Archive for May, 2006

“Living Better on Less” DVD Seminar

Monday, May 15th, 2006

A complete 2 hour DVD on “Living Better on Less” by W. Glen Weeks is available for mail ordering.  The cost is $15 per DVD.  This cost covers materials and mailing expenses only.  To order please send a check or money order to:

 W. Glen Weeks

C/O Cory Weeks

2843 W. Allred Circle

Salt Lake City, UT  84118

* Please allow between 2 and 3 weeks for delivery.

Index of Articles

Monday, May 15th, 2006

NEWSPAPER RELEASE INDEX

*   Articles can be received (3 articles per page / 3 pages per file) by e-mail from wglenweeks@comcast.net
Water Storage – the #l strategic resource.
(Water, Purpose)
Water Storage – the (4) elements of water storage.
(Food, Perspective)
Smart Shopping –Comparison-shopping to guard expenses.
(Water, Process)
Value – the price of anything is . . .
(Perspective, Principle)
Old Habits are Hard to Break – the drive-up window.
(Food, Perspective)
Diet – Store what you eat.  Eat what you store.
(Food, Principle)
Vanity – Luxuries become the next generations’ necessities.
(Perspective, Principle)
A Word of Wisdom – The staff of life is about roughage and regularity.
(Food, Principle)
Getting Started – Purchase a case of something on sale.
(Food, Principle)
Pain Remedies – Food, clothing, (debt) freedom, daily scripture study, and inventory.
(Process, Perspective)
Emergency Procedures – Expect change.
(Transportation, Perspective)
Be Safe – Anything out of place is FOD.
(Safety)
When the Light Switch Fails PARTY!!!
(Perspective)
Poison Control – Imagine having to forage for all your needs.
(Food, Principle)
Servants or Suckered – Free forever to act and not be acted upon.
(Perspective)
Medical Moments – The powers of faith, or the skills of physicians.
(First Aid, Principle)
Something is Better than Nothing – Having enough and to spare.
(Perspective)
Let Your Light So Shine – Kenneth Weight taught me (gardening) by his example.
(Food, Principle)
Personal Welfare = Hard Work – The Bishop’s Storehouse offers . . .
(Perspective, Principle)
Funk – Do something and do it now for your preparedness program.
(Perspective, Principle)
Getting Out of Debt – Adding just $100 a month to your house payment.
(Finances)
Tools of the Trade – Useful tools save time and money.
(Perspective, Finances)
LDS Employment Resource Center – People helping people through networking.
(Principle, Employment)
Old Fashioned Goodness – Learning self-reliant head, hand, and heart skills.
(Food, Principle)
Home, Home Goodness, and Home Runs – Do it, do it right, and do it right now.
(Principle)
Mayday – Pachyderm 37 is Going Down – Will we do the things we pray for?
(Perspective, Principle)
Living in a Car – No bills, no need for income.
(Principle, Finances)
Life or Death – Life is a process, not a profession.
(Principle)
On Roughage and Ammunition Storage – Ye shall not fear if you are on a high roughage diet.
(Food)
Brown Enriched Flour – Insects are 9 times more nutritious than beef.
(Food)
Heat, Light, Moisture and Air – Windowless north side insulated basement storage rooms.
(Food)
Potty Talk – Waterless sewage disposal procedures.
(Sanitation)
Armed Services – In Switzerland every home is a fortress.
(Principle)
Being Qualified in the Workplace – Landing a 747 in the Baghdad Airport war zone.
(Employment)
 Little Understood Miracles About Honey – The basic five storage items.
(Food)
Go Bananas – Home dried bananas are the best.
(Food)
Go Bananas – More  — Banana candy recipe.
(Food)
Comfort Zones – Perspiration can kill you in cold weather.
(Clothing, Shelter)
Weather Report: Still and Clear – Layering, good materials and calm control moisture.
(Clothing)
“Oh Rats” – Critter control after natural disasters.
(Food)
‘Unto What Were Ye Created?’ – Be self sufficient as a creator. . . for eternity.
(Principle)
Getting Along in Life – Home is the place to create goodness in all areas.
(Principle)
Win a Million Dollars – Luck never makes a winner, work does.
(Finances, Employment)
Handywomen – Learn how to maintain a home while you still have him.
(Principle)
Fire and Water – Think through equipment and fire safety procedures.
(Safety)
WMDs – Food has been the most effective WMD in history.
(Food)
The Full Meal Deal – Invitation to the Feast of Fat Things.
