The Grow Networks Newest Summit – Home Medicine

Registration is open and FREE tickets are now available for Marjory Wildcraft’s:
Home Medicine Summit 2018

Marjory has gathered 42+ experts who promise to set you free of drugstores by showing you how to be NATURALLY healthy… for pennies on the dollar.

The speaker lineup includes big names like:

Mike Adams, Ronnie Cummins, Sally Fallon, Sayer Ji, Nick Polizzi, Melinda Meyer, Joel Salatin, Eric Zielinski, Howard Garrett, Justin Rhodes, Paul Wheaton…

… Just to name a few!

If this will be your first time attending an online summit, you should know:

It’s a 100% online event, FREE for you to attend.

It kicks off Monday, May 14th.

And it will run 24 hours a day,
for 7 full days with 2 encore days.

There will be over 55 hours of video presentations for you to enjoy, covering topics that include:

The Big Organic Rip Off: why it’s not as healthy as you think!

Making your own probiotics–CHEAP + EASY!

100% NATURAL remedies for stress, anxiety, and depression. (Safe alternatives to prescription medications.)

How to save $1000s in funeral costs.

How to make your own miraculous CBD “hemp oil” … and use it as medicine, without getting high!

Foods that are BETTER than anti-inflammatory drugs!

Is Turmeric actually DANGEROUS to consume? What nobody is telling you…

Why perimeter shopping at the grocery store isn’t a good strategy any more.

The power of saying “no” … and how to do it!
… And that’s just the beginning!

But I must warn you:

Even though this event takes place 100% online, so you can watch it all from home…

And it’s completely free for you to attend…

You MUST register + reserve your seat here:

Register & Get Your FREE Ticket Here

Because only registered attendees will get the complete schedule, with instructions for watching!

So don’t wait and miss out…

Claim your free ticket now, while it’s fresh in your mind. Mark your calendar from May 14th to May 22nd.

And I’ll see YOU on the inside!

P.S. Before you email me about this …

… Yes, Marjory is promising to make recordings of the entire event available for purchase.

(The videos, MP3s, and transcripts.)

So if you have schedule conflicts, and you can’t watch it during the week of May 14th, you can grab the recordings and watch it on your own schedule.

You’re not obligated to make this purchase.

Because again, this 100% online event is FREE to attend.0

But not everyone has 55+ hours to watch during the week.

So the recordings ensure you won’t miss it.

Again – register & get all the details here.
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Movie Monday – Pioneer Quest (By Popular Demand)

Pioneer Quest Episode 1

Two couples assume the lives of early settlers to the West. Using only the resources and tools of the period, they will attempt to build homes, raise livestock, hunt and grow crops

This episode introduces viewers to hundreds of candidates who volunteered to spend an entire year living as 1870s settlers, and profiles both the intense selection process used to select the two couples and their move onto the Manitoba prairie.

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.
Source: CPN Blog

Propane – The Prepper Fuel Of Choice

Propane has no apreciable shelf life.  This is the one fact that makes it so attractive to preppers.  Unlike other petrolium based fuels, no additives are needed ane one does not have to ever concern themselves with rotation.  Combine this with the vast choice of propane fueled appliances and we quickly see why the prepper community has embraced this source of energy.

Already available in todays society, we an see uses for propane ranging from small camping appliances such as lanterns, heaters, and cookstoves all the way up to delivery trucks and fork lifts in the industrial setting.  In travel trailers, propane is used for cooking on (almost) full sized stoves with ovens, central heating. water heating, and refrigeration.  Many off grid applications use propane appliances in the same way.

Contrary to popular belief, propane does not produce carbon monoxide when burned.  It does however consume oxygen, so its use in closed confined areas should be avoided.  There are but a few concernes about propane safety.  Propane should not be stored indoors.  Like all my fuels, I store propane tanks in a shed set away from the house and other out buildings.  That’s not to say that it is completely unsafe to have propane in the home.  Tanks that are being used and connected to appliances are fine.

The biggest issue with propane is leaks.  While propane is scented, leaks can be a dangerous thing.  When the right mix of propane and oxygen exists, there can be an explosion caused by the tinyest of spark.  There are many carbon monoxide detectors on the market that also detect for gases such as propane or natural gas.  If you have one of these detectors and it goes off or you suspect a propane leak, DO NOT CAUSE A SPARK OF ANY KIND!  Avoid turning on or of any light switches, do not use the telephone or operate your cell phone and do not use a flashlight.  The only light source considered safe to use durring a suspected gas leak is a cyalume stick.

A little care must be taken to keep your propane tanks as safe as possible.  Rusty or dark colored tanks reflect the suns heat less, whick can lead to overpressue and open the safety valve.  Keep tanks painted light colors and have rusty or pitted tanks inspected or replaced.

Source: CPN Blog

Five Unusual Fire Starting Methods

The Preppers I’ve spoken to have justifiably taken pride in their preparations. But what happens if those preparations are destroyed by the disaster you have prepared for: flood, fire, hurricane or tornado?

