This photo is of the surface rupture near the community of Trona, CA. Some uplift was two feet. While walking over one of the breaks, there was a 4.5 quake with a wee boom! The soil beneath our feet felt a bit liquidy. The area is in constant motion. When we sank our weight deep into our heels and stood perfectly still, we could feel the smaller movements of Mother Earth.

A solar oven should be in everyone’s preparedness kit, not only to cook, but to pasteurize water and sterilize bandages and surgical tools.