Here are 5 things you should know.
1. The most effective way to repel Ants is a combination of Baking Soda & Cayenne Pepper powder dry mix; 4 parts Baking Soda, 1 part Cayenne pepper powder.
2. A red line moving towards the center of your body from an insect bite, scratch or any skin related wound, is a sign of a serious infection. Go see a doctor!
3. FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute has dozens of self-guided courses available for free on their website to teach you how to be helpful in an emergency or disaster.
There is a team of volunteers on call ready to deploy when disasters occur around the world. As part of the training, they recommend completing a study on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) through FEMA, in addition to first-aid and IT deployment training.
Course List is available on the following page
Even if you don’t plan to deploy to hazardous locations worldwide, these courses are still a great resource to have if you want to learn how to get real-time information that hasn’t been filtered through the media. It should also teach you how to behave and act in the event of an emergency.
Link directly to the Incident Command Systems course.
Link directly to the National Incident Management System course.
4. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has a site that offers hundreds of recipes for cooking for large groups (50-100).
In case you ever need to scale up your entertaining, meal prep for a year, or cook for a whole group of hungry people fast, the recipes tend to use cheap, fairly accessible ingredients. What’s Cooking at the USDA can be found here. It’s definitely targeting institutions and whatnot, but may be useful to others.
5. 80% of antibiotics in America are used on farmed animals and is one of the largest factors in the increase in antibiotic resistance.
Here is a well-sourced article.