Book Review: Home Cheese Making

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Some of my first online videos dealt with me experimenting with home cheese making, and I get a lot of questions about making cheese. I am no expert in making cheese. Ricki Carroll, the author of this book, is an expert. She is a pioneer in home cheese making, when she started the only way to get cheesemaking cultures and other ingredients were to purchase items packaged for factories, and I doubt someone who wants to try their hand at making cheese would start out buying a 20 pound bag of culture, when each recipe only takes ounces…. Ricki saw

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Free PDF: American Boys Book of Signs, Signals, and Symbols

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American Boys Book of Signs, Signals, and Symbols was written by Daniel Carter “Uncle Dan” Beard (June 21, 1850 – June 11, 1941).  Beard was an American illustrator, author, youth leader, and social reformer who founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, which Beard later merged with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Beard was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, into a family of artists.As a youth, he explored the woods and made sketches of nature. His father was the artist James Henry Beard and his mother was Mary Caroline (Carter) Beard. His uncle was the artist William Holbrook Beard. He

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Are You Willing To Be Possessed By The Spirit?

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     By now it should be pretty obvious that I am captivated by the Holy Spirit — or at least, it is my heart’s desire to be His possession. I want every thought, every word I speak, every cell in my body to be His. He is increasingly drawing me into His Presence, and I desperately want to experience the fullness of His living water flowing from my heart. But I also recognize that I need His purifying fire to cleanse me and make my spirit holy like His.  So, if like me, you have recently discovered a hunger to be filled with the Holy Spirit — or even if this is your present reality — I invite you to consider these thoughts….

     Do we understand who and what the Holy Spirit is? First we must understand what we mean by “spirit”. Spirit is a specific and identifiable substance; as real as matter, but different.  In our physical bodies we are matter. We have weight; we yield to gravitational pull; we have dimension and shape, and are extended into space. Matter bumps against other matter and stops.  But Spirit is different in that it has the ability to penetrate. In fact, Spirit can penetrate everything. For instance, your body is made of matter, and yet your spirit has penetrated your body completely. And Spirit can penetrate spirit.
     But what is the Holy Spirit?  The answer is that He is a Being dwelling in another mode of existence. He doesn’t have weight; can’t be measured or sized; doesn’t have color, or extend into space. But He nevertheless exists as surely as you and I do. He is a Person, with all the qualities and powers of a personality.
     We often think of Him as being the literal breath, or wind, of God. If that’s how you see Him, then you think of Him as nonpersonal and nonindividual. But the Holy Spirit has will and intelligence and feeling and knowledge and sympathy and ability to love and see and think and hear and speak and desire the same as any person has.
     [I would venture to say that] many of us have grown up on the theology that accepts the Holy Spirit as a Person, and even as a divine Person, but for some reason it hasn’t done us any good.  We are as empty as ever; we are as joyless as ever; we are as far from peace as ever; we are as weak as ever. Why?
     Historically, the Church has recognized the Holy Spirit as God. I mean, how many of us grew up on the Nicene Creed: “we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified”. We say we believe this, just as we believe the Scripture: “For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21). Yet, if you would go to most churches and ask the preacher, “Do you believe that the Lord answers prayer and heals the sick?” he would reply, “Sure, I do!” He believes it, but he doesn’t teach it, and what you don’t believe strongly enough to teach won’t be evident in your life.
     It is the same with being filled with the Holy Spirit. Evangelical Christianity believes it, but few experience it. Instead, this truth has been buried under mounds of inactivity and inattention, although the Lord Jesus made it clear this was His intention for Believers. Jesus spoke of the “promise of His Father” in Luke 24:49, which was a reference to the promised Holy Spirit in Joel 2:28-29, It shall come about after this that I shall pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and your daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

     This promise was realized when the Father poured out His Spirit at Pentecost. He wanted to take religion out of the external and make it internal and put it on the same level as life itself, so that a man knows he knows God the same as he knows he is alive and not dead. Only the presence of the Holy Spirit can do that. The Holy Spirit came to carry the evidence of Christianity from books [and rituals and traditions] into the human heart. The problem is that we too often try to confirm the truth of our Christianity [or faith] by appealing to external evidence. But the proof lies in an invisible, powerful, but unseen energy that visits the human soul and spirit when the authentic Gospel is preached. 
     Jesus came to do away with a religion that depended on external evidence, and gave us the promised Holy Spirit that brings a bright, emotional quality to our faith. What’s more, we have inherited what He gave the Apostles — direct spiritual authority that removes our fears, our questions, our apologies, and our doubts; an authority founded upon life in the Holy Spirit. 
     But, I want to explore a thought, here … If you believe that the spiritual grace and power which was given to the First-Century Christians was only for them, or that it is unnecessary for us to desire it individually because it was given to “the Church”, once and for all, then I have a question for you. Does each Christian need to individually be “born again” for his faith to be valid? Can you get born again by proxy? The fact that those first 120 at Pentecost were born again, does that mean that we don’t have to be? 
     I’m assuming your answer was “no”. In that case, is the experience of being filled with the Holy Spirit, which those first Christians received, enough for us? Does it cover you and me? If not, [and if we have yet to experience the fullness of the Spirit] is our state a satisfactory fulfillment of the expectations of the Father and Christ? Didn’t Jesus express that there were certain high expectations of what the Father was going to do for His redeemed people?  Didn’t He raise an expectation that was simply beyond words [and our ability to comprehend]; something so wonderful and beautiful and thrilling that it is hard for us to imagine? He gave us so much more than words can express, and the Holy Spirit was the fulfillment.
     But look around us … are we living up to that expectation for His people? Are we possessed by the Holy Spirit, and does our life reflect it? Is our life evidence of His internal presence flowing out of us in immeasurable fruit? Here is what I believe is an unmistakable truth: Satan has opposed the doctrine of a Spirit-filled life about as strongly as any other doctrine there is.  He has confused it, challenged it, and surrounded it with false beliefs and fears. He has blocked every effort of the Church to receive from the Father her divine and blood-bought inheritance. The Church has tragically neglected this great liberating truth — that there is now, for every child of God a full and wonderful and completely satisfying blessing of being filled with the Holy Spirit. 
     But here’s the rest of that truth: You must believe that this is nothing added or extra to the Christian experience. The Spirit-filled life is not a special, deluxe edition of Christianity. It is part of the total plan of God for His people. It is not abnormal — perhaps unusual, because we see so few people who walk in the light of it. We must believe that the Holy Spirit is the essence of Jesus imparted to Believers, and we have a right to a full, Spirit-filled life, purchased by the blood of Jesus on the Cross.
     But here’s the catch … Before you can be filled with the Spirit, you must desire to be filled. I think, for too many people, there is fear or doubt when it comes to being possessed by a spirit other than their own. [They don’t want to give up control]. And here is the kicker … that Spirit, if He ever possesses you, will be the Lord of your life! If we’re honest, we will admit we want His benefits (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control/discipline). But do we truly want to be possessed by Him? Because He will not tolerate self-confidence, self-love, self-righteousness, self-magnification, or self-pity. Through God’s holy Nature and Authority, He forbids these characteristics and He cannot send His mighty Spirit to possess the heart where these characteristics reside. 
     So we must decide if we are willing to be possessed by the Holy Spirit, and if we are willing to advance from our early stages of salvation to cultivate His presence, so that He might illuminate and bless and lift and purify and direct our lives. We must decide if we are willing to give up all so that we might have the All. And it is time to answer the hard questions … Are we ready to give up our social concept of religion for the greater truth of the spiritual? Have we watered down the New Testament until it has no strength or taste in it? Are we more influenced by the world, and others’ opinions, so that much of what passes for the Gospel Message today is little more than orthodox religion grafted on to a heart that is sold out to the world and its pleasures, tastes, and ambitions?
     We must cultivate a relationship with the Holy Spirit if we desire to be possessed by Him. We must dedicate ourselves to the glory of Jesus, honoring Him by doing the things He told us to do, trusting Him as our All, following His voice as our Shepherd, and obeying Him fully. When we honor Jesus in this way, the Holy Spirit will become the aggressor and seek to know us, and raise us to new heights of faith, enlighten us spiritually, fill us, and bless us!
     I have just one more point: Cultivate the art of recognizing the presence of the Spirit everywhere. Begin by opening your Bible, getting on your knees, and saying, “Father, here I am. Begin to teach me”. 

