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Medical Experts • Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

August 15, 2017 angie_nrs 0
anita wrote:
I don’t think that turmeric is ineffective without black pepper, just less effective (at least that’s a theory).

I don’t take much health info from Rachel Ray, as her cooking is about the antithesis of healthy. 🙂

You may be correct. I know absolutely nothing about it. It was actually RR’s guest that made the statement. I don’t know anything about RR, except that I don’t really like her much and I have absolutely no idea why. :evil: She is just one of those people that rub me the wrong way….like she’s always acting fake or something. I lose absolutely no sleep over it and would never watch the show.

Although, back to the ACV tabs…..for myself, I take it when my gut doesn’t feel quite right and it seems to help get me feeling better quicker.

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Medical Experts • Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

August 15, 2017 angie_nrs 0
anita wrote:
I don’t think that turmeric is ineffective without black pepper, just less effective (at least that’s a theory).

I don’t take much health info from Rachel Ray, as her cooking is about the antithesis of healthy. 🙂

You may be correct. I know absolutely nothing about it. It was actually RR’s guest that made the statement. I don’t know anything about RR, except that I don’t really like her much and I have absolutely no idea why. :evil: She is just one of those people that rub me the wrong way….like she’s always acting fake or something. I lose absolutely no sleep over it and would never watch the show.

Although, back to the ACV tabs…..for myself, I take it when my gut doesn’t feel quite right and it seems to help get me feeling better quicker.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:34 pm


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Medical Experts • Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

August 13, 2017 angie_nrs 0
ForwardPreppers wrote:
He does take turmeric, but he’s been taking that for about 3 years. It was recommended by a fellow prepper with diabetes. I’ll have to read up on the cinnamon. We have a lot stocked for all our oats.

Mrs FP

I heard on Rachael Ray last week that turmeric is only effective if taken along with pepper (black pepper I think). I have no idea whether or not that’s true. I do not watch RR or any other talk shows as they typically just drive me batty…..but I just saw this blip as I was walking by and the TV was left on. It was promptly turned off as I passed by. I don’t take turmeric so I was not interested, but this thread made me think of it. Just thought this might be helpful to you.

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Medical Experts • Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

August 13, 2017 angie_nrs 0
ForwardPreppers wrote:
He does take turmeric, but he’s been taking that for about 3 years. It was recommended by a fellow prepper with diabetes. I’ll have to read up on the cinnamon. We have a lot stocked for all our oats.

Mrs FP

I heard on Rachael Ray last week that turmeric is only effective if taken along with pepper (black pepper I think). I have no idea whether or not that’s true. I do not watch RR or any other talk shows as they typically just drive me batty…..but I just saw this blip as I was walking by and the TV was left on. It was promptly turned off as I passed by. I don’t take turmeric so I was not interested, but this thread made me think of it. Just thought this might be helpful to you.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:12 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 13, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Ordered some stuff online that was in my cart. Finally pulled the trigger on it as it’s been sitting in the cart for a while now….mostly books.

Added some TP, batteries, tinfoil, salt & pepper, tylenol, and other things to restock what we have used and to add a bit more to what we haven’t. Also added 10 gallons of water to the basement along with some other necessities should we need to shelter there for a few days for any reason. :whistling:

I’ve been reading up on nuclear attack and what to do in the event of one. I guess I’m a sheeple in this area since I really haven’t prepared for this scenario. I just thought I was toast in such an event, especially since I don’t have a bunker, but am finding it not to be the case if you can avoid fallout, which I think we could possibly do in our location. So, I’ve been moving some things to the basement and trying to put more thought into preparing for that type of scenario. :eek: You know, even though I feel like I am so much more prepared than most….I feel like a complete nubie with this. At least I don’t have to go and purchase a lot of stuff…..I just have to get it more concentrated in one place. Still, it’s a lot of planning and a lot of running up and down the stairs! Plus, I still have more learning/reading to do on the subject.

Here’s a link to the article that someone posted on another site that I found very interesting and really got me thinking in this direction:
http://www.ki4u.com/guide.htm
I’m so glad it offered a PDF version…..I printed it off today and will add this to my library after I’m completely done reading it.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:38 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 13, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Ordered some stuff online that was in my cart. Finally pulled the trigger on it as it’s been sitting in the cart for a while now….mostly books.

Added some TP, batteries, tinfoil, salt & pepper, tylenol, and other things to restock what we have used and to add a bit more to what we haven’t. Also added 10 gallons of water to the basement along with some other necessities should we need to shelter there for a few days for any reason. :whistling:

I’ve been reading up on nuclear attack and what to do in the event of one. I guess I’m a sheeple in this area since I really haven’t prepared for this scenario. I just thought I was toast in such an event, especially since I don’t have a bunker, but am finding it not to be the case if you can avoid fallout, which I think we could possibly do in our location. So, I’ve been moving some things to the basement and trying to put more thought into preparing for that type of scenario. :eek: You know, even though I feel like I am so much more prepared than most….I feel like a complete nubie with this. At least I don’t have to go and purchase a lot of stuff…..I just have to get it more concentrated in one place. Still, it’s a lot of planning and a lot of running up and down the stairs! Plus, I still have more learning/reading to do on the subject.

