This Week’s Show 2nd November 2017

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Beginning with the Blizzard Survival 20% discount offer and the Water-to-Go Water Filter Bottle, I move on to The DOD Holds a Solar Storm Based Blackout Drill Today, MSM makes up it’s own stories again, Has Anyone Tried This, Treating Wounds with Sugar, So you are stuck in snow, The Emergency Information System, Why Not to Bug-Out, Fluoride Is Poison, Boot and Foot Care.

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The DOD Holds a Solar Storm Based Blackout Drill Today

Today November 04-06, the US Department of Defense headquarters entity worked with the US Army and US Air-Force MARS organizations and the Amateur Radio community to request status reports for 3,143 US counties.

During the exercise, communication frequencies used will be HF NVIS, VHF, UHF, and non-internet linked Amateur Radio repeaters.

In addition, Army Mars Programe Manager Paul English said,

We want to continue building on the outstanding cooperative working relationship with the ARRL and the Amateur Radio community,”

English said. “We want to expand the use of the 60-meter interop channels between the military and amateur community for emergency communications, and we hope the Amateur Radio community will give us some good feedback on the use of both the 5-MHz interop and the new 13-MHz broadcast channels as a means of information dissemination during a very bad day scenario.

A CME can launch a billion tons of plasma from the sun’s surface into space, at speeds of over a million miles per hour.

Every so often, the sun burps. But, unlike myself, when the sun burps, it does so with the power of 20 million nuclear bombs.

These hiccups are known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs)—powerful eruptions near the surface of the sun driven by kinks in the solar magnetic field.

The resulting shocks ripple through the solar system and can interrupt satellites and power grids on Earth.

In July, the US government quietly preparing for a massive coronal mass ejection with the passage of an Executive Order – “Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events”.

Here is snippet of section 1 of the executive order:

Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid.

Extreme space weather events — those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure — could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation.

Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

Back in April 2017, an article titled ‘Yesterdays Broad Power Outage Likely Caused By Geomagnetic Storm’‘.

While everyone thought terrorism was to blame, It was correctly pointed out that large power failures in major US cities was due to an intense geomagnetic storm registering 8-10 on K-Planetary Index.

Here is what I think: The United States government is quietly preparing for a major space-weather event to paralyse communication systems and energy grids across the entire country.

As a citizen, you’re not allowed to know this knowledge and frankly you will not be prepared—only the government will be.

The writing is on the wall of what is coming through an executive order and DOD drills.

No wonder public trust with government is at historic lows, because you’re not allowed to know the truth.

Simultaneously, the wealthiest families who own mega corporations in the United States are ploughing millions into their proxy armies called community organizing groups.

Let’s just hope, a coronal mass ejection doesn’t occur when these severely misguided folks are protesting.

But what if: Is the United States really preparing for a North Korean EMP attack?

MSM makes up it’s own stories again

Selling papers is their game, and the MSM will never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

The Daily Mail ran this story (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5015765/Police-seize-terrifying-knife-disguised-CREDIT-CARD.html)

Police seize terrifying knife disguised as a CREDIT CARD – and they’re on sale on eBay for just pennies.

So it’s not the Tom Linden Survival Knife Titan, it’s not a Machette, it’s not a Zoombie knife, it’s a 2.6″ blade that folds out from what looks like a credit card.

How sensational is that? how demonising, how utterly futile is that.

It’s a well known fact that most knife crime is committed using knives bought from retail outlets or simply taken from a kitchen drawer.

Has Anyone Tried This

Your compass is a measuring tool that can be adapted to a variety of needs. It can be used to measure more than just direction.

You can use your magnetic compass to determine the width of a stream or small body of water without having to get wet.

This quick and easy method of determining distance using a compass may just come in handy. In any case, it is always a good trick you can use to amaze your fellow survivors.

Here is how it is done.

Standing at the edge of the water, sight an object directly across from you on the far bank. Take a compass reading on this object and mark the spot where you are standing.

Walk along the stream until the compass reading to the same object across the stream changes by 45-degrees and mark this spot also. Now measure the distance between the two marks you set.

