For Cub Scout day camp Kathy worked for hours on some western theme audios. It was fun and I am thinking of making some more “funny” sound audios so I am trying this audio post.
LOL – meljr
For Cub Scout day camp Kathy worked for hours on some western theme audios. It was fun and I am thinking of making some more “funny” sound audios so I am trying this audio post.
LOL – meljr
thanks to foodstorageandsurvival.com for this information
I had heard from a very reputable source in the food storage community that if you stored your wheat/beans/seeds in cans or buckets and used the oxygen absorber packets it would kill the germination ability of the seed and make it so it would not sprout. Well, knowing how important it is to be able to sprout my food for nutrition, I’ve had some specially packed without the oxygen absorbers (oxy packs). Well, a post over at M.D. Creekmore’s Survivalist Blog got me thinking about this information and I thought I’d better test it out. So here’s the experiment, plus the basics on sprouting wheat since I haven’t covered that on this blog yet.
Here’s the plain wheat at the end of approx. 36 hours:And the Oxy packed wheat at the same time:The little white things at the ends of the wheat are the beginnings of the sprouts. Both trays of wheat were sprouting. You could stop here and eat them, but I like my sprouts just a little longer so I rinsed them again and put them back in the cupboard for the night. Late this morning (Friday) I pulled them out and here’s what I have. Plain wheat after about 48 hours (including soaking time):Oxygen packed wheat after approx. 48 hours (including soaking time):Now, it appears that the oxygen packed wheat actually is sprouting better than the tupperware stored wheat, most likely due to freshness. I do not recommend storing wheat in tupperware for any long period of time as it is not airtight, I just figured I’d use what was sitting around in my storage room open first for this experiment.
So the “advice” from an expert was proved incorrect. Kind of like the bottled butter! Guess you really have to test stuff out for yourself sometimes!
For reference, 1 cup of dry wheat berries yielded 1 3/4 + cups sprouted wheat.
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I am interested in articles and stories about stopping bleeding with cayenne pepper.
If you have any personal stories, or otherwise well documented accounts of actually stopping bleeding with cayenne pepper, please reply to this posting.
Article #1: Off internet December 17, 2011
Cayenne pepper to stop bleeding? Click here for original article.
Here’s what happened: I was preparing a salad for lunch and I inadvertently cut my finger while trying out my new chopping skills, fuelled by watching BBC lifestyle a bit too much. It was one of those nasty cuts that was like a deep shaving cut that won’t stop bleeding, rather than a deep amputation like cut. I counted at least 5 capillaries bleeding. Anyway, point is, it was bleeding, and a lot. So I did all the things that I was supposed to do, applied pressure, raised my hand and got out a bag of frozen peas. It felt much better, but it still continued to bleed and I was getting annoyed, as it had already been 5 hours and multiple bags of frozen vegetables later. I asked my husband to go to the pharmacy for me and get some tincture that stops bleeding, and he came home with TeeGel, which, I cannot even come close to explaining how not amused I was.
I thought at that point that I would succumb and have to go to the hospital for some medical assistance, and then I recalled something that you said that the best remedies can be found at home. I had read somewhere that suggested if you sprinkle Cayenne pepper on wounds, they stop bleeding. So, in a last ditch effort I did an Alia Al-Moayed, and I reached for the kitchen cupboard. I don’t know if it was the blood loss or what, but there were multiple images of your smiley face, strangely in black and white, around me. I got the Cayenne out and much to my husband’s horror, and my daughter’s confusion on why I was cooking my finger, I sprinkled. WOW.did it sting.it honestly felt like someone hit my hand with a hammer, and then jammed it into a car door. But you will not believe it. The bleeding stopped almost instantly, although the painful stinging lingered for a bit. But I’m not joking when I say, I’ve never seen anything like it, well other than electrical cautery in the OT. The bleeding stopped just like that. I was able to put a regular old plaster on it and that was the end of it. well other that growing some more skin. It was over in 5 minutes.
