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Franklin's Gourmet Popcorn Pack- Delicious pre-measured corn, oil, and seasoning Review

We just sampled Franklin's Gourmet Popcorn! Over the years, we've tried to air pop, cook on the stove, and microwave popcorn. Each method has it's pros and cons, but I've never used pre-packaged kits that contain the seeds, oil, and seasonings.

The Franklin's Popcorn kit comes with everything you need (minus a heat source) to pop perfect movie-type popcorn. The ingredients are organic, non gmo and gluten free.

It was super easy to make - and the best, super easy to store! This is just as easy as microwave popcorn but a whole lot tastier and possibly healthier.

You can order them in multi-packs and just keep them in the pantry. I think they should even be added to an emergency kit. Think about it - popcorn (calories), oil, and flavor - all in an easy to store packet with a super long shelf life. And you can make them over a rocket stove or roaring campfire. This is good entertainment food and storage food.

How does it taste? Great!! I make air popped corn a lot, but…

How to dechlorinate your water and Why you would want to

If your water comes from a municipal water source (aka: city water) then your water most likely contains a high quantity of chlorine. Probably not higher than the "state limit" but still more than you want in your body.

Chlorine is an excellent killer. Think bleach. It kills germs and that's why it's used in our water supply. But unfortunately, chlorine also kills off the healthy flora in your gut and on your skin.

Luckily, there is an easy way to get the chlorine out of your water. Just let it sit on the counter for a few hours. The chlorine will naturally dissipate (into the air as a chlorine gas.)

If you prefer to drink chilled water, you can let the water sit, then pop it back into the refrigerator. I prefer room temperature water, so I just leave my glass sitting out all day long and drink from it when I'm thirsty.

Unfortunately, this method does not remove fluoride or other harmful chemicals/toxins. You can use a filter to remove contaminants, but only reve…

How do you fertilize a garden with out chemical fertilizers?

Growing plants in the same place each year will rob the soil of it's fertility. But what would happen in an emergency situation, where chemical fertilizers were no longer available? How would you grow a productive crop?

How did our ancestors do it? Well, for one thing, they used copious amounts of manure. Manure is great for the garden, but most of our urban/suburban gardeners do not have our own cows/goats/sheep/chickens/rabbits... and so we do not have access to manure.

At this point in time (with no emergency looming) we can access manure from area farmers or from stores. But in a real emergency, we will have to fertilize without it or be prepared to trade for it.

Here is the non-chemical fertilizing plan:
1. Build your soil now. If you are currently composting your yard/garden/kitchen waste, you can continuously add that to your garden to improve the soil. You can also be adding manure or composting manure while it is still available. You can also add leaf mould.

2. Stop using…