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19 Aug 2010 by filed in Medical Preparedness
  The pharmaceutical industry has long practiced singling out one particular component of a plant in order for them to duplicate it chemically and then qualify for a patent. Regardless of how perfectly the chemical component matches the original portion, it still is sorely lacking in one of the most important factors of the original effective compound—the synergistic effect that the other portions of the plant have which makes up the whole.  It’s no different than someone taking the cello out...
08 Mar 2010 by filed in Preparedness
Can you imagine walking along the shores of a fresh water lake, seeing some fossilized algae and saying to yourself, “Hmmmm. I think I’m going to try and eat this?”  Or worse, how about someone who notices that this fossilized algae kills insects and then decides to eat it?  Crazy, huh?  I don’t know how things like Diatomaceous Earth ever get discovered, but I sure am glad they do. Diatomaceous Earth--a microscopic view. photo c/o www.holocaust-history.org With Diatomaceous earth, you...
26 Oct 2009 by filed in Mental Preparedness
Last night I was begrudgingly up until 1:45 a.m. Finally I resorted to a sleeping aid so that I could get some much needed rest. (Thank goodness it kicked in at 2:00 a.m.) In spite of being reasonably comfortable in my personal preparedness efforts to be independent and thrive regardless of the scenario, I do have a nagging thought that plagues me and won’t let me sleep at night. What keeps the Preparedness Pro awake at night? It’s YOU. I sincerely worry about you. If I’ve ever smiled at you...
23 Jul 2009 by filed in Preparedness
Recently we posted the Ten Components of Emergency Preparedness.  There’s a reason these ten components are in the order that they are.  It’s not about ease or difficulty of storage or preparation.  It’s about what you can and can’t fix down the road when an emergency arrives.  Allow me to explain. Prepare Physically. Photo c/o thesealquest.com The top three areas of preparedness on the list of ten components of emergency preparedness are preparing spiritually, mentally and physically. ...
15 Jan 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
When most people think about eating from their food storage, they think about mundane wheat, rice, and beans.  If I had to live on that, I may very well starve to death out of boredom, also known as “appetite fatigue.”   There are two key ways to avoid this from happening to you and your family if you’re forced to live off of food storage. 1)    Store what you eat 2)   Learn to use what you store While this may sound simple, I find that frequently when I evaluate a person’s food storage they...
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