Do without the flies and the drive.
How much salt is required to make a bath a saltwater bath?
One pint is 473 milliliters.
One cubic foot is 7.48 gallons.
The density of salt is 2.165 that of pure water.
The ocean is said to be 35 parts salt of every 1000 parts seawater [http://oceanplasma.org/documents/chemistry.html#Salinity].
Some bathtubs are about 6 cubic feet, which equates to about 45 gallons of water.
Sounds like a lot. One gallon 2.5 quarts of salt for each bath?
The Dead Sea is said to be 9 times as salty as the ocean. 9 X 1.63 gallons of salt for one bath?
Still cheaper than flying.
A certain amount of salt is required to sustain life. The wrong proportions are not healthy. Nothing lives in the Dead Sea. Some organisms require a high PH environment, others require a low PH.
With this in mind, I tried some leftover pickle juice on an infection for which doctors’ cures have been ineffective. A problem is that most life requires water to live, so I tried dehydrated old pickle juice. I found that to be very effective. Another problem is that salt is not very soluble in vinegar. I tried microwaving a proportion of twice as much vinegar as I had salt and most of the salt was left undissolved. The proper proportion would probably be something like 1 Tablespoon rock salt to 1/2 cup vinegar.
It is very interesting that after I strained out the salt, it looked very wet but did not stick to the other pieces of rock salt.
I applied this solution to the problem area by soaking a cotton ball and taping it on (masking tape works ok). One of the good things about this solution is that it does not hurt healthy skin and does not cause pain when applied to an infection, but it hurts a lot if there is any scratch in the skin.
If it hurts, stop.
We keep being told that animal fat is dangerously unhealthy and that plant oils are healthy. We have found that the fat we separated out from our Thanksgiving turkey dinner did not solidify in the refrigerator. We did get some mushy granules, but it poured easily. It certainly did not solidify any granules at all at room temperature (about 65º).
We did have to heat it until all the bits were crunchy to get rid of the smell, so it is golden brown. Next step is to see how well it will burn in an oil lamp, of which we have many.
I have not used this as a blog but more to see how it would work for keeping records.
Clearly, it does not seem to work well for that.
The purpose of a blog is to be read by others.
That would be why I do not think of myself as having a blog.
Choose paper that is easy to fold.
Fold in half twice.
Fold a third time so that two adjacent sides are together in order for the point to be the center of the circle.
Clip a curve on either corner as long as it is not the center point.
Unfold the paper and use it as the pattern for something like card stock that is sturdy; elastic would be better.
Cut out to the pattern, including around the slits.
Glue the dull side of aluminum foil to the card stock or equivalent.
Tape the slit sections together.
Use a piece of white paper to make sure there is a focal point.
Exactness does not seem to matter!
I know this probably belongs somewhere else like Instructables, but I will put it there later!