October 2011 Archive
October 31, 2011 - "Fall Apples are perfect" There are so many uses for fall apples. These are the ones that make the best juice, best cider, best pie and applesauce. Because there are more sugar content in fall apples these are the ones that are used to make apple cider vinegar. Really the whole cycle is about what to do with the apples you aren't going to store. You grind up the bruised ones, make juice, then cider and probably in the old days apple cider vinegar from cider gone wrong. Click here
October 31, 2011 - "Supermarkets May Sneak in Price Increases" By Quentin Fottrell. A surprise jump in wholesale food prices in September is bad news for producers and retailers, but you won't feel it in your wallet. Yet. Click here
October 31, 2011 - "001 HF Hydroponics Farmer" Learn about the fascinating growing world of hydroponics and aquaponics with this informative Podcast by Barry Morgan. Click here
October 30, 2011 - "Our new Occupied State" By Joseph Parish. First off I do not consider the occupy movement as a true political movement at all but rather as a popular fad. To me this alleged movement is nothing less than a peaceful form of flash mobs. The original thought was beneficial however in anything that continues for such a great amount of time we witness vast areas of deterioration from its initial purpose while the protesters involved in the program drop to pathetic level which parallel those of young hippie idealists who are prone to failures and exercise bad judgment. Click here
October 23, 2011 - "Ever since the world ended" Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a documentary. We see a variety of approaches to survival, from the artist and engineer who trade for their needs, to the surfers and woodsmen who fish and hunt, to the scavengers, and a communal farm. We also see how the community deals with those who threaten it, and how the youth are growing up with different values from those who knew our world. To watch this video Click here.
October 20, 2011 - "Jane’s Wanna Be" By Joseph Parish. Recently on Facebook I noticed a recipe floating around and one of the Ingredients was a specialty salt known as Jane’s Krazy Mixed-up salt. A friend commenting upon the recipe indicated that in her section of the country such a salt was unavailable in the local grocery stores. With this spice not being available everywhere around the nation many home cooks often do not know where to turn. Click here
October 16, 2011 - "Get Real - Get Prepared" with Vickilynn Haycraft. Exploring preparedness, health, nutrition and family for real life! Today's Topic: Simply Living Smart with Vickilynn's guest, Anitra Kerr. Anitra is the founder the founder of www.simplylivingsmart.com/ the top-rated food storage video training website on the internet. From Russia to Maine, Simplylivingsmart.com has been used by tens of thousands of people world-wide since 2005. Anitra is a best-selling author of two books, "Simply Living Smart: Everyday Solutions for a More Organized You", and "Celebrate Dinner! Eating Gourmet the Food Storage way. Enjoy the presentation below.
October 16, 2011 - "Scrumptious Tomato Bean Soup" by Joseph Parish. Fall is here and ole man winter is hastily making his way to our doors. In the event you happen to be like me than chance is that you appreciate a bowl of hot soup during those brisk winter afternoons. At times such as these I think back to my summer canning and dehydrating days when we stored up on jar after jar of both canned tomatoes and a supply of dehydrated beans of various kinds. For you city folks who are into prepping you might have a supply of canned tomatoes and bags of dried beans sitting inside your kitchen pantry closet. In either case, a pot of hot steaming tomato bean soup would unquestionably warm up your day. Click here
October 6, 2011 - "We can not rely upon the government in a Crisis" By Joseph Parish. When you pick up the morning newspaper or switch on your favorite news channel on the television you are continually bombarded with negative aspects of our country. You see how the economy is being downgraded, you make note of the high unemployment rate, you readily witness homes being lost as the banks foreclose on them and hear of the general civil unrest taking place here in America. This tends to sound alarms within certain groups of people – one faction being the growing cluster of “preppers” around the nation. Click here
October 5, 2011 - "Why I would not vote for Cain" By Joseph Parish. Herman Cain is presently perceived as one of the foremost prospective candidates for the position of Republican presidential candidate. In fact, in a recent GOP straw poll conducted in the state of Florida he proved to be the top contender. The unfortunate situation in all of this is that we as voters know very little about this candidates past. Granted, we are all aware that he was a successful CEO of Godfather’s Pizza but very little after that has been brought to light. The information presented here needs to be seen and devoured by all the voters. Could it be that perhaps Mr. Cain may perchance be an unethical and uncaring person? Click here
October 4, 2011 - "What else can I do with Kool-Aid?" By Paul and Bess Dawson-Schmidt. This article is from the Kool-Aid FAQ, by Paul and Bess Dawson-Schmidt with numerous contributions by others. It tells several other uses for kool-aid other than merely drinking it. Click here