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How to store meat long-term when living off-grid

Natural News
29 March 2018
Zoey Sky

(Natural News) Preppers know that there are several methods that can be used to prepare meat for long-term storage. However, canning is one of the simplest ways to store meat when SHTF because it ensures that the food has a long shelf life.

Canning meat when you’re off-grid is similar to when you’re canning meat the modern way. If you have access to solar power, canning meat will be as easy as doing it in a modern kitchen. (h/t to BioPrepper.com)

Pressure canning is the recommended method of canning meat and low-acid vegetables to prevent a fatal kind of food poisoning called botulism. Botulism affects the central nervous system and causes facial and/or body paralysis. It is caused by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.

Canning meat off-grid and without a stove

To can meat off-grid, you will need some glass jars, lids, and rings. Consider getting some reusable lids, such as the Tattler brand, because even if they’re pricier, they’re worth every penny.

Take note that reusable lids have several differences compared to standard single-use lids. Reusable lids must be unscrewed a quarter of a turn in order so the hot air can escape while the contents are processing. Once the jars of food are processed, remove them from the canner. Tighten the rings again so the rubber seals properly as the food cools.

Before reusing your jars, clean them thoroughly and check for any flaws. Chipped jars can’t be reused for wet goods or other things that don’t require seals.

A pressure canner can also be used as a water bath canner for fruits and veggies that aren’t low acid. (Related: Curing and preserving meat in the wild: 5 different techniques.)

To can meat without a stove, you can make do with an old-fashioned wood-burning cook stove. Just remember that if you lose power, using a wood-burning stove can turn up the heat in your home during summer.

You can even try pressure canning over an open fire. Just make sure that you have a lot of wood since the fire has to be hot enough to sustain the pressure inside of a canner. If the water stops boiling, the meat will be compromised because it has to stay under pressure – which may vary depending on the size of the jars – to kill the C. botulinum bacteria.

You can build your own outdoor grill with some cinder blocks. Surround the canning area on three sides with cinder blocks, then place a metal grate or gridiron on top of two blocks so the canner is close to the fire. To start canning, get the fire hot so your canner will pressurize faster.

Since a canner can only hold a certain number of jars, get enough wood so the fire stays hot enough. Watch the fire closely: It needs to be hot enough to bring the pot to pressure, but it can’t get too hot that it blows up. When sterilizing jars outdoors, put a lid over the pot so ashes don’t get in the water.

Even if you don’t have electricity, you can use your survival skills to can meat over a wood-burning stove or an open fire.

Tips for storing canned meat

Once you’ve canned meat for your food supply, follow the tips below to store them properly:

  • Check if each jar is sealed tightly before you store them – Metal lids shouldn’t move up or down when you press on it. If the lids move, use the food immediately or refrigerate it. For Tattler reusable lids, remove the metal screw band and pull on the lid with your fingers. Sealed lids will remain in place. Those not sealed properly will pull off.
  • Freshly processed jars must be cooled thoroughly – Remove screw bands and clean the jars and screw bands using warm soapy water, then dry the jars and bands.
  • Label each jar properly – Write the date and contents on jar lids or on a label.
  • Store jars in a cool, dark, and dry place – Store canned foods in a single layer. While you can save space by stacking jars, it’s not worth risking them since they may fall and break.

Brush up your food handling and meat storage skills at Preparedness.news.

Sources include:

BioPrepper.com

TheSelfSufficientHomeAcre.com

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Eggs are brain food: Study shows eggs improve infant brain development

Natural News
8 January 2018
Ralph Flores

Image: Eggs are brain food: Study shows eggs improve infant brain development

(Natural News) It turns out, eggs aren’t just good for you, it can also be good for babies too, according to researchers from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. In the study, they discovered that introducing eggs to newborn children starting at six months resulted in higher blood centralizations of choline and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), as well as other biomarkers in choline pathways.

The study, Eggs Early in Complementary Feeding Increase Choline Pathway Biomarkers and DHA: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Ecuador, was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Lead author Lora Iannotti of Brown School explained: “Eggs have been consumed throughout human history, but the full potential of this nutritionally complete food has yet to be recognized in many resource-poor settings around the world.”

Choline is a known essential nutrient. It functions in a variety of roles, ranging from cell structure to learning, and has been shown to help fend off liver disease, atherosclerosis, and potential neurological disorders. However, most people do not even meet the required intake of choline, despite its importance in the human body. Egg yolks are known to be the primary source of choline. DHA, on the other hand, is an omega-3 fatty acid that has been correlated with healthy aging and infant development, particularly with immune and neuronal functions. A deficiency in DHA later in life can increase the risk of coronary disease and cognitive degeneration. Aside from eggs, other sources of DHA are fish and fish oil products.

