The Australian WINTER just gone, seemed/seems to linger a little longer than usual.Though technically now some 2-3 weeks into SPRING; the last week saw some still heavy rains and windy days prevailing.
Even today (sept.21)-a very mild day, slightly cool and overcast…
possible showers…(update=light showers whilst i type…).
Admittedly, when the SUN was/is out…it is SHINY.
TIME FOR A SUMMARY OF SHIRO’s 9 WINTER SURVIVAL TIPS.
Take an idreamofninja Journey with SHIRO…
not to learn how to ‘walk like an egyptian,’…
but rather, how to SLEEP LIKE PHARAOH…
and DREAM LIKE SHIRO…
(no mummification involved, SHIRO promises).
Above is PHARAOH TUTANKHAMUN’s BED–
made entirely of GOLD and EBONY WOOD.
btw the bed DOES NOT feature a HEADBOARD…
IT IS A FOOTBOARD.
The PHARAOH was inclined to SLEEP ON AN INCLINE!
WINTER NINJA SURVIVOR
During the research and writing up of SHIRO’s last post (click) on SURVIVAL–
purely as a ‘mental exercise‘ to maintain motivation and focus;
occasional notes were taken when SURVIVAL related TIPS were being utilised.
Listed below, THE NINE SURVIVAL TIPS in no particular order.
The listing contains some diversity though the intent is very apparent.
Basic WINTER HEALTH uppers, boosting immunity, metabolism, resistance etc.
INCREASING SURVIVAL…and keeping SHIRO warm too.
The listing below shows there are many approaches to good health involving more than just medicine.Several simple ways to support a lifestyle that are not overly costly and require little adjustment to your routine approach to good health…
though you may want to adjust your bed-
BE LIKE PHARAOH!
THE NINE .
- PHARAOH’s INCLINE BED.
- PEEKING THRU PINHOLES.
- HERBAL HAND, MOUTH & SOCKFULS TOO.
- TIME TO SWISH OIL & BRUSH MY
- TWO HANDS BETTER THAN ONE.
- WINTER WARMERS.
- TAI CHI?…NO…SHIRO DOES NIN CHI.
- HOT DRINKS,COLD DINNERS.
- SILVER’s SILVER LINING.
SILVER’s SILVER LINING.
BURNS are often horrific injuries.
The body trauma requires much time to heal and the problematical nature of bandages on open healing flesh is known to all.
With the added impregnation of forms of SILVER into modern bandage types many such issues have been all but eliminated. (click)
SILVER IS A TOTAL BACTERIA INFECTION AGENT-
and appears in it’s COLLOIDAL STATE to be healthy to us inside and out whilst deadly to such intrusions/complications.
If used wisely that is…
The MAN in the photo above is REAL…
is NOT A LIVING SMURF…
however is showing ALL THE SIGNS OF…A DRUG OVERDOSE…
(a type of) SILVER BEING HIS DRUG OF CHOICE…
YES YOU TOO CAN BECOME A SMURF…
by being quite unwise and-
JUST KEEP INGESTING LARGE AMOUNTS OF (a…) SILVER…
(THE LEGEND OF THE TERM BLUEBLOOD FOR EXAMPLE (click) includes references DUE also/in part, to such as THE PRODIGIOUS USE OF SILVER CUTLERY BY THE SO CALLED ENNOBLED ELITE OF THAT HISTORICAL PERIOD…may have brought about mild SILVER OD symptoms…
ennobled they may have been though their wisdom has oft.been called into ?).
???…makes SHIRO wonder about…BLUEBEARD for example???
however…SILVER IN A PROPERLY BALANCED AND FORMULATED COLLOIDAL STATE DOES NOT,
CAN NOT AND WILL NOT CAUSE THIS…
THE SMURF MAN (PAUL KARASON) POISONED HIMSELF WITH AN IONIC SILVER CHLORIDE SOLUTION…
MADE BY…HIMSELF…CAUSING ARGYRIA…(click)
APPARENTLY…HE EVEN PAINTED HIMSELF WITH THIS HOMEMADE GOO…
AS A MATTER OF INTEREST…
he died aged 62…heart attack,pneumonia complications etc.
Consider it as a medicine NOT a cordial or skin color adaptor.Always consult your health expert regarding such medicinal additions even if natural/herbal etc-could be allergies or contraindication issues with other medicine etc so as to understand its proper place in your health SURVIVAL routine.
