How a Flock of Chickens May Be the Best Bet in the Battle Against Ticks (Videos)

Survival

by N.Morgan 

 

When summer comes around, many people spend more of their time outdoors enjoying  Nature, but ticks can ruin the summer fun.

So what is the most effective and natural tick control in your yard?

Tick control is important.

Tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease and Powassan virus and the fact the tick population is growing and spreading annually in the United States (particularly in the Northeast and the Midwest), many people want to learn more about getting rid of ticks.

One way to control ticks is to let your chicken flock patrol your yard in search of pests and ticks. Anecdotal and scientific evidence suggests your chickens are more than effective at tick and pest control.

Anecdotal Evidence That Chickens Are Good at Controlling Ticks:

  • “After we began raising chickens, Suzanne reported that she was finding far fewer ticks on Sophie the pig,” from Home to Roost: A Backyard Farmer Chases Chickens Through the Ages by Bob Sheasley
  • “We’ve been happy to discover that since having our hens on our little homestead, we’ve enjoyed far fewer flies, mosquitoes, slugs, ticks, spiders, and maple bugs than in previous years.” Charley Cooke
  • “Since day 4 of having just our first chicken, we have never seen another tick in the backyard.” Alicia Barnes
  • Check out this list of reader reports from Mother Earth News on fewer ticks after getting chickens

Scientific Studies on Tick Control with Chickens:

study conducted in 1991 showed that chickens who scavenged for 30 minutes to an hour among tick-infested cattle in Kenya had eaten significant numbers of ticks.

Each chicken had 3-331 ticks in its gizzard, with an average of 81 per chicken.

Although the appetite of each individual chicken may vary, overall, chickens are a good natural predator of ticks on cattle.

It remains to be seen whether chickens can be used for tick control on deer and mice (or moose!) since there are so few studies.

Which are more effective, Chickens or Guineas for tick control?

Guinea hens also have a good reputation for eating ticks, but their main drawbacks are noise and a tendency to wander further. If you are considering getting guineas, watch a video to see what they sound like before you may a final decision. Guineas are known for being very loud.

So You Think You Want Guineas

Chickens may be just as effective as guinea hens in controlling unwanted pests like ticks.

An added benefit is that chickens are very effective at finding and eating grubs and worms, snakes, moles, and mice.

What else can you do to control ticks?

What more can you do to avoid a tick bite in addition to letting your chicken or guinea flock free range in the yard?

Here are some tick management tips:

  • For best results, pick a chicken breed known for good foraging ability. Birds that have good forage skills are more likely to find and eat ticks.
  • Keep grass clipped short on the areas where you spend time
  • Reduce or avoid leaf litter, which ticks love to hide in (clean up yard debris). Clean up, keeping in mind that ticks love high humidity and lurk just above the soil surface or in brushy or taller grass areas, as well as in leaf litter and ground covers.
  • Use a tick spray: specifically a repellent with DEET when you need to go into tick-infested areas; for example, areas with tall grasses, brushy or weedy areas (or avoid this type of area altogether).
  • Have a tick puller or fine-point tweezers handy for tick removal in the event you find an attached tick. Consider a tick kit for each vehicle and the house so you can remove ticks immediately.
  • Consider buying or making tick tubes (these contain the insecticide Permethrin)
  • Know the difference between tick species like the deer tick and other ticks such as the lone star tick, the dog tick, and the brown tick. Not all tick species carry disease (for example, the American dog tick is typically harmless in the Northeast, but carries Rocky Mountain spotted fever further west). You can learn to identify the stages of the tick life cycle, from newly hatched larvae to immature ticks (nymph) to adult stages. Adult ticks are easier to identify and see.
  • Get medical attention if you find a tick attached longer than 24 hours, or if you have a headache, a fever, or joint pain after a tick bite.
  • When you do remove a tick, flush it down the toilet. Why not the trash bin? Ticks can crawl out of trash.
  • Use tick-control products on pets that go outdoors. Check pets regularly to prevent a tick infestation in your house. Ticks feed on pets to get a blood meal, and your veterinarian will be able to suggest an effective tick treatment.

