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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Natural Living ~ Migraine Tea


This recipe for migraine teas is a reliable treatment for migraine. It is a good daily tea for migraine prevention.

Combine :

6 parts rosemary leaves

4 parts peppermint leaves

4 parts lemon balm leaves

4 parts sweet violet leaves

3 parts feverfew

1/2 part sweet violet flowers

Mix this thoroughly and store in a glass jar away from light and moisture.

When you need it , measure a tablespoon into a tea infuser and steep in a mug of hot water for 5 minutes. Drink. 

 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Free Kindle Books - EMP Survival and more.........

Home Survival Kit: The Ultimate Checklist Of All The Items You Need To Have In Your House Right Now For Survival and Disaster Preparation was a free kindle book at the time of this writing. In this book, we are simply going to walk through a checklist of the specific items that you need to keep in your house at all times for survival and disaster preparedness. Each of the items that we will discuss are easily and widely available on sites such as Amazon, so you should encounter no problems whatsoever in finding them.
Examples of survival items that we will cover in this book include specific brands and models of: -Water Jugs -Water Filters -Solar Chargers -Radios -Buckets -Candles -Fire Starting Devices


EMP Survival Mistakes To Avoid: The Top 10 Mistakes That Will Get You Killed During An EMP Attack and How To Avoid Them was a free kindle book at the
time of this post. This is going to be a very simple and straightforward book that discusses the top ten most dangerous mistakes you can make during an EMP attack, why each of these mistakes are mistakes to begin with, and how you can avoid each of them. The specific mistakes that we are going to cover include: •Mistake #1: You Don’t Understand What An EMP Attack Is •Mistake #2: You Don’t Know How Bad An EMP Attack Would Be •Mistake #3: You Don’t Know About The Different Kinds of EMP Attacks •Mistake #4: You Think An EMP Attack Will Be Over Quickly •Mistake #5: You Don’t Know How To Respond To An EMP Attack •Mistake #6: You Don’t Invest In An EMP Proof Vehicle •Mistake #7: You Don’t Invest In An EMP Proof Vehicle •Mistake #8: You Don’t Assemble The Necessary Survival Gear You Need •Mistake #9: You Don’t Know The Most Dangerous Places To Be During An EMP Attack •Mistake #10: You Don’t Invest In Bartering Items To Trade Following The EMP Attack By the end of this book, you will have gained a wealth of new knowledge on how to prepare for an EMP attack and you will be much better prepared than you were before.


EMP Attack Survival Items: The Ultimate Guide On How To Build A Highly Effective Survival Kit That Will Allow You To Survive An EMP Attack was a free kindle book at the time of this post. This book will discuss how to build your own personal EMP attack survival kit. An EMP attack would, without question, be one of the most devastating types of disasters that could impact the United States. The power grid would collapse instantly. The vast majority of vehicles would no longer work. The supply chain would stop. There would be no more utilities, forms of long distance communication, or running water. The economy will completely and utterly collapse. All the stores in your town will become looted. Your electronics, including your smart phone and your laptop, will cease working immediately as well. Within just a few months, tens if not hundreds of millions would die from starvation, dehydration, suicide, disease, or murder. To make matters worse, the United States government has virtually no contingency plan on how to deal with an EMP attack. This means that the recovery period would take years. During that time, you will be completely on your own. Your life will never be the same again. If our enemies would ever want to deal a truly destructive and overwhelming blow to the United States, an EMP attack would be the way they would do it. To survive such a catastrophic event, you must have your own personal survival kit ready to go.

This book will discuss how to build your own personal EMP survival kit in the following categories: -Food and Water -Powerless Tools -Weapons -First Aid -Personal Hygiene -Fire and Shelter -Communication -Bartering Items In addition, this book will provide recommendations on specific makes and models of gear in the above categories. By the end of this book, you will have complete knowledge of everything you need to have in your EMP survival kit, so you can begin putting it together immediately.

Tiny Storage For Bug-Out Bag!

 
This is super easy to do and it gives you tiny storage for your bug-out bag for spices, pills, pins, anything that you can think of that will fit in them. They fit in your bug-out bag great. Do not take up any room at all.
 
You need 2 plastic bottles that have lids. I used water bottles for this one.
 
Cut just under the top of the one bottle and glue it into the one bottle cap. Use a strong glue, like super glue,  etc. You will have the screw part for the other lid. Can open and close easily and tightly.
 
This takes only a couple of minutes to make. I cut off a few of them and had my son making them for me.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

What Disaster Scenarios Are You Preparing For?