Article #2: Off internet December 17, 2011
Cayenne Stops Bleeding: Click here for the original Article.
In my experience with my thumb the cayenne pepper worked wonderfully. The combination of the external application and drinking it in water slowed the bleeding dramatically within just a few seconds and stopped the bleeding completely within a couple of minutes. Not only that, but I had no pain either. That amazed me more than anything. The pain just stopped.
Article #3: Off internet December 17, 2011
Can Cayenne pepper be used medically? Click here for the original article.
Did anybody know that Cayenne pepper stops bleeding? My friend went on a hunting trip and one of his dogs got a very bad cut on his leg. They were miles from any vets office and it was late, so on the advice of a friend he put Cayenne pepper on the cut that they happened to have in their cooking gear. He says that the bleeding stopped within ten seconds compared to the 2 hours that it would not. They stayed there for another couple of days and a cut that they were certain would require stitches healed up all by itself.
Article #4: Off internet December 17, 2011
Cayenne pepper stopped my foot from bleeding. Click here for original article and video showing the blood.
So I gashed my foot pretty badly. It took me a while to think of exactly what to do because I got really light-headed from the bleeding. I put cayenne pepper on it and it actually did stop the bleeding. However, since I was alone, I had to go to the other room to get a shirt that would wrap around my foot to keep the cayenne on and to keep pressure around my foot. So once I stepped on my heel to move, blood started pushing its way out and the cayenne went with it. That’s why there’s a little more blood in one area of the last pictures than in the video at the end (I took the video first, its just not in order). But cayenne did actually stop the bleeding. It doesn’t look like it in the video, because you can still see the blood on my foot, but you should have seen it before that, there was a steady stream dripping from my foot before I put cayenne on, and once it was on, not one drop came out until I stepped on my heel.
Anyway, thank you cayenne pepper
Article #5: Off internet December 17, 2011
My Experience with Home Herbal Remedies. Click here for the original article.
She put him on the counter, wiped the gushing blood out of the way and broke open two capsule-like pills onto the gash. It was about a half inch long gash about an inch above his ear. The bleeding stopped immediately. Completely. Dale explained that the capsules had ground cayenne pepper in them. She told me that the cayenne acted as a cauterizer. It actually sealed the blood vessels with a type of “burning” technique. She said it also would completely eliminate the possibility of infection and would heal without a scar. The powder formed its own type of scab and therefore the skin would not form a scab and therefore there would be no scar. She said to keep it dry for a couple of days and it would fall off naturally. No more worries!
I was amazed and prayed that it would work! Dustin was quiet through all of this, then said, “Mommy, can I come back tomorrow and catch a calf?” Silly Boy!!! Dale was right…the bleeding stopped immediately and permanently, there was no infection (as dirty as a calves hoof is??), it fell off naturally and without a scar. The only way you know where the gash was is with his military haircut it shows as a tiny spot which does not have any hair growing in it. Oh, by the way, the clown brought him 3 crisp $1 bills. He was thrilled!
Many years later, I fell,broke and skinned my leg. I will have to write a hub on it! It was an amazing healing, but when the skinned area began to show signs of infection I pulled out the cayenne pepper from the kitchen cabinet and poured it over the entire area. A week later, the cayenne scab began to flake off and the infection was completely gone and I have no scar. It was a win, win situation. I use ground cayenne pepper now for every cut and scrape. It works every time.
Article #6: Interesting article about using Cayenne Pepper for Hair Loss. September 2017
If you’re anything like me, you’ll do almost anything to stop your hair loss… and sometimes this can involve trying unusual supplements, herbs or spices.
Cayenne pepper has been rumoured to help with hair loss – But is there any scientific truth to these rumours?
In this article I’ll review all of the scientific evidence related to cayenne pepper for hair loss. I’ll share my own experiences and show you how you can add cayenne pepper to your diet in a way that can possibly stimulate hair growth.
