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  1. Hi Everybody, I just watched a YouTube video that I thought was excellent. Y'all might want to see it too. It's about using water and staying clean in an emergency situation. There was also a comment from Reivenne that I think is also good to know I hope the youtube address is correct. I typed it with one finger trying to be sure it was correct. I think it is, but I don't know. I have 2 problems with the Mrs S site. (1) copying anything to it and (2) replying to any topic that I started. If necessary, go to youtube and search for DirtPatchHeaven. The video is title
  2. Hello Moderators I started a thread a couple of days ago about canning Yukon potatoes. Yesterday and today, I’ve tried to read the replies. I can get into the thread but I can not see the replies or who they are from or even the post I wrote. So thank you to those who replied. I’m not ignoring you. I just can not see who you are or what you wrote. YYY PS: I can see that there are 2 replies
  3. Hi Everybody I found a great deal on Yukon potatoes today at a road side stand. I have read that they can be canned with their skins on. 1. Is this true? 2. What should I do to make sure they are really clean? 3. Should they be water bathed canned or pressure canned? 4. How long should they be processed? 5. I was thinking of cutting them in half to make sure they fit. Good idea? Bad? 6. Do you have any suggestions/hints for me? Th
  4. Hi Everybody Two years ago on the recommendation of a couple of people here at Mrs S, I bought a steam juicer. I absolutely love it. Since that time, I have been looking for recipes for making wine out of the juice. I have found very little info about using steamed juice (let alone no recipes) for wine. (I’ve never made wine but think it should be fun). I just found the following site. It doesn’t tell everything, but it is at least a starting point. This is an old forum and some links may no longer work. I thought some of you might be interested. See the 4t
  5. Hi Everybody I always read that the older Boy Scout handbooks have a whole lot more information about surviving in the woods and camping than the newer ones. Today I stumbled across a FREE version of the original 1911 handbook (424 pages). It can be printed out. It appears to have all the original pictures, diagrams and advertisements that were included in the original. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/29558/29558-h/29558-h.htm YYY
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    D.I.Y. Bandages

    Hi Everybody I first saw these bandages on Youtube a couple of years ago. The video is made by Katzcradul. Start watching at about 3 minutes. It shows how she makes the bandages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeNfV7_8JmI Katzcradul made a 2nd video. It’s about the DOVE organization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFEJ7VQ6HYE KookingKorner also made a video on how to make the bandages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfWpyzLJbfE Hope this helps someone YYY
  7. Hi WE2 If you downloaded any written material, it's probably just the class outline. The on-line class (webinar) is a combo audio and slide show presentation. YYY
  8. Hi Everybody I hope this shows up. This is my 4th time trying to post this. I found a free webinar (on line class) called “How To Be A Prepper” on the Survival Mom Blog (http://thesurvivalmom.com/). It aired on September 15, 2015. The owner of the blog is graciously allowing the webinar to stay up for a while. If you use the webinar link below, you are not asked to sign up, register, or give any of your information. It does last for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. An article about the webinar can be found here: http://thesurvivalmom.com/how-to-be-a-prepper-free-w
  9. Hi Everybody I know this should go elsewhere, but there seems to be more traffic here. So mods, please let it stay here for a while. I found the following recipe, Banana Split in a Jar, here on Mrs S. Did anyone try it? Did you like it? http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=43825 I have several questions about this: I’m unclear about what is meant by “ 1 pkg. powdered pectin”. Is that a box of Sure-Jell? Something else? Is it OK to thinly slice the strawberries and bananas? Or must they by crushed and mashed? I just want them t
  10. Hi Everybody I just had to write and tell y’all about my good luck. I went to 5 or 6 yard sales today. We got to the last one just as they were closing down. It was the last day of the sale. We were told that everything outside the fence was FREE. We looked around and I found 2 boxes of half pint jars. I was happy with that find, but then I found a lightly used steam juicer. (Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey !!!!!). All for F-R-E-E-E-E-E-E !!!! I do have to replace its hose. I am still smiling and doing the happy dance about the juicer. The person I was garage saling (
  11. Hi Annarchy and MtRider, Thank you for the warm welcome back. I haven’t gone anywhere. I read here everyday. I just haven’t had anything to contribute or questions to ask. However, yall’s welcome makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Thanks YYY
