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Thumbs Up Armed citizens defending themselves
Posted by: David - 08-13-2015, 12:23 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (4)

Only problem is that the media doesn't know what an assault rifle means.

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  2 Goats
Posted by: JRSC - 08-13-2015, 02:52 AM - Forum: Good for a Laugh - No Replies

2 goats walk in a movie theater. As they're watching a movie one of the goats notices a box of film in the corner. Naturally, being goats they get up and start snacking on the film. Well, after eating all of the film as well as the box, one goat says to the other, "well, how'd you like that?" The other goat replied "it was pretty good. But the book was much better."

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  Canning Meat
Posted by: JRSC - 08-12-2015, 10:39 PM - Forum: Food - Replies (7)

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Information The armed citizen in Ferguson
Posted by: David - 08-12-2015, 02:45 PM - Forum: The Pub - Replies (12)

Looking at CNN yesterday, along with several liberal media outlets this morning at the 'Oath Keepers' that arrived in Ferguson.  They touted them as causing a problem and terrorizing black people in the black community.  Here's an example of the hate and terror they were pouring out on the black community:

This is how the media outlets described the above:

Far-right extremists patrol Ferguson: Oath Keepers militiamen descend on city

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  Essential Oils
Posted by: David - 08-12-2015, 12:53 PM - Forum: First Aid - Replies (19)


Quote:Create an aromatic space for your loved ones while cleaning. Put 5 drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball and place it in a vacuum cleaner bag. Try Peppermint, Spearmint, Cassia, Purification or Pine. Geranium can help with doggy odor.

Soak a dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and add a few drops of Lemon to disinfect and kill germs. It is especially important after traveling or a cold to disinfect your space. Thyme and Eucalyptus are natural sanitizers.

Create an all-natural kitchen sink scrub by mixing ½ cup baking soda, ⅛ cup vinegar and 5 drops each of Bergamot and Lime. Put the mixture in the sink and scrub. Complete the process by washing the sink down with warm water.

Smelling something a little stinky? Place 1-3 drops of Four Thieves, Purification or Hope on a cotton ball and place on bottom of trash can or diaper pail. It cuts back on odors and kills germs.

To clean and increase shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-6 drops of Lemon. Drop washed fruit into the water and stir. Your fruit will be luscious for days longer than usual.

For sticky messes, use 1-2 drops Lemon to remove gum, oil, glue, adhesive or crayon from most surfaces.

Clean the carpet with an all-natural carpet deodorizer. Add 5-10 drops of Lemon, Lavender, Geranium, Peppermint or Ylang Ylang to a box of baking soda. Mix well and sprinkle over carpets. Let the mixture sit for an hour or more and then vacuum. Calming or Harmony synergy blends can also make your living room smell cozy and inviting.

To dispel of household cooking odors add a few drops of Clove, Cinnamon, Adoration, Peace or any citrus essential oil to a simmering pan of purified water.

To rid the bathroom of unpleasing scents, place Key Lime, Calming or Purification on a cotton ball and place behind toilet.

When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot or Lemongrass to the final rinse water for a refreshing aroma.

For general purpose cleaning try mixing 1-cup vinegar, 2 cups purified water and 10 drops of Cleaning synergy blend in a spray bottle. The mixture is great for mirrors, granite and general cleanliness.

To help keep squirrels, spiders or mice away place 3-6 drops of Peppermint on a cotton ball at the place they enter. Get rid of those pesky bugs without harmful chemicals.

To help keep flies away mix 25 drops of Peppermint or Lavender with 16 oz. purified water in large spray bottle. The mix can be used on counter tops, windows and doors. Be sure to shake well before each use.


Quote:To treat irritating cold sores and blisters, mix 1 drop of Four Thieves with 1 drop of an Edens Garden carrier oil and apply to cold sore or blister 3 times a day or until it disappears.

For nausea, mix 1 drop of Peppermint, Patchouli, Ginger or Nutmeg with 4 drops of an Edens Garden carrier oil and dot the mixture behind each ear and around navel 2-3 times hourly.

Have sore feet? Mix 10 drops Vetiver, Patchouli or Peppermint with 1 tbsp. Epsom salt and add to hot water in a basin large enough for footbath. Also try Harmony or Calming blend.

For teeth grinding, gently massage 1-3 drops of Lavender and Valerian on bottom of feet each night before bed.

For a cold or flu, rub 1 drop of Four Thieves mixed with 1 drop of an Edens Garden carrier oil to the bottom of feet to boost the immune system.

Make a Yoga mat cleanser. 12 drops Sweet Orange, 6 drops Tea Tree and 6 drops Lavender with 4 oz. of purified water in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle and mist over your mat. Wipe clean with a soft towel before and after each use. Also try with our Cleaning blend.

Menstrual cramp relief! Mix 2 drops of Clary Sage, Basil, Rosemary or Sage with 8 drops of an Edens Garden carrier oil and apply on lower abdomen. Apply a warm moist hand towel over abdomen for 10-15 minutes. Also try Edens Garden PMS Ease synergy blend.

