufficient enough. A lightly to moderately active person should consume about a gram of protein per pound of lean body mass in order to maintain muscle mass, and a highly active individual that wants to build additional muscle mass should intake about 1 to 1.2 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass. To put it in numbers, a slightly overweight 200-pount guy with 25% body fat has a lean body mass of 150 pounds. That means that his protein intake should be around 120 grams per day in order to retain existing muscle mass. These numbers vary slightly when age and gender are considered, but the basic math stays the same.
When it comes to fats, they comprise the majority of all macros consumed on a keto diet, anywhere from 50 to 70%, depending on the circumstances. There’s no strict limit as to how much to consume exactly, as there’s little data on how many grams per pound of lean body mass is sufficient enough. The thing is, fat leaves you feeling very full. That means you can only consume so much of it before you completely satisfy your hunger. And given the fact that 90% of all fats are ketogenic, with the rest being anti-ketogenic, you can rest assured that almost all of them will be used for energy throughout the day. You consume anywhere from 100 to 250 grams of fat per day, and as you don’t shove it down your throat in one sitting but consume it throughout the day, they get evenly distributed and almost all of them get used up. Even the anti-ketogenic fats you consume get dissolved and they can’t increase your blood sugar levels at all.
As with almost everything in life, there’s no right or wrong answer to this either. You can’t deny the validity and efficiency of ketosis, neither can you dispute the many benefits it has for both weight loss and as a treatment for some chronic conditions. But it’s not a magical solution and it can present itself with quite a bit of side-effect, some just benign and annoying, while other can be a serious threat to your health. Do your research well, consult with a physician or a nutritionist, and weigh your options. If you do it right, the benefits can outweigh all the possible setbacks and side-effect, and it can help you get your body to its best possible shape.
No matter what your personal background, experience in life, or interests, we all have one thing in common – we want to be safe in our homes. We expect that the world outside of our homes can be a mess, dangerous, and scary. But our homes are our sanctuaries, keeping us safe and comfortable. We do everything that we can to keep our homes safe from the outside world. Most of us feel comfortable with the defenses that we have put in place for our home defense.
But what if I told you that everything that you thought about home defense was wrong. Even scarier, what if I told you that all of your defenses were not only useless, but putting you in danger? The Bulletproof Home is an indispensable tool for homeowners, replacing our faulty logic about home defense with accurate, tried and tested strategies to actually keep your home safe in the case of an emergency.
Official Website: www.bulletproofhome.org
The man behind this book is Steve Walker, whose life experiences give him the credibility that homeowners need if they are going to throw out everything that they thought they knew about home defense. He served as an officer in the United States Army for 22 years, going to war zones and deployments all over the world. He saw first hand how to keep not only his own unit safe, but how the civilians in war zones protected themselves and their property.
But it was his experience living through two weeks of the Arab Spring unrest that gave him specific insight into how to defend a home properly. He saw what kind of strategies would really keep a home safe, securing the people, food, and other supplies safe inside when looters and mobs came looking for anything they could take. After surviving two weeks in what was essentially war zone Cairo, Walker decided he wanted to take his new knowledge and strategies back home to the United States, showing people the proper way to defend themselves.
This book is designed to lead you to a better home defense system that can be easily implemented into your home, no matter what kind of place you call home. You can live in a mansion or a shack, and these strategies and ideas will still apply to you. Rather than using strategies which will tell looters and mobs that you have something valuable, these strategies are designed to keep your home inconspicuous. By using walls, cameras, and keeping all of your valuable supplies in one place, you make it easy for looters to know exactly where to go to find the goods.
But this book uses war zone strategies to keep you and your supplies safe from anyone who may want to steal from you. These strategies are designed for war time, and will be more than adequate for those in the United States. These strategies will cover everything, from where to hide your food to how you should go out to find more supplies if you need to. It prepares you for every possible scenario that you may come up against, and better yet, it won’t cost a fortune.
The Bulletproof Home is a complete home defense strategy book, giving you everything that you need to know in order to defend your home completely. It does not skip any steps, and is clear and concise in telling you exactly what you need in order to succeed. When Walker describes each strategy and tip, he gives readers an explanation for why they should follow his advice, and what it will mean for their home defense.
But you will not only get The Bulletproof Home. Walker wants his readers to be completely prepared for any and all emergencies. You will also get a guide to surviving an economic collapse. As the United States comes closer and closer to an economic collapse, this becomes more necessary.
