Pro-Life

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Selecting Sharp Stuff for Trekking and Camping

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I did some studies on sharp tools for trekking and camping this week. The three things I learned about were multipurpose tools, knives, and axes.

The multi-tool was my favorite. The multi-tool has many different uses and a very important part is that it is small and does not take up much space. It normally has a plain blade, serrated blade, a saw, and a file. Not as common parts include bits, can openers, scissors, and pliers.

Knives provide ease during trekking and camping. A fixed blade knife could even be used to split wood for fire if needed. You need to know how to use the knife before you go camping/trekking or it might not be the right knife for your needs. Some good rules to follow would be to ovoid tactical knives and odd-shaped blades. You will want a full-tang or narrow-tang knife that has a 4-6 inch blade.

Axes can be used for chopping, limbing, and splitting wood. A 18″ axe is probably the best to bring because it is versatile. Use caution when using axes because they can hurt you if you do not know how to use it.

These are the three sharp things that you may need when camping or trekking. Be sure to learn how to use each one before you begin so that nobody gets hurt.

The Liebester Award

Thanks so much to FaithLikeAMustardSeed for nominating me for the Liebester Award. I have been nominated several times before so I guess I will try it this time.

The rules are:

1. Thank the blog who nominated you and link back to them.

2. Make a blog post outlining eleven facts about you.

3. Answer the eleven questions from the blog that nominated you.

4. Write eleven questions for the people you will nominate.

5. Nominate 5 to 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

My eleven facts are:

1.  I run a bakery with my family and I am learning to decorate wedding cakes.

2. I love spending time with my friends and never miss a chance to get together

3. I am joining a homeschool group for the first time in 8 years!

4. I have started to play piano in church this year. It terrifies me but I have to press on and hope it gets easier. xD

5. I have completed a goal that means the world to me. Last year I cut out sugar on and off in my diet and since April I have lost 40 (and counting) pounds. It is so nice to feel this good!

6. I love putting on makeup and doing my hair. I do it more because I feel great than trying to impress people.

7. I actually enjoy school and do three to four lessons of each course a day.

8. My FAVORITE music artist is The Afters

9. I am a reformed Presbyterian and love my Savior Jesus Christ. I am currently reading Numbers in my Bible.

10. I have twelve cats (I know I am weird but I don’t care because I love them all <3)

11. I love to dance! I go to 2 balls a year and wait day after day for the next one.

 

The questions I was asked:

1. Do you enjoy school? Yes, I actually look forward to it.

2. What do you do on the weekend? Mostly work.

3. Favorite music genre? Does CCM count?

4. What emotion do you feel most often on a day-to-day basis? Comfortable

5. Which is better; Marvel or DC? Marvel!

6.  What are your comfort foods? Umm.. Chocolate! xD

7. Do you like animals? If so what kind would it be? Yes! Cats.

8.  Would you rather be really warm, or really hot? Really hot.

9. Have you eaten any bugs? Which ones? Yes. A fly (not on purpose)

10. Favorite YouTube stars? No idea…

11. Why are you homeschooled? Because I believe the Bible teaches us to school our own children.

Questions for the people I nominate:

Do you prefer dogs or cats?

What do you do for fun?

If you were given the option to be with friends all day or stay at home and watch tv which would you choose?

What music artists do you listen to?

What time do you wake up every morning?

Have you ever reached a new years resolution?

What is your favorite board game?

Do you have any pets?

Have you ever moved? If so, how many times?

Have you ever had a conversation with a total stranger and revealed your darkest secrets. (I just had to ask xD)?

How long have you had your blog?

I nominate:

https://crazycathysite.wordpress.com/

https://calebblogweb.wordpress.com/

https://crazywolfguyblog.wordpress.com/

https://sofiacook.wordpress.com/

https://makelikeaturtleandfly.wordpress.com/

https://inkgirlandwords.wordpress.com/

 

Wild Honey

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Wild honey is an extremely healthy food to add to your diet. It has many healing properties and it tastes very good. Wild honey is completely natural and made by very intelligent creatures.

Honey bees make honey from a wide range of flowers. They take the nectar from the flowers and carry it back in their stomachs. Although this may sound very gross it actually adds the glucose and fructose to the honey. The digestive enzymes from their stomachs add new compounds to the honey.

Wild honey is full of protein, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. It has been found to have antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Honey is also full of fructose which is a type of sugar to be avoided. So honey must be taken is moderation. A quote from Proverbs also implies this theory.

Proverbs 25:27 “It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.”

Some ways to use honey would be to apply it directly a wound. Or take it in tea, ginger juice, lime juice, or even just plain.

Wild honey is a great resource God has given us but it needs to be used wisely. It is full of vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. We just need to take it in moderation and not over use it.

 

Vegetables Vs. Fruit

fresh_vegetables_in_basket-2560x1600.jpg“Eat your fruits and vegetables” is what you always hear when someone is trying to give you advice on eating healthy. But, is one better than the other? Or is one (or both) not good for your health either?

Well, the truth is that vegetables win this fight. Veggies are packed full of nutrients and enzymes that your body needs. Now this does not mean that all veggies are equally healthy. Some are more nutritious than others.

Fruit on the other hand can have some great vitamins but has lots of sugars. These sugars are called fructose. They are natural sugars found in fruits but can be just as destructive to the body as regular sugar . Of course it is still better to eat an apple or an orange instead of candy or cake. But, fruits just like sweets need to be monitored.

So when it comes to eating your fruits and veggies make the wiser choice and eat the veggies. Avoid the fructose rich fruit and eat the nutrient full vegetables.

Enzymes

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Enzymes are extremely important to your health. Without them you would not be able to live. Enzymes ( also known as molecular catalysts) help your cells conduct a chemical reaction. In other words, they are what help you think, talk, taste, see, hear, and much more.

Your body makes these enzymes and are often made when you start chewing. The reason for this is because when you start chewing you should be eating and the enzymes are going to help take the nutrient from the food for your health. Chewing gum should be avoided so that you do not send a false signal to your body to create enzymes when they are not needed.

But what happens when you are eating  unhealthy and your body cannot produce enough enzymes? You are going to have to incorporate them into your diet. There are a couple options. You could either take a supplement or you could start including vegetables into your diet. Vegetables are full of enzymes. In order to keep their full potential you cannot cook them to (or any more than) 116 degrees Fahrenheit. When you do this you kill all of the enzymes inside the vegetables. The best way to eat them is raw or slightly steamed.

Today people eat almost all of their food cooked. This is a terrible mistake and needs to be fixed. We need to incorporate raw organic vegetables into our every day diet to improve our health and life.