Making The Most

Most people will throw away one or two leftover turkeys and maybe a few leftover chickens.

This is a lot of food being wasted. Then people spend money on buying dog treats and broth. So a while ago I started making treats and broth from the leftover bits of turkeys and chickens.

This year Sarah joined in. This means that instead of wasting money on Black Friday shopping we are saving money and doing stuff as a family.

I see a lot of people complaining about the holidays not being the same anymore. Well, if you want your family to do more holiday stuff together, then you need to organize some of it and make more traditions like making treats and broth together.

You Need This (Basic Emergency Kit)

This is a simple Emergency kit that will get you through most things. Most of it you probably already have so it won’t cost much.

Most emergencies aren’t the big Hollywood Disaster or something you would see on doomsday preppers. They are relatively minor things in the big picture, but they can be life changing for you and your family. This is what this kit is for. Stuff like taking a loved one to the hospital for a few days or dealing with an emergency evacuation order. Both happen to people every day but we don’t usually hear about it. So please take some time this weekend and put this together. When you are most stressed out it will really make a difference.

Honey Stinger Gluten Free Organic Waffles – Variety Pack $30
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Sawyer Products MINI Water Filtration System $20
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LifeStraw Flex Multi-Function Water Filter System $35
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Winter IS Coming. Are you Ready

Sunday I woke up to about an inch of snow. I was not expecting that. I decided I need to go though my winter clothing and make sure I had it all ready.

It’s a good thing that I did because I had trouble finding everything and some of it I still don’t know where it is.

I have a lot of winter clothes. You have heard to dress in layers. Well I have 4 layers. I don’t wear them all a once. Except when I came down with covid on a winter camping trip, LOL. But having all those layers means I can pick what I need so I can work or play outside regardless of the weather. From a nice winter day in the 50’s to freezing rain.

Even if you don’t go camping or do other winter activities it’s still a good idea to invest in good Winter clothes. Not only does most of it last a while but you may have to work outside even when you don’t want to. I’ve had to both fix a car in sub zero weather and take care of animals during a polar vortex. Having the right clothing made both of those things pretty easy.

Next we need to get Sarah and the boys’ winter stuff all gathered up and see what they need.

I put together a list of everything that I could find on Amazon. These are all affiliates so I will get a small commission if you buy something through them. And I would greatly appreciate it as well.

The 5.11 coat that I show in the beginning and the snugpack poncho liner I showed at the end are unfortunately no longer available.

Here is a list of every thing else I use in the winter to stay warm or something similar by a reputable manufacturer.

Altama Boots
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FUN TOES Merino Wool Sock
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Mechanix Gloves
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Rothco Fleece Jacket
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Rothco Mid-Weight Bottoms
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Rothco Mid-weight Top
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Minus33 – Midweight Neck Gaiter – 100% Merino Wool
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Minus33 Ridge Cuff Beanie
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Primaloft Extreme Cold Weather Pants
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Helikon-Tex Level 7 Lightweight Winter Jacket
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Snugpak Patrol Poncho
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Sarah’s New Everyday Carry (EDC) Bag

https://youtu.be/QI0oJkrHK6Q

Sarah have been having a hared time picking a purse. When I recently made a video about my EDC bag. When I did I emptied my bag so she put her stuff in it. She liked it but it wasn’t perfect for her. She looked around at similar bags and found the Maxpedition Modern. There is a lot to like about it. in fact I like it better then my bag but it looks to much like a purse for me to use LOL.

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2022 Election Predictions

I hope I am wrong about the outcome but I think that the republicans will have a strong showing and the democrats will use that to cause more suffering for people.

How I think this will happen is that we are in a recession but most people aren’t affected by it. As soon as the media starts talking about how bad the economy is people will start to act like its bad and then it will be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

After the republicans win the democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) will start pointing out the problems in the economy and blame it on the republicans. They have already started saying for a few weeks now that if the republicans win they will destroy the economy because they don’t care about people and are only trying to help out the big businesses that got them elected.

The democrats will then try and pass all kinds of stimulus to “help” but that only makes thing worse and the spinless republicans will go along with it because that’s what they always do. The republicans see the democrats as the popular kids and they just want people to think that they are cool too so they go along with it. Ether that or both parties have become one big party. I don’t really know. But I do know that you really can’t tell them apart any more and both just seem to want power, money and control for themselves.

I could be wrong about all this but I don’t think that I am based on how things have played out in the past. Either way we need to start holding elected officials accountable for what happens and remember it is ultimately in Gods hands.

My Everyday Carry (EDC) Bag

This is the next video in my everyday carry series. This is a bag the most contains the thing that in us every day. It also contains a few things that will help out if there is some sort of problem.

In a future video I will show a small box of stuff that I keep in the car that makes this bag into a kit that makes this into a kit that will will get anyone through the most conmen emergences, like taking your wife to the hospital.

My website: Jonmagnus.com

What We Can Learn From The Life of Simeon and Anna

https://youtu.be/6HESHMN5uxE

This month I decided to compare 2 people with similar stories so we can learn a lesson from the differences.

The first is the prophet Simeon. He was an elderly man living at the temple. God told him the he would see the Messiah before he died. when he saw Jesus as an infant he was filled with joy but told no one. he just went away happy.

The other person is Anna the Prophetess. She was living in the temple like Simeon but had been there most of her life. When she encountered the Messiah she went around telling others.

While he did nothing wrong, Simeon could have been more like Anna. And we often act more like Simeon because we don’t want people to think we are strange.

The After Class Podcast first episode about women in the bible:
https://afterclass.libsyn.com/233-women-in-the-bible-1-creation

My website: Jonmagnus.com

My Everyday Carry (EDC)

https://youtu.be/RxMxbZB-lho

It looks like its time for people to show every day carry items on YouTube right now. I recorded this video as part of a series started with my everyday first aid kit that I was asked about before seeing on YouTube that there are a lot of other people who are posting videos about their EDC.

Everyone has items they carry with them everyday. But it’s a good idea to have a thought out EDC that covers the things that you use on a regular basis. That way you are not having to walk around to get things. Sarah and I are working hard to organize everything so that things are where we need them when we need them. That way we spend less time looking for things that we know we have. For example, I almost never have to look for a pen because there’s one in my left front pocket.

So in this video I start at my feet and work my way up about everything that I carry on my body everyday. From the shoes that I wear and the cool socks that I found to the stuff in the pockets of my pants.

I hope this gives you something to think about when organizing what you carry and use every day so you can get the task done that you need to on a regular basis without having to waste so much time looking for things you need every day.

Everyone Needs A First Aid Kit

I recently saw a post on Facebook asking for recommendations on every day carry first aid kits so I decided to do a video about the small first aid kit I keep in my every day carry bag and about the Bear FAK from Refuge Medical.

They are both made to treat severe injuries not boo boos. I will make another video about the home fist aid kit designed to treat smaller wounds and prevent infections.

If you are going to start caring a FAK or keep on in the car where space may be a premium you want to make the kit as compact as possible. This means these types of kits usually only have what you need to keep you or someone else alive. You can worry about infection later in these kinds of emergencies.

With that being said I have a little bit of room in mine for some band aids and butterfly bandages because with my life style I get minor cut and scrapes all the time.