English mathematician & philosopher (1861 - 1947)
"First, a question, do you scrape your magnesium bar to get fine particles or do you shave it to get curls. High quality magnesium shavings will burn at approximately 5600° F/3093° C. The magnesium content in the bars available at camping stores and other retail outlets can vary. The percentage of magnesium would not be 100 percent. Other metal alloys are mixed in, and the more alloys contained in the stick the lower the burning temperature. While magnesium sticks or bars are ideal for fire starting there are some things to consider before heading out to the backcountry with one."
"If you’re using Hola, a free virtual private network (VPN) that lets you stream things like Netflix abroad, you need to stop immediately. The company behind Hola is turning your computer into a node on a botnet, and selling your network to anyone who is willing to pay. Security researchers discovered multiple security flaws in Hola and published their findings on a site called “Adios Hola.”
"Following weeks of intense debate, Vermont’s governor has signed controversial legislation that will prevent parents from opting their children out of vaccinations philosophical reasons. House Bill 98, signed by Governor Peter Shumlin without fanfare on Thursday, eliminates the exemption that allowed parents to opt their children out of vaccinations for philosophical reasons. The governor issued a statement that “…..parents should get their kids vaccinated…..” and that he had hoped legislation passed three years ago “… had worked to sufficiently increase vaccination rates. However we’re not where we need to be to protect our kids from dangerous diseases…”
"Every single day, our news feeds are inundated with studies. We’re told that certain foods are bad for our health, only to find a new study that indicates these foods are good for us, and vice versa. There’s always some new report that claims the things we do everyday are giving us cancer, and there are just as many reports that claim to have a possible cure. We read about them, we quote them, and we criticize them. Just about everything we believe in, is confirmed or denied by the studies that are cranked out by the scientific community on a daily basis. But how many of them are true?"
"While most people use the terms antiperspirant and deodorant interchangeably, the two are not the same. Antiperspirants work by preventing perspiration from occurring. Deodorants, on the flip side, actually allow perspiration but block odor. The main goal of deodorants is to kill the bacteria that causes odor when we perspire. From a purely natural standpoint, it makes more sense for us to use deodorants, as it is clearly a more natural process. Seeing as our body sweats as a way to cool ourselves, eliminating perspiration is just an unnatural concept. Of course none of us wants to emit an unpleasant, offensive odor, and some of us don’t particularly enjoy sweating. The fact is many personal care products that deal with these concerns contain aluminum as an active ingredient. Aluminum is also a known neurotoxin. Aluminum-free deodorants are perhaps the best alternative, and these products are growing considerably in both availability and number."
"Finally, we are getting some much needed honesty with regard to the true nature of Jade Helm. The information is not overtly forthcoming, but in this clumsily made presentation to local Texas officials, one can pretty much ascertain the true nature of the drill, that is, if one can get around the obvious lies being told to the public by this Jade Helm official. The Jade Helm official, Tom Meade, a Senior Non-commissioned officer from Army Special Forces (Retired) is now working as a private military contractor and he recently briefed local officials in Big Spring, Texas as to the purposes and the scope of the Jade Helm exercise."
"In the 2nd video below from strongtower0914 we hear directly from the US Army about Jade Helm 15 and the fact that it will consist of 'surgical martial law strikes' on US soil against US citizens as all-out preparation is going on across the country for the total and complete downfall of society. We also learn here that a United States Veteran is suggesting that everyone on the red list and other Veterans go into ghost mode with an obvious uptick in military events across America and some very strange happenings being noticed across the country as seen in the 3rd video below, an eye opening look at Jade Helm from Nicholson1968."
"On May 26, 2015 ANP published an article asking is Texas was under attack by the US government for resisting the controversial Jade Helm military exercises slated to start in July and end in September (More on Jade Helm here), via weather manipulation, and in the 4 segments of Friday night's Survive to Thrive show hosted by the Hawk, that question is expanded on and he speaks to the documented technology used in weather warfare, highlighting the "earth changes" we are seeing across the globe and specifically the extreme weather events hitting Texas. Hawk reminds listeners that there are 72 HAARP-like devices scattered around the world under the control or partial control of the US government and recommends "Weather Wars & Un-Natural Disasters by Steve Quayle," who detailed the proof of weather manipulation and the type of weather events that would occur from it, many years ago.... things we are seeing happen right now in the increased earthquake activity and severity and volcanic events. From economic forecasters warning to prepare to older quotes from high profile personalities speaking opening of a depopulation agenda, Hawk makes the cases for his assertion in the first video below that "this thing is gonna go down."
