How To: Survival Fishing You can make your own fishhooks, nets and traps and use several methods to obtain fish in a survival situation. Did you know you can make field-expedient fishhooks from pins, needles, wire, small nails, or any piece of metal. You can also use wood, bone, coconut shell, thorns, flint, seashell, or …
Experienced homesteaders know that just because the trees go dormant, the hens take a break from laying, and the garden goes fallow it doesn’t mean that you can go into hibernation from December to March.
Among the many wintertime tasks on the farm, you can’t forget to include tending to your fruit trees. Proper overwintering of fruit trees helps them to survive the cold months and can get rid of any hidden fungal spores, bacteria, and insect eggs that can wreck havoc come summertime. The three simple steps include: insulation, pruning and spraying.
1. Prioritize autumn clean-up. Start winter preparation by cleaning up your orchard during autumn. Remove fallen, rotting fruit from the ground and rake up fallen leaves. This debris can harbor hidden fungal spores, insects and their eggs. Rotting fruit is also an invitation to animal invaders to move in. Be sure also to remove any dead fruit from the tree. After the leaves have fallen, give your fruit trees a thorough inspection for signs of disease or damage. Look for any cracks, discolorations, unusual growths or other signs of damage. Remove or treat any wood that shows signs of disease.
2. Prevent sunscald. Before the cold really sets in is the time to protect your trees from sunscald. Sunscald occurs in the winter when the sunlight heats the bark during the day, waking it from dormancy, and then freezes again at night, causing an open scar. The scar can become an inviting opening for insects and disease. To protect your trees from sunscald you can use a commercial tree wrap — like crinkled paper or spiral plastic wrap — to wrap the trunks of young trees. Older trees can be treated with a 1:1 solution of water and white latex paint.
3. Guard against animal invaders. If you have a busy wildlife presence in your area, you also may need to protect your fruit trees from deer, rabbits, mice and other animals that are looking for an easy wintertime meal.
For trees less than 5-7 years old, use tree wraps or wire mesh to protect trunks from mice and voles, making sure they are partially buried. Though nothing short of an 8-foot fence is guaranteed to keep deer at bay, a barrier of poultry netting or woven wire can help protect your trees. Scent repellants also may work, including liquid repellents like coyote urine or hanging a highly scented bath soap from the tree’s branches.
4. Insulate the roots. When it comes to winter prevention, insulating your roots is the most important task. A nice, thick layer of mulch is the best way to keep roots warm. Mulch should be a few inches thick all year long and even thicker in the winter (4-6 inches for young trees). You can use a variety of organic materials as mulch, including bark mulch, leaves, pine straw, wood chips and straw. Snow works, too! For the very best protection, cover your mulch with an insulated barrier like black landscape fabric or a black trash bag.
5. Prune the trees. Prune from December to February when the trees are dormant. Weak branches are an easy target for bacteria or insects to lay eggs, so weed them out now before it’s too late. First remove those dead, dying or diseased branches you noticed back in the fall. For diseased branches, be sure to cut the next juncture down to be sure of removing all the affected wood. Next, remove branches that are rubbing or at risk of growing into one another, branches that grow straight out, and root suckers. When pruning fruit trees be sure to sterilize your shears between cuts to prevent disease transfer. This can be done by rubbing them with denatured alcohol or a 1:99 solution of bleach and water. Tea tree oil is also a natural choice.
6. Wash the trees. The dormant season is prime time to “wash” fruit trees. Washing, or spraying, is the most successful way to kill off any bacteria, fungal spores, insects or insect larvae that may be hiding in your tree. Spraying should only be done in the winter when trees are deeply dormant, before any new buds have begun to show. Dormant oil sprays are available online or in most gardening and home improvement stores. These usually contain some type copper and/or lime, fish oil, or plant-based oil and can be found in organic forms, as well. Do your spraying when temperatures will be consistently above freezing for a few days. Make sure to wet all surfaces thoroughly, especially bark fissures. Since these sprays work as a contact insecticide, getting into all the nooks and crannies — especially around the base of the trunk — they ensure that you will kill off all of those hidden aphids, mites and other harmful bugs.
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How to Determine Directions to North, South, East, and West With Out A Compass Whether on a casual walk in the woods, hunting, or backpacking, it’s easy to get turned around. Now you’ll know which way is up, or at least which way is back towards home. This is vital knowledge any prepper should have …
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You want to live in a tiny home, you have done your research, you love what you see, but now you are finding out the bumps in the road about building and living in a tiny home. It seems that the reason most tiny homes are actually built on a trailer chassis, that gets around most of the “building codes” that are enforced in most towns, and even out of town in some municipalities.
But where are you going to park it? Most places will not allow you to park on a property for more than a set period of time, many areas will not allow you to park in someone’s backyard and LIVE in it, there are rules and regulations for both mobile and fixed tiny homes, it’s up to YOU to do your homework to find out what these rules (codes) are in the place where you want to plant your tiny home. I would say to get out of the city, as far as you can, get somewhere where there are very few building codes. I know that isn’t ideal for everyone, but if you are able to get far away from government intrusion, that seems to be the best way to go.
Watch this video to hear about some things you might not have considered before jumping in the tiny home movement.
Path of the Prepper The “Path of the Prepper” demonstrates that we become better through the mentorship of others and that in turn, we mentor those who are walking in our previous footsteps. I love this little article, after reading it it makes complete sense. Thats why I do my pages and website. I love …
12 Cheap Ways to Become a Better Prepper Prepping seems to ask more from your wallet every day. If you don’t have money to convert your grid to solar, it doesn’t mean you have to just sit on your hands. If you don’t have the resources to get started with rain barrel water collection, you don’t …
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WASHINGTON — President Trump is making good on his promise to build a wall along the United States/Mexico border and to get tougher on illegal immigration.
Trump signed executive orders Wednesday ordering the building of a wall along the border and also calling for 5,000 additional border patrol agents and 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. The latter is contingent upon congressional funding, but the wall may not require it. That’s because a 2006 law – signed by President George W. Bush — funded a wall that was never completed after Democrats took control of Congress.
“We are going to restore the rule of law in the United States,” Trump said in an address to the Department of Homeland Security. “Beginning today the United States gets control of its borders.”
The wall will cost a lot — $15 billion total, or $3 million to $10 million a mile, NPR reported. The Washington Post’s estimate was even higher: $20 billion.
“A nation without borders is not a nation,” he said.
Trump still plans on having the Mexican government pay for the wall by reimbursing the U.S.
“All it is, is we’ll be reimbursed at a later date from whatever transaction we make from Mexico,” Trump told ABC News. “I’m just telling you there will be a payment. It will be in a form, perhaps a complicated form. What I’m doing is good for the United States. It’s also going to be good for Mexico. We want to have a very stable, very solid Mexico.”
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Trump contends the wall will benefit Mexico by cutting down on the number of people from Central America crossing through that country. Some of the wall’s costs might be covered by redirecting foreign aid money that is going to Mexico, CNN reported.
Construction on the wall, Trump added, will likely begin within months.
“Certainly, planning is starting immediately,” he said.
