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post #21 of 89
Goddess, thank you for those! That sounds so much more appealing than powdered cheeses and butter!
post #22 of 89
alisterry and everyone else, thanks so much for all the links. I have begun to get serious about disaster prep. I do a tiny bit on most days but I still haven't gotten very far. We have red cross emergency kits for the home and car (which have the radios, batteries, and lots of other useful stuff in there), I'm getting together changes of clothes for all of us, a case of water, and some extra pet food.

Next on my list is to get the go bag ready and put it in the car, and to make copies of all our documents and put some in another location. Do you think it is necessary to get a safe deposit box for the original documents? Or is it good enough to make copies and keep them in a few different locations?

I need to read more about water storage.

Sigh. So much to do, it really is overwhelming.
post #23 of 89
You guys are awesome!!! I am going through all of this right now. We aren't prepared for anything, and we live in a flood plain and hurricane prone area. Thank you all!
post #24 of 89
Thank you everyone! I was awfully sick : this past weekend so I haven't been able to check into this thread till now... I'll get through all the links eventually

love and peace.
post #25 of 89
Here's my most recent favorite link. TONS of info. here to read!
post #26 of 89
Good link!!
post #27 of 89
From that website - this is a great little article.

*Where Do I Start?*
An Entry Level Technique For The Frantically Unprepared
post #28 of 89
subscribing!
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post #30 of 89
The Encyclopedia of Country Living
- Everything you would want to know about canning, butchering, growing vegetables, raising livestock, cooking on a wood stove, and primative living. A huge resource.

Crisis Preparedness Handbook
- I like this book, because it doesn't give you a "list" of what you need for emergency survival, because the list changes according to each family's needs. But it does teach you how to get what your own family will need for survival.

Wildwood Wisdom
- This was originally written in 1945. It has wood lore, wilderness survival, and info on wild plants. LOTS of illustrations.

Cascade Healthcare Products
- Midwifery textbooks, general birth books, children's books, birth kits, blood pressure cuffs, fetoscopes, ph strips, infant scales, resuscitators, ect. You can order a free mail-order catalog (from the home page, click on "contact us")

Countryside Magazine
- Full of reader-written articles, a wonderful resource for country living.
post #31 of 89
subscribing. Dang, so cool!

post #32 of 89
Thread Starter 
Is anyone interested in doing an organic food co-op for food preps? http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/pfoshop/dept.asp?dept_id=1 It would be 40% of retail. They even do large 50lb bags on some items for those of you who wwould like to vaccum pack or can large quanities. They are close to me so I can pick up the order to save shipping. LMK if you all are interested and I'll start up one.

I also can order Bioron homepathics at wholesale too, but I won't do a co-op just a couple orders at a time, they are no good at keeping a large order straight.
post #33 of 89
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Originally Posted by Goddess3_2005
Is anyone interested in doing an organic food co-op for food preps? http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/pfoshop/dept.asp?dept_id=1 It would be 40% of retail. They even do large 50lb bags on some items for those of you who wwould like to vaccum pack or can large quanities. They are close to me so I can pick up the order to save shipping. LMK if you all are interested and I'll start up one.

I also can order Bioron homepathics at wholesale too, but I won't do a co-op just a couple orders at a time, they are no good at keeping a large order straight.
I might be but I won't have time to look into this until after our move next week. I'll get back to you then if that's alright!
post #34 of 89
Goddess, can you tell us more about what that maryjanesfarm is? Have you gotten things from there before?
post #35 of 89
Gee, that sounds good but we're on a pretty restricted diet here. It looks like all that stuff is prepackaged (?)
post #36 of 89
Thread Starter 
I have tried their foods. For dehydrated stuff they are pretty yummy. Plus is organic which is a tough find. They use brown-paper packages lined with a plastic film or you can buy big bulk bags and vaccum pack or can it your self. I would recomend ordering a couple things to try it out if your really want to know about taste. If your looking for fruits and vegis, Just Tomatoes has great stuff too.
post #37 of 89
post #38 of 89

Grapefruit Seed Extract

Learn more at www.botanical.com

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Grapefruit Seed Extract Uses

Grapefruit seed extract is a marvelous creation from Mother Nature that is in need of more respect and is an underrated treasure. It cleans us, protects us, preserves our delicate foods, and so much more. Outlined here are some of the greatest uses for grapefruit seed extract and a list of very simple to administer recipes.

