Out of the Earth ~ Natural Raw Diet for Dogs Many of the commercial dog food companies would have us believe that they actually use human grade meat in the production of their food, when in fact the sources of this "meat" are not even fit for animal consumption.In some areas of North America this list can also include euthanized companion animals from clinics and shelters, roadkill, zoo animals, livestock which die from disease or disability.The "meat" is purchased from a rendering plant which also receives material from slaughterhouses such as hair, feathers, hooves and any part of the mammal which is condemned for human consumtion. This list includes tumorous growths, contaminated blood and any carcass containing high levels of drugs or pesticides.This material is then cooked. Grease rises to the top and is removed. This is the source of animal fat in most foods. The moisture is then removed from the mixture and it is now "meat and bone meal".The list of questionable ingredients goes on.
Ghost Town Coffee Roasters The town of Armero was located 100 miles from Bogota in Colombia’s most fertile agricultural region. It was founded in 1895 but not officially recognized until 1908. It was originally named San Lorenzo and was changed to Armero in 1930 to honor the memory of Jose Leon Armero, a national hero who died fighting for Colombia’s independence from the Spanish. The region was the main cotton producer in the country and prosperous until 1985. In addition to cotton it also produced rice, coffee and sorghum. Wilderness Survival Generally speaking, "survival" falls into one of two broad categories: Staying alive until help arrives and you're rescued Living in the wilderness as a way of life The emphasis here is mostly on the second approach, although the two overlap, of course. The first approach would include, for example, how to utilize your vehicle for helping you to stay alive, advice on whether you should try to hike out back to civilization or not, and so on.
Essential Outdoor Survival Skills You can’t call yourself an adventurer without these critical outdoor survival skills. When heading into the great outdoors, or any potential survival situation, we all know to bring the necessary gear and supplies. You’ll need food, water, fire and all the other essentials on your backpacking gear list. A true outdoorsman, however, is ready for survival no matter the situation. Are You Ready Series: 72 Hour Kits Many prepping websites have multiple articles on 72 hours bags (aka: evac packs, bug-out-bags, blow out bags or survival kits). Every family should have a 72 hour bag ready, not because we should all run for the hills, but because there may be an unforeseen disaster such as a chemical spill or flash flooding where your family will have to make a swift evacuation. There are certain disasters that can occur with little or no warning such as fires, hurricanes and flooding. Having things in order as well as a plan in place will expedite the process of leaving, as well as keeping things running as smoothly as possible. The main goal of having a 72 hour bag is to be equipped to survive a three day period; and in this case, survival is dependent upon you. Therefore, the 72 hour bag should be pre-assembled and ready to go as well as have a 72 hour bag separately for the vehicle.
Coconut Oil - Certified Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions Wet-milled Traditionally Made Coconut Oil How We Discovered this Unique Coconut Oil When I first read about the wonderful benefits of coconut oil, I asked my wife Marianita, who grew up on a coconut plantation in the Philippines, if there was a more natural way to extract the oil from the coconut, so that we didn’t have to buy the refined coconut oils found in all the stores in the Philippines.
The Citric Acid - Uses, Benefits and Side Effects of the Citric Acid Citric acid is a naturally occurring acid which is found in large quantities in fruits – notably citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons and certain berries. It is a relatively weak acid and has a distinct, sour taste. It is an integral part of the Krebs cycle and therefore plays an essential role in the metabolism of all living things. The acid was first produced from citrus fruits but this technique was inefficient and only produced small quantities. Today, specific strains of the mold Aspergillus niger are used in the industrial production of the citric acid via a fermentation process.
Survival Seeds - Advice from an Avid Gardener, by Mrs. W Friday, Nov 12, 2010 I have watched with some concern as the survival seed business has exploded these past few years. Advertisements abound for survival garden seed buckets that cost upwards of $100 and promise a years supply of food for a family. Since most Americans have never grown more than a few tomato plants they are unaware that many of these claims are overblown. Anyone who has tried to produce most of their own food will tell you that things never go perfectly. There is always some blight, freak weather, or insect invasion that knocks out at least one of your main crops. Airsoft. It’s Not Just For Kids: Using Airsoft in Your Firearms Training One of my sheepdog goals this year is to become proficient with a handgun and to get my carry license. I bought my first handgun a few months ago — a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm — and have been taking defensive handgun classes at the U.S. Shooting Academy. One thing I quickly discovered is that firearm training gets really expensive, really fast. First there’s the range time you need to pay for, but what really kills you is the ammo. Holy smokes, that stuff was like gold for awhile.