Here’s a link to the article that someone posted on another site that I found very interesting and really got me thinking in this direction:
http://www.ki4u.com/guide.htm
I’m so glad it offered a PDF version…..I printed it off today and will add this to my library after I’m completely done reading it.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:38 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 13, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Ordered some stuff online that was in my cart. Finally pulled the trigger on it as it’s been sitting in the cart for a while now….mostly books.

Added some TP, batteries, tinfoil, salt & pepper, tylenol, and other things to restock what we have used and to add a bit more to what we haven’t. Also added 10 gallons of water to the basement along with some other necessities should we need to shelter there for a few days for any reason. :whistling:

I’ve been reading up on nuclear attack and what to do in the event of one. I guess I’m a sheeple in this area since I really haven’t prepared for this scenario. I just thought I was toast in such an event, especially since I don’t have a bunker, but am finding it not to be the case if you can avoid fallout, which I think we could possibly do in our location. So, I’ve been moving some things to the basement and trying to put more thought into preparing for that type of scenario. :eek: You know, even though I feel like I am so much more prepared than most….I feel like a complete nubie with this. At least I don’t have to go and purchase a lot of stuff…..I just have to get it more concentrated in one place. Still, it’s a lot of planning and a lot of running up and down the stairs! Plus, I still have more learning/reading to do on the subject.

Here’s a link to the article that someone posted on another site that I found very interesting and really got me thinking in this direction:
http://www.ki4u.com/guide.htm
I’m so glad it offered a PDF version…..I printed it off today and will add this to my library after I’m completely done reading it.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:38 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

August 11, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I did a couple of online orders this past week and stocked up on some stuff locally today……batteries, canned meats, tinfoil (yes, really), some sale items, salt, pepper, candy, and a few other things. It seems like every August there is something that makes me feel the need to stock up. Last year it was the election….this year is the little fat man…. Hopefully next year things will be “normal”??? I dunno, maybe it’s just b/c I tend to slack off during the summer months. But yeah, feeling that need to get it together before something happens.

This weekend I have some spare time so I think I will be organizing some things and taking a serious inventory.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

August 11, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I did a couple of online orders this past week and stocked up on some stuff locally today……batteries, canned meats, tinfoil (yes, really), some sale items, salt, pepper, candy, and a few other things. It seems like every August there is something that makes me feel the need to stock up. Last year it was the election….this year is the little fat man…. Hopefully next year things will be “normal”??? I dunno, maybe it’s just b/c I tend to slack off during the summer months. But yeah, feeling that need to get it together before something happens.

This weekend I have some spare time so I think I will be organizing some things and taking a serious inventory.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:46 pm


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Medical Experts • Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

August 10, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I’ve taken ACV tablets in the past to keep mosquitos from biting. I’m not very consistent with taking pills so I’m not sure how well that really works. I do have ACV tabs in my med pantry though.

However, for weight loss and to lower your A1C, you might want to consider intermittent fasting. I have been doing this (5:2 method) for the last month and have been having some great results (noticeable reduction in belly fat) and it’s really not as difficult as I thought it would be. Do your own research. There’s lots of books on Amazon about it with lots of interesting comments by folks who have done it. Just a thought if you want to get off meds and lose weight…..

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Medical Experts • Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

August 10, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I’ve taken ACV tablets in the past to keep mosquitos from biting. I’m not very consistent with taking pills so I’m not sure how well that really works. I do have ACV tabs in my med pantry though.

However, for weight loss and to lower your A1C, you might want to consider intermittent fasting. I have been doing this (5:2 method) for the last month and have been having some great results (noticeable reduction in belly fat) and it’s really not as difficult as I thought it would be. Do your own research. There’s lots of books on Amazon about it with lots of interesting comments by folks who have done it. Just a thought if you want to get off meds and lose weight…..

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:58 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Are you “Delusional” and “Mooching” Off “Civil Society”

August 6, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I skimmed over the rebuttal article to the one mentioned above. I can pretty much guess by the rebuttals what was written by the so-called expert. Not interested in hashing through it as I’m sure it’s nothing I haven’t already heard before…..

If this dude wants to see “Mooching off Civil Society”, all he needs to do is go into a Walmart at the beginning of the month and witness it for himself! I’ve seen it over and over and I absolutely refuse to go to a big box store at the beginning of the month anymore!!

I believe Noah was called names and made fun of as well while he was constructing the Ark. Somehow, I think he was OK with it. ;)

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:08 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Are you “Delusional” and “Mooching” Off “Civil Society”

August 6, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I skimmed over the rebuttal article to the one mentioned above. I can pretty much guess by the rebuttals what was written by the so-called expert. Not interested in hashing through it as I’m sure it’s nothing I haven’t already heard before…..

