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Environmental

House clears highway bill with Keystone pipeline mandate, thwarts Obama

By Ben Geman, Russell Berman and Keith Laing

Defying a White House veto threat, the House on Wednesday passed legislation that extends transportation program funding through September and mandates construction of a controversial oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

All but 14 Republicans, with support from 69 Democrats, voted 293-127 for legislation that falls far short of Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) earlier plan to move a sweeping five-year, $260 billion package.

But Boehner’s retreat serves two crucial tactical and political purposes for the Speaker. It sets up talks with the Senate on the highway bill and keeps the Keystone pipeline — a centerpiece of GOP attacks on White House energy policy — front and center ahead of the November election.

Republican leaders hailed the bipartisan vote  as a rebuke of President Obama.  Two senior Democrat leaders, Reps. James Clyburn (S.C.) and John Larson (Conn.), approved the measure.

“The House is on record again in support of the Keystone XL energy pipeline — a project President Obama blocked, personally lobbied against, then tried to take credit for, and now says he’ll veto,” Boehner said in a statement. “There’s no telling where the president stands from one day to the next on Keystone, but he knows the pipeline has broad and bipartisan support in Congress and among the American people.”

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EPA finalizes first-ever air pollution rules for natural-gas ‘fracking’

By Andrew Restuccia

The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled first-ever regulations Wednesday aimed at reducing toxic air pollution from the natural-gas drilling practice known as “fracking.”

The regulations — which would also target emissions from compressors, oil storage tanks and other oil-and-gas sector equipment — would cut 95 percent of smog-forming and toxic emissions from wells developed with fracking, EPA said.

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, involves high-pressure injections of sand, water and chemicals that allow natural gas trapped in rock formations to flow.

The final regulations have been the subject of an aggressive public relations and lobbying campaign in recent months, with industry groups arguing they will impose huge burdens on companies, and green groups countering that they are essential to protect public health.

EPA altered the final regulations to offer a key concession to the natural-gas industry, which had raised concerns about being able to comply with the proposed regulations issued last year.

Under the final rules, companies can comply with the standards until 2015 using flaring, which reduces harmful emissions by burning off the gases that would otherwise escape during natural-gas drilling. After 2015, companies will need to install so-called “green completions,” which are technologies that capture harmful emissions.

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Earth Day: Give Earth a Hand

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This fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs you.

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Two Years After BP Oil Spill: No Ecosystem Funding Yet

On today’s second anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform, which killed 11 workers and caused the massive BP oil spill, there will be no gifts.

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The Resource and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourism Opportunities and Revived Economy  (RESTORE) of the Gulf Coast Act has been approved by both the House and Senate as an amendment to the mammoth transportation bills Congress takes up every five years or so.
But the RESTORE Act still is not law because the House and Senate have yet to reconcile differing versions of the main bills. And some of those transportation elements are red hot, like the future of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
So, on the day when Gulf residents are looking back at the largest human-caused environmental disaster in U.S. history, they just have to hope the RESTORE Act becomes a reality.
The RESTORE Act establishes a Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund, which would collect 80 percent of all the administrative, civil and criminal penalties paid by a “responsible” party in connection with the Deepwater horizon oil spill and any other monies appropriated by Congress.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has both civil and criminal actions going against BP and its drilling partners. Legal experts predict these Oil Pollution Act fines will run into the billions.

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Cyber Space

 

CISPA Illustrates Struggle Between Security and Privacy

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has admirable goals, but has privacy advocates up in arms. We need to find a balance between security and privacy that works for everyone.

By Tony Bradley, Content Works    Apr 20, 2012 6:33 AM

A new bill is pending on Capitol Hill that has privacy advocates preparing for battle. The backlash for CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) is reminiscent of the uprising against SOPA and PIPA earlier this year. Whether or not CISPA passes, this probably won’t be the last clash between privacy and security.

Broader information sharing–between businesses and the government, as well as between businesses themselves–would help significantly in the war against cybercrime. In an attack, various entities may uncover different tidbits of information about the attack. Those tidbits may not mean much alone, but when combined with the information from other organizations they form a more complete picture that helps all parties understand and respond to the threat faster.

At face value, that seems to be the intent of CISPA. The problem is that the wording is vague or broad in places and ways that could be abused. Privacy advocates would like to fight cybercrime as well–they’re just not willing to surrender personal liberties to make it happen.

With hundreds of millions of individuals providing their exact location with online or mobile check-ins, or over-sharing information in social network status updates, it certainly seems that privacy has lost some of its value. It’s hard to argue for privacy while posting pictures of your kids, or sharing details of some embarrassing thing that happened on the way to work with the general public.

 

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Survival / Sustainability

Food storage strategies

by M.D. Creekmore  

Mr. Creekmore,
What do you think of Freeze-Dried Foods like Mountain House or the MRE’sthat are being marketed as survival food? A lot of preparedness books and web sites suggest these foods for the long term emergency food stockpile, do you think they are a viable solution? John T.

John, it’s easy to imagine ourselves waiting out the collapse of civilization surrounded by boxes of freeze dried foods or MRE’s, M1-A rifle leaning against the wall in the corner of the room, custom 1911 pistol strapped to our side and the 6500 watt diesel generator with electric start humming in the background.

These things are great, I would love to have all this and more, but cannot afford it and never will be able to. Sometimes the truth hurts, but facing it is part of growing up and once we except it we can move on with our preps and the task of doing the best we can with what we have.

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Long Term Food Storage – Urban Survival

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How much food do you have on hand for your family in case of an emergency?

Prepping: The Emergency Food & Water Project

Uploaded by on Aug 26, 2010

In this video we look at some emergency food & water stores we have & the project to increase the stores we have. Also looking at making a rotation can storage device that is a ‘first in, first out’ type of rotation system.

Plz submit your comments, ideas, tips & suggestions either in the comment section below &/or make a video response. This will help everyone when it comes to their storage solutions whether they are new to prepping or more experienced.

I hope you enjoy this first vid in a series of vids on emergency food & water preppring.

Take care & God bless,

Steve

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Psy – Ops

Making Monkey of Bird Flu

20Apr2012

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By John Fletcher
Food Freedom News

Raising chickens in the city is a means to support local organic food systems and to provide food security to any family. Increasing numbers of cities are changing laws to legalize raising chickens.

