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Friday, June 24, 2016

THE LAST ICED COFFEE RECIPE YOU WILL EVER NEED!

This recipe comes from www.cravingcomfort.blogspot.com . Enjoy!



The Last Iced Coffee Recipe You'll Ever Need!

I love Iced Coffee.


No... I Love Creamy Iced Coffee.
I Love Creamy and Sweet Iced Coffee.
But...
I HATE paying over $4 a glass for it at some fancy-schmancy coffee house!

After literally years of trying, I have found it!
I have figured out how to make the perfect creamy & sweet Iced coffee for pennies a glass!

I'm gonna show ya how!







First...
You have to make your coffee concentrate.
(This is the only part of the process that takes some time)
Don't worry, the gallon of coffee concentrate you end up with will make enough to last you for a month in the fridge!

You do NOT want to brew a normal pot of coffee for your iced coffee.
You want to cold-brew it.
This leaves you with a smooth, acid-free coffee base that we all love for a refreshing cold drink.

Iced Coffee Concentrate.

Ingredients-
  • 1 gallon water (I buy a gallon of drinking water)
  • 1 lb bag of your favorite rich coffee (course ground if ya can get it)
  • Coffee filters or several layers of cheesecloth
  • a fine mesh strainer.
  • a large bowl
  • pitcher (big enough to hold a gallon)



Directions-
  1. Pour gallon of water into your large bowl.
  2. Dump the entire bag of coffee into the water/bowl.
  3. Stir to make sure all grounds are saturated with water.
  4. Walk away, for 12 hours or overnight.
  5. line a mesh strainer with a coffee filter or several layers of cheese-cloth, set the strainer on top of your pitcher.
  6. Pour (or ladle) your coffee mixture into the strainer. (this part takes awhile... I often had to walk away while it filtered into the pitcher) If using coffee filters, you might have to replace them several times during the filtering process.
  7. Once all the coffee concentrate has been filtered, stick it in the fridge (it will last for a month!)







Sweet Cream
You can read how I stumbled onto the "Sweet Cream" recipe on my Blog
Ingredients-
  • 1, 12oz can of evaporated milk
  • 1, 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk



Directions-
  1. mix both cans together, refrigerate.

Dana's Sweet & Creamy Iced Coffee

  1. Grab your favorite glass and fill it to the top with ice.








2. Pour iced coffee concentrate into your glass, filling it a little more than half-full.







3. Add Sweet Cream into the coffee/ice glass until full (or to taste)








4. stir to combine.











5. Enjoy!









I LOVE to add a shot of chocolate syrup to this as well for a Yummy Iced Mocha!

OP 5 ZOMBIE MOVIES!!




    We all know the scoop about Zombie movies. A deadly virus or chemical agent is released. A guy / girl is subjected to the deadly toxin and is gruesomely transformed into a hideous monster who desires the flesh of living humans. Thus a Zombie is born. As it bites person after person, it spreads it's horrific condition exponentially across communities, states and countries and pandemonium is spread globally . These things are all the makeup of a thrilling edge of your seat horror flick. The following are the top 5 most terrifying Zombie films of all time. In no particular order.








Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    No Zombie movie would be complete without this horror classic. George Romero's first and thought to be the birth of the modern zombie and zombie film. This Flick tells the story of an African American man, a White woman, and five others who are panic ridden by the unexplained presence of living dead. They barricade themselves in a farm house in the middle of nowhere with no hope but to not be killed by the terrifying monsters.








Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    If Zombie movies were equal to pop music. Shaun of the Dead would be a hit. This movie brings horror, fun, and pop culture into one flick and does a great job at all of the above. Shaun and his cohorts set out on a wacky / scary adventure dodging Zombies while also tending to life's minor hiccups and obstacles. This film also has a great sound track.








Dawn of the Dead (2004)

    This film is a definite spine chilling, teeth chattering, keep up up at night because you are scared horror movie. A woman awakes to find her family, the neighborhood, and the entire community are all out the eat her. People all over are being mauled by undead humans and turning into zombies and it spreads like wildfire. She ends up trapped in a mall with many other characters who share the common goal of trying to escape alive.









Resident Evil (original, Apocalypse, Extinction) (2002)

    All three Resident Evil films are brilliantly made productions. Alice is a super human experiment with a knack for annihilating the undead. An incredibly hot Milla Jovovich first punches kicks and destroys zombies in a hidden underground facility where the T Virus (zombie juice) has been exposed to the population. In the second addition (Apocalypse), Alice scourges the quarantined city in search for a little girl with a cure to the T Virus. In the third installment (Extinction), an extremely powerful Alice tries to leads a caravan of refugees into a sanctuary where zombies do not exist.