If this dude wants to see “Mooching off Civil Society”, all he needs to do is go into a Walmart at the beginning of the month and witness it for himself! I’ve seen it over and over and I absolutely refuse to go to a big box store at the beginning of the month anymore!!

I believe Noah was called names and made fun of as well while he was constructing the Ark. Somehow, I think he was OK with it. ;)

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:08 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Are you “Delusional” and “Mooching” Off “Civil Society”

August 6, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I skimmed over the rebuttal article to the one mentioned above. I can pretty much guess by the rebuttals what was written by the so-called expert. Not interested in hashing through it as I’m sure it’s nothing I haven’t already heard before…..

If this dude wants to see “Mooching off Civil Society”, all he needs to do is go into a Walmart at the beginning of the month and witness it for himself! I’ve seen it over and over and I absolutely refuse to go to a big box store at the beginning of the month anymore!!

I believe Noah was called names and made fun of as well while he was constructing the Ark. Somehow, I think he was OK with it. ;)

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:08 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Are you “Delusional” and “Mooching” Off “Civil Society”

August 6, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I skimmed over the rebuttal article to the one mentioned above. I can pretty much guess by the rebuttals what was written by the so-called expert. Not interested in hashing through it as I’m sure it’s nothing I haven’t already heard before…..

If this dude wants to see “Mooching off Civil Society”, all he needs to do is go into a Walmart at the beginning of the month and witness it for himself! I’ve seen it over and over and I absolutely refuse to go to a big box store at the beginning of the month anymore!!

I believe Noah was called names and made fun of as well while he was constructing the Ark. Somehow, I think he was OK with it. ;)

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:08 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Primary Four Prepper Needs

July 16, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I think one thing here that is being neglected revolves around the psychological aspect of survival. You have to have the “want” to survive, not just the “means” to survive. How many of us will have that “want” if we are the only ones in our families to survive? Also, how good will our decisions be if we are sleep deprived or continually exhausted? How do we know how we will handle tragic events psychologically if we have never encountered them before? Those are the things that worry me more than anything else, not just for myself but also of the people around me. I have led a blessed life thus far, but to have the psychological rug pulled out from under me could possibly devastate me. If I had to watch my DH, kids, or other family members die in front of me, would I still have the will to live? I can’t answer that…..b/c I’ve never been there. If that was my situation, the other aspects of survival would take a back seat for a while….. I’m not saying that having the means to survive is not important, but there are other things to consider that you may not be able to prep for. Your psychological health is just as important to survival as some of the other more tangible needs.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Is it time to get rid of cash?

July 16, 2017 angie_nrs 0
daaswampman wrote:
Should restaurants stop accepting cash? Efforts underway to make restaurants cashless

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Is it time to get rid of cash? Credit card company Visa believes now is the time, and it is spearheading efforts to help 50 restaurants go completely cashless.

Visa will give up to 50 food-service companies $10,000 to make the transition into using digital currency exclusively. These restaurants, cafes and food trucks will accept all sorts of digital currency, but not paper currency.

“At Visa, we believe you can be everywhere you want to be, and that it should be easy to pay and be paid in more ways than ever – whether it’s a phone, card, wearable or other device,” said Jack Forestell, head of global merchant solutions, Visa Inc. “With 70% of the world, or more than 5 billion people, connected via mobile device by 2020, we have an incredible opportunity to educate merchants and consumers alike on the effectiveness of going cashless.”

Visa claims that there is an economic benefit by converting to an all-digital currency. According to a Visa study, if businesses in 100 cities transitioned from cash to digital, their cities stand to experience net benefits of $312 billion per year.

“To Visa, a cashless culture means convenience, security and ease of use. That translates to freedom for consumers and merchants alike,” said Forestell.

So Visa is giving $10,000 away to restaurants to only accept VIsa? If it was so great, then why would they have to PAY them? Also, isn’t it illegal not to accept cash? It makes no (above board) financial sense for any business not to accept cash since there are no fees associated with it and you don’t have to worry about it bouncing……unless the owners are worried about employee theft. If that’s the case, the owners have bigger issues to deal with than credit card fees.

So, 70% of the population will be on a mobile device by 2020…..what about the 30% who are not. Yes, that would be me. I don’t do online banking, nor do I have a smart phone or have any plans to get one. I get by just fine without it, thank you very much Visa. Visa’s “study” says the cities stand to benefit $312 billion per year? just who exactly would see that benefit? Hmmmm – Visa perhaps?? And, how do they come up with that number?

Going cashless translates to freedom? Freedom of VISA to do whatever they want! Freedom is choice…….eliminating choice is NOT freedom! Going thru a 3rd party to purchase anything is NOT freedom! Their thin arguments of going cashless are 100% self serving. NONE of it makes any sense to anyone who is paying attention.