You will also receive a book that will tell you how to administer emergency medical if something happens to you or someone else when there are no doctors in the area to assist you. On top of this, you will get a special home defense and preparation book that is designed specifically for those who are sixty and older. Finally, Walker gives readers a special guide that will help you keep your electricity and find other forms of energy in the case of a complete power outage.
With any new product, people will understandably have many questions. One of the first questions that come up is whether or not people need to have experience in home defense or prepping before they read this book. And the answer is no. You can be a complete newcomer to home defense, or someone who prides themselves in their home defense skills, and this book can be equally beneficial.
Another common question is whether people need to buy a lot of extra things in order to have the most well defended home. And again, the answer is no. You will be able to use basic supplies and minimal changes to your home and lifestyle in order to adequately prepare your home for an emergency.
Is this program time consuming? No, it does not take a lot of time in order to sufficiently prepare your home for an emergency. And the best part about prepping and home defense, is that once it is set up, you will rarely have to do anything else to it.
When you think about implementing a new kind of home defense system into your home, you want to be sure that it will be effective, and consider all of the pros and cons that it will come with.
One of the best advantages to using this system is that you will know that it uses strategies which have been tried and tested in some of the harshest and most dangerous environments in the world. If these strategies work for people who are fighting for their lives, they will work against the common threat of thieves. These strategies are easy to implement, taking little time and resources to strengthen the defense of your home. These strategies are easy to understand yet effective, so that even if you have never been a home defense guru, or prepped for emergencies before in your life, you can use this book.
However, these ideas will often go against what the common home defense strategies in the United States say. They are different and radical, and many people may say that they are ineffective. However, Walker’s own personal experiences say otherwise.
In order to test the validity and ease of use for this book, I had to try it out for myself. I wanted to see if it was as easy as Walker and other reviewers said it was, and if I would feel any safer or prepared for an emergency while using this program. After reading the book, the strategies were easy to grasp and see the logic behind. It felt normal, and right. It was easy to change the way that I looked at my home, preparing it for any emergencies which may come my way.
My family was able to follow along with the ideas. When we ran a practice emergency, even my young children were able to follow along and listen. It was not too challenging for anyone. We felt much safer in our home, and we knew that if something happened, we all knew what we needed to do to stay safe and secure.
When looking at this book, it is hard not to see the various ways that it helps its readers. There is nothing more important than keeping yourself, your family, and your home safe against any kind of intruders, disaster, or emergency that may happen. The Bulletproof Home is the best response to the threats that we face in the future, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
One of the most important advantages in basketball is height. While being a taller person certainly is beneficial to playing basketball, your natural height is not the only thing that matters. In fact, because so many basketball players are all, your natural height means almost nothing. What truly matters is how high you are able to jump. All basketball players are constantly working on their jumps, aiming for the high jump, leading to more spectacular dunks.
But how can you work on your jumping? The program outlined in Vert Shock was created by professional basketball players, and will use specialized workouts to add inches to your jump in just days and weeks, rather than months.
Adam Folker is the main creator of this program. When Adam was in high school, he was a basketball player. However, he got on the team not for his athletic skills, but because of his height. When he began playing, he found that his natural height did not give him the advantage that he thought it would. He needed to jump higher, and dunk more if he was going to be worth keeping around on his team. So he began developing this plan, which helped him get into college on a basketball scholarship, and eventually helped him play as a professional basketball player.
Justin “Jus Fly” Darlington is a cofounder of the Vert Shock program. He boasts the world’s highest dunks for multiple years. Professional basketball players like Kobe Bryant and Lebron James respect and envy Darlington for his dunks. His experience brings new workouts to help you jump and dunk higher than you thought possible.
This book uses the techniques of plyometric training to shock your central nervous system, your muscles, and your body as a whole to jump higher. This is different from traditional workouts that are supposed to be designed to allow you to jump higher. It uses a deeper part of your musculature system, and uses more parts of your body in order to build the strength and flexibility needed to jump higher.
It is safe for all ages and experience levels to use, so that whether you are trying to build your dunk skills to make the freshman high school team or to solidify yourself as a college player before scouts come for professional teams, you can use this program to help take your dunks to new levels.
