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- How I set up my solar power system using this "simple little trick" for maximum efficiency
- How we wired our affordable and easy-to-use solar panels, and how you can do this too...
- We go over the inverter, the controller and the batteries and what they do to maximize your power output.
- Our backup system in case the weather doesn’t cooperate!
- Our affordable but powerful wind power system and how it works – it’s so simple you’ll laugh when you see it…
- I go through every room of the house and show you our power efficiency tricks so that we need a small, easy-on-the-wallet power system!
- I’ll show you how we use the sun to heat AND COOL our house for FREE
- I’ll go through all the little tricks and tips you can do that can slash your power bill BEFORE you ever spend a dime on solar!
- Why anyone can do this with a little bit of elbow grease and desire for independence.
Do you love the smell of wood-smoked food? A rack of crackly smoked ribs straight out of the barbecue oven? Or lamb chops and a chunk of tenderloin seared and then grilled over an open wood fire in the wilds?
Want to know which woods go best with which foods? Which are poisonous, and to be avoided? How the different flavours of different woods can lift a great smoked meal to an outstanding one?
"Woods, Fuels & Fires for Outdoor Cooking" answers all of these questions – and more. The book helps you to choose the best wood for any particular application, and to match exactly the right wood to the food you're grilling or smoking. Introducing you to a range of different woods, it shows you how to use them and how to find them.
In addition to raw woods, it discusses the merits and demerits of wood-based derivatives like chips and sawdust, pellets and charcoal – and makes suggestions as to when and where they work best.
A whole section of the book is devoted to showing you how you can make your own, premium quality charcoal – safely, at home, and regardless of how much or little yard space you have available. It explains why home-made charcoal is a better substitute for briquettes than its commercial equivalent, and why it burns hotter and longer. Construction details and plans are provided for making, simply and economically, a scalable charcoal furnace-and-retort assembly out of readily obtainable bits and pieces.
The book explains how, in the same way that differing soil quality and climate are major determinants in the flavour of wines from the same vine stock, so too is their impact on the flavour of hardwoods from the same tree species growing in different soil conditions and different areas of the country.
It also suggests, when wood is not available, how to use substitutes like coconut husk, corn cobs, and dried seaweed, and the special precautions that need to be taken. It characterises wood according to the density of smoke generated, the strength and flavour of the smoke, and the heat and quality of the coals produced.
A whole section of the book is jam-packed full of tips for constructing, starting and maintaining fires both at home and in the wilds.
Armed with the information in the book, anyone can make a good wood fire, and even if you're a pro, there'll be tips and suggestions here to help you up your game.
For the person that wants to be more aware of ways to use what they already have. A guide to living in your home without power or water, during a emergency. Using the items already in your home. For example how to locate and get water hidden in your hot water heater. Including real life examples based on living for up to 3 weeks without power and water after hurricanes in Florida and ice storms in North Carolina.
S is for Stop - Stop moving. Stay where you are so that others can find you soon. Try and make a shelter if you have too.
T is For Think - After you have calmed down, think about who knows where you are. What is around you? How much time before it gets dark? What is the weather like and do you need a shelter? What do you have on hand that can be used as tools? Think and stay calm. Since you are staying in one spot you will be found soon.
O is for Observe - Look around you and get aquainted to the area that you are in. Is there water nearby? This will make it much easier for you to stay calm. If you get your bearings and use what you have nearby.
P is for Plan - Plan what you need to do and in what order they need to be done. What is the first thing that you need to do and so on. Planning and keeping yourself busy will help to keep you calm until you are found also. Plan on some way to give a sign that you are where you are. Can you start a fire safely? Or use big rocks to make a marker for someone to see from above?
If you ever get lost you will be alright and be able to survive if you stay calm and prepare.
Raising rabbits for meat is one of the easiest ways to supply nutritious meat for your family. This book will teach you everything from choosing your breeding stock to butchering.
- Rabbits have an extremely high reproduction rate. One healthy, mature doe can produce up to 1000% of her body weight every year. Owning just one female and one male can supply meat twice a week for a family of four.
- Rabbits need very little living space.Whether you're living in a condo or out in the country, you can always find space to raise a couple rabbits. No grazing is required and they're rarely classified as livestock which allows you to keep them virtually anywhere. How many apartment complexes would let you keep a chicken or goat in them?
- Rabbits are low maintenance. Check in on them every evening to feed, water and do quick health checks, clean their cages once a month and keep a simple breeding journal - that's all you need to do! Females take care of the young themselves and the only special tools you'll need are nesting boxes which you can even build yourself. No incubators or hand feeding required.