     FULL DISCLOSURE: While I am in full agreement with these thoughts … they are not mine. What I have presented to you is a compilation of a series of sermons by one of the most preeminent theologians of the last century, A.W. Tozer. These are his words — all of them — they are not mine. This self-taught theologian lived from 1897-1963 and committed his life to the ministry of God’s Word.  
     I ran across his tiny little 64-page book, titled “How To Be Filled With The Holy Spirit” and read it in one sitting. While a man’s thoughts are never a substitute for God’s, I found Tozer’s words to be written in the spirit of the Scriptures, and I was only slightly surprised to find that those thoughts mirrored my own. Although I’m not as bold as he, to declare that modern Christianity in the Church is a “pitiful, whimpering, drooling appeal to the flesh”, I do recognize that, too often, the power of the Holy Spirit has left the building and been replaced by a weakened Gospel that leaves Christians influenced by man-made traditions and teachings, and suffering oppression from the devil. [I am reminded of the Disciples in John, Chapter 6, who were offended by Jesus’s teachings, and turned away from Him, forfeiting all that He had to offer them].
     So, I applaud A.W. Tozer for his straight-forward representation of the Holy Spirit. It saddens me to think that the weakness he saw in the Church three-quarters of a century ago is still prevalent, and I urge you to heed his instruction. Talk to the Holy Spirit. Remember, He is a Person! He desires relationship! And He wants you to become His sanctuary. He brings great power and revelation with Him, and if we surrender to Him, the most simple and menial task becomes a ministry to the glory of God. Search the Scriptures to see what is revealed about the Holy Spirit. Then, as Tozer says, “pray and yield; obey and believe”. See if ALL of what the Lord gave us is what you desire. And then ask Him to fill you and possess you!

John 6:63    “The Holy Spirit is the One who gives life, that which is of the natural realm is of no help. The words I speak to you are Spirit and life. But there are still some of you who won’t believe.” 

Are You Willing To Be Possessed By The Spirit?

     By now it should be pretty obvious that I am captivated by the Holy Spirit — or at least, it is my heart’s desire to be His possession. I want every thought, every word I speak, every cell in my body to be His. He is increasingly drawing me into His Presence, and I desperately want to experience the fullness of His living water flowing from my heart. But I also recognize that I need His purifying fire to cleanse me and make my spirit holy like His.  So, if like me, you have recently discovered a hunger to be filled with the Holy Spirit — or even if this is your present reality — I invite you to consider these thoughts….

     Do we understand who and what the Holy Spirit is? First we must understand what we mean by “spirit”. Spirit is a specific and identifiable substance; as real as matter, but different.  In our physical bodies we are matter. We have weight; we yield to gravitational pull; we have dimension and shape, and are extended into space. Matter bumps against other matter and stops.  But Spirit is different in that it has the ability to penetrate. In fact, Spirit can penetrate everything. For instance, your body is made of matter, and yet your spirit has penetrated your body completely. And Spirit can penetrate spirit.
     But what is the Holy Spirit?  The answer is that He is a Being dwelling in another mode of existence. He doesn’t have weight; can’t be measured or sized; doesn’t have color, or extend into space. But He nevertheless exists as surely as you and I do. He is a Person, with all the qualities and powers of a personality.
     We often think of Him as being the literal breath, or wind, of God. If that’s how you see Him, then you think of Him as nonpersonal and nonindividual. But the Holy Spirit has will and intelligence and feeling and knowledge and sympathy and ability to love and see and think and hear and speak and desire the same as any person has.
     [I would venture to say that] many of us have grown up on the theology that accepts the Holy Spirit as a Person, and even as a divine Person, but for some reason it hasn’t done us any good.  We are as empty as ever; we are as joyless as ever; we are as far from peace as ever; we are as weak as ever. Why?
     Historically, the Church has recognized the Holy Spirit as God. I mean, how many of us grew up on the Nicene Creed: “we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified”. We say we believe this, just as we believe the Scripture: “For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21). Yet, if you would go to most churches and ask the preacher, “Do you believe that the Lord answers prayer and heals the sick?” he would reply, “Sure, I do!” He believes it, but he doesn’t teach it, and what you don’t believe strongly enough to teach won’t be evident in your life.
     It is the same with being filled with the Holy Spirit. Evangelical Christianity believes it, but few experience it. Instead, this truth has been buried under mounds of inactivity and inattention, although the Lord Jesus made it clear this was His intention for Believers. Jesus spoke of the “promise of His Father” in Luke 24:49, which was a reference to the promised Holy Spirit in Joel 2:28-29, It shall come about after this that I shall pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and your daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