It is split into three different sections, pre-shock shock, and post-shock, so that your body has the proper amount of time and strength to handle the new heights that you will begin jumping to. You will be maximizing your workouts so that you can maximize your height. It is only an eight week program, so you will be seeing results very quickly.
The book comes with a plethora of items, including:
The Quick Start Guide is meant to jolt your body into the program, getting you ready as soon as possible. For those on a tight timetable, this will give you the one-up that you need, and quickly.
The Pre-Shock Workout plan on the other hand, will spend time preparing your body for the new workouts, waking muscles in your body that you may not have worked before, or preparing your muscles to be worked in new ways that it is not used to yet. The Shock Workout Plan will serve as the main workouts to increase your jumps by inches in just a few weeks. It will aggressively increase your jumps, no matter your previous skills. The Post-Shock Workout Plan will help cement the muscle integration that you built in the pre-shock and shock stages.
Each of the workout plans come with step-by-step exercise videos that teach you how to safely complete all of the exercises. The Vert Tracker will help you accurately track the progress that you make while using this program.
Before you buy this product, I am sure that you have some questions. One of the most common questions is whether or not you will need to buy additional equipment before you are able to really use this program. You do not need anything extra when using this program. If you have access to a gym, it will be helpful, but even that is not absolutely necessary.
As with every product, there are going to be some positives and negatives to using it. However, with this product the pros greatly outweigh the cons.
Both of the founders of this program are professional basketball players who have made their living off of these skills have been able to use this program to successfully increase their jumps to astounding levels. They are living proof that this program is able to work. This product also comes with four extra bonus workout plans that allow you to keep working on your jumps even after the main program is over. You can keep working on your jumps as long as you want to after this program is over. It also comes with a mobile platform that allows you to take your exercises wherever you want, tracking and showing your progress everywhere.
The cons, however, are that you must stick with this program for the complete 8 weeks if you want to see the gains and keep them. You cannot skip days or stop halfway through if you want to maintain those high jumps permanently. For those who are completely out of shape, this program may be very difficult to keep up as it is very physically demanding.
In order to test how well this product actually works, I decided to try this product myself. I am a minimally athletic person, and have not had much experience playing basketball, let alone trying to jump or dunk. But I wanted to try this, to see if it would be beneficially for my son, who is much more interested in basketball than me.
I followed the pre-shock workout, and my body felt more invigorated, and I already found myself jumping higher than I ever thought I could. Then, following the shock workout plan, I saw the real gains. They were very hard to believe, considering I had basically no experience with basketball before this. The post-shock workout plan ensured that my body would get used to the new work out. I thought it was a great program, and I loved every minute of it.
When I first looked into this program, I was skeptical. I was not sure how myself, or my children, or anyone for that matter, could suddenly gain inches in their jumps and dunks. But after reading through so many positive reviews, and my own personal experiences with the program, I am a full believer. It works great, helping me, someone who has never dunked in their life, dunk just like a professional. If you are interested in basketball, especially for those who are looking to build their skills in basketball, this is the perfect program for you.
Although it’s been a long time since the feminist and sexual revolutions of the past century, it’s effect and benefits are still felt by women from all around the world. Women now make up for the majority of the workforce worldwide, women’s rights movements are on the rise, and we’re doing things and making money our mothers and grandmothers could have trouble even imagining.
However, all women, no matter how educated or emancipated they are, are prone to feeling insecure about themselves. As we manage to juggle our careers, our families, and our friends at the same time, we often underestimate the importance of confidence in leading a happy life. This leads to many of us feeling unattractive and undesirable, which then leads to other problems regarding our love and sex lives. How many of you have ever felt as if their husbands or boyfriends were no longer that interested in you sexually? How many of you aren’t satisfied with your sex life and fear your partner isn’t either? No matter the type of relationship you’re in, many of us share this exact problem. Seemingly small and uncomfortable to talk about, it can often lead to bigger problems that can’t be solved easily, and bring your relationship to a breaking point.
I’d like to introduce a guide that’s equipped with the best advice on how to handle this very uncomfortable matter. It’s a guide I’ve personally benefited from and believe many other women will too. It’s called ‘The Language of Desire’ and it’s a book that teaches you how to make your man fall head over heels for you, both sexually and romantically. It might seem like a far-fetched selling point, but it made it a best-seller that keeps selling out.
