We do, but the quality is sometimes off (I have to do a manual search for small stones that occasionally appear). I’ve gotten lazy and had just been resorting to already-ground flour. For long-term though, you’re right, Redneck. I need to get back on the wheat berry bandwagon.
Thanks, Bradical. Good to know your perspective: a few months but don’t count on long-term storage.
Rich DC, I really appreciate your comment. Risk homeostasis is a big problem. A 1% change is barely noticeable, but after 70 years you’ve halved your sperm count, arable land, nutritional value in food, etc., or doubled your pollution, pesticides, violence, etc.
To go in a different direction from the other excellent posts: it’s so important to hear from wiser generations and to remember that it hasn’t always been like this…or maybe it has in some respects (I remember an informative book called The Good Old Days: They Were Awful!). What has gotten better? What’s stayed the same? What’s worsened? Steeping ourselves in ancient history and in oral history maybe could serve as a much-needed wakeup call to get out of the pot before it’s too late.
Look to the past generations and also think about future ones. In 30 years, my children will be grown, possibly with kids of their own. Those grandkids will begin their lives (of hopefully 100 years) in 2051. I may see the “phase change” toward the end of my life. My grandkids will just be entering it. I need to invest in building up my childrens’ resiliency so much that they will want to pass it on to their own kids. To make it stick, this can’t simply be “Dad’s weird obsession.”
If you are administering CPR to a victim of drowning, would you want to continue with CPR without rescue breathing or administer two rescue breaths every 30 compressions or so? I know that the recommendation in the CPR section is to just do compressions because of the air in the lungs that will make it into the bloodstream, but what if the lungs are full of fluid and unable to benefit from the residual oxygen in the lungs? Before CPR, would it be worth it to put the person on his/her side to try to get some of the water out of the lungs? Thanks!
Hi all! This is great stuff! I have a question about procedure, and where this head-to-toe exam fits in with it. Assuming that I find an unresponsive person in the woods (and have already surveyed the scene, tried to wake the person, and made the 911 call), what should my order of operations be? Let’s say I’ve got to do the following: A) comprehensive head-to-toe check, B) pulse and breathing check, C) apply tourniquet to missing limb, and D) CPR/rescue breathing. What would your order be? Thanks!