     This promise was realized when the Father poured out His Spirit at Pentecost. He wanted to take religion out of the external and make it internal and put it on the same level as life itself, so that a man knows he knows God the same as he knows he is alive and not dead. Only the presence of the Holy Spirit can do that. The Holy Spirit came to carry the evidence of Christianity from books [and rituals and traditions] into the human heart. The problem is that we too often try to confirm the truth of our Christianity [or faith] by appealing to external evidence. But the proof lies in an invisible, powerful, but unseen energy that visits the human soul and spirit when the authentic Gospel is preached. 
     Jesus came to do away with a religion that depended on external evidence, and gave us the promised Holy Spirit that brings a bright, emotional quality to our faith. What’s more, we have inherited what He gave the Apostles — direct spiritual authority that removes our fears, our questions, our apologies, and our doubts; an authority founded upon life in the Holy Spirit. 
     But, I want to explore a thought, here … If you believe that the spiritual grace and power which was given to the First-Century Christians was only for them, or that it is unnecessary for us to desire it individually because it was given to “the Church”, once and for all, then I have a question for you. Does each Christian need to individually be “born again” for his faith to be valid? Can you get born again by proxy? The fact that those first 120 at Pentecost were born again, does that mean that we don’t have to be? 
     I’m assuming your answer was “no”. In that case, is the experience of being filled with the Holy Spirit, which those first Christians received, enough for us? Does it cover you and me? If not, [and if we have yet to experience the fullness of the Spirit] is our state a satisfactory fulfillment of the expectations of the Father and Christ? Didn’t Jesus express that there were certain high expectations of what the Father was going to do for His redeemed people?  Didn’t He raise an expectation that was simply beyond words [and our ability to comprehend]; something so wonderful and beautiful and thrilling that it is hard for us to imagine? He gave us so much more than words can express, and the Holy Spirit was the fulfillment.
     But look around us … are we living up to that expectation for His people? Are we possessed by the Holy Spirit, and does our life reflect it? Is our life evidence of His internal presence flowing out of us in immeasurable fruit? Here is what I believe is an unmistakable truth: Satan has opposed the doctrine of a Spirit-filled life about as strongly as any other doctrine there is.  He has confused it, challenged it, and surrounded it with false beliefs and fears. He has blocked every effort of the Church to receive from the Father her divine and blood-bought inheritance. The Church has tragically neglected this great liberating truth — that there is now, for every child of God a full and wonderful and completely satisfying blessing of being filled with the Holy Spirit. 
     But here’s the rest of that truth: You must believe that this is nothing added or extra to the Christian experience. The Spirit-filled life is not a special, deluxe edition of Christianity. It is part of the total plan of God for His people. It is not abnormal — perhaps unusual, because we see so few people who walk in the light of it. We must believe that the Holy Spirit is the essence of Jesus imparted to Believers, and we have a right to a full, Spirit-filled life, purchased by the blood of Jesus on the Cross.
     But here’s the catch … Before you can be filled with the Spirit, you must desire to be filled. I think, for too many people, there is fear or doubt when it comes to being possessed by a spirit other than their own. [They don’t want to give up control]. And here is the kicker … that Spirit, if He ever possesses you, will be the Lord of your life! If we’re honest, we will admit we want His benefits (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control/discipline). But do we truly want to be possessed by Him? Because He will not tolerate self-confidence, self-love, self-righteousness, self-magnification, or self-pity. Through God’s holy Nature and Authority, He forbids these characteristics and He cannot send His mighty Spirit to possess the heart where these characteristics reside. 
     So we must decide if we are willing to be possessed by the Holy Spirit, and if we are willing to advance from our early stages of salvation to cultivate His presence, so that He might illuminate and bless and lift and purify and direct our lives. We must decide if we are willing to give up all so that we might have the All. And it is time to answer the hard questions … Are we ready to give up our social concept of religion for the greater truth of the spiritual? Have we watered down the New Testament until it has no strength or taste in it? Are we more influenced by the world, and others’ opinions, so that much of what passes for the Gospel Message today is little more than orthodox religion grafted on to a heart that is sold out to the world and its pleasures, tastes, and ambitions?
     We must cultivate a relationship with the Holy Spirit if we desire to be possessed by Him. We must dedicate ourselves to the glory of Jesus, honoring Him by doing the things He told us to do, trusting Him as our All, following His voice as our Shepherd, and obeying Him fully. When we honor Jesus in this way, the Holy Spirit will become the aggressor and seek to know us, and raise us to new heights of faith, enlighten us spiritually, fill us, and bless us!
     I have just one more point: Cultivate the art of recognizing the presence of the Spirit everywhere. Begin by opening your Bible, getting on your knees, and saying, “Father, here I am. Begin to teach me”. 

