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All the vaccines in the world can’t stop the Los Angeles TYPHUS epidemic that’s exploding due to third-world socialist conditionsFebruary 04, 2019 / Tracey Watson

Comprehensive list of REAL things that won’t vanish in the next great financial collapseApril 16, 2017 / Mike Adams

Top 10 ways to prevent radiation damage from nuclear falloutSeptember 01, 2015 / Carol Young

Economic collapse in the USA to cause 25 – 50 million deaths in the first 90 days… from starvation, rioting, murder and moreJune 10, 2016 / JD Heyes

Canada’s single-payer healthcare system is imploding due to skyrocketing costsAugust 09, 2017 / Tracey Watson

“Mystery virus” spreading like wildfire across U.S. population, putting people in bed for a MONTH… is this a depopulation bioweapon experiment?January 11, 2019 / Isabelle Z.

5 Survival lessons we can learn from people who haven’t had power in their homes for hundreds of yearsJuly 06, 2017 / Jayson Veley

Oxygen’s double-edged sword: We need it, we breathe it, but it can also kill usNovember 06, 2015 / Julie Wilson

Be a better prepper: Simplify your life by getting rid of stuff you don’t want or needMay 02, 2017 / JD Heyes

10 ways to prep when you’re completely brokeJuly 1

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Still Life by M-J de Mesterton

Photograph Copyright M-J de Mesterton ©2016
Photo Copyright M-J de Mesterton 2016
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How to Save Over-Ripe Cherry Tomatoes

Mini-Tomatoes Cooked in Olive Oil
Don’t waste over-ripe tomatoes. If you’re not cooking a stew or soup in which they would be useful, you can pan-roast them for concentrated flavour, adding olive oil and salt to preserve them in a refrigerated jar. These specially-prepared tomatoes are a fantastic condiment for vegetables, beef, in salads, and cottage cheese. ©M-J de Mesterton

Above: grape-sized tomatoes are roasted in an oiled cast-iron pan, first on the stove and then for a few minutes in the oven under a broiling-flame. This process allows tomatoes to become concentrated in flavour, while making them easier to eat when incorporated into an egg dish. ~ Copyright 2018 ©M-J de Mesterton

A Rolled Omelette, Japanese Style, is Called

My rolled omelet has a layer of farmer cheese, a layer of pan-roasted cherry tomatoes, and a third one of Ari’s Pepper Paste, from the Armenian market. It’s a breakfast dish with lots of Vitamin C and protein. ©M-J de Mesterton 2019

I placed a couple teaspoons of Ari’s Pepper Paste in a small zip-bag and snipped off one corner of it in order to apply the flavourful condiment to a layer of my rolled omelette.
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The Important Medicinal Benefits of Camphor Oil, a Traditional Survival Essential

Excerpt from the Article on Camphor Essential Oil, by Meenakshi Nagdeve in the Publication, OrganicFacts.net
“The health benefits of camphor essential oil include its properties as a stimulant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, decongestant, anesthetic, sedative, and nervous pacifier. It also acts as an anti-neuralgic, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, and an insecticide.”

Ingest or apply (to skin) essential oils such as camphor, peppermint and tea-tree in tiny quantities. Use a pipette or eye-dropper to dispense it, and dilute with coconut oil to a tolerable strength. For more information, visit the following page:



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Cleaning the Sink and Food-Waste Disposer

Mould-Prevention in the Waste-Disposer Opening
Bon Ami, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, a bottle brush, Dettol Mould and Mildew Remover Spray, Comet Cleanser, Lysol, et cetera will be helpful for scrubbing the inside of your sink and its food-waste disposer (garbage disposal of “In-Sink-Erator” brand) interior. I have cut and removed the rubber flaps that covered the hole because they were prone to growing blackish mould on their undersides. I cover the aperture with a stainless-steel drain-basket instead when grinding food-waste.  After scrubbing the hole with a bottle brush, that brush gets thoroughly cleaned and run through  the dishwasher. ©M-J de Mesterton

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M-J’s Elegant “Egg Salad” with Chopped Vegetables and Leafy Greens


Spinach, kale, rocket (arugula or watercress), purple onion, celery and chard were finely diced and dressed with classic vinaigrette. Two boiled eggs at a deep yellow stage of cooking (not quite hard-boiled) were cut into sections and distributed on top of the chopped vegetables, which had already been tossed with vinaigrette. For visually-appealing boiled eggs, I use the method favoured by chef Jacques Pepin: with a push-pin, poke a hole in the wider end of a raw egg in its shell before lowering it into a pot of water. I simmer the egg for eight minutes, then bathe it in ice-water. The pinhole in the egg will prevent the buildup of sulfur inside the egg and thus keep the yolk from turning green, and resting the boiled egg in cold water makes it much easier to peel. This chopped power-greens salad with two eggs is very nutritious; it can of course be made without the red onion, and naturally welcomes additional ingredients such as bacon or shredded cheese.
©M-J de Mesterton 2019
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From News Target: the Latest Survival Articles

03/18/2019 / By Mike Adams