- Rabbits are virtually silent roommates. Aside from the mating shriek, rabbits are extremely quiet animals. They won't reveal your location to anyone, even if you're traveling with them. Who knows what a chicken, goose or duck is likely to attract, not to mention a rooster. If outdoor cages are well hidden and clean, neighbors may not even know they are there.
- A little rabbit feed goes a long way. When bunnies are being weaned (6-8 weeks old), they are large enough for consumption. This allows you to skip giving most of the bunnies feed as you gradually cull the young, leaving only the adults to consume expensive rabbit feed.
- Rabbits are the perfect sized meal for a family of four. Rabbits are compact and usually butchered at "fryer size" (3-5 pounds), so you don't have to worry about storing or eating leftovers.
- Rabbit manure will make your garden love you. Rabbit manure is an excellent fertilizer for your garden that won't burn plants. Plus, if you vermicompost, your worms can be fed the droppings which will make them love you too.
- Rabbit meat is very high in protein and extremely low in fat and cholesterol. Very few other meats have nutritional values like rabbits, and none of them can be raised in your living room. Doctors have actually been known to prescribe rabbit meat diets to overweight patients.
- Rabbit fur will make an incredibly warm coat and is a great bartering item. On a cold winter's night, snuggling into a blanket made from rabbit pelts will keep your family warm long after the fire has gone out. You can also make hats or other accessories, and kids love getting a lucky rabbit's foot.
- Rabbits are relatively easy to butcher and clean. No one likes doing it but if you're going to eat them, they day will come eventually. Someone with experience can take a rabbit from cage to freezer in 15 minutes or less. No plucking is needed and there's very little cleanup.
In this riveting book, New York Times best-selling author, Pastor John Hagee, explores the supernatural connection of certain celestial events to biblical prophecy—and to the future of God’s chosen people and to the nations of the world.
Just as in biblical times, God is controlling the sun, the moon, and the stars to send our generation a signal that something big is about to happen. The question is: Are we watching and listening to His message?
John Hagee authored New York Times best seller "Jerusalem Countdown" that at this writing has sold over one million copies. He is a nondenominational evangelistic pastor who stands in the pulpit every Sunday at Cornerstone Church filling his twenty thousand member church with the latest news in the world and how it relates to what God has in store. He is the founder and leader of John Hagee Ministries and national chairman for Christians United for Israel. His message goes out to 249 countries via radio and TV.
Hagee's latest contribution to Biblical prophecy is called "Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change" that shows how history, science, and scripture are aligning with each other pointing to a coming time of great change on the earth.
Hagee brings into context the supernatural hookup of pointed celestial events to Biblical prophecy. He brings into relationship the future of God's chosen people and how it effects the other gentile nations of the world.
Clear Signs to Appear
He makes it clear that as in biblical times, God is the controlling factor of the sun, moon, and stars that will be sending the final generation a clear focused signal that something huge is about to transpire. The real question is will we watch for and listen to God's message and be able to discern his meaning when these signs occur.
Four Blood Moons and Eclipse
The title of his books tells of coming signs in the heavens in the spring and fall of 2014 & 2015 that just happen to fall on the Jewish Holy Days that also has a total eclipse in the middle separating the four. The significance of these signs is that they fall on the feast days and every time that they do they are linked to historical events in Israel, but what of the future?
Are you interested in learning more about soap making? Are you interested in making your own soap or starting your own soap making business, this A-Z guide will show you what you need to do, the resources you will need, and how to be successful in soap making
Modern medicines work, but they are expensive, filled with chemicals unnatural to the human body and cause side effects.
There is a large number of common ailments that can easily be addressed by using the right herbs and other ingredients in the form of teas, oils and tinctures. These herbal remedies are natural, cheap and come without side effects. Humans have been using them since ancient times. It is ancestral knowledge that will never be outdated.
In my book, Natural Herbal Remedies, you will discover dozens of easy recipes for homemade herbal remedies that take care of 25 common ailments, such as acne, migraine, throat ache, athlete's foot, yeast infection and many more. You will also find an overview of 16 recommended ingredients and their health benefits.
Homemade Herbal Remedies
Here is a brief overview of what’s inside:
- Dozens of recipes to deal with 25 common ailments
- Health benefits of 16 powerful ingredients
- Herbal remedies for acne, migraine, heartburn, and throat ache
- No filler content, just the useful nuggets of information
- Introduction to herbal medicines
- A lot more!
