Whats With All The Superbugs?

More and more I am seeing reports, not only in alternative news sites, but also in the main stream sources, of more and more superbugs, or antibiotic resistant infections. Is this a warning or a scare tactic, I wonder? Even the alternative news sites tend to be on the sensationalist side and when a handful of people get sick with something nasty and die they, just like the main stream media, treat it like its the gnarliest pandemic ever to face mankind. Guess what, it always fizzles out. I’m still waiting for SARS and the bird flu to kill off mankind, along with this new swine flu they’ve been touting. Seriously, whats next? The frog pox?

According to what I’ve been hearing, most of the cases of drug resistant infections start in the HOSPITAL. I’m no expert in such matters, but I have a pretty good idea as to why. First of all, you have a lot of sick people creating a lot of bad bacteria in one small area. Second, you have the overuse of chemical antibiotics. In hospitals, where the really nasty bacteria breeds rapidly, it comes into constant contact with chemical antibiotics. If given a poison in low, nonfatal doses over a period of time, the human body often gains an immunity to the poison. This is why drug addicts and alcoholics have to use more and more and more to get the same high. The same thing happens with bacteria. After a while, it becomes immune to the antibiotic after being exposed to it for so long.

Doctors tend to hand out antibiotics like candy for every little thing. Our livestock are fed tons of antibiotics which go into our meat supply. Antibacterial soap, cleaners, and hand sanitizers are in nearly every home to try to make our environments as sterile as possible. So not only are superbugs gaining immunity to antibiotics, we are losing our immunity to the superbugs and even the regular bacteria. If we have too sterile an environment, we have very limited exposure to bacteria and therefore gain very little immunity.

Am I worried that the human race will be destroyed by drug resistant bacteria? No. I have garlic and raw honey, I will be fine. Could we see major problems in the future with this? Maybe. Most infections are preventable. Keep your immune system up, eat healthy, and keep any wounds clean. Right now, I’m far more concerned about Russia and China saying, “America, go to hell,” and teaming up to nuke our fannies.

God grant you all peace.

And Its Not Just The Stuff We Eat

Water, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, mineral oil, cetearyl alcohol, urea, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, avena sativa (oat) meal extract, dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, ceteth-10 phosphate, dicetyl phosphate, carbomer, cyclohexasiloxane, cetearyl glucoside, disodium EDTA, ethylhexylglycerin, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, yellow 10, red 40, blue 1. These are the ingredients for the St. Ives brand Naturally Soothing oat meal and shea butter body lotion. What are all these chemicals?

Just googled dimethicone. Its a type of silicone oil. This would give a thin, rubber like coating wherever its spread, inhibiting the skin from doing what it needs to do. What will this do to your skin? Remember, your skin is also ABSORBING this silicon oil, what is it doing inside you? How about disodium EDTA, which alters your skin structure to allow deeper penetration of the other chemicals? Its not just food we have to be careful about, its everything! Skin moisturizers, medical salves, shaving creams, soap, detergents, you name it. Read your ingredients before purchasing. Make your goal this year to get rid of chemical products and either make or buy natural ones. Your body and soul will thank you.

May God grant you all peace.

You Are What You Eat, So Why Do We Eat…

Sodium nitrate, sodium citrate, carageenan, monosodium glutamate, high fructose corn syrup, ascorbic acid, aluminum in all its many forms, monoglycerides, diglycerides, mechanically separated meats, fluoride, potassium chloride, the list goes on, gag, gag, gag… but so many could care less about all of the chemicals that we are eating every day. Could this be one of the reasons we are so sick? Could this be why cancer , heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and a host of other diseases are at epidemic levels? Along with chem trails, food and water additives are literally killing us! And its all legal according to our loving government. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are now the most common form of vegetable in many varieties, such as corn. What are these frankenfoods doing to us? The bottom line is that no one in our government really cares, this crap makes somebody an extra few bucks somewhere. The medical industry is just that, an industry. When you get sick, they make money. So, if the food companies make extra money pumping our chow full of garbage (making money for the chemical companies who would otherwise have a harder time getting rid of the stuff), then the toxic food gets us sick, so we go to the doctors and hospitals where we are pumped full of chemical pills that treat symptoms instead if curing the problem and destroy something else that will need yet another pill down the road to ‘treat’. Get what I’m saying? And the real problems are not even touched. Chem trails still lace the sky, fluoride is still dumped in our drinking water, toxic substances are still mixed in our food. So, what do we do about it?