I just don’t see it happening. I hope our society is not that stupid. Judging by the last election, it doesn’t look to me like America is ready to just lay down and take it. I think Trump was elected as a way to send a big middle finger to the elites…..like Visa who think they know how best to run our society. I also think that those who are “in charge” of things don’t want a cashless society. The puppet strings won’t be as easy to pull without cash. Also, the drug trade would be severely impacted and I highly doubt those folks would take this without a fight. Actually that would be the only upside I could see to going cashless. Still, that ONE benefit is not worth the cost of freedom to do away with cash. Folks like me would just move to a barter state again if everything was electronic. Just another reason to stock up on PM’s and other hard assets.

I think the best way to fight this is to pay cash for as much as you possibly can, and use your Visa as little as possible. The only way to take the wind out of Visa’s sails is to snub them. Even if you only use your card so you can get points (and don’t pay interest), the vendor still has to pay on their end so Visa makes money every time you use their card. For me, those small perks are not worth giving these companies more power.
Poke them in the eye! Quit using their card if you can use cash instead.

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Prayer Requests • Re: In the hospital

July 13, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Reb, I am so very sorry to hear this horrible news. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please don’t give up the good fight. I’ve seen folks defy all odds and you seem like one of those folks to me. I so wish there was something I could do to ease your pain. :(

(((((big hugs)))))

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Prayer Requests • Re: In the hospital

July 13, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Reb, I am so very sorry to hear this horrible news. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please don’t give up the good fight. I’ve seen folks defy all odds and you seem like one of those folks to me. I so wish there was something I could do to ease your pain. :(

(((((big hugs)))))

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:33 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: radiological prep ?

June 25, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I do have iodine tabs, suits, masks, plastic, tape etc. But honestly, this is not an event I really focus on b/c I think if I’m ever in a situation where we must decontaminate every time we go in and out……we’re screwed anyway. You’d have to have massive amounts of clean suits, plastic, tape, etc. AND do the decontamination process perfectly EVERY time. Maybe I’m wrong, but I just don’t think that is feasible long term.

For me, if a nuc hits…..I’m toast. I can’t afford a fallout shelter. So, I will pray for the best and prepare as well as I can for the worst but keep a realistic outlook on it. That doesn’t mean I would just give up, but for the average person (even a prepper) that scenario would be extremely difficult to fully prep for especially without a fallout shelter. Even a person with a good supply of all the things you would need, there is the issue of being able to plant, hunt (contaminated meat), and get clean water, even without the challenges of a nuclear winter added to the mix. I personally don’t know of anyone who could prep for that……but if you are one of those people, my hats off to you!

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: radiological prep ?

June 25, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I do have iodine tabs, suits, masks, plastic, tape etc. But honestly, this is not an event I really focus on b/c I think if I’m ever in a situation where we must decontaminate every time we go in and out……we’re screwed anyway. You’d have to have massive amounts of clean suits, plastic, tape, etc. AND do the decontamination process perfectly EVERY time. Maybe I’m wrong, but I just don’t think that is feasible long term.

For me, if a nuc hits…..I’m toast. I can’t afford a fallout shelter. So, I will pray for the best and prepare as well as I can for the worst but keep a realistic outlook on it. That doesn’t mean I would just give up, but for the average person (even a prepper) that scenario would be extremely difficult to fully prep for especially without a fallout shelter. Even a person with a good supply of all the things you would need, there is the issue of being able to plant, hunt (contaminated meat), and get clean water, even without the challenges of a nuclear winter added to the mix. I personally don’t know of anyone who could prep for that……but if you are one of those people, my hats off to you!

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:33 am


A.N.T.S. • Re: Who Will Be Your Doctor?

June 9, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Well, even if you have a plan on WHO your doctor will be, you should be prepared for the fact that in a SHTF situation, they won’t be able to rely on the tech that they use now, so their diagnostic abilities will be significantly hampered. Without a proper diagnosis, treatment will be tricky at best. No X-rays, MRI’s, Ultrasounds, blood tests, scope surgeries, etc. If you think about it, most of your health care is completely reliant on tech. As more time passes, doctors are also more reliant on tech. As the older generation of docs retire (which they are currently doing at an alarming rate) you will be left with doctors who have little or no experience on tech free doctoring. As it is now, the insurance companies tie the doctors hands and they can’t practice the way they want to anyways….but that is a different topic for a different day. The point is, your doctor won’t be nearly as good at his/her job as they used to be. And if you think it’s hard to get an appointment now………..

I am very anti pharmaceutical, so thankfully, I won’t personally have to worry about no meds. However, I have recently become fascinated with tinctures, oils, and herbs as I prefer the natural route. Even though learning about herbal and alternative remedies is a huge (almost daunting) task, I think it is time well spent. If nothing else, I would make sure to have reference books on hand. Also have some recipes on hand for typical tinctures and have the supplies on hand to make your own if the need arises. Better yet, practice now! At the very least I would suggest some dark colored eye dropper bottles, small (pint or half pint) jars with lids, small funnels, and 100% vodka. You can find the supplies pretty cheaply on amazon or online vet stores.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Who Will Be Your Doctor?

