Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"Jericho" Not EVEN Close to Reality

Someone mentioned a few moments ago that "Jericho" was coming on...obviously a fan.

Well, I must admit I stopped being a fan long time ago. While I was very excited about the show when it first came on, by the end of about the 6th program, I was getting very disappointed. When it started focusing on some "evil" betrayer in a high government position that pretty much totally turned me off.

I've only caught a few seconds of the shows since it was brought back and I don't regret my decision not to watch it. Personally, I think that the "recovery" has been much more rapid than would normally occur.

Initially, I liked the premise of the show, but it totally failed to focus on how people were coping with the loss of all that was familiar. Instead it turned into a conspiracy-laden farce that I think gives people that idea that if they can just make it through the first few months after 23 major cities are destroyed by nuclear bombs that everything will pretty much return to normal (electricity, vehicles running..which means there's gas..television) I mean, give me a break!

Okay, that's my "Jericho" rant.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Survivalhomestead Group

I've started a new yahoo group called "survivalhomestead" which is really an offshoot of the website I created and manage, http://www.survival-homestead.com/

The hope is that people who have been preparing for years will share their knowledge, those tips and tricks of preparing on a budget. There are many people who feel the need to prepare but have no idea how to get started, especially if money is tight.

Yesterday I did some more dehydrating. In the morning I dehydrated a pound of turkey bacon. It took about 8 hours, with a stop about half way through to take the bacon out of the dehydrator and place on paper towels to absorb the grease. I then cut a clean paper towel in half, and cut out a half circle in the middle of one long edge and placed two of those in each tray. I then placed the turkey bacon slices (which had been cut in half to start with) back on the trays on top of the paper towels. It worked beautifully. The rest of the drying was completed and any residual grease produced was absorbed by the paper towels! At the end of eight hours I had delicious crispy bacon.

I did this one other time and when I was done I placed four or 5 slices side-by-side in a quart-sized FoodSaver vacuum seal bag and vacuum sealed them. I then added those to my long-term food storage. This time I think I'm going to use the turkey bacon to add meat to some hearty dehydrated soups.

In fact, I'm in the process of writing an e-book that will feature a wealth of information about preparing dehydrated meals to be used in a bug out situation. I'll let you know when it comes out...probably at least a month.

Have a good day and get preparing.

Friday, March 21, 2008

I'm Back

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted here. I've been busy working and making my own preps. I've also been studying prophecy even more. Doing more word studies, trying to find out exactly that the Bible says that Christians can expect during the Tribulation.

Since the Great Tribulation is a time when the Anti-Christ under Satan's control persecutes Christian and Jews (and anyone else who refuses to bow to him), then we know times are going to be difficult. However, there's also much in the Bible about God's protection for His people, so I'm trying to figure out, according to the Word, what this protection is.

Are the promises of protection only for a time other than the Tribulation? Is it only for a certain Believers? Is there something about the Tribulation that is meant to be a separating of the sheep and goats? The sheep meaning those who "know" His voice, and the goats being those that are more interested in serving God for what they can get, or have "itching ears" or "who loved not the Truth"?

Anyway, I'm going to be studying this and will keep you updated. If you have any ideas based on your own studies, that you can back up with scripture, then I will be more than happy to welcome your comments.