Around one-third of the US-Mexico border is already blocked by a fence.
The wall was just one of several actions on immigration in two executive orders Trump signed. Other actions included:
- Withholding federal funds from “sanctuary cities” where local governments refuse to support enforcement of federal immigration laws.
- Stepping up prosecutions of people accused of committing crimes along the border.
- Increasing detention of illegal immigrants.
- Forcing other countries to take back criminal aliens by withholding U.S. Visas to their citizens.
- Giving ICE more power to arrest, detain and deport illegal immigrants.
“The recent surge of illegal immigration at the southern border with Mexico has placed a significant strain on Federal resources and overwhelmed agencies charged with border security and immigration enforcement, as well as the local communities into which many of the aliens are placed,” one of the executive orders reads. “Transnational criminal organizations operate sophisticated drug- and human-trafficking networks and smuggling operations on both sides of the southern border, contributing to a significant increase in violent crime and United States deaths from dangerous drugs. Among those who illegally enter are those who seek to harm Americans through acts of terror or criminal conduct. Continued illegal immigration presents a clear and present danger to the interests of the United States.”
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Administering the right first aid correctly can help save lives and reduce discomfort when you are out in the wilderness. Understanding the common challenges you may face and how to react under such conditions will help remove uncertainties and improve patient outcome. Having your first aid kit with you is the first step to handling emergencies. Here are some steps to take when faced with health emergencies or accidents in the wilderness:
By Ryan, a contributing author of SurvivalCache and SHTFBlog
1) Survey the Area: Before you jump in to help the patient, take a second to survey the area for any potential danger. It’s important you keep your instinct to help immediately in check and ensure that the area is safe for you. There is no need rushing in only to increase the number of patients by falling victim to whatever danger created the emergency in the first place. Watch for signs of dangerous animals, uneven terrains that maybe due to an avalanche, and so on.
2) Approach the Patient: Approach the patient and try to determine the cause of the injury or medical condition, and put on your gloves before you touch the patient.
3) Determine the State of Your Patient: Tap the patient on the shoulder and shout “are you ok?” If you don’t get a response, use 10 seconds to determine if the patient is still breathing (occasional gasps is not breathing).
4) If the patient is not breathing send someone to call the emergency number immediately. Get the patient lying face-up and ensure the neck, head and back are in a straight line. If it’s a child and the parent or guardian is around, ask for consent if you haven’t already. Then give rescue breath. The right way to give rescue breath is to tilt the patient’s head, raise the chin, pinch the nose, and then breathe in through the mouth till the chest expands. Give rescue breath one after the other.
5) If the chest doesn’t rise after two rescue breaths, start CPR immediately. If you witnessed the patient collapse, skip rescue breaths and start CPR immediately.
6) If the patient is still breathing, keep the airway clear by raising the patient’s neck and tilting the head.
Dealing with Bleeding
If the patient is bleeding, it’s important you stop the bleeding immediately. Raise the wounded area above the heart level and apply direct pressure with gauze, clean cloth, sphagnum moss, or dried seaweed. However, if it’s a head injury, apply several dressings and press gently because the skull may be fractured. If you feel bone fragments, depression, or a spongy area, DO NOT apply direct pressure. Use diffused pressure to control the bleeding.
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For non-head bleeding that fails to stop after application of direct pressure, consider applying pressure at the pulse point between the bleeding area and the heart.
Once the bleeding is controlled, flood the area with water to wash out dirt and contaminants. If there is any dirt still visible the water can’t remove, use tweezers to remove it carefully. Clean the area around the wound with alcohol wipe if you have one in your first aid box. Ensure you do not clean the inside of the wound with the alcohol wipe. Apply antibiotic ointment to the wound, and add clean gauze, and then a wrap to keep it in place.
Dealing with Bone and Joint Injuries
Bone and joint injuries may be strains, fractures, sprains, or dislocations. Although it can be difficult for an inexperienced person without BLS certification to tell one from the other, the care to be given is similar. Check for symptoms such as deformity, tenderness, swelling, an inability of the patient to use or move the injured part without pain, loss of sensation, or open injuries to confirm you are dealing with a bone or joint injury.
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Help the person rest the injured body part and immobilize it on the ground or with a splint if you need to move the person. Apply a cold pack if available on the body part, separating the skin and the cold pack with a gauze or clean cloth to avoid damaging the skin. Leave for 20 minutes. Use cold water if ice is unavailable. Elevate the fractured body part above the heart level if it won’t cause pain or discomfort. You can administer aspirin if the pain is severe. Arrange for evacuation of the patient as soon as possible.
Apart from the above basic precaution, do not attempt to fix bone damage or a dislocation if you are not trained to do so as permanent damage may occur.
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These guys have:
*Money, both cash and funds in accounts across the world.
*Well set up Bug out locations, both local and abroad.
*Means to get there. Most of these guys have their own plane, boats, can pay for private jets, tickets, etc.
*Intel and connections. By the time you read about SHTF they’ll already be in some safe location.
All we can do is try to get as close to such a setup as possible. One of the toughest parts for most people being having the money do move around like that, and maybe even harder to get, connections with true insiders that warn you ahead of time.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.
There are pieces of emergency gear that preppers and survivalists simply have to have. A multi-functional, multi-powered weather radio is one of them. One of these radios should be extremely high on your “to buy” list if you do not have one now. It needs to be kept easy to access and ready to go out the door, too. Undoubtedly there are numerous such weather radios on the market and I have had two or three over the years that all eventually died. I have an old model sold by L.L.Bean that still works but the station dial is so crude it is difficult to zero in on a station with clear reception. It also eats batteries like popcorn. Enter an intuitive, energy efficient rebuttal to older inefficient radios: the LaCrosse Model 810.
This LaCrosse model has it all. In fact its features are darn near too many to mention, but here is a rundown on the essentials. First of all, the radio is small and compact. Out of the package it appears to be well made in a black matte finish in ABS plastic. The grill or speaker front is silver matte chromed. Had it been bright chrome, it could have been used as a signal function. The ‘control’ panel is centered on the front with simple, intuitive buttons to manage all the radio’s functions.
The LaCrosse Model 810
To begin activation of the LaCrosse 810, pull the battery seal out of the back to activate the LIR123A recharge battery to initially power up the unit. Backup power sources also include a built-in solar panel on top that can recharge the radio in 10-12 hours of sunlight. Also available is a hand crank on the back to recharge the unit. About one minute of cranking gives 30 minutes of radio juice to hear anything that is being broadcasted.
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A red charging crank rate light will shine as you crank. It will turn green when fully charged. As you crank, you can get into a sort of rhythm, but one minute of cranking seems an eternity. It occurred to me during the process what a great job for the kids to do.
The radio itself can be set to AM-FM for standard stations for music, news, and local weather. One more button push switches the radio to the NOAA weather bands for fully detailed weather reports from an official government weather source. The LaCrosse 810 picks up seven weather band frequencies, so something should be available and live no matter where you are.
