Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The many wonders of Vinegar.

Tom's Journal.

I am all for getting back to "Low Tech" methods of cleaning, medicating and preserving !  With all the nasty 'side effects' of many modern medicines,  I ALWAYS do research on various 'medicines' that some doctors [VA included] try on their patients.   And I didn't know that ammonia hurts the finish of optical lens, glasses, etc.  Sorry, folks,  I don't intend to be used as a  experimental lab rat !!

Vinegar: A Prepper’s Multitasking Liquid Must-Have

By Lisa Metheny published on in Preparedness, Prepper Talk
Most of the preppers that I know, myself included, like to revert to using products or items that have aproven track record. One such product that is a staple item on many preppers must-have list is vinegar.
VinegarVinegar is made through the fermentation of ethanol of starchy or sugary items like corn and apples. There are many varieties of vinegar such as white, malt, pickling, balsamic, wine or apple cider. However, what makes vinegar a mighty multitasking liquid is the fact it has hundreds of uses in and around the home and because of the endless possible uses for vinegar it stays at the top of my “must-have” list. Here are a few alternative uses for vinegar.

Food or Food Preparation

  • Substitute for buttermilk (add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar per cup of milk to make buttermilk)
  • Meat Tenderizer- adding tablespoon vinegar to liquid such as water will help tenderize during the cooking process. Marinating meat in flavored vinegar for an hour before cooking will not only flavor the meat but will also tenderize it.
  • Make your own ricotta cheese, all you need is a little whole milk, cream, salt and vinegar and you have the makings for fresh ricotta cheese.
  • Preserving or pickling food- the acidic level in vinegar makes it ideal for pickling.
  • Salad dressing using oil and vinegar, try experimenting with flavored vinegars for a fresh twist.

Cleaning Uses with White Vinegar

  • Drain cleaner
  • Window cleaner
  • Grease Remover
  • Air Freshener
  • Tarnish remover
  • Suds Control
  • All purpose cleaner
  • Remove water stains from leather
  • Remove paint stains in clothing

Around the House Uses for White Vinegar

  • Pest control
  • Rust remover
  • Can help unclog toilets
  • Keep pests off of some house plants
  • Non-toxic weed killer

Personal Care Uses for White Vinegar

  • Rub on skin for a safe insect repellent or mix one tablespoon of vinegar per cup of water and put into a spray bottle for easy application.
  • Alleviate pain and discomfort of insect or bee sting
  • Soak gauze in vinegar; apply to sprains to relieve pain and minimize swelling
  • Soft dry skin
  • Control dandruff
  • Sunburn—carefully apply vinegar with a cotton ball to sunburn area. Although this process will sting and burn at first, the vinegar helps balance the skin’s PH level to help speed healing.

Don’t Forget the Pets

  • Apple-cider to water to help control fleas
  • Fish bowl cleaner
  • Helps remove skunk odor from pets
  • Helps remove pet urine stains
Although vinegar has thousands of uses there are a few things you should be aware of when using vinegar. For example, vinegar can easily strip off wax such as the type of waxes used on cars or floors, plus it can stain and corrode some porous material such as marble so always test a small area first. Using vinegar as a weed killer in certain types of soil may prevent any vegetation from growing in that area for some time. Most importantly, you need to be aware that mixing vinegar with other common household liquids such as bleach is extremely dangerous and will produce highly toxic and deadly fumes, so DO NOT combine these two liquids.

Do you have an alternative use for vinegar? Share it with us in the comment section.

Lisa Metheny is a published award-winning outdoor writer, photographer, speaker and outdoor skills instructor. Lisa holds several instructor certifications and conducts a number of women-focused outdoor seminars on topics such as archery and hunting throughout the year. She regularly teaches hunters education and archery classes and has become an advocate for promoting traditional outdoor recreation to families across the United States. Lisa is also an avid and accomplished hunter with many big game species to her credit. She is a member of POMA and former Board of Directors member as well as a member of the NRA, RMEF, MDF and DU.
Trackback from your site.
The mission of Cheaper Than Dirt!'s blog, "The Shooter's Log," is to provide information-not opinions-to our customers and the shooting community. We want you, our readers, to be able to make informed decisions. The information provided here does not represent the views of Cheaper Than Dirt!

Comments (18)

  • Doug

    While swimming in the ocean and getting stung by jelly fish, Vinegar is the BEST relief from the sting and itchy after effects.
  • NorthWoodsChuck

    Safely remove tarnish from fired rifle & pistol brass by soaking in a bowl of vinegar for as long as necessary. Rinse with water, dry and process it normally afterward. Vinegar will not harm the cartridge cases, but NEVER, EVER use anything containing ammonia as it will weaken the brass.
  • fred hochrein

    pls notify me of follow-up comments and new posts.
  • Fenwick Babbit

    You can put 1/2 gallon in a douche bag to remove VERY stubborn odors.
    • Jay A.