(Principle)
Obsessive Compulsive – It’s an Attitude. – Our abilities do not define who we really are.
(Principle)
Aviation Mystery:  Who First Hovered? – God keeps us straight and level.
(Principle)
Simple or Complex – Take Your Pick  — Standard Works standards work.
(Principle)
Procrastination – No one becomes the perfect gardener overnight.
(Principle)
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? – At 4% inflation prices double in 18 years.
(Finances)
A Year’s Supply? – Hummingbird or human, how much is enough?
(Food)
Living With a Mean Mother – Alaska’s earthquakes and the need for preparedness.
(Safety)
Debt Danger Signal Quiz – 10 questions on debt attitudes.
(Finances)
Shrinking Net Worth – Equity losses from inflation, devastation, and debt.
(Finances)
Tools or Toys? – Keep your costs low and your life uncluttered.
(Finances)
The Almighty Dollar – The domestic and Eurodollar supplies are devaluing the dollar.
(Finances)
One Nation Under God – You are only as free as your resources allow you to be.
(Principle)
Vote, To Be “One Nation Under God.” – Freedom depends on our actions.
(Principle)
Sweet and Sour Interest – Early repayment is your best investment.
(Finances)
The Staff of Life is Good and Cheap – Recipe for Microwave Granola.
(Food)
Amzanig, huh? – The collecting is more important than the order of things.
(Perspective, Principle)
Gold or Dross? – A prepared peculiar people vs. the misunderstanding world.
(Principle)
AAA Planning For the Highway of Life – Every journey requires a play.
(Perspective)
Location, Location, Location – Indoor or outdoor gardening is a useful hobby.
(Food)
The Wisdom of the Ages – Word of Wisdom do’s and exercise.
(Food, Fitness)
Be Prepared in your Leadership Role – Prepared church members are one in a million.
(Principle)
Déjà vu, All Over Again – World conflicts are always religious.  We must do His will.
(Principle)
Add A Little Spice to Your Life – Store spices for good eating pleasure.
(Food)
The Dept. of Repetitive Redundancy Dept. – Preparedness = home systems redundancy.
(Shelter, Perspective)
A Perfect Love Casteth Out all Fear – Leaders:  use your ward specialist to teach skills.
(Principle)
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure – Timely PM for yard and cars.
(Food, Perspective)
Employment Times – They Are a Changin – Future cast for the job market.
(Employment)
Love or Money? – Marshall Field sought these employee qualities.  Get to work.
(Employment)
Sunshine Has A Price – Florida hurricanes, and will you have enough and to spare?
(Shelter)
Behold Your Little Ones – Kids die for lack of opportunity.  Take every work opportunity.
(Principle, Employment)
Support Our Troops – The great work of the USO.  The military and missionaries.
(Safety, Perspective, Principle)
Combat Multipliers – Deacons are essential communicators if prepared with 72 hr kits.
(First Aid, Communication, Safety)
First Responder Kits – Eight essentials of 72-hour kits in the next 8 articles.
(Food, Clothing, Shelter, First Aid, Communication, Safety)
#1 Water – Carry it and know how to process raw water.
(Water)
#2 Food – Low or high tech foods, be sure to have enough.
(Food)
#3 Clothing – Moisture and salt are your enemies.  Have socks and clean underwear.
(Clothing)
#4 Shelter – Hooded poncho or motor home, consider heat for warmth and cooking.
(Shelter)
#5 Sanitation – Stay clean with disposables.
(Sanitation)
#6 First Aid – Get supplies where the paramedics do.
(First Aid)
#7 Communication – Get into a net with know how and equipment.
(Communication)
#8 Transportation – If you can’t call for help, be able to go get it.
(Transportation)
72-Hour Emergency First Responder Kits – Conclusions  — You are on your own.
(Principle)
Self Sufficiency or Social Security? – Pretax programs under personal control beat FICA.
(Finances)
Who Needs the PBGC? – Under funded programs are no guarantees.
(Principle, Finances)
Taxes, Value and Cost – Value added taxes effects and adding equity at low cost.
(Finances)
“That the church may stand independent above all other creatures” – thru prepared members.
(Principle)
Feel Good Debt; Good, Better, and Best – Invest in self first and be debt free.
(Finances)