Feeling the BLUES is ok-you’ll get over it…
coloring yourself blue…not so much…
NO NEED TO BE LIKE PAUL K.-
nor do you need to be blue–blooded!
NO SMURFIN AROUND WITH YOUR HEALTH SAYS SHIRO.
COLLOIDAL SILVER can be fairly easy to obtain-some health shops/online stock such.
($$$ Cost wise, probably the most expensive on the list of 9,
though a little goes a long way).
HOT DRINKS COLD DINNERS.
The fast warming action of hot drinks during WINTER is always much appreciated and a definite SURVIVAL TIP.
Quickly absorbed and digested, liquid warmth can often delay/halt the chills.Anytime.
Such drinks as thin soups, herbal teas, hot chocolate and mulled wines, alcohol shots etc are used by many cultures and traditions (click). A large variety to satisfy every one shivering,wet and miserable.
A variation of such choices can be found for any age and taste.
($$$Cost wise=wide range/small outlay per serve…stove/kettle).
For those who have to venture out or work in/through such
winter conditions, a thermos can be a lifesaver too.
Now…considering the above obvious benefits of warmth…
why cold dinners???
Shiro noticed several factors which impact in non-direct ways.
(firstly decide…IF your goal/routine is to put on weight prior/during WINTER so bodily fat% will be used to extract energy over the WINTER…IGNORE the following…SIMPLY
EAT LOTS…GET COLD…SHIVER…LOSE WEIGHT THRU FAT BURNING PER NORM ETC)
However…if you wish to maintain your weight or even lessen it…eat COLD DINNERS.
METABOLISM is increased due to the fact that your stomach WARMS UP THE FOOD (slightly)…
so as to ease digestion and energy extraction…
using MORE calories to do so than per norm/warm food…
Either way will work, though increasing METABOLISM even further with some very simple dietary additions will be further explained below. (HERBAL HANDFULS…)
($$$Cost wise=…ingredients and stove/fridge etc)
…a COLD DINNER plate may look like this above…
…not this COLD THOUGH!
Another idea to give a BOOST to your METABOLISM in the short term…
is to FAST for a day.($$$Cost wise=drinks only)
The next meal you have will be energy extracted rather quickly.
Just ensure YOU DO NOT OVEREAT AT THIS
(FIRST) ‘ BREAK (the) FAST ‘ MEAL…a
small portion restart minimises digestive time and load-
at the same time if you continue the practice of getting your body used to smaller portions…
less weight gain to be of concern.
Upping your METABOLISM requires more frequent, more smaller MEALS. ($$$Cost wise=same/slightly less usual shopping bill).
TAI CHI? NO…SHIRO DOES NIN CHI.
WINTER NINJA TRAINING though sometimes moved indoors reveals some subtle tweaks that can easily be applied to
any physical activity or exercise routine.
The overall CONCEPT=longer, slower, stretchy training.
Training; ninja or otherwise involves stressing the body and the WINTER COLD can seriously impede body movement flow.Previous injuries can also stiffen up, compounding the issue.
GOTTA KEEP WARM…
TAICHI or YOGA type movements are ideal for such SURVIVAL.The long stretchy moves keep body warmth flowing rather than the fiery outbursts of intense activity.Same with any stretching routine…quality rather than quantity.
YOU WANT TO STAY WARM…
NOT BURN OUT AND THEN GET CHILLED or CHI(ki)LLED.
SHIRO, for example has found many MARTIAL ART forms/exercises can be simply slowed down to reproduce the effect.Simply by keeping the body flowing through such-
no force, just body weight movement itself.
Or as the LEGEND BRUCE LEE SAID…’ BE LIKE WATER ‘…=flow…
Experiment with your fitness routine to find what suits the occasional chill.
A slow dance to bring back warmth into LIFE.
By slowly extending the session time to offset the chill factor…
you are also acclimatising.
($$$Cost wise=a lil extra time, health benefits)
SHIRO does…NIN CHI…
and you?…what type of CHI do you do?
Another of the obvious WINTER survival tips is extra clothing.
Many choices here to suit all occasions.
JUMPERS, JACKETS, GLOVES, BEANIES/HATS, LONG JOHNS, THERMALS, EXTRA BLANKETS and so on.
SHIRO has included it into the SURVIVAL listing as a TIP…
so you are NOT ‘overdone/overcooked‘!