      Yes you can but it will smell like a tossed salad.
  • primo

    A shot of apple cider vinegar diluted in water makes a great heartburn…acid reflux before bed….acids seems to clean out digestion system over time
    • stan

      If you ever get leg cramps try taking 1 or 2 tablespoons of vinegar, the cramps will ease. My father had a Nuesery and from digging all day his legs would cramp and by taking vinegar it always eased the cramps.
  • Troy

    Refer to previous comment about ammonia.
    Never use ammonia “windex” to clean optics! Ammonia will remove coatings on eye glasses, scopes, binoculars etc…
    Vinegar and newspaper does a good streak free job on glass, scrape off the bugs first. I use a mix of 1/3 91% isopropyl alcohol with 2/3 distilled water in a plant spray bottle for cleaning all my glass, maybe a little more than 1/3 of 91%, not a precision mix, don’t use 70%, little to oily.

Leave a comment

Your discussions, feedback and comments are welcome here as long as they are relevant and insightful. Please be respectful of others. We reserve the right to edit as appropriate, delete profane, harassing, abusive and spam comments or posts, and block repeat offenders. All comments are held for moderation and will appear after approval.


Praying To The Holy Spirit?

Q.  Can we pray directly to the Holy Spirit?   I know that He intercedes for us, as he will “groan” on our behalf for the Lord’s will in our life, but can we pray to Him?  Also, when we pray to God the Father, we are to pray “In the name of Jesus”.  Correct?

A.  The Bible mentions praying to God and to Jesus, but never to the Holy Spirit. Even so, I don’t think there’s any rule against it, especially since when you pray to one you’re praying to all three.
We pray “in the name of Jesus” because He promised to do whatever we ask in His name (John 14:13), not because we’re required to.
It’s important not to get caught up in rules and rituals when praying.  Being believers, God is our Father and we have become His children (John 1:12-13) As such, we are permitted to have intimate conversations with Him (Galatians 4:4-7) as a child would have with a loving father.
Print Friendly

The WH's prophetic Caliphate.

Tom's Journal.

Good Day, Folks !

I am feeling much better today, sitting in "MY OFFICE" that my wife helped to decorate, with a "Don't Tread on Me" flag, and a few Military 'ornaments' and mementos.    My friends know that I am a knife collector, of sorts, and I have learned how to sharpen them well enough to shave with them....  but now I am studying how to make the cutting edges much sharper !   My wife, Terri, reminds me NOT to share TMI...  too much information, and she is correct !  "Loose lips sink Ships !"   Who really knows that the banking/ Financial system might collapse in the month of July ???  I sure don't know, but I believe in storing  up some pure drinking water, and few cans of beans, etc....  lol.   Be Prepared !   
    Well, Folks,  I have rehashed all of that stuff on my humble Blog many times over...   so we don't have to visit that subject again right now.   Suffice it to say that when I had that major trauma of being hospitalized at the VAMC, and then sent to a Nursing Home for another 2 long weeks, you sure get to miss all your creature comforts in a hurry!!  Like:  I have all my vitamin pills, Herbs and supplements organized on my PC table area, and I did well before  my bike accident, with my VA Meds, etc !!  But take a man away from his "Castle", friends, wife, tools, and sharp knives.....  and he is like a fish out  of water!   I worked hard all my life --- just as all of  YOU did, and now retired, blessed by the Lord to have a few treasures, toys, and comforts.   I convinced my wife to retire early too, as I can support the both of us.   Now, she is the permanent, perpetual, non-stop, Home Improvement Person, here in her own 'Castle." And that cost plenty of $$$$... LOL.   I try to make sure that there is plenty of fresh fruit in the house all the time, and that is very important to me!  And here is how it works...  If you don't have good, healthy. fruit, and munchies,  when  you get hungry,  you might 'pig out' at lunch or supper time!!  And then, there does all your good weight loss, and dieting strategy !!   That is one of the few good things I got from the VA, my own smart, dietitian. 

I got a $12 haircut today... TOO SHORT, by a new too young barber!!!  And then I re-joined Bianco's Fitness Center, in Iron Mtn., to get back into my weight lifting regimen, every other day...  FOREVER,  but only paid $37. 95, for a one month deal, and if that works out right, the why I plan,  I will get a 3 month or full year package.  My wife is not too keen on joining me, in this important endeavor....  so sad, because it would do her TONS of good too, with her health, etc.   She would have TONS of extra energy, association with others, with only an hour's short work out.   I used to teach power lifting for many years when I was working for AMC [American Motors Company--- in Kenosha, WI.,  11-7-72 started], and latter Chrysler bought them out.   I retired after 30.5 years in one place, with full benefits and pension, thank you very much,  but went back to college twice when I was laid off for 5-6 years, along with 6000 other people, when times were really rough, studying more Welding, etc.  I loved college, and got into Writing, there, as my Professor encouraged me. 