While these changes in law seem good as they remove conflict between communities and a local government that should be serving their interests, the public should not be “grateful.” They should remember that having one’s own source of food is a human right.

What’s more, it is clear that chickens and other poultry are an excellent means of mosquito and tick control, a large public health boon. That being so, the case for people raising chickens in cities should be settled for good and all. Raising poultry in the city then leaves only issues of doing so in a clean and quiet way but laws to cover neglect or nuisances are already on the books for many activities.

While local governments have stopped people from having this beneficial source of food available to them and a means to control insects, the federal government, without public or scientific input or any hearings, has planned to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida, allegedly to kill off normal mosquitoes that might harbor diseases. Yet the fact that GMO mosquitoes could do vast unknown harm to animal and human life, and there is no way to recall them once there are released, is without doubt.

Keeping chickens which eat mosquitoes thus becomes not just a source of food but a defense against the government’s ill-conceived and involuntary biological experiment on everyone.

Once one begins to realize how beneficial poultry has been to people, and all the diverse varieties they come in, poultry seems quite a wonder. Poultry has lived in close contact with humans for millennia, being fed by people and offering food, pest control, and even company and delight, in return. The story of the goose who laid the golden egg conveys our past understanding of how valuable poultry is to humans.

But the individual raising of poultry was dealt a devastating blow by the Bush administration in its concoction of “avian flu” – a bonanza for the biotech industry and to Rumsfeld and other members of Bush’s administration with ties to it. Industrial ag (Big Pharm) used the hoax of avian flu to slaughter the birds of poor farmers across Asia, removing the competition and wiping out indigenous biodiversity in poultry. Just as they used the threat of swine flu to come in and slaughter the Haitian pigs which were the mainstay of poor Haitians. Just as hoax of swine flu itself was used to sell billions in untested and deadly H1N1 vaccines.

The avian flu hoax was even worse. Using it as the big bugaboo, a threat of the return of a pandemic that could kill millions as Bush said the 1918 flu had done (flu didn’t, a new pharmaceutical industry product did), pandemic laws were pushed through by Bush in the US that are martial law, absent any public health measures, and which can be triggered without any proof. He used a false terror, just as he used the lie of 9/11, to set in place laws for massive control.

This use of disease for totalitarian control is not new.

“Academic medicine has been and is the most important pillar of support of all dictatorships and governments which do not want to submit to written law, to constitutions, to human rights, that is, to the democratically legitimized social contract.” ~ Virologist Dr. Stephan Lanka – Interview 10.27.2005

So it is not only for the truth of the science that one must expose avian flu as a lie but for the sake of democracy, including the seemingly small but actually crucial human right to raise one’s own food (chickens, in this case). It is a right that the US government removed for millions of small farmers across Asia and in Haiti, using disease scares and “public health measures” that were anti-public health.

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Articles of Interest

Russia Stunned After Japanese Plan To Evacuate 40 Million Revealed

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A new report circulating in the Kremlin today prepared by the Foreign Ministry on the planned re-opening of talks with Japan over the disputed Kuril Islands during the next fortnight states that Russian diplomats were “stunned” after being told by their Japanese counterparts that upwards of 40 million of their peoples were in “extreme danger” of life threatening radiation poisoning and could very well likely be faced with forced evacuations away from their countries eastern most located cities… including the world’s largest one, Tokyo.

The Kuril Islands are located in Russia’s Sakhalin Oblast region and stretch approximately 1,300 km (810 miles) northeast from Hokkaidō, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean. There are 56 islands and many more minor rocks. It consists of Greater Kuril Ridge and Lesser Kuril Ridge, all of which were captured by Soviet Forces in the closing days of World War II from the Japanese.

The “extreme danger” facing tens of millions of the Japanese peoples is the result of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster that was a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011.

According to this report, Japanese diplomats have signaled to their Russian counterparts that the returning of the Kuril Islands to Japan is “critical” as they have no other place to resettle so many people that would, in essence, become the largest migration of human beings since the 1930’s when Soviet leader Stalin forced tens of millions to resettle Russia’s far eastern regions.

Important to note, this report continues, are that Japanese diplomats told their Russian counterparts that they were, also, “seriously considering” an offer by China to relocate tens of millions of their citizens to the Chinese mainland to inhabit what are called the “ghost cities,” built for reasons still unknown and described, in part, by London’s Daily Mail News Service in their 18 December 2010 article titled: “The Ghost Towns Of China: Amazing Satellite Images Show Cities Meant To Be Home To Millions Lying Deserted” that says:

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Environmental

Is rainfall a greater threat to China’s agriculture than warming?

by Staff Writers
London, UK (SPX) Apr 05, 2012


File image courtesy AFP.

New research into the impact of climate change on Chinese cereal crops has found rainfall has a greater impact than rising temperature. The research, published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture found that while maize is sensitive to warming increases in temperature from 1980 onwards correlated with both higher and lower yields of rice and wheat.

The study was carried by Dr. Tianyi Zhang, from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, and Dr. Yao Huang, from the Institute of Botany, both at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The paper is part of a special collection of free articles on the links between climate change, agriculture and the function of plants.

“China has experienced significant climate change over the last century”, said Zhang. “The annual mean air temperature increased by 1.1 degrees C from 1951 to 2001, rainfall in Western China increased by up to 15% per decade and decreased in the North.”

“Projections from climate models predict that mean temperature could rise by 2.3-3.3 degrees C by 2050 while rainfall could increase by 5-7%,” said Huang. “This could have a major impact on China’s agriculture which accounts for 7% of the world’s arable land but feeds about 22% of the global population.”

The authors turned to China’s provincial agricultural statistics and compared the data to climate information from the China Meteorological Administration. They focused their analysis on China’s main cereal crops, rice, which is grown throughout China, as well as wheat and maize, which are mainly grown in the North.

The results show a significant warming trend in China from 1980 to 2008 and that maize is particularly sensitive to warming. However, they also found that rising temperature collated with both higher and lower wheat and rice yields, refuting the thoughts that warming often results in a decline in harvests.