     FULL DISCLOSURE: While I am in full agreement with these thoughts … they are not mine. What I have presented to you is a compilation of a series of sermons by one of the most preeminent theologians of the last century, A.W. Tozer. These are his words — all of them — they are not mine. This self-taught theologian lived from 1897-1963 and committed his life to the ministry of God’s Word.  
     I ran across his tiny little 64-page book, titled “How To Be Filled With The Holy Spirit” and read it in one sitting. While a man’s thoughts are never a substitute for God’s, I found Tozer’s words to be written in the spirit of the Scriptures, and I was only slightly surprised to find that those thoughts mirrored my own. Although I’m not as bold as he, to declare that modern Christianity in the Church is a “pitiful, whimpering, drooling appeal to the flesh”, I do recognize that, too often, the power of the Holy Spirit has left the building and been replaced by a weakened Gospel that leaves Christians influenced by man-made traditions and teachings, and suffering oppression from the devil. [I am reminded of the Disciples in John, Chapter 6, who were offended by Jesus’s teachings, and turned away from Him, forfeiting all that He had to offer them].
     So, I applaud A.W. Tozer for his straight-forward representation of the Holy Spirit. It saddens me to think that the weakness he saw in the Church three-quarters of a century ago is still prevalent, and I urge you to heed his instruction. Talk to the Holy Spirit. Remember, He is a Person! He desires relationship! And He wants you to become His sanctuary. He brings great power and revelation with Him, and if we surrender to Him, the most simple and menial task becomes a ministry to the glory of God. Search the Scriptures to see what is revealed about the Holy Spirit. Then, as Tozer says, “pray and yield; obey and believe”. See if ALL of what the Lord gave us is what you desire. And then ask Him to fill you and possess you!

John 6:63    “The Holy Spirit is the One who gives life, that which is of the natural realm is of no help. The words I speak to you are Spirit and life. But there are still some of you who won’t believe.” 

Which Water Filter Do You Have?

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A drinking water filter is a highly recommended prep item for anyone and everyone – regardless if you’re a ‘prepper’ or not… Clean, pure drinking water is essential for healthy living. Even having an ordinary ‘Brita’ style water filter in your fridge is a water commodity asset! As most of you know, there is quite a variety of water filters. There are also lots of factors that you might consider when choosing a water filter. Some factors may include: – Filter media type – Effective minimum porosity – Tabletop vs. Portable – Overall size, weight – Form factor (functional design)

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Which Water Filter Do You Have?

A drinking water filter is a highly recommended prep item for anyone and everyone – regardless if you’re a ‘prepper’ or not… Clean, pure drinking water is essential for healthy living. Even having an ordinary ‘Brita’ style water filter in your fridge is a water commodity asset! As most of you know, there is quite a variety of water filters. There are also lots of factors that you might consider when choosing a water filter. Some factors may include: – Filter media type – Effective minimum porosity – Tabletop vs. Portable – Overall size, weight – Form factor (functional design)

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Prepper Notes and Weekly Threat Assessment

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Prepper Notes and Weekly Threat Assessment Sometimes there are a number of threats and issues that pile up while you are at work or living your life. There is no way for a human to keep pace with the amount of content that is exploding out of the media world. Most of it is horrendous …

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“It Looked Like A Battlefield” – Photos Show California Mudslides’ Devastating Aftermath

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“It Looked Like A Battlefield” – Photos Show California Mudslides’ Devastating Aftermath Nature is not playing games lately. It would appear that we are on the verge of yet another adaptation to survive on this planet. All through our history the world has placed barriers before us and we have been forced to hurtle those …

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Strong Earthquakes Hit San Francisco And Mount St. Helens And Experts Warn They May Be Foreshocks For ‘Something Larger’

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Strong Earthquakes Hit San Francisco And Mount St. Helens And Experts Warn They May Be Foreshocks For ‘Something Larger’ It looks like its going to be a shaky year. Not just socially but physically. It would seem that the slowing rotation of the earth is triggering more seismic activity. Of course, this is going to …

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Strong Earthquakes Hit San Francisco And Mount St. Helens And Experts Warn They May Be Foreshocks For ‘Something Larger’

Strong Earthquakes Hit San Francisco And Mount St. Helens And Experts Warn They May Be Foreshocks For ‘Something Larger’ It looks like its going to be a shaky year. Not just socially but physically. It would seem that the slowing rotation of the earth is triggering more seismic activity. Of course, this is going to …

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Video: Adding Natural Remedies to First Aid Kits

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If you’re putting together a solid first aid kit, you have to decide if that kit is going to have to perform in long-term survival settings. You can put together a decent kit or even consider one of our specially-designed kits, but what if a disaster turns out to be a long-term event that knocks you off the grid for months, maybe longer?

It’s pretty clear you’ll eventually run out of standard medicines and other supplies quickly, especially if you’re taking care of an extended family. That’s why it’s not only important to have more materials than you think you’d need for the group, but also have some natural remedies like essential oils, herbal teas, and maybe even a medicinal garden.

Here’s a video that discusses the topic in detail. It’s something you might want to consider if you believe some long-term disaster could one day affect your area.

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Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe Alton MD

Dr, Alton

Dr, Alton

Read more about natural remedies, plus 150 other medical topics, in the award-winning Third Edition of the Survival Medicine Handbook: The Essential Guide for When Medical Help is Not on the Way. Plus fill those holes in your medical storage with kits and individual items from Nurse Amy’s store at store.doomandbloom.net.

Are You Afraid of Wasting Your Time Prepping?

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Are You Afraid of Wasting Your Time Prepping? Prepping has eaten up more of my money than most of hobbies. I am not sour about the fact, its just the fact. Prepping is a commitment that many people are afraid to make. That is a very interesting thing when you think about it. They are …

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How To Stop Influenza In Your Home

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Are you wondering how to stop influenza in your home? Our community here in Southern Utah seems to have been hit hard by the bug. Has your city been hit hard this year? Some people have ended up with bronchitis, lung infections and pneumonia. Well, let’s talk about ways to help stop the germs from spreading throughout your home. Please keep in mind I am not a doctor, nurse, or a person in the medical field. I’m a mom and a grandma. I want to start with the symptoms of Influenza versus a Cold.

Let’s compare the difference between the two as I have researched them. Please check with your medical doctor if you have any concerns. When in doubt, call your doctor or go to the emergency room if you are concerned with an illness in your family. Here are the symptoms listed below. Please stock N-95 Face Shields I had a friend that needed to go to an InstaCare center and she mentioned they were handing these N-95 masks out in “stations” with hand sanitizer and tissues. WOW! That’s awesome! Obviously, they are trying to cut down the spread of the germs in that center. I love the idea!

