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My Indy Hand Hammered Knife

March 5, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


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


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


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


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


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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Net Neutrality: We Lose Our Liberties Because We Give Them Away

February 28, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Quoted from ‘Lionel’ of,

If ever we lose our liberties, if ever we lose our first amendment right to speak, it will be because WE give the rights away. Nobody will take them from us – we will give them away – stupidly. Idiotically. Without so much as a struggle we’ll hand them away, “Here, take them, take our rights, we don’t need them – because we’re stupid”.

The most important thing, number one, in any free society in order to remain free – that’s only accomplished by a free exchange of ideas. The commerce of expression. That’s critical. Anything that impinges upon that, anything that limits that, hurts us all.

The internet. This up until now has been free and unfettered by government and regulation. That has changed because of what Obama’s appointed FCC commissioner’s did two days ago.

The mainstream media in particular have met with not so much as a raised Botoxed eyebrow – of the long-range implications of the FCC’s net neutrality. In case you missed it, the Internet and World Wide Web are now considered a utility under Title II of the Communication Act.

All bets are off.

“Net Neutrality” yet again shows you that it stands for the proposition that Americans will applaud for (and/or accept) anything as long as it has a good label. The Patriot Act, Clean Water, No Child Left Behind, The Affordable Health Care Act, Safety in the Schools Act, – Give it a good name and nobody will question it…

You may find the following video podcast commentary regarding the recent government ‘takeover’ of the internet to be insightful, informative, interesting, enlightening, and perhaps even entertaining…

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