Today is the birthday of Momofuku Ando (born, 1910) the Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and Cup-O-Noodles, born in Wu Baifu, Taiwan. (He died in 2007.) His inventions have saved counted thousands of American college students from starvation.
This is also the birthday of Howard Pyle (1853-1911), an influential American book illustrator, painter, and author. He was the mentor of many great American artists, including Thornton Oakley, Frank E. Schoonover, Allen Tupper True, and of course N.C. Wyeth.
I’m continuing my journey to consider some of the pantry basics (beyond meat, eggs, dairy, grains, fruits, and vegetables) that I will want to have available in the event of TEOTWAWKI. I am resolved that I will ideally be able to make or grow these items myself, but in researching them I know I may find it necessary to either store them indefinitely in large quantity and have some alternatives available, and/or have a local/regional source for obtaining in barter.
Quite honestly, this journey has caused me to dig deeper in some areas than I’d expected to go. Additionally, I am very happy that a few of you in our SurvivalBlog community have written to share your depth of experience and personal perspective on these items. I’m definitely intrigued with the idea of continuously maintaining and exclusively using starter dough instead of dry yeast. I … Continue reading
The article “Proposed Executive Order Designating Certain Rifles for ‘Militia Purposes’ – G.G” is a big truckload of B.S. We, the people, don’t need an Executive Order. We have a Constitution that reads, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” That part of our sacred document does not limit the militia to Made in USA AR-15’s! If you think that we will give up our imported firearms, then you are crazy! It is just another communist utopian gun control trick. Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing! – Big D
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I’m not particularly convinced of the authenticity of this purported draft of an EO. That said, the United States Code does provide an extension of the age to 65 for honorably discharged members of the Armed … Continue reading
“Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.” – Matthew 6:1-4 (KJV)