Besides the more or less regular features of a weather radio, the 810 unit also has a built-in LED flashlight with focused fresnal lens, a blue back light flashes red during weather alerts around the digital read out panel, a digital station tuner, volume buttons, and a digital clock reading AM-PM time readouts. There are two stainless steel bars on the ends of the front panel which go through the case to reinforce the internal framework of the radio to make it more durable. On the side is a telescoping antenna that can be pulled out and rotated to isolate the best radio reception. There is also a 3.5 mm earphone jack if you want to listen via headphones.
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Also built into this unit is a mini-USB port that can be used to charge the radio via a computer or any other USB power source. Users can also utilize the hand crank feature to charge a phone or other external mobile device. The LaCrosse NOAA Weather Radio is very simple to self-use, but directions are printed on the bottom of the radio in case the paper instructions become lost. The included directions come printed in three languages, English, Spanish, and French. I guess the Russians will have to hack in.
As a final footnote, I plan to find some kind of soft-sided slip case or bag to store the LaCrosse radio to offer extra shock protection and safety from any outside elements. For now the radio sits on my work desk ready for the next weather event or to listen to talk radio or music. The LaCrosse 810 retails for just under $50 and is well worth the investment.
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A cash-strapped performing arts school has traded a year’s worth of waste for 30 desks.
The off-grid school collected its community’s recycling, as well as its own, and bartered this for the recycled desks.
Set up in 2005, the grid wasn’t working for 65 pupil school Chistlehurst, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa so they devised a plan. Stick with their eco-friendly ethos and remain off the grid. Unlike an on-grid school, there is no sprinkler system, no heating in the winter and strictly no technology in the classroom. So things are done a little differently, students carry buckets of water from the rain water tanks to the gardens and huddle by a bonfire to keep warm on cold mornings.
“Our kids have had to learn how to get along without certain ‘luxuries’, which is something they take a little time to adjust to, but end up loving the ‘quietness’ of it all,” said Jacyn Fanner, Headteacher.
When they moved into their current building, there were no roofs, doors or windows. Let alone functioning taps and toilets! But after a lot of hard work, the school reached their off-grid goal. Rain water tanks fill the toilet cisterns, solar lighting illuminates the classrooms and batteries, gas and a small generator provide extra energy.
The school is also home to a frog pond, vegetable garden and a recycling village with 12 bins for different materials. This allows the school to recycle a range of materials from mixed paper and cans to plastic and styrofoam. The majority of cleaning products and equipment are sourced from the local community and are as eco-friendly as possible.
The school partnered up with the Wildlands Conservancy Trust 6 years ago, through their desire to recycle. The NGO, which operates in 6 provinces, provided the school with the recycling bins which are filled every week – even during the holidays!
Students have taken their eco-friendly lessons from school to home, encouraging their families to reduce re-use and recycle. So now recycling from the local community is brought to the school for collection. Each year the school get a rebate from Wildlands for the recycling they collect. However at the end of 2016 this rebate was traded for the eco-desks. The staff and students are very pleased with how they look in their eco-school setting and Headteacher Jacyn Fanner wants to see them fill all of the classrooms in time.
So what’s next?
“We have so many ideas and plans – which include a fully solar powered media centre – and we are so excited for what the future holds for Chistlehurst,” Jacyn Fanner said.
The desks are made from 100% previously unrecycled materials, are hard wearing and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Chistlehurst are so pleased with the outcome, they are encouraging other schools to get involved with green initiatives such as Sustainable Schools and Recycling for Life programs.
Images courtesy of Roger Fanner.
I haven’t always been good at saving money. When I think about all the money I wasted in my twenties, it makes me sick to my stomach. I may as well have been lighting cash on fire. After the Great Recession began, I finally learned how to find great deals and cut down on household […]
Obama Leaves America Vulnerable to EMP Attack: Threatens “Banking, Fuel, Food Distribution”
Barack Obama officially made his exit from the stage, but he left us with some major vulnerabilities – at a time when he stepped away from power with tensions at all time high with Russia.
Not only has the nation been left wide open to an EMP attack or other sophisticated barrage against our national defenses, but recent advances have left our leaders drastically unprepared for possible or even likely attack from a long line of potential adversaries.
Asymmetrical warfare on a global, electronic scale can and will play out in the years ahead – in fact, the design of the latest class of high tech weapons make sure that the next world war will be fought with EMP and
President Trump – and all presidents after him – will have to contend with this immediate and deadly threat. Even the best alliances – with Putin, with China, etc. – will not prevent rogue states or rogue groups from exacting horrible destruction.
Like it or not, our world is about as dangerous as it has ever been.
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The Obama administration, on the eve of its transfer of power, is about to impose new standards to protect the nation’s life-sustaining electric grid from solar storms.
However, … pointedly, it will not protect the vulnerable national grid from a man-made, high altitude, nuclear detonation that could create an electromagnetic pulse.
Such an EMP could have a catastrophic impact on the nation’s technology-based, life-sustaining critical infrastructures.
In an email to WND, William R. Graham, who was director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and science adviser to President Ronald Reagan, warned that the FERC has scheduled a ruling on Jan. 19 – the day before Donald Trump is sworn in… however, the FERC’s planned ruling “is likely to have far-ranging, seriously counterproductive national security implications,” according to Graham, who was chairman of the 2008 congressionally mandated EMP Commission.
The commission examined the impact of an EMP on the nation’s critical infrastructures that depend on the national grid system.
[…] Threatened are not only the nation’s power lines, but its banking, fuel supply and even food distribution systems… telecommunications,automated control systems, petroleum and natural gas, transportation, food and water delivery, emergency services and space systems.
[…] the United States is especially vulnerable since its critical interdependent infrastructures rely, more than most other nations, on electronic components… these critical interdependencies also create potential vulnerabilities and multiple, simultaneous disruptions and failures. An EMP event, whether natural or man-made, would cause “unprecedented cascading failures of major infrastructures,” Graham said.
Although the grid has not been hardened, the Pentagon has made great investment in advancing the offensive weaponry of the next generation of electromagnetic warfare.
The Department of Defense has just announced its latest electromagnetic pulse weapon – which is powerful and devastating enough to cripple electronics and grid installations across an entire major city.
The US Department of Defense is developing a powerful new weapon that could cripple an entire city without directly hurting anyone.
A recent solicitation from the Pentagon calls for a non-explosive electromagnetic pulse artillery shell capable of wiping out ‘a wide range of electronics, critical infrastructure, and computer-based systems.’
The non-kinetic system would first be incorporated into a 155mm projectile and later scaled down to enable the use of multiple shells, allowing for devastating electronic attacks that are delivered by standard munition but cause no physical damage.
And meanwhile, Russia has also been escalating its electromagnetic arsenal and other ‘checkmate’ weapons of choice that could hypothetically play out into a very brutal and short world war if things ever reached the brink.
Russia says it is working on a new range of laser, plasma and electromagnetic weapons as well as hypersonic missiles which would be able to hit a US aircraft carrier before the Pentagon even realised it had been fired.
The Kremlin’s Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov said yesterday: ‘Coming next are hypersonic weapons, which require the use of principally new materials and control systems that operate in a completely different medium, in plasma.’
