Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Survival Means Being Prepared To GET OFF THE GRID
Survival Means Being Prepared To GET OFF THE GRID. It doesn't mean depending on the government.
(It is apparent government laws, rules and regulations have and are mandating more control over your every move. Every new "law" has built in procedures to collapse the economy bit by bit.
There are many laws that require businesses and state government to increase funding to the federal government.
Obamacare is a prime example with its 2600 pages of rules and regulations.
Government agencies make new rules and regulations everyday that require businesses to give more funds to the government or face fines. The RIN credit scheme is an example that most people don't know about.
Many of these "hidden taxes" are just passed along to the American citizen.
In 2014 pensions must report ACCOUNTABILITY and balance their books. This means state governments/cities must contribute more to their pensions funds. Many pension funds are a ponzi scheme that were never fully funded. In 2014 the new pension law will require a massive influx of funds. Some states will not be able to come up with the massive funds required. These states/local governments will be on the verge of financial collapse in 2014.
Massive increases in food stamps have occurred. It has doubled since the fraud obama has come into "office".
SS disability has vastly increased since obama has started his quest to kill the economy through over burdened taxes and entitlements.
These people on ss disability are not longer counted as unemployed. This reduces the fake unemployment rate.
When a persons unemployment checks run out they are no longer counted as unemployed, they are just not considered unemployed!
ANY part time employment is considered FULL time employment by the federal government and increases the fake unemployment rate.
If a one person works two part time jobs the federal government considers this as 2 people working full time!!!!!! The unemployment rate is a total SCAM!!
Government statistics are not accurate and are geared to make you think the economy is not as bad as it really is.
This is why you should be preparing to get of the "grid" and be self sufficient as much as possible not depending on the government or your local quick store for food and water.
Everything the regime is doing is geared to make the US economy crash.
Everything you should be doing should be geared to preparing for the economy to collapse and the ensuing anarchy, lawlessness and chaos that will breakout.) Story Reports
Surviving means knowing what to eat besides fritos in an emergency.
A good case in point about unexciting taste is illustrated by pine trees. All the pines of Southern Appalachia contain inner bark that is edible raw, steamed, stripped as noodles and boiled, or dried and powdered into flour for baking. (Pines include hemlock trees, but remember that every evergreen is not necessarily a pine. Yew, for example, is toxic.) This is a most valuable piece of information for two reasons.
First, virtually everyone can identify some species of the ubiquitous pine tree; and so this survival food alone should negate the threat of lost people starving to death. And secondly, the nutritional breakdown of pine is impressive. That layer of yellowish inner bark (just beneath the dead layer of outer gray bark) contains protein, fat, phosphorous, iron, carbohydrates, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, and vitamins A and C. That's a mouthful.
The taste is considered by most to be terebinthine and uninspiring for any thoughts about lining up for seconds. But consider those ingredients. Fat is the body's most efficient energy source and an important requirement in our diet. The right kind of fat, that is. The bad kind of fat runs rampant in our fast food culture and gets so much bad press that the chubby little three-letter word has earned a connotation of ill repute.
Protein is so important to the body's well-being that if it is missing from the diet, the body will break down its own muscle tissue and use that protein. In other words, the body eats itself. It resorts to self-cannibalism.
The Adirondacks, a tribe of Native Americans who once thrived in the New York state area, survived some harsh winters of deep snow by preparing meals of pine bark. Because the animals they hunted denned up when the snow drifts stacked too high, the Adirondacks' hunting excursions (by snowshoe) proved fruitless. Their resourcefulness in substituting bark for animal protein earned them their name, which means "people who eat the tree bark."
Harvesting and Eating
If you have never seen inner bark in a pine, go outside and find a white pine with living branches close enough to the ground to be reached.
Lay your knife blade flat against the bark and then angle it only slightly, enough to barely cut beneath the thin outer bark layer. When the outer bark has been removed from a surface area equivalent to a three-inch strip of audio cassette tape, with the point of your blade, outline a rectangle by cutting through the inner bark into the wood. Pull up a corner of the rectangle and peel the yellowish inner bark away from the wood, which will be a darker amber color. The small strip you've removed is ready to be eaten. Chew it until it goes beyond a chewing gum consistency and breaks apart. At that point you can swallow it.