Influenza

Influenza

Influenza is fast and abrupt when it hits you.

  • A sore throat
  • May have a fever
  • Chills
  • A headache
  • Extreme exhaustion or fatigue
  • May have body aches
  • Sneezing sometimes
  • Stuffy nose sometimes
  • Children may vomit or have diarrhea
  • Chest hurts, cough is common

Colds

Gradual onset, you start to feel like you are coming down with something.

  • Fever is rare
  • Scratchy throat
  • Aches very slight
  • Chills not common
  • Sneezing is common
  • Stuffy nose is common
  • A headache is rare
  • Chest hurts, cough is mild to moderate

I hope this gives you an idea of the possible differences between the two illnesses.  The complications would be sinus infections, earaches, bronchitis, pneumonia, and lung infections, to name a few.

Stop Influenza Tips:

  1. Wash your hands often.
  2. Cover your mouth when coughing, preferably on your shoulder if a tissue is not available, and throw in the trash can.
  3. Use Clorox wipes on cell phones, home phones, light switches, TV remotes and all electronics where applicable.
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, this will spread the germs big time.
  5. Keep your house clean.
  6. Scrub countertops with applicable cleaners every day during flu season (I use Clorox wipes).
  7. Wash your hands, yes I already mentioned this one, it’s critical.
  8. Keep your bathrooms clean, don’t forget to use a cleaner on the flush handle Clean Bathrooms by Linda
  9. Empty waste paper/trash cans daily.
  10. I use doTerra Breathe to keep my sinuses in check.
  11. Stay hydrated with water, Gatorade (electrolyte drinks) try to get the clear colors.
  12. Stock your favorite over the counter drugs so you don’t have to go to the stores when you REALLY need them.
  13. Keep chicken stock on hand to make soups.
  14. Think about these lozenges, they are my all-time favorite ones My Doctor Suggest Lozenges
  15. Hold off on cow milk products, they may increase mucous (keep breastfeeding your baby).
  16. Eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  17. Keep your immune system strong, we are we eat, that statement is so true.
  18. Put humidity in the air with a humidifier whether warm or cool.
  19. Keep kids hydrated, the toddlers don’t always know they need water (watch for chapped or shiny lips).
  20. I use My Doctor Suggests Silver Solution whenever I have been around sick people or gone to public places. No, you will not turn blue with this product. I’ve used commercially made silver solutions for many years and my skin color is normal. You have to decide what works for you, my entire family uses it, even my grandkids. I buy 12 bottles at a time when it goes on sale. Silver Solutions by Dr. Gordon Pedersen
  21. Change your bed sheets at least weekly, or more often to stop the germs from spreading.
  22. Change pillowcases often because germs are hiding in them.
  23. Replace toothbrushes often or soak them in an antibacterial mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide overnight.
  24. Using mattress pads and pillow covers will also cut down on bacteria and virus germs from spreading.
  25. Rosa mentioned using oregano essential oil use with a carrier such as a coconut oil and apply topically, diffuse, take 1-2 diluted drops or gargle diluted fore sore throats.
  26. Linda S. mentioned keeping a supply of popsicles in the freezer helps keep kids & toddlers hydrated. You can’t make them drink but I’ve yet to see a child turn down a treat!
  27. Viv reminded me of the dirty grocery carts and door knobs. Wipe down the door knobs with Clorox wipes.
  28. Carol mentioned using elderberry syrup or tablets Sambucol and spraying counters and every handle in the house with hydrogen peroxide.

My Sister’s Garlic So

1-quart chicken stock

1-10.5 ounce can mild Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies

Chopped garlic cloves as desired (you can store fresh garlic cloves in the freezer peeled and ready to use)

1-chopped onion

2-chopped carrots

1-2 cooked chicken breasts (optional) or two cans of canned chicken

Add leftover cooked rice or pasta

Bring to boil and simmer until the vegetables are ready to eat.

PRINTABLE recipe: My Sister’s Soup-Food Storage Moms

Several years ago, Mark and I lived in a neighborhood where one particular family seemed to “catch” every bug going around. Well, bossy boots here finally said after cleaning her house with other women almost monthly that she needs to clean her house to cut down on germs. Her kids were old enough to learn to keep the house clean.

They could easily stop influenza if they would just clean their house. They had strep throat all the time. I get it, my girls were sick every once in a while, but I was a clean freak, I own it.

The biggest way to stop influenza is to prevent the germs from spreading. Do whatever you can to stop influenza in your home by cleaning, washing hands, and staying out of the public. If you really want to stop influenza stay home if you are sick and keep your kids home from daycare centers, preschools, and public schools.

Please let me know how you try to stop influenza in your family. What natural remedies do you prefer? I would love to hear. May God bless your family to stay well and safe. Keep stocking up on water and cans of food. Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected.

My Favorite Things:

Vicks VapoRub

Vicks Warm Vaporizer

Vicks Cool Mist Vaporizer

Copyright pictures:

Influenza: AdobeStock_125574879 by Tashatuvango

Coughing: AdobeStock_68907091 by Johan Larson

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How To Stop Influenza In Your Home

Are you wondering how to stop influenza in your home? Our community here in Southern Utah seems to have been hit hard by the bug. Has your city been hit hard this year? Some people have ended up with bronchitis, lung infections and pneumonia. Well, let’s talk about ways to help stop the germs from spreading throughout your home. Please keep in mind I am not a doctor, nurse, or a person in the medical field. I’m a mom and a grandma. I want to start with the symptoms of Influenza versus a Cold.

Let’s compare the difference between the two as I have researched them. Please check with your medical doctor if you have any concerns. When in doubt, call your doctor or go to the emergency room if you are concerned with an illness in your family. Here are the symptoms listed below. Please stock N-95 Face Shields I had a friend that needed to go to an InstaCare center and she mentioned they were handing these N-95 masks out in “stations” with hand sanitizer and tissues. WOW! That’s awesome! Obviously, they are trying to cut down the spread of the germs in that center. I love the idea!

Influenza

Influenza

Influenza is fast and abrupt when it hits you.