This will be equal to the distance between the first mark and the object you sighted across the stream.

For example:

Say you are standing next to a stream and directly across from you on the opposite bank is a large tree. Take out your compass and sight the tree.

Let’s pretend the compass reads 300-degrees (Azimuth type compass) or S30W (Quadrant type compass).

Mark this spot and then walk either downstream or upstream until the compass sighting on the same tree reads 45-degrees in either direction from your first reading (either 255-degrees or 345-degrees on an azimuth type compass, S15E or N15W on a quadrant type compass).

Mark this position also. The width of the stream is equal to the distance between your two marks on the ground. If you have practised pacing (and every survivor should) you can count the number of paces between the two marks and calculate the width of the stream.

Treating Wounds with Sugar

The information I will give you now is not medical advice, and should not be considered as such OK.

 

Any wound, cut or abrasion has the potential of becoming infected if not treated promptly and effectively. Certain wounds that become infected can be serious leading to loss of a limb and or possibly loss of life.

 

For over 4,000 years, medical practitioners have known about the wound healing properties of sugar.

 

Now in Europe and in the U.K. in particular doctors, nurses and others directly responsible for the treatment of wounds and burns are bringing back this 4,000-year-old treatment.

 

Trials using patients with wounds have shown that the ancient treatment works.

 

The reason sugar works to treat wounds is because sugar tends to draw water into its midst, through osmosis.

 

This action both dries the bed of the wound to promote new tissue growth and dehydrates the bacterium that causes the infections in wounds, leaving the bacteria weak and fragile.

 

However sugar taken orally will not destroy bacteria inside the body.

 

The reason why it works is because sugar is hygroscopic and functions to dehydrate all bacteria. Bacterium of course requires water to survive and to multiply. Thus, the lack of water results in bacterial death.

 

When bacteria die, they cannot reproduce. Therefore, infection cannot occur if all bacteria are eliminated in and around the wound.

 

Some studies have concluded that honey mixed with sugar can enhance the healing. It may be that the viscosity of the honey allows greater penetration into the wound and allows better contact with the wound. Honey also has certain anti-bacterial properties according to some experts.

 

The same theory applies when cooking oil is mixed with sugar to treat wounds. The oil or honey is mixed with sugar and applied as a salve. Petroleum jelly can also be applied to the bandage to help keep the sugar in place.

 

Puncture wounds are typically left open to promote healing.

 

A simple salve of sugar applied to the wound and covered loosely once it has stopped bleeding has the greatest effect according to most.

 

Sugar in its granulated form will draw the moisture from the wound, which kills off the bacteria and prevents further growth.

 

In a survival situation, sprinkling granulated sugar in a wound may very well stop or prevent a serious infection. You must have clean water to irrigate the wound so that fresh sugar can be reapplied.

 

Depending on the severity of the wound, you would change the dressing of sugar two to four times daily.

 

Proper hand sanitation is critical as well as having clean bandages available. Used cotton bandages can be rinsed well with clean water and then boiled for 10 minutes or longer to sterilize.

 

The drying and handling process must be such as to prevent contamination of the bandages.

 

So you are stuck in snow

OK so you have a snow shovel in your vehicle during winter, you do have one don’t you? Having one can literally mean the difference between life and death… You should also have a vehicle emergency pack with essential survival items  in case you have to spend the night in your car, or walk miles home in freezing weather.

Even if you have a snow shovel, if the road is frozen hard, even after digging out around the wheels, it can still be difficult to gain traction and get un-stuck.

In this situation there is a way you can get traction and get moving again. It can also work even if you didn’t have a snow shovel, so couldn’t dig out first, but only if the snow isn’t too deep.

This tip will only really work on hard surfaces such as roads, driveways and car parks, but here’s what to do –

If there is snow and you have a snow shovel, dig out as much snow around the wheels as possible. No snow shovel, then do this!

Take out the floor mats in your car, turn them upside down and place them in front and underneath the wheels which are spinning, this will obviously depend on whether your car is front or rear wheel drive.