“Of the three cereal crops, further analysis suggested that reduction in yields with higher temperature is accompanied by lower rainfall, which mainly occurred in northern parts of China,” said Zhang. “This suggests it was potentially droughts, relative to warming, that more affected harvest yields in the current climate.”

“It is often claimed that the rising temperature causes a decrease in the yields of Chinese cereal crops, yet our results show that warming had no significant harmful effect on cereal yields especially for rice and wheat at a national scale from 1980 to 2008,” concluded Zhang and Huang. “However, warming may still plays an indirect role, like the exacerbated drought conditions caused by the rising temperatures.”

Iran starts $1-bn project to bring water to desert

by Staff Writers
Tehran (AFP) April 16, 2012

Iran on Monday officially launched a $1-billion first phase of an ambitious project to pump water from the Caspian Sea to a city in its vast and expanding central desert, state media reported.

The initial phase will see a desalination plant and pipes built over the next two years to supply water to the desert city of Semnan, population 200,000, according to officials.

“The desert is growing… therefore we need to control its growth,” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech in the northern city of Sari, near the Caspian shore.

The first phase would see water for drinking, irrigation and industrial use taken from the Caspian, treated to rid it of salt, and pumped to Semnan, 150 kilometres (90 miles) away to the south.

The first desalination plant to be built would have a capacity of 200 million cubic metres per year, or 548 million litres a day, according to Energy Minister Majid Namjou.

Khatam al-Anbiya group, the industrial arm of Iran’s powerful military Revolutionary Guards which has interests in key economic sectors, is handling work on the project.

Later, two other phases are planned that would pump more water into desert areas from the Caspian Sea and from the Gulf, the media said.

Iran has operated several other desalination plants for decades for other regions.

Such seawater treatment facilities are also in use in other wealthy and arid Middle East countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Israel, to augment scarce water supplies.

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OSCE to help Albania destroy communist-era chemicals


Tirana (AFP) April 17, 2012 – The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has signed a deal with Albania to help destroy communist-era chemicals often stored in bad conditions, Tirana said Tuesday.

Under the agreement the OSCE will help Albania’s defence ministry to safely dispose of some 80 tonnes of chemical products kept in army depots.

The project is largely financed by the Czech Republic and Turkey but the OSCE is looking for additional donors, the ministry said.

Albania, which joined NATO in 2009, has also committed itself to destroying some 40,000 tonnes of surplus and out-dated ammunition by next year.

In 2008 a blast in a communist-era ammunition disposal facility in Gerdec killed 26 people and wounded 302. Since the explosion the OSCE presence in Albania stepped up its efforts to help Tirana to dispose of surplus ammunition and dangerous toxic chemicals.

Related Links
Our Polluted World and Cleaning It Up

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Cyber Space

CISPA Monitoring Bill: Changes Proposed, but Unlikely to Pacify Critics

By Jared Newman, PCWorld    Apr 17, 2012 8:49 AM

CISPA Monitoring Bill: Changes Proposed, but Unlikely to Pacify CriticsLawmakers are proposing changes to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, that would help prevent the government and businesses from running amok with personal data.

CISPA is an amendment to the National Security Act of 1947 that would allow the U.S. government and businesses to more easily share information about cyberattacks. The government would be able to share what it knows about security threats with businesses, including Web services such as Facebook. Those businesses would be able to share their own information with the government, though doing so would not be mandatory.

(RELATED: Just the Facts on CISPA)

Critics, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation and American Civil Liberties Union, have argued that the bill’s broad language opens the door for censorship — for instance, by defining intellectual property theft as a type of cyberattack — and doesn’t put any limits on the sharing of personal data. Also, the bill supersedes any other privacy laws, and information sharing would be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

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Survival / Sustainability

 

Long term food storage part 1

Long term food storage part 2

Long term food storage part 3


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Activism

The Landscape of May Day in New York

By Nathan Schneider

An Occupy Wall Street organizer I know — one of the original ones, from the planning meetings before the occupation began last September 17 — has a striking banner atop his Facebook Timeline. It’s from the History Channel series Life After People, an artist’s rendition of a cityscape after which all the humans in it somehow disappear. It’s quiet, and still, with trees growing out from the sides of crumbling towers.

To say that this image has anything to do with the movement’s plans for May 1, which the person who posted it is involved in making, might cause both paranoid-style right-wing radio hosts and the most anarcho- of primitivists to froth a bit at the mouth. And so they should. Ever since the idea of working toward May Day started catching on in Occupy Wall Street last January, it has been infused with the impulse of creating the vision of a radically different kind of city.

The visionary impulse, however, has also mixed with things more mundane. Over the course of the May Day planning process in New York, in at least two meetings each week, OWS organizers have been patiently patching together an historic joint rally and march with labor unions, immigrants’ rights groups and community organizations, many of which were invited to participate in the planning process since the beginning.

The members of this tenuous coalition, however, have refused to demand the impossible together — which is to say, a general strike. Instead, the coalition speaks of “a day without the 99%” and the slogan, “Legalize, Unionize, Organize.” But at just about every other opportunity, people from OWS have been echoing the call for a general strike on May Day, which originated from Occupy Los Angeles’ General Assembly in December. During the April 4 press conference announcing the New York coalition’s plans, the OWS representative avoided saying those words, but after his speech he stripped down to an undershirt with “general strike” scrawled on it in red.

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Farmers defend their right to grow food: Appeal filed in family farmers vs. Monsanto case

By Ethan A. Huff, April 15 2012
(NaturalNews) The plaintiffs in a case seeking protection from Monsanto’s predatory patent lawsuits have filed a Notice of Appeal challenging the case’s recent dismissal by Judge Naomi Buchwald of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) and dozens of other food freedom advocacy groups and family farmers originally filed the suit on behalf of small growers everywhere in order to defend them against Monsanto’s crusade of…

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Articles of Interest

NaturalNews exclusive: Michigan government unleashes armed raids on small pig farmers, forces farmer to shoot all his own pigs

By Mike Adams, April 16 2012
(NaturalNews) NaturalNews can now confirm that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has, in total violation of the Fourth Amendment, conducted two armed raids on pig farmers in that state, one in Kalkaska County at Fife Lake and another in Cheboygan County. Staging raids involving six vehicles and ten armed men, DNA conducted unconstitutional, illegal and arguably criminal armed raids on these two farms with the intent of shooting all the farmers’ pigs under a bizarre new “Invasive Species…

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Are you prepared for an emergency, such as a disruption in utilities or quarantine? How would you cook and wash yourself, what would you drink?

