Here is the text of a new security directive from the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Transportation Security Administration issued on Christmas Day. Subject: Security Directive Number: SD 1544-09-06 Date: December 25, 2009 EXPIRATION: 0200Z on December 30, 2009 This Security Directive (SD) must be implemented immediately. The measures contained in this SD are in addition to all … [Read more...]
United Airlines Soft on Safety
On February 23rd, I traveled from Chicago to Vancouver on United Airlines 1119, an Airbus 319. On final approach into Vancouver, the flight attendants came by for a visual inspection to ensure that passengers were belted in, seat backs were in the upright position and (I assume) to make sure that carry-on items were stowed properly. I signaled to the flight attendant that the backpack stowed … [Read more...]
Hands-Free Lighting with the TracLite MiniTool
This little ML1 TracLite MiniTool flashlight lets you aim handsfree light in any direction! Keyring flashlight converts instantly to a handsfree task light. Features a brilliant white LED module with a magnetic swivel base. Task light snaps free from its keyring sleeve and attaches to any ferrous metal surface for directional handsfree lighting. Rugged machined-aluminum design is waterproof for … [Read more...]
I've been very happy to have an emergency radio on a few occasions when we've had no power at home (see my entry about the Penticton windstorm) for protracted periods --- anything longer than an hour or two. The radio let's you stay informed of important news and broadcasts – and you can make a phone call, even if your cell phone battery is dead. My radio's all-in-one design combines a radio, … [Read more...]
Is That Destination Safe?
Recently came across a New York Times article that deals with how to determine if a travel destination is safe to visit.I found the article written by Joshua Kurlantzick to deliver a wealth of information on different sources that can be tapped for the real story. You can get the facts and make an informed decision. You can read the article here … [Read more...]