Whilst training, the extra clothes can be too much warmth.
Particularly with THERMALS.
When WINTER Mountain climbing/trekking etc for example LONGJOHNS are useful…
when intense activity training…
the extra heat generated will soon have you peeling them off…
which can be problematical in itself…
depends on where you are!
SHIRO’s suggestion for training is to layer up but only lightly more than usual…
skivvy top and tshirt etc…($$$Cost wise=small extra outlay per item).
one other SURVIVAL TIP for a training clothing piece that functions efficiently is- LEGWARMERS.
YES you read it right…(sorry…for some reason…SHIRO would not sit still for the next pic…but this Babe said yep…well…said ga gooood…i think…close enough).
ninja students wear leg warmers…
cos in WINTER JAPAN…COTTON GI just don’t warm up…
longjohns too warm…
( and you can take them off practically anywhere without
raising eyebrows or the local constabulary…
if and when they have raised your temp enough).WIN WIN.
TWO HANDS BETTER THAN ONE.
Another somewhat underestimated SURVIVAL TIP is AMBIDEXTERITY.
In so many ways this ‘ single ‘ factor more than doubles WINTER survival chances…
in fact any SEASON.
The ability to use two+ weapons,… either hand to defend and/or counter strike,… instant replacement if one hand hurt,… can protect an innocent with one and tko attacker with other,… one hand free one hand weapon…etc etc etc…(examine the slight overdramatisation pic below for ideas…).
and as a concept applied elsewhere…increase warmth through use of both/all limbs equally and at same time etc…inc. energy usage as a weight loss exercise inclusion…during such…get tired?…just change sides for a bit…
works on coordination, timing, balance and such factors…
similar to juggling in this example (click)…or
have a WARM DRINK and mow the lawn at the same time…
(just flick out the lil bits of grass sprayed about SHIRO says)…
the benefits are many though-
($$$Cost wise=quite a bit of time/practice…and extra training weapons too…cup and lawnmower perhaps also…).
ONE idea for ninja students, is to have a full nights training session using weaker limb only…
as if their main one was injured etc…
this DOUBLE UP CONCEPT open to suggestions in many LIFE areas-
sore/injured main hand…write with the other.
SHIRO, online playing a comp. game which involved some strategic button/click mashing, surprised other players by consistently getting higher scores/bonuses.
when queried on it…
revealed a SIMPLE SHIRO SECRET SURVIVAL GAMING TIP…
SHIRO was using TWO MICE(mouses)…simple.
njoyed dat shiro did.GAME ON.
TIME TO SWISH OIL & BRUSH MY
SHIRO’s INTEL on OIL SWISHING hints at a very long History (click).
The SURVIVAL TIP CONCEPT is also based on subtle effects.
Used as a natural ingredient mouth wash idea.
The OIL will clean out by washing action and leave a protective layer after.NICE.
Your particular taste and needs may also allow variety of choice.($$$Cost wise=small outlay per dose though save on mouthwash…)
Choose your flavor so to speak…with SHIRO for example…
he likes them ALL…being a CIGAR smoker…that makes perfect sense!
To complement SHIRO’s oily flowery fresh breathe the ART of TONGUE BRUSHING was introduced (click).
Was pleasantly surprised too when SHIRO found a site that taught much about this peculiar sense organ of ours (click).Another oft. forgotten SURVIVAL TIP on dental hygiene and good health.
BRUSH AWAY them germs.
($$$Cost wise=small outlay if any & lil extra bathroom time…)
HERBAL HAND, MOUTH & SOCKFULS TOO.
Further germ action and WINTER SURVIVAL TIP is to use our FOOD as a WEAPON in this WAR.
SHIRO’s SMART WEAPONS include the bounties of NATURE.
Their particular properties are LEGEND and ALL across the GLOBE of EARTH they can be found.A stack of variety that grow across ALL SEASONS, essential for good health and SURVIVAL…Many of the SPICES for example will aid in upping METABOLISM if/when required.
($$$Cost wise=small outlay, well worth the effort and most taste YUM too).
Many are easy to grow at home, most require basic garden approaches though some exotic varieties exist.Green-thumbers and children oft.enthusiastic in community GARDEN projects and the like. (click) (click)
SHIRO’s listing of his favorite stack of 9 WINTER SURVIVAL HERBS reflect his EURO.lineage and ASIATIC influence…
readily available in his locale, multi-use…food or medicine.