Cayenne pepper has long been used to combat hair loss in various forms. The plant was originally used as a spice in Central and South America in the 15th century, and it later spread to southeastern Asia, Europe, and North America.
It was also used for medical purposes in many different cultures around the world, and many people today still rely on it to treat certain medical conditions.
It was first used in modern Western medicine by Samuel Thompson in the 1800s. In recent years, many people have started using cayenne pepper to combat hair loss, and scientists and medical researchers are just now starting to study this unique treatment in-depth.
Cayenne pepper is a member of a scientific group of sweet and chili peppers. Its scientific name is Capiscum annuum Cayenne. It is considered to be a good source of Vitamin A, and also contains some potassium and fiber.
Cayenne pepper is mainly considered to be a spice, and is used around the world in dried form, either as a powder or as flakes. It is known for its uniquely spicy taste, and is often used as an ingredient in many hot sauces as well.
Many people have previously discussed cayenne pepper’s many benefits for your overall health as well. Doctors and natural health experts often recommend cayenne pepper for a variety of health issues, including digestive problems, cold and flu, joint pains, and heart problems.
Because it has been found to stimulate so many of the body’s healing functions, it has been used for thousands of years to treat things like open wounds and sores.
This interest in cayenne pepper among the health community lead to curiosity about whether or not it would work to help treat hair loss.
While many people have been recommending cayenne pepper for a host of other health problems for years, it is only recently that people have been testing it out as a hair growth method.
Studies have been done recently that indicate that cayenne pepper does, in fact, stimulate the hair follicles to help with hair growth.
How does this work? Cayenne pepper contains a natural cannabinoid blocker – in fact, it is one of the only known natural elements that contains this blocker, also known as CB1.
The endocannabinoid system is a group of receptors within the body that manage a variety of the body’s natural processes, including appetite, pain, and many other factors, which is why cayenne pepper is so good for the body overall. But recently, scientists have noticed that the endocannabinoid system also has an effect on hair loss.
When this group of receptors receives cannabinoids, which can come from a variety of different sources (including marijuana, but also many other plants, medicines, and chemical compounds that we may ingest), these receptors can stop hair growth. This has found to be especially true when the body is in periods of high stress.
Because of cayenne pepper blocks cannabinoids and prevents them from reaching these receptors, it can prevent and combat hair loss. Cayenne pepper can be especially helpful if you know you have been losing hair due to stress.
Since cannabinoids are found in marijuana, it is especially important to stay away from any products that contain THC if you are concerned about hair loss. Learn more about marijuana related hair loss here.
As mentioned previously, cayenne pepper also contains capsaicin. Capsaicin creams and supplements are actually prescribed by many doctors and herbal experts to combat various forms of pain.
Capsaicin first stimulates the skin and pain receptors, which is why many chili powders are somewhat painful or irritating if applied to the skin. However, the capsaicin then sends signals to the body’s pain receptors to release the pain.
Because capsaicin is such a powerful stimulant, it is also very effective in treating hair loss. Studies done by Nagoya City University in Japan have shown that patients with alopecia responded very well to cayenne pepper treatments.
This is because capsaicin activates certain receptors beneath the skin that product peptides that increase the production of insulin-like growth factor I. This is a very important component in the body’s creation of hair, so over time, patients who use cayenne pepper treatments will see an increase in hair growth in the applied areas.
There are a few different ways to use cayenne pepper to treat hair loss. Many of these are relatively new and have not been tested by scientific research yet, so it is very important to do a small test to see how your body will react to the cayenne pepper before doing a full treatment.
There are many great food storage and emergency preparedness websites out there. We have compiled a few of our favorites here as a resource for you to get even more information. It is by no means an exhaustive list but it’s full of sites we definitely think you should check out.