A hypersonic weapon is a missile which travels at Mach 5 – five times the speed of sound – and it would enable the Russians to strike a target thousands of miles away within minutes.
China is in the game, too. The new generation of ICBM and ballistic missile has put the entire world under a new envelope of threat-and-defense.
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Predators run in packs. Predators will instinctively prey on the weak – especially those separated from the herd. Predators are opportunists looking for easy targets first. Not only is this true for the four legged predator but also the two legged variety. Again last night as I listened to the squealing and howling pack of […]
There are a several simple things Preppers may want in their car when driving in snowy weather conditions. Below is a list of seven items, can you guess what they are? If you’ve lived in a snowy climate for years then you can probably guess most of them. However, […]
How To Make Bug Out Caches And Resupply Trips | episode 134
Mike returns to the podcast this week and we discuss Bug Out Caches and resupply trips.
Just to define a cache real fast.
- 1.a collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place.“an arms cache”verb
- 1.store away in hiding or for future use.
Now that you know what a cache is you can see why we would want a Bug Out Caches.
In our case as preppers having extra stores away from our main preps just makes sense.
Most Bug Out Bags are built to work for 72 hours. What happens if you need more supplies?
With caches, you can even carry less weight initially.
- Resupply trips
- Mail drops
- Scavenging excursions
- Buried caches along all bug out routes.
- Staches at friends house and Vice versa
- Use some geocaching techniques
- Have places marked on your bug out routes to resupply? Know which places have what.
- Know the lesser used locations
- Mark the more dangerous places as ones to avoid. I.e A certain store gets robbed often.
- Have the numbers to be able to call ahead and check on availability.
- Like hiking the Appalachian train you can use mail drops in certain bug outs.
- If it’s a localized emergency.
- use mail drops to have things waiting for you.
- With amazon prime, you can have items delivered in two days or less.
- Think last minute drops to a bol or hotel even.
- Not just for when SHTF
- Mark GPS locations of wild edibles along your bug out routes.
- Know game trails around your Bug Out Routes
- You can cache hunting/ fishing and trapping items along the way.
- don’t rule out dumpster diving especially in urban areas.
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For those of us who have attempted to talk some sense into a leftist in regards to Muslims, Islamic terrorists and the threat they pose to our lives and Western civilization, you probably heard that one of two things. Either that the West deserves to the victim of terrorism, or that terrorism isn’t really a big deal and I shouldn’t be so focused on such an irrelevant issue that poses such an insignificant threat to me, this coming from someone that more than likely thinks traditional gender roles are something worth getting upset about. But since leftist can’t think for themselves where do they get these ideas from, and is there anything to the assertion that Islamic terrorism is minor threat and not as worthy of our attention as other issues?
Let’s start by taking a look at a quintessential leftist propaganda piece that takes this position. The Washington Post published an article in November of 2015 by Andrew Shaver entitled You are More Likely to be Fatally Crushed by Furniture than Killed by a Terrorist. Shaver makes claims like “…while the Paris attacks left some 130 people dead, roughly three times that number of French citizens died on that same day from cancer.”
What Shaver doesn’t mention is that most of the people that died of cancer that day weren’t in same age demographic as those killed in the Paris attack he refers to, and that if it wasn’t cancer some other natural death would soon claim them, while the victims of the Paris attack could have lived on for decades. Shaver goes on to compare Islamic terrorism favorably to such unnatural killers as auto-accidents, which is ironic because gun advocates are always bringing up the amount of auto related deaths compared to the deaths from firearms that the Washington Post loves to spotlight.
That being said, however, Shaver is right. More people will die from diabetes, car crashes, and cancer than they will from Islamic terrorism, and I congratulate him on actually using the term “Islamic terrorism”. But does that mean that we should open our arms and our borders? Not exactly.
There are two reasons why. One, Islamic terrorism is often not called Islamic terrorism, and two, Muslims do a lot more than hijack plains or cut people’s heads off.
Let’s quickly address the first reason. In America, Obama has a history of not being willing to even use the term “Islamic terrorism.” He has gone as far as to call the Fort Hood massacre “workplace violence” even though the shooter who was in contact with al-Qaeda was shouting “Allahu Akbar!” while shooting U.S. service men.
Obama also referred to the shooting of Jews at a kosher supermarket by Muslims in Paris was a “random” shooting. But this sort of disconnect between acts of terrorism carried out by Muslims in the name of Allah and the term Islamic terrorism is not confined to the United States. In Germany, when a Muslim terrorist who had sworn allegiance to ISIS attempted to kill scores of innocent Germans at a music festival with a suicide bomb hidden in a backpack that did end up injuring over a dozen bystanders, Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said “We don’t know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention of killing others”.
As if depression often drives people to seek out black market explosives and pledge allegiance to terrorist organizations before killing yourself with a bomb strapped to you in a crowded area without ever wanting to harm anyone else. But can he be blamed?
Maybe he just gets his news from the BBC, which ran the headline “German Blast Kills Syrian Migrant” when reporting on the incident. That’s right, “German Blast”. So, one reason why leftists think that Islamic terrorism is not a legitimate threat to their health and way of life is because when it happens, the media and even national leaders of the countries that are attacked often don’t treat it as if it was in fact Islamic terrorism.
Even if one were to adjust the statistics to accommodate for all the deception Islamic terrorism would still not rank very high when it came to causes of death. But that brings us to our other point. What are these upstanding citizens doing when they’re not offering us the benefits of multiculturalism that comes with suicide bombings, shootings, and machete attacks?
In Norway, for instance, they can hardly find the time to carry out an act of terrorism with all the rape they are busy committing. Rape seems to be the number one import that follows Muslim “refugees” these days, but nowhere is it as evident to those with a rational mind (which does not seem to include the Norwegian authorities), as in Norway’s capital city of Onslow. Non-white immigrants account for 100% of reported violent rape attackers. That’s right, literally every single case of rape in Onslow was committed by an immigrant, a non-white immigrant which means that we are not talking about Swedish men coming to Norway for fresh victims, but African and Middle-Eastern Muslims.
What has been the near-universal response from European leaders to the rape epidemic? They promote Sharia law of course. Well, I’m sure that they don’t come right out and say it that way, but under Sharia law, a woman is required to dress “modestly” and is not allowed to travel alone. A school official in Bavaria Germany sent a letter home to parents that told them their daughters need to dress “modestly” because the gym nearby was being used to house Muslim migrants.
Among other things the letter stated that “shorts and skirts” could lead to “misunderstandings.” Vienna’s chief of police told women not to go out alone; maybe he meant well, maybe he was just taking the lazy approach to his job since covering up rapes wasn’t working for him anymore. Either way, Muslims are not being rounded up and deported, instead Western women are being told to adhere to Sharia which demands that they dress “modestly” and have an “escort” when outside of the home.
Even the kids get in on the exchange of culture. In Halifax, Canada, refugee children (because I guess some of them actually are children and not only military aged males) were reported to have choked a third grade girl with a chain while shouting “Muslims rule the world”. The girl’s mother said that school faculty intervened, but that there was no discipline taken against the assailants. The mother, who wanted to be referred to only as “Missy,” said that her daughter begs not to go to school now because of constant violent bullying.