28 Days Later (2002)

    This movie along with it's sequel has got to be the scariest movie of all time. Test subjects from an Animal testing facility are released into the public releasing with it a deadly zombie toxin referred to as Rage. 28 days later, a man wakes from a coma, alone, in a hospital and has no idea of the outbreak. He shortly finds the meaning if of the empty streets and obvious signs of chaos. He fights terrible Zombies throughout the flick. Eventually he finds himself stuck in the middle of flesh eating zombies and sick ans twisted militants.

RULES AND TIPS TO SURVIVE A CLASSIC HORROR MOVIE MONSTER ATTACK!!!





    I love to watch old horror movies. The new one are most of the times a little on the gory side, but the old ones are still fun to watch. The people in these movies have no common sense. If they had, they would all survive their little escapades with hitchhikers, vampires, zombies and any monster in the local vicinity. So, I submit for your reading pleasure:

  Rules To Survive Scary Encounters.

  1. When the old lady or gentleman in the inn or tavern tells you to avoid a certain place, DO IT! The locals generally know what they are talking about.
  2. Despite how late it is, drive on through. Ignore your travelling partner's yawns, snores, and protests of fatigue and keep on going.
  3. NEVER! stay at Mom and Pop hotels. The kids have been known to harbor homicidal tendencies.
  4. If, for some unforeseen reason, the car inexplicably breaks down in the middle of the night, DO NOT leave it's shelter. Stay put! Lock the doors, and if one is available, put our cell phone to good use. But then, if you had a cell phone.....well, that's another story.
  5. DO NOT attempt to hide away in deserted mansions, castles, shacks, inns, caves, or anywhere else that looks like familiar monster grounds. (Sub-rule A: Ignore that person who insists such questionable places are surely safe.)
  6. If, for some unforeseen reason, you find yourself in one of the aforementioned mansions, castles, shacks, inns, caves, etc., resist the urge to wander off on your own to explore. Camp out in an open place, and stick together! Better yet, STAY IN YOUR CAR!!!
  7. The man in the tux with the sharp teeth is a vampire. Do not look him in the eyes. (I wear my sunglasses at night!). You will become a member of the living dead shortly after. For preparedness, see Rule 10.
  8. Should you happen to run into a man in a hockey mask with a chainsaw, axe, household butcher knife. DO NOT lock yourself into the farthest room down the hallway, and stand next to the opposite wall. He, she, or it will still find you eventually. They, are not, after all, THAT STUPID!!!
  9. Learn to recognize the signs of a zombie; vacant eyes, drool, indistinct groans. Should one of your friends show these signs, back away and find the sharpest implement available to put him down!!
  10. Carry an assortment of implements designed to fend off the so called "monsters". Garlic, crucifixes, wooden stakes, sharp swords, and guns loaded with silver bullets are very useful. It is advisable to wear the garlic and carry a concealed weapon of some sort.
    I hope these rules, whilenot complete, will give you some guidelines on the common sense you should employ when on an adventure. Use common sense! (or if you want to use uncommon sense instead) Stay safe! And be sure to laugh loudly at the people in these movies making these errors in judgement.

BADWATER ULTRAMARATHON FROM DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA!!







    The Badwater Ultra marathon describes itself as "the world's toughest foot race". It is a 135-mile course starting at 282 feet below sea level in the Badwater Basin, in California's Death Valley, and ending at an elevation of 8360 feet at Whitney Portal, the trail head to Mount Whitney. It takes place annually in mid-July, when the weather conditions are most extreme and temperatures over 120 °F, even in the shade, are not uncommon. Consequently, very few people—even among ultramarathoners—are capable of finishing this grueling race.





 

Course

    Originally, the run was conceived as being between the lowest and the highest points in the contiguous United States: Badwater, Death Valley (−282 ft) and Mt. Whitney's summit (14,505 ft). The two are only eighty miles apart on the map, but the land route between the two points is substantially longer, 146 miles, because of detours around lakebeds and over mountain ranges. Additionally, since the finish-line is 11 miles from the nearest trailhead, anyone who competes over the 146-mile race-distance must be capable of a total physical effort of 157 miles. Due to the two mountain ranges that must be crossed between Badwater and Whitney, the course's cumulative elevation gain exceeds 19,000 feet.
    In later years, as the United States Forest Service required summit permits to climb Mt. Whitney, the official course was shortened to end at Whitney Portal. The Badwater-to-Portal course is 135 miles long, with 13,000 feet of cumulative elevation gain. Forest Service regulations do not allow competitive events in the John Muir Wilderness; however, many runners choose to continue tradition and complete the ascent to Mount Whitney's summit on their own.