What sets the author of the LOD apart from others is the fact that’s she has almost zero previous experience of writing in this niche. Other similar guides are all written by sex-therapists or women working in the adult film industry, and often lack connection to the real-life problems real women face. Felicity Keith is a hard-working, single mom in her forties, and never in a million years did she think she was going to write a bedroom guide that’s going to help thousands of women with their sex lives. About a year into a new relationship, she found the quality of her sex life rapidly declining. With every other aspect of the relationship in perfect order, she never gave much thought to the fact her boyfriend kept losing interest in her. However, she soon realized that it was her fear of experimenting and trying new things that drove him away. She associated that with acting like a slut, and so hung up on suppressing any kind of whore-ish behavior, both she and her boyfriend failed to get any satisfaction in bed. After walking into him watching porn, she reached a boiling point and made it her mission to solve the problems they were facing. After months of extensive research and consulting experts on the matter, she came up with a solution. As soon she started implementing the newly uncovered tricks, she began seeing a change in her boyfriend’s behavior. It didn’t take long for them to become as passionate as they’ve ever been, and for her friends to start begging for the advice that made that happen. Feeling moved by seeing other women facing the same problem, she decided to write a guide that’ll benefit all of them.
This is a guide that relies on teaching you about how men and their psychology work, and what makes them tick. You’ll learn about many things men do you’ve always wondered about, and why they keep doing them. You’ll get a detailed explanation on why men keep watching porn even if they have a beautiful, real woman right beside them. You’ll also learn about what kinds of stimulation, both sexual and emotional, men respond to and why, along with how to use it to your advantage. After you’ve become familiar with the basis, the guide continues to provide you with a few simple steps to take in order for you to make your man fall hard for you. The steps are all grouped in separate chapters, each one dealing with a specific problem or a situation. The goal the author had in mind is to wake up the primal, or the animal inside your man and have him focus all of that passion and lust to you.
I’m aware that it all might sound quite cheesy and fake, but believe me, it’s not. It’s no magic or witchcraft involved – just cold, hard science! By learning about what words and phrases men have the strongest reaction to, you’ll be able to use them to enhance their desire. It’s something the author calls the ‘Lust Mirror’ phrase, and it’s a phrase that will when said in the midst of your lovemaking, make your man literally go crazy. By selecting your words carefully, you’ll be able to project all of his hidden fantasies, and he’ll love you for it!
The guide will help you find the naughty in you, and teach you the technique you can use that instantly makes you man turned on. Using classical conditioning, an unconventional learning method used mostly by psychologists, you’ll be able to make your man vibrate with desire just by saying one phrase. The author calls it the ‘Pavlov’s Erection Phase’ and it’s the thing that kept the flame burning in the sex lives of thousands of women.
You’ll also get detailed, step by step instructions on how to make him feel more protective and caring of you, by releasing a so-called ‘Cuddle Hormone’. Along with that, you’ll find advice on how to make your man never want to watch porn again. It’s a real problem many women don’t know how to handle and talking about it openly is often very awkward and uncomfortable.That’s why the author came up with a just a few simple tricks to solve the problem for you. Your man will have no idea you’re secretly responsible for this welcome change, and you can rest assured you’re secret will stay safe!
When you buy this program ( and, trust me, you will eventually!), you’ll receive the main Language of Desire book, along with some other bonus content. Although the original book is more than enough to provide you with the necessary knowledge, the author and the team behind the guide thought it would be a good idea to complement it with additional guides. ‘The Good Girl’s Guide To Texting Dirty’ relies on the knowledge you’ve gained and instructs you on how to use it to up your text game. It gives great examples and guides you through the sometimes scary process of dirty texting. And for all of you that just lack the imagination, there’s also an extensive list of pre-written texts you can use instead. There’s another book included, called ‘The Silent Seduction’, and it teaches you how to use your body language to provoke desire and keep the fire burning without saying a word. When you’ve finished reading all the content, you can sit back and relax while listening to the ‘Unstoppable Confidence’ – an audio DVD that features more than 90 minutes of conversation between renowned relationship experts Michael Fiore and Michael Griswold. You can learn a lot about how men perceive your confidence, and how to use your feminine vulnerability to wrap almost any man you want around your finger in no time.
Of course, it can! This guide was written for women by a woman, and there’s no age limit for it to work. It’ll work the same for a 22-year old looking to spice up a summer fling, as it will for a 70-year old woman that’s been married since the Nixon administration!