  • A sore throat
  • May have a fever
  • Chills
  • A headache
  • Extreme exhaustion or fatigue
  • May have body aches
  • Sneezing sometimes
  • Stuffy nose sometimes
  • Children may vomit or have diarrhea
  • Chest hurts, cough is common

Colds

Gradual onset, you start to feel like you are coming down with something.

  • Fever is rare
  • Scratchy throat
  • Aches very slight
  • Chills not common
  • Sneezing is common
  • Stuffy nose is common
  • A headache is rare
  • Chest hurts, cough is mild to moderate

I hope this gives you an idea of the possible differences between the two illnesses.  The complications would be sinus infections, earaches, bronchitis, pneumonia, and lung infections, to name a few.

Stop Influenza Tips:

  1. Wash your hands often.
  2. Cover your mouth when coughing, preferably on your shoulder if a tissue is not available, and throw in the trash can.
  3. Use Clorox wipes on cell phones, home phones, light switches, TV remotes and all electronics where applicable.
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, this will spread the germs big time.
  5. Keep your house clean.
  6. Scrub countertops with applicable cleaners every day during flu season (I use Clorox wipes).
  7. Wash your hands, yes I already mentioned this one, it’s critical.
  8. Keep your bathrooms clean, don’t forget to use a cleaner on the flush handle Clean Bathrooms by Linda
  9. Empty waste paper/trash cans daily.
  10. I use doTerra Breathe to keep my sinuses in check.
  11. Stay hydrated with water, Gatorade (electrolyte drinks) try to get the clear colors.
  12. Stock your favorite over the counter drugs so you don’t have to go to the stores when you REALLY need them.
  13. Keep chicken stock on hand to make soups.
  14. Think about these lozenges, they are my all-time favorite ones My Doctor Suggest Lozenges
  15. Hold off on cow milk products, they may increase mucous (keep breastfeeding your baby).
  16. Eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  17. Keep your immune system strong, we are we eat, that statement is so true.
  18. Put humidity in the air with a humidifier whether warm or cool.
  19. Keep kids hydrated, the toddlers don’t always know they need water (watch for chapped or shiny lips).
  20. I use My Doctor Suggests Silver Solution whenever I have been around sick people or gone to public places. No, you will not turn blue with this product. I’ve used commercially made silver solutions for many years and my skin color is normal. You have to decide what works for you, my entire family uses it, even my grandkids. I buy 12 bottles at a time when it goes on sale. Silver Solutions by Dr. Gordon Pedersen
  21. Change your bed sheets at least weekly, or more often to stop the germs from spreading.
  22. Change pillowcases often because germs are hiding in them.
  23. Replace toothbrushes often or soak them in an antibacterial mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide overnight.
  24. Using mattress pads and pillow covers will also cut down on bacteria and virus germs from spreading.
  25. Rosa mentioned using oregano essential oil use with a carrier such as a coconut oil and apply topically, diffuse, take 1-2 diluted drops or gargle diluted fore sore throats.
  26. Linda S. mentioned keeping a supply of popsicles in the freezer helps keep kids & toddlers hydrated. You can’t make them drink but I’ve yet to see a child turn down a treat!

My Sister’s Garlic Soup

1-quart chicken stock

1-10.5 ounce can mild Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies

Chopped garlic cloves as desired (you can store fresh garlic cloves in the freezer peeled and ready to use)

1-chopped onion

2-chopped carrots

1-2 cooked chicken breasts (optional) or two cans of canned chicken

Add leftover cooked rice or pasta

Bring to boil and simmer until the vegetables are ready to eat.

PRINTABLE recipe: My Sister’s Soup-Food Storage Moms

Several years ago, Mark and I lived in a neighborhood where one particular family seemed to “catch” every bug going around. Well, bossy boots here finally said after cleaning her house with other women almost monthly that she needs to clean her house to cut down on germs. Her kids were old enough to learn to keep the house clean.

They could easily stop influenza if they would just clean their house. They had strep throat all the time. I get it, my girls were sick every once in a while, but I was a clean freak, I own it.

The biggest way to stop influenza is to prevent the germs from spreading. Do whatever you can to stop influenza in your home by cleaning, washing hands, and staying out of the public. If you really want to stop influenza stay home if you are sick and keep your kids home from daycare centers, preschools, and public schools.

Please let me know how you try to stop influenza in your family. What natural remedies do you prefer? I would love to hear. May God bless your family to stay well and safe. Keep stocking up on water and cans of food. Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected.

My Favorite Things:

Vicks VapoRub

Vicks Warm Vaporizer

Vicks Cool Mist Vaporizer

Copyright pictures:

Influenza: AdobeStock_125574879 by Tashatuvango

Coughing: AdobeStock_68907091 by Johan Larson

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Mother Nature Has A Way of Bringing Us Back to Center

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Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

Have you ever been to Cherry Creek Mall in Denver? Great shopping, great restaurants all around, lovely even in a blizzard. I know because I almost got trapped there for 3 days, alone except maybe for that someone who was probably going to lock me in or throw me out in the blizzard, in dress shoes, thin slacks and a leather jacket (which quickly assumes the ambient air temperature.) This crossed my mind as I scurried, slipped and slid out of there to catch a taxi driven by one of the greatest cab drivers to ever make a fair fare.

It was late October in 1997, a Friday night, and I was in town on business, with just the aforementioned leather jacket and business casual attire. I had a second office there in downtown Denver and was on a quick business trip from sunny Southern California.

I write this as there are actually a lot of great lessons from that weekend for Preppers. Not wearing leather and dress shoes in Denver after August 15th or before June 15th being one of them. I had been previously been a victim of a September 4th snow storm there and I could not have been less prepared for what was about to happen if I were a space cadet from Southern California, which I was.

It started snowing late Thursday night. But this was Denver, the Mile-High City, Gateway to the Rockies, the beacon along the Front Range. If they weren’t prepared for a little winter weather then who was? I wasn’t. Again, nothing but dress shoes, one pair, wool slacks – the dressy lightweight stuff from Nordstrom’s as opposed to some woolly chaps that looked like you had a sheep tied to each thigh. That short-waisted leather jacket, and some fancy gloves that looked great but would let the moisture soak through to your hands after making maybe two snowballs.

