Posted by Sisko on July 20, 2011
Notes about the following article: Most articles instructing you on non-toxic garden remedies often suggest alternate toxic substances . This article is a good example and I thought it helpful to amend this one to demonstrate how these toxins creep into non-toxic advice. Remember anything you spray on your vegetable garden will end up on your plate. You can wash off soap but you cannot wash away the toxins they carry with them. Likewise on your lawn…your pets, wandering cats and dogs, and other critters graze on grasses and you track into your home any toxins placed on your lawn.
See emphasis bracketed in bold and strikethroughs. Dr. Bonners and Bio-Kleen are two good non toxic soaps. There are others. Check the ingredients like you would your food, your garden is food. Don’t use ” any brand” lawn fertilizer, most contain toxins. Get a non-toxic one from a “green” supplier or make your own. Corn syrup contains toxins. Cedar chips are often treated with chemicals, make sure yours aren’t. Finally, ammonia!!??
Here following is the Article:
t’s that time of year to begin gardening and we always seem to encounter a few hiccups after the winter.
In my landscaping business, we specialize in pet friendly yards and encourage others to use natural remedies to eliminate pests and other gardening problems that you may encounter. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Sisko on July 10, 2011
Roman-era shipwreck reveals ancient medical secrets
A first-aid kit found on a 2,000-year-old shipwreck has provided a remarkable insight into the medicines concocted by ancient physicians to cure sailors of dysentery and other ailments.
The aquarium recreated in the museum, where several vials and containers, (still sealed), are preserved Photo: EMANUELA APPETITI
By Nick Squires in Rome
9:34PM BST 09 Jul 2011
A wooden chest discovered on board the vessel contained pills made of ground-up vegetables, herbs and plants such as celery, onions, carrots, cabbage, alfalfa and chestnuts – all ingredients referred to in classical medical texts.
The tablets, which were so well sealed that they miraculously survived being under water for more than two millennia, also contain extracts of parsley, nasturtium, radish, yarrow and hibiscus. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by nwnikkie on July 7, 2011
by Tactical Intelligence
With the economy continuing to decline, joblessness increasing, and a growing number of the younger generation not able to find work, we are seeing an accompanying increase in crime — particularly home burglary. More and more small-time thieves are looking for easy items to pawn for a quick buck.
Beyond the obvious preparations of securing your home, I thought I’d share another way to keep your valuables safe — and that is by hiding them in plain sight.
Crime reports have indicated that the average time a burglar spends in the home is around 6-10 minutes. Since statistics show that most burglars are looking for high profile items (electronics, jewelry, silver, gold, firearms etc) and will typically look through bedroom and office drawers and closets, normal everyday items will be overlooked. You can use this to your advantage by stashing valuables “out in the open” with your own homemade stash cans.
How to Make a Homemade Stash Can
Making a stash can is a very simple process. In this example, I’m using a used aerosol paint can, but any similar can could be used. Here’s how to do it:
Items you’ll need:
- used up aerosol or similar type can
- can opener
- ceramic block or disk magnets (or similar powerful magnet)
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Posted by nwnikkie on June 8, 2011
Wristwatch, Shoelaces, Soda Can, Socks and Glasses
Use your watch as a makeshift compass. In a survival situation, your first concern probably isn’t the time of day. But, your wristwatch can still be a big help. An everyday watch can pull double-duty as a compass. Here’s how.
First, you’ll need a non-digital watch in working condition and a sunny day. Hold your watch with the flat bottom parallel to the ground. Turn it, while keeping it parallel, until the hour hand is pointing in the direction of the sun.
If its morning, you’ll find south about halfway between the hour hand and twelve o’clock, clockwise. If it’s afternoon, south lies about halfway between the hour hand and twelve o’clock, counterclockwise. Accordingly, north will be on the same line but in the opposite direction the technique isn’t 100 percent accurate, but it will give you enough of an approximation to make some informed choices about which way to go.
If you prefer to use your watch as a handy, always-with-you survival kit instead of a compass, remove the inside mechanisms from your watch. Take off the face, pull out the gears and fill the empty space with survival tools. Stuff it with items like wire, foil, dental floss and a paper clip (for a fishing line and hook), a magnet, aspirin, match heads, bandages — anything else of survival value that can fit in a small space. You might not know what time it is, but you’ll sure be prepared for anything.
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Posted by nwnikkie on June 8, 2011
1. Chapped lips
2. In extreme cold weather, you can rub it on the exposed parts of your face. The thin layer helps prevent heat loss by limiting radiation and air convection.
3. Lubrication for your fire bow drill, etc.
4. Lint from your pocket, a cotton ball, gauze pad from your first aid kit, or even on natural tender. I always have a cotton ball or two stuffed in my match case to keep the matches from rattling around and in my little pill vial I use to carry some basic medicines.
5. Emergency water proofer. You can even use it to plug a small hole in your tent, poncho, or tube tent that is leaking in the rain.
6. Rub it on a hot spot on your foot to help prevent a pending blister (lubricant).
7. Mix it with some black ash and rub under your eyes to keep the glare down (great for desert or snowy terrain).
8. Do the same above to camo your face for hunting, works much better than mud and is kind of water resistant.
9. Not as good as oil, but works as a decent expedient rust preventative to rub on carbon steel knives.
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