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Friday, October 30, 2009

Ohio Alert: Issue 2 voting

Back for just a minute to post this. I haven't looked into the issue-- I won't be voting in Ohio!!-- but I thought I should pass it along.

Hope everyone's doing well!


Stop the Corporate Power Grab! Vote No on Issue 2!

In an ambitious power grab, corporate agribusiness is trying to write itself into the Ohio constitution. Small farmers and other concerned citizens across the state are trying to prevent that threat from becoming a reality on Election Day on November 3rd.
While masquerading as an attempt to improve food safety and animal welfare, Issue 2 would give a board of political appointees unchecked power to decide any and all regulations related to animal agriculture. The board could make decisions that radically shift policy in any direction on issues like the use of antibiotics and growth hormones, genetically engineered animals, cloned animals, animal ID and traceability, and factory farm zoning reguations.
Please volunteer to contact voters and hang door hangers: info[at]ohioact.org

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Herbals: From Dan

From Dan who has a new site up: The Urban Prepper. Check it out.

The Urban Prepper:

First…I have to do this:  I’m not a Doctor and do not play one on TV.  The following information is provided as opinion only and is by no means qualified nor should be construed as legitimate medicinal information.

Don’t forget to prep for Alternative Herbals and Vitamins!  Big Pharma and the Codex Alimentarius are targeting Health Stores& Alternative Naturals for elimination…how dare you be healthy!  They want you in poor health so Big Pharma can save you through…Better Living through Chemistry.

Purchase the below items while supplies last…their availability in the market is extremely limited and may be eliminated in 2-3 months.  Feel free to add to the list.

Next topic…what to prepare for your BOB!  US or German Woodland BDU’s? Make your own Ghillie Suit.  Semper Fi and God Bless!


Here’s a list of a few “Highly Opinionated” Survival Suggestions:

Colloidal Silver - found by researchers to defeat antibiotic resistant virus/bacteria

Oil of wild Oregano
- strong antibiotic and anti fungal.

Garlic Cloves (raw, whole, oil) don’t use unscented it’s weak. Garlic with Allicin content of 10 mg = 150 units of penicillin in lab research

Ester C or generic Ester C (calcium ascorbate) use to fight viruses, serious bacteria, diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus.  

Apple Cider Vinegar- a panacea for many ailments.

Blackstrap Molasses
- cures anemia, known to dissolve tumors, heal ulcers, treat arthritis pain, moderate high blood pressure, reduce nighttime trips to the bathroom (prostate), and lessen complications associated with pregnancy.

Tea Tree Oil- good for all skin problems- rashes, burns, acne, cuts, scrapes, warts, shingles, poison ivy, eczema. Have antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. One drop on toothbrush = good natural toothpaste.

Stabilized Oxygen- fights resistant strains of bacteria and virus. Purify water.

Myrrh Resin- defeats mutant strains of virus/bacteria - one drop of myrrh in one
teaspoon of water is held under tongue for a few minutes 3-4x/day. And it can be rubbed into bottom of feet 1-3x/day.

Vitamin D3- is necessary for retaining bone density and for maintaining the body's immunity.  Good to supplement with Brewers Yeast & Omega 3.

Golden Seal- studies have shown that Golden Seal helps fight infection and kill bacteria. Consult your physician if you have hypertension before using golden seal, as it may affect your symptoms. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Site info

As some of you know, DH & I are changing our circumstances.

When I took on the role of OPN moderator, it was understood that it was a temporary assignment. I just wanted to keep the site alive. I knew we were moving from Cincinnati to Mississippi, but I felt it important to keep the site active. We have now been in Mississippi for over a month. We are closing in on buying a 60 acre farm where we can learn & hone the skills, and forge relationships, needed to be more self-reliant than we ever could have been in Cincinnati.

What interests me now is by 'n large not relevant to Ohioans. And so I will-- heck I already have-- stop posting to OPN.

I hope to convince Dan to take on the role of moderator of this site.

If any of you who followed the site from its inception-- from maybe Jan/Feb this year-- are still around, hook up with Tom at American Preppers and start contributing again.

Y'all take care. If you find yourselves in Mississippi... give me a holler. You have a place to stay.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Reversing tooth decay

Yet another way to stay healthy, avoid dentists, spend less $$, and take care of yourself.

Reversing tooth decay.

It's about diet & is based on research done more than 70 years ago!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The spectrum of food choice

Worn out over at Mississippi Preppers Network had a great post a while back. Among other things she said:

"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." Hippocrates
The food you eat can be one way to help yourself. Now, you can get as angry with me as you want to, but it is not your God given right to go to an all you can eat buffet and try to eat 5 times as much food as you think you paid for it. There I said it. And fried is not a food group. (I am as guilty as the rest of you) and yes, too much sweet tea can help diabetes and kidney failure right along. Think about the state of your health and how long you would survive on The Anointed One's health care plan if it should ever pass. I'm not just lecturing to you but myself also (I smoke). I am also not telling you to join a diet plan. Be sensible about what you eat. I personally have been cutting out as much processed food as I can and I have noticed that we have been getting sick a lot less than usual.

Although I take issue with the point about fried not being a food group (see my comment on her post), what’s important are the connections between health, food, and self-reliance. 