The idea of preparedness goes many ways– from people who will hide under their beds when disaster strikes all the way to people who are able to be almost entirely self sufficient for many years.
If you are reading this blog then you're probably somewhere in between.
 A good way to help you focus on your preparedness needs and to get really prepared is to know what types of disasters could happen to you and then to decide which ones could truly happen to you. A good way to get those ideas is to grab a notebook and make a list! Once you have that list in front of you, preparing is easy because you are focused on a specific event rather than just the vague concept of preparedness. Let’s take a look at the range of disasters for you to consider.
Personal disasters – These include things like losing your job, getting told that your hours are being cut, getting injured on work and going on disability , having a change in your family 
Natural disasters – These can include any of the following events: hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, forest fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, crippling ice/ snow storm, etc.
Extreme weather events – These events include both mega storms like Hurricane Sandy as well as long term weather events – like extreme drought that brings on really severe water restrictions and affects food crops/ prices as farmland wilts.
 Nuclear events –  From the reactor disaster in Japan recently to the possibility of a rogue nation launching a nuclear weapon, possible EMP attacks, dirty bombs, etc., the idea of a nuclear event is again on peoples minds.
 Terrorist attacks – These can happen anywhere as their purpose is to instill terror. If terrorism grows, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the targets change from high value ones like NYC to anyplace they can cause a terror event where a large number of people congregate – shopping, sporting events, schools, etc. – just to spread the idea of fear and lack of safety no matter where you live.
Biological events – Whether natural or man made, the is always a chance of an epidemic or pandemic occurring. A particular virulent flu variant or a manufactured biological weapon are both very real possibilities.
Economic collapse –  Will it cause hyperinflation, wiping out your savings overnight? Will it cause the stock market to crash, wiping out your 401K? A bank run? Supply shortages as no one wants to trade with us because of the instability of our currency? Runaway fuel prices? You get the idea.
 Collapse of civilization – This is the mega event that could be caused by a new world war or massive natural event like a super volcanic eruption or large asteroid impact event. As you can see, there are many types of events that could potentially affect your future. By taking a look at the list, you can decide which are likely and make definite preparedness plans for them.
Other events that we see as more remote but possible include an economic collapse on a larger scale, a long term drought (which happens fairly frequently here – but never super severe), and a potential nuclear event as there are nuclear reactors within 100 miles and if they ever get damaged and the wind blows the right way… it would not be optimal.
So for us, we are fully prepared income interruptions by having a secure (and fully rotated) food and water supply to last the duration. We also have an emergency cash reserve to make sure we can make up any shortfalls for a long period of time.
Make your own list of events that you believe could impact your lives. Then prioritize them in terms of duration. Once you have them prioritized, figure out what you would need to survive the shortest duration event and then gather that set of supplies. Once you feel you are prepared for this event, you can start working on longer term preparedness.
Preparedness is a process and a journey that is best started by taking baby steps. Develop that small preparedness plan and then execute it. Then build on that for the next level of preparedness, etc. and soon you will be able to make it to the far side of just about any disaster than can hit your family.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Free Kindle Book - Natural Remedies Box Set

Natural Remedies Box Set: 150+ Most Effective Natural Antibiotics and Its Health Benefits was a free kindle book at the time of this post.

 Find out the best ways to live a healthy lifestyle!

 BOOK 1. Essential Oil Recipes: 25 Amazing Essential Oil Recipes for Beautiful and Younger Looking Skin by Janet Bennett

 BOOK 2. DIY Protein Bars: 30 Delicious and Healthy DIY Protein Bars by Judith Foster

 BOOK 3. Yoga: 35 Outstanding Health Benefits of Practicing Yoga by Louise Graham

 BOOK 4. Ayurveda: 23 Amazing Ayurvedic Healing Strategies for Beginners by Harold Warren

 BOOK 5. Essential Oils: 39 Outstanding Essential Oil Health Benefits with Natural Ways to Heal Yourself by Samuel Sims

 BOOK 6. Aromatherapy: 12 Most Essential Health Benefits of Aromatherapy by Laura Martin

 BOOK 7. Crystal Healing: The Ultimate Guide To Crystal Healing for Beginners by Amy Hall

 BOOK 8. Detox: 33 Simple and Healthy Ways to Detox and Cleanse Your Body by Debra Turner

 BOOK 9. Herbal Antibiotics: 23 Surprisingly Effective Ways for Speeding Healing and Fighting Infections Using Herbal Antibiotics by Louis Ellis

 BOOK 10. Natural Antibiotics: 25 Most Effective Natural Antibiotics and Antivirals With Health Benefits by Carlos Gomez

 BOOK 11. Natural Remedies: 18 Amazing Natural Remedies You Can Use to Heal Wounds by Alan Hicks

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Learn About Natural Weather Forecasting


As most everyone already knows, we did not always have scientific means to predict or forecast the coming weather. People long ago and even today use the other things to predict the weather; animal behavior, patterns they observe and good old fashion folklore and wives tales.