Watch as we evaluate our emergency preparedness, as we live in our house for five days without electricity and water from our taps.



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Most of the information out there about survivalism and preparedness is male centred. What do woman think about bug out bags, self-defense and preparedness? Watch this interview to see one woman’s perspective on survivalism and relationships.

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Part 1: Sometimes the city is a bad place to be. But millions find themselves linked to the city, living, working, or recreating. Cessation of services, terrorists attacks, economic or governmental collapse, rioting (for a variety of reasons), and devastating NATURAL disasters can transform a usually-bustling and mostly safe urbanscape into a wasteland where emergency services are either overwhelmed or just unavailable. You may quickly find your survival (and those around you) will be up to you. Go prepared, both with a calm, can-do mindset that will allow you to overcome, adapt, and survive bad situations (and help others to do the same). In this series of vids, I introduce my “Concept USK” or Urban Survival Kit and its philosophy as requested by many TNPrs. A possible motto as you work your way through urban chaos: “Prepare, Survive, Render Aid, Lead.” Some Nutnfancy foundations of the review: most kits will evolve according to need and technology, a kit will have to be personalized for your situation, adherence to legalities of some contents is your responsibility, it’s impossible to prepare for every contingency and SAWC (Space/Size And Weight Constraints) will dictate your level of preparation and kit “depth,” preparations for self-defense are wise, the necessity to blend in and not draw attention to yourself, the concepts of “write-off,” re-stocking, pre-postioning, and redundancy in kit preparation, and guidelines for use. In Part 1 these foundations are discussed and then the item by item review commences starting with carry case considerations and water considerations. Use of defensive and non-lethal OC or pepper spray is shown and discussed (other defensive options shown later) in realistic terms (larger container preferred in urban settings). In a confusing urban survival situation, information could be critical and several items are carried to help improve your “intelligence” gathering including optics (binos, monocular; optional) and a transistor radio for news reports (several models shown). Kit sub-containers and organization discussed too as we approach the review of the Comms Kit. Execution for the USK will take planning, work, and some money (especially applying the “write-off” principle). Currently it is impossible to purchase a serious USK with these capabilities so you will have to make it. But it will give a sense of capability and hope to its user and just may carry him through the day. Sobering possibilities are discussed by necessity but the “USK Concept” is a message of hope and self-reliance./////////////////// See other parts for DETAILED KIT CONTENTS ///////////////////////// Music by
Derek R. Audette – (Socan), CC 2.5 ///////////////// Some images from PhotoBucket.com whose posters have agreed to royalty-free worldwide distribution through unqualified agreement to Photobucket.com Terms of Use.

