Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away | Serious Eats

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away | Serious Eats: Seasoning is actually not a thin layer of oil, it's a thin layer of polymerized oil, a key distinction. In a properly seasoned cast iron pan, one that has been rubbed with oil and heated repeatedly, the oil has already broken down into a plastic-like substance that has bonded to the surface of the metal. This is what gives well-seasoned cast iron its non-stick properties, and as the material is no longer actually an oil, the surfactants in dish soap should not affect it. Go ahead and soap it up and scrub it out.

The one thing you shouldn't do? Let it soak in the sink.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fire Cider: Controversy and a recipe

A small herbal products company has trademarked the name "Fire Cider." In my opinion, trademarking the name "Fire Cider" is like trademarking "cough syrup," "mustard plaster," or "Four Thieves Oil." If you agree, consider signing the petition at

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Get Home Bag

Get Home Bag: While sometimes confused with a Bug Out Bag, a Get Home Bag is put together with a much different objective. Bug Out Bags (BOB) are generally relatively large backpack based survival kits that are designed to sustain the user for up to three days; because of their large size, and variety of gear such as tents, saws, cooking equipment and so forth these bags are somethimes kept at home.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Privacy IO - We give you your privacy

Privacy IO - We give you your privacy: Welcome to, an easy to use Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. While connected to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) your data is encrypted, making your usage untraceable. We give you your privacy back.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

George W. Sears - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

George W. Sears - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: George Washington Sears (December 2, 1821 – May 1, 1890) was a sportswriter for Forest and Stream magazine in the 1880s and an early conservationist. His stories, appearing under the pen name, "Nessmuk" popularized self-guided canoe camping tours of the Adirondack lakes in open, lightweight solo canoes and what is today called ultralight camping.


Frontier Recipes - Page 4: Hardtack

2 cups stone ground flour
1 cup water

Combine the flour and water. Knead until smooth. Sprinkle some flour on a smooth surface and roll the dough flat until it is 1/4 inch thick. Cut biscuits out with a can or a glass making each biscuit about 3-4 inches in diameter. Poke holes into each biscuit with a fork. Place on a floured cookie sheet. It should come out hard and dry. Bake at 400 F for 35-45 minutes.