Jump back in the car and try to drive forward slowly and steadily.   If you escape, be sure to run back and pick up your floor mats. If your car simply moved over the floor mats and immediately got stuck again, you can keep repeating the process and inch forward.

Edible Flowers

Roses are a medicinal flower that have been used since ancient times for their nutritional and healing benefits.

 

Rose petals are rich in vitamins C, A, D, E & B-complex and minerals such as zinc, iron, and selenium. Rose petals contain sedative, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, and mood enhancing properties.

 

They are known to soothe sore throats, nervous tension, anxiety, headaches, peptic ulcers, hypertension, fluid retention, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and heart disease.

 

Rose petals are also often used for painful menstruation and for digestion issues such as flatulence, constipation, and diarrhoea.

 

Fresh organic rose petals are a wonderful addition to fruit salads, green salads, desserts, and a variety of healthy meals.

 

Rose petal tea is also a soothing and relaxing way to enjoy its benefits. Simply use 1 teaspoon of dried rose petals to 1 cup of hot water and allow to steep for at least 10 minutes, sweeten with raw honey if desired.

 

Rose water can also be made by placing 2-4 cups of rose petals in a pot and pouring just enough water to cover them, Simmer for about 45 minutes and then allow to cool. Strain and store rose water in the fridge, it will be good for 7-10 days.

 

Rose water works as an astringent and as an anti-aging & beautifying tonic for the face and skin.

 

Rose petals are also an excellent addition to your bath and can help provide relief for dry, itchy skin, bug bites, sunburn, acne, and eczema.

 

Make sure to always seek out organic or unsprayed roses since conventionally grown rose petals often contain harmful pesticides.

 

Why Grow Edible Flowers?

 

Edible flowers are perfect for anyone with an interest in gardening or food, and are the most versatile plants to have in the garden, providing a visual and culinary feast.

 

For those of you who need convincing, just see how edible flowers can benefit your garden…

Make the most of your space

 

You may be lucky enough to have a large garden or allotment, but if not then why not grow an edible garden to make the most of the space you have? Why grow flowers you can only look at? Grow flowers that you can eat as well!

 

You only need a small courtyard garden, balcony or windowsill to enjoy edible flowers. Here is a range of edible flowers which are suitable for small spaces or window boxes.

 

Get two crops for the price of one!

 

Ever had so many runner beans you just do not know what to do with them? Gone on holiday and come back to find that your radishes have gone woody and started flowering?

 

There are many vegetables which can provide you with two crops, with edible flowers either before or long-after the vegetable is ready to eat.

 

The flowers can often be tastier than the vegetable itself, and make a fantastic addition to any savoury dish. Rocket, radish, squash, courgette, peas, beans and mustard are just some of the flowering vegetables you can enjoy.

 

Grow them anywhere

 

You are only limited by your imagination…

 

Enhance your vegetable garden

 

As well as the benefits of companion planting, brighten up the look of your vegetables both on the plot and the plate by adding some beautiful edible flowers.

 

Happy bees and butterflies

 

We all know the importance of helping out bees and other pollinating insects by enriching our environment with beneficial plants so why not plant edible flowers that they enjoy as well as you?

 

Natural pest control and companion planting

 

Many of our edible flowers are perfect for companion planting. Try planting borage next to your strawberries for even sweeter fruit, marigolds next to your tomatoes to deter black and greenfly, or try garlic chives next to your carrots to help ward off carrot roof fly. Use permaculture to improve your garden.

 

Easy gardening

 

For the amateur, or busy, gardener, edible flowers are quick and easy to grow.

 

Safe for children

 

If, like me, you have small children (Grand children in my case) then you want to be sure that your garden is a safe place to be.

 

Many common garden plants are poisonous so why not fill your garden with edible flowers instead? Be assured that if any flowers do get subjected to a toddler taste test they will come to no harm.

 

You can also get them to grow the flowers they like and then allow them to eat them there and then, no preparation etc.

 

Enjoy edible flowers all year long

 

By sowing a range of edible flowers you should be able to have something to harvest all year long.