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See Part 1 for USK Series intro. Part 2 and 3: DETAILED KIT CONTENTS, Of course all items are subject to improvement, change, or discontinuance by the manufacturer: CARRY CASES: Small day pack (Kelty “Cadence” model used here, 1700 cubes. 2 main compartments), zipped organization pouches, Columbia® Toiletry Valet. COMMS: Survival crank radio or small transistor radio (AA variety like Sony Panasonic RF-P50, Sony ICF-S10MK2, Grundig Mini-300 or similar are good options), 2-way AA cell-capable radios (Motorola #MR351R shown) with 550 cord lanyards, mini polycarbonate signal mirror (Gerber shown, “Ultimate Survival” brand good too), flare pen or gyro jet with extra flares (optional; also hand held compact signal flares), 2 loud whistles (options: Fox, WindStorm, NRS Storm Safety-brand whistles, ‘Ray Gonia’ dog training whistle), 2 fine tip black Sharpie® markers, Post Its®, index cards, waterproof paper (Write in the Rain), Fenix L1D and LD20 AA multi-mode flashlights with light cones (red, white), Fenix light headband, Streamlight Stylus Pro penlight, 8 (min) lithium AA and 4 (min) AAA batteries (Energizer Ultimate Lithium shown). PROTECTIVE GEAR: heavy leather gloves (Petzl rapelling gloves shown, any high quality can work), 4 pair disposable Nitrile exam gloves, safety glasses, sun glasses, dust masks (2 min), foam ear plugs (3 pair), respirator if SAWC permits (AO Safety® model shown), sunscreen, chapstick, disposable plastic poncho or rain suit, skull cap, sweat band, Adventure Medical Kits Thermo-Lite 2 Bivy bags (1 small, 1 large). TOOLS: Leatherman Super Tool 300 (or equivalent), pry bar (options: Stanley “Wonder Bar II,” 10’/25cm “Claw Bar”), multi-bit drivers (like Stanley #68-107 Fiberglass Screwdriver), gas shutoff wrech (not shown), heavy wire, heavy duty aluminum foil, Gorilla® brand duct tape, 3M® electrical tape, mini hacksaw (like Stanley MiniHack #20-807 shown), spring loaded punch, 100 ft 550 nylon cord wrapped on tempered hardboad winder, 25 ft heavy duty nylon cord (on exterior to case belay and lashing), portable saw if SAWC permit, dedicated wire snips, 1 small can WD-40, Stanley Stanley #10-16 Utility knife with extra blades (or Gerber EAB model, reviewed), dedicated mini-scissors (Gerber shown), flint and steel (like “Light My Fire” brand shown, “Ultimate Survival” brand Sparkie also excellent), 2 to 4 packs Trioxane fuel bars, adjustable flame lighter, REI “Lifeboat” matches. SELF DEFENSE: large OC pepper spray container (as big as SAWC allow; UDAP® brand 8 oz bear spray excellent), pry bar, folding tactical/utility blade (Buck Vantage Select shown, many other great options reviewed), Kel-Tec P3-AT .380 auto pistol with extra mag, 50 rds minimum 90 gr Federal HydraShok® ammo, Uncle Mikes Size 10 ankle holster & belt holster (Fobus also good), spare mag case (“RIPOFF” brand shown), mid-size survival knife (options: Ontario SP-17, CS SRK, KaBar Combat, Fallkniven A1, Randall RC-5,etc). MEDICAL: Level 1 Nutnfancy First Aid Kit (see review). WATER: Katadyn Hiker water filter, Nalgene folding Wide-Mouth Cantene 96 oz #2595-0096, coffee or paint screen pre-filters, collapsible backpacking bucket. FOOD: As many energy/candy bars (solid chocolate store best) that SAWC allow, 2 freeze-dried meals, MSR “Pocket Rocket” stove, propane fuel cartridge, tin can/canteen cup/titanium cup with lid, salt packets in plastic baggy. MISC: miniature playing cards, thermo compass, alcohol swabs, Scott-brand blue shop towels, Kleenex®, Kirtland-brand Household anti-bacterial wipes in baggy. PREPOSITIONALBES: Xootr scooter in travel bag (compact, fast, maneuverable escape vehicle, 5 times faster than walking), Rapelling gear (Blue Water brand 150′ kernmantle rope preferred, US Army 120′ surplus rope ok too; good for 9 or so story escape only though), Rescue 8, carabiners, Rapelling seat, Sport Parachute, strap adjusted, ready ///////////////////////// Music by
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See Part 1 for USK Series intro. Part 2 and 3: DETAILED KIT CONTENTS, Of course all items are subject to improvement, change, or discontinuance by the manufacturer: CARRY CASES: Small day pack (Kelty “Cadence” model used here, 1700 cubes. 2 main compartments), zipped organization pouches, Columbia® Toiletry Valet. COMMS: Survival crank radio or small transistor radio (AA variety like Sony Panasonic RF-P50, Sony ICF-S10MK2, Grundig Mini-300 or similar are good options), 2-way AA cell-capable radios (Motorola #MR351R shown) with 550 cord lanyards, mini polycarbonate signal mirror (Gerber shown, “Ultimate Survival” brand good too), flare pen or gyro jet with extra flares (optional; also hand held compact signal flares), 2 loud whistles (options: Fox, WindStorm, NRS Storm Safety-brand whistles, ‘Ray Gonia’ dog training whistle), 2 fine tip black Sharpie® markers, Post Its®, index cards, waterproof paper (Write in the Rain), Fenix L1D and LD20 AA multi-mode flashlights with light cones (red, white), Fenix light headband, Streamlight Stylus Pro penlight, 8 (min) lithium AA and 4 (min) AAA batteries (Energizer Ultimate Lithium shown). PROTECTIVE GEAR: heavy leather gloves (Petzl rapelling gloves shown, any high quality can work), 4 pair disposable Nitrile exam gloves, safety glasses, sun glasses, dust masks (2 min), foam ear plugs (3 pair), respirator if SAWC permits (AO Safety® model shown), sunscreen, chapstick, disposable plastic poncho or rain suit, skull cap, sweat band, Adventure Medical Kits Thermo-Lite 2 Bivy bags (1 small, 1 large). TOOLS: Leatherman Super Tool 300 (or equivalent), pry bar (options: Stanley “Wonder Bar II,” 10’/25cm “Claw Bar”), multi-bit drivers (like Stanley #68-107 Fiberglass Screwdriver), gas shutoff wrech (not shown), heavy wire, heavy duty aluminum foil, Gorilla® brand duct tape, 3M® electrical tape, mini hacksaw (like Stanley MiniHack #20-807 shown), spring loaded punch, 100 ft 550 nylon cord wrapped on tempered hardboad winder, 25 ft heavy duty nylon cord (on exterior to case belay and lashing), portable saw if SAWC permit, dedicated wire snips, 1 small can WD-40, Stanley Stanley #10-16 Utility knife with extra blades (or Gerber EAB model, reviewed), dedicated mini-scissors (Gerber shown), flint and steel (like “Light My Fire” brand shown, “Ultimate Survival” brand Sparkie also excellent), 2 to 4 packs Trioxane fuel bars, adjustable flame lighter, REI “Lifeboat” matches. SELF DEFENSE: large OC pepper spray container (as big as SAWC allow; UDAP® brand 8 oz bear spray excellent), pry bar, folding tactical/utility blade (Buck Vantage Select shown, many other great options reviewed), Kel-Tec P3-AT .380 auto pistol with extra mag, 50 rds minimum 90 gr Federal HydraShok® ammo, Uncle Mikes Size 10 ankle holster & belt holster (Fobus also good), spare mag case (“RIPOFF” brand shown), mid-size survival knife (options: Ontario SP-17, CS SRK, KaBar Combat, Fallkniven A1, Randall RC-5,etc). MEDICAL: Level 1 Nutnfancy First Aid Kit (see review). WATER: Katadyn Hiker water filter, Nalgene folding Wide-Mouth Cantene 96 oz #2595-0096, coffee or paint screen pre-filters, collapsible backpacking bucket. FOOD: As many energy/candy bars (solid chocolate store best) that SAWC allow, 2 freeze-dried meals, MSR “Pocket Rocket” stove, propane fuel cartridge, tin can/canteen cup/titanium cup with lid, salt packets in plastic baggy. MISC: miniature playing cards, thermo compass, alcohol swabs, Scott-brand blue shop towels, Kleenex®, Kirtland-brand Household anti-bacterial wipes in baggy. PREPOSITIONALBES: Xootr scooter in travel bag (compact, fast, maneuverable escape vehicle, 5 times faster than walking), Rapelling gear (Blue Water brand 150′ kernmantle rope preferred, US Army 120′ surplus rope ok too; good for 9 or so story escape only though), Rescue 8, carabiners, Rapelling seat, Sport Parachute, strap adjusted, ready ///////////////////////// Music by
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Food Storage :  Something  Extra

 

Comfort Foods

Coffee, hard candy and chocolate ( chocolate chips keep  well and  can be used the  same  as baking  chocolate and is  better than a chocolate bar when trying  to  maximize storage  space). Boosting morale with comfort foods can help keep spirits high in an emergency situation.