The 50 Year Home Mortgage is On Its Way – Mortgage interest calculator and website.
(Finances)
Family Values – Teaching children to be financially diligent and plan expenses.
(Finances)
Chill Out – Wayne Dyer’s thoughts on eliminating stress.
(Principle)
What Food “Sell-By” Dates Really Mean – Let your eyes and nose indicate freshness.
(Food)
The Large Print Giveth, and the Fine Print Taketh Away – Warning about prepayment penalties in debt contracts.
(Finances)
Born 1930 to 1960 – Check that your immunizations are up to date.
(Fitness)
Diets are Really Getting Ugly – Announcing the new Gay and Lesbian Cable Channel.
(Food, Fitness)
Make a Dirt Stove – Tin can technology with dirt and Jet A/B kerosene.
(Food)
Take the Stairs, Not the Elevator – Low tech alternatives in an emergency mean survivability.
(Perspective, Fitness)
What is the Definition of Globalization? – When systems break down, have enough storage.
(Food, Perspective)
“I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need, if I die by 4 o’clock” – Money can’t buy everything.
(Food, Finances)
Command and Control – This Baby Ruth will keep me in command and under control.
(Process, Perspective)
“Live From the Gulf Coast” – The Mormons and LDS give Hurricane Katrina service.            
(Perspective, Principal)
Real Relief or Donation Scam? – Fraudulent websites promoting hurricane victim relief.
(Perspective, Finances)
Microwave Ovens – Tool or Trouble? – Safe, efficient, cheap, fast foods.
(Food, Perspective)
HUMINT, SIGINT, OR PHOTINT? – Human Intelligence gather is the best way to learn.
(Perspective)
Express Checkout (15 items or less, please) – Inventorying case goods is easiest way to shop.
(Food, Finances)
Turning Off Telemarketers – www.donotcall.gov  and (888) 382-1222 enrollment info.
(Perspective, Finances)
Self-sufficient Servants Survive – Survivors focus outside themselves and live for others.
(Perspective, Principle)
Simplicity is the Key to Survival Success – Small achievable steps help survivors adapt.
(Perspective)
Good Bedside Manners – Never tell injured how badly they are hurt.  Humor is First Aid.
(First Aid, Perspective)
Is Your Spare Flat? – Overlooked resources are underused blessings.  Have a rotation plan.
(Food, Perspective)
“I Never Have Enough Time To Get Things Done.”  Make a 10 items priority list each day.
(Perspective)
Infants Farewell – Hurricane Katrina SITREP on early shortages for special needs people.
(Food, Sanitation)
Unimix and Atmit –  mild grain based rejuvenation  foods for the metabolically distressed.
(Food)
Things We Keep – Waste means affluence, not a happy, important life.  Make do, gratefully.
(Perspective, Principle)
We Have to Pay Taxes, Don’t We? – Tax deductible charitable giving options for young/old.
(Principle, Finances)
Give Big Rig Truckers a Brake – Trucking statistics and our dependency on big rigs.
(Perspective)
10 Safety Musts for the Home – suggested list of most needed safety items in the home.
(Safety)
Good Foods Sustain Good Health – common foods with the most medicinal value.
(Food)
Infectious Diseases – most common disease causing bacteria and sanitation needs.
(Sanitation, First Aid)
If You Can’t Eat Bread, You Might Try Cake.  Whole wheat bread can kill you.
(Food)
Great Bread at 15-Cents a Loaf – Great Harvest Whole Wheat Bread Recipe.
(Food)
Whole Wheat Angel Food Cake – Recipe from Wheat for Man, p. 97. (out of print.)
(Food)
www.seniordirectories.com — Senior Services everyone will eventually need.
(Communication, Process)
Anyone Need an Abacus? – Simple foods simple to prepare keep life simple.
(Food)
Think a Gallon of Gas is Expensive? – Higher cost products per gallon make gas cheap.
(Water, Perspective)
Understanding the Evils of Weevils. – Critter control processes in stored foods.
(Food)
Wheat May Not Be Good For You, Man! – Warning about gluten intolerance.  
(Food)
Of Power Outages and Pipes. – If the electricity fails, keep water systems from freezing.
(Water)
Toiletology 101 – The importance of a back up waterless, contained, refuse system.
(Sanitation)
Imagine Life Without a Toothbrush – 20th century oral hygiene advancements.
(Sanitation, Perspective)
Sizable Seismic Events – www.earthquake.usgs.gov reports daily world activity. 
       (Food, Clothing, Safety, Shelter)
 

