Here’s the story, along with a few eye-opening tips that might help you avoid similar difficulties when traveling with your colloidal silver-making equipment…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for www.TheSilverEdge.com...
This has got to be my favorite news story of the year.
Apparently, on November 28, 2012, a hotel housekeeper at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites in Gainesville, GA entered a hotel room when the guest wasn’t there, and found a "suspicious device" and a "suspicious substance."
The police were called, and afterwards the Sheriff's bomb squad and a Hazardous Materials team joined the investigation on the premise that a dangerous "meth lab" may have been discovered in the hotel room.
The entire hotel was evacuated as a precaution, as authorities pursued their investigation.
Colloidal Silver the Culprit
Then, two hours after the evacuation, the surprised hotel guest returned to the hotel. He apparently explained to authorities that the "suspicious substance" they’d found in his room was a Big Gulp cup half full of colloidal silver!
Although the news article doesn’t specifically say so, apparently the "suspicious device" found in the room was a colloidal silver generator.
I don’t know who should be more embarrassed, the snoopy hotel staff, the over-reactive police, the Sheriff’s bomb squad, the Hazardous Materials squad, or the guy who apparently left his hotel room with his colloidal silver generator running, not expecting any hotel staff to enter the room.
According to a Gainesville Police Department spokesman, “We would much rather take all safety precautions anytime a suspicious device is found to ensure safety than not do enough.”
Well said. But nevertheless somebody oughta be awfully darned embarrassed over this incident.
Crazy, Crazy World
Folks, we now live in a crazy, crazy world where you have to be darned careful for just about everything, apparently including where you take your colloidal silver generator.
Frankly, this story did not surprise me in the least, because I experienced a similar event not too long after the 9-11 terrorist attacks on this country.
Indeed, shortly after 9-11 an investigator from the Office of Naval Intelligence show up at the doorstep of my office asking why I’d just purchased 200 wall timers from a local electrical supply house.
Apparently, with a few modifications, wall timers can be used by terrorists as makeshift explosive devices. And the authorities were apparently worried that I might be some nutcase who was getting ready to blow up half the little town I lived in at that time.
A wall timer is included with every Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator sold (see photo, left), so customers can set the timer for the requisite three-hour production time, and leave, not having to worry about being home to shut the generator off later. The timer makes shut-off automatic.
So I buy hundreds of these timers at a whack, in order to fulfill customer orders for the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.
But you should have seen the disbelieving look on the investigators face when I tried to explain all of this to him.
I literally had to unpack an entire box full of pre-packaged Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generators in front of the investigator, and then set one of them up and run it for him, so he could see the entire process.
And just so he knew for sure that I was not some nutcase, I gave him an autographed copy of my bestselling book on colloidal silver, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual.
Now I’ve been around the military most of my life, because my dad was a career Marine. I’ve lived on military bases. And I’ve even worked on a military base as a young adult. So I’m quite used to the military way of life.
But believe me, when you have an investigator from the Office of Naval Intelligence show up at your doorstep demanding to know why you’re buying electrical apparatuses in bulk, it’s more than just a little bit unnerving, to say the least.
And even more so afterwards, when you realize that somewhere in the intelligence community, in some obscure file cabinet, there’s a file with your name on it, associated with a federal terrorism investigation. Not fun!
Thankfully, the investigator was a swell guy once he figured out I was on the up-and-up. He was fascinated by the concept of the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, and said he’d give the copy of my book to his wife, who was “into alternative medicine.”
And since that time I’ve never had a bit of trouble even though I’ve had to purchase thousands upon thousands of pieces of electronic equipment now that the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator has become the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator.
A Few Helpful Tips on Traveling
With a Colloidal Silver Generator…
People email me all of the time asking about travelling with their colloidal silver generators.
Now I suppose these little machines are most frequently referred to as “home” colloidal silver generators because that’s where they belong, i.e., in the home.
But I understand that sometimes when you’re going to be away from home for an extended period of time, you might want to bring your generator with you so you can make fresh batches of colloidal silver wherever you’re visiting.
This is often true, for example, when you might be visiting out-of-town (or out-of-state) relatives or friends, and you want to show them your colloidal silver generator in operation, and let them sample some freshly made colloidal silver.
So my #1 suggestion is that if you’re going to be traveling away from home for any extended period of time – particularly if you’ve chosen to travel by air or by any other form of public transportation such as train or bus -- simply package and mail your colloidal silver generator to the address you’ll be staying at.
Don’t take it with you on the airplane, train or bus. The baggage inspectors are just too hyper-vigilant about electronic appliances they’re not familiar with. And the likelihood your colloidal silver generator will be confiscated for “further investigation” is high.
So send your colloidal silver generator by UPS or FedEx, and be sure to pay the extra small fee for shipment tracking.
By shipping your generator to your destination via UPS, FedEx or some other reliable shipping service, you won’t have to worry about having it confiscated at the airport, bus station or train station if some lughead TSA wannabe in the baggage inspection department confuses it for a portable “meth lab” or an explosive device.
And by purchasing the shipment tracking service, you can keep track of where your package is at at any point in time while you’re traveling. How? Simply by using your laptop computer or smart phone to log into the website of the shipping company you’ve chosen, and enter your package’s shipping number into the tracking system.
Also, when shipping your colloidal silver generator anywhere, it’s important to make sure it’s clearly labeled.
The label should identify the machine as a home colloidal silver generator. And it should include the name of the company that manufactured it, and plenty of contact information for the manufacturer, such as the company’s phone number, email address and regular mail address.
After all, shipping companies like UPS and FedEx are now as hyper-vigilant about package contents as airports, trains and bus stations are about luggage contents.
Most shipping packages are now x-rayed as they come down the conveyor belt before being loaded onto the delivery truck. And suspicious packages are opened and thoroughly inspected.
So you want to make it as easy as possible for some overzealous security inspector to see that the electrical apparatus in your package is a safe and benign consumer product, so he won’t confiscate it or sequester it as something needing further investigation.
For example, TheSilverEdge.com includes in the packaging with every Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator a printed Operating Instructions Guide, plus Special Reports on making and using colloidal silver, as well as two business cards featuring complete contact information for both the Sales Department and the Tech Support department.
These are the kinds of printed materials that will go a long way toward identifying your colloidal silver generator as a benign consumer product should it somehow fall into the hands of an over-vigilant package inspector during shipping.
Even if you prefer to travel by car, and stay at hotel rooms with your colloidal silver generator, by following the above-described labeling and packaging advice you’ll go a long way toward preventing some snoopy hotel room housekeeper from mistaking your generator for a piece of equipment from a "meth lab" operation and calling the cops.
However, no matter how well labeled your colloidal silver generator might be, I certainly don't recommend leaving your hotel room with the machine sitting out in the open, and running. That’s likely what happened in the recent hotel incident described at the beginning of this article.
Obviously, it could turn into an embarrassing situation for you should a not-so-bright hotel housekeeper enter the room and think you're brewing up an illegal concoction.
Learning More About Colloidal Silver…
To learn more about making and using colloidal silver, just click the link.
Or, feel free to watch some of these short videos on making and using colloidal silver.
You can also learn more by reading some of my in-depth articles on colloidal silver, including this article on “7 Good Reasons to Make Your Own Colloidal Silver.”
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another brand new article on colloidal silver…
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
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