[SOURCE]

References:

http://www.wideopenpets.com/tick-control-with-chickens-how-effective-is-your-fowl-flock-patrol/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=partner&utm_term=clife&utm_campaign=clife

http://www.wideopenpets.com/new-tick-borne-disease-on-the-rise-can-pets-get-the-powassan-virus/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1858289

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Bury an Egg in Your Garden and Be Amazed at What Grows (Video)

Environment, Survival

by N.Morgan

 

More and more people are realizing that growing your own food is not only economical, but can also be the healthiest and most nutritious way to feed your family.

Put an egg in garden soil, and what happens in a few days later will amaze you.

Here’s what you want to do: 

Fill the pot with 2 inches of potting soil.

Place one un-cracked raw egg in the pot and cover with soil.

As the egg decomposes, it will serve as a natural fertilizer.

Your backyard can produce an amazing harvest without leaving you broke and penniless.

References:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUppezqI3yc

https://brightside.me/inspiration-tips-and-tricks/15-cool-handmade-items-for-your-garden-175255/

[SOURCE]

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Irma Hurricane Evacuation, Dire Warning to All, Get Out Now (Videos)

News, Survival, Weather Modification

Guest Contributor, Jeffery Pritchett

#1 If you live in Florida….GET OUT!

a) ”Hunkering down” and “riding out the storm” is NOT an option!

b) Most of Florida is BELOW sea level.

c) Do you really trust being ABOVE ground with 180 MPH winds and 200+ wind gusts? They will be blown OFF their foundations!

#2 If you live within 100 miles of the coast, whether it be the Gulf Coast or the East Coast…GO ANOTHER 100 miles inland!

a) Storm surges causing 20-50 waves will reach pretty far inland and these winds don’t just “die down” a mile or two inland.

b) Why risk it? Its better to be safe, than sorry

c) There is ZERO sense in being in the middle of a hurricane when you can simply grab your things and get AWAY!

#3 PRAY!

a) Pray wherever you are! IT doesn’t matter if you are any where NEAR this, but those who are NEED prayers

b) If you don’t believe in God or prayers…I promise you that you won’t go up in flames by doing so now!

c) NOTHING can stop God’s wrath, but you CAN avoid it with His protection through prayer!

Evacuation Warning for Irma, let’s put it out early.

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency to Prepare Florida for Hurricane Irma

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-235 declaring a state of emergency in all 67 counties within the State of Florida in response to Hurricane Irma – a major Category 4 storm approaching Florida. By declaring a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties, Governor Scott is ensuring that local governments have ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared for this dangerous storm and are not hindered, delayed or prevented from taking all necessary actions to keep communities safe.

Governor Scott said, “Hurricane Irma is a major and life-threatening storm and Florida must be prepared. I have continued to be briefed by the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Hurricane Irma and current forecast models have Florida in Irma’s path – potentially impacting millions of Floridians.

Today, given these forecasts and the intensity of this storm, I have declared a state of emergency for every county in Florida to make certain that state, federal and local governments are able to work together and make sure resources are dispersed to local communities as we get prepared for this storm.

In Florida, we always prepare for the worst and hope for the best and while the exact path of Irma is not absolutely known at this time, we cannot afford to not be prepared. This state of emergency allows our emergency management officials to act swiftly in the best interest of Floridians without the burden of bureaucracy or red tape.

“In Florida, we know that the best way to protect our families in severe weather is to have a plan. I urge all Floridians to remain vigilant and stay alert to local weather and news and visit FLGetAPlan.com today as we all prepare for Hurricane Irma. We will keep monitoring and issuing updates on Hurricane Irma as it approaches Florida.”

(SOURCE)

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Learn How to Unlock Your Car in 30 Seconds (Video)

Survival

(N.Morgan) Many of us have experienced the embarrassment of losing our keys and being unable to gain enter into our car.

