Whole-Grain Flour Guide – Food and Recipes

Trying to reduce refined grains in your diet? Use our whole-grain flour guide to replace white flour with high-quality, nutritious alternatives. By Tabitha Alterman As science learns more about the makeup of a healthy diet, one fact has become clear: Refined grains are bad for our health—and our waistlines. Saying that a grain is “whole” …

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Spring Garden Checklist

The First Step in Providing for Your Own Food

"Let's start at the very beginning.... It's a very good place to start..."  -- Yes, I am singing the "Sound of Music: Do-Re-Mi" song in my head as I am writing this.   Want to provide your own food?  Want to start your food planning process, but do not know where to begin?  This should …

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Echinacea:The Art of Tincturing

Learn to harvest and make medicine from this immune-boosting plant By Susan Belsinger and Tina Marie Wilcox We cultivate the echinacea because they are handsome perennial-flowering plants that add height and color to our gardens and show off their splendid coneheads throughout the summer and into the fall. Butterflies and birds are attracted to these …

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Be Prepared to Survive

Be Prepared to Survive In the event of economic crises, sweeping natural disasters, or other massives disruption of the political and social order, will you be prepared to survive? Yes, if you follow the author's advice. By Kris Torrey | September/October 1974 If you want to be prepared to survive, the three main things you'll …

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Growing Fall Broccoli and Brassicas

By Barbara Pleasant Thick mulch will help keep soil cool, a boon to fall broccoli and brassicas like this kohlrabi seedling. Photo by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff Is there some secret to growing good fall crops of broccoli and other cabbage family crops? I start the seedlings indoors, but as soon as I set them …

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65 Pieces of Survival Wisdom From the Great Depression

By: The Survival Mom It was the best of times, it was the very worst of times. America’s Great Depression of the 1930s was a time of starvation and subsistence survival for many families. Decades later, many survivors of those years hold on to the survival lessons they learned, from hoarding pieces of aluminum foil …

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Why Russia props up the dangerous North Korean regime

By Hollie McKay As North Korea continues to develop a nuclear-weapons program, threatening the U.S. and neighboring countries while starving and enslaving much of its population, the regime of Kim Jong Un continues to receive an increasing amount of both public and private support from Russia. But why?  “Putin is weakening sanctions against North Korea …

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How to survive a mass shooting… flee, hide, bite, spit, cover, shoot back, play dead and more

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger [Repost: NaturalNews] As a concealed carry permit holder trained in handgun combat, I've learned more than a few things about surviving an encounter with armed shooters. In this two-part audio series, I share valuable, practical advice on how you can survive active shooting scenarios, with or without your own …

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Force-on-Force Training

High-tech simulators like this one from MILO Range are excellent alternatives to force-on-force training. They present scenarios that challenge your judgment as well as your shooting skills. [repost: by Dick Williams - Tuesday, April 26, 2016  https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2016/4/26/force-on-force-training/ ] A comment frequently offered by multiple trainers at various training institutions is that in a gunfight, you will …

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Layout Tips for a Successful Vegetable Garden

Layout Tips for a Successful Vegetable Garden Want to harvest your own tomatoes, lettuce, basil, and more? Read on for essential how-tos in planning a vegetable garden layout. By Kelly Roberson Planning a vegetable garden and successfully harvesting your own produce is easier than you might think. The layout of a vegetable garden can make …

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