Honestly, you can’t. This is not a magical love potion that’ll solve your problems in a whim, but rather a comprehensive guide you’ll need to follow strictly. You’ll need to make sure you follow all the rules and guides correctly and try to have patience. Different men react to this at different speeds, so don’t give up easily. If you still fail to be satisfied with the guide, they offer a great return policy too. Just email them within 60 days of purchase, and they’ll reimburse you in no time, no questions asked. That’s the thing that made me buy the guide, as I thought I could easily return it guilt-free. Little did I know I’d be joining the thousands of women with a story to share on how it helped them improve their sex life!
As almost all good things in life do, the ‘Language of Desire’ does come with a setback of its own. The amount of dedication which it was researched and written with made the advice in the guide very, very effective. Some women may find it uncomfortable how easy they seem to influence their loved one and make him almost blindly fulfill all of their wished. If you have a moral problem with this kind of subtle manipulation, I’d advise against this book. Rely on other methods to improve your relationship, and leave the guide for another time, a one that may need more desperate measures.
Taking into consideration the testimonials of numerous satisfied customers, the price of the product, its return policy, and my own personal experience, there’s nothing more I can do than, once again, recommend buying this book. There’s no price high enough for keeping your relationship passionate and healthy, and all your needs fulfilled. So don’t miss out seeing how the Language of Desire is only $47 and just one click away from being yours!
If you’re an avid hiker, biker, and camper, or even just an outdoors enthusiast, chances are you may have already come across this problem. Spending time outdoors is a beautiful pastime, but connecting with nature can be quite hard if done in the dark. Flashlights are everyone’s primary method of illuminating without electricity, but they’re far from an ideal solution. Flashlights often break, they require frequent battery changes, and they can be quite bulky and heavy. You’re expected to carry those things with you at all times, getting nervous and distracted by thinking about whether you’ve charged it or lost it. This is the main reason a lot of you cut your camping or fishing trips short, as you just can’t be bothered with the lack fo safety that comes after nightfall.
There’s a product I’ve come across I believe might help a lot of people with this ridiculous problem. It’s called the Luci Survival Lantern, and its creators swear it’ll transform the way you see lighting.
The Survival Lantern is an inflatable lantern that uses solar-powered LEDs to illuminate. It’s a product that fills out all the needs you’ll ever have for outdoor lighting.
The Survival Lantern is a 100% solar powered device. That means that no additional batteries or electricity is needed in order for it work. There are similar products online, but almost all of them require an additional power source, making the Survival Lantern the only solar charging device available.
The mechanism that powers the Survival Lantern is very simple, not unlike any other solar panel you might have encountered. The principle on which solar energy is harvested is the same no matter the size of the panel. What basically happens is: particles of light hit atoms and rip them apart releasing electrons, and those electrons go on to produce a simple electrical current. This the exact same process that happens in both a gigantic solar farm and your old Casio calculator. So, the Survival Lantern is equipped with such a tiny solar panel, which keeps harvesting the Sun’s energy during the day. When it starts getting darker, and the Sun finally comes down, the automatic light sensor on the panels activates and turns the charging off.
All of the electricity harvested is then used to power 10 powerful LEDs, giving out almost 50 lumens worth of light. Lumens are a unit used to measure the intensity of light, and to give you a better picture of how much is that – it’s equivalent to brightly illuminating an area of about 150 square feet. Although being that bright and powerful is a quality that already sets this product apart from others, it’s not its biggest selling point. The main thing that makes the Survival Lantern so popular is its practical size and weight. You see, this lantern is, as I’ve stated earlier, inflatable. It’s made of a very light but durable PVC, which is also see-through so get to peak inside and see how it works. You can inflate it just as easily as you would any other balloon, remember to close the opening tightly, and you’re good to go. When deflated, the Survival Lantern is less than an inch thick and literally as light as a feather, so you’ll have no problem carrying a lot of them with you.
The lantern also has a handle you can hang it by, but it also makes handling it a lot easier, as it’s convenient to grab a number of them by the handles. The handle’s also made from the same durable material, making sure it won’t break or get ripped out. The casing’s also completely waterproof, and it would take almost an apocalyptic downpour in order for it to break.
