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Safe Jerky Temperature In A Home Dehydrator

January 28, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Dried dehydrated meat (jerky) has traditionally been made by drying meat at low temperatures (140°F – 170°F) for a long period of time. These processing conditions can make it difficult to assure a safe end result, including using a home dehydrator. It is important to reach a sufficient temperature in the jerky drying process to kill pathogens (e.g. Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7).

Here are some safety tips how to jerk safe dehydrated meat in your home dehydrator…

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January 28, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


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Updated: JAN 28, 2015
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NYC Blizzard Bust 2015

January 27, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Although eastern New England was dumped on with heavy snow, it looks like the forecast Armageddon for those of the Mid Atlantic, New York City and New Jersey was a bust. The mainstream news and weather media blew it on yet another hyped up snowstorm that was to affect 60 million people. It was to be so bad, that the National Guard was called up (along with a near total mandatory shutdown of transportation costing untold tens of millions of dollars).

This time I even heard yet another new ‘dramatic’ weather term introduced to the public for this one (via NBC’s Brian Williams and Al Roker who were whipping the New Yorkers into a frenzy last night on the news) – a supposed ‘BOMBOGENESIS’, pronounced ‘Bomb Bo Genesis’. What?? Are you scared yet?

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Northeast Snowstorm And The Governors And Mayors Who Eagerly Ban Travel

January 27, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


For the past several days the national and local mainstream news media has hyped to the max the northeast ‘Blizzard of 2015′. Well before the first flakes settled, several northeast state governors and mayors were in a race to out-do each-other to see who would be first to play ‘Nanny’ and BAN all sorts of travel and movements of the citizen sheeple.

I believe that NYC mayor Bill de Blasio may have been first to preemptively BAN travel on roads, shut down the subways and public transportation, airports, and apparently ordered citizens to shelter in place ($300 fine for being caught out on the sidewalk..? Really?)…

The governor of Connecticut and the governor of Massachusetts both BANNED travel on ALL roads.

Here’s my beef…

Snowstorms have been occurring every winter in the northeast since the beginning of time. Some of them big. North-easterners have fared well enough and have made it through winter storm after winter storm – throughout their entire lives. Why is it that suddenly there has been literal ‘banning’ of travel – even though the citizenry has managed to survive these major storms throughout all of history on their own?

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What You Need For A Power Outage During Winter

January 26, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


A power outage (I should say power outages – plural) is one of the most common results of a severe winter storm. Heavy snow or ice accumulating on tree branches can rapidly weigh down trees until limbs begin breaking off, some of which may land on power lines and take them down too. Strong winds may accompany a winter storm and will also take down trees, wreaking havoc on the power grid.

The worse the winter storm, the more likely you will suffer a power outage.

Here is what you need for a power outage during winter:

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The Red Fox, The Deer, And The Turkeys

January 25, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


The title might sound a little bit like a kids story, or maybe you’re thinking it’s leading towards a lesson about nature’s predatory food-chain, however instead it refers to the following pictures I recently took while looking outside the windows here at the MSB retreat ;)

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6 Ways To Limit Spread Of Cold Or Flu Germs From A Sick Person

January 24, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


When it’s the season for Cold and Flu, and if someone in your home has a cold or the flu, chances are that everyone else who hasn’t caught it yet, is scared of catching it!

Here are several ways to limit the spread of germs:

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