High Energy Items

You may need to make a special effort to keep your energy levels high, so stock up on items with plenty of protein and fiber. Peanut butter, granola bars and trail mix are recommended. Energy bars  and  protein bars  can  also  come in handy, if  you  can spare the  expense.  Also  having peanut  butter,  flour and  honey  you  can  make  high calories protein bars of your  own.

Specialty Items

Don’t forget to store specialty items that you might need. If you have a baby, cans of powdered formula would be good to have on hand, even if you’re nursing. Diabetics who eat certain foods and supplements will need to keep those on hand. Elderly people who use a meal supplement will need to stock that.

Making  sure  you  have an  ample  amount  of  cases  of  Ensure or  something like it would not  be a  bad  idea if  you have  children  or  elderly   family  members.  This  will help  to  supplement  their  diet and  keep  them  healthy in an  emergency  situation.

**Having nuts  like   almonds, walnuts, cashews and  grains like  rice and  oats will also give  you  an advantage aside  from the  menu  aspect.  They can all  be used  to  make  nut and grain  milk  to  supplement for  babies or  even lactose intolerant adults.  They  are  nutritious  and  easily  digested.

***  Remember that in a  situation  where  everyone is  cut  off  from the  food  supply  chain  there  will be many   who  will be unprepared.  These  people  will be lacking  the  most  minimal  supplies and  anything  they  can  acquire will be  a  godsend.  Try  to stock  more  than  what  your  family  or  group  will need .  This is includes  items  like the ones  on this  list.  Even those  who stocked  up may  have overlooked  the  comfort  foods and  specialty  items.  Even if  you  never  come  upon  another  person  who is  going  hungry  for lack  of  preparation .  I  can  guarantee  you  will find  many  who  did  not take into  consideration the small comforts  that chocolate candy  or  even baked goods  that  you  can  make  with all the  items I  have   suggested not only  here but in  my  other food  storage  blogs.  Bartering is  something  that  is  not  readily considered in today’s  society.  However,  I  will tell you  that in an  economic  collapse unless you  have  gold  and  silver  you  will need  something of  value to  trade.  That  value  will be  in  foods  and  items that are  not  readily  available.

 

Seeds

Having a variety of  garden  seeds will serve  you  well.  Enough  for you  to  plant   your own  garden  for  your  family  or  group  to  eat  from  and  to  trade.  Not only  can  you trade  the  surplus fresh  produce  from  your  garden , but you  will be  able to  trade the  seeds themselves.

It is  absolutely  essential that  you  start learning  and practicing  now with a  small  garden  or  a  container  garden if  you  do  not  have  yard  space.  It  is  best that  the  learning  process and  any  mistakes that are  made   should be  experienced  now  and  not when you are  short on food.  In a  survival  situation  a mistake  or a crop  failure  could  be  devastating.  I  will be posting   videos  articles  and  advice  on   survival  gardens.  They are going up all over the Nation from  Coast  to  Coast as people  learn   to  live  sustainable  lives.  Anyone  can  do it  and   I  will  try to  help  you  learn  how.

The  best  way  to  start collecting  seeds  is  with the  foods  that  you  and  your  family   or  group  are  likely  to  eat.  If  you  do not   normally eat  it  now then   what  makes you  think  you  will eat it in a survival  situation?  Yes,  yes   if  you are  hungry  you  will eat  anything.  Isn’t it  better  to  have  foods  you   enjoy than try  to   stomach  foods  you  have  never  really  had  or  dislike?  There  will be  enough  experimenting  to  be  done  in a survival  situation  , your food  should not  be one of  them.

You  also  need  to   make  sure that the  seeds  are  not  GMO,  these  seeds  have  not  been properly  investigated  and tested.  They  should not  be available for human  consumption and  have been  found  to  cause  sterility in  the animals  fed  the   GMO  grain.  What  do  you  think they   will do  to  humans that  consume  that meat?  So  it is  best  to  focus on  organic seeds if at  all possible.

** As  with  comfort  foods  and specialty  items  seeds  will be  as  valuable  as  gold  and  silver.  Only those  who know how  to  garden  and  are  able  to  save  seeds  for  themselves  and  for  barter will have  the upper  hand.

** The  same  goes  for  sugar, salt,  alcohol ( corn  whiskey , vodka, beer  or  wine), seeds, chocolate, nuts, dried  fruits, candy , protein bars and  seeds will command a high  price due to the lack of  availability.  It  is the one  way   you can insure your ability to  trade for  items  you  may  need in the  future.

Canning, is one of the ways that many people are looking at how to solve the food storage and preservation issues.  It’s been used for some time now, it’s reliable and somewhat portable into a time when the social and manufacturing structure completely breaks down.

One of the ongoing issues with canning is that the lids are not reusable.  Many people try to solve this problem by purchasing extra supplies of lids for their canning jars. However, this is still a relatively short term solution to what may be a very long term dilemma. Eventually, we would run out of these lids.

Now, we have another option, reusable canning lids.  These reusable lids could last a lifetime, and perhaps be inherited by the following generations if they are cared for properly. For now, the one place I have found them manufactured is Tattler.  These lids are starting to pop up on places like Lehman’s, SurvivalBlog, and in some of the more commonly known online canning supply stores.

And they can be bought in bulk. I am very excited about this. Locally, we are talking with other people to see if we can go in together to buy these lids in bulk.

Here’s the site if you want to check it out for yourself: Tattler Canning Lids  Be sure to explore the site, read the reviews and blogs, you’ll learn a lot about canning if you do so.

Courtesy  of  Edina

Food Storage :  Beverages Other  Than Water

Beverages such as powdered milk, cocoa mix, a fortified fruit drink mix, evaporated milk, and some bottled juice.  In a winter emergency, having cocoa mix around is a blessing.  The  milk  will come in handy for many  things  including  cooking.  However,  one important  thing  you  must keep in  mind is  palate  fatigue.  If you  have the  same foods  over  and over  again  palate  fatigue  will set  in and in a survival  situation  it is  not a good idea  to  go  without  food.  Children  especially  can  suffer  from palate  fatigue  and it is  important  that  these situations  be  taken into account  when  building a  food  storage for  future   use.