In Twin Falls, Idaho, two elementary school aged Muslim boys stripped and sexually assaulted a 5 year old white girl while a 14 year old Muslim recorded the scene, then they urinated on her and her clothing. Several leftist propaganda outlets “debunked” this incident because it was originally reported that the boys were Syrian refugees and that they used a knife in their attack.
The boys were not Syrian and they didn’t use a knife, they were from Sudan and Iraq, and no weapon was reported to have been used. But they did sexually assault a 5-year-old before humiliating her further by urinating on her while filing the attack to enjoy watching later. Local residents that complained about Muslims being forced on their community without their consent were labeled racist and white supremacists by city council members. At least these incidents were only ignored or denied, instead of the victims being told that they caused their attacks by not following Sharia law carefully enough.
But maybe we are just “getting carried away” as the leftists would say. After all those rapes all over the European continent were the fault of the women who didn’t dress moderately enough, or they were consenting and made up the rape charges because of racism. Maybe assaulting a 5-year-old and urinating on her was just the result of a “misunderstanding” because of what she was wearing or maybe it was just kids being kids.
Surely adult Muslim men don’t victimize young girls, and if they did the European authorities would do something to stop it and punish them right?
Of course not.
The Higher Regional Court in Bamberg, Bavaria recently ruled that it was perfectly legal for a 14-year-old girl to be “married” to her 20-year-old cousin. Why? Because they were married in Syria and the “marriage” was conducted under Sunni marriage rites. This ruling has set a precedent that is only going to get worse, 14 is not at all young for a Muslim “bride”, in fact 9 isn’t too young since Muhammad married a 6-year-old and consummated the “marriage” when the girl was 9. I use quotations for all of this because I refuse to validate the rape of a child that is too young to give consent with terms used for legitimate relationships between adults. So, once again Sharia law is the answer.
Surprisingly, women and children are not the only targets of Islamic violence and aggression.
Occasionally, when in large enough numbers Muslims might even attack grown men. This happened a few years ago in Whales when a mob of pro-Palestine Muslims attacked a group made up mainly of men that were seated outside a pub. Why were they attacked? Because they were drinking alcohol and eating pork products. Someone should have told these ignorant Brits that if they wanted to prevent further attacks they shouldn’t have voted for Brexit, they should have just instituted Sharia law to keep the Muslims from getting justifiably violent when offended.
Surely that kind of stuff only happens in Europe, not in America, right? Well, not exactly. During the Dearborn, Michigan Arab festival of both 2009 and 2010, Dearborn police stopped the distribution of religious pamphlets by a Christian organization comprised mainly of former Muslims.
This is a direct violation of American’s 1st amendment rights, since the festival was takin place in public and the Muslims were themselves distributing religious information. Some of the Christians were even arrested. I’m not sure what charges were trumped up against them, but I doubt the charges were as honest as to admit that Sharia law was being protected. It is against Sharia law to attempt to persuade a Muslim to leave his religion, and it is a capital crime for that Muslim to choose to leave Islam.
There is also the famous “clock boy” incident. Ahmed Mohamad, a 14-year-old high school student of Sudanese descent, brought a “clock” he had “made” to school. The supposed clock was simply a reassembled digital clock he’d put into a pencil case, and his teacher, alarmed, sent him to the principal’s office where they called the police, because the “clock” resembled a bomb. He was arrested and questioned by police officers, who determined he had no malicious intent and released him to his parents.
The story went viral, with angry social media pitchfork mobs crying racism and Islamophobia. The boy was invited to several prestigious events relating to young people and science, and even visited the White House where his creativity was hailed by president Obama. His family also sued the city of Irvine, Texas, and received millions in compensation for their “emotional trauma”.
Nevermind that the clock he made did indeed resemble a homemade bomb, and we live in an age of constant paranoia about gruesome acts of violence committed on our schoolchildren. Because he was Muslim, apparently the school officials and police officers had no right to take precaution. When the president himself bends over backwards to accommodate someone suspected of terrorism, what does that say about our nation’s willingness to stand up against Sharia law, rape, and violence at the hands of immigrants? Or authentic terrorism itself?
But maybe I’m just overreacting. If diabetes is more dangerous than terrorism, then maybe I shouldn’t worry about being attacked for drinking a beer, arrested for telling a Muslim that Mohammad was a false prophet, or my wife and female family members being raped and urinated on either. I am just prone to overreacting I guess. Worrying won’t make me any safer, I should instead spend my time concerning myself with my blood sugar and the finer points of Sharia law. And anyone who says otherwise is a white supremacist, as always.
Radishes are highly underrated vegetables. Occasionally, they might make an appearance on someone’s veggie platter, or be sliced into a salad, but they don’t seem to get the kind of heavy rotation in kitchens as carrots and broccoli do. That’s too bad, because those peppery and crunchy globes are packed with healthy benefits. Radishes are an excellent source of vitamin C, and are also a source of folate, fiber, riboflavin, potassium, copper, vitamin B6, magnesium, manganese and calcium. They are a natural diuretic, as well.
But wait! There’s more! Radish sprouts and greens have the same peppery flavor as the bulbs, and they’re good for you, too. The greens are packed with potassium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, phosphorus and thiamine. Like the bulbs and the greens, radish sprouts are also an excellent source of vitamin C, as well as a good source of folate, niacin, vitamin B6, and manganese.
On top of the health benefits, radishes are super easy to grow. As a cool-weather crop, they can do well in the cooler areas of your home during the winter. And within about 1-2 weeks of seeding, you can harvest radish sprouts and microgreens. Depending on the variety, the bulbs will be ready for harvest in as little as one month after seeding.
If you’re aiming for radish sprouts, it’s best to buy seeds that are specifically sold for sprouting. They are more expensive than regular vegetable seeds, but they are cleaned better by the producer; they should be certified to be free of pathogens; and they have a high germination rate.
Angela Counter has an excellent tutorial here on Off The Grid News on how to grow sprouts . But, a note specific to radish seeds: They’re floaters by nature. If necessary, during the first step of soaking the seeds for 8-12 hours, push them underwater until they become waterlogged and sink. Once that first soak is done, it’s just a matter of rinsing and draining the seeds a few times a day until they have sprouted and are ready to harvest.
You should have edible sprouts within five to six days. Before eating, it’s best to dehull them just in case all the seed shells have not already fallen off. Dehulling is easily done by submerging the sprouts in water and swishing them around with your hand. Any remaining shells will pop off and float on the water, making them easy to remove.
Radish Microgreens, Greens And Bulbs
Even though radishes are a root vegetable, they can be grown in fairly shallow containers, like plastic seedling trays. The trays work great because they are large enough to provide a decent harvest of microgreens and greens while you wait for your bulbs to mature. Keep in mind, though, that if you use shallow containers, you will need to fertilize about once a week, since the small amount of soil will be quickly depleted of nutrients.
