After a few steps I noticed it and wondered why I'm not getting wet. As I was walking out the door I could see the rain pouring down in buckets.
I don’t believe it was manifestation per se, because I wanted to get wet. Not only was there no fear of the rain, I was looking forward to it in a way, like a child would.
I was in sync with a vibration that physically didn't allow me to experience anything else. Much like the pictures on a movie screen appear to be moving, and you are seeing motion, in actuality we know that it is just one frame at a time moving so fast that it gives the illusion of motion.
We are actually in a “conscious hologram” as my teacher Jim puts it. In case you are wondering what the shifting speed is that we move at from moment to moment, it is 10 to the -43rd power, or what is known as “Planck’s number” or Planck’s constant.
This has been confirmed by Meta tron and Archangel Michael in many channeling. Planck’s constant measures light or photons.
3rd dimensional man (about 80% of the population), is limited to how fast he can go. Einstein says, and it is the accepted theory that beyond that speed man, everything in reality, disappears.
Put them together, and you have magic, where you can walk out into the pouring rain and not get wet. It is important that you follow your doctor’s orders and put only the amount of weight advised on your affected side.
When outside, be cautious of uneven pavement and icy or wet surfaces, whether on dirt, grass, or cement. Has someone nearby to help you until your physical therapist clears you to walk alone.
Do not try to hop one legged without the walker even a short distance, as this can lead to further injury. Avoid sitting in chairs that are low or those that do not have arm rests, since they are difficult to get out of.
If you are using a walker with wheels, and you do not have any weight-bearing limitations, you can roll the walker along the floor continuously as you stay between or slightly ahead of the back legs. Wheeled walkers make less noise if you aren’t pushing down hard on the back legs while advancing the device.
Place affected leg slightly forward (if applicable). Let go of the walker with one hand and reach back to the arm rest, once you feel the arm rest, reach back with the other hand and lower yourself to the seat.
An easy way to remember how to maneuver stairs is to think: Up with the good, down with the bad. Grasp the upper corner of the walker with one hand and hold the railing (or assistant) on the other side; push down on the walker to check stability and then hop up with your good leg first; bring affected leg up, check your balance, and advance the walker up again.
Oh, also. It's muddy right now too, so I think my white chicken will turn brown and black if I let her out, and it's too cold for a bath. Went out for a bit, and I come back, and they're soaked and filthy The black star and Plymouth rock don't look so bad. Just very wet . The white leghorn looks terrible.
They free-range all day, and have a large coop and garage to go to if the rain bothers them. They've surprised me a number of times when I thought they wouldn't come out (pouring down), but they wander and seem to be having fun.
Keeping chickens is new for us too, and I stressed and worried about the hens and rain until I observed them on our various “bad” weather days. From this, I determined that winter weather will be okay most of the time for them except when it's windy and wet (rain, sleet, snow).
For this reason, we are constructing an 8 × 12 run just inside the barn from their fenced chicken yard and coop. They'll have a pop door opened for them from the space under their coop into the run inside the barn.
I plan to put deep pine shavings down in the run to handle poo. A heated watered and feeder will be in the run for them as well as a couple of low saw horses for roosts.
If they choose, they can be snug in nasty weather, but (laughing) I suspect I'll still find them scratching around outside in their yard in a blizzard come February! I have some that run under the coop and stay there til it stops and some that act like it's not even raining.
Today was our chickens 1st day in the new run (only had a small one called the play pen) it was misting most of the day, but it did start raining and most of them stayed out in it (4 came in) they even put themselves to bed without us chasing them back into the coop.... smart chicken granted the ones that stayed outside look like drown rats lol, but they were cleaning and fluffing themselves when we closed up the coop ... silly girls Teammate Chris Robinson fords yet another creek during the Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic across the Hayes Range.
“These are waterproof, right?” asked the customer to the Camphor sales clerk, as he walked around the footwear area testing out a pair of backpacking boots. Out of intrigue, I stopped to watch how the conversation would unfold, despite needing to get back to the area where my gear and skills clinic would be starting in 20 minutes.
The customer was surprised at my question, but answered, “It’s my impression that, yes, waterproof boots will keep my feet dry. I’ll first explain why your feet will not stay dry on a backpacking trip, especially in wet conditions like those in the East.