Don’t buy the crap if you can help it! If you are at all able to grow and raise your own food, do it. If you have friends that can or do, help them for a share in the bounty. Try to find a trusted source of non-GMO vegetables and meat that is not full of antibiotics, irradiation, and growth hormones. Buy this stuff in bulk proportions, if your budget allows, and can it yourself. Also, detoxify your body regularly. Find a trusted source for herbal detoxifiers, or learn to grow and make your own. If you have city water, buy a powerful water filter that will filter out the chemicals in your water. Don’t be fooled by ‘All Natural’ or ‘Organic’ being on the label. I saw a box of ‘All Natural’ pancake mix that was loaded with aluminum. Speak up and reach out. Talk about these things and educate people. Most folks are blind to the chem trails that criss cross the sky, even though they are obviously not clouds. Most folks don’t read the ingredients or even the nutrition facts. Most people think that the Nazi mind control drug fluoride is actually GOOD for you. Most people think that our government really cares about us.

The government does not give a crap about us. They want total control over our lives. They hate people who can help themselves. You are a threat if you are self sufficient. Why else would they attack herbology, raw milk, small farmers and homesteaders, ban guns, allow all these toxins to be added to our environment, destroy our economy, throw God out of everything, wreck everything this country was founded on and stood for, and annihilate the morals of our people? We have an illegitimate, i.e. BASTARD,  government. Those bastards are not going to help us. We have to help ourselves. God bless those who are willing to stand on their own two feet. God bless the preppers, God bless y’all.


A good quarantine may be the one thing standing between your group and a nasty bug. Not just a perimeter quarantine, but also a quarantine area inside the perimeter. If you decide to take in skilled refugees or some friends or family show up a few days after the fact, you need to make sure that they aren’t bringing something with them. The best way to do that is to keep them in a  contained quarantine area for at least two weeks. Most nasty little bugs surface before then. You don’t need anything fancy, just a shelter, a heat source, and a few extra blankets. Some have suggested that you buy paper plates and plastic silverware for feeding those under quarantine, but if you do the math, it may not be a good idea. Say you take in 5 skilled refugees. You need to feed them 3 times a day for 2 weeks. 3 plates x 5 people = 15 plates per day x 14 days = 210 plates. Now take in more than one group of people. I’d say just stock up on a good dish soap and wash in water so piping hot that not even Satan would touch it. Also add vinegar to the rinse water to kill anything left. I’ve also heard some say that you need to use bio hazard suits and all what not. Bio hazard suits will be great to have around, but most of us can’t afford many at all, so those will be too precious to just wear and throw away working with those in quarantine. That is, unless you can wash them. Keep contact with those under quarantine to the bare minimum. The biggest thing is wash your hands after working with them and keep your immune system in top shape. Eating one raw clove of garlic a day is good for that, as is purple cone flower ( also known as echinacea), and oil of oregano. Eating plenty of good nutritious food, getting plenty of rest, and keeping clean will protect you substantially. I also recommend stocking up on latex or vinyl gloves. Remember, typhoid is not fun, and neither is an outbreak of dysentery in your group.

I cannot stress cleanliness enough. Stock up huge stockpiles of soap, please!

People do underestimate the immune system. If its not exposed at all to nasty bugs, it won’t know how to fight them if really under attack. I never take flu shots, but I get exposed to not only the flu, but also bronchitis and sometimes pneumonia every year and I don’t get sick. If you use common sense, you should be fine. If you have any other suggestions or tips, feel free to share in the comments. The more info the merrier! May God grant you all peace.

