Small hack for virus outbreak

K.C. LeeK.C. Lee wrote 04/09/2020 at 11:10 • 3 min read • Like

Vegetables in 4-6 days, just add water. No sunlight or soil needed.

While doing an inventory of my food supply, I came across some mung beans I bought about 10 years ago.  So I grew some bean sprouts from following this website. It is very nutritional and a low effort alternative for fresh vegetable during a food shortage.  I use the webbing from a pack of garlic to use as the mesh and tie it to the bottle with some solid wires.  I soaked the beans overnight and then rinse it twice a day.  Keep it out of direct light.  Other than that, it requires very little efforts.  I had to stop after 4 days when the bottle was getting too full. Those little guys expand a lot and push very hard on the mesh.

I recommended eating it cooked as you don't want get sick. Here is one simple recipe for a stir fried noodle. 

Flat hook for DIY mask

I made a HKMask for personal protection.  I am not a arts and craft person, so I had to make do with what I have.  I modified the design as I don't have any thin elastic bands.  I do have a lot of fat ones from my grocery.

I use the I core from old transformer to make a flat hook and a AWG10 solid wire (household wiring) for the loop. The rubber band is very strong, so it is important to have the right cord lengths for comfort and fit. I crimped the 2mm paracord gently during length adjustment.  Once the adjustment is done, I crimped tightly to hold it in place.

Thin metal such as I/O expansion covers from cheap PC case or transformer cores is used for the hook.

Alternatively, the hook can be made from wire.

One source of  those nose clip wires:

Good cookies and come with a bonus: a flat clip for resealing the bag.  It is plastic coated with 2 wires on the edges.

Be safe out there!  Here is one music video from our Prime minister's daily address.