"Homesteading is hard work – that’s just a fact. Fortunately, people who have already been there and done that are willing to share some homesteading hacks to help you save some time and hard work. Some of these hacks will help you solve problems that you’ll encounter and some help you to be more efficient. Some are just tips to make your homestead better. Regardless, we hope that you gain some insight from the links to ten life hacks for homesteading."
"No matter how much you prepare for disaster, there are going to be unexpected problems that throw a monkey wrench in your plans. While you can’t prepare for every possible scenario, you still want to do your best. The more scenarios you prepare for, the less unexpected problems there will be. To help you with this, here are 10 SHTF problems you might not have planned for."
"Growing your own fruit can be rewarding and delicious. From apples to peaches and plums to lemons, fruit trees can be susceptible to a variety of insect pests that can reduce the quality of the fruit produced and the health of the overall tree. Protect your fruit trees from insects with a homemade organic pesticide."
"There is a very curious new development with respect to gold. In many countries in Europe nobody can buy retail gold coins for bullion any more. Shops will buy, but nobody is selling. Banks who use to offer gold to the public have also shut down in Spain. If you leave Spain and have a lot of jewelry, they pull you over and want to weight it be it chains or whatever including watches."
"What if I were to tell you that one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself safe doesn’t have anything at all to do with your every day carry gear? Would you be surprised? Now, before you think that I’m off my rocker, I’m not suggesting that you should stop carrying your choice of self-defense gear. What I am suggesting is that a thing called “situational awareness” may be one of the single most important skills that you can develop when it comes to keeping yourself safe from potential threats. Developing this ability can help you stay safe in a doomsday type scenario but it can also help you right now in your day to day lives."
"According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), as of May 14, only about 10 percent of confirmed bird flu cases have come from backyard operations. This is true even though the official response to any confirmed case is to search the surrounding area for birds (including people's homes) and then quarantine and test any birds found, including those in backyard flocks. In Iowa, for example, all flocks within 6.2 miles of an outbreak are tested. Of the 400 flocks tested to date, more than half have been backyard operations. Yet the trend continues: it's the factory-farmed birds getting sick."
"After borrowing a military tent to host our tea and skeet shoot, Sir Knight and I knew that we wanted a tent of our own. We host numerous events every year and the military tent seemed to be the perfect venue. The tent we used for the shoot was a GP (General Purpose) Large. It was 18 feet wide and 52 feet long. Although perfect for that event, it was really too big for the majority of our needs. It was old (read HEAVY) and so cumbersome that it took at least 4 of us to effectively put it up and take it down. After returning the tent, Sir Knight and I began to search for a more manageable structure. What we found was a GP Medium. It is a much more realistic (for us) size (16" x 32") and constructed with rubber coated nylon versus cotton canvas."
"In recent years, despite the seeming nudge to the left our government has (in general) taken, laws and outlooks empowering American citizens to protect themselves have increased. Across the country there are now at least 37 states that have “shall issue” laws. In several states no permit is required to carry concealed and in other states – just recently – laws were passed that allowed for open carry without a permit (some states have had this for decades but citizens haven’t dared to do it for fear of police reaction). Along this vein, there have been recent debates about whether or not guns should be allowed in federal and state parks. When I was an active police officer (I’m retired now) I wouldn’t have thought about going camping without taking a gun. Why would I? Technically though, the law prohibited me from carrying in federal parks. Yes, I freely admit it: I ignored that law. I’d far rather have been “tried by twelve” than “carried by six”. I mean… let’s face it: if you’re camping out in the wilderness – and that’s what I’m talking about – it’s just silly to not have a firearm if you legally can. The country’s elected government finally agreed with me with the passage and signing of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (HR 218) which exempts police officers nationwide from concealed deadly weapons laws. It also covers retired officers who meet certain criteria."