June 9, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Well, even if you have a plan on WHO your doctor will be, you should be prepared for the fact that in a SHTF situation, they won’t be able to rely on the tech that they use now, so their diagnostic abilities will be significantly hampered. Without a proper diagnosis, treatment will be tricky at best. No X-rays, MRI’s, Ultrasounds, blood tests, scope surgeries, etc. If you think about it, most of your health care is completely reliant on tech. As more time passes, doctors are also more reliant on tech. As the older generation of docs retire (which they are currently doing at an alarming rate) you will be left with doctors who have little or no experience on tech free doctoring. As it is now, the insurance companies tie the doctors hands and they can’t practice the way they want to anyways….but that is a different topic for a different day. The point is, your doctor won’t be nearly as good at his/her job as they used to be. And if you think it’s hard to get an appointment now………..

I am very anti pharmaceutical, so thankfully, I won’t personally have to worry about no meds. However, I have recently become fascinated with tinctures, oils, and herbs as I prefer the natural route. Even though learning about herbal and alternative remedies is a huge (almost daunting) task, I think it is time well spent. If nothing else, I would make sure to have reference books on hand. Also have some recipes on hand for typical tinctures and have the supplies on hand to make your own if the need arises. Better yet, practice now! At the very least I would suggest some dark colored eye dropper bottles, small (pint or half pint) jars with lids, small funnels, and 100% vodka. You can find the supplies pretty cheaply on amazon or online vet stores.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:59 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Far From Home

June 7, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I’ve thought about this a lot. I typically don’t like to be more than a few hours from home. However, when I finally retire, I’d like to travel the country in an RV. I won’t let fear of what “might” happen prevent me from working on my bucket list. So, the best we could do is grab our backpacks and start biking home from where ever we are. We always have a detailed atlas with us since we don’t trust electronic gizmos that keep saying “recalculating”. We’d chart a course and get on with it. It’s a tall order, I know. I’m hoping it wouldn’t get too terribly ugly for at least a week or so, depending upon what the crisis was that put us in that predicament. I’m kinda assuming a major CME type of event that would prevent our RV from working? So, it is either work our way back home slowly, give up, or try to integrate somewhere else with nothing but our own personal skills. Home is certainly where I would want to be, not because of stuff, but because of family and familiarity with that environment. I sure hope it never comes to that, but the best we can do is make a plan and work the plan as best as we can. The journey itself would be determined by god……just as life is. I would at least have to try b/c not knowing what happened to my family would not be an acceptable option for me. Home is indeed a strong magnet.

Cadet – I had to google the sign you were referring to. I’m not a ham person so I would have had no clue about those signs. I wouldn’t automatically reject someone who wouldn’t recognize it, but that’s your call.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Far From Home

June 7, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I’ve thought about this a lot. I typically don’t like to be more than a few hours from home. However, when I finally retire, I’d like to travel the country in an RV. I won’t let fear of what “might” happen prevent me from working on my bucket list. So, the best we could do is grab our backpacks and start biking home from where ever we are. We always have a detailed atlas with us since we don’t trust electronic gizmos that keep saying “recalculating”. We’d chart a course and get on with it. It’s a tall order, I know. I’m hoping it wouldn’t get too terribly ugly for at least a week or so, depending upon what the crisis was that put us in that predicament. I’m kinda assuming a major CME type of event that would prevent our RV from working? So, it is either work our way back home slowly, give up, or try to integrate somewhere else with nothing but our own personal skills. Home is certainly where I would want to be, not because of stuff, but because of family and familiarity with that environment. I sure hope it never comes to that, but the best we can do is make a plan and work the plan as best as we can. The journey itself would be determined by god……just as life is. I would at least have to try b/c not knowing what happened to my family would not be an acceptable option for me. Home is indeed a strong magnet.

Cadet – I had to google the sign you were referring to. I’m not a ham person so I would have had no clue about those signs. I wouldn’t automatically reject someone who wouldn’t recognize it, but that’s your call.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:11 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Bicycles; are they worth the Investment

June 6, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Considering you can get a bike at a yard sale for $10 or less, then yes, I’d say it’s money well spent. Many people don’t realize how much time and calories you can save by riding a bike as opposed to walking or running. We use ours at the local nascar track when we go so that we can get around with little effort (as it’s typically hot out) and use little time. Those 2 factors may come in handy if no other mode of transportation is available. Other things to consider are the facts that bikes don’t make noise, almost anyone can use them, they take little space on the roadway (easily to maneuver around other objects), and are fairly easy to store. However, it’s a good idea to keep extra tubes, tires, tool set, etc. on the bike.

I used to have a baby stroller with a front removable wheel and would attach to the bike. I wish I still had it as that would have been great to put things in for transport if the need should arise. After the kids outgrew it, I had an older dog that I would take for rides who couldn’t withstand long walks. The stroller did create some drag but as long as you were on a flat paved road it was fine. However, in loose or sandy soil or going uphill, a stroller or cart may be pretty tough to pull.