For tens of thousands of generations, mankind used herbs, other plants and fungi to treat ailments. Over all of this time, we slowly built an archive of knowledge of these natural medicines. There is no need to seek out expensive products for every problem. Many can be solved easily and in a natural way, using simple ingredients.
Since this time, many have come across The Compact. This is just the sort of thing that many families in today's economy have already been thinking about doing. With The Compact, someone else has already thought through the majority of the details. You can tailor The Compact to fit your own situation and then launch your year of basically not buying anything. You can buy food, of course, and pay your bills, but this frugal year will definitely make you more conscious than ever to buy locally whenever it is at all possible.
Here were are some altered guidelines for the year, which I refer to as "the flexible, non-legalistic, non-trauma causing rules":
• Do not buy any NEW items for one year.
• Only buy items that you or your family members NEED.
• Do not buy any convenience foods when grocery shopping, with the exception of bread.
• Strive to eat in-season, buying as local as possible.
• Bring cloth grocery bags to the store.
• Do not go out to eat at a restaurant if you have the option of eating at home.
Most that attempt this challenge cannot honestly say that they did not purchase any convenience items, didn't go to restaurants or that they ate local, in-season food 100% of the time. However, overall, those that take this challenge seriously generally do accomplish what they set out to do. Many refrain from purchasing shoes, clothing, gifts and other items that are not really needed.
Most end up having a great, ultra frugal and enlightening year. It is amazing how a little intentionality - a pledge, a compact, a reflective decision - can change your life. It really helps to have the support of your closest friends and family. The temptations can be hard to bear; especially when friends or family are going out to eat, to the theater, etc. because you want to spend time with them, but fighting the urge will give you a bigger sense of accomplishment once your year has passed.
Of course, there will be times when you may need to dust off the old Compact and give it another go. Unemployment, a cutback in hours or a new addition to the family may influence you to challenge yourself again. A close friend did the same thing when her husband was unemployed for over two years-"You just don't buy anything," she told me, "You buy food and you pay your bills, but that's about it." It's funny how we sort of forget that is an option!
Whether your reasons are religiously motivated, environmentally motivated, or maybe you're just down-right stingy; an ultra frugal, buying freeze sort of year is possible. You can do it. And in the mean time, you may just find yourself more content than ever. Simplicity is the path to freedom.
When planning a vegetable garden the climate is usually divided into cold, temperate and tropical. You will need to do some research on the type of climatic conditions that prevail in your part of the world and the vegetables that will thrive in this climate. This is the best way to plan a garden for growing vegetables. Once you have a plan and know what vegetables to grow and how to lay out the garden you can move on to the next part of the plan.
Identify a good store for your seeds and order them well before planting time so that you are ready for the growing season when it starts. You can choose to go with organic gardening methods which mean germinating the seeds separately and then planting them as seedlings. If you have big plantings on your list, stagger the seed germination so that you don't end up with all of them maturing at the same time.
Next you have to focus on the planting plan, what vegetables to grow where in your garden. Each plant has different needs and you will have to take that into consideration when you plan your vegetable garden. Plants that thrive in cooler climes and can withstand frost include cauliflower, turnips, brussels sprouts, broccoli, snow peas and onions.
Vegetables that include carrots, parsnips, leeks, lettuces, celery and cabbages need a temperate climate. If you try growing them out of season you could very well end up with nothing for your table. The warm season vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, beans, corn and capsicums will not survive frost and will die. The majority of their growth should be in months which enjoy warm weather.
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- Cold winds stunt the growth of your plants and hot winds dry out the soil and harm the plants; extra strong winds will break the plants. You may need to prepare a lattice windbreak to protect the plants.
- Where you locate your garden is important, it needs at least 5 hours of sunshine daily and that's direct sunlight mind you.
- Taller plants should not be positioned where they will block the sunlight for smaller plants. Before you start planting it may not be a bad idea to track the path of the sun through your garden first.
- Set up your compost pile and keep topping it up, it's the best way to fertilize your garden naturally. Plant rotation is good because it does not give the pests much chance to attack the garden.
Heads up. Keep an eye out for this! Prepare!
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup of milk
1 beaten egg
2 tablespoon shortening
1 1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine the sugar, milk, egg, and shortening.
Blend in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir it lightly into the milk mixture.
Drop by teaspoonfuls into deep fryer that has been preheated to 365 degrees. Fry them for a few minutes each or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel and then sprinkle with the powdered sugar.
Corned Beef Hash Casserole
8 ounce bag of noodles
2 chopped onions - or dehydrated
3/4 of a green pepper , chopped - or dehydrated
1 tablespoon butter
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 cup of milk - use dry milk to make this?
