How a Restaurant Can Use File Sharing

A restaurant can make good use of a file sharing system. If a chef loves anything, it is cooking, this means that they think about cooking wherever they go. They come up with new recipes on the fly and many of these recipes are lost to the ether or they are contained on lose scraps of paper that tend to get lost. Therefore, a lot of genius is lost to disorganization. Even if a chef uses a smart phone to capture their ideas, those ideas are just as likely to be erased on accident due to an accident with the phone.

One of the hardest things for a restaurateur to do is share their new recipes with their employees. However, a file sharing system can make this very quick because the restaurateur can easily share their recipes with their employees through file sharing system. Although restaurateur has to do is upload the file to the file sharing system and have his or her employees look at the new recipe online. They can even print out the recipe to find out what ingredients they will need it what cooking techniques they will have to use. This speeds up the process of training new employees and existing employees to new recipes that are to be used in the restaurant.

Another thing that a restaurant could use a file sharing system for is to get feedback from customers about how the meal was in their opinion. Any good business owner looks for feedback on how their restaurant is doing. This is mostly because most restaurateurs do not work in the restaurant itself. Most restaurateurs actually work outside the restaurant and make sure that the bills are paid. They do not sit in the restaurant and make sure the meals go out properly. They have an executive chef to do this. Therefore, it restaurant may not always know if the food and the service is up to their standards.

Allowing the customers to send the restaurateur notes within the system will allow the restaurateur to figure out if the restaurant is working at maximal capacity. This will help keep the restaurant operating at a high level and will keep the critics giving good marks to the restaurant. This is the hope of every restaurant and any system that can help a restaurant get good ratings with critics is money well spent.

Finally, the file sharing system allows the restaurateur or the executive chef to take the menu list anywhere they go. This allows the executive chef for the restaurateur to make changes to the menu as they see fit. If they have an idea in a grocery store or while they are out getting things for the restaurant. A hallmark of any restaurant is the food that they create in the restaurant. Therefore, any changes that can happen to the food are usually a good thing. If a restaurant does anything, it is sell food. Therefore, any upgrades in the food quality will ultimately help the restaurant make more money.

In conclusion, a file sharing system could be what a restaurant needs to get to the next level today. Any restaurateur looking into a file sharing system is a smart person. There are many benefits to having a file sharing system that most restaurants do not have in their system. These benefits will allow the restaurant to dominate their niche in the city. Therefore, a restaurant should get a file sharing system as soon as possible.

Retiree Travel

Traveling in retirement is part of enjoying an active lifestyles. Traveling when retired is not like the retiree or the travel of our parents or grandparents generation. Senior travel includes golf, boating, tennis, bowling, camping, travel, shopping, beach going, cruises and much more. Baby boomers are planning for retirement and travel and at a younger age than previous generations ever did.

Many are considering non traditional travel in later years. Of those already retired, as many as 500,000 travel from their homes each year in search of the best place as a retirement location. Those traveling may search near the water, in the mountains, or a dryer climate as the desert. Many are considering in their retiree travel other countries such as Costa Rica, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Panama in search of a more affordable way of life.

One way for retiree travel is to plan to go places you are considering to make your full time residence. As you go to your destinations in your desired travel, visit the libraries, neighborhoods both day and night, churches you may attend, hospitals, transportation, senior citizen centers and any area of interest that will be a part of your retired life. You never know, you may in your jet setting travel find a resort you love so much, you may apply for a job.

Traveling after retirement may be dictated by price, off season, the day you travel. Flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturday afternoons usually offer the best rates. Most motels and hotels are less expensive Sunday through Thursday with the exceptions of large cities. As a senior traveling it may do you well to be spontaneous. If you have the personality to wait until the last minute to book your retiree travel, airlines and hotels cut prices to fill their needs.

Retiree travel may require destinations you can drive too that may be only a 1,2 or 3, day drive. Retiree travel requires some fore thought. If traveling abroad, use your credit card vs. debit card for exchange rates. Be flexible. If you don’t leave some wiggle room in your itinerary, you may not find a great retiree travel deal.

Senior travel may require you to pack smart by packing less. We all know that we usually pack more than what we really need and always take home more that what we started with. The airlines are charging more for luggage, per bag or by weight. It may be cheaper to pre ship you luggage.

Travel for seniors may require fast travel plans. Go directly to some of the travel sites to avoid hours of searching the web. You may want to consider retiree travel with a group for cheaper rates.

Retiree travel must take into consideration health care outside the U.S. You can’t use Medicare in other countries. Medicare part A covers hospital costs and is free. You may also want to check it out. Before you retiree travel, you may want to look into travel insurance. It can range from extensive comprehensive health coverage to medical evacuation as well as cancellations. Retiree travel can be fun, inexpensive, exciting and rewarding.

Survival Food and Water: Five Tips

“I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.” – W. C. Fields He didn’t have a LifeStraw. No, but water is an essential part of survival in so many ways. Survival isn’t just about avoiding getting your arms cut off, or drowning from a storm or radiated from a nuke. Survival is really a balance between avoiding the catastrophe and maintaining your own health. You’ll need strength and endurance. And food and water are what will give you the energy you need. So in this piece, we’re going to talk about five things. We’ll cover

  1. natural purification methods
  2. salt water purification and heating water to purify it.
  3. foraging for food and avoiding poisonous plants.
  4. freeze dried foods and proteins, cooking gear and ovens and bug out meals.
  5. water tablets/UV purification and water where there is no water.

Once you’ve read this, you’ll have a good handle on the things to deal with in any disaster when it comes to food and water.