 

Why not learn ways of preserving them to enjoy all year round. Add a little bit of summer to winter meals.

 

Know your flowers are free from pesticides

 

By growing your own edible flowers you know that they are free from pesticides and pollutants and are safe for the whole family to eat.

 

Here are some edible flowers that need planting this month

 

Pansies are easy to grow, they are brightly coloured edible flowers which bloom for much of the year.  The flowers are up to 8cm diameter which, combined with the distinct colours and mild, sweet flavour,  make them popular edible flowers.

 

Pansies are most commonly used to decorate cakes and desserts, are ideal for sugaring and beautiful when scattered over salads or used to garnish sweet and savoury dishes.

 

Dianthus ‘Parfait’ are a compact and striking dianthus with vivid pink, red and white coloured flowers. They are perfect for containers and small gardens.

 

Their eye-catching colours and large petals make them particularly well suited to decorating cakes and desserts, for adding to salads and crystallising.

 

The edible petals are mild in flavour making them ideal for adding to a wide variety of foods.

 

Polyanthus are pretty edible flowers in a variety of reds, yellows, pinks and blues. The young leaves are also edible and can be added to salads or used as a green vegetable.

 

The edible flowers are commonly used to decorate cakes and desserts and also to add to salads.

 

They give beautiful results when crystallised.  Polyanthus are a hardy perennial which will provide you with a colourful carpet of flowers early in the year.

 

A delicate blue and white viola with a mild sweet, ‘green’ flavour.  These violas are very easy to grow and flower for much of the year.  Violas are popular edible flowers as the whole flower may be eaten.

They have a wide range of culinary uses and are most commonly used to decorate cakes and desserts.

Violas are ideal for sugaring and beautiful when scattered over salads or used as a garnish to sweet and savoury dishes.

The Emergency Information System

The three most important factors in surviving a disaster are physical fitness, training, and knowledge.

The first two are the hardest to achieve since it takes considerable time to get, and stay fit, as well as practice those skills vital to a survival situation. But the knowledge part is easy.

I keep a modest collection of books at home that cover a wide range of subjects, everything from learning how to stitch a wound, to how to build a greenhouse.

But if there was a major disaster and I had to evacuate to a retreat location, it would be impossible to bring my books with me.

A few years back I thought of bringing my laptop, with all my books in PDF format loaded on the hard drive. But laptops were pretty heavy, fragile, and had a short battery life.

And how would you recharge the batteries if you had no power? Laptops run on between 7.2 V to 14.8 V. so even if you brought along a 12v solar panel you’d be hard pressed to get the battery fully charged even in direct sunlight.

Without electricity the only ways to recharge a laptop were through your vehicles 12v cigarette lighter using a DC/AC inverter, or from a portable generator.

So if you were bugging out on foot, then don’t bother bringing the laptop.

But the latest generation of e-readers, smart phones, and tablets have solved all these problems.

The first problem solved is weight and size, Smart Phones and Tablets are much smaller and lighter than laptops, and if you get a sturdy case for them they can withstand a bit of rough handling.

The battery life is also much longer, anywhere from 4 to 14 hours.

The best part is that they all can be recharged from a 5.5V, 500mA source.

This means that not only will my 12 volt 5 watt solar panel be more than adequate to recharge the battery, but on cloudy days I could also recharge it using either a hand charger or pedal generator.

The whole kit consisting of a tablet, solar panel, hand charger, and bicycle generator, could fit in a messenger pouch 7″ X 12’ X 2.5″ and would weigh just over 3lbs.

Even if you had to evacuate on foot, it is well worth the space and weight to carry this kit since not only will you have access to hundreds of important books and manuals, but you could also watch some of your favourite film on a flash drive.

Anyone who has been without TV, internet and Wi-Fi for a few days knows how dull and boring things can get. Watching a good film once a day would greatly improve morale.

And since you have three alternative methods of recharging the battery, you’ll always be able to have it running when you need to.

In addition the battery chargers can be used to recharge your radios and flash lights too.

Flash Drives

Most Smart Phones and Tablets have enough on-board memory to store a couple of hundred books easily, but I don’t want to store my survival information on my Tablet for two reasons.

