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Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Plague Strikes

The Plague Strikes

Great plague of london 1665 200x278 The Plague StrikesWell it was probably inevitable with all of these kids, but a couple of them brought home the plague that’s going around.  A full on flu.  Joyous.

My folks were sick for weeks with this.  We’re hoping that this is a less … severe strain, but we’ll see.

In any case, things are looking awfully dicy for the health status of the Kearney household.  Here’s hoping that most of us don’t end up with it.

Of course we can just head down to town and get medication to help with the symptoms, and medical care if need be.

But what if we couldn’t head down?  Maybe we’re snowed in, or maybe there’s some social problem that prevents us from leaving the house.

Well, the usual remedies are important.  Plenty of water, plenty of rest.

Taking Vitamin C and either fresh garlic or garlic extract in pill form helps.

Ibuprofen or tylenol will help with aches and pains and fever.

If vomiting is an issue (or the other end, for that matter) then either use an over the counter electrolyte solution, or make your own … 1 quart water, 8 Tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt.  Heat the water, dissolve salt/sugar, cool, and drink.

You’ll note that there’s lots of stuff up there that you might want to have squirreled away for a plaguey day.  So take this opportunity to look at your medical preps and make sure you can deal with the little things.   After all, they’re the most likely to impact you.

Besides, if you’ve got everything you need at home, who cares if you can’t leave?

An Update From The Homestead

An Update From The Homestead

So, lots of changes and updates over the last couple days.  A few decisions, and lots of fun. As I’ve said before, we hope to build a house on our property this year.  A few weeks ago we finalized the plans for said house and today I got the last quotes for the actual constructionContinue Reading

New and Noteworthy for Today, January 30, 2013

Here’s a bunch of links I saw today that I thought you might like. Nobody is going to take your guns | The View From North Central Idaho Scientists, health authorities blatantly lied to public in wake of study showing GMO corn causes organ damage and cancer Oh Crap: Proof Of WAR CRIMES By Obama?Continue Reading

Garden Season 2013 Begins

Garden Season 2013 Begins

So with the climate here being different from what we’re used to, and colder at this time of year, I’m going to be making a much deeper foray into seed starting and early growing in the house. While I’d prefer to do much of this outside in a green house, that’s just not in theContinue Reading

New and Noteworthy for Today, January 29, 2013

Here’s a bunch of links I saw today that I thought you might like. Did you see or hear helicopters? Army training exercise takes over on Houston's south side | abc13.com Military Helicopters Buzz Downtown Miami Firing Machine Guns * Blur Brain No Longer Just a “Cool Tourist Story” but Real Time Prepping for CivilContinue Reading

New and Noteworthy for Today, January 28, 2013

Here’s a bunch of links I saw today that I thought you might like. Why Employment Is Dead in the Water From Rabble Such As This, Rise a People Whom Defy Kings. | Get Messmerized Obama Still Doesn't Get It: 2nd Amendment – MarketTicker Forums Liberty's Torch: The Fall of Atlantis The Resistance Has BegunContinue Reading

New and Noteworthy for Today, January 25, 2013

Here’s a bunch of links I saw today that I thought you might like. The Road to Debt-Serfdom Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Debt Mysteriously Paid Off Before Benghazi Testimony : palookavillepost.com Satire? Yes. Believable? …. maybe! AmericanMercenary: Unpossible Insurgencies The Feinstein “Assault Weapons” Ban: What’s It All About? | Power Line Where’s all this leading? ::Continue Reading

How To Deal With A Reluctant Spouse

How To Deal With A Reluctant Spouse

All too often there’s one parent that catches the ‘Prepping Bug’ and the other parent … doesn’t. If the newly minted prepper is lucky, the spouse will go along with it. For quite a few of you the experience has been a bit different.  You’ve gotten reactions along a spectrum of “you want to doContinue Reading

New and Noteworthy for Today, January 24, 2013

Here’s a bunch of links I saw today that I thought you might like. Obamacare begins to show its true ugliness Obama to Shut Down Southern Air Defense Systems: "It Will Be Open Season for Terrorists Flying In With Nukes, Low Altitude Missiles, Or Even Full Scale Invasion of America" Rural Revolution: Simmering with resentmentContinue Reading

An Update, A Project, And Two Products!

An Update, A Project, And Two Products!

Today’s a bit of a light day, and I’m going to avoid going into some of the heavy stuff that’s on my mind, and doubtlessly on yours as well. So first I want to tell you about what I’ve decided on regarding posting habits.  In all honesty, the daily posting is quite a bit ofContinue Reading

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