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  1. No, IMHO, a dark sheet won't work well. Not heavy enough. But Lowes has some cheap blackout shades (less than $12) that work great.
  2. I've been a slacker over the last year, but the last couple week's storms have rekindled my desire to prep. Picked up new boots, new first aid kit, new glasses and cheap backup pair of glasses. Cleaned out car trunk and made sure it was stocked up with jumper cables, blanket, etc. Need to replenish the antibiotic stash and canned foods.
  3. 1) Are you interested in Free books and if so do you have a Kindle or Nook yes. I have a Nook color, Kindle 3, and a Kindle Fire. 2) Are you on FB or Pinterest..... both 3) Would you prefer that books are listed here at Mrs. Survival? ok 4) What are your reading interest? just about every kind except true life crime and e*r*o*t***.
  4. I have 2811 ebooks for my Kindles. Might have paid something (ranging from .25 to 14.99 for about 25 or so). Swagbucks is a great way to earn points towards free Amazon giftcards. 450 points can get you a $5 gift certificate. I started out reading ebooks on my iPod Touch, then moved to Kindle for PC and Nook for Pc. After getting hundreds of free ebooks, it's easy to justify the cost of a Kindle or Nook. All the money you're saving on reading materials!
  5. Haven't been here on ages, but one of the 1st forums I checked out was this one. Just went and bought Bystander for my Kindle. Can't wait to start!
  6. and Victory Gardens. You can browse these online. Click on the "Browse Recipe for Victory" link near the top and it will take you to the list of books. http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/HumanEcol/WWIHomeCook
  7. Excedrin Tension Headache is acetaminophen with caffeine without the aspirin that is present in Excedrin Migraine. Much gentler on the stomach. I still use Excedrin Migraine sometimes, but have switched primarily to the tension formula and it works just as well IMHO.
  8. Thanks for posting. Found a couple I hadn't seen yet. Always snatching up any I might be interested in reading in the future - sometimes a title is offered for free for only a day or two. In the past 2 years I've downloaded over 200 books for Kindle and at least that many in epub for the nook. For those who are wondering, there are tons of wonderful freebies, including nonfiction. Several different versions of the Bible, some Christian non-fiction, history books, test prep books. Occasionally a cookbook. More fiction than not though - lots of classics that are no longer under copyright,of course, but also recently published sci fi and fantasy (esp. urban fantasy) and tons of Christian fiction.
  9. The one that comes to my mind first is Mt. Rainer. (Ever read Deep Winter and its sequels - starts with an earthquake and Mt. Rainer going off) But there's a buncha volcanoes in the PNW: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascade_Volcanoes
  10. I've been gone for a while since I misplaced my password. But been busy stocking. This past week, I've bought my year's supply of contact lens, more toothpaste (now up to about 2 years supply), 10 lbs of rice, and another 5 lbs of sugar. Made some peach jam. Since last being on Mrs. S, I started couponing big time and got most of the toothpaste free or really cheap. Also added to my stash in last few months: 2 year supply of laundry detergent, dental floss (6 months worth), manual toothbrushes (sensing a theme, are you?), 25 lbs of organic flour (most in the freezer right now), contact lens cleaner (6 months worth), deodorant (b/c it is the South!), tampons (6 month supply so far), soap and body wash (6 months plus), bunches of batteries, 2 hurricane lamps, dishwasher detergent (again 6 months worth), dish soap (6 months), Borax, 5 lbs of baking soda, and 3 boxes of Biz. And plenty of canned goods, another hoe and new set of clippers.
  11. New one! This is a Raggedy Ann and Andy - redwork embroidery BOM. Love this. Perfect for the little ones nursery wall. Scroll down to the July 20, 2010 entry for the link to download the first block in pdf: http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/
  12. Could you imagine buying space in a shelter to share with people you don't know? I can't imagine even considering it. You wouldn't know their moral values, their skills, how they would act in a crisis, etc. Obviously these people have some money so they might have the entitlement mentality to some extent and expect that because they paid "good money" to buy shelter space, they should be taken care or should get first dibs on food and medicine. I would much rather spend my $$$ (assuming I had an extra 50 grand or so. which I don't), buying supplies and building a small private shelter for a select group of friends and family. I'd much rather live in less fancy digs and have people I can count on (to some extent at least). Being cooped up in a possible life threatening situation with a bunch of strangers who don't share my values or have the necessary skills to survive is not my idea of a good time or good planning. Yeah, I don't do cruises either.
  13. Giving this a bump. I just got a new dog - finally, a pocketbook dog - a toy poodle. She's full grown at 5 lbs. She will be needing some little coats and things this winter to keep her warm as I keep my house near freezing. There are some cute outfit sin the stores, but they are so pricey for the size and quality, so I'm going to try her wardrobe. Hopefully she'll stand still long enough to be measured and fitted.
  14. one of those portable black solar shower bags for heating water. uses less energy than a campstove. You might be in a situation where you have to preserve fuel and can not have a fire. steel wool for scrubbing pots, including using to "clean" your dishes and pots when you don't have much water.
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