Wouldn’t be great to know how to unlock your car without keys, in case you do lose them?

The video below gives step by step instructions on how to unlock your car without keys and skipping the embarrassment of having to call a locksmith.

Learn How to Unlock Your Car in 30 Seconds

Instructions:

Pull your shoelace out of your shoe.

In the middle of the lace, make a small noose knot that can get tighter as you pull on both ends.

Hold your shoelace gently from both ends, and fit it over the closed door in the crack between the door and the car’s frame.

Pull the shoelace down and try to get the loop around the car’s lock.

Once the loop is around the lock, pull on both ends to tighten the noose.

Once the loop is secure, pull the shoelace up from both ends.

The lock will be pulled up, allowing you access to your car.

 

[SOURCE]

Reference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxLQeN1-p4A

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28 Must Have Medicinal Plants in Your Survival Garden (Video)

Health, Survival, Uncategorized

 

(N.Morgan) With all of the information coming out about how most pharmaceutical drugs have ongoing and devastating long term side-effects, many people are turning back to nature treat and in some cases, cure diseases or ailments.

Another reason people are turning back to natural remedies is because it is cost effective and is easy on the budget.

In these times of financial crisis and political upheavals, being prepared for disasters, whether natural or not, has become imperative.

Here is a list of 28 of the most vital medicinal herbs to have in your medical arsenal.

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera grows best in a highly sunny area with dry or moist soil.

Aloe Vera doesn’t taste very good, but it is still edible and can be consumed in juice form.

The sap from Aloe Vera is extremely useful in speeding up the healing process and reducing the risk of infections and can be used to treat:

wounds

cuts

burns

eczema

reducing inflammation

Aside from its external use on the skin, aloe vera can also be taken internally in the treatment of :

ulcerative colitis (drinking aloe vera juice)

chronic constipation

poor appetite

digestive problems

2. Marsh Mallow

This is the plant that marshmallows were once made from.

The root of the plant can be taken internally to treat :

inflammation and irritation of the urinary tract and respiratory mucus membranes

counter excess stomach acid

peptic ulceration

gastritis

For external application the root is applied to :

bruises

sprains

aching muscles

insect bites

skin inflammations

splinters

The leaves are very edible and have a pleasant taste, unlike Aloe Vera.

They can be added to salads, boiled, or fried. It is also known to help out in the area of cystitis and frequent urination.

3. Great Burdock

This plant requires moist soil and can grow without much or any shade.

The great burdock is well known in detoxification in both Chinese and Western herbal medicine.

The root is is used to treat ‘toxic overload’ that result in throat infections and skin diseases like :

boils

rashes

burns

bruises

herpes

eczema

acne

impetigo

ringworm

insect bites

The leaves and seeds can be crushed and applied to bruises, burns, ulcers and sores.

4. Pot Marigold

This plant is able to grow in almost any type of soil.

It can tolerate nutritionally poor, very acidic or very alkaline soils, so long as it’s in moist conditions.

Well known as a remedy for skin problems, the deep-orange flowered pot marigold variety is applied externally to :

bites

stings

sprains

wounds

sore eyes

varicose veins

If used internally it treat fevers and chronic infections.

The tea made of the petals, improves circulation and if taken regularly, eases varicose veins.

Applying the crushed stems of the pot marigold to corns and warts aid in their removal.

5. Gotu Kola

The gotu kola acts in various phases of connective tissue development and stimulates healing of :

ulcers

skin injuries

decreases capillary fragility

stimulation of the lipids and protein 

necessary for healthy skin

The leaves of this plant are thought to hold the secret to the Fountain of Youth.

Crushed the leaves to treat open sores.
The gotu kola can also be used to :
treat leprosy

revitalize the brain and nervous system

increase attention span and concentration

treat venous insufficiency

6. Camomile

With its sweet, crisp, fruity and herbaceous fragrance, this plant has long been used medicinally as a remedy for problems regarding the digestive system.