3/4 cup of grated velveeta cheese
1 can of corned beef hash
3/4 cup of buttered bread crumbs
Cook the noodles as directed and then layer in the casserole dish.
Saute the onions and green peppers in butter until tender.
Add the soup, milk, and cheese. Cook this while stirring until the cheese is melted.
Add the corned beef hash.
Add this to the noodles and cover with the bread crumbs.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Serve this with a salad.
Here are some tips for making it more tasty for your family:
1. Mix it up in a blender at high speed.
2. You can add a drop of vanilla to each quart.
3. Use it to make healthy shakes. Any type of shake mix can be added to it. My son uses it for his protein shakes that he drinks before he works out.
Using dry milk is something that you should try. Great way to be able to stockpile milk in you food storage and a great way to save money in your everyday cooking.
Jiffy Beef Stroganoff
1 pound of ground beef
1/2 of an envelope of dry onion soup
1/2 teaspoon of ginger
1 7 ounce package of medium noodles
1 3 ounce can of sliced mushrooms
3 1/2 cups of hot water
2 tablespoon of flour
1 cup of sour cream
Brown and the ground beef and drain it very well.
Sprinkle the soup mix and ginger over the beef and mix it up well.
Arrange the noodles over the beef and then add the can of mushrooms , undrained. Pour the water over the noodles. Cover and simmer until the noodles are done. Blend the flour into the sour cream and stir into the noodles and beef. Cook until thickened. Serve.
1 medium onion
1/4 cup of chopped green pepper
1/2 cup of chopped celery
1 pound of ground meat - beef, turkey, or chicken
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 can of chicken gumbo soup
2 tablespoon of ketchup
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
Heat up some butter or oil in a pan and saute the onion, green pepper, and celery. Cook for about 6 minutes. Add the ground meat , salt , and pepper. Cook it up until the meat is all broken up and not pink.
Add the soup , sauce, and ketchup. Simmer for about 30 minutes and then serve on the buns.
Expanded and reorganized in March 2014. This ebook is an introduction for children on the subject of Survival and Emergency Preparedness. The book explains in kids' terms what the dangers are in the big bad world, and how responsible adults relate to such dangers. It talks about destruction by nature, like hurricanes and tornadoes and flooding, and other subjects like looting and violence, and terrorist attacks. How to protect oneself and his family in the house and in the wild. What to stock in the home, and what to take along, what should be in the survival kit, both for the parents and for the child. There is a chapter on how to search for food and water, and a chapter on what dangerous foods to avoid. And a chapter on finding shelter in the wild and how to make a fire. The book is intended for middle-schoolers, say, from age 8-13, or to read to the child as the parent deems appropriate. Lot's of pictures to entertain and prompt discussion between parent and child.
Steel cut oats, or Irish oats as they're often called, are made when the groats are cut into smaller pieces. That's it. There is no other process. Unlike the rolled variety, which are further processed, these oats look similar to rice and have a more grainy texture when cooked. They are also more chewy and have a nuttier flavor. Some people, however, prefer the mushy taste of rolled oats instead.
Steel cut oats are definitely the best choice for consumers who are more health conscious. They contain no additives and nothing artificial and are usually sold either in tin cans or boxes. They are 100% whole grain, high in fiber, and very nutritious. A popular brand that is sold in the United States is McCann's Irish Oatmeal.
One of the advantages of steel cut oats is they have to be cooked longer than the rolled brands. This can make them very inconvenient for those of us who are often in a hurry in the morning and need a quick breakfast. While regular oats can be prepared in just a few extra minutes, steel cuts oats often take thirty minutes or longer to fully cook.
On the other hand, they are more flavorful than the rolled oats. The reason being that the process steaming and rolling oats takes some of the taste out of them. So it is a tradeoff between quality and flavor versus convenience. Depending on how seriously you take breakfast, sticking with the old fashioned Quaker brand may be a better solution. Really, it is a matter of personal choice.
If you look at the back of a box of steel cut oats and compare it to a brand of rolled oats such as Quakers, you'll find that the nutritional labels on each is virtually identical. So while there are a few health advantages to the Irish oats, the overall difference between the two types is negligible. You should simply choose the one that you like best. If you enjoy a chewy oatmeal, then Irish oats are a great choice. If you're used to rolled oats and don't want to change, then that is fine also. You aren't missing much.