A bargain is what you get! For just $19.97 you get one lantern shipped to you for a small fee. Despite this being quite a bargain, it’s actually not the best value for your money. I highly recommend taking any of the other deal the Survival Lantern company has to offer. It’s not just about getting your money’s worth – you really should own more than one of these lanterns. By buying more than 2 lanterns, not only do you instantly qualify for free shipping, but you also receive a free present. With every three lanterns, you get two free paracord survival kits. And don’t laugh these small bundles of rope away – they just might save your life one day!
The survival kit contains 10 items essential for maintaining your safety if lost outdoors. The survival kit is tightly packed and wrapped in over 9 feet of 550-pound strong paracord. It’s very convenient to have as it can be carried around in your pocket or used as a keyring.
Absolutely not! The Survival Lantern is meant to be used in all kinds of spaces and occasions, and you can use it freely wherever and whenever you want. Never got the opportunity to install that garage light? Never mind, use the Survival Lantern there! Having a backyard party? Illuminate it with a few of these lanterns and you’ll make an unforgettable atmosphere. Going out camping with friends and family? Keep them safe at night with the Survival Lanterns. Whenever you’re outside or doing any kind of outdoor activity (hunting, fishing, rafting, hiking, trekking, you name it!) I recommend you bring this lantern with you and make your life a little bit brighter and easier.
I don’t think it will. The only impending danger is that the batteries will eventually get used up and stop working. It will take quite some time for them to do that, but when they do just buy a regular rechargeable lithium polymer battery at the nearest store. It’ll cost a dime and your lantern can keep on working for a long time. Seeing how it’s also completely water and shatterproof, I really don’t see another way it can break.
The Survival Lantern is powered by a surprisingly small and efficient solar panel. It only takes 8 hours of sunlight for it to reach full charge. When charged fully, the lantern can then keep working on the brightest mode for 12 hours continually before losing power. Talk about efficient! However, seeing how it’s highly unlikely you’ll ever leave it on for so long, the batteries in the lantern can keep its power for a long time. Even if the panels aren’t exposed to a single ray of sunshine for three whole months, the batteries will retain almost 95% of their power. These lanterns can literally sit in the trunk of your car for years, and still be bright enough to use when you eventually turn them on.
The only con to the Survival Lantern I was able to find is the fact that everyone will keep bugging you and asking where you got them. Jokes aside, if you’re in need of a lot of these lanterns, the whole order can get quite pricey. Try looking for discount codes or other deals online before buying a bunch of them.
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Have you ever set out to do a DIY project and then had it turn into a complete and utter disaster? Well, honestly, we all have. Building something with your own two hands is a very fulfilling and rewarding thing to do, and every time you see something you’ve built you get that overwhelming feeling of pride and accomplishment. But, while the goal is very clear and easily defined, the road to it is almost always paved with troubles and setbacks. How many times have you gone to Home Depo, bought the tools and the materials, even started cutting your 2x4s, only to find the instructions for your project to be as eligible as if they written in Chinese. A bumpy road never leads to an enjoyable drive, and the same can be said about woodworking. Well, you can stop pulling all your hair out, because there might be a way to resolve all your woodworking-related nightmares.
There’s a new guide on the market called “Ryan’s Shed Plans”, and its aim is to provide you with a solution to all the problems you could ever encounter while woodworking. There are a lot of similar guides on the market, but very few of them go into such detail as this one does. Unlike many other woodworking projects and instructions you might encounter online, this is a guide that was written and created by a real craftsman. One of the main reasons why other guides and instructions seem incomplete or incomprehensible is because they are often written by ghostwriters, who’ve probably never held a saw in their entire life. “Ryan’s Shed Plans” is targeted to anyone who wants to make woodworking an easy and enjoyable experience.
The author of the guide, Ryan Henderson, often faced this exact same problem. After years of ups and downs of his woodworking, he finally had enough when one of his many DIYs came to a halt. The shed plans he carefully selected after a lot of research turned out to be pretty useless as they were incomplete, unclear and overly complicated. He then set out to create an all-encompassing guide, a one that’ll be the first and only choice for anyone who’s planned to do any kind of woodworking project, big or small. He partnered up with seasoned craftsmen, architects, and engineers in order to create the clearest and most detailed plans for any kind of project. “Ryan’s Shed Plans” is the final product of years of research and testing, and it really holds up on its promise to be the only guide you’ll ever need.
