Articles by douglas c. hoover

How Prepared Are You?

 

Disasters always seem to be happening everywhere else but in our own neighborhood. After a while, we actually start to believe it will never happen here and in my lifetime. Case in point, have you prepared for a natural or man-made disaster or at least even thought about it? Through this article, it is my hope to at least plant a seed of urgency within your mind and help you to take that life-preserving step towards preparedness. Avoid the common responses to disaster uttered by thousands of people after it is too late, "Would have, could have, and should have, only if..."  

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Eating The Frozen Dead

 

Why are over 90% of Americans unprepared for survival? The short answer would be, they were not taught or trained how to survive under severe conditions. So why not?When was the last time you had to forage in the woods for your next meal or wash your clothes in a nearby creek? How many Americans rely solely on firewood for heating their homes and for cooking, or manage without electricity, refrigeration or freezers?How many Americans have starved to death as a result of severe winters or extended drought? When was the last time you heard a group of 86 people traveling to California got caught in a severe snow storm with only 41 surviving by eating the frozen dead?Early settlers would always venture out in large groups known as "wagon trains" consisting of immigrants of all ages and all walks of life. These groups of pioneers were basically a microcosm of a modern neighborhood community, but with one major difference. These people were forced to get to know each other, work together and needed to be able to trust and rely on each other for their collective survival.  

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Distilling The Truth With a $10,000 Offer

 

It is time to separate the myths, misconceptions and outright fabricated lies about distilled water and its relationship to health and to the physiology of the human body. Distilled water is simply the most consistently pure water available anywhere and is the only regulated water on the market.Distilled water was the first water to be sold in supermarkets prior to the first bottled water vending machine, which was installed in Bill's IGA Grocery store in Brooklyn, Michigan in 1976. In the late 50's, 60's and 70's only distilled water was sold in stores and could be found in the household cleaning products and laundry detergent aisles -- since it was used primarily for steam irons and car batteries. Why? Because all other water except rain water and distilled contains other substances, including inorganic minerals that would build up and plug the holes of the steam iron and collect on the lead plates of the battery, shortening the battery's life.  

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287 Million Americans are totally unprepared

 

It is not likely that your grandparents, parents, teachers, spiritual counselors or even your government have taught you how important it is to be prepared for an emergency, disaster or catastrophe. There is more than a 90% chance that my statement is accurate based upon numerous surveys conducted recently to determine how many Americans are prepared for an apocalypse. Was I wrong, or are you by chance part of the 10% that is totally prepared for a catastrophic change in your world as you know it?If you are not, than let me assure you, based upon the most recent predictions of scientists, meteorologists, seismologists, geologists, volcanologists, physicists, astronomers, geophysicists, oceanographers and epidemiologists, you should be storing up a few extra cans of beans.Why is it that only the Boy Scouts of America have a motto, "Be Prepared"? They also have an aggressive training program that teaches young boys survival, from the age of six, covering every scenario imaginable from surviving in a wilderness to staying alive at sea.  

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OH Really? Early Death Results From Drinking Distilled Water?

 

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a branch of the Center For Disease Control (CDC), has determined that obesity among children and adolescents has reached epidemic proportions with approximately one out of five found to be obese. Are you shocked? You shouldn't be, considering the fact that you can walk into any public place such as Kmart or Walmart and look around at the children. Sadly, if one or both parents are present, you can usually see that obesity runs in the family. And by scanning the contents of their shopping cart, you will discover the reason. The majority of its contents is calorie-rich, nutrition-poor comfort food (junk food) which can be found cleverly displayed on every aisle's end cap. Doesn't it concern you to know that the only things that will survive the annihilation of the earth's surface will be plastic, cockroaches and Twinkies? Oh, I almost forgot... and Pop Tarts.The most recent figures available place food stamp recipients at a whopping 44.2 million, up 4.7 million from last year, with Medicaid enrollment topping 50+ million. That means that one in five Americans are now dependent on the Federal Government, and growing! If you are an advocate of BIG government, you can ignore these statistics. If not, get concerned, get very concerned! And remember, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."  

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The Plumping of America

 

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a branch of the Center For Disease Control (CDC), has determined that obesity among children and adolescents has reached epidemic proportions with approximately one out of five found to be obese. Are you shocked? You shouldn't be, considering the fact that you can walk into any public place such as Kmart or Walmart and look around at the children. Sadly, if one or both parents are present, you can usually see that obesity runs in the family. And by scanning the contents of their shopping cart, you will discover the reason. The majority of its contents is calorie-rich, nutrition-poor comfort food (junk food) which can be found cleverly displayed on every aisle's end cap. Doesn't it concern you to know that the only things that will survive the annihilation of the earth's surface will be plastic, cockroaches and Twinkies? Oh, I almost forgot... and Pop Tarts.The most recent figures available place food stamp recipients at a whopping 44.2 million, up 4.7 million from last year, with Medicaid enrollment topping 50+ million. That means that one in five Americans are now dependent on the Federal Government, and growing! If you are an advocate of BIG government, you can ignore these statistics. If not, get concerned, get very concerned! And remember, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."  

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