10 comments on ““Mini Ice Age” is here to stay says Astrophysicist

  1. Everything points to a possibility that it will be a very long term and overdue extreme full on Glacial Period. When talking about food this is a very good warning Rob. We are going to have to rethink our decision to grow more corn for ethanol than we are food crops.

    I hope you don’t mind but I would like to visit the topic of long term food storage in both a historical sense and a current need for this. One of the most fascinating inventions in history was the Inca, and maybe even pre-Inca practice of naturally Freeze Drying of food stuffs. Most of us all ready knew about this fact but I wanted to share some additional knowledge to it.

    Freeze dried foods have a very long shelf life and just happens to be the best way to preserve the Vitamins and minerals in foods of all long term storage methods. The Inca did this by wrapping the raw foods in cloth and leaving it out at high altitudes in the mountains where it got hot during the day and froze at night.

    The moisture was extracted from the foods and collected in the cloth which they then squeezed out each day to remove the water until the food was completely freeze dried. It was their unique natural environment which aided in this amazing feat at such an early time of mankind.

    Now days the claim is that it takes specialized Vacuum freezing/heating equipment to make this a reality. So because of this misnomer freeze dried foods are very very expensive per pound. I have researched this for about 8 years now and found this is not true. They do this because they are in a hurry to produce as much as possible for mass production and profits.

    What a lot of people do not realize is that what we call “Freezer Burn” on frozen foods is actually where the process of freeze drying has naturally occurred over time from being stored in a frozen environment and contact with air. Over time, what little air is also in the package will result in this process and it is totally safe to eat even though it might taste different… but so do all factory freeze dried foods also.

    What I found is that almost all foods except maybe very high water content foods like Lettuce can be freeze dried at home in just a deep freezer with no special equipment needed. The environment to create freezer burn instead of prevent it is all that is needed. I have done this allot and it works great contrary to the official narrative.

    The main element in success is time. It takes about thirty days to complete this process in a normal freezer. It is fairly simple to do, Just slice everything thin and arrange it on racks where it is exposed to the air in the freezer. I turn my freezer down to the coldest it will get. I then place a new bag of kitty litter with several holes punched in the bag on the bottom floor of the freezer.

    The kitty litter will absorb the moisture in the air as the the food stuffs dry in this frozen environment. then I try to remove them on a very dry day and immediately vacuum pack them in amounts that can be used up within a week or so after opening them. Freeze dried and vacuum packed like this, and stored in the darkest coolest natural environment you can find like let’s say a root cellar, will last 25 years or more.

    If the Inca had just known how to also vacuum pack foods, their civilization might have persevered! 🙂

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    • I agree. Most of the talk I’ve heard says it is not a “mini” one at all but a “long term” ice age dawning which makes sense because we knew at some point this warming period we’ve lived in for the past 10-15 k years was going to end. But none of us expected it to start happening this soon. Then, again, Mother Nature has her own time clock and doesn’t go by ours.

      As you say we are definetly going to have to rethink our growing corn for fuel and start designating it for food, again. I once read that corn is the perfect food and that you can actually survive on it and get all the nutrition you need. The Hopi call it the “perfect food.”

      The Inca were amazing and I don’t think they get the attention they deserve nor do the pre-Inca people. Their technology for freeze drying food stuffs was pretty ingenious IMO. Obviously it worked very well for them as it will for us in times of survival. Yes, everything today is for profit and that is the main motivator in this greed ridden society we now live in. Pretty sad IMO. This Inca technique of freeze drying food would make for an interesting post topic I think.

      “What a lot of people do not realize is that what we call “Freezer Burn” on frozen foods is actually where the process of freeze drying has naturally occurred over time from being stored in a frozen environment and contact with air. Over time, what little air is also in the package will result in this process and it is totally safe to eat even though it might taste different… but so do all factory freeze dried foods also.”

      Now that is interesting because there have been a few times in my life when I’ve had to eat “freezer burnt” food and, actually, it wasn’t to bad even though it did in fact taste a bit different. Of course I piled the chilis and salsa on lol.

      Now I did not know freeze dried foods would last 25 years and your technique is very interesting to me. In fact I’m going to try it. I also know that dried foods (such as dried meats/jerky) last a long time and many ancient peoples around the world produced it and survived on it in lean times.

      This is very interesting to me and at this point, frankly, I think we need to start doing these things and get ahead of the came. I’ve read several statements from researchers who say we’ve got about 2 years (2019) before the climate REALLY changes in significant ways so time is short.

      Thank you for your comment and great information JR.

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    • MASS PANIC on a GLOBAL SCALE!! Just hide and watch especially if some of the analysts are correct in their assertions that the “big freeze” comes in 2019 w/is only 2 years away. I see some lynchings in the future 🙂

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      • Yep, It finally got warm enough to go work on the property. So what do I do? Thinking global I go off and buy bugout property at 6,000ft on a cool weather pattern front. I am going to need to frame my mind around Alaskan weather being the norm up there now. lol

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          • I agree. But once again this is yet another challenge of morality for myself. Hate so say it, but maybe it might be better to just keep the truth under our hats and only warn and prepare close clan members. From what I went through and observed this weekend, most deserve to be blind to what is coming and my compassion for fellow man is dwindling. Let them fool themselves with their own ignorance… That many less to worry about competing for resources.

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  2. Seems that the pattern has been in the past that most do not prepare for any disaster but wait around for someone to rescue them. This will be fatal should that “something” that we know happens very quickly (via ice core samples) happens. If you look at the Hopi wisdom you will find that most people of the past ages died due to their own foolishness and unpreparedness and only a few survived the cataclysms. It will be the same tis time I’m sure and the Hopi are also sure. The sheeple will be no more because the sheeple do not listen to the evidence but live in a perpetual state of denial.

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    • “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. …

      Luke 12:32-48

      Metaphorically I think it could be talking about Knowledge and preparedness. The archiving and preservation of knowledge for future use and survival advantage. Time for secluded self sufficient Monasteries and Libraries again maybe. I have considered this on my mountain. 🙂

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