How do we start a fire without a match? A spark immediately comes to mind, but here are five ways that are definitely off the beaten path:

1. Potassium permanganate (often employed in cleaning wounds and in home water treatment) and Glycerine (used to make soap and for ear infections and skin maladies). A few drops of glycerine onto potassium permanganate will cause an immediate flame.

2. Steel wool and a battery. A small charge will ignite steel wool into an excellent fire starter.

3. A Convex lens from: eyeglasses, magnifying glass, camera, binoculars placed toward the sun. You can even use a clear bottle (filled with water) or make a lens out of ice (all you need is to find a frozen stream or pond and cut a piece of clear ice out of it. With your knife, roughly shape the block of ice to make two opposite sides convex. Then use your hands to smooth the two convex sides, finishing the lens).

To start a fire, find the focal point of the lens (where the light comes together to the brightest part) by adjusting the distance between the lens and your tinder. When the point of light is the smallest, you have discovered the prime focal point..

4. A Convex surface such as a flashlight lens or soda can.

If you use a soda can, polish it first with chocolate (yes chocolate), toothpaste or powdered cleanser for about 1/2 hour. This doesn’t focus the light as well as glass and takes longer to ignite.

5. Powdered Chlorine and Brake Fluid

Another combination that will ignite. Place a palm-full of the powder in your tinder and pour the break fluid (about 1/2 an ounce) on top. Works like magic…

Movie Monday

Frontier House Episode 6

Frontier House is a historical reality television series that originally aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States from April 29 to May 3, 2002. The series followed three family groups that agreed to live as homesteaders did in the state of Montana on the American frontier in 1883. Each family was expected to establish a homestead and complete the tasks necessary to prepare for the harsh Montana winter. At the end of the series, each family was judged by a panel of experts and historians on their likelihood of survival for each group.

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.
Source: CPN Blog

Movie Monday – Episode 5

Frontier House Episode 5

Frontier House is a historical reality television series that originally aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States from April 29 to May 3, 2002. The series followed three family groups that agreed to live as homesteaders did in the state of Montana on the American frontier in 1883. Each family was expected to establish a homestead and complete the tasks necessary to prepare for the harsh Montana winter. At the end of the series, each family was judged by a panel of experts and historians on their likelihood of survival for each group.

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.
Source: CPN Blog

The Versetile And Essential Multitool

The multitool is hands down the most used item in my EDC kit.  This one item gets more use on a day to day basis than any other item I carry on my person.  These multi purpose pocket knives have come a long way since the days of the popular swiss army knife.
  Many of todays multitools sport pliers, wire cutters, screwdriver bits and more.  Models are somewhat taylored to the user, such as miniature very basic ones for today’s on the go woman, while others are designed for the seasoned outdoorsman.

Navigating the various brands and models can be a confusing venture.  There are many online resources available that review knives and tools, many of which make recomendations based on very limited trials.  When looking for help online with respect to choosing a tool, look for sites that offer a simple overview instead of an actual review, which more often than not is based on a few minutes of use rather than long term experience.  Best Survial is one such site that shows you the choices, without biased sales driven recomendations.  Check out their article on multitools here.

Sticking to brand names is always a good idea.  That’s not to saw that branded tools will never fail, but they are at least backed by a warantee to protect your investment.  My wife carries a Gerber Clutch with her at all times and makes use of it on a regular basis,  and it has yet to let her down.  I also have a few brand name tools in various kits, however my EDC tool is an unbranded one that has lasted many years.  I’ve also owned unbranded tools that literally fell apart while using them on a ladder.  Try finding all those pieces and putting it back together after they fell 20 feet and scattered all over the ground.

When shopping for a multitool, take a look at the features and for every one ask yourself if you would really use it.  No sense having a corkscrew if you don’t drink wine right?

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Source: CPN Blog

Bug Protien

Currently, there are approximately 2,000 species of bugs around the world that are included within the human diet. I’ve read scientific reports on the survival ability of insects and many believe that bugs will be here long after man had left the planet.

Regardless, Bugs remain a readily available source of protein during several month of the year. In a survival situation, this shouldn’t be overlooked. They’re a reasonably stable food source.

Grasshoppers / Crickets

Grasshoppers are quite popular in Mexico. To prepare them, clean them thoroughly and grill them with a little olive oil (or whatever you have available) a good alternative is animal fat, but I’m sure someone will say: ‘If I have animal protein what am I doing eating bugs?’ 🙂

On the grill you can mix in a little lime or lemon juice, but any fruit juice will do (wild cranberry works well). There’s something positive added to the taste (perhaps the reaction to the acid).

I’ve had them raw in a survival situation. However I’d recommend that you remove the legs first if you decide to eat them in this manner.


Maggots are found in rotting animals in the wild. Although the animal is tainted and poisonous (the maggots are a good indicator that this is the case), the maggots can provide a nutritious meal.

They can be eaten raw (Maggot infested cheese is consumed in Italy), however this is not without risk. Try frying them. To me they taste like rice crispies with a bit of a nutty taste.