Sizable Seismic Events

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Emergency Preparedness – Sizable Seismic Events
 

   Worldwide 284,010 people died in 2004, and 89,354 in 2005, in earthquakes, Utah’s biggest threat.

   An earthquake is Mother Nature exercising her option to reshuffle resources.  She is quite regular about it, too.  During the week ending 2/3/2006, there were 146 quakes in the world of 2.5+, 62 quakes were greater than 4.0, and one was 6.7 on the Richter scale.  Of the total, 85 quakes were in the US with all but 22 being in Alaska (state motto:  we’ll make the earth move under your feet).  The 6.7 in Fiji was a SEW (somebody else’s worry).  But 13 in California and 2 in Nebraska put us in the realm of possibility.  Utah actually had 7 quakes in the last week, but each was under 2.5.

   Seismologists tell us we have a 1 in 4 chance of a 7+ quake within 50 years.  Utah just spent $200 million for seismic renovation on the capitol building and the LDS Church is doing the same kind of renovation on the tabernacle on Temple Square.  Consider your preparedness following these examples.
   Have a place for everything and everything in its place.  You won’t leave your resources after a rumble.  The most important thing is to know where to start digging to recover water, food, clothing and shelter.
   For information check out www.earthquake.usgs.gov and see what Mother Nature is doing this week.
SEE THE NEED AND THEN PROCEED, TO BE PREPARED.

Imagine Life Without a Toothbrush

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Emergency Preparedness – Imagine Life Without a Toothbrush
 

   At the beginning of the 20th Century two things were certain:  the average American family of four had one toothbrush per household, and that family was lucky to have two full sets of teeth between them.
   The greatest advances in oral hygiene have been made in just the last 70 years.  Exported Chinese hog bristles made it possible for toothbrushes to be cheap.  Tooth powder (a big step up from baking soda) was replaced by toothpaste when someone realized paste could be dispensed from a squeeze tube used for artist paints.   Now we have arrived at $80-120 rechargeable oral hygiene systems that include spinning brushes, gum stimulators, water flushers and sprayers.  Wow, your mouth can now feel as good as your feet after a run in Dr. Scholl’s gel inserts or Michael Jordan $120 signature model athletic shoes.
   You can imagine what life would be like without a toothbrush.  Halitosis is better than no breathe at all, but not much.  Good toothbrushes cost about $1.  Pick up some extras this week for your inventory, along with some extra toothpaste.   Remember, if you are true to your teeth, they will never be false to you.
   For more information contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
SEE THE NEED AND THEN PROCEED, TO BE PREPARED.

Toiletology 101

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Emergency Preparedness – Toiletology 101

 

   There is disagreement over who was the inventor of the modern flush toilet – Thomas Crapper (1837-1910), an English sanitary engineer, or Sir John Harrington, another Englishman of the 16th Century.

   At the end of World War I fewer than 30% of U.S. homes had bathrooms and returning G.I.s began to bring plumbing indoors, privy to the influences of Mr. Crapper and Mr. John encountered in Europe.

This invention, largely ignored, has done more to revolutionize the world’s health than has any vaccine.

QUESTION:  What back up sanitation system do you have in your preparedness program if your current porcelain appliance fails?  Earthquakes reshuffle resources, and if water systems are compromised, sewer systems generally are too.  Would an earthquake send you outside again, or have you already flushed out an alternative solution.  Waterless, sanitized, containerized systems are available.  You can find help with this head teaser from (your emergency preparedness specialist).

SEE THE NEED AND THEN PROCEED, TO BE PREPARED.

Of Power Outages and Pipes

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Emergency Preparedness – Of Power Outages and Pipes

 

   Power outages in winter months not only make you uncomfortable when furnace controls are knocked out, but the important “liquid functions” of your life can get really messed up, too.

   The fuel company shuns the suggestion of turning on stovetop or oven burners as a heat source, or using kerosene heaters.  Open flame units consume oxygen for respiration and can dangerously foul unventilated interior environments.  However, fireplace or wood stove units are okay because they vent to the outside.

   Water supply and sewer pipes can freeze in prolonged outages unless heat can circulate under sinks and around pipes.  Close off rooms that don’t contain pipes, open bathroom and kitchen cabinets that do, and slightly open all faucets to permit a stream of warm water.   Gas water heaters still work without electricity.  Keep toilets thawed.  (Don’t need to say more about that).                                          

   Fill clean containers with water for drinking if prolonged freezing temperatures are expected.  Stored water in drums if in the basement will generally not freeze below ground, but you’ll worry over what’s in the garage.  That’s a reminder that things put away right will be usable when emergencies arises.

   For more information contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).

SEE THE NEED AND THEN PROCEED, TO BE PREPARED.

WHEAT MAY NOT BE GOOD FOR YOU, MAN ! ! !

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Emergency Preparedness – WHEAT MAY NOT BE GOOD FOR YOU, MAN ! ! !

 

   Thomas Brunoski, MD and specialist in food allergies and nutritional medicine in Westport, Connecticut, says of gluten intolerance (also known as Celiac disease), “. . .more than two million Americans may be gluten-intolerant, and most don’t know it.  When such a person eats gluten – found in wheat, rye, and barley – the small intestine becomes inflamed and nutrients are not absorbed properly.  Classic symptoms include itchy skin rash, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and other intestinal problems.  But:  some sufferers have anemia, headaches, hair loss, joint pain, liver inflammation and/or seizures.  Gluten is known to cause hearing loss in adolescents, also.  People with these symptoms should be tested for gluten intolerance.”