You  have the choice of purchasing powdered drink  mixes to  have on  hand when someone  gets that urge  to have  something   different  or  sweet. You  can  purchase  frozen  fruit  concentrate  and  dehydrate the juices just  as   is  shown in my  previous post on  dehydrating and  storing  foods.  Or  you  can purchase  freeze dried  juice  powders  from companies that  sell them already  packed in  #10 cans.  The  same  can  be  said  for  milk.

The thing  you  need to  remember  is that in a  survival  situation  everyone  will already  have to  deal with doing  without.  It  will be  hard enough  living   day  to  day with all the  things  you  cannot have  or do.  Why  make  things harder  or  more  unpleasant  than they  have to be.  When a  simple  treat  now and  then  can  serve  to lift  one’s spirits.  Cocoa , chocolate  milk, fruit  juice, a fruit  smoothie or milk  shake,  etc.  All these things can be  accomplished as  long as you have the  necessary  ingredients.  With the proper preparation and  forethought  you  can have all of this .

Powdered milk, chocolate  or powdered  cocoa and sugar   will make chocolate milk  or hot  cocoa.

Powdered fruit  juice, powdered milk and rehydrated fruit  pieces run through a food  mill or meat  grinder  can  be used  to make a  nice  fruit  smoothie.

Rehydrated fruit juice  and  water  will make a  nice  juice for children and  adults  alike.

Add a  bit of rehydrated veggies  of  your  choice and  you  have a vitamin  rich health smoothie where none  could have  been  had otherwise.

Powdered milk, powdered eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon , cloves sugar will make  eggnog.

Coffee and  tea  are  always  a nice  change of  pace .  Add  some creamer or powdered milk and  sugar  and  you are  set.

Strong  cold  coffee,  powdered  milk,  sugar will give  you a cool coffee drink  reminiscent of the  frappuccinos  and  iced  coffees  they  sell at the  market  (only  without the  ice).  However, still a nice  change of  pace.

Cold  oatmeal,  peanut  butter, powdered milk,  cocoa powder, sugar and  water processed  with a hand  blender  will  give you  a  nice  thick breakfast shake.  The  oatmeal can  be  substituted  by  any  soft  cooked  grain

Milks  can  be  made  of  rice,  almonds,  cashews, soy beans or oats.  For those  who are  lactose intolerant  this can  be a  welcomed change.  They are  mild  tasting  , nutritious  and  light to the  palate.

The varieties are limited only  by  your imagination.  But  remember  the  key  here  is having the  ingredients  , the  equipment  and the  understanding  to accomplish all of  this.  That is  why  storage and planning is the  key.

In  future posts  I  will be  going  into the  hand operated  equipment  you  should  be  thinking  about and  where to possibly   find  them.  Along  with   some  videos  on  how they  can be  used, Hopefully ( if I  can  find  what  I  am  looking  for in the  way   of  videos ).

***There are also hand operated  juicers  that  can  be  purchased for making   juices  from  vegetables,  fruits and even  nut  butters without  need  for  electricity.

***  Please  remember  that  without  a  blender you  could  achieve  very  similar results with  items such as a  food  mill or a  sturdy  stainless steel  sieve to mash the  fruits ,  cooked grains and veggies.  With a bit of preparation it  would not be as  time  or  toil intensive  as  you  would think.  Dried  fruits and  veggies  can  be ground to  make a  powder to  facilitate  preparation.

***  Milk  in  any  of the  recipes  can  be  substituted f or  grain or  nut  milk

2012: A Remote-Viewing Study Of Upcoming Events

Monday, February 06, 2012 5:17

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1727/100/NL/2012:_A_Remote-Viewing_S…

A Global Climate Change Remote-Viewing Study
Multiple Realities, Timelines, and Events

Introduction:We at The Farsight Institute are currently engaged in a fascinating study using remote viewing to study climate and planetary change between the years 2008 and 2013. The initial results appear dramatic on a global scale, and our research does indeed suggest that major global change is a possibility between now and 2013. However, web site visitors are reminded that this is research, not certitude. Remember what Albert Einstein once said, “If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research, would it?” Web site visitors are encouraged to examine all of our results carefully, and learn with us as we complete this experiment in mid-2013. We will not fully understand these remote-viewing data until the experiment is completed at that time.

How we obtain these results is a bit complicated, but it is worth the effort to understand our methods. The actual types of global change is discussed in the second part of the video presentation below, but the first part of this presentation is absolutely essential to understand how these results were obtained. Web site visitors should watch both parts of the video presentation. This presentation was given during the 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Explorationin Boulder, Colorado in June 2010.

This is the most carefully collected set of professional-grade remote-viewing data involving this time span that currently exists. This experiment is potentially one of the most significant experiments ever attempted using remote viewing as a data-collection platform.

Principal Investigator: Courtney Brown
Remote Viewers: HRVG viewers led by Glenn Wheaton and CRV viewers led by Lyn Buchanan.

Initial Results:

This project describes change between the years 2008 and 2013 across nine geographical locations with a global spread. The locations are

  1. Vaitupu, Tuvalu
  2. Fort Jesus, Mombasa Kenya
  3. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
  4. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  5. United States Congress Building, Washington, D.C.
  6. Malé International Airport, Malé, Maldives
  7. KITV Building, Honolulu, Hawaii
  8. The Vehicle Assembly Building at Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida
  9. Key West, Florida

In general, these remote-viewing data suggest the following types of physical changes across many of the above geographical locations by mid-2013:

  1. Impacts from what appear to be large meteors leading to tsunamis and possible volcanism
  2. Extensive and forceful flooding of coastal areas
  3. Excessive solar radiation
  4. Storms and other severe weather

In terms of the effects of these changes on humans, these data also suggest:

  1. Massive self-organized relocation from coastal areas (refugees)
  2. The breakdown of rescue or other notable governmental functioning
  3. The breakdown of the food supply system
  4. The breakdown of the vehicular transport system
  5. Extensive loss of buildings near coastsmore here

Ok  here  we  go.  I  have  said  it  before  and  I  will say  it  again.  Ready  or  not  this situation  will  come.  Whether  you  want  to  accept  it  or  not  the  writing is on the  wall.  Americans  have opted  to believe  that   our  freedoms  and our  comforts  are a  given.  They  have   become  complacent  believing that life  will continue  as  it  has  been  for so long.  The  rude  awakening is  upon  us.  Some of us  are   cognizant and  very  much aware  of  what  is  going on.  Will you  be  ready,  will you  do  what it  takes  to  insure  a  future  for  your  children  and  grandchildren?  Are  you  even  aware  of  what  is  going on  around  you ?