First, most don’t have that much storage space to begin with and since a survival library is something you would need only in an emergency, I don’t want to use up the internal memory when I’m using the device during everyday activities.

The second reason is security. Think how fast you would end up in an ‘interrogation room’ if you are stopped at the boarder or pulled over by police and they discover there are books on ‘Escape and Evade Tactics’ and ‘Military Training Manuals’ on your smart phone.

There is nothing illegal about reading such books, I have them to be better prepared to survive a disaster, not plan a terrorist attack.

But since law enforcement can’t seem to tell the difference between the two, I prefer to keep my possession of such material discreet. A Flash Drive or SD Card are easy to hide or conceal.

Many smart phones, tablets, and e-readers won’t allow you to use an external flash drive to upload content without either buying extra adapters and/or installing software and drivers.

Before deciding on which device you want to use as part of your Emergency Information System, do some research on whether that particular model has a standard USB port, a Micro USB port, or a SD Card slot, and if they are configured as an input. (Some USB ports are only used for charging and can’t transfer information at all.)

An Emergency Information System should be a a vital part to your bug-out kit since having access to a library of medical, wilderness, survival, technical, and homesteading books can provide you with the knowledge to overcome any obstacle and save lives.

In addition, this kit will provide some entertainment to help restore a sense of normalcy during a disaster, which is especially vital if you have children with you.

Putting together a kit consisting of a Tablet, Solar Charger, Hand charger or even a bicycle charger and a couple of flash drives is not expensive at all.

I recommend you carry three flash drives. One for your survival and prepping books, another with all your personal information and scanned copies of your important ID and credit cards, and a third, or more, loaded with your favourite films or YouTube videos.

Why Not to Bug-Out

The plan seems simple doesn’t it? All you need for the best chance of survival for your family is a well-stocked bug out bag, a good local knowledge  and keeping abreast of what is happening in the news.

 

So as a knowledgeable and informed prepper you will be able survive as you have a great head start over the non prepper when SHTF.

 

You will take your family and your supplies hike off into the wilderness before the approaching death and destruction.

 

You have  a plan to bug out.

 

It sounds perfect, but now I am going to try and convince you how that might not be the best and first option you should consider.

 

There are many reasons and situations I can think of why you do not want to bug out from your home.

 

You may be asking yourself, how can I even say those words as a prepper without getting struck by lightning?

 

It’s true that hunkering down is not the option that gets the most press, but in my opinion during most (but not all) scenarios, it is the better choice.

 

That is unless you are a combat-trained SAS Warrior.

 

If you are like me, just an average guy with a family and a giant subterranean monster unleashed by nuclear experiments is  not  headed your way, you might want to stay put.

 

Here are a few reasons why:

 

You live where your stuff is.

 

I’ll be the first to admit that a lot of these reasons are going to seem incredibly simple and obvious, but I think sometimes that is the best way to approach a problem.

 

As a prepper you have probably  started collecting your preps to help you get through short and long term emergencies.

 

Some of you have stored a TON of supplies because you have been doing this for a long time or else you are independently wealthy and you bought everything you think you need.

 

Even if you only have  weeks worth of water, food etc., that is nothing to sneeze at.

 

Everything you have is stored probably in  an organised way for easy retrieval.

 

You don’t have to carry it and the supplies aren’t subject to the elements.

 

Leaving your home will make you potentially have to leave most, or all of your survival supplies at home.

 

You could put them all in your  BOV, the all singing, go anywhere, with the trailer, right?

 

Of course you could, but are you sure that truck will always own it?

 

It’s just better to Bug-in because there are tons of advantages like…

 

Even your kitchen floor is more comfortable than sleeping in the woods

 

Yes, I know that some people sleep perfectly well in the woods and I can too, once I am  exhausted.

 

Honestly, you would have to agree that your old lumpy mattress would be preferable to sleeping in the woods or  an empty building.

 

Why is that important?

 

Getting plenty of good sleep has a huge impact on our health.