If for some unknown reason you were in a place that had nothing new and modern and you had to rely on something else then it never hurts to at least be aware of what is out there, so familiarize yourself with some of the old-time methods used. Of course these methods are neither perfect nor fool-proof, but they really do have their usefulness.

GENERAL WEATHER AND FORMULAS

Deaths occur most often when the tide is going out.

Births occur when the tide is coming in.

You could measure the distance of a storm by counting from the flash of the lightning to the sound of thunder.

Winter thunder means snow within 10 days.

Make a campfire. The smoke should rise steadily. Smoke that swirls and descends is caused by low pressure (i.e. rain on the way).

Take a deep breath. Close your eyes and smell the air.

Plants release their waste in a low pressure atmosphere, generating a smell like compost and indicating an upcoming rain.

Swamps will release gasses just before a storm because of the lower pressure, which leads to unpleasant smells.

A proverb says "Flowers smell best just before a rain." Scents are stronger in moist air, associated with rainy weather.

Grow some scarlet pimpernel - Known as the Poor Man's Barometer, its flowers close when atmospheric pressure decreases and rain is on the way. Dandelions and tulips do the same.

You can predict the weather with a persimmon seed. Here's how to do it:

Cut open a persimmon seed.

Look at the shape of the kernel inside.

If the kernel is spoon-shaped, lots of heavy, wet snow will fall. Spoon = shovel!

If it is fork-shaped, you can expect powdery, light snow and a mild winter.

If the kernel is knife-shaped, expect to be "cut" by icy, cutting winds.

It's best to use ripe seeds.

Did you know that you can tell the temperature by counting the chirps of a cricket? It's true!

 Here's the formula:

To convert cricket chirps to degrees Fahrenheit, count numbers of chirps in 14 seconds then add 40 to get temperature.

Example: 30 chirps + 40 = 70° F

To convert cricket chirps to degrees Celsius, count number of chirps in 25 seconds, divide by 3, and then add 4 to get temperature.

Example: 48 chirps /(divided by) 3 + 4 = 20° C

Reading a Pig's spleen can predict the weather

Divide the spleen from top to bottom into 6 parts.

The top closest to the head shows current month.

Bottom is the last of the six months.

Where the spleen thickens, a change in the weather is indicated, usually pointing to a cold spell.

Where there's a pronounced bulge, expect even more inclement weather.

Reading a Goose Bone

Watch the coloration as the bone dries.

If the bone turned blue, black, or purple, a cold winter lay ahead.

White indicated a mild winter.

Purple tips were a sure sign of a cold spring.

A blue color branching out toward the edge of the bone meant open weather until New Year's Day.

If the bone was a dark color, or blue all over, the prediction was for a real bad winter.

The woolly bear caterpillar-with its 13 distinct segments of black and reddish-brown-has the reputation of being able to forecast the coming winter weather. According to legend, the wider that middle brown section is (i.e., the more brown segments there are), the milder the coming winter will be. Conversely, a narrow brown band is said to predict a harsh winter.

ANIMALS

If a deer or cow has extra layers of fat when slaughtered there will be a bad winter coming.

Cows that suddenly gather beneath large trees means rain is coming.

Expect rain when dogs eat grass.

Expect rain when cats purr and wash.

Expect rain when sheep turn into the wind.

Expect rain when oxen sniff the air.

Expect rain when swine are restless.
If the deer are out early grazing there is big storm coming.

Squirrels' nesting in dead trees instead of making nests of leaves mean a harsh winter.

If the cows in pastures are all lying down, it's a sure sign of rain.

If the bull leads the cows to pasture, expect rain.

if the cows precede the bull, the weather will be uncertain.

When cats sneeze, it is a sign of rain.

Bats flying late in the evening indicate fair weather.

If the groundhog sees its shadow on Candlemas Day (February 2), six more weeks of winter remain.

When horses and cattle stretch out their necks and sniff the air, it will rain.

If the mole digs its hole 2½ feet deep, expect severe weather.

If the mole digs its hole two feet deep, not so severe weather.

If the mole digs its hole one foot deep, expect a mild winter.

When pigs gather leaves and straw in all, expect a cold winter.

When rabbits are fat in October and November, expect a long, cold winter.

If sheep ascend hills and scatter, expect clear weather.

Wolves always howl more before a storm.

BIRDS

Birds singing in the rain indicates fair weather approaching.

If birds in the autumn grow tame, the winter will be too cold for game.

Partridges drumming in the fall mean a mild and open winter.

Chickens cackle and owls howl just before rain.

If crows fly in pairs, expect fine weather; a crow flying alone is a sign of foul weather.

When fowls roost in daytime, expect rain.

Seagulls tend to stop flying and take refuge at the coast if a storm is coming.

Animals, especially birds, get very quiet immediately before it rains.