So, now it's only 12:20 AM, but still a bit chilly, in JUNE !@#$% ?   I wanted to get some sun rays today, which helps my skin look good, and the Sun heals me.    I am munching on some great, chilled, Bing Cherries, praising the Lord for my continued Healing, body and soul.  Also praying for a few certain people who asked me to....

Isn't it really something, according to the fine writing below, The Daily Jot,  that Jesus even exposed/ identified modern day Turkey, as the "Seat of Satan !"  See:  Revelation, and other parts of the KJV Bible !   Wow!  But the current occupant of the White House, is surely greasing the skids/ rails, so that evil consumes US more rapidly,  and the Congress is COMPLICIT ! ! !  Just how much more evidence do we need before [IF] someone, a real MAN takes positive action.   Flash!  Illegal Aliens are infiltrating our Southern, and other borders, carrying terrible contagious diseases !   Hint...  if people in D.C. got sickness from that source, I would bet things would really start happening...  lol.  I am not wishing evil on some people,  just considering the possible out come.   BTW, I like to play Chess, taught to me by my dear Father,  Gilbert L. Schuckman, born in the great State of Kansas, and transplanted in Wisconsin.  
     Like I've always said in the past,  many countries have gone BANKRUPT in the past 60 years, and Americans are very FOOLISH, if they think that it can't happen here in THIS country !!   Actually,  IMHO,  we ARE already bankrupt, but in DENIAL...  and things are better seen after the fact...  like "hindsight is 20/ 20."   
    Please take a minute to check out the following, great post.   And say a prayer for all those traveling this up coming Holiday!   I already left a large pool of blood on the highway, about a month and a half ago....  what a blunder, but My Lord kept me alive.   PTL.

Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman 

The Daily Jot

Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic persp

NOTE: When writing about God and Jesus, The Daily Jot means YHVH as God and Yeshua Ha Mashiach as Jesus--the actual original names and the true nature and character of them. 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 
The White House's prophetic Caliphate
In promoting all things Muslim--by supporting revolution and instability in the Middle East, by adopting the Muslim Brotherhood (and by association the Taliban, al Qaeda, Hamas and other offshoot military/terrorist arms) as a foreign policy partner, by releasing from prison the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria--now just called the Islamic State, and by training ISIS military in Jordan, the occupant of the Oval Office will likely go down in history as the American leader who played a pivotal role in the rise of militant Islam worldwide. The world is watching a major event in history unfolding before its very eyes, and it may well be prophetic. 
The Ottoman Empire was the last empire to rule over the Middle East. It was a Sunni-dominated Islamic Caliphate that ruled 624 years from 1299 to 1923, peaking at 35 million people in 1856 with Constantinople as its capitol. This vast empire extended from Iraq to Algeria from Hungary to Somalia, covering the Middle East, Northern Africa, Eastern Europe and Turkey. After World War I and weakened by various rebellions, the empire was replaced by the Republic of Turkey on October 29, 1923 and the caliphate was abolished on March 3, 1924. Many Bible scholars believe the Ottoman Empire more aptly fits the description in Revelation 17 and Daniel 2 and 7 than does the Roman Empire as the one that will revive and rise as the beast empire. It is a subject of fierce debate. 
Notwithstanding, there are numerous verses which in context allude to the antichrist being Assyrian--Isaiah 10:5, 10:24, 14:25, 19:23, 30:31, 31:8, Micah 5:5-6, and Hosea 11:5. Ezekiel 38:17 refers to him as "he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel." It is quite possible that the antichrist/the Assyrian will arise from what is now Turkey. Jesus Christ identifies modern Turkey as the seat of Satan. In Revelation 2:12-13, Jesus says, "And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write: These things says he which has the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where you dwell, even where Satan's seat is..." 
In addition, no other religion on earth persecutes the saints as does Islam. Not the Roman Catholics, not the Hindus, not the Buddhists. The Roman Catholics, for all their political shenanigans and idolatry, still hold to a doctrine that Christ was crucified, rose from the dead, and was propitiation for our sin. Islam does not. Islam believes that Jesus was a great prophet, but was not the son of God. 2 John 7 says, "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist." Traditional Islamic enemies of Israel, Russia, the Roman Catholic church all may well play a role in the end time return of Christ. This White House, however, has played a pivotal role as a catalyst of prophetic end time events. 
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

PS. Please use the forward link below to pass this on to as many people as you can!    
NOTICE: If you would like to forward this message to others, please use the Forward This Issue link.  
Otherwise recipients who receive it and don't appreciate it may unknowingly unsubscribe you
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!  - Bill Wilson,  The Daily Jot
Join the "200 Club"  
by committing to support this ministry with $25 a month.   Click Here to support the DAILY JOT via secure online donations.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
- Bill Wilson, Daily Jot