Even if all you had was a bike without a cart, it would still be handy to have. You can do a lot with a bike and a backpack. I can ride to my family garden that is almost 10 miles away and grab some produce. Or, I could ride to the river several miles away and fish. Or, I could ride to the local berry farm which is a few miles away. Or, I could ride to my farmer friends house who produces honey and maple syrup. All you have to do is imagine the things that are within 20 miles or so of where you live and imagine how long it would take you to walk it vs. how long it would take you to bike it…….a full day’s venture vs. just a couple of hours or less. Needless to say, I like my bike. :D

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:06 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Bicycles; are they worth the Investment

June 6, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Considering you can get a bike at a yard sale for $10 or less, then yes, I’d say it’s money well spent. Many people don’t realize how much time and calories you can save by riding a bike as opposed to walking or running. We use ours at the local nascar track when we go so that we can get around with little effort (as it’s typically hot out) and use little time. Those 2 factors may come in handy if no other mode of transportation is available. Other things to consider are the facts that bikes don’t make noise, almost anyone can use them, they take little space on the roadway (easily to maneuver around other objects), and are fairly easy to store. However, it’s a good idea to keep extra tubes, tires, tool set, etc. on the bike.

I used to have a baby stroller with a front removable wheel and would attach to the bike. I wish I still had it as that would have been great to put things in for transport if the need should arise. After the kids outgrew it, I had an older dog that I would take for rides who couldn’t withstand long walks. The stroller did create some drag but as long as you were on a flat paved road it was fine. However, in loose or sandy soil or going uphill, a stroller or cart may be pretty tough to pull.

Even if all you had was a bike without a cart, it would still be handy to have. You can do a lot with a bike and a backpack. I can ride to my family garden that is almost 10 miles away and grab some produce. Or, I could ride to the river several miles away and fish. Or, I could ride to the local berry farm which is a few miles away. Or, I could ride to my farmer friends house who produces honey and maple syrup. All you have to do is imagine the things that are within 20 miles or so of where you live and imagine how long it would take you to walk it vs. how long it would take you to bike it…….a full day’s venture vs. just a couple of hours or less. Needless to say, I like my bike. :D

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Anti-Parasitic Remedies

May 31, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I have also been looking into more natural and/or alternative remedies. There’s just so much information out there that it’ll take me forever to sort it all out! However, when looking at this thread, I automatically thought of diatomaceous earth. I just got a book that explains all about DE that I am enjoying right now. I also bought some food grade DE. I was surprised that many people take it on a regular basis to flush their body of unwanted parasites/bugs. I originally bought it to get rid of bugs…..but now I’m glad I have it just in case I should ever need it for other things. I will keep my book right next to my DE that I have stored. I can more easily store DE (with unlimited shelf life) than I can store a variety of anti-parasitic meds for myself and my animals and not have to worry about side effects. Plus, it has so many other wonderful uses. I think it is so versatile that it’s very much worth having around.

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Books • Re: That ONE Must-Have Book?

May 23, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Reviving this thread to add another book….

The Doomsday Book of Medicine by Ralph LaGuardia. It’s a bit pricey at around $40 on Amazon but so far I think it’s well worth it. It’s huge! It weighs over 2.5 pounds and has around 900 pages! Considering what college text books are going for these days, this is a steal. Thus far I have only gotten through the first 100 pages but I really like it so far. Just when you start getting bored with a particular topic he switches it up. Plus, you can always jump to whatever topic you need immediate info on…..I just prefer to read as written. It’s written in laymans terms and he also injects a few little stories here and there to keep things fresh. Although, if you are a liberal or left leaning in any way, be prepared to get a poke here and there. :p I just grin and keep reading but he probably could have written this without offending the lefties out there…..not that many of them will read it. To each his own and I actually find it quite amusing. :evil:

I’m just starting to get interested in researching essential oils, tinctures, and plants/herb uses and he does touch on these subjects. He also covers natural foods and remedies since it is a “Doomsday” book after all, where we could be left with just our knowledge and mother earth. He gives suggestions on stock piling useful supplies but also offers ideas on alternatives when the stock eventually runs out.

I probably shouldn’t be raving about this book until I have read more of it, but I can already tell that this was worth the money for me. It’s probably going to take me a while to get through this whole book (especially at this busy time of year) but I’m glad I have it in my library.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Tue May 23, 2017 12:19 pm


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Books • Re: That ONE Must-Have Book?

May 23, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Reviving this thread to add another book….

The Doomsday Book of Medicine by Ralph LaGuardia. It’s a bit pricey at around $40 on Amazon but so far I think it’s well worth it. It’s huge! It weighs over 2.5 pounds and has around 900 pages! Considering what college text books are going for these days, this is a steal. Thus far I have only gotten through the first 100 pages but I really like it so far. Just when you start getting bored with a particular topic he switches it up. Plus, you can always jump to whatever topic you need immediate info on…..I just prefer to read as written. It’s written in laymans terms and he also injects a few little stories here and there to keep things fresh. Although, if you are a liberal or left leaning in any way, be prepared to get a poke here and there. :p I just grin and keep reading but he probably could have written this without offending the lefties out there…..not that many of them will read it. To each his own and I actually find it quite amusing. :evil:

I’m just starting to get interested in researching essential oils, tinctures, and plants/herb uses and he does touch on these subjects. He also covers natural foods and remedies since it is a “Doomsday” book after all, where we could be left with just our knowledge and mother earth. He gives suggestions on stock piling useful supplies but also offers ideas on alternatives when the stock eventually runs out.

