Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share blog updates and interesting links.
First the blog updates…
299 Days: The Visitors giveaway winner We had the random drawing for 299 Days: The Visitors and reader David won the copy. We have another giveaway planned for tomorrow – this one’s going to be unique – so please come back and check in.
What I did to prep this past week Prices have not been as good as they are this month for Mountain House, so I ordered my favorite entree, Mountain House Noodles and Chicken.
Cleaning up the blog I’ve been going through past articles, deleting old links and doing a general cleanup to avoid getting penalized by search engines. I have to admit, this is the tedious part of maintaining a blog. I’d much rather be writing and experimenting on stuff, but it still needs to be done.
On the plus side, I have some fun projects lined up that I cannot wait to report on, including the one I just tried below.
This really works! You know I had to try this as soon as I read about it from Backdoor Survival – sharpening a razor blade. I have a couple of used disposable razors in the bathroom drawer that I never discarded, hoping to find a way to sharpen them. I followed the instructions in How to Sharpen Razor Blades for the Long Term I also poured a bit of rubbing alcohol on the blade to speed up drying (I think I found this in the Sunday Survival Buzz)
I tested the razor that I tried it on and found it to be very sharp. As long as the razor blades never rust, they can keep getting sharpened and will last for a long time. This trick can really save money!
Now for the links…
Where does your chicken come from? I don’t like the idea of chicken all the way from China reaching my table, I don’t know about you, but we should at least find out where our chicken comes from. See Chinese Chicken Processors Are Cleared to Ship to U.S.
Don’t trust the jerky treats either This happened a little while back, but even pet treats are suspect.
I can remember the tainted cat and dog food recall from a few years ago, when I actually had bought some of that melamine tainted cat food. Fortunately, I discovered the tainted food before I gave it to the cats, because one of the cat food cans exploded in the trunk of my car, leaving a huge nasty smelling mess that reeked for days.
Antibiotics for emergencies. Even the hardiest of survivalists can have a bacterial infection that can be life-threatening without antibiotics. Here’s a good article from Urban Survival Site that has good information on good ones to have. See
Denial can be Dangerous A lot of people are still in denial about the need to prepare. But even experienced outdoors men or women can make bad choices while in denial. See DENY DENIAL: Your most primitive survival skill can also be fatal
Don’t throw out your junk candles Check out this project first – Recycle those Junky Candles into a Survival Firestarter from Survival Common Sense We all have candles or candle piece we no longer want. This is another neat money saving idea that I can’t wait to try out.
That’s all for now, it’s back to blog clean-up for me.
Take care and have a great week everyone!