The Commode Post

Unfortunately, a good proportion of folks out there are not able to do this because of regulations or lack of space, but for those who can, this is a great way to take care of a crappy situation. Composting toilets are a very simple solution for not just shtf, but also even today it can be used as a cheap and green alternative to flush toilets. You don’t have to buy a fancy set up to have a functional one. Ours consists of a 5 gallon bucket (we ‘d get them for free from fast food joints), a toilet seat, and Free Soul Papa built a hinged box himself. It works great. Just park yourself on the command post, fire at will, then cover your trail with sawdust. It does not stink if you bury it well enough. When its full, carry it out to your compost pile, empty, and rinse. Badda bing, badda boom. A compost toilet system can be set up in five minutes and you really don’t need a box for it. I used just a bucket and a cheap seat for a while myself. If you have to move it, you don’t have to re-plumb the bathroom and it fits about anywhere. Of course, in pre-SHTF times, regulations are a problem, so please check to make sure you can do this. Being harassed isn’t fun, and the gov’t doesn’t like to lose.

May God grant you all peace.

When The Disposable Paper Products Run Out

Everyone loves the convenience of paper towels and toilette paper, including yours truelly. Feminine pads, tampons and kleenex make our lives easier. How about disposable diapers? Expensive, but an integral part of our lives. However, these things do pose a problem to the prepper community. One, they take a huge space to store. Imagine trying to store five years worth of TP, papertowel, kleenex, and all that other stuff in your basement our storage room. Two, they CANNOT get wet. Three, when used, you have to find a way of getting rid of it.

Fortunately, there are ways of getting around the throw away stuff we’re accustomed to using. Instead of kleenex, buy a few hankies. I can sometimes find a bunch of them at yard sales real cheap, nice ones too! I have used hankies instead of kleenex for years and will never go back.  Instead of storing toilette paper, invest in a few soft brown washclothes. They will last for years. Cloth napkins instead of paper ones. Use a damp dish cloth instead of paper towel. This is a lot of work, but in the end very worth it: use cloth diapers instead of disposable ones. What if you have another baby post shtf? What if another woman with a small infant enters your group? Disposable diapers will not last forever, at least have a big stack of clothies as a back up. Not only are you saving money, you’re helping the enviroment as well.

Ok, girls, I know that I’ll get a few dirty looks for this, but yes, our monthly cycle needs to be addressed. Shtf is not going to stop once a month so that we can run to the store to buy tampons or pads. There are three ways that I know of to keep clean during this time. 1. Diva cups. Like a rubber tampon, only its a cup. 2. Washable pads. Expensive, which is why I use… 3… haha cloth baby diapers, folded well. Works great, just rinse after using to make washing easier. This method I have been using for years.

Hope this helps. May God grant you all peace.

Using Water Efficiently

The average American family wastes a lot of water without even thinking about it. Just turn on the faucet and the water never ends. Running water is a blessing, but we have taken it for granted. One day, the water streaming happily from the faucet may trickle to a stop. Water rationing, frozen pipes, natural or man made disaster… any of these can cause a shortage of water. No more shower every day for each member of the family.

We haul our water in from our well in a 5 gallon plastic bucket. Believe me, when you have to haul water inside by hand, you learn a lot of ways to use much less water just because you don’t like making so many trips to the well. First I’ll discuss bathing. Bathing is very important in terms of hygene, but not only do many people bathe too often, they use too much water per session. Think about it. How many gallons do you use per shower or bath? I use approximately two. I only bathe once or twice a week, depending on how dirty my hais is, though I wash the spots that get really dirty (my arms and face) every day. Do I stink? Nope. Do I look dirty? Nope. In fact, bathing too often strips your skin and hair of the oil that keeps it from getting too dry. I only need lotion for my hands (which get washed several times a day), the rest of my body is baby soft.

When washing hands, I observe that many of my coworkers use a high flow of water. It’s almost like they pressure wash their skin with the sink faucet. I’m sometimes horrified! I try to use a very small rate of flow and am trying to now get in the habbit of shutting the water off between soaping and rinsing.