“Like milk or seeds, eggs are designed to support the early growth and development of an organism and are, therefore, dense in nutrient content,” according to Iannotti. “Eggs provide essential fatty acids, proteins, choline, vitamins A and B12, selenium and other critical nutrients at levels above or comparable to those found in other animal food products, but they are relatively more affordable.”

According to the study, eggs provide nutrients in a “food matrix” which enhances its absorption and digestion.

In 2015, a randomized, controlled trial was made by the team in Ecuador in 2015. Children aged six to nine months were randomly assigned to be fed with one egg every day for half a year. A control group was also selected and were not provided with eggs.

Earlier papers from the study demonstrated that early introduction of eggs in the diet enhanced linear growth and reduced instances of stunted growth among babies who were given eggs starting at six months.

Other benefits of eating eggs

Aside from choline, eggs are one of the most nutritious foods available. A single hard-boiled egg contains vitamins A, B2, B5, and B12, as well as folate, phosphorus, and selenium. These are also known to raise High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL), the “good” cholesterol that decreases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. Studies have also shown that adequate consumption of eggs can prevent the likelihood of cataracts and macular degeneration, thanks to the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin found in egg yolks.

Eggs are also high in animal protein and contain essential amino acids that our bodies need. This is particularly true for free-range eggs, which contain a significantly higher amount of omega-3 fatty acids. These reduce the level of triglycerides in the body, which is a known risk factor for heart disease. (Related: Why Organic Eggs are a Nutritious Superfood.)

Learn more about the nutritional benefits of eggs and other superfoods by visiting SuperFoods.news today.

 

Sources include:

Sciencedaily.com

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Healthline.co

California just mandated LGBT indoctrination of all children in public schools, and parents have no choice to opt out

Natural News
8 January 2018
Ethan Huff

(Natural News) Several hundred new laws have come into effect in California as of the first of the year, and one of them shamelessly strips parents of elementary-age children of their right to opt out of brand new LGBT-promoting curriculum that’s now being taught throughout the state’s public schools.

Reports indicate that LGBT-inclusive textbooks are now being mandated for use at public elementary schools throughout the Golden State, where children as young and four or five will now be subjected to propaganda that promotes homosexuality, transgenderism, and whatever other sexual perversions (bestiality? pedophilia?) that liberalism might suddenly decide is normal for humans.

Based on the law’s verbiage, students will be subjected to LGBT-promoting curriculum in order to brainwash them into accepting any flavor of the sexual rainbow that a person might choose to adopt. By indoctrinating these little ones into total sexual acceptance, public school administrators will achieve the law’s goal of requiring “fair, accurate, inclusive, and respectful” treatment of LGBT-identifying people, a.k.a. absolute acceptance of every type of sexuality.

Not only that, but the curriculum’s authors further took it upon themselves to assign gay and lesbian labels to various historical figures who never married, for instance, or who lived with someone of the same sex. In other words, every historical figure who didn’t overtly have a spouse of the opposite sex is assumed to be LGBT, and this is what California elementary school students will now be taught with no option for an exemption.

“We’re not trying to make anybody gay; we’re not saying there’s an agenda; we’re not saying that these people are better than other people; what we’re saying is this is another group of Americans and they face certain prejudices,” insists Mark Jarrett, one of the publishers of the new curriculum who portrays historical figures like Jane Adams, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and President James Buchanan as LGBT, even though there is no concrete historical evidence to suggest that any of these individuals self-identified as such.

LGBT mafia rewriting history as it corrupts the minds of young students

While Jarrett adamantly denies that he’s in any way trying to push revisionist LGBT history on young, impressionable minds, he’s doing precisely that with his textbooks. For instance, eighth graders will now be taught that legendary stagecoach driver Charlie Parkhurst “was a woman who identified as a man.” The textbooks also state that George Washington’s chief of staff, Baron Von Steuben, “may have been gay.”

Even famous poet Walt Whitman is maligned in Jarrett’s curriculum, with text stating that Whitman “was drawn to young men … but denied his same sex preferences in public.”

None of this is in any way historically accurate, of course. Back in the old days before terms like gay and lesbian even existed as an “identity,” many men and women alike fostered deep relationships with people of the same sex that were not necessarily sexual in nature, but that were still meaningful.

