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Bleach – Water Ratio For Drinking Water

March 5, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

Bleach - Water Ratio

If your water source is uncertain, you should treat it first before drinking it.

One way to treat water for drinking is to add a small amount of regular bleach (chlorine). Here’s how much bleach to add, and a way to remember the quantity:

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My Hand Forged-Hammered Knife

March 5, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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I recently received an amazing custom-made hand forged & hammered knife and I want to tell you about it – especially given the fact that it was made in the USA by an individual who is committed to the hand crafted trade (a rare thing these days when so much of our ‘stuff’ is made in ‘faraway’ places).

When I first handled the knife, I immediately noticed (felt) how it balanced ‘just right’ in my hand. It was a natural fit…

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Protein In Foods

March 4, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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While considering a preparedness plan for food procurement during the time following a long-term collapse in food distribution, not only might you plan a survival garden around maximizing calories (among other things), you should also know about the body need for protein…and from where you will get it.

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How To Make Garlic Syrup

March 4, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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Having recently posted on the benefits of honey, I dug up an old post from a reader who had let us know how to make ‘garlic syrup’ (with honey) – a home remedy of sorts.

Here’s how to make garlic syrup:

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Honey and its Benefits

March 3, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

Benefits of Honey

Honey is a sweet ‘food’ (a natural source of sugar) made by bees using nectar from flowers, and has been a staple ingredient for thousands of years for its benefits as both a food and a medicine.

Honey has approximately the same relative sweetness as that of granulated sugar. Most microorganisms do not grow in honey and it can be stored safely at room temperature, making it a great preparedness ‘food’ for your food storage.

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Earthquakes During 2014 In USA

March 2, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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I’ve created a kmz file (Google Earth) of the earthquakes which occurred in the United States during 2014, magnitude 2.0 or greater – interesting to browse, not only for preparedness sake, but for fun…

I’ve circled a few particular regions (shown above) where there were clusters of earthquakes (although there’s lots more), and I’ll zoom in on a few of them as follows:

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Is It Because The Government Does Not Have To Make A Profit?

March 1, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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The fact that government does not have to make a profit (as in the private sector) – is likely a very rooted reason behind some of the apparent behavior and attitudes that are inherent to government bureaucracies – and despite the logic, government continues to grow without having ‘made a profit’ so to speak. How can that be?

While government agencies, departments, etc.., are operating under budgets which have been granted to them by Congress, there is no actual pressure to make a profit. It must be quite a different environment than that of the private sector where employees are part of a company, a business, which will only continue to exist if profits are made.

Motivations are different between .gov and the private sector. Do you agree?

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