We have heard of tremendous amounts of ideas about making a survival kit for a natural or manmade crisis. What about the time when the whole world is on the verge of a huge crisis that will try to destroy the entire mankind. You never know when the day might come to your door, without any prior notice. Nathan Shepard has written a wonderful book named Survive The End Days which contains information about the ways one can survive the need days on Earth. The book has already received a number of appreciations. People, who are still confused about its authenticity, must go and read its review.
You are surely going to develop some interest in the book and the facts mentioned in it. There is nothing over the top mentioned in the book for surviving a huge crisis. It is a logical approach towards understanding significant steps that can save your life in the tough times. By reading this book you can help other people as well. Very beautifully this book has decoded the prophecies mentioned in the Bible. It does not tell people to become spiritual at the end of the day, rather it tells people what was predicted many years ago. Probabilities are there that those predictions will become true very soon.
It is only in the first part of the book. The rest of the book consists of very interesting topics. It is not going to be fun to read the book, but you will feel glad you read it. After the decoded Bible prophecies, the second part of the book in a straight forward way explains the survival techniques. Many home use items are mentioned in the book that would help you survive the difficult times when almost everybody’s life will be at stake. There is no such thing in the book that forces you to trust in the Lord. People who want can believe and others cannot. Bible prophecies are used just like the inspirational quotes given by many knowledgeable people around the world.
Nathan Shephard is a very intelligent man who is an archaeologist and theologist by profession. He had studied Bible for his entire life and knows what implications are posed in it. The predictions given in the Bible are considered as a foundation to explain the ways a man can survive. No particular part of the world is mentioned in the book. The book is written for any human being who would want to make some serious efforts to survive the crisis. More importantly, remember that this is a guide. You can follow it if you find it useful.
The best part about the book is, it provides a very rational approach. You will be starting from scratch. There is no need to equip you with any prior knowledge before reading the book. Things mentioned in it are for elementary readers, who need not necessarily be a scout from the school time. Anybody can sue their basic skills to make the survival kit mentioned in the book.
Napa Valley located in California is considered to be one of the premier wine regions in the world and is a dream location of wine connoisseurs. Its vast viticultural area has turned into a choice location for ecotourism and has also won the World’s best wine and food destination award by Trip advisor’s 2010 Traveler’s Choice awards. Napa Valley is highly sought for the making of cult wine that are made in small quantities and often sold for high prices. Here are few of the best winemakers in Napa Valley that specialize in the making of cult wines.
Harlan Estate and Bond Estate: Founder Bill Harlan makes every effort in making the Napa Valley cult classics. Robert Parker had scored Harlan with 5 hundred point scores from 1994 to 2007 and has scored Bond with 4 hundred points since 2000. Bond highlights the best terroir with six wines from six distinct single vineyards. Both these wineries deliver the best wines that Napa Valley has to offer. Appointments are available for members.
Screaming Eagle: Founder Jean Philips released its first vintage in 1992 and it sent waves across the wine community standing up to its name for being bold and luscious with a steel backbone but soft as velvet. The price rose from $75 to $750 within a few years and currently sells a bottle for $7000. This place does not offer any tours or tasting events.
Clogin Cellars: This was founded in 1992 by Ann Colgin on Mount Prichard in Napa Valley. The winery has won 9 hundred point scores from Robert Parker since 2002. They are famed for their IX Estate Red wine which is a classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Appointments are available for members.
Schrader Cellars: Grapegrower Andy Beckstoffer’s vineyards and Winemaker Thomas River Brown together have achieved 100 point scores from Robert Parker for the well crafted 9 wines between 2002 and 2008. Appointments are available for members.
Abreu Vineyards: Founded by Dave Abreu who grew up in a ranch family in Napa Valley has won 6 hundred points from Robert Parker since 1997. This vineyard has a waiting list for a chance to purchase it’s highly sought after Cabernet Sauvignon blends. Appointments are available for members.
Araujo Estate Wines: Founded by Bart and Daphne Araujo in 1990, this vineyard has been here for over 150 years and has produced some of the best wines from producers in Napa Valley. They are yet to score 100 points but they have won their cult status with consistency and premier quality. Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon barrel sample of 2013 has been scored at 96-100 by Robert Parker exhibiting its potential. Appointments are available for members.
Bevan Cellars: For founder Russel Bevan and Victoria De Crescenzo this vineyard is a dream come true. They have learned the best secrets of the trade from Greg La Follette and Kal Showket and established their winery in Sonoma. They have won their way into the Napa Valley cult wine category. Their 2011 Bevan Cellars Tin Box Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville has won 100 points from Robert Parker in 2011.
Most people confuse Melanotan II with Melanotan. However though having similar sounding names the properties of both these compounds are vastly different. Melanotan II is also known as Melanotan 2 or simply MT II. It is an analog compound of the peptide hormone called alpha-MSH (Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone). It is used all over the world as a popular compound that provides tanning of the skin without being exposed to the harmful rays of the sun. It has been proved effective in producing a natural looking suntan.
History of Melanotan II
Researchers at the University College of Arizona were the first to synthesize this product. Since then it has been used in providing a suntan without risking skin cancer. It belongs to a group of peptide hormones known as Melanocortins. The researchers at the Arizona University further developed and enhanced this product in the year 1998. Melanotan I is a peptide containing all 13 amino acids and is a full length chain, while Melanotan II is a shorter chain and here the amino acids are arranged in a circle rather than as a chain.
Melanotan II is a synthetic product meaning that it does not occur naturally but synthesized in laboratories. It has been proven to cause the darkening of the skin. Before you understand the properties of Melanotan II it is essential to have a basic knowledge of the working of the group of hormones known as MSH. When you skin is exposed to the rays of the sun, you skin produces a hormone known as Melanocytes. These Melanocytes are produced by your body as a natural defense mechanism against the harmful UV rays of the sun. The Melanocytes in protecting your skin from the sun also cause the darkening or tanning of your skin.
Melanotan II is a peptide that mimics the action of the MSH hormone in your body. Hence it is considered as a safe solution for sunless tanning. When exposed to Melanotan II the pigments in your skin initiate the defense mechanism thereby causing darkening of skin without actually being exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun.
Scientists involved in the study knew the process by which the skin produced the tanning compound melanin. They then tried to inject this naturally occurring hormone into the body to find out if it caused tanning. However one drawback of this method was that the naturally occurring hormone was not stable enough to be used for the process. Hence there rose a need for a stable compound that had to be synthesized.
A team of researchers and scientists under Dr.Victor Hruby spent several years testing different peptides that could be used for this process. Finally they discovered a peptide that was not only several times powerful than the naturally occurring alpha-MSH but also was safe and highly stable. This new peptide was known as Melanotan. Since then several studies have been done on this product and till date no side effects of using this product has been discovered.
Hence Melanotan II is considered as a safe solution for sunless tanning.