Archive for June, 2010

As I watch the news today the Stock Market is currently down 259 points after the consumer confidence report was released. I know my confidence is down and after the G8 summit where the United States was shot down  it appears the rest of the world has lost confidence in the U.S. economy as well. The conference voted to “require” all member nations to reduce spending. Not what our president wanted to hear but what I believe most Americans do want, not only to hear but to see implemented. I also notice some in Congress are backing off the financial reform bill a bit. I hope that is real and not just another ploy to get something for their vote. More and more I find myself looking at my General Store and being so….thankful that I am preparing. Notice I didn’t say prepared. It is an ongoing process and anything you and I have done is important.

There is a storm brewing in the gulf which if it becomes the CAT 3 hurricane they fear will cause massive damage and while clean up may provide some much needed jobs those jobs will be paid out of our taxes and will be another excuse for raising them even more.

For those who are new or who are just beginning to catch the visions now is the time to ramp up your efforts.  Some economists are now predicting high inflation is on the horizon. When others are eating their $1.29 veggies we will be eating the ones we purchased at much better prices. There will still be sales and we will be the ones who can wait to replace food when it is on sale.

from “Totally Ready”

The Coddling Moth Trap

June 27, 2010 10:34 am | No Comments

by The Garden Marvel

‘Below is a science fair project that my granddaughter did for 2006. In it she took filtered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan on the stove, and the second part she heated to boiling in a microwave. Then after cooling she used the water to water two identical plants to see if there would be any difference in the growth between the normal boiled water and the water boiled in a microwave. She was thinking that the structure or energy of the water may be compromised by microwave. As it turned out, even she was amazed at the difference..’

I have known for years that the problem with microwaved anything is not the radiation people used to worry about, It’s how it corrupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it. So the body wraps it in fat cells to protect itself from the dead food or it eliminates it fast. Think of all the Mothers heating up milk in these ‘Safe’ appliances. What about the nurse in Canada that warmed up blood for a transfusion patient and accidentally killed them when the blood went in dead. But the makers say it’s safe. But proof is in the pictures of living plants dying.


Prepared By: William P. Kopp
A. R. E. C. Research Operations

Ten Reasons to Throw out your Microwave Oven

From the conclusions of the Swiss, Russian and German scientific clinical studies, we can no longer ignore the microwave oven sitting in our kitchens. Based on this research, we will conclude this article with the following:

1). Continually eating food processed from a microwave oven causes long term – permanent – brain damage by ‘shorting out’ electrical impulses in the brain [de-polarizing or de-magnetizing the brain tissue].

2). The human body cannot metabolize [break down] the unknown by-products created in microwaved food.

3).. Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating microwaved foods.

4). The effects of microwaved food by-products are residual [long term, permanent] within the human body.

5). Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all microwaved food is reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down.

6). The minerals in vegetables are altered into cancerous free radicals when cooked in microwave ovens.

7). Microwaved foods cause stomach and intestinal cancerous growths [tumors]. This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America .

8). The prolonged eating of microwaved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood.

9). Continual ingestion of microwaved food causes immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations.

10). Eating microwaved food causes loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence.

Have you tossed out your microwave oven yet? After you throw out your microwave, you can use a toaster oven as a replacement. It works well for most and is nearly as quick. The use of artificial microwave transmissions for subliminal psychological control, a.k.a. ‘brainwashing’, has also been proven. We’re attempting to obtain copies of the 1970’s Russian research documents and results written by Drs. Luria and Perov specifying their clinical experiments in this area.

Wonder Oven

June 23, 2010 6:30 am | No Comments

We are going to be gathering orders for the Wonder Oven soon.  A Wonder Oven finishes cooking food (that has been preheated to a high temperature for 5-10 minutes in boiling water) without electricity or any other form of energy.  This is a perfect companion to a solar oven when there isn’t enough sunlight to cook and saves on cooking fuel.  It acts like a giant crock pot that doesn’t require an energy source for the rest of the day.  You can’t burn your food and it stays nice and hot and fully cooked until you’re ready to eat it later in the day.

You can make stews, bread, muffins, oatmeal, etc.  It comes with recipes, an instructional DVD, and is contained in it’s own plastic storage bin.

This is a great Christmas Emergency Preparedness item for your married kids and for yourself.  Many people cook with these every day and save on electrical and gas bills by doing so.

Watch for details to be posted here, soon.



June 16, 2010 8:03 am | No Comments

Dutch Oven recipes from the party have been added to the Q & A Forum.  They include Melt Away Potatoes, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, Cherry Cobbler and S’mores Brownies Raspberry, Pretzel Salad…  Go see…

High Marks for Clean Water

June 14, 2010 1:45 pm | No Comments

Water is disinfected using the sun’s energy in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Sven Torfinn, Panos

Retrieve a discarded water bottle. Tear off the label and fill with any water that’s not too murky from a creek, standpipe, or puddle. Place the bottle on a piece of metal in full sun. In six hours the UVA radiation will kill viruses, bacteria, and parasites in the water, making it safe to drink. SODIS, the acronym for this Swiss-pioneered water-disinfection program, is now being used all over the world to provide drinking water for some four million people. “It’s simple, it’s free, and it’s effective,” says Ibelatha Mhelela, principal of the Ndolela Primary School in Tanzania. In 2006 her school started using SODIS to disinfect its contaminated tap water, placing bottles on the building’s corrugated metal roof. The result? Absenteeism due to diarrhea dropped considerably, and examination scores soared. “Before we started SODIS, only 10 to 15 percent of the children passed the national sixth-grade exams,” says Mhelela. “Now 90 to 95 percent of the students pass.” —Mark Jenkins

ALL BOTTLED UP Continuous, strong sunlight does all the hard work of SODIS. But the following tips help the process along.