It has a soothing and calming effect in the area of aromatherapy and can be used to end stress and aid in sleep.

The entire herb is used to treat common aches like toothache, earache, shoulder pain and neuralgia.

7. Globe Artichoke

A bitter tasting plant that requires a lot of sun, the cardoon has become important as a medicinal herb in recent years following the discovery of cynarin, the biologically active chemical constituent of artichoke.

The cardoon leaves are best harvested before flowering, helps to :

improve liver and gall bladder function

stimulate the secretion of digestive
juices

lower blood cholesterol levels

treat chronic liver and gall bladder
diseases

jaundice

hepatitis

asteriosclerosis

early stages of late-onset diabetes

8. Chinese Yam

This type of yam that can be eaten raw and can be easily grown, succeeding in fertile, well drained soil in a sunny area.

It is sweet tasting and soothing to the stomach, spleen and has a tonic effect on the lungs and kidneys.

It is used internally to treat :

tiredness

weight loss

loss of appetite

poor digestion

chronic diarrhea

asthma

dry coughs

uncontrollable urination

diabetes

emotional instability

Externally, it is applied to :

ulcers

boils

abscesses

The leaf is used to treat snakebites and scorpion stings.

9. Echinacea

Considered one of the world’s most important medicinal herbs, echinacea can raise the body’s resistance to bacterial and viral infections by stimulating the immune system.

It also has antibiotic properties that helps relieve allergies. The roots are beneficial in the treatment of sores, wounds and burns.

It was once used by Native Americans as a treatment for insect bites, stings and snakebites.

Echinacea grows on any well drained soil, as long as it gets sunlight.

10. Siberian Ginseng

Siberian ginseng has a wide range of health benefits, mostly as a powerful tonic herb that maintains good health.

Its medicinal properties are used for :

menopausal problems
geriatric debility
physical and mental stress
treat bone marrow suppression caused by chemotherapy or radiation
angina
hypercholesterolemia and neurasthenia with headache
insomnia
poor appetite
increasing endurance
memory improvement
anti-inflammatory purposes
immunogenic purposes
chemoprotective purposes
radiological protection

11. Great Yellow Gentian

The great yellow gentian root is a bitter herb used to treat digestive disorders and fatigue from chronic diseases. It stimulates the liver, gal bladder and digestive system.

Internally, it is taken to treat:

liver complaints

indigestion

gastric infections

anorexia

12. Sea Buckthorn

The sea-buckthorn has been utilized throughout the centuries in China to relieve cough, aid digestion, invigorate blood circulation and alleviate pain.

The branches and leaves are used in Mongolia to treat gastrointestinal distress in humans and animals.

The bark and leaves are used for treating diarrhea, gastrointestinal, dermatological disorders and topical compression for rheumatoid arthritis.

With this versatile plant, even the flowers are used as a skin moisturizer.

The berries are used together with other medications for pulmonary, gastrointestinal, cardiac, blood and metabolic disorders.

Fresh sea buckthorn berry juice is known to be taken for:

colds

fever

exhaustion

stomach ulcers

cancer

metabolic disorders

liver diseases

inflammation

peptic ulcer

gastritis

eczema

canker sores

general ulcerative disorders

karatitis

trachoma

13. Tea Tree

Aborigines have long been using the tea tree leaves for medicinal purposes, like chewing on young leaves to relieve headaches.

The paperbark itself is extremely useful to them as it serves to line coolamons when used as cradles, as a bandage, as a sleeping mat, as material for building humpies, as an aluminum foil, as a disposable rain coat and for tamping holes in canoes.

The leaves and twigs can be made into tea tree oil, which possesses anti fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

Tea tree oil can be used to treat :

cystitis

glandular fever

chronic fatigue syndrome

thrush

vaginal infections

acne

athlete’s foot

verrucae

warts

insect bites

cold sores

nits

minor burns

14. Lemon Balm

The reason this plant is called lemon balm is because of the lemon minty scent of the leaves.