How it works
What makes this guide so good and effective is the fact that it provides very detailed and specific schematics and drawings for every project it lists. The drawings are well made and very detailed, accompanied by precise numbers and measurements. Every step of the process has its own drawing, so you’ll get a pretty good idea of how it’s supposed to go and how it’s gonna turn out. Every project listed also has its own separate list of tools and materials you need in order to build it. That means you’ll never find yourself in a situation where you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on tools you don’t need and all the extra wood you’ll never use. It also means that all shopping is going to be a breeze from now on. The shopping lists are clear and precise, with descriptions of every item you need, accompanied by a similar alternative in case you can’t find it. The lists also contain precise quantities of each item, along with a very good estimate on how much of the material will go to waste. This way, you can be sure you’ll get everything you need while staying thrifty and saving your money.
The projects you’ll find in the “Shed Plans” all have clear, step-by-step instructions that are really easy to follow. The drawings show the project from all angles and take all the guesswork out of woodworking. Every project has a hand-drawn illustration of all the steps, along with a 3D CAD drawing in case you’d prefer to open them with a CAD reading software. Although the drawings made by hand are more than enough on their own, the CAD drawings show the smaller details with more accuracy and precision. If you follow the instructions and do everything the right way, making sure you prep right and have everything ready to go, you should end up with parts that fit together perfectly. That shed you’ve always wanted to build will come together as easily as if you were assembling Legos, and as all the parts will have a clear purpose, you won’t end up with parts that seem to belong nowhere.
What you get
You can purchase the “Ryan’s Shed Plans” on their official website, and if you manage to snatch it while it’s on a special offer, you’ll get quite a bit of bonus content. Apart from the original guide, you’ll get an e-book on advanced woodworking tips and how to implement them into your woodworking routine. It’s by the same author, and it comes after years and years of perfecting his techniques and trading notes with other craftsmen. When you read this guide, you’ll find out that it’s often the unsuspecting little things, like the way you keep your tools or how your setup looks, that make all the difference in this craft. Another great bonus is the “Magic Modifications” guide. It’s a great addition to the main guide, as it instructs you on how to modify the dimensions of the projects contained in the original book. There are literally thousands of plans in Ryan’s Shed Plans but say you want it tweaked just a little bit. If you want the roof of the shed to be a bit taller, or the door of the dog kennel a bit wider, the guide will instruct you on how to modify the measurement so your modified projects ends up the same quality as the original one. “Directory of Suppliers” is probably my favorite bonus book. Their official website says it’s the latest, most up-to-date and comprehensive directory of suppliers to date, and I couldn’t agree more. Many wholesale companies are far from big cities, and rarely advertise online. This way, you have access to a directory that lists thousands of suppliers from all around the world, and many of them can have the items you buy delivered to your home. It’s very convenient if the wood you need is exotic or rare, and most of the suppliers listed have great customer service that can help you with the purchase. And, if the 12,000 plans in the main guide just aren’t enough to satisfy your woodworking appetite, there’s an additional, 400-plan book included.
Can I use the book if I’ve never worked with wood before?
Yes, of course. This book contains plans that are suited for almost every level of expertise you could imagine. If you’ve never held a chisel in you hand before, no problem. Choose from the thousands of plans aimed at beginners and you’ll have them completed in no time. The beginner’s plans often have extra tips and tricks that make the entire process easier and more fun. There are also descriptions of every tool and instructions on how to use them safely, so they really got you covered.
Are there any cons to buying this product?
This product has a few of its setbacks, as all good things often do. Some people tend to get surprised when they find out they’ve only purchased plans for woodworking projects, and that they have to put the effort in to make them. If you’re not into woodworking at all, I suggest you skip on this. This is just a guide, and although effective, it can’t make the projects instead of you. Many people also have trouble with the amount of data they get from the guide, so if you have a hard time deciding between which projects to do, I think you should choose another guide. If you can’t choose between the two benches you’d like to make, how can you choose a single project out of 12,000?
What if I don’t like it?
They’ve got you covered there too! If you fail to get impressed by this guide, just email the author or customer service and tell them you want to return it. They have a 60-day money back guarantee, and all of your money will get reimbursed within 48 hours, no questions asked.
So, should I buy it?
Well, I’d buy it if I were you. If you’ve read this far it means you’re passionate towards woodworking, and I believe this is a great product that’ll help you turn your passion into a real skill. When you weigh all the pros, the bonus content, the return policy and the testimonials of thousands of satisfied customers, you’ll get a pretty good offer it would be a shame to miss.