 

It not only affects your moods, but alertness and even immune system. In a disaster you will be stressed in ways you haven’t even considered.

 

You may be working like a dog and having a comfortable and relatively safe place to rest your head, even if that is the living room floor it will be an advantage that the people in the woods won’t have.

 

Built in Community whether you know it or not

 

In times of crisis, you can almost guarantee that communities will band together in some way.

You probably don’t consider your small neighborhood or dead end street a community but let some disaster happen and you will see humans come together for support, safety and to help each other out.

 

Being around even just a few neighbors who know you can give you advantages if you need assistance.

 

Even neighbors you don’t get along with, will probably overcome grudges if the disaster is severe enough.

 

Of course, there is the potential that  they could turn on you for being the lone prepper but I think in most cases, things won’t go Mad Max for a little while.

 

If it does you will have to adjust, but I believe that most people would benefit by banding with their neighbors for support.

 

You could have an opportunity for leadership here or compassion by helping out others who haven’t prepared.

 

It is much better to strive for this kind of relationship with people than head out the door and face the world with only what is on your back.

 

Being Cold is not nice and it can kill you. If you like to keep the thermostat somewhere in the upper 60’s to low 70’s during the winter.

 

There might be some play in that range, but there are no thermostats outside.

 

Whatever the temperature is outdoors is what you are going to be living with.

 

Can you start a fire?

 

Of course, but the last place I want to be on a cold winter night, is huddled up in my sleeping bag under a tarp even if I did have a nice roasting fire beside me.

 

There are some situations where you wouldn’t be able to start a fire.

 

Maybe if it was raining and you couldn’t find any dry wood or tinder, or there were people that didn’t look so friendly following you.

 

Staying in your home, even without power can give you advantages of shelter that you won’t easily find outdoors.

 

You can seal off rooms and even your body heat will generate a little warmth.

 

You can black out your curtains with heavy gauge plastic sheeting and even the heat from a lantern or a couple of candles can put out an amazing amount of heat.

 

You may put yourself in a worse situation

 

The problem with most bug out plans are that most don’t have a destination.

 

Do you think the National Forest is going to be reserved solely for you and your family?

 

Do you think you will just set up a tent and start hunting for small game?

 

In a large regional disaster, there could be millions of people leaving the cities.

 

And they will all be competing with you for natural resources.

 

With even a few dozen hunters in the same area game will be depleted in days if not sooner.

 

Then you will be stuck near a bunch of other hungry people who blame you for catching the last squirrel.

 

Being on the road makes you an easier target

 

One of the advantages of staying put at home is  the home field or defenders advantage.

 

When you go out, you do not know what you are walking or driving into.

 

The best you can do, is try to recon the best you can, which will only slow you down more.

 

By staying put in your home, you can set up a type of neighborough watch  and monitor who is coming in.

 

This gives you the opportunity to set up defensive positions and plans that anyone walking in with thoughts of taking advantage of you, won’t be aware of.

 

If nobody knows you, you are a stranger

 

If the people in the town do not know you, they will treat you as suspicious, maybe even hostile.

 

Have you ever been walking your dog and seen someone strange walking through your neighborhood?

 

This was someone you didn’t know so obviously they fell under suspicion.

 

Had they been one of your neighbors kids you would have recognized them, but this new person stuck out.

 

That is what you will be faced with if you leave your home and go wandering through other towns and cities.

 

In your home neighborhood, you will be dealing with known people that you can grow a deeper relationship with.

 

There is a built-in level of trust because they have lived near you for years.

 

If you start walking into a strange town with your  bug-out bags, weapons etc. you may not like the attention you receive.

 

Gear is heavy and a lot of gear is heavier.

 

Speaking of walking around in your  bug-out kit how many of you have  walked for 3 days with your bug out bag?

 

OK, now add water, food weapons, ammoand anything else you think you might need to defend yourself.

 

Your food will run out, possibly your ammo and that will help you with the weight, but in a disaster when you are walking out the door in full combat gear, do you think supermarkets will be open when you run out of something?