Alex Jones is not everyone’s  cup of  tea, but the  simple  truth  is  he speaks  the  truth.  Uncomfortable  or  not he  speaks the  truth.  Russell Means is a  well respected  activist who also  happens  to be a Native  American Indian.  Here  is  the  series  where Alex  interviews  Russell Means  and  what  he has  to  say  about  what  he  sees  happening in  America  today.

Uploaded by TheAlexJonesChannel on Jan 25, 2012

Alex talks to legendary native American activist, actor Russell Means about the decline of the American culture and the rise of global imperialism.
http://www.republicoflakotah.com/
http://www.infowars.com/
http://www.prisonplanet.tv/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzz-axYZurE&feature=player_embedded#!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ew4LLlKL94&feature=related

 

 

FOOD STORAGE

CANNED FOODS

Canned foods make an excellent food storage item. Typically, most canned foods have a shelf life of several years, some even longer.

They come in large varieties such as vegetables, meats, fish, soups and fruits to name a few.  Most canned foods, in an emergency situation, will not require that you heat or cook them before eating them. They may not taste as good cold, but they will sustain you. You can also take advantage of great sales on canned foods and stock up quickly.

You  can  also  look into stores in  your area  that  might  sell dented  cans  at a  reduced, price.  As  long  as the  cans  seals  have  not been  compromised there is  absolutely  nothing  wrong  with the  contents of that  dented  can.  Getting it at a  considerable  discount for it’s slightly  dented   exterior is a good deal  and an excellent  way  of  building  your food  storage  quickly  and  inexpensively.

There  are  several types  of  canned foods that  you  can  take  into  consideration.  Taking into account 1) The  time  you  have to  dedicate  to  your  food  storage.

2) The amount  of  money  you  have to  dedicate to your  food   storage.

3) The type  of  stores you  have  available to you  in  your area ( thereby  affecting  price, availability

and  quality of the  canned  foods  you are  able  to  find).

Canned  Foods  from the  Local Grocery  Store

Most major  grocery  stores have an  incredible  variety  of  canned  foods  stocked on their  shelves.

You  can  find meats, vegetables,  fruits, desserts,  even  condiments.  The  sizes of the  cans  vary  with the  type  of  store  and  the  shopping  habits of  it’s  customers.  The  most  sizes  would  vary  anywhere  from the  3oz mushroom and  hot pepper to the  15  oz beans , vegetables  and  fruits.  Some Supermarkets , however,  do  carry the  #10 cans of  some  vegetables  and   fruits.  Making the  stocking of  larger  quantities  of these items a bit  easier.

Make sure  you  compare  brands,  believe  it  or  not some  expiration  dates  will vary by  years.  It  makes a difference  when you  are  aware  and  on  the  lookout  for  things  like this.  It  will also  give  you a  clue  as  to  how  long  that  product  has  been  sitting on the  shelves  or  in the  warehouse  after it  left the  cannery.

Buying Foods in Bulk to Can  

Buying  bulk  foods  in the membership warehouse clubs is the  most  common place  one would purchase foods in  bulk ( for  example:  flour, sugar, salt, oatmeal, rice, beans,  etc.).  You  can  purchase  your bulk foods  this  way  and  store  it  until you  have  enough to  go to an  LDS Cannery.  They are  available  to  non  church members in many  places.  All you  would have  to  do is  purchase  your  canning items from them and  set up an  appointment to  use  their  facilities.  They   also  sell  bulk  foods there to the  public  if  you  prefer  to  save  your  money  and  use it  towards  a purchase of  foods  from  an  LDS Food  Storage  Facility.  You  have  several options to  choose from.  You  can  wither  buy the  foods  by the  can (  you  can  it)  , by the  pouch  (  you  pack it) or in  bulk.  The most  current item and  price list  for their  food items   can  be located  at  the  following  link:

http://www.providentliving.org/pfw/multimedia/files/pfw/pdf/123141_HSC_OrderFormUS_EngNov2011_pdf.pdf

To  locate  the nearest  LDS Food Storage   Facility  near  you go  to the  following  link and  enter  your  state in the  drop down  box for a complete  listing  in your  state.

http://www.providentliving.org/location/map/0,12566,2026-1-4,00.html

Never canned  your  own food ?  Well you aren’t  alone a rather  large  percentage of the  general  population  have  never canned  their own  foods  ,  nuch  less  worked in a  cannery.  However,  you  need  not  worry  about that.  The  canning  process is  relatively  simple.  Here  are some  videos  to  give  you  a  basic  idea.

Uploaded by selfreliantliving on Aug 24, 2009

Food storage: A family is dry-packing long-term food storage in #10 cans at an LDS Home Storage Center (LDS Dry-Pack Cannery). It is easy to do. Involve your children in this process so they can learn about food storage. Self-reliance is intelligent living.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXYjYvzVk8s&feature=player_embedded

Uploaded by everydayfoodstorage on Jul 21, 2009

Learn how to use a “canner” or sealer from the LDS cannery to can bulk items into #10 cans. It’s easier than you think (just like most food storage ideas!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXDF8C-SQBU&feature=player_embedded

And there  you  have  it  a great  ,  convenient  and  very basic  way  of  getting the canned  foods  you  need  to  build  up  your  food storage.

The last entry I  wanted  to  add to the  canned  foods  section  will be included  in the  next  blog  as  it is  too involved  to include  here.  We  will be   discussing  the  option  of  canning  your  own  foods.  This  approach not only  helps  you  build  up  your  food  storage.  It  helps you  learn  how to  can  your  own  foods  for  future  use.  One  of the necessary  skills  needed to   lead a  healthy and  self  sustaining lifestyle  no matter  what the  economy  is like.

See you  next  time ………:)