Choose radish seeds that will produce compact round bulbs, rather than cylindrical tubers. Some varieties to consider are Perfecto, Sparkler, Ping Pong and Cherry Belle.
Start by filling the trays with purchased soil and mix in some compost. The soil should be loose to encourage root development. Because you’re aiming to harvest microgreens, the seeds can be densely planted in rows that are spaced 3-4 inches apart. Once planted, the trays require at least six hours of direct light a day, which can be supplemented by a grow light if necessary. Keep the soil moist but not wet.
You should be able to start harvesting microgreens within 1-2 weeks of planting. It’s best to use scissors to snip the microgreens out. Because the seeds are densely planted, yanking the greens out will likely disturb — or even dislodge — nearby greens. If you intend to let some of the plants mature enough to produce edible bulbs, keep in mind that the ideal spacing for radish plants is about 1.5-2 inches.
If you’re aiming for radish greens, they are best when young and tender — when the root of the radish is still slim. Some radish varieties are a better choice for salad greens. If you’re hoping to toss raw radish greens into your salads or sandwiches, choose “hairless” varieties, like Perfecto. Otherwise, it can take some adjusting to get used to the slight fuzziness or roughness of radish leaves, especially the more mature ones. But, radish greens also can be added to soups, stir-fries, or casseroles, or even made into pesto, which negates any concern for their texture.
The radishes themselves may take a little longer to mature indoors than if grown outdoors. Don’t be surprised if they take a week or two longer than indicated on the package. Just be patient. It’ll be worth it.
Don’t you dare point your finger at me for the pharmaceutical industry’s troubles. It turns out we’ve all made some unpopular moves.
Just a reminder.
Turing is a small company researching drugs for rare diseases that no one else wants to. All of your member companies, with a few humorous exceptions, have billions of dollars and don’t need price increases. I’m sorry if my company’s and patients’ survival is inconvenient to your gigantic income streams.
Look in the mirror. This website took me half an hour to make, just ‘membering a few moments from the past. Pharma is a wonderful industry that does great things, but trying to throw me under the bus is foolish. Let me remind you 90% of your members’ CEOs could not hold a candle to me in scientific knowledge, achievements or wealth and entrepreneurial achievements.
90% of you are the same as you, Mr. Ubl, slick guys in suits who make a living spewing bullshit. Also keep in mind that I took a very low or zero salary at all of my companies. Your CEOs enjoy the fat paychecks they receive from price increases. I put my money from price increases into research. Half of big pharma CEOs could not tell you the first thing about science. Maybe focus on changing that before you point at me and make false statements.
Founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG
Founder of Retrophin, Inc.
Co-Inventor of a new series of pantothenate analogs for the treatment of pantothenate kinase associated neurodegeneration, a lethal pediatric illness
Licensor and innovator of sparsentan, the first endothelin antagonist for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a rare pediatric kidney disease
Co-Inventor of a new series of molecules for the treatment of Canavan Disease
Co-Inventor of a new series of molecules for the treatment of Lafora Disease
Inventor of a fusion protein platform for the treatment of several rare genetic disorders
Co-Inventor of a potential treatment for SLO Syndrome
Ask about me. I wish you would.
Kennedy went on TV in 1963 promising to expose the secret societies that manipulate government and society through murky means. They killed him shortly after that.
After the failed, crash and burn, Democratic party that tripled down on reliance on pandering to demographics, and not even addressing solutions and improvement, and now the rise of Trump promising to give the power back to the people, we stand at a crossroads.
“They” are desperate, and thus dangerous. Be prepared, not scared.
Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963. At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:
[From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]
1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
We’ve already discussed how to preserve many foods, and even entire meals, by canning them using either pressure canning or water bath canning. Canning entire meals in a jar provides both convenience and nutrition; both of which will be to your advantage in a survival situation.
The difference between the two types of canning is that any food that is low acid, which is most vegetables and all meats, needs to be pressure canned in order for the food in the jars to reach a temperature that will kill all microorganisms such as botulism that will make you sick.
The general rule of thumb is that you process pint jars for 60 minutes and quart jars for 75 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure for vegetable soups, and 75 minutes for pints/90 minutes for quarts for meats. Leave 1 inch of headspace in the jars.
If you’re canning something with dried beans, put them in a pan and cover them with a couple inches of water. Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let them soak in the hot water for at least an hour. Bring back to a boil, remove from heat, drain, and add to the soup.
The general rule for canning soups is that you have half small cubed solids and half liquid. This may sound like a lot of liquid, but by the time the other ingredients absorb the water and swell, it will be nice and hearty.
You want that much liquid in the beginning so that heat can circulate evenly, but when it’s finished, you’ll find that it’s about 3/4 solids to 1/2 liquid. Just enough to soak some bread in!
The main thing to remember when canning soups is that you don’t want to cook it until it’s mush. You lose both flavor and nutrients at that point. This means that you’ll likely pack everything into the jars nearly raw. You can make soup and then can it, but if you do that, just know that many of your veggies will be pretty soft, and some will cook away altogether.
Bring everything to a rolling boil for 5 minutes or so, just long enough to get everything good and hot, then pack it into your jars and process. Let it cook in the jars.
With the long cooking times, you may find that rice (not instant) is better in your recipes than pasta, which cooks to goo.
Sterilize and Clean Everything
This is the key to successful canning. Your jars need to be sterilized before you put food in them.
Do this by washing them in hot, soapy water. The same thing goes for all of the equipment that you use, including lids, rings, spatulas and anything else that will come into contact with the inside of the jar, or the food.
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Now, without further ado, let’s get to the recipes!
And remember – you can adapt any of your favorite recipes so that you may can them and have your favorite meals anytime that you want.
Canning isn’t just about planning for the apocalypse. In fact, that’s just an added bonus. Canning is a means to preserve healthy food that you’ve grown yourself, so that you know what you’re putting in your body. If you have some left over, then even better!
5 Delicious Soups in a Jar
1. Italian Rustica
- 2 gallons tomato juice
- 3 cups cubed carrots
- 2 cups chopped green beans
- 2 pint canned tomatoes, rough chopped, not drained
- 4 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon rosemary
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 tablespoons chopped or dried oregano
- 2 cups dried rice
Combine all ingredients except the rice in a soup pot. Bring to a rolling boil, then add the rice. Pack into jars and process. Yields about 12 quarts.
2. Ham and Bean Soup
- 2 gallons water
- 4 cups dried northern or cannelloni beans
- 4 cups chopped ham
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
Soak your dried beans as discussed above. Bring them to a boil, along with the salt, pepper and ham. Pack in jars and process accordingly. Yields about 12 quarts.
3. Beef Stew
- 4 pounds beef tips
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
- 1 tablespoon dried tarragon
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cups sliced carrots
- 4 medium potatoes, cubed
- 2 cups celery, diced
- 1 pint canned tomatoes, chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 gallons beef stock
Braise beef tips with the onions and celery in a skillet just until rare but browned on all sides. Add all other ingredients and bring to a boil. Pack and process accordingly. Yields about 16 quarts.