 

In a grid down you won’t get to call AAA

 

Maybe you are one of the lucky ones that have a place to go up in the mountains.

 

If you don’t get out before everyone else starts leaving, you could be stuck on the road.

 

What if your old bug out vehicle breaks down?

 

All those supplies in the trailer are either going to feed a lot of other people on the road or you will most likely die defending them.

 

If you aren’t already living at your retreat before the disaster happens, you will have to be incredibly fast to avoid getting stranded.

 

Let’s say you are ready to go, do you know when you would actually leave?

 

Do you know when the S has actually HTF and it’s time to leave or will you debate leaving with your wife and mother for two days because they think it will all blow over soon?

 

Leaving home may put you in a worst situation than staying put.

 

If you get hurt you want to be near a secure shelter not under a tarp

 

I have a decent first aid supply kit. I don’t have IV’s and a ton of medicine but I can take care of garden variety injuries pretty well.

 

Imagine you somehow break your leg after the grid is down.

 

Would you rather drag yourself into the house, or be stuck in the woods for weeks unable to move?

 

Most hospitals don’t stick their patients out in the loading bay for a reason so you will convalesce better with a good roof over your head that is hopefully providing some climate protections.

 

If nothing else, it will be a relatively clean and safe place to get better and that beats lying under a log.

Fluoride Is Poison

Fluoride Officially Classified as a Neurotoxin in World’s Top Medical Journal

Fluoride Officially Classified as a Neurotoxin in World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journal :

The movement to remove industrial sodium fluoride from the world’s water supply has been growing in recent years, with evidence coming out against the additive from several sources.

Now, a report from the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, has officially classified fluoride as a neurotoxin — in the same category as arsenic, lead and mercury.

The news was broken by author Stefan Smyle, who cited a report published in The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3, in the March 2014 edition, by authors Dr. Phillippe Grandjean and Philip J. Landrigan, MD.

To all my listeners especially those who have small children and those that suffer with Fibromyalgia. I wouldn’t have researched this subject if I wasn’t concerned with your health and safety, and the health and safety of your loved ones.

I know we all get crazy emails trying to scare us about everything imaginable, and I am always the last one to believe them and the first one to disprove them as urban legend.

But unfortunately this reality is one that has irrefutable science behind it and a shocking truth that I have been compelled to share with everyone I know. The truth revealed here maybe the biggest scientific cover up of our modern era.Please share this with your friends and family, and spread the word…

What is Fluoride

Let me ask you a few rational questions;Would you brush your teeth with rat poison if it just might have some kind of beneficial properties as an anti-cavity agent? Yes, I am asking you if you would put a highly toxic poison that was used as rat killer and as insecticide in your mouth and brush your teeth with it.

Would make your children brush their teeth with a toxin slightly less poisonous than arsenic and even more poisonous than lead, even though everyday they ingested some of this toxic substance that would accumulate throughout their body and could cause numerous health problems?

What if there was so much poison in their toothpaste that it would kill them if they ate the whole tube because it tasted like bubble gum; would you leave it in their bathroom drawer or would you keep it locked up with the medicines or toxic cleaning agents?If you have been using fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth, you should have answered “yes” to all of the above questions.

Before we go any further, let’s look at the definition of Sodium Fluoride and establish the fact that it is a highly poisonous substance.

Here is the definition of Sodium Fluoride that is used in toothpaste to prevent cavities: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sodium+fluoride

sodium fluoride – noun a colourless, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, NaF, used chiefly in the fluoridation of water, as an insecticide, and as a rodenticide.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.

Hmmm, there’s just something insane about using the words “poisonous solid”, “rodenticide”, “insecticide”, and the “fluoridation of water” in the same definition. Fluorine compounds, or fluorides, are listed by the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) as being in the top 20 of 275 toxic substances which pose the most significant threat to human health.

We have all been brushing our teeth with rat poison and one of the most environmentally damaging toxic waste substances produced by the aluminium and fertilizer industries in America, Sodium Fluoride.

We’ve also been drinking Fluorosilicic Acid (an inexpensive liquid by-product of phosphate fertilizer manufacturing process) in our tap water and cooking with it as well.