The whiteness of a goose's breastbone indicates the kind of winter: A red of dark-spotted bone means a cold and stormy winter; few or light-colored spots mean a mild winter.

When domestic geese walk east and fly west, expect cold weather.

Hawks flying high means a clear sky. When they fly low, prepare for a blow.

Petrels' gathering under the stern of a ship indicates bad weather.

When the rooster goes crowing to bed, he will rise with watery head.

When seagulls fly inland, expect a storm.

When the swallow's nest is high, the summer is very dry.

When the swallow builds low, you can safely reap and sow.

A very old wives tale says if birds feed in a storm it will rain for a long time, if they don't it will clear soon.

INSECTS AND REPTILES

If ants their walls do frequent build, rain will from the clouds be spilled.

Ants are busy, gnats bite, crickets sing louder than usual, spiders come down from their webs, and flies gather in houses just before rain.

When bees to distance wing their flight, days are warm and skies are bright; But when their flight ends near their come, stormy weather is sure to come.

Turtles often search for higher ground when a large amount of rain is expected. You will often see them in the road during this period (1 to 2 days before the rain.)

Fireflies in great numbers indicate fair weather.

When hornets build their nests near the ground, expect a cold and early winter.

When cicadas are heard, dry weather will follow, and frost will come in six weeks.

When spiders' webs in air do fly, the spell will soon be very dry.

Spiders in motion indicate rain.

If you kill a spider indoors, it will bring rain.

If you killed a snake hang it over a fence and it will rain.

When spider-webs are wet with dew that soon dries, expect a fine day.

Spider-webs floating at autumn sunset bring a night frost.

The louder the frogs croak, the more the rain.

Frogs singing in the evening indicates fair weather the next day.

Leeches kept in glass jars are active just before rain.

Hang up a snake-skin and it will bring rain.

RAIN AND CLOUDS

Unusual clearness in the atmosphere, with distant objects seen distinctly, indicates rain.

Red skies at night, Sailor's delight. Red skies at morning, Sailor take warning.

Evening red and morning gray are sure signs of a fine day. Evening gray and morning red put on your hat or you'll wet your head.

If it rains before seven, it will clear before eleven.

When the wind blows the leaves on the trees upside down there will be a bad rain.

Rain from the south prevents the drought, but rain from the west is always best.

Anvil-shaped clouds bring on a gale.

A cloud with a round top and flat base carries rainfall on its face.

When small clouds join and thicken, expect rain.

Black clouds in the north in winter indicate approaching snow.

When there is enough blue sky to patch a Dutchman's breeches, expect clearing weather.

curdle sky will not leave the earth long dry.

If you see clouds going crosswind, there is a storm in the air.

Hen scarts and filly tails make lofty ships wear low sails.

Clouds floating low enough to cast shadows on the ground are usually followed by rain.

Mackerel sky, mackerel sky, never long wet, never long dry.

If three nights dewless there be, 'twill rain, you're sure to see.

If heavy dew soon dries, expect fine weather; if it lingers on the grass, expect rain in 24 hours.

With dew before midnight, the next day sure will be bright.

If you wet your feet with dew in the morning, you may keep them dry for the rest of the day.
The higher the clouds, the finer the weather.

If you spot wispy, thin clouds up where jet airplanes fly, expect a spell of pleasant weather.

If small puff clouds (cumulus) in the morning or early afternoon have rounded tops and flat bases, if they grow higher than the cloud's width, then there's a chance of a thunderstorm forming.

Clear Moon, frost soon.

Ring around the moon and it will rain real soon.

If the night is clear enough to see the Moon and the temperature drops enough, frost will form. Expect a chilly morning!

When clouds appear like towers, the Earth is refreshed by frequent showers.

Rainbow in the morning gives you fair warning.

A rainbow in the morning indicates that a shower is west of us and we will probably get it.

Rain foretold, long last. Short notice, soon will pass.

The gray overcast dominating the horizon means a large area is affected.

If you get caught in a surprise shower, it's likely to be short-lived.

Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.

When the moon points up, the weather will be good.

when the moon points down, it will rain.

When a large star, or planet, is near the moon, the weather will be violent.

If the new moon is on Monday, then the weather will be good.

If a new moon occurs on a Saturday, then there will be twenty days of wind and rain.

If a new moon occurs on a Sunday, there will be a flood before the month is over.

The strongest storms and hurricanes are likely to be 1-3 days after a new moon and 3-5 days after a full moon.

Fog and a small moon bring an easterly winds.

A dry moon is far north and soon seen.

If the new moon is far north, it will be cold for two weeks.

If the new moon is far south, it will be warm.

When the moon runs low, expect warm weather.

For more great articles on everything Kentucky and Country Living please go to our Kentucky Farmhouse website. Check out our series on myths, legends, omens, old wives tales and Folklore for other areas of your life.

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