The flowers, which appear during the summer, are full of nectar.

The crushed leaves can be used as a typical for:

mosquito repellent
herpes
sores
gout
insect bites
Infusion of the leaves with water are known to treat:
colds

fevers

indigestion due to nervous tension

digestive upsets in children

hyperthyroidism

depression

mild insomnia

headaches

15. Peppermint

Peppermint is regarded as ‘the world’s oldest medicine’, with archaeological evidence placing its use at least as far back as ten thousand years.

Peppermint is naturally high in manganese, vitamin A and vitamin C.

Crushed leaves rubbed on the skin help soothe and relax the muscles.

Infused peppermint leaves are used to :
reduce irritable bower syndrome symptoms

against upset stomachs

inhibit bacterial growth

treat fevers

flatulence

spastic colon

16. Evening Primrose

The young roots can be eaten like a vegetable, or the shoots can be eaten as a salad.

Poulticed roots of the evening primrose is applied to piles and bruises.

Tea made from the roots have also been used in the treatment of obesity and bowel pains.

However, the more valuable parts are the leaves and bark, which are made into evening primrose oil, which is known to treat:

Multiple Sclerosis

premenstrual tension

hyperactivity

eczema

acne

brittle nails

rheumatoid arthritis

alcohol-related liver damage 

17. Ginseng

As one of the most highly regarded medicines in the Orient, ginseng earned its reputation for its ability to promote health, general body vigor and prolong life.

The roots are used to:

stimulate and relax the nervous system

encourage secretion of hormones

improve stamina

lower blood sugar levels

lower cholesterol levels

increase resistance to disease

treat debility associated with old age

treat lack of appetite

treat insomnia

18. Turkey Rhubarb

Widely known mainly for its positive and balancing effect upon the digestive system.

It is gentle enough to use in the treatment of children.

The roots act as an astringent tonic to the digestive system while larger doses are used as laxatives.

It is also known to treat :

chronic constipation

diarrhea

liver and gall bladder complaints

hemorrhoids

menstrual problems

skin eruptions due to accumulation of toxin

19. Sage

Salvia, the Latin name for sage, means ‘to heal’.

A very important herb to the Native Americans was Sage, which was said to not only heal multiple problems of the stomach, colon, kidneys, liver, lungs, skin, and more.

It was also believed to protect against bad spirits and to draw them out of the body or the soul.

Internally sage can be used for:

indigestion

flatulence

liver complaints

excessive lactation

excessive perspiration

excessive salivation

anxiety

depression

female sterility

menopausal problems

Externally it can treat:

insect bites

skin infections

throat infections

mouth infections

gum infections

skin infections

vaginal discharge

20. Wu Wei Zi

Low doses of this fruit are said to stimulate the central nervous system whilst large doses depress the central nervous system;

It is also beneficial in regulating the cardiovascular system.

The seed is also used in the treatment of cancer.

Externally, it is used to treat irritations and allergic skin conditions/reactions.

Taken internally it will treat :

dry coughs

asthma

night sweats

urinary disorders

involuntary ejaculation

chronic diarrhea

palpitations

insomnia

poor memory

hyperacidity

hepatitis

diabetes

21. Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle protects and improves liver function.

Taken internally, Milk Thistle helps to treat:

liver and gall bladder diseases

jaundice

hepatitis (liver inflammation)

poisoning

high cholesterol levels

insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes who also have cirrhosis

the growth of cancer cells in breast, cervical, and prostate cancers

the effects of a hangover

22. Comfrey

Comfrey contains allantoin, a cell proliferant that speeds up the natural replacement of body cells.

It is reputed to have teeth and bone building properties in children.

Safer to use externally than internally, comfrey is used to treat a wide variety of ailments ranging from:

bronchial problems

broken bones

sprains

arthritis

gastric and varicose ulcers

severe burns

acne

cuts

bruises

sprains

sores

eczema

varicose veins

23. Feverfew

A tea made from the whole plant is used in the treatment of arthritis, colds, fevers etc.

