The Best Books to Spark Your Creativity Books open up worlds we never even knew existed. Whether they address creativity directly or not, books are a treasure trove of inspiration just waiting to be tapped. For recommendations, I turned to bloggers and artists who connect to their creativity every day. Below they share the diverse books that have ignited their imaginations—which I bet will spark yours, too! “I’m a voracious reader and find most books in any genre inspiring in one way or another,” said Nellie Jacobs, a bestselling author, award-winning artist and creativity consultant. The books below have helped Jacobs think more creatively. Jacobs also suggested reading books outside genres you typically pick to help you think differently. “Learn how to write scripts, or paint watercolors, or take photographs, or create crafts. Life coach and artist Tiffany Moore agreed that seeing the world in different ways is key to creativity. What books help ignite your imagination?
SAS survival manual Almost any environment has water present to some degree. Table 6-1 lists possible sources of water in various environments. It also provides information on how to make the water potable. If you do not have a canteen, a cup, a can, or other type of container, improvise one from plastic or water-resistant cloth. If you do not have a reliable source to replenish your water supply, stay alert for ways in which your environment can help you. DO NOT use the following fluids as a substitute for water. Heavy dew can provide water. Bees or ants going into a hole in a tree may point to a water-filled hole. Water sometimes gathers in tree crotches or rock crevices. Green bamboo thickets are an excellent source of fresh water. Wherever you find banana or plantain trees, you can get water. Some tropical vines can give you water. The milk from green (unripe) coconuts is a good thirst quencher. In the American tropics you may find large trees whose branches support air plants. To make the still:
The Poor Man's Guide To Survival Gear Special Note: Obviously, an entire book could be written on this subject, which is a task beyond the scope of this article. The purpose of the following piece is to give those with financial difficulty a foothold on prepping without added pain. It is meant to be a starting point, not a compendium. A friend of mine took note recently that a large portion of activists involved in the Liberty Movement had hit extremely hard times, or had been struggling financially even before the general economic collapse began to take hold. He asked me my theory on why it was that so many of us are always so broke. I could only relate that it is almost always the working class poor in any society that first sees the effects of a corrupt government and a faulty economic system. While I consider this fact a source of solace in these extraordinarily hard times, it still does little to put food on the table, or survival gear in the bug-out-bag. Backpack (Bug Out Bag) Camouflage Clothing Combat Boots Camp Heater
Homemade Firewood: How to Make Logs from Newspaper | Tactical Intelligence I’m always looking for new ways of of using common household materials in a survival situation. The other day I came across how you can take old newspapers and turn them into logs that can be used for fuel similar to any other log. How to Make Logs from Newspaper Step 1: Soak the Newspaper Step 2: Drain and Lay Out the Paper Step 3: Roll the Wet Newspaper Around a Dowel Step 4: Continue Rolling Until Desired Thickness is Acheived Step 5: Thoroughly Dry your New Newspaper Log Lighting Your Newspaper Firewood If you’ve made these correctly, they should be pretty dense. These paper “logs” will also produce more ash than traditional logs.
- StumbleUpon Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 So you stock up on a year’s supply of medications. What then? Herbs You Can Find Growing Wild: Plantain can be found virtually anywhere in the United States and every continent except Antarctica. For identification, go here. Elderberry can be found throughout North America. Berries: Diaphoretic, immune-building, laxative, anti-rheumatic. For identification, go here. Honeysuckle If you can’t find Elderberry near you, or the birds get to the berries before you can, Honeysuckle can work quite nicely as a substitute. Mullein Is another of my favorites. How to use it: Poultice from the leaves. Preserve the leaves by allowing to dry. For identification, go here. Red Clover is absolutely powerful. For identification, go here. Blackberry Is known to prevent fluid loss during dysentery. Herbs You Should Grow at Home: Not that you shouldn’t be trying to grow any of the others. Lobelia is probably the most vital plant that you should be growing. Preserve through drying.
NASA Debunks 2012 Apocalypse With New FAQ We all know that the world is going to end in December 2012 because a giant solar eruption is going to swallow the Earth. Or is it supposed to be the implosion of the Yellowstone Caldera? Reversal of the global poles? Apparently, yes. The 2012 Armageddon myth dates back to the Mayans. NASA reaffirms this: "Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. There is also the notion of the "Nibiru collision." There is no Nibiru. "Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. What about a giant solar eruption? NASA says that its satellites are in more danger of solar activity than our little blue orb, "Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. What should people fear about the possibility of The End coming in 2012? Please, do not drink the Kool-Aid. Apocalyptic - 2012 News Feature from Dan Rowinski on Vimeo.
Survive Whatever | Just another WordPress site - StumbleUpon Comprehensive Survival Food List & Storage Guide Rady AnandaActivist Post Survival food storage practice doesn’t require Mormon membership, but the tradition, wrought from their first Utah winter, is worth emulating should disaster strike or technology fail, two survival books by Mat Stein. This guide, Part 2 of my survival series, relies on Stein’s books, and websites dedicated to survival preparedness. At its most basic, food storage wisdom demands that you buy what you eat, and organize and label the boxes or bins with contents and date. 10 years or longer: Honey, sugar, salt, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce and wheat berries. 5-10 years: Most dried legumes and whole grains, dehydrated cheese, instant or vacuum-packed coffee, baking powder, powdered eggs and frozen butter. Up to 5 years: Processed (partially hydrogenated) liquid vegetable oils, Crisco shortening, cornmeal and corn flour, and nonfat powdered milk. Up to 30 years: beans, dried apples, macaroni, potato flakes and oats. MREs Dehydrated Food
What Are the Benefits of Living Your Life Purpose? Before we can enjoy the benefits of our life purpose, we need to find it. How do we find purpose in life? Many of us live, unable to find our purpose in life, for much of our lives. We are born, go to school and cram facts into our heads, marry, go to work, and then rush home from work too tired to do much of anything. We live mediocre lives without purpose, only routine. Now back to the question how do we find purpose in life? Our life purpose shows itself in down to earth ways. Another way our life purpose shows itself as Being in the right place. The above shows two ways all of us can fulfill a purpose in our lives. Now how can you enjoy the benefits of living your life purpose? What is it to live, really live? Sri Bhagavan of Oneness University in India says, "Knowing how to live is the purpose of life." So how many of us knew we would find purpose if we enjoyed our lives and lived in joy? We can still engage in our previous activities.