PURIFYING WATER NATURALLY

Next to life threatening wound care, drinkable water is the first priority. The reason why is that you cannot predict how long the disaster or its effects will unfold. The store shelves might be wiped clean of bottled water. And if for some reason the water supply is contaminated, how do you get the water you need?

What if you don’t have water purification tablets on hand? How do you naturally purify water? One way is to find a tree with large leaves. Find a branch that’s in the sun. Next, tie a plastic bag around the end of a branch. Over time, the humidity from the leaves will attach to the inside of the bag and form water droplets. It’s not a drinking fountain, but its drinkable water.

Another method is the Sodis method. You just take a soda bottle, and fill it with filtered water. Filtered meaning water that has no rocks, debris or leaves, branches, etc. Put the top on the bottle, and lay it on a black metal surface in the sun. This will generate enough heat to kill all of the bacteria in the bottle over 6-8 hours. But what do you do with salt water? We live near the ocean and there’s plenty of water here. Just not drinkable water.

So an interesting option is a salt water distiller. These are not as complicated as you would think. There’s no electronics either. Its a twist on the first method I shared with you. Check it out. water tablets and UV purification water where there is no water The next thing to think about is food. Foraging for food.

WATER AND FORAGING FOR FOOD

One of the survival rule of 3’s is that you can’t go without food for more than 3 weeks. For me that will be a problem because I’m running to Wendy’s every 3 hours. But here’s the thing. If there is no way to get food from stores then you may have to find it in the woods. I’m talking foraging for food. So to get the process rolling, I recently added to my BugOutBag a deck of cards called 52 Wild Edibles. Each card is dedicated to one wild food item. And each card has some specifics about preparation, warnings, and identification tips.

Also check out Steve Brills work on wild plant foraging. He has a list of 14 plants that are a combination of edible and poisonous plants. In this list of plants, he covers cattail, dandelion, elderberries, mulberries, juneberries, nettles, poison ivy and others.

And while you are foraging, consider firemaking. Part of the strategy in foraging is boiling leaves of some of the plants. So your ability to build a fire is critical with food foraging. You can still forage without water though. But that’s just one part, the next thing is..

FREEZE DRIED FOODS AND PROTEINS

For mobile/light travel survival, you want the most impact from your food at the lightest weight. That’s where freeze dried foods and proteins come in. This combination gives you the biggest bang for the weight and space taken up. The nice thing is that freeze dried foods only need some water and they are ready to go. They are very light and contain the same nutrients that non freeze dried foods have. You can get vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy products (freeze dried cottage cheese!) and even ice cream! Having ice cream that isn’t cold is a little odd though. I’ve had it and it tastes very good. For energy, you want to avoid sugary and energy type drinks or foods. They may bring you up, but there will be a price to pay hours later.

Best bet is to get your energy in a way that is as sugar controlled as possible. That’s because you’ll want consistent and reliable energy for your body. The answer? Protein. And the best place to get this is through protein bars. They are packed with energy and are lightweight. And if you combine protein with freeze dried foods, then you are in that much better shape. That’s because you have more room to pack more food which will help you last longer. But that’s just one part, the next thing is..

BUG OUT COOKING GEAR

Part of your food and water plan is to have something to cook or boil water in. So what you’ll need is some kind of fire making capability or stove if possible. To make fires, I use the UST BlastMatch. And for a stove, I’ve got the MSR WhisperLite International. It’s for backpackers where where MSR-brand fuel isn’t available.

So the WhisperLite can burn kerosene and unleaded petrol (gasoline). Also, it burns “white gas” that MSR and Coleman sell. Its an old design, but continues to prove its self to many around the world as a reliable stove. The downside is that you have to carry the fuel bottle with you. But in a rainstorm where you might not have dry fuel and tinder, that might not be a bad thing.

Now let’s talk about your cooking set. Check out the GSI Outdoors Dualist Cook set or the HaluLite. This set is non stick. That means it’s healthier and comes with pots, cups and bowls. Also it comes with a water sealed drawstring bag that you can use as a wash basin. Now if you want to take things a step further, try this. Combine the stove and cookset. The product you’ll want to check out is the Optimus Crux Lite for your bug out meals. But that’s just one part, the next thing is..

WATER WHERE THERE IS NO WATER

Our fifth tip for survival/bug out food and water has to do with finding water when you don’t see water. If you didn’t already know it, check this out. The US Geological Survey estimates that there is more freshwater located underground than in all of the earth’s freshwater lakes and rivers. But you can find water above the surface of the earth too. Here are a couple of places you can find it. First, from the plants and the dew they produce. Here’s how you get it. Tie an absorbent cloth around your ankles and go walking through high grass. Squeeze the water out of the cloth and you’ll have a small amount of liquid to drink.

Another idea is the transportation well. Its simply a bag you tie onto the branch of a tree with broad leaves. After being in the sun for a bit, you’ll see dew begin to form on the inside of the bag. Second source of water is from the ground. What you’ll be looking for are depressed areas.

Also, look for dried up riverbeds, bottom of hills, areas with lush vegetation. Dig some test holes about 4 feet apart. Make them 5-7 feet deep. As you keep digging, you’ll see water seeping into some of the holes as you are getting closer to a water source.

Now you’ve got the framework of a water plan for your bug out kit. You now know a little bit about foraging, freeze dried foods, bug out cooking gear and finding water where there is no water.

So this week, as a test, what you’re going to do is try fasting for the weekend. That’s right. Here we talked about all this water and food, and I’m asking you to fast? Yep. That’s because you might be going without food if you eat your stores in the first 72 hours. Try fasting for 1-2 days just as a test. This will begin to train you in the reality of what might be coming down the road when or if disaster hits.