When doing dishes, many seem to think that they need a constant flow of hot water for washing and rinsing. A lot of water gets wasted because we suffer from germiphobia. When I do dishes, I use two tubs, one for rinsing, one for washing. I mix a little vinegar in the rinse water to kill germs. The wash water isn’t changed unless it gets really bad or the dishes are done. As long as it’s hot and soapy, it’s fine and cleans great. Just save the greasy stuff for last. After doing the dishes, the rinse water is used as hand washing water until dirty. This may sound gross, but the amount water saved is HUGE. Our family is rarely sick, so we must not be doing anything wrong.

This is just a start. When your water supply is limited, you’ll have to get creative. May God give you all peace.

Water Filtration Bottles

I don’t like to rely on a lot of fancy gadgetry, but one of the coolest things that I found are sport water bottles equiped with super effecient filters. Seriously, mobile and easy to carry instant filtration for water! There are two that I’ve tried and both work great.

The first one is the British Berkefeld bottle that uses a black element filter. They filter out a trmendous amount of little nasties, and like its older cousin, you can filter pond water through it. Its a great bottle and well worth the expence of getting one. The biggest cons are the fact that they are very expensive and the black element filters cannot be cleaned like the ceramic filters can. The best thing is that the black element filters are a lot less fragile.

The second  bottle uses a generic Berky style ceramic filter, which, in my experience, is just as good as the real Berky ones. These are a lot cheaper and you can clean the filters over and over. The biggest con is that the ceramic filters are fragile and you can’t be really rough with the bottle. The best thing with these is that they are very inexpensive and last a long time.

Because I live every day paycheck to paycheck, I chose to go with the least expensive of the two. It doesn’t matter what kind of bottle you get, so long as it fits with your plans and mode of survival. In a pinch when you can’t use any better purification system, this may just be the cat’s meow.

I have also heard of Lifestraws, but have not tried it yet. If anyone has, please let me know how they work and how long they last. The monthly Prepper’s Meeting is tonight, so expect a new post later on 🙂

As always, may God grant you peace.

Post Collapse Laundry Day

There are four good ways that I know about to get your clothes good and clean after the world as we know it ends. The first two I have actually done. The third one Free Soul Boyfriend has done. The fourth was widely used in the old times. I don’t know about you, but nuclear holocaust or not, I want clean underwear every day. Yeast infections are not fun.

The first method I will talk about is the good old Maytag ringer washer. We use ours here all throughout the summer. It is currently run by a gas Honda engine. However, a 12 volt motor can be used instead if you have the ability or plan to have the ability to generate enough juice for it. The old Maytag does a great job and we just use cold well water to wash in. We let it sloosh the clothes around for about twenty minutes or so in the wash water and the clothes always come out clean. A word of caution, though, when operating the ringer watch your fingers. I have not had my fingers pinched by the ringer before, but from what I heard it does not feel good. Also, ladies with ample busts should also be careful as I have also heard of a woman on Free Soul Papa’s side of the family getting a tah tah caught in the ringer too.

The second method is the laundry plunger. It looks like a big funny looking toilette plunger. I used mine not too long ago to try it out and it works great! The only problem I found was my hankies not coming all the way clean. I will try presoaking those next time. What I did was take two 5 gallon plastic buckets, one for washing and one for rinsing. Loads are small: a handfull of socks, 2-3 t-shirts, or one pair of jeans. After about a minute or two of working the plunger in an up-down motion like you would an old time butter churn the clothes are good and clean. For really dirty clothes, give it an extra minute and reinspect to see if its clean yet.

Method three is the wash board. I have two that I bought at a yard sale. These work by rubbing the clothes on the ribs of the wash board. Free Soul Boyfriend says they work great, so I’m taking his word for it.

Last, but not least, is the art of boiling your clothes clean. Back in the day, the woman of the house put the dirty clothes into a big pot or kettle and boiled them all clean. I don’t think this method uses soap, but I’m not sure.

It would be wise to have more than one method available just in case the primary one fails. I hope this helps. As always, may God grant you all peace.