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  1. There is another alternate you might want to look out for, instead of the cold / gel packs, which have to be frozen beforehand. The Army uses cold bags where you put in water, and it freezes. Cloth bag. Reusable. You sometimes see them at surplus sites. Five or six uses, drying out each time. They used to be part of our medic kits. There are also 'pull tab' packs, like a desiccator brick, but not reusable.. I just got busted by my Lee. Sipping a bit of pickle juice. She told me that there is a lot of potassium in that. Hmm... Never thought of that, just like the taste occasionally.
  2. May be, but discontinued policy. When shipping insulin, must now be a minimum 36 cu inch space. The cold packs were liquidizing the boxs, and then freezing the insulin vials. You have a 'collectable' there.
  3. Thank you to both of you. I especially enjoyed the comments in the instructable. I am going to put this search on hold, so it will show up when not looking. His used lemon juice.
  4. Related. Looking for the original recipe for Gator Aide. I know it is in Majere's study somewhere, but not finding it. Anybody got it?
  5. Heat is especially nasty to folks with limited sodium diets. Nu-Salt is one brand of commercial Potassium Chloride salt substitute (100%). What got me is that a tablespoon is 90% of the RDA. Another old trick is to put a 'pinch' of baking soda in two liters of tea, to clarify, and baking soda is an 'electrolyte'. Sipping on some 'sweet water', our stevia tea. .
  6. In Virginia, a library must have a notary on shift at all times. Yes, I am. Virginia also had, for a short time, the 'electronic' notary. Finally struck from the law, it was a get-more-money by the commonwealth.
  7. I hope you have. The 'dawn' version is one I knew, but did not do well with. The trick is getting the babies also. The borax supposedly will do that, and I found no dissension in my web searches. The 'buzz'ers are normally the males, who are on guard, but have no stinger. But the female does, but will try to not use it. In past times, the kinder would take rackets and 'volley'. Another tip, some folks say they will not use treated lumber, latex painted, or oil painted. All false. But I have noted that they have not touched any of the milk painted woodwork. Sarah
  8. Got alerts this time, Mt_Rider.
  9. Another tip came my way, after posting the boxax vs ants kill. We have carpenter bees. While I love bees, and these are good pollinators, the damage they do to the wood structures is unacceptable. Plus I think that the carpenter bees territorial aspects keep the honey bees at bay, and I like them more. There is/was a product, home made, called 'bee butter'. It uses a repellent, I think is named Pymethrine, mixed with petroleum jelly, about 4% ratio. It has great knock down, but must be syringe squirted into the carved channels and entrances, which are often quite high, and difficult to get to. And I do not like the long term toxicity. Use the ant kill, but six tablespoons of borax instead of three, and put in pump sprayer. Shake well, keep shaking. Wear gloves. Soak the wood, paying special attention to the channels and entrances. They come out of the nests, and drop. Plop Plop Buzz Buzz Stomp Stomp. But not getting them all.
  10. Hmm... No email received that there was an update. Yesterday and today. glitch? Agreed, Mt_Rider. I also suspect that the original was too limited. The end of that linked page said another was under development for -multiple- strains. Out_of_the_ordinary. Same for the LDA treatments. Would such address the correct strain? Can we identify the correct strain given the difficulty we are still having in the identification / detection of the disease? Could it even work? An allergy treatment for a disease? Well, it is said that the start of wisdom is saying, "I do not know". Sarah.
  12. I am working through the update to the CountrySide and Small Stock Journal iLL ATOCI. 101/02/32. (2017 March/April). "A very effective Lyme disease vaccine was invented in the late 1900s, but is no longer available. The vaccine manufacturer discontinued production in 2002, stating slow sales because of low consumer demand. The protection provided by this vaccine worked similar to the tetanus vaccine, which diminishes over time and must be administered every 10 years." Anyone know who was the manufacturer? Anything? Sarah
  13. Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, 1972. You can find the free 'exe wrapped pdf' version on the Librum's Reference page. Here is the ATOCI (Ascii Table of Contents and Index) the encyclopedia of essential oils 1972.txt Enjoy!
  14. Posted due to private request. It is that season when the ant hives send out the explorers. Here is a good counter. Take a cup of warm water, add 1/2 cup of sugar, and three table spoons of borax. Soak cotton balls and place, wet, along the runs. The ants will feast on the sugar, and take the borax back to the next, killing it from the inside. When the ball is dry, toss it, and wipe with any counter top cleaner. Sarah
  15. Admittedly an old topic, but wanted to add a trick. If you get some inkjet foil labels, such as Avery, then mark your sockets and wrenches with the size. And have a size chart, combined sae and metric. Saves lots of time looking for this or that.