Go read the warning on the back of your toothpaste tube.

“WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a doctor .”

Your toothpaste warning says that if you ingest more than the usual amount while brushing, call a doctor.

That’s because fluoride is a highly toxic poison and each tube of toothpaste, even the bubble gum flavoured specifically marketed for children, contains enough fluoride to kill a child. http://www.fluoridealert.org/toothpaste.html

When I was a child there wasn’t a poison warning label on my toothpaste tube letting me know not to swallow it because it was poison. Back then toothpaste commercials showed a tooth brush just loaded with toothpaste.

Back then no one was telling anyone, “Don’t swallow your toothpaste”. Fluoride was portrayed as perfectly safe to your health in commercials and by government publications.

It wasn’t until April 7th, 1997, that the United States FDA (Food & Drug Administration) required that all fluoride toothpastes sold in the U.S. carry a poison warning on the label.

In this country we consume highly fluoridated tap water, processed foods and drinks every day.

We consume more than the usual amount we would ingest by brushing our teeth alone. One of the fastest ways to absorb a medicine is directly under your tongue and we hold this poison in our mouths 2-3 times a day when we brush our teeth.

Think about how often your children are swallowing it while brushing their teeth because it tastes like bubble gum. We’ve been ingesting it for years and it has been building up in our bodies because fluoride is an accumulative toxin.

This toxin is taking its toll on the health and smiles of people of all ages in the U.S., Britain, Canada, and other modernized countries. Dental Fluorosis is a mild form of fluoride poisoning that is the most visible and well-recognized side-effects of ingesting fluoride toothpaste and drinking too much fluoridated water.

Dental Fluorosis is a discoloration of teeth that ranges from mild to severe. Whereas dental fluorosis used to impact less than 10% of children in the 1940s, the latest national survey found that it now affects over 30% of children.

Fluoridation could turn out to be one of the top 10 mistakes of the 21st century.

Boot and Foot Care

An army marches on it’s stomach, well i march on my feet.

I used to do road marching as a “hobby” and ended up building up to the Nijmegan 4 days march which is 25 miles every day with a minimum 22lbs small pack. This is usually bags of sand taped up weighed in and weighed when back.

Believe it or not we wore DMS boots, say no more.

I don’t recommend you hike 10 miles (16 kilometers) with a pack on your back in any boots — even the most perfect boots, gifted to you on high by a choir of footwear angles — without breaking them in first.

The need to break in a boot is especially true with burlier boots — the stiffer your boot, the longer it takes to break in.

The creases you make in your boots as you break them in will form the shape of the boot for its life, so be sure you do it right. Wear them around the house with the socks you’ll hike in and make sure the lacing is tight against the boot’s tongue, which should lay flat. Then start with short day hikes and slowly, slowly increase the distance.

If your new leather boots are killing you and you don’t want to buy a new pair, try this soak the boots in warm water before wearing them with your hiking socks. A wet foot in a wet boot is no fun to begin with and will quickly create blisters, but moulding a wet boot to your foot can be a last-resort break-in trick.

You could also simply walk down or up a shallow river or stream. Or even as we where advised to pee in them then go for a walk.

Feet

A quick point here you should condition your feet too, one way to do this is to dab them every night with white spirits which will harden the skin on the soles of your feet.

Socks

Start with the right socks — a moisture-wicking synthetic liner inside a wool-mix sock is a popular choice. Then try to keep your feet clean and dry — fabric “gators” that wrap around your boot and leg close the gap at the top of your boot, not only keeping out moisture but also keeping grime from sneaking in.

If your feet sweat, take your boots and socks off during rest breaks. If possible cool your feet off in a stream and then elevate them. Consider carrying a few extra pairs of socks and changing into them at these rest breaks. Wet skin increases friction and friction causes blisters.

Rinse out your nasty, sweaty, grimy socks in a stream and hang them on the outside of your pack. Not only will this trick ensure you have another clean, dry pair of socks to change into, but perhaps it will keep your hiking partners from crowding behind you on the trail.

 

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