($$$Cost wise=small outlay, big health gain…).
- HONEY-(click)-sweetener/wound protectant=dab on wound
- GARLIC-(click)-flavor/smelly oral germ killer=hold peeled clove in mouth 1/2hr(…chew parsley after…)
- ONION-(click)-flavor/cleanser=onion rings in socks under foot sole overnight
- HORSERADISH-(click)-flavor/severe headache=poultice
- TUMERIC-(click)-spice/pest deterrent=sprinkle powder around
- ACV-(click)-salads/cleanser=soak sock in vinegar
- GINGER-(click)-flavor/fresh breathe marvel
- CHILLI-(click)-spice/winter warmer=add lil powder to hot chocolate
- LEMON-(click)-flavor/winter warmer=add to mulled wine
HERBAL TONICS are well known for their rejuvenating properties
A favourite WINTER SURVIVAL tonic combo of SHIRO’s would go like this…
- 1/2 cup each garlic, onion, ginger-chopped
- 1-2 large chili of own choice-chopped
- 3-4 tablesp. each-grated horseradish, powder turmeric
- 1 lemon-juiced
- put all ingredients into med.jar,cover with apple cider vinegar,seal.
- store away from light for 30 days.
- strain and use…1 tablesp.per day.(tis hot=BE WARNED)
PEEKING THRU PINHOLES.
SURVIVAL CONCEPT=TIME TO FOCUS THRU VERY LIL HOLES.
Reading through many many INTEL REPORTS (click) SHIRO oft.
has had occasional issues with the fine print.Either magnifying reading glasses or PINHOLE PEEPERS do the trick.
Magnifiers enhance and enlarge whilst the PINHOLES focus-like a telescope (click).
Though taking a lil time to adjust to the vision presented the end result was good indeed.The PINHOLES actually ‘force’ you to FOCUS in some way.With just a lil experimenting the right choice can be made for particular books,plans,maps even online research.
Choice of enLARGE or FOcUS…
($$$Cost wise=small/med outlay, large variety choice…see small things…).
TO INCLINE HIS BED.
BACK TO BED WE GO…
SURVIVAL CONCEPT: let gravity be thy HEALER aka slippery sloped soothing sleep.(click)
When we sleep tis about the only time we can ‘heal‘.
So as to be applied to our WINTER SURVIVAL TIPS…
any that can aid or quicken healing…could well be of use.By using the NATURAL FORCES of gravity and decompression to allow the circulatory system to free flow and continue to ‘work‘…whilst we SLEEP.
($$$Cost wise=small outlay…technically, just couple sized wood blocks will do…though fancy is avail…at a price.)
Another WIN WIN.
BE LIKE PHARAOH…SLEEP LIKE PHARAOH…
BE INCLINED TO INCLINE.
WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN…
SLEEP LIKE PHARAOH…
DREAM LIKE SHIRO…
OK-start with the obvious…lets get this party jumpin…then over with…
shiro suggests playin this music in the background…, songlink to do…
go ahead- bust some moves…you KNEW it was coming!?…
go on…get it out of your system…
WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN…
go on…shiro will wait…a lil…(click)
…meanwhile in egypt…
pharaoh’s power catnap continues…on the INCLINED FUNERAL BED!?
…whilst SHIRO does wordplay…and asks-
” C’MON PHARAOH???…
YOU’RE DEAD…ALL WRAPPED UP…UNLESS YOU WANNA BE A HEALTHY MUMMY!!!
THATS A BIT OVER THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID DONT YOU SPHINX PHARAOH!!!??? ”
(…sorry just had to get those out…somehow!).
PHARAOH’s FUNERAL BED:
SO TIME TO WRAP IT UP…THIS POST NOT THE PHARAOH…
TIME FOR A EGYPTIAN CATNAP…PERCHANCE TO DREAM…
NOT INCLINED TO GO IN THE INCLINE BED ABOVE…
leave that for mummy pharaoh shiro says…
IDREAMOFNINJA…DO YOU HAVE A DREAM?…
INCLINED TO INCLINE LIKE A PHARAOH?…
SLEEP ON IT…DREAM ON IT…
LIVE YOUR DREAMS.NJOY.SIMPLE.
AN ENNEAD OF MUSIC AND SOUND:survival/egypt and more, much more!-SHIRO’S CHOICE: