Hardtack: The minute someone finally gets it.

Hello lovelies. Happy Saturday! Thank you for stopping by our blog when you could be elsewhere. How are you today? Being a formal survival instructor, we love posting different recipes for foods that can be used during a field/home emergency.

One of those  recipes is something called “Hardtack”. This was one of the staple foods for soldiers during the civil war. It can sit and sit and hardtack will keep for YEARS (If stored properly). Soak your hardtack in coffee before eating. MMMM.2 cups flour
1/2 tablespoon salt (optional)
1/2 to 3/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Combine flour with salt in a mixing bowl. Add water and mix with hands until the dough comes together. Roll out on a table to about 1/3 inch thickness. Use a knife to cut 3×3 squares from the dough. Place on baking sheet, and use a dowel (see note above) to make 16 evenly-spaced holes in each square. Bake for at least four hours, turning over once half-way through baking. Cool on a rack in a dry room.
–SRC: http://www.americantable.org/2013/06/civil-war-recipe-hardtack-1861/

Someone in our lives finally woke up to the fact that living with DiD isn’t as fun as it’ doesn’t seem.

Living with DiD can be completely exhausting, especially after a bad split. Coming back into reality is always kind of scary. DiD alters all have their own likes, dislikes, agendas, plans and goals. When one or more alters decide to start taking over, things can get hairy.

Imagine yourself in the center of a crowd. Imagine a friend or loved one outside of this crowd, looking in your general direction, from a distance. Every once a great while, your friend can see you in the crowd from a distance. As the crowd naturally moves and interacts with itself, you and your friend can only get glimpses of each-other.

Every once in a while you will yell something, trying to yell over the crowd, also trying to speak to your friend from a distance. Every once in a while, you will jump up and down screaming and your friend just might here two or three words of what you said, over the noise of the crowd.

This is exactly what it’s like living with DiD. When you live with DiD, you may be talking to friends, loved ones, spouses but you’re not the only one talking, if it’s you actually talking in the first place. The trick is figuring out who’s talking and what this version of yourself may want. This is where alter types come into play. Big ball of wires.

It’s an exhausting, frightening life, where despite what you might read in the DSM, that isn’t one, it’s many. Many different things can trigger an alter to take over and it can happen in a instant. The trick for us is to remember Mike is still in the crowd, somewhere – Trying to help other’s understand that can be extremely frustrating, especially when alters act badly or perceive themselves to be under threat.

The more research we do, the scarier it gets. We are starting understand AnP’s and how shell alters work. It’s making more and more sense, now.

Elizabeth, the FNG,  is still rolling in and out and we think she may be a protector alter – a gatekeeper. The more she talks, the more we understand why she was created in the first place. We all having specific blocks of flashbacks that have come out of nowhere, which we will assume are her memories. She likes Nirvana as well. We are still learning to live with her – She’s loud and very pissed off.

Imagine someone bursting through your front door, that you don’t know, that you may not like, that announces that they are living with you, full time and you don’t have a choice in the matter. You may want to sleep, they may want to listen to music all night.

A great resource that we located may assist you and we thought we would share it with you! If you have DiD or you think you may have DiD, here’s a great website for an extremely detailed overview of DiD. We are very impressed with the information here.


We will be adding more stuff to our blog today. We want to get a music section up somehow, too. Thank you for stopping by!

Continue being lovely!