To calm a headache, mix 2 drops of Peppermint, Wintergreen, Roman Chamomile or Spearmint with 2 drops of an Edens Garden carrier oil. Apply the mixture on the back of neck, behind ears, on temples, forehead and under nose.

Fir Needle clears the lungs, nasal passages and sinuses. Mix 3 drops with 3 drops of an Edens Garden carrier oil and massage onto chest.

Get rid of neck pain by massaging. Mix 1 drop of Birch, Basil, Elemi or Copaiba with 3 drops of an Edens Garden carrier oil and rub onto neck.

Improve circulation by adding 8-10 drops of Neroli in bath water regularly. Try mixing with Epsom salt as well!

Apply Lavender or Tea Tree directly to cuts, scrapes or scratches. You can also put 20 drops in a 4 oz. spray bottle with purified water and spray directly on wound.

For a cool down on a hot day while boosting the immune system, 6-8 drops of Eucalyptus, Purification or Renew in a bath cools the body in summer and protects in winter.

Inhale the aroma of Peppermint to curb the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat.

Overindulge last night? Juniper Berry, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary and Lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Create your own blend of these oils and use 6-8 drops in a warm bath.

To help with snoring, mix 3 drops of Thyme with 3 drops of an Edens Garden carrier oil and apply to the soles of your feet at bedtime.

For a jaw massage, rub 1-2 drops of Harmony or Relaxation with 1-2 drops of an Edens Garden carrier oil into the soft spot just below your ear lobe to release tension.

Try inhaling Peppermint before or during a workout to help boost mood and reduce fatigue.

An easy cold remedy is to drop 2-4 drops each of Lavender, Rosemary and Eucalyptus to 1-cup milk or cream. Pour the mixture into warm bath and soak.

To bring a fever down, sponge the body with cool water to which 1-3 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender have been added.

For a coffee replacement and alertness rub, try placing a drop of Stay Alert or Purification in the palm of your hands, rub together and place them over mouth and nose, taking 6 deep breaths.

To help ease a tension headache, massage 1-2 drops of Lavender onto the neck or temples.

For aching joints and tired muscles, mix 1 drop Eucalyptus, Sage and Basil with 12 drops of an Edens Garden carrier oil and apply to sore spots.

For better sleep, place cotton ball with 1-2 drops of Roman Chamomile and Lavender next to pillow.

Arthritis or stiff joints can be improved by mixing 2 drops each of Wintergreen, Cypress and Lemongrass with 2 tbsp. of an Edens Garden carrier oil. Massage into area as needed. Be sure to shake well before each use.

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Star Smoking meats.
Posted by: kirgi08 - 08-12-2015, 02:18 AM - Forum: Gardening & Homesteading - Replies (7)

We have been smoking various meats for around 6mths,we have found that meat will last along time when smoked.It's not a labor intensive job,it just takes watching.We smoke pork butts and beef rounds and they turn out great.We don't smoke fowl,it doesn't turn out rt,we prefer a denser more fatty meat.

The non reffered life of smoked meat is very good and the flavor varies by wood type an seasoning.We do fish with applewood and hickory and it's great.A ton of long term survival techniques can be gleaned from native cultures across the world.I've found that 1 of the "prep" shows on tv has great info on long term food storage.Life below zero,some of that info is 1st rate.Granted we don't have seal/elk/caribou around NC but the theory/technique/s are all the same.'08.   Cool

I was gonna "sticky" this thread,I'll wait and see how it runs.'08.

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  Homemade filter?
Posted by: Ronin.45 - 08-11-2015, 06:04 PM - Forum: Water - Replies (8)

What about making a bulk filter for home or camp?
I'm thinking of a sports cooler with a spigot at the bottom filled with alternating layers of activated charcoal and fine sand. A faucet screen could keep the spigot from clogging and gravity would do the filtering. These are all readily available components and could be assembled quickly. 

What do you guys think?

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  Neighborhood Crime Watches
Posted by: JRSC - 08-11-2015, 02:05 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

Just curious as to how many of you have these in your area? And is everybody doing what they're supposed to do to abide by it? 

There's not one in my area. And, I'm not even sure if the few neighbors I have would even care. But, I've scoped out the layout of my neighborhood. Observed possibilities and "blind spots" that would make potential for burglaries and other crimes. Those of my home and my neighbors. I figured I'm not sure if they care but at least I know for myself what to look out for. It just might be a critical piece of info should the case arise.

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  Level of preparedness - SHTF/WROL/TEOTWAWTI
Posted by: David - 08-10-2015, 01:47 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (13)

Just as in the 72 hour poll, what is your level of preparedness in an event that is....well, it's THE event (massive EMP/Grid down and busted/Major world wide economic collapse/etc).  Or a combination of events that just screws the pooch as far as life as we know it.  Where are you at?

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Question Level of preparedness - 72hr
Posted by: David - 08-10-2015, 01:42 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (19)

At what level of preparedness are you for an event that lasts up to 72 hours?  For this question we'll assume that you are able to remain in a bug-in situation.

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