Break in those new Boots

Break in those new Boots

During the winter I had bought a nice pair online to replace my old worn out boots (the soles were literally coming off). I received the new boots promptly, I tried them on, loved them, and then put them in the closet. That’s pretty much where they’ve been during the winter and early Spring. Around…

Heirloom Tomato Seeds, Preserved

Heirloom Tomato Seeds, Preserved

Tomatoes are extremely popular in backyard gardens, but unfortunately they are dominated by commercial F1 Hybrids which are bred for industry and economy – high density, thick skinned for mechanical harvesting, to name a few. Heirloom tomatoes can be bred true from seed and are living legacies. The seeds from F1 Hybrids for example, cannot…

A Better home-made Wheat Bread

A Better home-made Wheat Bread

Knowing how to make your own bread is (should be) a staple requirement survival skill for prepper’s -or preparedness minded folks. In fact, no electricity is necessary with the right equipment (a hand mill and a solar oven, for example). We have been making our own wheat bread for some time now, while rotating our…

U.S. Nuclear Power Plants, safe distance?

U.S. Nuclear Power Plants, safe distance?

Are you wondering what is a safe distance to live from a nuclear power plant? FULL SIZE map of U.S. Nuclear Power Reactor Locations I’ve drawn 100 mile radius zones around the nuclear power plant locations. This will put perspective on it. More about this below… ——————————-Note: Potassium iodide tablets – a thyroid blocking medicine…

To Bug-In or To Bug-Out

To Bug-In or To Bug-Out

During a serious threat situation or disaster, and while enacting your emergency / preparedness plan of action, you may decide to either ‘bug-in‘ or ‘bug-out‘. Bug-In: To ‘dig in’ and remain where you are (or at your normal place of residence) Bug-Out: To ‘get the heck out’ and leave your location (or your normal place…

Geiger Counter Readings – How Bad is Bad?

Geiger Counter Readings – How Bad is Bad?

Geiger Counter Readings. When does it become dangerous. Rad, Gray, Rem, Sievert, CPM, absorbed, Beta, Gamma, X-ray, Neutron, Alpha, and more.

The HoneyBee, Varroa, Vibration, and CCD

The HoneyBee, Varroa, Vibration, and CCD

Note that this is not a paid promotion for John Harding, but since we have posted several times in the past regarding the apparent HoneyBee die-off , Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), John had emailed directly regarding the subject. Being a career beekeeper, we thought it would be an interesting point of view to present John’s…

State Tax Burden

State Tax Burden

One way to look at State tax burden when comparing one state with another, is to use the same weighting factor (or value, or importance) for each category (sales tax, income tax, property tax). If you value each category the same, that is, sales tax is just as important to you as income tax which…

Lowest to Highest Taxes by State

Lowest to Highest Taxes by State

Wondering which U.S. State may be better to live in regarding their taxes and tax burden? While we cannot escape taxes, we can make decisions which will minimize our overall State tax burden, depending on each of our own financial situations and objectives. In this article, we will address property tax, income tax, and sales…

Pole Shift: North Races, South Crawls

Pole Shift: North Races, South Crawls

Permalink While the speed of the earth’s magnetic north pole shift has drastically sped up lately to about 34 miles per year (55 km), let’s look at what is happening with the south magnetic pole. Every magnetic field has two polarities, North and South for example, and one might think that whatever is happening with…