Don’t stop reading! I am not a health-nut or a food elitist. I am not going to preach. I do NOT think you are too stupid. In fact, I think you are too smart to *not* think about these connections if you haven’t already. Which brings me to the Spectrum of Food Choice

At one end of the spectrum there is 100% control, and thus 100% self-reliance. Consider what this means. You own property and on that property you maintain a well with good quality drinking water. You grow all the vegetables and fruit your family eats, including citrus fruit-- there will be no scurvy in your house! The seed is of course heirloom, open pollinated, and you save your own. You raise chickens, cows, goats. Your property has a food plot for deer and other game, including turkey, quail, dove. You grow coffee & tea, hops for beer. No name it, if you consume it for food, you grow it. Furthermore, you prepare it in your home; the conditions of meal preparation are under your control. From seed to table, you are in complete control. (Keep in mind, if you buy fertilizer, pesticides, genetically modified seed, you’ve lost some control.)

At the other end of the spectrum there is 0% control, and thus 0% self-reliance. Consider what this means. Someone else-- someone who you do not know and most likely more than one someones-- prepares everything you put in your mouth. Those people work in a kitchen behind closed doors. You have abdicated control over those conditions to someone else you do not know, the health inspector, and you have no idea what “Serve-Safe certified" means (must be "safe").  Although you have passed SYSCO trucks on I95, you do not know who the restaurants' produce suppliers are, or where their "supply" comes from. Poultry & meat and meat supplier... ? Where does cooking oil and ketchup from??

Between these two end-point lay many others-- at least as many points are there are people. Some of those points represent our choices-- your day-to-day food choices, my day-to-day choices. 

To reiterate, I am in no position to preach. I consider myself something of a sausage gravy & biscuit connoisseur, and I have to tell you that the sausage gravy & biscuit I had at McD’s wasn’t all that bad. It wasn’t great, but I’ve had worse at places that should have served better. So I’m not preaching. But I am going to challenge you to think about where you are on the food choice spectrum, and encourage you to make choices that move you ever closer-- ever so slowly-- to 100% in control. 

Eating a salad is better than not eating a salad. Eating a salad at a “local” restaurant that takes advantage of what’s locally available is better than eating a salad at ___ chain restaurant. Fixing your own at home is still better, even if you eat a bag salad (maybe). Buying a fresh head of lettuce is better than buying a bag. Growing lettuce ... . 

I have no evidence for this, but I think a home grown salad* a day keeps the doctor away. Food for thought: one way to stay out of the “health care debate” is to stay healthy.

No matter where I am today on the food choice spectrum, tomorrow offers me another set of choices. I-- that’s right, I, me-- can choose. So can you. 

* Big mistake to think a salad has to be based on lettuce. Sprouts, micro-greens, dandelions, pepper- or tomato- based salads, all with easy homemade dressings are wonderful alternative to the seasonal lettuce based salad. 

The image comes from ConsumerFreedom.comThe Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choices. We believe that the consumer is King. And Queen.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Apocalypse Chow

Via Popular Mechanics. "Taste-testing" survival chow. The final line reads:

Don’t forget to stock up on flavor-enhancing items that don’t need refrigeration, such as ketchup, mustard, salt, spices, hot sauce, bouillon, powdered drink mix and chocolate. A few bottles of wine wouldn’t hurt either. 


Apocalypse Chow

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Quick apology

Sorry about the lack of postings this past week. You just don't want to know. (And I'm sure, given the weather in Ohio lately, you really don't want to know that I was fishing on the Gulf coast. Other stuff that preoccupied me was way less fun than pier fishing though.)
Carry on.

Stop the control: Turn off the box

Another post from our pal Dan, the Urban Prepper. Thanks, Dan. Related post here.

The Urban Prepper:

Stop the Control…TURN THE BOX OFF!

I have a challenge for you, your family and friends…Stop Watching TV for a week.

Are you curious why people are in a “Zombie State” of numbness and lethargic when they should be mad as hell about the state of this country…ever heard of “Flicker Rates” or “Subliminal Messages”?    I dare you and your family…just do it for a week…OK make an exception for College Football but turn the box off immediately afterwards.  Put your spare time towards reading (stay away from the weekly propaganda like Time or Newsweek) grab a good book or cruise the web.
The first 2-days you’ll find yourself craving the Tube, the 3rd or 4th day you’ll be more interested in that book and by the 5th-6th day you’ll find your entire attitude and overall awareness have increased…suddenly you’ll find you’re a bit sharper and awake.   You should notice a huge attitude improvement after 7 days…why you ask?  You’ve just weaned your mind from an addictive controlling drug…TV.

After your TV re-hab you’ll notice the news is truly controlled and mostly reporting “fluff” pieces and pro-government prepared Intel…no matter what network you choose.  You’ll see how you’re slammed with Pharma ads.  Your daughters aren’t “hip” unless they’re dressed like tramps and in size “zero” outfits.  Practically every show has some reference to and the promotion of sex…even SNL dropped the “F” bomb this past weekend for ratings.  Don’t even go to the Cartoon Network…all kinds of innuendos and symbolism for the kiddies. 

We came upon hard times, a factory closure a few months ago and had to scale down…we gave up the luxury items which included cable and rediscovered our local library and neighbour book exchange.  We went (2) weeks without TV and noticed a change in our attitudes and alertness. We are more active and alert and now biking daily 10-20 miles or walking 2-5 miles.  You might say we went through an awakening.   Like previous smokers we really see the TV effects on others and are trying to awaken those close to us…so far… (2) Relatives have changed their viewing habits and are awakening too!

POI-I was talking to my local grocer manager (also a fellow Prepper) and he said more people are stocking in quantity, buying in cases and lot sizes.  He noticed in the past (3) weeks Powdered Eggs and Milk have been flying off the shelf.  In addition he mentioned warehouse inventories are “considerably less” than last year and they have been moving store inventories to “make it look as if we have more than shown”.

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