Earthworms are a great source of protein. They are consumed in something like 80 countries, as a matter of course in what is accepted as a normal diet. They can be eaten raw or stir-fried and mixed with edible plants/flowers. I’ve ground them up and used them as a thickener in a stew made of squirrel/rabbit, roots and greens. I doubt that you will taste them at all, but they will add much required protein to the meal.

The trick is to clean them well. I’ve found that pulling them through my two fingers (closed on the worm like scissors) seems to work well. I do this, let them soak in clear water for a half-hour and repeat. They’re then ready for consumption.

Bon Appetit!

Home Freeze Dryers – Are They A Viable Option?

There are two ways that preppers can bolster their food storage.  Many will use home preservation methods such as canning or dehydrating while others will simply purchase food in various forms.  Dry goods such as rice and beans can of course be put up simply by sealing in mylar bags with oxygen absorbers, however most foods will require some processing.
Purchasing foods offers the advantage of having the processing done for us, but there is often a trade off in longevity when storing canned or packaged goods from the supermarket.  Most of these foods, even though they are considered shelf stable, will only last with their intended quality for a couple years.  From that point, taste, texture, and nutritional value begin to degrade.  This is where freeze-dried foods come in.  There are many brands available to us on the market such as Mountain House, Wise, Thrive, and Legacy just to name a few.  The advantages are that these foods retain texture, taste, and nutritional value for a very long time, usually in the twenty to thirty year range.  The biggest disadvantage however is selection.  Menu choices are usually limited and often these meals are loaded with carbohydrates and short on protein and vitamins.

Home preserved foods will overcome the selection issue as preppers can put up the foods they eat on a regular basis and menu choices can easily be tailored to specific preferences, dietary concerns, and personal tastes.  However, home food processing for storage does have its disadvantages.  Home canning can reduce nutritional value in foods by as much as fifty percent for some essential vitamins, where as dehydrating can reduce nutrition by as much as seventy percent.  Texture and taste can also be affected.
The ideal situation seems to stand somewhere in between.  Ideally, preppers could take advantage of home preservation and store the foods that they want to and eat regularly, while at the same time keeping the quality and storage time of freeze-dried foods.  Enter the home freeze dryer.  The Harvest Right brand of home freeze dryers has bursted into the market in recent years partly due to the relative affordability of the units.  While many of us would consider this a major purchase and likely go into credit card debt or dip into valuable savings in order to purchase one, the investment may just be worth it.


The freeze-drying process preserves the original texture, appearance, and nutritional losses are negligible.  Properly packaged, freeze dried foods can last an average of 25 years.  Combine these advantages with those of home preservation and you get a perfect storm of a long term, nutritious, customised menu of stored food.
Of course, no matter the advantages, things have to make economical sense.  Home freeze dryers are not cheap!  Today’s prepper can get into home canning or home dehydrating with an investment of only a few hundred dollars.  Home freeze dryers can run about ten times that price, and then there is the cost of running the machine.  Let us address that here:
Sold primarily from the US, the smallest size home freeze dry unit sells for about $2000 US.  It’s difficult to say just how much that will translate to when you consider exchange, shipping, taxes, duty, etc., but one Canadian source of these machines prices the same small unit at about $3200 CAD with free shipping…let’s use that number.
The cost to run the machine is the first factor to look at.  A popular You Tuber, Retired at 40, tested the Harvest Right with a Kill A Watt Meter and found that a 47 hour cycle (which is about as long of a cycle that you would ever use) consumed 29.1 KWatts.  Using a national average of 11.85 cents per KWatt, we can calculate that the machine would cost an average of $3.45 per cycle.  Your actual cost may be more or less depending on electricity rates.  
Let us take a popular item such as freeze-dried strawberries.  A popular Canadian retailer sells a 200g can of these delicious fruits for about $40.00.  Since freeze-drying reduces weight by about 90%, we can see that this would be 2000g of fresh produce.  This gives us a total of 2 cents per gram.
Fresh Strawberries are available in my area this week at a price of 3lb for $5.00 or .4 cents per 2000g would cost $8.00.  Let us now add the cost of running the machine ($8.00 + $3.45) and we see that home freeze-drying 2000g of strawberries would cost $11.45.  Let us be super generous and add $2.00 to that for storage gear such as mylar bags and oxygen absorbers, so a total of $13.45.  We realize a savings here of $26.55.

Now, let us assume you are a strawberry fanatic and freeze dry one batch of 2000g of strawberries every week.  That’s a savings of $1380.60. If this were all you do with a freeze dryer, it would take only 2 years 4 months to pay for this machine.  A really aggressive prepper who runs this machine 24/7 could pay it off in savings in only a few months.

To sum it all up, home freeze drying your storage food seems to offer the best of both worlds.  You get nutritious foods that last 25 years, taylored to your tastes at a significant savings.  Of course, you can freeze dry simple foods like fruits, vegetables, and meats individually, but also completed and assembled meals such as chille, pasta dishes, stews, you name it!  Is there an investment to be made, well yes, but that cost can be recoverd.  Not to metion that having stored food for emergencied gives you priceless piece of mind.

Source: CPN Blog

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