It is said to have a sedative effect and can regulate menstruation.

An infusion can be used to relieve swollen feet.

Applied externally as a tincture, the plant is used in the treatment of bruises.

Chewing 1-4 leaves a day has proven to be effective in the treatment of some migraine headaches.

24. Fenugreek

Fenugreek seeds are high in nutritional value and can be taken to:

encourage weight gain 

inhibit cancer of the liver

lower blood cholesterol levels

treat inflammation and ulcers of the stomach and intestines

drain off sweat ducts

for body building

for late onset diabetes

poor digestion

insufficient lactation

painful menstruation

labor pains

freshen bad breath

restore a dull sense of taste

25. Slippery Elm

The inner bark of the slippery elm can be ground into nutrient-rich porridge-like soup that serves as an excellent remedy for sore throats.

It can also be used to soothe the digestive tract.

26. Stinging Nettle

Long known as a nutritious addition to the diet and as a herbal remedy, the stinging nettle leaves have been traditionally used to:

cleanse the blood

treat hay fever

arthritis 

anemia

excessive menstruation

hemorrhoids

rheumatism

eczema

nettle rash

chicken pox

bruises

burns

27. Agnus Castus

Beneficial to female hormonal system, the agnus castus seeds and fruits are used to rectify hormonal imbalances caused by an excess of estrogen and an insufficiency of progesterone.

It acts upon the pituitary gland, reducing the production of certain hormones and increasing the production of others, shifting the balance in favor of the gestagens, hormones that ‘secure’ pregnancy.

Thus it has a wide application of uses in issues of the feminine reproductive system and has been used regularly in :

restoring absent menstruation

regulating heavy periods

restoring fertility caused by hormonal imbalance

relieving premenstrual tension

easing the transition of menopause

28. Marijuana 

This comes with a disclaimer to grow where it is legal.

There are marked differences in the knowledge on the medical uses of cannabis and cannabinoids in different diseases.

For nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, anorexia and cachexia in HIV/AIDS, chronic, especially neuropathic pain, spasticity in multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury there is strong evidence for medical benefits.

It is used in treating:

Nausea and Vomiting

Anorexia and Cachexia

Spasticity

Movement Disorders

Pain

Glaucoma

Epilepsy

Asthma

Psychiatric Symptoms

Autoimmune Diseases and
Inflammation

Miscellaneous, Mixed Syndromes

The video below is Kathleen Halloran, N.D. discussing how herbs can be used medicinally and how simple it is to grow them in your own garden.

 

References:

http://odyb.net/discoveries/27-medicinal-plants-worth-your-garden-space/

http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-remedy.html

http://www.theholisticcare.com/cure%20diseases/Images/alternative-medicine.html

Kathleen Halloran, N.D.

http://www.businessinsider.com/health-benefits-of-medical-marijuana-2014-4

Burn Coffee Grounds in Your Backyard, the Results Are Amazing (Video)

Survival, Uncategorized

(N.Morgan) One of the major complaints about being outdoors during the summer are bugs. From mosquitoes to wasps and bees, these pests can ruin a good time and in some cases cause painful bites or stings that can lead to allergic reactions.

Many of us have tried every thing to make the bugs go away without much success.

In this amazingly simple life hack, Thierryoutdoors explains his idea of burning coffee grounds to drive all insects away.

Insects, especially mosquitoes, can transmit diseases and viruses, such as in the recent Zika Virus epidemic.

Commercial repellents also tend to have more than a few harmful chemicals that can cause other health issues from breathing them in.

The solution? Believe it or not, coffee grounds.

The Environmental Protection Agency says coffee grounds work as a very effective natural repellent that will keep many insects – including mosquitoes, wasps and bees – away.

Many insects have a very strong sense of smell and coffee grounds possess a strong odor when burned that drives insects crazy.

So how do you use them?

First take your used or fresh coffee grounds, put them in a bowl and cover it with aluminum foil. Leave this bowl in a dark, cool place  and let the grounds dry completely.