Another plentiful food is cattail, which can thrive in large colonies in sunny marshes or at the edge of rivers or even in roadside ditches. There is food to be had on this plant any month of the year, not to mention medicinal and utilitarian uses.
Harvesting and Eating
If the plant's water source is clean, grasp one plant with both hands near its base. In short gentle jerks, pull it upward to free it from the mud. Then peel away the outer leaves one by one until the interior color approaches creamy white. This pale core is a delicacy eaten raw or steamed, and its taste is always a crowd-pleaser. Eat from the bottom toward the upper end of the plant until the tissue becomes too fibrous to chew.
Now check the root system (actually rhizomes, or underground stems) for curved, tusk-shaped appendages that might be from an inch to three inches long. These structures, too, are edible raw or cooked.
If you're lucky enough to find the cattails in flower, shake the pollen out of the male flower head, which is located just above the female flower head at the top of the tall stalk. The pollen can be eaten out of hand or used as flour in a baking recipe. Both flower heads can be steamed and eaten off their cores like corn on the cob.
In autumn, a variety of nuts are available to eat, all of them cholesterol-free and rich in fat and protein. Hickory, walnut, hazelnut, chestnut, beech, and oak. By far the most plentiful are acorns, the only nuts that need leaching of their tannic acid content. White oaks have less tannin than red oaks, but some Native American tribes preferred red oaks for their flavor.
Harvesting and Eating
Gently crack an acorn by using a hefty stone on a log workbench. Peel away the shell and discard it. The two-part split nut inside will usually be covered by a reddish-brown rind, which must be scraped away by a perpendicularly held knife blade. Position the flat (interior) side of nut-half down and slice it into the thinnest flakes possible and collect these in a sauce pan. Pour over this just-boiled water - enough to cover the nuts. When the water turns cloudy brown, pour the water away and repeat until the water remains clear. At this point the acorns are ready to be eaten as is, cooked into gruel, or dried and roasted by a fire, ground into a flour and used for baking.
Other nuts can be eaten right out of the shell, but one nut - hickory - will prove to be problematic due to its convoluted maze of a shell. I once picked the nut meat out of cracked hickory shells for four hours. My yield was one-half cup. Native people cleverly solved this problem by removing the green husk and then smashing nut and shell together and soaking in water. Within two days, the shell pieces absorb water and sink while the oil and nut scraps float. This edible portion was skimmed off and used as a soup base called "powcohicora," a word whose last three syllables should ring a bell.
In this article, we have only scratched the surface of edible plants; but these examples provide a good start for anyone just delving into the adventure. I have chosen plants that are easy to find and relatively straight-forward in the all-important positive identification process. Your job is to make certain of this identification by using a reliable book and/or an experienced forager. We have also not touched on animal foods.
Be safe and sure and selective. Don't forage in polluted areas, such as the right of way along busy roads. Speaking of roads, if ever the semis stop running on our highways and our grocery stores empty, every bit of information you have gleaned about wild foods will be invaluable. Your botany book might become the most important book in your house. Aside from any gardening you might be doing, forest and field will become your grocery store. Your knowledge about these foods will be in much demand by the people around you. We will have gone full circle in our human history of eating. Once again, the real world will be pertinent to everyone.
(Remember grocery stores only have about a three day supply of food. In a panic make that a one day supply. This means you can't go to the local quick store to get some fritos.
What will you do? If you have been preparing to "get off the grid" you won't be worried about not being able to get fritos from the quick store!
Knowing that food is all around you and how to harvest it can mean live or death as a last resort.
When your local home pantry runs low you should know how to harvest the food that is all around you.
No it won't be fritos but it will keep you alive while the revolution of lawlessness and chaos is in progress!!!!!!! Yippy ki O) Story Reports