  12. Hi everybody Most of the books here have free PDF downloads http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/ Hope this helps someone yyy
  13. Hi There Jeepers I was talking about the molded plastic ones YYY
  14. Hi Everybody I haven’t checked in for a while, but do still read every day. I just haven’t felt that I had anything to contribute or a question to ask. Maybe y’all already know this. I don’t remember seeing prices this low anywhere. Today I went to Walmart. They have Jar Boxes now. The pint size (they were sold out) was $10.97 and the quart size was $12.97. I don’t know if these were a special price or an everyday price. I’ll be going to another Walmart to try to find some of the pint size. If anybody knows of a better price, please let me know. Hope this helps YYY
  15. Hi Everybody I would like to make and can juice. I have a Jack LaLanne Juicer, but several of you have let me know that the juice must be used immediately and can not be canned. I tried freezing it but with "yucky" results. So I have several questions. 1. I have read about and seen YouTube videos about steam juicers. Have any of you used one? Did you like it? Pros and Cons? Was it easy to use? They are pricey. Does it really matter whether it's made of aluminum or stainless steel?$?$ Any sources for lower priced ones? I've found nothing on Craigslist and/or Freecycle. 2
  16. Hi Igarden2 Thanks for responding. The BBB advises heating then straining to get the juice, but with the juicer, there is no need to heat the fruit first. I want to make sure the lack of "pre" heating does not affect the quality/safety of the juice. Does anyone have personal experience with this? Thanks YYY
  17. Hi Everybody, I have a Jack LaLane Power Juicer. Can I can any juice I make with it? How long should I process it? Any other suggestions? Thanks YYY
  18. Hi Everybody I went shopping over the weekend, and today I had the opportunity to check 2nd locations to make sure these were available in more than one store. I saw a couple of things that some of you may be interested in getting. I’m hoping that since both are national retailers, you all may find these items in your areas. 1. At 2 different Goodwills, I saw NEW Swing Away brand can openers that attach to the wall for $5. At each store, there were 40 –50 of them. I did ask if these were available nationwide, but nobody seemed to know. 2. And at 3 different Dollar Trees, I saw the glow sti
  19. Hi Everybody In my internet travels today, I ran across a list of the extension offices in the US. I thought that some of you might want to know where the closest one to you is. These offices should be able to help you with gardening questions, canning concerns, etc. http://www.surviveonstorage.com/ To see the list, scroll down to the article called, Pressure Canner Gauges. Note: The site where I found the list ( Survive On Storage ), doesnt appear to have had any activity since 2012 and might disappear at any time. If you like this list, it might be a good idea to print it
  20. Hi Everybody Ive been seeing Mangoes in the stores lately and plan to get some to can. I looked on YouTube to see how others are canning them. On most of the videos, people were saying that peeled Mangoes are slippery, so they are hard to cut into chunks. Then I ran across a video with a nice tip on cutting them (I havent tried this yet). I thought some of you might be interested. Do any of you have different suggestions? YYY
  21. Jeepers, I should have also said to be sure to call first. Sometimes at Sam's Club, I can only get them if I call first. YYY
  22. Hi Jeepers, This may be a little late, but try calling your Sam's Club's bakery department. Ask them if they have any square buckets with lids. Sometimes it takes them a couple of days for the square ones. They should be free. I got some not too long ago. Hopefully they'll have them in you area. YYY
  23. Hi Violet and CrabGrassAcres, Thank you for responding I did end up dumping the beans. I had planned to freeze them like CrabGrassAcres suggested, but they smelled different – not bad – just different. I will keep that freezing idea in mind for next time. Thanks again YYY
  24. Hi Everybody I have a question about beans Last night I covered some beans with water to sit overnight. I had planned to can those beans today. Well today was an absolutely ridiculous day. From the time I woke up this morning, one unplanned thing after another came up and had to be taken care of. Right now, tomorrow is starting to look like it will become a repeat of today. I never did get to those beans. My question is, how long can beans sit in water before they become uncannable? (is that a word?) A few minutes ago, I changed the water they were sitting in. Is that eno
  25. Hi Everybody, This is the first time I’ve canned peaches. They are good but mushy. Is there way to keep them firmer? I packed uncooked, skinned and sliced peaches into hot jars. Ladled an extra-light syrup over them and BWB processed them for 25 minutes. I left them in the pot 20 minutes after processing. All sealed. Should I have done anything differently? Thanks in advance for all suggestions YYY
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