*** Internal (never use full strength extract)***
Dental Rinse: (For healthy gums and fresh breath)
Stir 1-2 drops of extract into 2 oz or more of water. Vigorously swish the water around your mouth for about 10 seconds. 1-2 times daily .

Throat Gargle
Stir 1 drop of extract into a small glass of water (3 oz or more) Gargle several times and use as often as needed.

Ear Rinse
Thoroughly mix 1-3 drops of extract into 1 oz of vegetable glycerin or alcohol. Apply 1-2 drops of this solution into the ear 1-2 times daily. Use as often as needed

Nasal Rinse
Mix 1 drop of extract with 6 oz of water. With head tilted back, fill one nostril at a time with an eyedropper full of mixed solution. Bring head up and down in a forward motion to force mixture into passages. Return head to normal position to allow the solution to drain. Do not inhale this mixture.

Vaginal Rinse
Mix 1-2 drops of extract in 8 oz of water. Douche once daily for about a week.

***External Use***
Facial Cleanser
Thoroughly splash, or moisten face with water (either cool or warm is fine).
With hands still wet apply 1-2 drops of extract to your fingertips and massage into skin using a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly after use and pat dry. You may notice a minor tingling sensation afterwards. This is the deep cleansing properties of the grapefruit seed extract.

Skin Rinse (For very minor skin irritations)
Dilute extract with water (about 1-2 drops per tablespoon). Apply this solution directly to irritated area of the skin twice daily. If additional irritation continues discontinue immediately and seek the advice of your physician.

Nail Treatment
Dilute extract with water or alcohol (1-3 drops per tablespoon).
Apply this solution directly on the surface of the nail along the cuticle and underneath the front of the nail. Or soak nails twice daily for as long as needed

Scalp Treatment
Add 2-3 drops of extract to each shampooing. Massage into scalp and leave on for a minimum of 2 minutes. Rinse of thoroughly and be cautious not to get in eyes.
This may also be used without shampoo.

*** Household Use ***
Toothbrush Cleaner
Stir 2-4 drops of extract into a glass of water. Immerse toothbrush for 15 minutes. Be sure to rinse toothbrush before using. Change water and remix every 2-3 days.

Vegetable Wash
(Sink Washing) Add 20 or more drops of extract into a sink full of cold water. Briefly soak any vegetables, meats fruits, or poultry.
(Spray Washing) Add 20 drops per 32oz bottle of water with sprayer pump. Shake thoroughly and spray on any vegetables, meats, fruits, or poultry. Rinse when done.

Dish & Utensil Cleaner
Add 10-20 drops of extract to sink dishwashing water or to final rinse. You may do the same for dishwashers.

Cutting Board Cleaner
Apply 5-10 drops of extract to cutting board and work into entire board with a wet sponge or dishcloth. Leave on for at least 30 minutes. Rinse with water before using.

All Purpose Cleaner
Add 15-30 drops of extract to any 32 oz pump sprayer filled with your favorite cleanser or this can be added just to water. Use on all surfaces of the house.

Cautions:
Do not put in eyes and do not use in its undiluted form.
My DS and I just used diluted GSEto treat thrush. It cleared us up in a week.
post #39 of 89
WOW! I didn't know you could use GSE for *all* those things.

Oh, and I got thinking about our stockpile . . . I'm going to toss in some fun stuff - - paperbacks, magazines, deck of cards, whatever. Just in case we need to take it and flee we'll have some entertainment. Oh, and we'll need a few little things for dds.
post #40 of 89
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Originally Posted by Annikate
WOW! I didn't know you could use GSE for *all* those things.

Oh, and I got thinking about our stockpile . . . I'm going to toss in some fun stuff - - paperbacks, magazines, deck of cards, whatever. Just in case we need to take it and flee we'll have some entertainment. Oh, and we'll need a few little things for dds.
Adding fun things has been shown to have a positive impact on how children cope with stressful situations. That's why many police officers and fire fighters carry blankets and teddy bears.
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