1. Use bottles of clear PET plastic rather than glass. Studies show water from sun-warmed PET is safe to drink.
2. Do not disturb bottles while they sit in the sun.
3. Store water in bottle to prevent recontamination.

National Geographic Magazine,  April 2010

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Codling Moth Trap

June 10, 2010 1:45 pm | No Comments

by The Garden Marvel

Here is a recipe to trap the Codling Moth that causes wormy apples.
It is time to make these traps and set them out.  They are quiet effective
and non-toxic to humans and pets and is organic.

Wash the milk residue out of a 2-quart milk jug by putting several drops of dish washing liquid and a pint of hot water in the jug and sloshing it violently. Then rinse the jug out and cut large near top. There has been some success reported by painting the hole areas red or yellow.

Another hole on the opposite side allow, air currents to carry the attractant through your orchard, hopefully intercepting the Moths before they land on your trees. You may want to use 2 to 4 traps in each tree depending on the size of the tree.

1-cup Apple Cider Vinegar,

1/3-cup Dark Molasses,

1/8-teaspoon Ammonia,

6 drops of Dish Washing Liquid

Add enough water to make 1-1/2 quarts of Attractant.

1/4 cup of this Attractant is placed into the bottom of each trap. Rinse out and rebait monthly.


June 10, 2010 1:42 pm | No Comments

Wonder Box Pattern

Go to “How to” tab above and then to “How to build a…..” and click on Wonder Box Pattern.  Then copy it.

Good luck!

1966 Warning on Socialism

June 8, 2010 1:42 pm | No Comments

Should you consider getting your little colony prepared?  This warning came 44
years ago and is now nearly a reality…

In times of crisis, this is a good list:

These are the 100 items that will likely disappear first.

When planning for an emergency, think about the worst situation imaginable. Here is mine: chaos to get as much food and supplies as possible, gas lines that run out into the street, highways at a virtual stand still, banks not giving out money, looting, fires, babies crying because that have no formula to drink. It’s not a pretty picture when you allow yourself to imagine it. Having supplies on hand can put a person way ahead of the game. While some people are battling the lines and the grocery stores, you could be packing your items up and headed for hills before they even attempt to.

Emergency Items That Disappear First

1. Generators (Good ones can be expensive. It can be a target for thieves due to the noise)
2. Water
3. Water Filters/Purifiers
4. Portable Toilet
5. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6-12 months to be ready for home use.
6. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (Buy clear oil. If scare, stockpile)
7. Coleman Fuel
8. Charcoal and Lighter fluid
9. Family Protection (guns, ammunition, pepper spray, knives)
10. Cooking utensils (hand can opener, whisk, etc)
11. Honey/sugar/syrups
12. Rice/beans/ wheat
13. Vegetable oil (for cooking)
14. Water containers (get more than one and in different sizes)
15. Propane Heaters and all accessories that go with it (extra propane, heads, etc)
16. Fishing accessories (line, hooks, bobbies, etc)
17. Lighting sources – short term and long term (flashlights, hurricane lamps, etc)
18. Batteries
19. Basin to do laundry in/wash boards, etc
20. Cook stoves
21. Vitamins
22. Thermal underwear (top and bottoms)
23. Tools (bow saw, axes, hatchets, wedges (honing oil)
24. Aluminum Foil
25. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
26. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
28. Gasoline containers
29. Garbage bags
30. Toilet paper, paper towels, hygiene items
31. Milk (canned, powdered and infant formula)
32. Work gloves, Work boots, Work Clothes
33. Seeds (non-hybrid)
34. Clothes pins/line/hangers
35. Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit
36. Canned Goods
37. Fire Extinguishers or Baking Soda
38. First Aid Kits
39. Batteries (all sizes)
40. Spices, Vinegar and Baking Supplies, Yeast, Salt
41. Dog Food
42. Matches
43. Notebooks, pencils
44. Ice chests
45. Flash lights, torches, light sticks
46. Plastic Containers
47. Cast iron cookware
48. Fishing Supplies
49. Repellent sprays, creams
50. Duct Tape
51. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting – if with wheels)
52. Men’s Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
53. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
54. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
55. Fishing supplies/tools
56. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
57. Duct Tape Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
58. Candles
59. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
60. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
61. Garden tools & supplies
62. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
63. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
64. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
65. Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
66. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
67. Bicycles…Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
68. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
69. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
70. d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
71. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
72. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
73. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
74. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
75. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
76. Soy sauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soup base
77. Reading glasses
78. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
79. “Survival-in-a-Can”
80. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
81. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog
82. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
83. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
84. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
85. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
86. Lumber (all types)
87. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
88. Cots & Inflatable mattress’s
89. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
90. Lantern Hangers
91. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
92. Teas
93. Coffee (No Problem here)
94. Cigarettes (Absolutely a great thing to disappear)
95. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
96. Paraffin wax
97. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
99. Hats & cotton neckerchief
100. Goats/chickens

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