Watch out Redbull! New Monster Minis are here! With only 70g of Caffeine per can they make a healthier alternative to the regular can. For us Monster junkies that can get enough it’s much better to have your Monster fix with a mini, then to have a full can.
Same great taste, smaller more manageable size and big lots has them for $9 a case.
Let’s face it; nowadays everything is expensive! Especially health food! How can we make the food we eat last longer and how can we store food longer in case of an emergency or civil unrest (for you preppers)? Jarring is the answer!
What can we jar? Just about anything. I did read an article that you don’t want to jar stuff that has a low acid content such as asparagus. However you can up the acidity by adding vinegar “pickling” the ingredient. A popular ingredient to pickle is Eggs. If you have a couple chickens it’s a no-brainer! Get your daily eggs throw them in a jar and add vinegar and some hot peppers! I will be doing this later this summer and I will add the recipe and pictures here!
One secret to pickling eggs is to take a clean sterile sewing needle and after you hard boil and peel your eggs poke the hell out of it with the needle. It will give it and easier path for the vinegar to soak in and penetrate the yolk and you won’t have dry yolks in the center. Which by the way is disgusting! If you are like me and you just pop the whole egg in your mouth if the yolk is dry it’s like taking a scoop of protein powder (for you people that don’t eat protein it’s like talking a scoop of nestle quick powder) and putting that dry powder in your mouth. You will gag! By piercing it with a needle you eliminate that problem and have perfect pickled eggs every time! You also eliminate the need to heat up your eggs!
Ok; so what is the process to jarring food? How can I sanitize my equipment and ensure the safety of my long term food storage?
How do you coupon for success? Well; first off it’s a no brainer! You get coupons! There are a few ways to get coupons. You can get coupons in the Sunday paper. Make sure you look at the papers some papers have different circulars and some have multiple. Some papers cost more while others are cheaper. Don’t buy more than 4 of the same circular unless you are prepared to make multiple purchases. Also; if you go to bjs and self checkout; you can scan each coupon multiple times. Just drop in a different coupon that you won’t use into the slot.
The key to successful couponing isn’t just getting coupons! You must coordinate the coupons with the in store sales! Look at the store you are going to and see their weekly sales and see if they coordinate with your coupons. For example. You get a shampoo for $2.99 it’s on sale for $1.99 and you have a $1.00 off coupon. Most stores double coupons and now you have $2.00 off a $1.99 item. Guess what? The company now owes you a penny! Multiple that by a bunch of items and you will have a pretty nice gift card to use for your next purchase.
That in a nutshell is couponing for success!
What are the best items to coupon for?
Personal and Cleaning products such as: shampoo, shaving cream, deodorant, toothpaste, detergent (pods), oxyclean, dish soap, dishwasher pods, floor cleaner etc…
Also disposable razors and toothbrushes are practically free or they pay you to take them out.
More products: napkins, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels
Make sure to save some room for your stock pile! And remember these products don’t expire!
Some other almost free items: vitamins, medicine (aspirin, Advil, aleve) cereal, oatmeal, poptarts, peanut butter etc..
It does take a little work and coordination just make sure you are organized! Get envelopes or a binder with sports card pockets and separate your coupons into categories:
Personal products, food, cleaning products, paper products etc…
If you shop at multiple stores such as: shoprite, stop and shop, Walgreens, Walmart, BJs etc.. Spilt them into larger envelopes and put your subdivided envelops inside. Or partition off your binder by stores.
Good luck and feel free to share your conquests and pitfalls here!
For Easter we had a $500 bill and ended up paying $200!
Above all: have fun and save money!
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Hidden paths could be behind Antarctic glacier melt: study
Scientists have discovered two pathways that are likely channelling warm ocean water under a massive Antarctic glacier, which could contribute to rising global sea levels, a study revealed Tuesday.
The 120-kilometre (75 miles) long Totten Glacier, more than 30 kilometres wide, is the largest in East Antarctica and melting more quickly than others in the area.
Research published in the journal Nature Geoscience showed that a trough just under five kilometres wide has formed as a gateway deep underneath the glacier, along with another tunnel.
These could allow warmer sea water to penetrate the glacier base, the researchers said.
“The Totten Glacier is the most rapidly thinning glacier in East Antarctica and this melt has the potential to drive substantial regional ice loss,” Australian Antarctic Division glaciologist Jason Roberts said.
“The study identifies direct pathways for warm ocean water to reach under the glacier; a likely reason for the observed thinning.”
During a voyage to the frozen region during the past southern hemisphere summer, researchers found the waters around Totten Glacier were around 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than other areas.
Up until recently the East Antarctica ice sheet was thought to be surrounded by cold waters and therefore very stable and unlikely to change much.
The Australian Antarctic Division said there was enough ice in the Totten Glacier alone to raise global sea levels by at least 3.5 metres, roughly equivalent to the projected contribution of the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet, if it were to completely collapse.
“While the Totten melt may take many centuries, once change has begun our analysis reveals it would likely be irreversible,” said lead author of the study Jamin Greenbaum, a PhD student at the University of Texas.
The study, which included researchers from Australia, Britain and the United States, used aerial surveys from Australia’s Casey station to detect the deep trenches.
Aircraft equipped with radar, laser and other sensors for determining ice thickness and mapping the bedrock and seafloor bathymetry flew over the glacier over five summers from 2008 to 2013.
The findings from this study present a strong case for using aerial surveys in other parts of Antarctica, including the virtually unknown Antarctic inner continental shelf,” said Australian Antarctic Division programme leader Tas van Ommen.
Will we end up in a Waterworld like a bad Kevin Costner movie? (I actually enjoyed that movie until he was afraid of a weird Dennis Hopper). However; is that our future of the polar caps melt?
I have a solution! Right now it’s isn’t feasible. However; Billionaires like Richard Branson may be laying the groundwork for our future salvation! Let’s face it, the polar caps melting will not affect us or our children or our children’s children but eventually our ancestors will be in trouble. The solution I foresee is to take the melted water from the caps into space and dump it into the atmosphere of Mars. Maybe that will make Mars inhabitable somehow.
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