I am often asked how long a CPR class is. Typically they can run anywhere from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours. It depends on the size of the class and the material covered. My classes due to run the full length of time because I like to provide a lot of hands on time and I want to make sure everyone's questions are answered. Some instructors or training sites may list their classes as only 2 hours. My guess is that they have much smaller classes or a lot more CPR equipment than I have.
No matter what the length of the course. A good CPR class should have the following components:
Hands on practice. Just watching a demonstration of a skill is not the same as learning it. Each participant in the class should have hands on practice time. Questions and answers. If you have a question the instructor should answer it. Keep in mind that while instructors do go through training to teach CPR, we aren't perfect and we don't know the answer to every question that could possibly be asked.…
The thoughts expressed here are solely my own. I feel the need to state that up front. I'm striving for neutrality and fairness.
3 days ago we voted. As in any election, only one candidate can win. Unlike past elections, the response has been quite different this time. This whole election cycle has been different than most, a large part of this I feel belongs to Facebook, Twitter, and social media. Another part of this is how we perceive everything we see on a screen as truth. Whether that screen be in our living room, on a desk, or in our hand. This was not a clean campaign on either side. And many non-candidate groups ran their own negative ads or portrayed the candidates out of context. I personally found it hard to judge the positive merits of the candidates while being overwhelmed with the negatives.
More so in this campaign than in others I think we have made our decision and judgments based on the character we see of the candidate from words and actions that we h…
A few weeks later it arrives. The only directions with it were a small piece of paper that said to plug it in to charge it fully, drain the battery, charge it fully, and then drain it, and then it would be ready to use. No other directions were provided. No mention of solar charging. This should have been a hint that I obviously missed.
The cord that came with it was loose and wobbly when connected, so I used my own cable and followed the directions. I drained it by using it to charge my own phone. As a battery pack it charged really well. It had a flashlight which did not work. I emailed the website, outdoorshiking.com about this, but never received a reply.
After charging/draining, I set it in the sun.
It never charged.
I took it on our trip to D.C.. The charger sat in the hotel window for 3…