Saturday, July 16, 2011

This Nation Shall Endure

Ezra Taft Benson, devotional address given at BYU on 4 December 1973

Ezra Taft Benson - This Nation Shall Endure

Humbly and gratefully I stand before you this morning, humbled by the responsibility which is mine as I face this choice audience, and grateful for this great and unique institution, founded by a prophet of God.

As an introduction to what I trust the Lord will be pleased to have me say today, I quote a short paragraph from a memorable prayer given at the dedication of the London Temple by President David O. McKay:

Powdered Eggs & Egg Substitute

If you have stored Dehydrated Eggs I suggest you practice using them in your baking and cooking so you will know how they behave in your recipe. Most of the time it works exactly the same, but I have made a few flops when using powdered eggs. 

Home-Made Insect Repellent Spray and Lotion

Simple, simple, simple! Isn't that what we all want? What could be easier and more natural than using essential oils instead of using those poisons that fill the commercial bottles of insect repellents? Natural essential oils smell wonderful and don't cause harm to your body.
Make your own insect repellent sprays and lotions with one or more of the listed essential oils.

Hard Working Foods

I just thought you might find this list as interesting as I do. It is great to know that our loving Heavenly Father has provided a way through our diet to control so many of the health problems that plague man, simply by getting a variety of fruits and vegetables. If you are looking to target specific health concerns you can find the appropriate all natural way from the list.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cinnamon - Medicinal Uses

Imagine This - You get an infection, you can't go to the doctor, you have no insurance, or you choose to heal yourself naturally.

Whatever reason you choose, Cinnamon is a strong natural healer. You all hear me talk about Oregano Oil, but Cinnamon was also given to us by our loving Heavenly Father to heal our bodies. Read the following article by Rebekah Joy Anast to learn you you can use cinnamon to heal your body. Cinnamon is a must have in your first aide kits.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Just a thought .... Are growing conditions right?

Have you been trying to grow a garden and have not been seeing stellar results? Just think about how this strange weather is playing out around the globe. 

If you aren't able to grow, do you think the farmers have some magic beans that grow better than yours? Or maybe some giant umbrella they put up over the wheat crops? Or even better .... maybe they have a giant fan that just blows the bad weather away and they only have sunny skies, singing blue birds, dancing ducks, and everything is just perfect on the happy farm.

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

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From the Preparedness Pro - Kellene Bishop

It’s a famine, an earthquake, no, wait, it just might be a plague! A plague of some of the smallest, yet most inconvenient creatures known to man, and feared by every Hospitality Industry Manager—bed bugs. Whether you’re dealing with it now or in an uncomfortable time in the future, I felt that this particular topic merited my attention.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Emergency Preparedness Manual - Emergency Heating, Cooking & Lighting


Coal stores well if kept in a dark place and away from moving air. Air speeds deterioration and breakdown, causing it to bum more rapidly. Coal may be stored in a plastic-lined pit or in sheds, bags, boxes, or barrels and should be kept away from circulating air, light, and moisture. Cover it to lend protection from weather and sun.

Wood. Hardwoods such as apple, cherry, and other fruit

Build Your Ark Plan

Yes, this is another plan to help you gather and store what you need.

It wasn’t raining when . . . Noah built the ark.
If ye are prepared,ye shall not fear.
Doctrine & Covenants 38:30

Project Noah Getting Started with Food Storage

If you haven't started there is no better time than NOW to start! 

 Project Noah is a year long food storage and emergency preparedness program. It is designed to help you set and obtain goals in the area of family preparedness. This is a suggested food and emergency kit schedule for one year --- starting with basic supply then emergency and finally expanded basic food supply (as given in Essentials of Home Production and Storage). If you follow it you will have one month's supply for 1-2 people. If you do not like an item on the list feel free to substitute.

How to Create a Food Storage Supply for You and your Spouse … For as Little as $5 per Week

I'm sure it is more than $5 a week now, because prices have gone up in the last year. Even if you set it at $10 a week for two people, it is still amazing. Just multiply for the amount of people you have in your family. You may not like some of the soup items, so change those soups to varieties you and your family eat. This is just one of different plans I have seen.

Potato Tortillas from food storage

This wonderful addition to our Food Storage Skills Notebook, comes from "The Little Red Hen" Blog. I'm sure you'll be just as thrilled as I to add another recipe to my collection, as well as another method for making tortillas. Yes, on occasion we do buy flour tortillas (on a couple of selected brands), but we mostly make our own. Where we control what is put in them.

Be Fluoride Free - Make Your Own Safe, Natural and Healthy Toothpastes and Cleansers

Virtually all commercial toothpastes contain one or both of two problematic ingredients: fluoride and glycerin. Fluoride, a mining by-product, is one of the bigger scams perpetrated on an unwitting public. Instead of being beneficial it actually damages teeth. Glycerin coats the enamel and prevents natural re-mineralization of teeth. The solution in avoiding those two items may be making your own tooth paste or tooth cleanser at home.