Briden Solutions – Canadian source for food storage products
Emergency Essentials – Food storage items from #10 cans to 5-gallon buckets
Emergency Food Storage .co.uk – Food and emergency supplies in the UK
HiStakes-Spelt.com – Purchase long term food storage ingredients and tools
Home Food Storage Order Form – Products from LDS Canneries
Honeyville Food Products – Anything you could want, and cheap shipping
Shelf Reliance – Food storage rotations shelves and food storage foods
Walton Feed – Huge supplier of food storage foods
Deals to Meals – Sales and meal plans for many states in the Southwest
Pinching your Pennies – Nationwide deals, great for 3 month supply foods
The Food Storage Shopper – Tips on buying your food storage for less
The Grocery Game – Save tons of money on your groceries!
American Preppers Network – AWESOME organization. Find your state!
Canadian Preppers Network – Because we love our Canadian readers too
Dehydrate 2 Store – TONS of info on dehydrating
Everyday Food Storage – Learn to use food storage in your own recipes
Food Storage and Survival – Adventures in self reliance
Food Storage FAQ – Probably the best compilation of information available
Food Storage Plus – Blog about food storage written by a passionate farmer
Getting Started in Emergency Preparedness – Ongoing 16 week eprep course
Homesteading Journey – Simpler living in a modern world
I Dare You To Eat It – Blog by the author of the book I Dare You to Eat It
I Prepared – Preparedness blog in line with the teachings of the LDS church
Deals to Meals Blog – Food storage updates/recipes from Deals to Meals
M.D. Creekmore’s Survival Blog – This site is chalk full of preppin’ information
My Square Foot Garden – Learn from a fun young mom who’s doing it herself
Peace of Preparedness – The resource library is phenomenal
Prepared LDS Family – Vast amounts of information here
Preparedness Pantry – Blog by Emergency Essentials with info and deals
Preparedness Pro – Wealth of information and tons of classes available in Utah
Provident Living Website – Official LDS Site on provident living and self-reliance
Solar Oven Chef – This site just rocks, solar oven cooking
The Prudent Homemaker – Food storage, gardening, homeschooling, and more
Totally Ready – An in depth look at all things emergency preparedness
Utah Preppers – Excellent group of people providing emergency info for Utahns
You Can Can – Tips and recipes on canning your own foods.
_____ There are like tons of places on the internet to go to to look a couponing stuff. But there are only so many coupon deals to get the scoop on. Right now I am getting 2 Sunday Denver post. This gives me 2 Red Plum and 2 Smart Source inserts. When you go to a blog on couponing you will see them refer to “R” or “RP” for the Red Plum insert and “S” or “SC” for the Smart Source inserts. Plus the date (usually Sunday) the insert came out like 6/18/2011. Start by looking at one of my favorite sites The Krazy Coupon Lady. _____ In Arvada you can get Red Plum inserts in the Arvada Press that comes out every week and is delivered to your door. Sometimes I will pick up a few extra copies at the Stanley Lake Library in the little room where they sell used magazines and books. Smart Source inserts are a little harder to come buy. Every once and a while I grab some out of the newspaper recycling bin at the King Soopers on 58th ave as seen in this post. _____ You have to save a stack of inserts from week to week. Keep a file or a pile if you want but be sure to put the date on the front cover of the insert so your will know what week it is from. On the binding of the insert in tiny letters if the publication date. I have to use a magnifying glass to see it. Don’t use your coupons until the item goes on sale. You can check out what the current sales are by signing up for free at CouponMom.com. This tells you what is on sale at what store and what insert to look for the coupons in. Some times the coupon you need is from several weeks back, so be sure to start a good pile of inserts. ____ Don’t get too crazy on checking out coupon blogs(like this one). There are an endless number of them and you can spend your whole life looking at different ones. Mostly they can only cover the same things. Pick a few favorites and stick with them. Learn to get around on the site as each one presents their stuff a little different. There are paid coupon sites and I tried on for a while. The paid sites are nice in many ways, but I am way to cheap to pay $10 or more a month to let them organize my coupons for me. There are also coupon clipping services and coupons available on ebay, but stay away from these for a while if you are just starting until you kind of learn the ropes a bit. ____ Skip any Couponing 101 Classes you might hear of or see on the internet. Just slug it out and figure it out on your own. It’s a little scary at first when you wonder if they are really going to give to the item free or if you did it all right or if they are going to hate you for using too many coupons. Both Safeway and King Soopers are posting a small sign saying they will take at most 3 coupons on any given item. So be nice about it and don’t load up the registers with your coupon quest (extreme couponing). There are plenty of deals to be had and you really don’t need 18 bottle of free shampoo (although I did get 5 tube of free toothpaste a while ago). _____
JUST Ask if they have a senior discount – Here are some samples:
