A few of Kounty Kreations Cuties

A few of Kounty Kreations Cuties
Here are just a few of the wonderful kreations that Kountry Kreations offers !!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 30

Hello all !!

Well today is the Great Greenbrier River Race .... it should be a great day for it. People are saying the water is great for the race. No one should have to drag the canoes today. I wish all the participants a wonderful race.

The doctor told my daughter last week that she will not make it to her due date of June 11. If  little Ms. Ryley hasn't made her grand entrance before June 1st they will induce and she will !! Her big sister Cadence is getting very excited but daddy is very nervous as he is working out of town and afraid he will miss out on his baby girls grand entrance. I just laugh at him and he will say but mom ... its so cute to watch them. I just pray that all goes well.

Well its back to work the race will begin here shortly ... Have a great day !!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Alot has been happening !!

Hello all it has been awhile since my last post. I have been crafting a lot !! Our daughter and granddaughter are back with us now for awhile since Justin is out of town working. The due date of our new granddaughter is quickly approaching. My thoughts are she will be here a lot sooner than mommy and daddy think. Today is my grandmothers birthday and no one knows the number of times in a day she is in my thoughts. She was a huge part of my life for many years. Althought she has been in Heaven for many years she is still always in my thoughts. Just the other day I was making a custard pie and was thinking back to all the times as a little girl I would stand on a stool in the kitchen and watch as she would make custard or pies for my grandfather to take to work. Those were the days !!! Happy Birthday Grandma Mary !!!

Here are just a few pics of my latest crafts. I am not working on ornaments for the Relay for Life Event.

All of my crafts are available for purchase @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/KountryKreations2008. Stop by and take a look around !!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Where to Go During an Earthquake

Where to Go During an Earthquake

This is the text version of my earlier email styled
Save your life with
"The Triangle of Life"(see below)
further elucidating on the life-saving concept of "The Triangle of Life"

Folks, please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE this with your loved ones:

Where to Go During an Earthquake

Remember that stuff about hiding under a table or standing in a doorway? Well, forget it! This is a real eye opener. It could save your life someday.



My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of

the American Rescue Team International (ARTI ), the world's most experienced rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in
an earthquake.

I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams

from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a member of many rescue teams from many countries. I was the United
Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years, and have worked at
 every major disaster in the world since 1985, except for simultaneous disasters.

The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City

during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under its desk. Every child
was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could have survived by lying down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene --

Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling

upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a
space or void next to them - NOT under them. This space is what I call the 'triangle of life'. The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The next time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the 'triangles' you
see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed building.


1) Most everyone who simply 'ducks and covers' when building collapse are crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a bed, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If

the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also,
the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is

killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!

7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different 'moment of frequency' (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs

before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads - horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by
the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the
building is not damaged.

8) Get near the outer walls of buildings or outside of them if possible - It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior.

The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in

an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying
next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars
had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids

are found surrounding stacks of paper.

Spread the word and save someone's life...

The entire world is experiencing natural calamities so be prepared!

'We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly'

In 1996 we made a film, which proved my survival methodology to be
correct. The Turkish Federal Government, City of Istanbul, University of Istanbul Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this practical,
scientific test. We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins
inside. Ten mannequins did 'duck and cover,' and ten mannequins I used in my 'triangle of life' survival method. After the simulated earthquake collapse
we crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film and
document the results. The film, in which I practiced my survival techniques under directly observable, scientific conditions , relevant to building collapse, showed there would have been zero percent survival for those doing duck
and cover.

There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using my method of the 'triangle of life.' This film has been seen by millions of

viewers on television in Turkey and the rest of Europe, and it was seen in
the USA , Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real TV.