victran:

Red Hot Chili Peppers

This reminds me of harvesting and drying dozens of ghost peppers last fall.

Just a reminder - be safe in the kitchen!

heroes-get-made:

Important Things About the Ebola Outbreak
You’re not hearing enough about it because it’s happening in Africa. Plain and simple. Western Media (of which I was once a naive member) does not consider the deaths of non-whites and non-Westerners as important, so while this disease kills, it isn’t killing the right people to get enough attention.
With that said, officials have made it clear that they think there’s no chance the disease could spread outside of Africa, and definitely not to the United States.
That’s bullshit, in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of time researching disease transmission, viruses, etc., both professionally and in my spare time. It may not spread, but they can’t know that at this stage. It’s the largest outbreak of Ebola EVER. There are already hundreds dead, and the number is growing.
"Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients." [x]
There is no cure and no vaccine, and most people are not educated on protecting themselves from this disease.
Don’t freak out, but we should all be paying attention.

heroes-get-made:

Important Things About the Ebola Outbreak

  • You’re not hearing enough about it because it’s happening in Africa. Plain and simple. Western Media (of which I was once a naive member) does not consider the deaths of non-whites and non-Westerners as important, so while this disease kills, it isn’t killing the right people to get enough attention.
  • With that said, officials have made it clear that they think there’s no chance the disease could spread outside of Africa, and definitely not to the United States.
  • That’s bullshit, in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of time researching disease transmission, viruses, etc., both professionally and in my spare time. It may not spread, but they can’t know that at this stage. It’s the largest outbreak of Ebola EVER. There are already hundreds dead, and the number is growing.
  • "Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients." [x]
  • There is no cure and no vaccine, and most people are not educated on protecting themselves from this disease.
  • Don’t freak out, but we should all be paying attention.

Wacky Weather and Weird Things Going On

There is something really weird going on out there, is anyone paying attention?

Mainstream news keeps feeding us the same old stuff, but when you read between the lines, there’s a whole lot going on.

Strange weather, polar vortex, earthquakes, tsunamis, super moons, not add to that Ebola, war, and riots in the street… some of these present a real risk to people in various parts of the world. What poses a risk to you, and are you prepared?

Prepper Habits: Learning new skills and taking on new hobbies.

from 10 Habits of Happy Preppers

http://www.happypreppers.com/ten-habits.html

#10: Learning new skills and taking on new hobbies. Happy Preppers enjoy the full time activity of prepping. There is always something more to do.  Happy Preppers are happy to hone a Prepper skill or learn a new one! And practice makes perfect, as with Marksmanship or Horsemanship for example. Perhaps they start one week to learn how to tie knots, make bread from scratch, or can their own wholesome foods. Maybe 
next, they take on first aid, attend a Martial Arts class, or register for firearms instruction. Perhaps they learn the Amish way of life and order a washboard. Maybe they get a license for Amateur radio. Happy Prepper men may learn how to mend clothes or knit new ones. Happy Prepper women may learn how to hunt or fish or just go camping.

Sign language can be an essential skill for the Happy Prepper family in a 
hostile situation to communicate a defensible strategy. Learning to identify edible plants might be another survival essential. For those skills they don’t want to learn, they create a library of books on subjects such as plant identification, first aid, farming, disease control, food preservation. The list is endless, but Happy Preppers take it all on, one skill or book at a time.
 - See more at: http://www.happypreppers.com/ten-habits.html#sthash.fIpqMizK.dpuf

Sound like anyone you know?

How to Use a Compass

An essential survival skill.

You’re welcome.