It was a unique type of love that’s rare today, and that transcends anything that the deranged minds of today’s LGBT mafia could ever possibly understand. And it is precisely because people like Jarrett fail to recognize anything other than perverse sexual lust that they are now taking it upon themselves to completely rewrite history in order to fit their own seared perspectives.

Not only is California actively promoting this pro-LGBT narrative in public schools using taxpayer dollars – and forcing parents to accept it for their children – but it is also actively rejecting all curriculum that doesn’t promote LGBTism as healthy and normal. It’s not much different from California’s authoritarian policy on “mandatory” vaccinations, which no longer allows parents to exempt their children for reasons other than those of a medical nature.

Sources for this article include:

TruthRevolt.org

NaturalNews.com

My Conclusion: School in California has become a hellhole for the children. If you Parent I advise you to keep your children away from those school and instead home school them with the knowledge that your children required to get by in life so they can have future. Let rebel against the tyrannical system that is design to keep us in the dark; and educate ourselves so we can have a future.

Social media as population control? New research reveals fewer millennials interested in dating, love

Source:Natural News
Date: 22 September 2017
Author: Tracey Watson

(Natural News) Many Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers have strong views about Millennials. They appear to be socially disconnected (at least from real-life people), liberal in their views, and their “anything goes” philosophy seems to indicate that they would be promiscuous in their behavior. Now, a book by Professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University, entitled iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us, gives surprising new insight into what Millennials – and particularly iGeners (those born after 1995) – are really like. Continue reading Social media as population control? New research reveals fewer millennials interested in dating, love

Over 31,000 scientists say global warming is a total hoax; now they’re speaking out against junk science

Source:Natural News
Date: 21 September 2017
Author: Lance D Johnson

(Natural News) Over 31,000 scientists have united against the political agenda of global warming. The scientific consensus, which includes over 9,000 scientists with Ph.D.s, supports the necessity of carbon dioxide and sheds light on the agenda of global warming, which includes industrial energy rationing, central economic planning, and global taxation schemes. These scientists are now speaking out against the hoax of global warming and how global agreements to limit greenhouse gases are actually destructive to all plant and animal life on the planet.

The petition, which includes important peer-reviewed research, is backed by various scientists with a wide spectrum of expertise. The petition warns the United States about signing international treaties that only put a financial burden on the citizens of the country, steal national sovereignty, and restrict its energy production. The global warming alarmism, in other words, is pseudo-warfare designed to take down a country. Continue reading Over 31,000 scientists say global warming is a total hoax; now they’re speaking out against junk science

Ten things you don’t know about the “Bitcoin casino” that could cause you to lose everything

Source:Natural News
Date: 9 June 2017
Author: Mike Adams (The Health Ranger)

(Natural News) As there are so many noobs buying into the “Bitcoin casino” right now, especially in Asia, the crypto-currency is now attracting a lot of people who think it’s just like a corporate stock. In other words, they assume it’s regulated by somebody, that its promoters are subject to laws of some kind, and that the “Bitcoin company” must have all kinds of assets, earnings and profits. Otherwise, why would its value keep rising, right? Continue reading Ten things you don’t know about the “Bitcoin casino” that could cause you to lose everything

Fall of the Age of Reason by the Health ranger

The Health Ranger reveals why our insane civilization has collapsed beyond the Age of Reason.

For reason to persist; we got to have freedom speech; when we don’t have freedom speech we can’t speak our minds without the fear of prosecution. Political Correctness is design to undermine your ability to speak your mind and to reason. Political Correctness is thought control.

New sustainable agriculture development in Detroit feeds 2,000 households for free

Main Source:Natural News
Date: 27 December 2016
Author: D. Samuelson

(NaturalNews) Urban renewal on a couple of acres in a northern section of Detroit, Michigan doesn’t mean fancy street signs, sprawling apartment complexes or bicycle lanes. It means a vision for clean food and sustainable agriculture to create a new kind of urban development called an “agrihood.” Parcels of land formerly in disarray are being dug up and retrofitted as an urban farm and more under the direction of the 501 (3) (c) group called the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI). Continue reading New sustainable agriculture development in Detroit feeds 2,000 households for free

Robots could take over 3.4 million human jobs thanks to Amazon Go’s new grocery stores

Source: Natural News
Date: 14 December 2016
Author: JD Heyes

(NaturalNews) For decades factories in the most advanced industrialized nations have been replacing human labor at a steady pace with robots. But today an explosion in robotics technology is leading to rapid advances in capability that will affect nearly all employment sectors—if not every single one. Continue reading Robots could take over 3.4 million human jobs thanks to Amazon Go’s new grocery stores