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February 26, 2010

Survival Guide

Filed under: Wild Edibles — Connie Lacelle @ 12:31

Are you prepared to find your own food in the wild when the economy crashes and/or you cannot buy it at the store? This is something that I have been greatly concerned about–so I bought a book by highly respected author Linda Runyon. The book is called “The Essential Wild Food Survival Guide” (used to be called “From Crabgrass Muffins to Pine Needle Tea”) and my copy just arrived. Last night I read Part I, Environmental Lifestyle, in which Linda introduces the reader to how she came to adopt that way of life and how she acquired her wilderness skills, information on gathering wild plants, how to store them for later use. I am thoroughly enjoying Linda’s humourous downhome style. You can check out Linda’s website at: Of The Field.

Here is a brief excerpt that caught my attention because I live in a cold climate:

“Due to a series of events, I learned to respect the Adirondack winter. The first incident occurred when I opened my eyes after a night’s sleep. My head seemed stuck to the pillow–my hair had frozen to the frost on the cabin wall! Frosted walls are a feature of life in the far north. A layer of ice 1/4 inch thick covers the walls most of the winter, brought about by intense cold, uninsulated buildings and potbelly heat. My side of the bed was against the wall, and that morning I was literally stuck to the wallboards. Warm water might have solved the problem, but one doesn’t always think clearly in a panic! Instead, a haircut solved the problem.”

I think one of my preparedness tools will be a head covering of some kind to sleep in!

February 24, 2010

CPR

Filed under: Health & Fitness — Connie Lacelle @ 14:04

Are you prepared to help someone who has collapsed? Do you know how to apply CPR? I just watched a video showing how to do continuous chest compression CPR–without having to breathe in their mouth. Check out the 2 minute video at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5huVSebZpM

February 23, 2010

Welcome!

Filed under: Site Housekeeping — Connie Lacelle @ 20:41

During my brief stint as a girl guide I learned an excellent motto: ALWAYS BE PREPARED. I have always tried to be prepared for anything I could anticipate coming in my near future–to make sure there were safety pins in my purse, that lessons were planned a week ahead of time, that the bank account never went into the red… I made sure I was prepared for eternity by accepting Jesus Christ as my Saviour and tried to prepare my children by teaching them from biblically based home school curricula. When I discovered the Hebraic roots of my faith I learned an incredible amount about prophecy and then that there were a lot more preparations to make. We are heading into the worst time the world has ever known. If we want to bring our families through it we need to learn how to be prepared in numerous new ways–like learning how to restore and maintain good health, garden, preserve food, identify wild edibles, live without electricity….the list goes on and on. In this blog, I hope to share what I have been doing and learning–but mostly, to learn from you how to be better prepared for this time in our lives. Please share!

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