I probably shouldn’t be raving about this book until I have read more of it, but I can already tell that this was worth the money for me. It’s probably going to take me a while to get through this whole book (especially at this busy time of year) but I’m glad I have it in my library.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Tue May 23, 2017 12:19 pm


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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Diatamaceous Earth

May 15, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Good points Cin and Driven! I read an article stating that when you take DE internally, you should make sure you take it with plenty of water and stay hydrated as it does have a drying effect. I was surprised at the benefits of taking it internally like liver detox, joint health, antiviral, etc. but still more research to do….

From what I have gathered so far the dangers of inhalation are mostly for non-food grade DE. Still, since I typically err on the side of caution, I will wear a mask and gloves when using it to take care of bugs.

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Diatamaceous Earth

May 15, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Good points Cin and Driven! I read an article stating that when you take DE internally, you should make sure you take it with plenty of water and stay hydrated as it does have a drying effect. I was surprised at the benefits of taking it internally like liver detox, joint health, antiviral, etc. but still more research to do….

From what I have gathered so far the dangers of inhalation are mostly for non-food grade DE. Still, since I typically err on the side of caution, I will wear a mask and gloves when using it to take care of bugs.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Mon May 15, 2017 3:28 pm


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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Diatamaceous Earth

May 15, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Good points Cin and Driven! I read an article stating that when you take DE internally, you should make sure you take it with plenty of water and stay hydrated as it does have a drying effect. I was surprised at the benefits of taking it internally like liver detox, joint health, antiviral, etc. but still more research to do….

From what I have gathered so far the dangers of inhalation are mostly for non-food grade DE. Still, since I typically err on the side of caution, I will wear a mask and gloves when using it to take care of bugs.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Mon May 15, 2017 3:28 pm


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First Aid & Medicine • Diatamaceous Earth

May 14, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Today I spent a bit of time researching DE. Cin mentioned that she uses it in her rice before storing it to prevent bugs. I was intrigued since I really had no idea what DE was. After doing some research, I bought some and am hoping to use it on some tent worm nests that are forming in some of our trees. I have also had ant problems in our generator and have not found a good solution to eliminating them. Hopefully this will do the trick as it was very expensive to replace the motherboard and I don’t want to do that again! I will also use some DE around the house to cut down on ants, spiders, and earwigs. I love the idea that is is non-toxic (and even beneficial) to humans and pets, but I will still use it sparingly outdoors since it is toxic to bees. I like the idea that i could use it on our dogs for pest control since I don’t use nor do I trust pet meds. I think having the knowledge to use natural alternatives to pest problems is valuable and could vastly increase heath and comfort levels regardless if SHTF or not. I still have some more research to do but I am glad to have learned about this.

Do any of you use DE? Please share…..

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sun May 14, 2017 5:33 pm


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First Aid & Medicine • Diatamaceous Earth

May 14, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Today I spent a bit of time researching DE. Cin mentioned that she uses it in her rice before storing it to prevent bugs. I was intrigued since I really had no idea what DE was. After doing some research, I bought some and am hoping to use it on some tent worm nests that are forming in some of our trees. I have also had ant problems in our generator and have not found a good solution to eliminating them. Hopefully this will do the trick as it was very expensive to replace the motherboard and I don’t want to do that again! I will also use some DE around the house to cut down on ants, spiders, and earwigs. I love the idea that is is non-toxic (and even beneficial) to humans and pets, but I will still use it sparingly outdoors since it is toxic to bees. I like the idea that i could use it on our dogs for pest control since I don’t use nor do I trust pet meds. I think having the knowledge to use natural alternatives to pest problems is valuable and could vastly increase heath and comfort levels regardless if SHTF or not. I still have some more research to do but I am glad to have learned about this.

Do any of you use DE? Please share…..

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sun May 14, 2017 5:33 pm


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First Aid & Medicine • Diatamaceous Earth

May 14, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Today I spent a bit of time researching DE. Cin mentioned that she uses it in her rice before storing it to prevent bugs. I was intrigued since I really had no idea what DE was. After doing some research, I bought some and am hoping to use it on some tent worm nests that are forming in some of our trees. I have also had ant problems in our generator and have not found a good solution to eliminating them. Hopefully this will do the trick as it was very expensive to replace the motherboard and I don’t want to do that again! I will also use some DE around the house to cut down on ants, spiders, and earwigs. I love the idea that is is non-toxic (and even beneficial) to humans and pets, but I will still use it sparingly outdoors since it is toxic to bees. I like the idea that i could use it on our dogs for pest control since I don’t use nor do I trust pet meds. I think having the knowledge to use natural alternatives to pest problems is valuable and could vastly increase heath and comfort levels regardless if SHTF or not. I still have some more research to do but I am glad to have learned about this.