Wear non-waterproof shoes, which drain and dry out quickly; Wear thin, non-cushioned merino wool socks, which don’t absorb as much water as thicker socks; Take off my shoes and socks to let my feet air dry during any mid-day rest stop that will be longer than 20 minutes; Wear dry and warm socks at night, to give my feet 8-9 hours of recovery time; and, Apply Bonnie’s Balm Climber’s Salve, or a similar topical treatment, to the bottoms of my feet. I recently purchased a wholesale quantity of Climber’s Salve, the distribution of which is pretty limited.
Bonnie’s Balm Climber’s Salve, a wax- and oil-based topical treatment that will reduce maceration and prevent cracking. Minimizing the amount of moisture that the outer layer of skin will absorb, thereby reducing the severity of the maceration/pruning.
In the morning, and sometimes even in the middle of the night, I check my feet to determine if they need another coating of Climbers Salve. What started thousands of years ago as an essential mode of winter transportation has evolved into a popular recreational activity.
It’s a great social activity: All ages and ability levels can enjoy the sport together. If you plan to venture off easy trails, you’ll need to learn how to go up and down hills, traverse slopes, use your poles, how to get up after you fall in deep snow and how to avoid and prepare for avalanches.
They’re designed for easy walking on flat to rolling terrain and are ideal for beginners or families. Make sure you check the maximum recommended load for your snowshoes (your weight plus the weight of your pack filled with gear should not exceed the recommended load) and take into consideration the type of snow you’ll be travelling on (powder snow requires snowshoes with a larger surface area to keep you floating on top of the snow).
Avoid cotton because it can get soaked and chill you, and instead choose synthetics or wool styles because they wick moisture and retain warmth even when wet. A zippered top lets you vent as you heat up and zip up for warmth during rest stops.
Mid layer: Soft-shell jackets and pants make good insulating mid-layers because they retain heat when wet, move freely and breathe as you exercise. Pit zips are a good idea for added ventilation because you’ll be working up a sweat, and you don’t want to overheat.
Hat and gloves/mittens: Keep your head and hands covered to prevent loss of body heat and to protect from sunburn. A wool or synthetic hat, headband or balaclava retains heat during cold, blustery days; a wide-brimmed hat or a ball cap can shade your eyes on sunny days.
Waterproof ski gloves or mittens are a must to keep your hands dry and warm. In milder conditions, glove liners may be all you need, but have a backup waterproof pair with you, just in case.
For a comprehensive list of both clothing and gear you should consider bringing on a day tour, look at our Snowshoeing Checklist. Your stride should be wider than it is for hiking in order to avoid stepping on the insides of your snowshoe frames.
Because of that, you may find your hips and groin muscles aching a bit after the first few times you snowshoe. Pick up your foot and literally kick into the snow with the toe of your boot to create a step.
Your snowshoes will be on the angle of the slope, with the backs hanging downhill behind you and the toes above your boots. This plants the crampons or cleats of the snowshoe into the snow, directly under the balls of your feet.
This puts your foot in a neutral position when moving uphill and makes it easier to sustain a long ascent. On descents, keep your poles planted in front of you, knees bent and relaxed, and your body weight slightly back.
Traversing or “side-hilling” is a common method of travel and can be used to avoid overly steep or difficult terrain. Push the uphill side of each snowshoe into the slope to create a shelf as you move along.
This allows you to rely on the straps alone when you need to relax your grip in order to give your hands a brief rest. Before you can get back up, you’ll need to slip your hands out of the pole straps (if you have them) and shift around until your head is uphill, your feet are straight downhill, and you’re facing the slope with your knees pulled up close to your chest.
Your goal is to press off the slope until you’re upright on your knees; then you can shift your weight onto your snowshoes and stand all the way up. If you don’t have poles: Open up your hands and press down, which will likely create holes in the snow.
Repeat until you’ve built a solid base of compacted snow that you can use to press yourself up off of the slope. Using resort trails keeps you closer to potential help, and reduces the risk from avalanches.
Stay warm and dry: Carry extra layers for warmth, particularly an extra base layer (long underwear) top in case the one you're wearing gets wet from exertion or the weather. Not only does water keep your muscles functioning, it also helps your body fend off hypothermia.
A vacuum bottle with hot drinks or soup can help you stay both hydrated and warm. Check avalanche forecasts and snow conditions before you head out, and always avoid avalanche-prone slopes.
Pay attention to signs of unstable snow and either reroute or turn back if you encounter them. Many REI stores and other groups offer courses in winter travel and avalanche safety.