You can continue lying on your sofa and wait, until everything is totally messed up, swim around in your depression and feel sorry for yourself, blame everyone else for your sorrows, protest and occupy with the masses and close your eyes to reality, swear at and condemn those across the ocean or on the other side of the continent while everything reaches boiling point… Or you can grab this opportunity and contribute to real change; change within you, change in your environment and ultimately change around the world. SURVIVE THE GLOBAL CRISIS offers you 100s of practical tips!
1) If the cumulative inflation rate hits 100% for three years, then it is called what?
2) Name at least one country that has experienced hyperinflation in the last 100 years.
3) What kind of money is best to have during an economic collapse?
4) What causes food riots during economic collapse?
5) How are public services and utilities impacted by economic collapse?
6) What is the best way to pack dry foods in your food storage so that their shelf life is lengthened?
7) How long can wheat, oats and other dry foods last in your food storage and still be good?
8) How many drops of bleach are needed to purify a gallon of water?
9) Can water caught from your downspouts off the roof be considered safe to drink?
10) What is the best way to cook if there is a power outage and you have an electric stove?
2) Germany before WWII is the greatest example, although Zimbabwe, Argentina and Russia are more good examples
3) Precious metals and foreign currency (like the Swiss Franc, which is regarded as one of the most stable).
4) Panic and supply chain issues. It is almost never caused by actual food shortages in the country, but rather distribution problems and a "run" on the stores.
5) Repairs and maintenance get put off and this causes breakdowns and power outages to make utilities much less reliable.
6) In sealed mylar bags with oxygen absorbers, in 5 gallon buckets.
7) If sealed as mentioned above, the shelf life is 10-20 years.
8) Sixteen drops per gallon, unless the water is cloudy or the bleach is old.
9) No, rainwater running off the roof is contaminated by the asphalt shingles on most roofs.
10) By using your barbecue grill or a propane camping cook stove.
If you scored at least 8 points, then you are really learning how to prepare for an economic collapse, and you have what it takes to become a real prepper or survivalist.
The Prepper's Guide To Food Storage, Water Storage, Canning And Preserving
* Over 5500 copies downloaded! Join the crowd and download now!Our world is becoming more volatile each and everyday. Large scale natural disasters, economic collapse, and terrorism are real world situations that threaten our way of life. Preppers are prepared for any type of disaster, ranging from common natural disasters to unlikely large scale events. By being prepared to survive in an environment where our every necessity is scarce, preppers understand how to take action. How much you decide to prep is up to you, but having an understanding of this information and being able to utilize these techniques could mean the difference between life and death. This book covers food storage and techniques that could determine you or your family's survival should a disaster occur.
This Book Will Cover:
- Why everyone should have a food storage system in place
- Common mistakes to avoid
- Different ways to store survival food
- Comprehensive list of food you should stockpile
- The pros and cons of different survival foods
- Water storage and filtration
- Food storage for those who lack space
Cheese is an extremely versatile ingredient in the culinary world. It can be used to add flavor to sandwiches, to create rich sauces for entrees, or to complement a bottle of wine. But cheese can also be a pricey item at the grocery or gourmet store. Fortunately for your taste buds and your wallet, you can make your own cheese at home by using a traditional farmer's recipe. We have collected the most delicious and best selling homemade cheese recipes from around the world. Enjoy!
Find The Right Shelter
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Never stay in a car or mobile home during a tornado. The wind will make your car a very dangerous place, and mobile homes do not offer the protection of a home with a foundation. If you are caught outdoors in a tornado and can't find anywhere safe to get inside, try laying in a ditch or other low lying patch of land. The point is getting out of the path of wind and flying debris, so get as low as possible. Cover the back of your head with your arms and keep your face pointed down. Follow any official drill procedures if you are in a public area, since the primary objective will be getting you to the safest place in the area.
What To Have
Once you have decide where the safe area of your house is located, it is important to make sure there are a few necessities available if you and your family are there when a tornado strikes. Always make sure your safe area has a first aid kit and three gallons of water per person available in case part of the area collapses and you get stuck there for awhile. A radio and a charged cell phone are good things to have, as well as a flashlight and batteries for everything that needs them.
What Not To Do
Several myths about tornado safety are wrong and may get you killed if a tornado actually strikes. Never park and hide under an overpass during a tornado. The opening can act as a wind tunnel, making it more dangerous than the surrounding land. Never light any candles in your safe area while you wait for a possible tornado. If the disaster hits your home, your gas lines may rupture and ignite the flame. Don't waste time opening windows when a tornado is approaching. A tornado will break windows when it hits, and you don't want to be standing in front of them when it happens.
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