4. Cabbage Stew
- 4 pounds ground meat, your choice
- 1 head cabbage, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cups carrots, chopped
- 1 pint canned tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 3 gallons water
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
Brown your meat in a skillet and drain. Add it along with all other ingredients to your stockpot and bring to a boil. Process accordingly. Yields about 12 quarts.
5. Southwest Stew
- 3 cups white rice, not instant
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 quart diced tomatoes with juice
- 4 pounds chicken breast, chopped
- 3 cups corn
- 3 15 oz. cans black beans, drained
- 2 tablespoon dried cilantro
- 2 packs taco seasoning
- 1 small can green chilis, diced
- 2 gallon chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
Put all ingredients in a stockpot and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Pack and process accordingly. Yields about 12 quarts.
All of these soups are both delicious and healthy, and fairly easy to prepare.
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The nice thing about being part of a Home Church is that we are not hindered, nor inhibited about studying subject matter that makes traditional Churches squeamish or nervous. We are not afraid to ask questions that arise from our deep dive study of the Word. We are not limited to long-established doctrines that leave no room for growth in our understanding, and if it is a subject that is presented in the Word, then nothing is outdated or obsolete. If it’s in the Bible, then it’s there for a reason, and God wants us to know about it and understand its place in His Kingdom.
So that brings me to the often misunderstood, criticized, exploited, and ignored subject of Healing in the Bible. I think many in this Church generation tend to look upon Healing from a spiritual perspective, and physical healing is looked upon with suspicion; as the territory of charlatans and con artists. But that is putting the miracle of Healing in a box, and limiting its full potential.
That being said, there are many Christians today who are discovering some obvious truths in the Bible about Healing; new understanding that has been buried by the traditions and conventions of established Church doctrine. For instance, a careful and deliberate study of Scripture reveals that a great deal of Christ’s time was dedicated to healing the sick. And the record of those He healed is extensive: the blind, the paralyzed, the lame, the deaf, lepers, those who had fevers, and many with chronic illnesses.
If our Lord devoted that much of His precious and short time on earth to healing, then there must have been a reason He did it, and a purpose for it, right? Have you ever noticed, when reading the Gospels, how many of the accounts of Jesus have Him healing someone as His first act upon entering a new town? Jesus knew that healing the sick — especially someone who had suffered for many years — would call attention to Himself and would give Him a relevant platform from which to share His message of the Kingdom of God. In other words, He grabbed the audience’s attention, so to speak, with a miraculous physical healing, which would make it easier to transition to the fact that we all need spiritual healing — and both come from our Father in Heaven. This is a pattern that He used throughout His ministry. Another example is declaring that He is the Bread of Life, followed by feeding 5,000 people with a few loaves of bread.
Healing the physical needs of men also allowed Him to proclaim His Authority from God. Follow this train of thought, if you will… while Jesus did not declare that there was a “cause and effect” between sickness and sin, He invited the newly restored person to be “well” and sin no more. That word [“well”] means not only physical healing, but “to save, rescue and liberate, as well as to heal and preserve.” That description fits our need to be healed from our sin. But there is only One who has the Authority to forgive sin—and that is God, the Father. But you will recall that Jesus plainly taught. “All Authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me” (Matthew 28:18). And it is clear to me that He has transferred that Authority to those who believe in Him and follow His commandments. He says as much in Luke 10:19: Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
I believe that Jesus fully expected that authority to be used when He returned to the Father. He told us in John 16:7 that it is to our advantage that He went away, so He could send The Helper. And with the presence of the Holy Spirit came the ability to perform greater miracles than when Jesus walked the earth. That’s why He proclaimed, Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.
I want to take a minute and point out two aspects of these Scriptures that I know is overlooked. The first is that when Jesus says, BEHOLD, He is using an imperative verb, which means, Be sure to see this… or … Don’t miss this! It is an observable fact! And when He says TRULY, TRULY, I SAY TO YOU, He is indicating that this is an important Truth; that the truth Jesus is telling is significant and important to listen to. So the attempts by the modern world — both secular and in the Church — to dismiss that He gave us authority, or that He didn’t really mean that we would do the things He did (heal the sick, cast out demons, spread the Message of the Kingdom of God) — and do them in even greater numbers — is simply not borne out by the expressions He used.
It is very clear to me that Jesus intended for His work to continue, not only through the Apostles, for through all Believers after He returned to the Father. Why can’t we see it as the disciples in the Early Church did? (And by disciples, I mean the body of followers of Jesus; not limited to the 12 Apostles). They were full of the Holy Spirit and they believed that His Authority could flow through them with the help of the Holy Spirit, and people could be physically healed. And then, just like Jesus, they could take that opportunity to extend a word about healing souls and spirits from sin.
Put very simply … they believed the Word from the Lord and they were fully obedient. They fully expected to see Him work through them. Not only are we not obedient to His command, but we don’t really trust Him to be able to work through us.
But I am happy to tell you that this is changing in the Body of Christ! More Christians are awakening to the Authority that has been given to us, and are stepping out in faith to do the works of Jesus. In the major city of Austin, Texas, The Light House is a monthly Healing Room event where participants ask God to heal them in specific ways. Trained intercessors surround them and join them in prayer. Miracles abound! And the numbers are growing! Furthermore, just within our small Home Church of 20 plus people, three people have taken the leap in faith to trust in the power of Jesus [working through them] to heal the afflicted. They have taken the time to study with mentors who Biblically teach them about their authority to heal, as Jesus did. They know it is not them healing, but Jesus. They are simply willing to use the Authority He has given them to be the conduit.
But we must go further in this discussion, and consider why everyone may not be healed. There are reasons … faith must be considered, but it cannot be said that if someone is not healed, then their faith is weak. God is Omniscient and He may have reasons why the power of Jesus does not immediately heal someone. It may be a time of challenge that ultimately draws you nearer to God; or it may be that God’s perfect healing is to take you Home. The only response to have when considering the power of Jesus to heal is, “What ever brings You glory, Lord. I know that you do not desire that anyone be sick, so it is not a matter of whether it is Your Will or not. I will trust that whatever the outcome might be, that it is to bring You Glory. It’s not about me. It’s all about Jesus.”
Frankly, it excites me to see the Body of Christ coming into their full power and authority from Jesus! Lord knows that this world could stand to see some “serpents and scorpions tread upon”. Because we in the Western world have seen nearly every display of technological wonder, there’s not much that impresses us anymore. But the power of Jesus can surpass anything manufactured by man, and we in the Body are beginning to come into our authority and display the power of heaven on earth. And extraordinary miracles are being performed… just like Jesus said they would!
Acts 4:30 “While You stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.”