 

When it dawned upon me that I better take some action as the snow wasn’t stopping and it was getting dark and local people far smarter than I had already headed for cover I found that taxi driver and we did Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride back to the Embassy Suites downtown. After he left me I just watched as he slid sideways out of the drop off area and off, I hoped, to a warm home, a hot meal and a loving family as he had earned it for this stranger and the meager fare.

Obviously not yet a Prepper, but a world traveler who was just a few hundred miles from the warm sandy beaches of home, the fun began.

Back at the hotel it was basically lock-down. Power and heat were on, staff, as captures as the guests were doing well at wearing their smiles, though they did thin as time passed. Anyone who has worked in the service industry dealing with “guests” will understand immediately.

Out at the fairly new and “weather proof” Denver International Airport (DIA), the reality came home. 4,000 travelers stranded, flights cancelled, airport shut down. This was NOT because of the Airport, which was prepared for such weather, but for the Municipality of Denver, the Airlines Employee’s Union and Federico Fabian Pena, the former Clinton Secretary of Transportation and later Energy.

The Municipality of Denver could not keep the roads to and from the airport open, no new flight crews could come in and none who had finished their shifts could get out and Union Rules, valid safety rules for sure, grounded them all after 10 hours, no matter how they spent the time. Pena Blvd., the main road in and out, named after that Stallworth of Clinton politics was named such because it crossed land that was formerly owned by the Pena family, not that it was any consideration in the planning of the new airport location while he was the Democratic Minority Leader of the state’s legislature.

But the people of Denver were resourceful. The Bronco’s had to fly out for an away game so some bright people organized a snowmobile caravan. Gathered up all the players from their homes and got them across the snow covered foothills to their chartered flight which was the only airplane cleared and allowed to depart during the closure. Rest assured that lawyers among the waiting at the airport made note of the event and sought to profit from it.

At the airport the First Horseman of the Apocalypse came in the form of food vendors running out of everything in the first 8 hours. This was a supply chain nightmare as it focused on minimizing shelf inventory to save energy costs. And no resupply cavalry was on the way. Plus, anyone with a child still on formula was suddenly thrown into rationing or going back to a more natural method of feeding, and this certainly had an impact on the yet-to-come Fourth Horseman.

The Second Horseman of the Apocalypse came in the form of there being significantly less than 4,000 chairs/seats in the terminals. Three days on concrete floors would even make Superman cranky.

The Third Horseman of the Apocalypse came in the form of supplies of things like soap, toilet paper and other cleaning supplies which were normally delivered every other day and lock down came at the end of the last delivery cycle AND being the modern example of business practices, they were very much into the “just in time” stocking of supplies to remain cost effective (less storage space needed, smaller deliveries requiring less labor to handle.)

But the one thing that people will remember the most is the arrival of the last and Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse – the travelers with small children who ran out of disposable diapers in less than 8 hours of a 72-hour gathering from hell. This was something that NONE of the vendors at the airport carried and with Pena Blvd closed none could be brought in. The burning question of just how many diapers should the average parent carry when making a short flight with connections through a major hub prone to winter weather was finally answered – more than you could ever get through TSA. If one entrepreneur had loaded up his or her snowmobile with disposable diapers and followed the Bronco’s brigade in they could have made enough to buy season tickets, for life.

Meanwhile, back at the hotel the staff was putting in herculean effort to keep things running, the guests from killing each other and their facilities intact. We as preppers talk about the 72-hour rule and we were nowhere near 72 hours at this point yet.

Knowing that they had finite food, no expected deliveries and a kitchen staff that was working non-stop they did amazing, though Sunday nights buffet looked more like the stuff children’s nightmares are made of as opposed to a meal. All veggies, some I suspect were formerly green, maybe, and I am sure some were formerly garnish under the salad bar bowls from the night before. To quote everyone who’s ever lived mother “there are children starving in (fill in the blank) who would kill for a meal like this!” That thought started to cross everyone’s mine.

 

The saving angel? The bar and all the room mini-bars were well stocked and the hotel gave away what ever you needed from the mini-bar. I suspect this was to prevent a gathering of guests 10 deep at the lobby bar. Smart marketing on the hotel’s part.

So What Were My Take-Aways?

  • Always dress for the possible weather as opposed to the predicted weather; layers can always be removed
  • Italian shoes are only suitable for indoors, anywhere and leather, if you are not riding a motorcycle, is best left on the animal as an outfit
  • That disposable diapers are definitely valid barter after the SHTF (literally)
  • That people will come through in a pinch and those that don’t can be found later, after the snow melts and you are long gone
  • That fancy gloves are only good at preventing you from leaving fingerprints as in the point above
  • That “weather proof”, along with bullet proof, is a misnomer. Only weather resistance can be achieved, and never bet against Mother Nature
  • That being unprepared, as both I and the Municipality of Denver were, for dealing with a predictable emergency had REAL consequences for 4,000 people suddenly stranded, driven to travel light due to government and airline regulations
  • That politics really does infect every part of our lives and it’s consequences are unending.

Be kind to cab drivers in Denver, be safe out there, stay situation aware and follow The Prepper Journal on Facebook!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing like expensive Italian dress shoes in 3 feet of snow.

Buffett – all veggies the third night.

 

 

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The National Weather Service describes the storm that hit Denver on October 24 and 25, 1997

 

Several major and interstate highways were closed as travel became impossible. Red Cross shelters were set up for hundreds of travelers who became stranded when they had to abandon their vehicles. Four people died in northeastern Colorado as a result of the blizzard. None of the deaths were in metro Denver.

At Denver International Airport…4 thousand travelers were stranded when the airport was forced to shut down. At least 120 cars were abandoned along Pena Blvd….the only arterial leading into and out of DIA. The blizzard cost air carriers at least 20 million dollars. Thousands of cattle died in the storm over northeastern Colorado…resulting in losses totaling 1.5 million dollars.

