January, 2013

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Stockpile Challenge: Conclusion

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We survived the Stockpile Challenge and my confidence in my preps has increased dramatically. I wish I’d begun recording what we ate as soon as I started this challenge, but it didn’t occur to me until my friend asked me, a week or so into it.  The numbers are extrapolatedRead the Rest…

94 Days After Sandy 1900 Homes are Still Without Heat, Power and Water

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There are still more than 1900 homes in New York and New Jersey that are without utilities of any kind in the prolonged wake of Superstorm Sandy. Some families are getting assistance from FEMA and going to hotels, which they must leave every two weeks, go and apply for moreRead the Rest…

The Patriot’s Most Wanted: If There WAS a List, These People Would Be At the Top of It

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Trea-son [tree-zuhn]:  The betrayal of one’s own country by waging war against it or by consciously or purposely acting to aid its enemies. Source: Legal Dictionary If Patriots had a “most wanted” list, these people would be at the top of it. The alleged crimes of this Dirty Dozen?  BetrayingRead the Rest…

Baking without Eggs

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One notable item that people are running out of in the stockpile challenge is eggs. For those who have chickens, it won’t be a concern, but for the rest of us, the possibility of running out of eggs is very likely in a long-term scenario. There are a few thingsRead the Rest…

A Little Northern Homesteading Rant

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Don’t get me wrong – I am really enjoying the adventure of living in a remote Northern area.  The wildlife, the lakes, the forests…I am so surrounded by beauty that when I go outside I’m not sure what to look at first.  Not a day goes by that it doesn’tRead the Rest…

Stockpile Challenge: Update #5

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Well, the end is near for the Stockpile Challenge!  Less than a week until I can go buy those fresh fruits and veggies I’ve been dreaming about! I’m very pleased with the amount of food we have remaining.  We haven’t run out, or even low, on anything that is trulyRead the Rest…

Creating a Monster: Will Bird Flu Research Result in a Deadly Pandemic?

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 Note from Daisy:  I often shake my head at the hubris of scientific research.  Why do some scientists feel that all research that results in knowledge is somehow ethical?  I read Lizzie’s excellent article and shuddered when I thought about what could be unleashed on the world.  In the commentsRead the Rest…

Sweden: A Cautionary Tale About Vaccines

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In 2009, the swine flu hit Europe in pandemic levels.  The countries rushed to acquire a vaccine called Pandemrix, made by GlaxoSmithKline in the UK.   The vaccine had been fast-tracked for use due to the human swine flu crisis. One wealthy nation, Sweden, snapped up a large amount of the PandemrixRead the Rest…

Preparedness Radio Network Interview

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I invite you to listen in as I chat with Joyce Pierce of Preparedness Radio Network today, Tuesday, January 22, at 2 pm!   This year’s flu promises to be one of the worst on record.  Is the flu shot the answer?  Daisy Luther discusses what we can do toRead the Rest…

Elderberry Extract: Nature’s “Tamiflu”

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The most important weapon against influenza that you can add to your herbal arsenal is elderberry extract. Whether you are concerned with the seasonal flu or the potential of a deadly strain of influenza becoming pandemic, elderberry extract is a vital addition to your vault of flu remedies. Unlike theRead the Rest…