Hello my friend and welcome back! Today we have the final part of this 3 part series. The truth is that when SHTF hits, most people are going to be completely in the dark…
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If the food is free what is the problem, my friends? I recently read a comment from a reader and I loved it. I really did enjoy the message she sent. I must quote her because she experienced a major disaster back in 2004 called Hurricane Ivan. I quote, Angelcrest “As a suggestion to readers with special dietary needs…. stock up now on your preferred foods! After Hurricane Ivan hit our area dead center back in 2004, it was 2-3 weeks minimum before stores opened, and power was restored. It took longer for outlying areas & those closest to the bays & Gulf. We did go a couple of times to get ice, bottled water & MRE’s that were being handed out & coordinated with folks in our Sunday school class to get the water & MRE’S to their respective neighbors who were elderly or otherwise unable to get to the distribution sites on their own. Most of these people had not prepared even though there was at least a week’s warning of the hurricane. And our classmates reported back that their neighbors refused the MRE’S because of too spicy or salty & the food not being what they wanted.” Thank you, Angelcrest. Man, if this doesn’t smack you in the face I don’t know what would. Please store food your family will eat along with lots of water. The food was FREE and so was the water.
Please note Hurricane Ivan occurred in 2004 and roared through the Caribbeans and the Southeastern United States for over 10 days and seemed to not want to die down. It affected several areas, and several times it was labeled a category 5 then a 4 then a 5. Wow, the people were given one week notice that this major hurricane was headed their way, at least where Angelcrest lives. I do not know where she lives, but my point is this, some people have zero notice of an impending disaster or unforeseen emergency. Her neighborhood had a week to look over their pantry, cupboards, water storage, flashlights, first aid supplies, emergency cooking devices and whatever they felt was needed from the local stores to hunker down for this impending disaster. If seems as though some did nothing.
The Food Is Free:
They got MRE’s and didn’t care for the FREE food. I have seen counties hand out cases of water. I will never be in those lines for food or water unless my house crumbles in a very major disaster.
Here’s the deal, can you imagine standing in line to get cases of water, food, diapers, milk, or whatever? Well, I’m picturing empty store shelves. We had a 9 hour blocked highway between St. George, Utah, and Mesquite, Nevada a few years ago. Nine hours people were stuck in their cars, no way to turn the cars around, no way to exit. We had so much rain the roads washed away. This was not a hurricane, ice storm or earthquake. I quickly ran to every local store and took pictures of the empty water and food shelves. I didn’t need anything, I just wanted to see the people scrambling because they were not prepared and record my observations and feelings at the scene unfolded. The shelves of water were nearly empty.
Did you read the sentence above about the MRE’s? The people in need felt the food was too spicy or too salty. Well, guess what my friends, we need to get food for our family, water for our family and everything else so you do not have to eat salty or spicy MRE’s that the government will hand out in a week or two, maybe even three weeks after a disaster. I tried calling our emergency preparedness county offices today and have left several emails asking what food our small town has planned to hand out if any. I still haven’t heard back from them. I wanted to know what plans they have in place. You may want to check with your city and county, hopefully, they will pick up the phone or return emails. It would be nice to know, for those who are not prepared in any way. Do your part for yourself and your family, you’ll be very glad you did!
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ReadyNutrition Readers, I once did a piece a while back on firearms for the ladies, and in that light, it’s time to do one that pertains to the guys. This one is on the importance of testosterone, a substance that is very important in areas besides procreation and family life. Testosterone is a “building block” upon which many complex bodily functions in men is dependent. It is also the key regarding weightlifting and physical training.
Firstly, I highly recommend picking up the following book, one that I have mentioned in other articles regarding physical training. Entitled, “The Testosterone Advantage Plan,” this book is really the end-all, be-all in terms of weight training for men. It has a ton of information besides the subject of testosterone from the glycemic index and charts to the workings of fatty acid glycolysis. We’re sticking to the subject of testosterone in this article.
Testosterone is produced by cholesterol, a precursor hormone, and relies on fat to form. Fat comes in several forms which we have outlined in previous articles on Ready Nutrition. Testosterone is an androgen, a hormone produced in the bodies of males. Some functions (in addition to sexual and reproductive tasks) are bone density, increase in oxygen-carrying capacity, musculature, and the mobilization of fat for energy.
The higher the levels of testosterone in the male body, the less prone a man is to muscular fatigue when exercising and lifting weights. Testosterone also ensures better neuromuscular efficiency, and enables a tougher workout for more of a duration. There is also an inverse relationship between testosterone and cardiac risk: higher levels of testosterone lower your risk of heart disease. This is because testosterone has a dilating effect on the coronary arteries. These arteries are the ones that supply the heart with blood. The relaxing effect enables a blood flow increase of up to 17%.
The optimal level of testosterone (standard) is 800 ng (nanograms)/dl (deciliter) in the blood; this ratio will need the assistance of the doctor and a laboratory to discover. Now, returning to cholesterol, the normal amount the body needs is equivalent to 300 mg per day. We have approximately 0.2% in our body weight. It is a precursor to hormones such as testosterone and the adrenal corticoids. Too much of it in the body can cause problems; however, it is (for the most part) not a problem except for those with sedentary lifestyles or with existing heart problems or conditions.
Stress can lower testosterone levels. This stress is both physical stress, such as working out too much or too long, and emotional stress, such as caused by daily stressors at work, at home, and as a man ages. One of the problems with stress of either kind is the production of cortisol, a hormone released when stress occurs. Cortisol is the biggest “enemy” of testosterone production, as it promotes the storage of fat in the body (the “fuel” that makes testosterone and also keeps you slim when testosterone “burns” it off). Cortisol also sends the body an “instruction” to burn off muscle tissue for energy in the form of protein, a form of “cannibalism” detailed in previous articles.
The amount of cortisol released under normal conditions can be prevented from being counterproductive to testosterone levels with a well-managed, well-crafted program of weightlifting. Such will suppress the release of cortisol. Testosterone functions during the anabolic (building) phase of exercise, and cortisol functions during the catabolic phase, which is where the muscles that are broken down need to be prevented from being so depleted that they turn themselves into energy (cannibalism). Right after working out, you need to take in protein and carbohydrates within 30 minutes of exercise completion or sooner…and the sooner the better.
You can stick to all-natural ways to boost your level of testosterone. There is an article that lists 16 different foods that all directly or indirectly (the latter meaning affects the body in a way to stimulate its efficiency) boost testosterone levels. The article can be found at www.anabolicmen.com/foods-that-boost-testosterone-naturally. The details can be taken from the other article; however, I’m going to list the foods here to give you a good start to supplement the research in the article with your own. Here are the 16 foods, in the order they appear: Potatoes, Macadamia nuts, coffee, Brazil nuts, Extra-virgin olive oil, parsley, ginger, raw cacao/cocoa, eggs, baking soda, probiotics, grass-fed beef, grass-fed butter, coconut oil, garlic with vitamin C in combination, and onions.
By utilizing testosterone as produced within your body, you can generate gains for yourself in your physical training. Some may ask, “What does this have to do with survival and preparedness?” It has everything to do with it. In order to perform your best under a stressful situation, such as beating the daylights out of a marauder in hand-to-hand combat, or lifting a heavy object pinning down a family member…you have to be at your best to do it. Guys, your greatest weapons are your mind, and a body that you work on each day to train to maximum potential. This is part of it: a part of who and what you are. Testosterone is a tool within yourself that can help you meet your goals if you develop it and use it to its potential. JJ out!
Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.
Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.
Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.
This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition
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