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October 2016

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The Pine Storehouse By Coy Domecq Pine trees play important roles in the United States. The most wellknown uses of pine include fodder for paper products, window framing timbers, flooring materials, pine pitch, turpentine, and cones for decorative crafts. Some lesser-known benefits of the pine tree from an earlier age include medical and nutritive uses. Many types of pines trees, notably the eastern pine, have needles that can be steeped to make tea that is high in Vitamins A and C. It is reported that pine needle tea contains as much as four times the content of Vitamin C than that of lemons. The pine nut, although small, packs a bundle of nutritive energy and is a common ingredient in recipes, such as pesto, but is also eaten raw or lightly toasted. Although appealing to those with a taste for such things, male pine cones, inner pine bark, outer bark of young pine twigs and resin can be consumed. From an aesthetic perspective, chewing on young pine branches was used as a breath freshener. Pine resin once enjoyed popularity as chewing gum; only a single flavor was available. One historical anecdote points towards how the Adirondack Indians got their name from the Mohawk Indians, as the term atir’u:taks can be translated as “tree eaters”. Not all parts of all pine species are safe for human consumption as some varieties contain toxins detrimental to humans. The pine tree components offer many services as a medical tool box. Pine resin is known to have antimicrobial and anti fungal disinfectant properties and can be applied directly to wounds or breaks in the skin. The sticky resin was also used to remove splinters from the skin. Even today pine ingredients are found in dandruff treatments. Pine resin was also used as a worming compound, effective against roundworms and tape worms. As a medical instrument, it was used to quickly and effectively staunch blood flow. With the benefits beyond building materials, it is easy to see why the pine tree has been an important plant genus throughout history. If you buy a printed ad from Albemarle Tradewinds you also have access to our social media. Fort Branch 11 /05-06 /2016 29th Annual Battlefield Re-enactment Mention Albemarle Tradewinds in store and receive 10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE! Contact Quit Smoking Start Vaping Don Torrence Today! adjutant@fortbranchcivilwarsite.com 12 Albemarle Tradewinds October 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Gun Tips By: Lloyd “Duke” Hodges Are you confused about the political situation facing us? Me too. However, if you own a gun you need to vote. In the mid fifties I was stationed in Germany and I saw things that were the result of a population having been disarmed by the then government. Things I have never forgotten. As Americans we do have rights inscribed long go to protect us from an overreaching government. There are some people in high places that would try to disarm us or the very least make ammunition so bound in red tape and taxes it would make purchasing almost impossible. Read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I think now is the time to put some maintenance on your guns with some serious lubrication. We have had enough rain and humidity to create some rust and that will really impair good operation, especially semi-auto pieces. Gun safe interiors are not immune to dampness unless one has a dehumidifier and that is not written in stone. Clean them up. Well, I am chomping at the bit to go to the range to re-sight the long guns especially the laser bore sighted ones. I know from past experience that temperature can alter previous settings. As I have previously stated, shooting skills diminish with lack of practice. Dry firing (unloaded please) is a fairly good method to retain some skill. Remember one hundred rounds fired with no hits is not firepower, one round with one hit is firepower. Cold weather is coming and if you carry concealed consideration should be given as to how you can stay warm and quickly access you carry piece if it is needed to protect yourself and your loved ones from harm. Read the police reports in newspapers, locate addresses if provided and avoid those places. Remember this—you are your first responder and as such you must be familiar with the law. Comments? E-Mail br549@modernmedianow.com Train, Observe, Be Alert, Be Alive! The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 WANTED 10 DECKS, PATIOS, OR SCREEN PORCHES To convert to sunrooms for year-round use! This wallet has no fabric to rip and tear from crucial structural points and the ID window is made from a strong, clear vinyl . So when you buy this wallet, you’re buying it for the long haul. $45 All orders are made at the time they are ordered, please allow 1-3 weeks for completion and delivery. Made Locally in Elizabeth City geraldtrotman@gmail.com facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds October 2016 13