Ingredients

Medicinal Moonshine to cure coughs

For this article on medicinal moonshine I wish I had a gypsy wagon for selling snake oil from. Crazy James’ Snake Oil Wagon of Wonder. Maybe a new business venture for me if this Survivalpunk thing doesn’t pan out. So I got over the stomach virus thing and a few days after I started having a sore throat and a horrible cough. I felt really bad for a few days, achy, tired, runny nose, the works. I thought I might have caught the flu going around. Actually I might have or maybe bronchitis, I’m not sure I don’t go to the doctor and I’m not a doctor, I don’t even play one on the internet. All I know is know five days later I’m still coughing and it sucks. One of my good friends who knows a lot more about both herbal remedies and a lot more about moonshine told me to take some to get rid of my lingering cough. Well I’m never one to turn down a chance medicinal moonshine so this is what I did for my cough.

 

 

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Shaving

Learning to Shave with a Straight Razor

Straight razors are cool. I use a straight razor now. Well sometimes, and it’s kind of a straight razor. Years ago when I got into prepping I was thinking about shaving during the apocalypse. The general survivalist plan seems to be to just not shave and grow mountain man beards. Not me, I grow a beard once or twice a year and that’s about all I can tolerate. I thought about stocking up on Mach III blades and using the trick to make them last longer, by honing them on an old pair of jeans. Then the idea of switching to using a straight razor hit me. I was at a horror convention and picked up on for around $15. I got home and prepared to shave. Then realized I bought a piece of crap and it would not shave hot butter. Before spending lots of money on a real one I found a cheaper, long lasting solution.

Steps to shaving with a straight razor
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Atkins TV Dinners

3 Atkins Frozen Meals Reviewed: Easy Low Carb Meals

Atkins Frozen Meals

Yesterday I happened to see new Atkins frozen meals in the frozen food section at Walmart. I thought it was a neat idea, good for a quick meal that would be fairly close to my paleo foods. While I usually cook all my meals at home and bring them with me with the past two weeks being an exception. First I had that nasty stomach virus that put me down and I couldn’t cook. Furthermore as soon as I got over that I caught what might be the flu. In any case once again no cooking. Seeing these I thought that in a pinch having a few of these handy could help you get through a sickness or lazy spell. If they taste any good that is.  So let’s get down to eating these Atkins Frozen Meals I’m starving!

 

Atkins Frozen Meals
Atkins Frozen Meals

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Settlers Of Catan

Bug Out Games and Entertainment

Survivalists and preppers sure love their acronyms. B.O.B’s, G.H.B.’s, B.O.V’s and B.O.L’s are a few that come to mind. In the spirit of Bug Out acronyms I’m going to coin, and i searched to see if anyone else had, a new one. Bug Out Games, B.O.G’s. I’ve been thinking about not just bug outs but Bug In’s, disasters, power outages and whatnot. Disasters can be boring! Sure there is a lot to do but there will still be downtime and you will not have the normal comforts you’re used to. The tried and true entertainment most seem to carry in their B.O.B’s seems to be one deck of cards to play solitaire. I don’t think that’s the best choice though. For one It assumes you will be alone, a bad idea in any of the situations I described. Secondly as much as I enjoy a game of solitaire it can get repetitive. So what are a few of my choices for B.O.G’s?

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Why Is Gluten So Bad?

Gluten is the devil! It’s a vile insidious substance that should not exist in this world. I’m pretty sure it will be the cause of the impending zombie apocalypse. If you eat gluten you are worst than the worst harlot. Wait what is gluten and why is it so bad? I’ve been mostly Gluten free for years now. Partly by proxy of gluten being in wheat, wheat being full of carbs, and staying away from bread for that. When I read The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf he stressed the inherent insidiousness of gluten. I read a few things and decided that it was bad. I forgot most of what I read though and only ended up with the important part, Gluten bad smash gluten! I realized I was advocating to friends and family to avoid gluten and my reason was “It’s bad”…not exactly the most convincing not scientific reason. So today I’ll share with you, and myself in the process, Why is gluten so bad and why you should avoid it. Stick with me as we dive down the gluten filled donut hole of doom my friends.

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