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I’ll be moving some of my audio up to SoundCloud as I get time. Eventually it will all go to SoundCloud.
Just a simple track showing how much man made noise intrudes into nature. Focus on the wild sounds and listen.
Here’s the Python code for the time-lapse mentioned in the episode. Make sure to check your paths! Ensure you’re pointing to your correct capture directory and that the directory exists (I saved this as Desktop/timelapse).:
import time import picamera VIDEO_DAYS = 1 FRAMES_PER_HOUR = 60 FRAMES = FRAMES_PER_HOUR * 24 * VIDEO_DAYS def capture_frame(frame): with picamera.PiCamera() as cam: time.sleep(2) cam.capture('/home/pi/Desktop/timelapse/frame%03d.jpg' % frame) # Capture the images for frame in range(FRAMES): # Note the time before the capture start = time.time() capture_frame(frame) # Wait for the next capture. Note that we take into # account the length of time it took to capture the # image when calculating the delay time.sleep( int(60 * 60 / FRAMES_PER_HOUR) - (time.time() - start) )
Logo idea started…
Also a test of automated posting to Facebook page and Twitter…
With some pressure from my daughter and a couple others close to me, I caved in and purchased the Garmin InReach Mini.
There’s not much I can say beyond what you’ve probably already read elsewhere or whats available at the link above.
I would like to address a few things in regard to the emergency use of these devices:
First and foremost – Ensure that you are indeed in an emergency!
If you can not self-rescue then hit that button!!! But be damn sure that it’s an emergency, please! When you start a search by sending that SOS, you are in fact putting others lives in danger. People will indeed be coming to help you, but given terrain, weather and more you are putting others at risk.
There’s the argument that yes, they signed up for this as a part of their paid (or volunteer) time on that rescue department, Search And Rescue team or whatever agency they are with. However, your inability to care for yourself in a non-life-threatening emergency should *never* endanger others.
I realize that’s a little blunt and borders on callousness, but if you look at the realities involved I think you’ll understand.
You should always attempt self-rescue in non-life-threatening situations.
Learn basic back country/wilderness first aid! Learn First Aid period! Take CPR courses! If you’re an REI member (if not, join!) check out your local store or their website for Wilderness Medicine courses.
Feeling more adventurous? Search for Wilderness Medical training.There’s tons of it available from multiple entities. If you’re a Basic, Intermediate EMT or Paramedic, then you’re off to a good start, but still have a lot to learn. ALS in a city is a whole different scenario than back country ALS.