Then, place the grounds (either in a bowl or on a sheet of foil) on a flat area outdoors and burn them like you would incense. If you’re indoors and trying to keep mosquitoes out, open your windows.

If you’re using this method at an outdoor gathering, just leave the bowl burning in a central place.

Still too many mosquitoes plaguing you? Add some fresh bay leaf to the coffee grounds and burn them together.

If it’s a windy day or the area you’re trying to de-bug is large, you may wish to place as many as 5 of these burning bowls around to make sure the area is well covered.

In the video below, Thierryoutdoors shares this trick he learned in Lebanon.

 

Midges and mosquitoes natural repellent [VIDEO]

References:

http://www.davidwolfe.com/burns-coffee-grounds-backyard-genius/

https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/climate-for-action/

http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2012/09/ants-have-an-exceptionally-high-def-sense-of-smell/

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002763.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/about/

Thierryoutdoors

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/midges-and-mosquitoes-natural-repellent_10b62d372.html

Inexpensive and Healthy Way to Make Your Own Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (Video)

Health, Survival, Uncategorized

(N.Morgan) The innumerable health benefits of apple cider vinegar are undeniable.

This common kitchen staple can boost your health on a multitude of levels.

It has incredible benefits for the body,both on the inside as well as on the outside.

Although often times added in cooking recipes,such as soups and salads, apple cider vinegar can also be used in many natural remedies to treat a number of ailments including indigestion, heartburn, inflammations, infections.

This is one of the main reasons you should always keep some ACV on hand and in your pantry.

You can always go to the supermarket and buy a bottle of organic ACV, the best and safest option is to make your own raw organic vinegar at home.

This way you’ll reap most of its health benefits and not have to be concerned about unwanted or unhealthy cheimcals and other ingredients being added.

The preparation is extremely simple and as well as easy on the wallet.

Ingredients:

organic apples
water
sugar

Directions:

Wash the apples thoroughly then either cut them into cubes or slices, whichever is your preference.

Place the apples in a glass jar adding a bit of sugar (1% sugar of the apple weight, i.e. 10g sugar to 1kg apples).

The sugar is essential for the fermentation process and will completely be lost in the final product.

Fill up the jar with water, cover with gauze and leave in room temperature of about 20°C.

In 7-10 days the jar will start releasing a sour odor.

As the smell grows stronger, it is suggested to keep the jar in another room besides the kitchen.

In one month your homemade ACV will be ready.

You will be able to taste the sourness of the vinegar.

When the AVC is ready, strain the liquid through gauze and store in sterilized glass bottles.

If you prefer your ACV a bit more sour, leave it to sit a few extra days before straining.

The video below also gives instructions on how to make AVC at home.

 

How To Make Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar ~ Raw, Vegan, Paleo, AIP Recipe [VIDEO]

References:

periscope.tv/wholehealthdana

http://www.healthyfoodteam.com/make-raw-organic-apple-cider-vinegar/

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/how-to-make-raw-organic-apple-cider-vinegar-raw-vegan-paleo-aip-recipe_cbefa7204.html

When You See A Black Dot On Someone’s Palm, Call The Police Immediately

Survival, Uncategorized

(N.Morgan)  A new domestic violence campaign was started on Facebook and its purpose is to recognize the victims of domestic abuse. The Black Dot Campaign is if you see anyone with a black dot on their palm, you should call the police immediately. The black dot is a sign that the person is in serious trouble and needs immediate assistance. The black dot on the hand is a silent cry for help.

From the organizers behind the Black Dot Campaign:

“The black dot on the hand lets professionals know you’re a really vulnerable domestic violence survivor, and that you need help but can’t ask because your abuser is watching your every move. In just 24 hours, the campaign has reached over 6,000 people worldwide, and has already helped 6 women. Please spread the campaign, and post a picture of your hand with the black dot, to show your support to all survivors of domestic violence.”

