Respect your Elders the Elderberry!

Respect your Elders the Elderberry!
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Respect your Elders the ElderberryRespect your Elders, the Elderberry! Pretty sure nearly all of us have heard that command at one time or the other, and in reality it’s good advice! And as much as I do respect my elders they aren’t what or who this weeks show is about. I’ll be talking about elder’s for sure not just human ones. Join me on this show when I’ll be respecting the Elder, the Elder Berry tree. It’s said that when you want to harvest the flowers or the berries that you must first ask the Elder Mother Tree permission. The Danish believed that the elder plant was protected by Hyldemor, the Elder Mother. It was important to ask for permission before cutting an elderberry tree or else it could bring you bad luck and misfortune. Read more “Respect your Elders the Elderberry!”

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Raising chickens?

Should I be raising chickens?
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raising chickensChickens, the egg before the hen or the hen before the egg? An age ole question and at this stage of the game does it matter? Chickens lay eggs and eggs turn into chickens, both are good tasting and nutritious and are the key to the show “Chickens to be or not to be” on the Other Side of a Preppers Path. In a short series of shows we will travel down the path of raising chickens. Our first installment is aptly titled “ To be or not to be, should I be raising chickens?” Read more “Raising chickens?”

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Vinegar, not just for Fish n Chips!

Vinegar, not just for Fish n Chips!
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Vinegar, not just for Fish n Chips

Vinegar, one would be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t used vinegar in one way or another. We most commonly think of white or apple cider however vinegar can be made from a vast array of things it really just depends on the source material. A combination of acetic acid, water and some trace minerals and viola you have vinegar. The uses for this amazing liquid are varied and wide because of it’s ease in production as one of the milder acids, historically it has had a wide variety of uses in our industrial, medical and domestic areas of life. Read more “Vinegar, not just for Fish n Chips!”

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Dive Bombers of Summer The mosquito!

Dive Bombers of Summer The mosquito!
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Dive Bombers of Summer The mosquitoThe dive bombers aka heat seeking missiles of summer have arrived in full force and have invaded our lives. They strike like stealth missiles and and their attack always leaves it’s mark, often for days! The dreaded mosquito. Depending upon where you live, you’ve already felt their wrath and some of us much more than others even in the same localities. While there are some 3500 different species the females are the real culprits. Sorry ladies but it’s the female mosquito that targets us for dinner. Read more “Dive Bombers of Summer The mosquito!”

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In this case White is Right!

In this case White is Right!
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In this case White is RightNow before you get all excited and or angry with White is Right. The show has nothing to do with political correctness but rather what we put in our bodies. Many have heard of the diet where basically you just don’t eat anything white, such as sugar, flour, pasta, rice and on and on, however there is one white that is most definitely right in the food world. So listen up and tune your ear to A Preppers Path and learn all about Cauliflower! Haha, tune your ear cauliflower! Read more “In this case White is Right!”

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Walking on Sunshine: Natural Health!

Walking on Sunshine: Natural Health!
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Walking on Sunshine: Natural HealthHey all you preppers out there the sun is shining at least up here in the wilds of the north. Temperatures are climbing and the golden rays of sunshine are flooding the landscape. A perfect time to get outside and enjoy. It’s easy enough to fill a page with all the positives of sunshine. However, are you aware how important the sun is for our bodies. It’s true the sun is a health tonic for each of us. Read more “Walking on Sunshine: Natural Health!”

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To Bee or Not to Bee, death for life!

To Bee or Not to Bee, death for life!
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To Bee or Not to Bee, death for lifeAhhh ….. the amazing honey bee, the giver of an elixir, sweet and golden used by mankind for eons. Have you really ever wondered much about the honey bee? Sure we have heard stories in the recent years about the honey bee and it’s battle with death or extinction but do you know that these bees live with a death sentence? True story, now I am not talking about bees or wasps in general as they all have their own rituals. But the honey bee is quite unique in many many ways and it is truly fascinating. Read more “To Bee or Not to Bee, death for life!”

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The Dandelian, a boon to some bust for others!

The Dandelion a boon to some bust for others!
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The Dandelion a boon to some bust for othersNow really how does one not smile at the brilliant yellow blossoms dotting the country side or perhaps your lawn each spring and summer! Ok Ok I know dandelions are one of the most common and despised weeds of those keepers of pristine lawns. But really the dandelion is just as useful as it is prolific. I like to think of them in that line with rabbits, they just multiply and multiply! In reality that’s a huge boon, the dandelion’s benefits are incredible, just a little unsung. Read more “The Dandelian, a boon to some bust for others!”

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Do lemons have legs?

Do lemons have legs?
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Do lemons have legs?The punch line to the old joke is do lemons have legs! Don’t get squimish on me, of course they don’t have legs but canaries do. I know bad! Bad! However, lemons have many other attributes that have gone unrecognized for far too long. That sunny bright yellow orb in the grocery produce aisle or if you are lucky hanging from the tree in your yard is a powerhouse! When it comes to the lemon that old adage great things come in small packages if apt! Read more “Do lemons have legs?”

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Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?
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Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?Can she bake a cherry pie Billy Boy Billy Boy; can she bake a cherry pie? Fast as a cat can wink it’s eye! Can you, can your spouse, family members or friends? The question on A Preppers Path is can you cook? I mean more than pouring water in a styrofoam cup and putting it in the microwave for a dinner of noodles. Can you cook? Read more “Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?”

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Gardening on the vertical

Gardening on the vertical!
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Gardening on the verticalWill old man winter never loosen his grasp? That’s the question up here in the wilds of Northern Idaho. Easter has come and gone the first day of spring was weeks ago and poof it snowed April 7th! Talk about a bit depressing, we just saw grass, ok it was still brown but still! Time to hit the seed catalogs and gardening books, somethings gotta give! Read more “Gardening on the vertical”

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Preparedness and Survival, inherent trait or learned?

Preparedness and Survival, inherent trait or learned?
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Preparedness and Survival, inherent trait or learned?For many in the prepared world it is basic knowledge or at least presumed that in order to survive we must prepare. How one goes about this preparedness issue is personal to each, some focusing on one particular path at a time but with the ultimate goal to be prepared for what ever comes our way. But are preparedness and will to survive the same thing? Read more “Preparedness and Survival, inherent trait or learned?”

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The values in intricacies of Spikenard

The values in intricacies of Spikenard
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The values in intricacies of SpikenardA brownie point for the first one to know what spikenard is! Ahhh the history of names and changes, for those of us in modern times Spikenard is none other than Lavender. That sweet but not too sweet aromatic herb that many either love or hate. Personally hate seems a bit strong and actually I’ve found many more who enjoy it’s distinct scent than don’t. The history of Lavender goes back some 2500 years and was even found in the Tomb of King Tut, believe it or not the aroma still faintly lingered. Read more “The values in intricacies of Spikenard”

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