Some of the more impressive snowfall totals included: 51 inches at Coal Creek Canyon; 48 inches at Silver Spruce Ranch…near Ward; 42 inches at Intercanyon…in the foothills southwest of Denver; 37 inches at Sedalia; 35 inches at Aspen Springs and Conifer in the foothills west of Denver; 31 inches at Eldorado Springs… Southeast Aurora…and Englewood; and 30 inches on Table Mesa in Boulder. Snowfall totaled 21.9 inches at the site of the former Stapleton International Airport…setting a new 24-hour snowfall record of 19.1 inches for the month. Snowfall totaled only 14 inches at Denver International Airport where north winds gusted to 39 mph on the 24th.

High temperature of only 21 degrees on the 25th equaled the record low maximum for the date first set in 1873. Low temperature of only 3 degrees on the 26th set a new record minimum for the date.

 

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Is It Raining? Get Outside and Do THIS!

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Those of you who know me know I love to play outside in the rain … barefoot, preferably. 😉

But there’s another reason rain draws me outside.

Beyond just irrigation, rainstorms serve another incredibly valuable purpose on the homestead: They show you where the water flows on your property—and where you might be having some problems.

In this new edition of Homesteading Basics, watch as I walk my property during a storm (after making sure all the hatches were battened down first, of course!) and glean some really valuable information—from clogged gutters to the best natural location for a new pond.

You’ll also see a little part of my property that’s almost magical. When my kids were young, we built a gabion with rocks and chicken wire to help slow the flow of water in an eroded spot. We never did anything else to that area, but we still had something pretty cool happen there. You’ll see what I’m talking about when you watch the video.

Then, I’d love to know: What’s your favorite way to slow the flow of water on your property? Share your tips in the comments!

 

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How to Kill Germs during Flu Season

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com The flu season is in full swing and so many people are sick with the flu or anxious about catching the flu. What can you do to avoid catching the flu from surfaces? Wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. When using a public restroom, use a tissue or paper towel after washing your hands to turn off the tap, and open doors. How do you kill flu viruses on […]

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A Step-By-Step Guide for Starting Seeds Indoors

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While the weather outside is still on the chilly side, many are making use of their time indoors and get a headstart on the upcoming gardening season by starting seeds indoors. Doing so results in earlier and longer harvests. This economic gardening method doesn’t require special equipment – just some moist soil, comfortable temperatures, and some TLC!

Seeds need perfect growing conditions to grow healthy: water – allows the seed to swell up and the embryo to start growing, oxygen – so that energy can be released for germination, and warmth – germination improves as temperature rises.

Starting longer growing varieties like herbs, broccoli, cauliflower, and onions can greatly benefit from indoor growing methods. This gives the gardener a headstart and helps to control the growing environment.

A Step-By-Step Guide for Starting Seeds Indoors

Home gardeners can start vegetable and flower seedlings indoors between 4 to12 weeks before the last average spring frost in their area, which means it’s time to get started! Above all, start with good seeds. At Ready Gardens, we prefer time-tested heirloom varieties. These plants have been shown to have outstanding flavor and good harvests. Heck, if these seeds were good enough for my grandparents, they’re good enough for me. As well, you want to ensure that your seed starting mix has nutrients to feed young plants when they start growing their true leaves. Adding perlite and vermiculite can do wonders for emerging seedlings.

  1. Fill a flat or other container with moist, sterile germination mix. Add enough mix to fill the container within an inch of the rim. Gently pat the soil down for even distribution.
  2. Plant seeds according to their growing instructions. Some seeds can be planted in rows or scattered onto the soil’s surface. Typically, seeds need to be planted at 1/2 inch below the soil surface and covered with soil.
  3. With a spray bottle filled with water, water lightly until the soil has proper moisture. Take precautions so that the soil is not waterlogged.
  4. Add a small layer of vermiculite to the top of the soil. This reduces moisture loss and cuts down on mold growth.
  5. Label the flat and cover your newly planted seeds with plastic wrap until the first sprouts emerge. This avoids drying out of the soil.
  6. Set seeds in a dark area that is not drafty. Seeds need a warm area to germinate.
  7. Once seeds have germinated and sprouts appear, transfer the containers to a sunny spot or place under grow lights. Make sure the seedlings get up to 16 hours of sunlight a day. If seeds do not get enough sunlight, they grow long and leggy and this will not produce the healthiest plants. Full spectrum grow lights can assist in giving plantlings adequate light needed for growth. Water as needed.
  8. When plants have grown to the proper size, you need to begin hardening them off and get them accustomed to outdoor living. Harden off gradually, so that seedlings become accustomed to strong sunlight, cool nights and less-frequent watering over a 7-10 day period. On a mild day, start with 2-3 hours of sun in a sheltered location. Be sure to protect seedlings from strong sun, wind, hard rain and cool temperatures.
  9. Once plants are hardened off, plant them in the garden according to the seed packets instructions.

Simply by providing seeds with comfortable temperatures, adequate soil moisture and time, your plants will establish strong root systems and, in time, grow big enough for replanting. Following these steps will ensure planting success.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

How to Store Backup Water in Your Garage in 55 Gallon Barrels

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When I first started prepping, I knew I needed to store plenty of water, but I didn’t realize how much. Every time I went shopping, I would pick up a case of 32 half-liter water bottles. I did this for a couple months, at which point I was satisfied that I had more than enough […]

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The Ultimate Survival Prepping for Sarin Gas Attacks

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“Doomsday Preppers” have taken into careful consideration the different situations and scenarios in which survival prepping would be necessary, and one situation that may require attention is protection against sarin gas attacks or other chemical warfare releases in your environment. Chemical warfare agents were heavily used as an attack weapon in warfare up until after … Read more…

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Build A Better Bug Out Bag!

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Build A Better Bug Out Bag
Host: Dane… “The Gunmetal Armory” Audio player provided!

O this episode of The Gunmetal Armory, we are discussing ‘Building A Better BOB’. When analyzing your BOB, there are multiple things that you must look at. We will discuss them in detail, look at how to optimize what’s in your BOB, and how to streamline how its carried. We will also dive into various products you may not have heard of, redundancy protocols, what is and is NOT needed, weight reduction, and low-coat options for the frugal-minded prepper.

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