A survivor of domestic violence gives her testimony:

“I’m heavily pregnant and the baby’s father is very abusive. With words, his hands. I’ve been petrified for so long and even more with the baby coming soon. I was at the hospital yesterday, he was with me, he never leaves my side anymore. I had to have an examination so the consultant asked me to lie on the bed and drew the curtain. I learnt over and took the pen out of his pocket, pulled his hand over to me and wrote HELP ME. I didn’t have to say a word. This campaign gave me the strength and the idea how to ask for help. I am now safe somewhere else thanks to that consultant and the black dot campaign. Thank you, 1 week to go until my due date and I am finally safe.”

References:

http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2015/12/if-you-ever-notice-a-black-dot-on-someones-palm-call-the-police.html

Top 10 Barter Items Every Prepper Should Have (Video)

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(N.Morgan) When considering prepping and preparing for disasters, economic collapse or civil unrest, one must also think about how they will purchase or obtain the different items they may need.

Bartering is one way to ensure you will have all of your needs met, should a crisis occur.

Some items will be more valuable than money and in the inforgraphic below, there are 10 examples of what the most sought after items may be.

Infographic by http://www.successstory.com/

When you are stockpiling items and supplies while preparing a survival kit, be sure to include extras of these which you can use to trade and barter with others.

Let this short list open your mind to the possibilities.

Food – spices – coffee and tea – chocolate – people must eat, and will crave luxuries
Water Filters – clean water is a key component of healthy survival
Ammunition and firearms, other weapons
First Aid supplies and medicines, especially antibiotics
Toilet paper, tissues, feminine napkins
Candles – matches – lighters
Batteries – all types and sizes
Hand tools for building and repair
Propane fuel
Alcohol – Cigarettes
Books – resource/DIY books – fiction books – blank journals & ledgers

 

We all may face a situation where either we have no money or money has been rendered useless.

Bartering can help to keep you and your family well cared for during adversity.

Bartering is a vital skill that can mean the difference between life or death.

 

 

Survival Tricks That Could Save Your Life (Video)

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(N.Morgan)  These 7 survival tricks are hacks everyone should know. You won’t need any special equipment for these ideas, which could save your life. This article will show you how to use a cereal box to cook, create an oil lantern with items you already have and a way to use nature to keep mosquitoes away.

Perfect for emergency situations, power shortages or just for keen campers.

These basic survival tips are something every one should familiarize themselves with and learn. Even if you are not into hiking or backpacking to the survival scene, there are many scenarios in which this information could save your life. Earthquakes, plane crashes, cars breaking down in the middle of nowhere, and other unavoidable disasters happen all the time, here’s how you can exponentially increase your chance of surviving.

To be able to utilize a needle as a compass, you need to magnetize it. To magnetize the needle or razor blade in the field you can tap it, rub it, or use a magnet.

This can be accomplished by following the directions below.

1. TAP: Stick the sharp end into a block of wood and tap the free end. Tap 50 times to magnetize.

2. RUB: rubbing it against your hair, fabric, some animal fur, or silk.  Hold the sharp end of the needle and rub just the eye of the needle 50 to 100 times against the material.

3.  MAGNET: This is the best.  So keep a magnet on you!  Rub the magnet 20 to 30 times against the needle or blade, going only in one direction.

Suspension in water:

Lay the needle on leaf or cork.

Don’t allow wind to affect the leaf.

The wind-free possibility:

Tie a thin bit of cotton thread to the eye in the center of the razor blade, and hang the blade inside a jar or bottle where the wind will not reach it. Make sure it is hanging freely, and it will line up north-south.

Marking The North End Of The Needle 

You’ll have to use something like the sun, moon, stars, geography, etc. to find north, south, east, and west. Once you have that, mark your compass needle with a pen, pencil, marker, or a scratch to show which side is pointing to the north.

The video below gives more ingenious hacks for your ultimate survival.

 

Survival Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life [VIDEO]

References:

http://www.minds.com/

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/survival-life-hacks-that-could-save-your-life_c796bf3e2.html

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