Do any of you use DE? Please share…..

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sun May 14, 2017 5:33 pm


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First Aid & Medicine • Diatamaceous Earth

May 14, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Today I spent a bit of time researching DE. Cin mentioned that she uses it in her rice before storing it to prevent bugs. I was intrigued since I really had no idea what DE was. After doing some research, I bought some and am hoping to use it on some tent worm nests that are forming in some of our trees. I have also had ant problems in our generator and have not found a good solution to eliminating them. Hopefully this will do the trick as it was very expensive to replace the motherboard and I don’t want to do that again! I will also use some DE around the house to cut down on ants, spiders, and earwigs. I love the idea that is is non-toxic (and even beneficial) to humans and pets, but I will still use it sparingly outdoors since it is toxic to bees. I like the idea that i could use it on our dogs for pest control since I don’t use nor do I trust pet meds. I think having the knowledge to use natural alternatives to pest problems is valuable and could vastly increase heath and comfort levels regardless if SHTF or not. I still have some more research to do but I am glad to have learned about this.

Do any of you use DE? Please share…..

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sun May 14, 2017 5:30 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets AND Other Food Storage questions

April 25, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Back to rice…..to freeze or not to freeze….that is the question?

This also got me thinking about sugar storage. I have just been putting the brick (with wrapper) in 5 gallon buckets and storing in a cool, dry, dark place. I can fit 20# of sugar in a bucket so it’s not overly heavy. Are there any reasons this wouldn’t work long term? I mean I know the sugar gets hard but I just get out my rubber mallet and pound it out and I’ve not have a problem with it thus far. I’ve heard it can store indefinitely, but I really don’t know.

It seems like these topics have been discussed before, but I can’t seem to find the threads when I try and do a search. So, I apologize if I’m asking questions that have already been addressed elsewhere.

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 25, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Thanks so much for the replies everyone!

After hearing everyone’s opinions, I think I’m going to take the easy way out and keep the rice in the 3# buckets without mylar. :D That’ll save some time….and money.

Another question…..I don’t think I froze the rice before storing it. Is there any reason I couldn’t set the buckets out in a dry place in the winter and let it freeze for a week or so and then re-store it in it’s regular cool, dry and dark place? Or should I just not bother with it at this point. I have the food grade buckets with rubber gaskets that are pounded on tight and most of them have been stored already for a couple of years. Also, how long should it be frozen in the future before storing it away?

Just a thought too…..if the rice ever was infested with bugs and you weren’t desperate enough to eat it…..you could always cook it up good (with a nice boil) and mix it with green beans/meat scraps/or whatever and use it as dog food. Or, as Anita said…..chicken food.

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 25, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Thanks so much for the replies everyone!

After hearing everyone’s opinions, I think I’m going to take the easy way out and keep the rice in the 3# buckets without mylar. :D That’ll save some time….and money.

Another question…..I don’t think I froze the rice before storing it. Is there any reason I couldn’t set the buckets out in a dry place in the winter and let it freeze for a week or so and then re-store it in it’s regular cool, dry and dark place? Or should I just not bother with it at this point. I have the food grade buckets with rubber gaskets that are pounded on tight and most of them have been stored already for a couple of years. Also, how long should it be frozen in the future before storing it away?

Just a thought too…..if the rice ever was infested with bugs and you weren’t desperate enough to eat it…..you could always cook it up good (with a nice boil) and mix it with green beans/meat scraps/or whatever and use it as dog food. Or, as Anita said…..chicken food.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:58 pm


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General Food Topics • Storing rice in buckets question

April 23, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I’ve been working on getting more organized with my food storage and went through my current inventory. I have some smaller 2 gallon food grade buckets that I have rice stored in. In some of them I have smaller bags of rice (inside the bucket) that I sealed first since we don’t typically eat rice in huge quantities. In going through some of my buckets, I found that most of the mylar bags didn’t hold the seal or are not sucked in. I’ve been told that doesn’t necessarily mean they are not sealed and that rice is tough to keep sealed due to the rice poking through the mylar. I’m hoping they are fine…..I don’t think I want to re-do those bags. :shakeno:

Anyways….from now on, I was thinking of just storing the rice loosely in the 2 gallon buckets without sealing them in mylar first. Is there any reason this wouldn’t work? The buckets are going to be stored in a cool, dry, dark, and critter free environment. OR would it be worth the effort to just put the rice in jars and vacuum seal the jars?

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: EMP strikes

April 22, 2017 angie_nrs 0
mom2grandma wrote:
sometimes it is good to live close to an Amish Community They are ready for an EMP

Are they? They might be able to fend for themselves as far as everyday living goes……but what about the takers that will be thinking the same thing you are? Sadly, they will appear to be an obvious target for the unprepared. I doubt they will be able to handle the hoards of folks magically showing up at their door. The longer an outage is, the more desperate those hoards will become.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:26 am