   Every day is practice day for emergency preparedness.  If the foundation of your stored foods program is wheat, see if all members of your family can tolerate it in their daily diet.  Otherwise, milder grains, dehydrated foods and case goods may have to be the core of daily bulk, requiring more frequent rotation of these lesser shelf life foods.  Hey, everyone can eat Twinkies and Jell-O, and kept dry, they’ll store forever.

   For more information contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).

SEE THE NEED AND THEN PROCEED, TO BE PREPARED.

Understanding the Evils of Weevils

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Emergency Preparedness – Understanding the Evils of Weevils
 

   “They are all over.  They must have come in somehow from outside,” said my mother to the installer. 
   “We’ll underlay your new cabinets with DDT and your kitchen will be weevil free forever,” he replied.
   DDT was not the answer.  Why?  Because microscopic insect eggs are in all grain products from the field and no amount of processing or refining can get them out.  With heat for incubation they hatch – in flour, mixes, pasta, even powdered milk products – and come from the inside of boxes out, not the outside in.
   Without life essentials of heat, moisture, or air kitchen critters can’t live.  A simple trick is to freeze any product susceptible to weevil for 3-4 consecutive days before putting it in inventory.  Either stock up in winter when you can leave products outside (the added weight in the car trunk will improve traction) or put them in your freezer to kill the insect eggs.  Otherwise, temperatures must be cool enough in storage rooms to stop incubation.  Dehydrated (very dry) foods and airless packaging will also stop weevil growth.
   Remember, insects are nine times more protein rich than beef.  If you get them, think of what you are eating as a bonus meal with grain fed additives.   Insure that everything is seasoned well – lots of pepper.
   For more information contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
SEE THE NEED AND THEN PROCEED, TO BE PREPARED.

Think a Gallon of Gas is Expensive?

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Emergency Preparedness – Think a Gallon of Gas is Expensive?

 

   A 16 oz. Diet Snapple costs $1.29, or $10.32 per gallon.  A 20 oz. Gatorade is $1.59, or $10.17 a gallon.  With the most “real fruit juice”, a 16 oz. Ocean Spray is only $1.25, or $10.00 a gallon.
   Get sick and you’re in real trouble.  A 1.5 oz. bottle of Scope is $.99, or $84.48 a gallon, Pepto Bismol (4 oz. at $3.85) is $123.20 per gallon, and Vick’s Nyquil (6 oz. for $8.35) is a whopping $178.13 a gallon.
    Doctors say most people become susceptible to sickness because they don’t drink enough water.
Evian Spring* Water at $1.49 for 9 ounces, costs only $21.19 per gallon, and no one knows its’ source.  (Did you know that EVIAN spelled backwards is NAÏVE?)  Is the drinking fountain that bad?
   Eat good food, stay healthy and drink lots of water – find your own tap, and you can afford gasoline.
*Do you think they call it spring water because it’s bottled only in March, April and May?
   For more information contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).

SEE THE NEED AND THEN PROCEED, TO BE PREPARED.

Anyone Need an Abacus?

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Emergency Preparedness – Anyone Need an Abacus?

 

   Time was then memory was something you lost with age, an application was filled out for employment, a program was a TV show, a cursor used very bad language, a keyboard was on a piano, a web was a spider’s home, a virus caused the flu, a CD was a bank savings account, a hard drive was a grueling road trip, a mouse pad was where a mouse lived, and bits and bites had to do with horses and horseflies.
   Do you ever suffer from techno-overload?  With more information comes higher performance expectations.  Oh yes, a crash usually involved vehicles of some kind, not life in general when any of the previously mentioned computer components fail.  Is it any wonder people don’t like to cook during a techno-crisis when take-out, drive-up, or heat and serve (expensive) fast foods are so available?
   Take the time to gather just one recipe each week for a simple food that is easy to fix.  Learn to use raw foods in your recipes.  This simple preparation practice can cut your food budget markedly, and everyone knows raw foods have the most nutrition, cost the least, and keep you from eating expensive meals out.  Have you ever noticed that “fresh garden vegetables in season” in fancy restaurant meals are ALWAYS green zucchini and/or yellow squash?  Know why?  Because they are cheapest and easiest to fix.
    For more information, contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
SEE THE NEED AND THEN PROCEED, TO BE PREPARED.