 

Early History

    The hike between Badwater and Mount Whitney (via the treacherous salt flats in Death Valley) was first made in 1969 by Stan Rodefer and Jim Burnworth of San Diego.
    Al Arnold first attempted running the route in 1974 but was pulled off the course after eighteen miles with severe dehydration. After vigorous sauna-training and desert-acclimatization, he attempted the run again in 1975. This time, a knee injury aborted the run at fifty miles. In 1976, training injuries kept him from even beginning his annual attempt on the course.
    In 1977 he successfully pioneered running the course, summiting Whitney eighty hours after his start at Badwater. Arnold has never returned to the course, except to receive the Badwater Hall of Fame Award.
    The second Badwater-to-Whitney running was completed in 1981, by Jay Birmingham.








 
    In 1987, the crossing became an official, organized footrace. Five runners competed the first year. During the early years of the race, no particular route between Badwater and Whitney was specified and runners attempted various "shortcuts" between the start and finish. Adrian Crane, one of the competitors in the inaugural race, even used cross-country skis to cross the salt-flats at Badwater.
    AdventureCORPS manages the competitive race from Badwater to Whitney Portal. The course route is specified, and the race is held annually. The field is invitation-only and limited in size. Demand to participate in the race usually far exceeds available spots. Rules have changed somewhat over the years: afternoon starts have been discontinued; the use of intravenous fluids now disqualifies a runner.





 

    Course support is not provided. Each runner must arrange for his or her own support crew and vehicle. The crew provides their runner with his or her needs, including water, ice, food, gear, pacing, and first aid.
    Runners who complete the course in sixty hours receive a commemorative medal; runners who complete the course in forty-eight hours receive a belt buckle. No prize money is awarded.
    The record for the 146-mile race was set in 1991 by Marshall Ulrich: 33 hours and 54 minutes. Records for the current 135-mile course are 22 hours 51 minutes 29 seconds (men), set by Valmir Nunes, and 26 hours 51 minutes 33 seconds (women), set by Jamie Donaldson.
    In the last few years, 70 to 80 people have competed in each race, with 20–40% failing to reach the finish line. There have been no fatalities.






 

Multiple Crossings

    In 1989, Tom Crawford and Richard Benyo completed the first double crossing (which became known as the "Death Valley 300"), running from Badwater to Mount Whitney's summit and back to Badwater again.
    In 1994, Scott Weber completed the first Triple Crossing going from the Mount Whitney Summit to Badwater, then returning from Badwater to the Mount Whitney summit, then going from the Mount Whitney summit back to Badwater in 10 days. The first leg of the Triple was also done solo unassisted with Weber pushing an unmodified "baby jogger" cart with his supplies from oasis to oasis spaced from 20 to 30 miles apart. Weber completed the majority of the triple unassisted and solo being met once or twice a day by Ben on the second leg and for 100 miles of the third leg. Faced with the necessity of completing the Triple before August ended, Weber abandoned his cart at mile 390 to be fully crewed by Denise Jones. Completing this Triple and adding the Badwater race from the previous month made Weber the first runner to complete four full crossings of the Badwater-Mount Whitney summit course in a single July-August window. He remains the only runner to have done a multiple crossing with a solo unassisted section of 146 miles or greater.








    In 2001, Marshall Ulrich was the first runner to complete the "Badwater Quad", consisting of two back-to-back Death Valley 300s for a total of four consecutive Badwater/Whitney transits. He completed the course, a distance in excess of twenty-two marathons, in ten days.
    In 2003, Sawyer Manuj became the first Asian-American to complete the Badwater duo.
    Unassisted solo crossingsIn 1994, Scott Weber became the first runner to cross from the summit of Mount Whitney to Badwater course solo without a crew. He did so by pushing a 'baby-jogger' cart with his supplies going oasis to oasis (20-30 miles apart). Weber then continued on to complete 2 additional crossing with minimal support until being crewed full-time for the final 45 miles of this 438+ mile journey.