The following list appears to have been copied without credit from “braddeals”:
These may or may not apply where you shop and could change or be dropped at any time–
Applebee’s: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby’s: 10% off (55+)
Ben & Jerry’s: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan’s: discount varies by location
Bob’s Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Captain D’s Seafood: discount varies on location (62+)
Carl’s Jr: 10% but you must ask first (thanks Adari)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+)
Chili’s: 10% off (55+)
CiCi’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Culver’s: 10% off (60+)
Denny’s: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+)
Dunkin’ Donuts: 10% off or free coffee (55+)
Einstein’s Bagels: 10% off baker’s dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker’s: 10% off any senior platter (55+)
Gatti’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee’s: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off (55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal (55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+)
Long John Silver’s: various discounts at participating locations (55+)
McDonald’s: discounts on coffee everyday (55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney’s: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak ‘n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off (55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off (50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy’s: 10% off (55+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+)
Retail and Apparel:
Banana Republic: 10% off (50+)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (50+)
Belk’s: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55+)
Big Lots: 10% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days (55+)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
Clarks: 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 10% off (55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 20% off (50+)
Kohl’s: 15% off (60+)
Modell’s Sporting Goods: 10% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)
Albertson’s: 10% off first Wednesday of each month (55+)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50+)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 6% off every Monday (60+)
Fry’s Supermarket: free Fry’s VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday (55+)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday (50+)
PathMark 5% off MONDAYS with circular coupon
Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (55+)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
ShopRite (Browns owned in PHL area) 3% off every Weds.
Uncle Guiseppe’s Marketplace: 5% off (62+)
Alaska Airlines: 10% off (65+)
Alamo: up to 25% off for AARP members
American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Best Western: 10% off (55+)
Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Clarion: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents
Club & special fares for select destinations
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+)
Econo-Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
Greyhound: 5% off (62+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+)
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler’s Discount (50+);20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62+)
Motel 6: 10% off (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+)
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Roadway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Activities & Entertainment:
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55+)
Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 30% off
Ripley’s Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket (55+)
SeaWorld Orlando: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
Cell Phone Discounts:
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $29.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50+)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+)
Great Clips: $3 off hair cuts (60+)
Super Cuts: $2 off haircuts (60+)
Since many senior discounts are not advertised to the public, our advice to men and women over 55 is to ALWAYS ask a sales associate if that store provides a senior discount. That way, you can be sure to get the most bang for you buck
Do you have to boil water for 10 minutes to make it safe to drink?
No, try 149 degrees F., Yes this article tells all about it.
How many people are drying from bad water?? Check it out.
Must read for preppers and home storage fans.
In addition to cooking food, solar cookers can also be
used to pasteurize contaminated water, by heating the
water to 65°C. To verify that water has been heated to
65°C, a reusable, wax-based water pasteurization
indicator (WAPI) is added to the water. When the WAPI
wax melts, pasteurization has been accomplished. As
part of the Sunny Solutions project in Nyakach, Kenya,
women are using the Cookit solar cooker to both cook
food and to pasteurize their contaminated water. They
report a significant decrease in diarrheal diseases as a
result. The Nyakach solar cooks and village leaders have
been taught how to use innovative water testing methods,
Colilert tubes and Petrifilms to test their water before,
and after solar pasteurization. The package of water
testing materials, Cookit and WAPI combine to address
two main problems in developing countries: lack of wood
for cooking and unsafe water for drinking.