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Turkey Cooking Time

November 26, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


The turkey cooking time depends on the oven temperature, whether the turkey is stuffed or not, and how many pounds the turkey weighs.

The following time chart is for an oven temperature of 325 degrees F.
Cooking the turkey low and slow (325) results in a more juicy tender bird (IMO).

Here’s how I came up with the numbers:

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Barriers To Situational Awareness

November 26, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


Situational awareness is basically knowing what is going on around us. This concept includes our immediate surroundings as well as what’s going on beyond our visual perimeter.

While we can only become aware of a situation from input of our senses (sight, sound, etc..), sometimes there are things (barriers) that cloud our judgement and diminish our ability to be properly situationally aware. We might think we understand the situation, but in reality we might not.

Other than some of the obvious barriers such as simply not being observant of our surroundings (for whatever the reason), there are other deeper rooted barriers to fully understanding what’s really going on while we interpret what we’re seeing or hearing.

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What To Expect And Bring On A Bug-Out To Someone Else’s Place

November 25, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


A bug-out to someone else’s place is a touchy subject and may not end up the way you envisioned. Will the doors be open?

For example, the circumstances which caused your decision to bug-out may be one factor that will affect how well you are received. Your relationship with the person (people) at your presumed destination will be a factor. Your past history and behavior will be a factor. The probable length of stay will be a factor. Your skills, potential contribution, and what you bring to the table will be a factor.

There are all sorts of factors which may or may not be the things that enable you to get in the door at the other end. In fact, the door may very well be shut…

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Tinder For Building A Fire

November 24, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


To build a fire, you start with a source – a spark or flame. Ideally you will have at the ready some fine dry tinder to which the spark or flame is applied. Next comes kindling and then progressively larger pieces of firewood.

Tinder is very important in that it is often a necessary step to successfully build a fire, and the quality of your tinder will determine your results.

Here’s a list of tinder sources:

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Turmeric Home Remedies – A Super Spice

November 24, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


Turmeric, native to southeast India and used often in Indian cuisine, is considered to be a ‘super spice’ due to it’s apparent health benefits.

While not everyone enjoys the unique flavor of turmeric, the various home remedies which utilize it may be a good reason to keep it among your food storage in the pantry.

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2 Safe Ways How To Thaw A Frozen Turkey

November 23, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


To thaw a frozen turkey in a safe way, takes time. So you need to plan ahead and not find yourself behind schedule serving that important turkey dinner ;)

Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and the traditional turkey dinner will be served across much of the U.S.; so for the sake of modern survival, here is how-to thaw a frozen turkey using either of the following two safe methods:

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Best Turkey Brine Recipe

November 23, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


Have you ever made a brine for your turkey? If you’re up to the challenge for this Thanksgiving Day, here’s a recipe to consider.

For those of you who haven’t tried a turkey brine, you will be very surprised at the difference in flavor from a typical basted turkey. The turkey will cook to be incredibly moist, tasty, and tender – a meal to remember…

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