 
Unassisted "self-contained" Solo Crossings

    In July 1999, Marshall Ulrich became the first and only runner to complete the 146-mile Badwater-to-Summit course without a crew or resupply, denying himself the use of artificial shade or outside aid of any kind. Starting with 225 lbs of gear and water loaded in a modified baby jogger, he pushed and pulled the cart to the Whitney trail head, then continued on to the summit with a pack. He reached Whitney's summit in seventy seven hours and forty six minutes.






 
Badwater Solo Ultra Marathon 135/146

    In 2005, in response to the desire of local and non-elite runners to test themselves against the course, Hugh Murphy initiated the Badwater Solo Ultra 135/146. Runners attempt the course during the months of July and August and have their completion verified and published by Murphy. Runners are encouraged to include the Whitney summit as part of their transit, but credit is given for either distance. In compliance with National Park and Forest Service permitting rules, this is not a competitive race but a "solo" crossing with a support crew (as in, "not a part of the official race", which is not to be confused with Weber or Ulrich's use of "solo" to designate an unassisted crossing).
    In 2007, then-19 year old Ben Eakin completed his first solo crossing, having only finished 2 marathons and 1 50K prior to doing so. Eakin completed the solo from Badwater to the summit of Mount Whitney, to become the youngest male to complete the lowest to highest course, as well as the first type-1 diabetic.
    In 2005, Barbara Szeprethy, then 24, is the youngest woman to finish the course, 3 times total, in consecutive years.






 

Death Valley Cup

    Any competitor who completes both the Badwater Ultramarathon and the Furnace Creek 508 bicycle race (also held in Death Valley) during the same calendar year is awarded the Death Valley Cup.







Badwater World Cup BWWCBadwater World Cup (BWWC) consists of:
  • Badwater ( race in the desert)
  • Brazil 135 Ultramarathon ( race in the mountains)
  • Arrowhead ( race in the snow)
  • Europe 135

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TOP 7 ZOMBIE SURVIVAL TIPS TO KEEP YOURSELF SAFE AND UNEATEN BY THE UNDEAD!!!

So – the inevitable has happened – zombies have attacked the world. You need to know how to survive and this is the list you need – the top 7 zombie survival tips.



1. Pull yourself together!




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   If it’s a zombie infestation, the cops, firemen, and ambulance men will all be rather busy, or dead. When the first zombies are seen, the police will take them to hospitals. Do not lock yourself in your apartment and wait for the police to save you. Do not cooperate with the authorities. They know nothing about zombies, as they believe that zombies are a myth.




2. Get armed!!




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   You do not want to face zombies and be unarmed, even if they are not so smart or quick or powerful, they will be too dangerous to fight bare handed. Firearms are good, but you should also have some side weapons you can use if you run out of bullets, or if they get too close. Anything’s good: knives, swords, axes or even poleaxes if you know how to use one properly. Blunt weapons are also good, but you must wear protection goggles and a mask, or something to protect your face from the splash.



3. Get armored



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   You must try to protect your body as much as you can, especially the neck, arms and legs. These are the most exposed parts to bite. You can find lots of body armor from army surplus shops, or even martial arts and hunting shops. Jeans also offer good protection from bites.


4. Leave town!




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   If the zombie infestation caught you in a big town, you must leave immediately. It’s one thing to face 10 zombies, but another thing to face 10000 zombies. Best thing is to go to the country. Farms are quite easy to defend, and the open spaces won’t let you get caught by surprise.



5. Gather supplies




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   Gather as many supplies as you can. Everything from bottled water to gas – you will need it. And it won’t be hard to do it…if everyone’s dead it won’t be stealing! Best thing is to get a truck and start looting the largest stores in the area. Don’t go into big towns, and don’t start looting until you are 100% sure there won’t be a zombie attack, let alone a big one! You don’t want the authorities to stop the attack, nor do you want to end up in jail for looting.



6. Barricade




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   Some barbed wire and a whole bunch of gas filled bottles can do wonders when defending your resort from a zombie attack. Also, alarms are a very good idea. You can make them yourself (some cans and pots on a wire) or get a real one, motion sensors and everything (see number 5 for looting tips – Gas and Generator required).



7. Search for survivors




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   After you have enough supplies, and your home and the surroundings are safe, you should start searching for survivors. Even if you are the only one of your group still alive, you’ll end up going mad if you remain alone. Start with the small towns around you. It will be quite easy if you have a zombie proof car. Just go to the town limits and honk. If zombies are there, they will head in your direction and you can just leave; alternatively you will recognize the survivors and can form a group. Safety in numbers!