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  1. Thanks so much Cat. Found what I was looking for. I will let ya'll know if the lard thing actually works for me...if it fails I will only be out about 3.00 but I can't pass up eggs at .49/dzn Its worth a shot
  2. So my local grocery store has eggs for .49/dzn this week...a far cry from the usual 1.18/dzn. So I'd like to get a bunch. But have no idea how to preserve them. I know I can cook and freeze them, and I will do that with some, but I want to preserve some raw and uncooked for future use in cooking and baking. Any ideas?
  3. Originally Posted By: Cowgirl LOL! Too funny, Cat! When my son was a toddler, he got what we ate. I had no time to make different meals for adults and child. If he didn't eat it, well, I figured he'd eat at the next meal, as though he was as stubborn as me, he'd not starve himself to death to make a point. He quickly learned that if he was hungry he should eat what we ate. Sometimes he'd just pick at one food, but, like you, we had a rule he at least had to TRY it. And generally, once he tried it, he liked it. He became a surprisingly adventurous eater, willing to try all manner of new foods. He still enjoys trying new things. I don't know that my style of child-rearing had much to do with that, or whether he's just naturally adventuresome. But it all worked out. Thats how my DD is...when she was smaller (still small, just 3 y.o) we didn't have money or choice to be picky so she learned to eat what is in front of her. Lol, my mom still gets a kick out of the fact that Em likes rice, beans and crab (at the chinese place when we are lucky enough to get to go). Spinach however is another story...lol
  4. Thannks for the info all...gave me plenty to dig my teeth into and lots of good places to start.
  5. Originally Posted By: Cat My opinion... and take that for what it's worth... If you have everything else you'd need to feel safely prepared, then add in some of the baby things. But only after you have water, food, safety, shelter taken care of. The baby can get by with towels for diapers and mama's milk. You, on the other hand, need food and supplies so you are there to care for the baby. And use thoughtful control. Do you *really* need baby wipes when for centuries women used washcloths? Could Ivory soap be substituted for baby wash? In other words, don't buy things ahead for a baby that couldn't also be used by you. UNTIL you have your preps ready. Old mom that I am, I'd have cloth diapers, pins, plastic pants, etc. Rewashable and reuseable for #2!! And 3!!! lol, prolly not...Now that I sit here and re-read that I think those are left over remnants of my non-prepping days.
  6. Originally Posted By: cootie RNs girl, Here is where you can order the Prepare and Pray curriculum, and there is also part 2, Blessed Assurance. http://www.prepareandpray.com/ Thanks, I will check it out.
  7. whether you all think I should add these items to my preps or not. My DH has had a vasectomy. However, he is planning on having it reversed next year. We are waiting until then b/c we just moved and want to be completely settled into this house before we try. The possibility of us getting pregnant after surgery isn't much different than someone who hasn't had the surgery. Its 50% for them and 44% for us. I have been thinking really hard on this. I don't know whether I should add baby items (non-perishable, diapers, wipes, body wash, etc.) I haven't been able to come to any conclusion on whether I should or not and DH hasn't been much help since he's busy doing his preps. What do you all think? Would it be smart or going overboard?
  8. With the food prices rising, I am looking into buying in bulk. Honestly, I have no idea where to start with something like that since I have always bought regular grocery store sizes. I have no idea where to start buying bulk sizes (besides Sams Club which isn't near us) or how to store them, etc. Help please?
  9. Originally Posted By: cootie As some of you already know, we use the Prepare and Pray Christian unit study for end time prepardness. Since this is for all ages, there are stories for toddlers called "Toddler Tales." Cootie...where can I find these studies?
  10. Okay, I will head over to the cave and look...thanks Mother. Oh and dogmom, thanks for those...I missed those pickling recipes and such when I was searching.
  11. I got ahold of one last year...i love it! It needs reseasoned, but I keep forgetting. I need to find some more but for some reason, I can't find them at the thrift stores here in town.
  12. Somewhere on this site there are directions for preserving eggs by dipping them in lard and so on...I can't find the post. Does anyone have the directions I am looking for?
  13. That site has a really easy plan for a solar oven. I have all of the stuff here (I think) so I'm going to try and make it later. I will post a pic if I get it done. Prolly try tonight or tomorrow.
  14. Originally Posted By: RNs_girl Originally Posted By: anna All of my preps are stored in my basement pantry which will be underwater if the sump pump doesn't run which it won't if the electricity goes off. I'm major stressed. DH and I just had words on the subject. I've wanted to get a new generator last year when the old one died but procrastion champ hasn't done so and we need it like yesterday. I shouldn't blame him cause he's not been well but he would be even more upset if I took over his territory! Weather forecast tonight is for not 'much' rain until mid week then 40%, 50% chances of more heavy rain. I'm wondering if the highway will be closed tomorrow a.m. for my commute. Had to drive thru water last year in one spot but the state had workers out to guide us thru. This is looking to be worse than 1993 if it isn't already. Anna, how far are you from me? The Winnebago River has stopped rising and crested at 18.64 feet, now the worry is for the cedar river in Charles City. ALL of the bridges in Charles City are closed...the city is basically split in half. Here's how the rivers go...Winnebago empties into Shell Rock River...Shell Rock empties into the Cedar/Iowa...Cedar/Iowa empties into the Mississippi. Oh yeah, if you aren't too far, maybe we can come help ya get some of that stuff outta the basement.
  15. Originally Posted By: anna All of my preps are stored in my basement pantry which will be underwater if the sump pump doesn't run which it won't if the electricity goes off. I'm major stressed. DH and I just had words on the subject. I've wanted to get a new generator last year when the old one died but procrastion champ hasn't done so and we need it like yesterday. I shouldn't blame him cause he's not been well but he would be even more upset if I took over his territory! Weather forecast tonight is for not 'much' rain until mid week then 40%, 50% chances of more heavy rain. I'm wondering if the highway will be closed tomorrow a.m. for my commute. Had to drive thru water last year in one spot but the state had workers out to guide us thru. This is looking to be worse than 1993 if it isn't already. Anna, how far are you from me? The Winnebago River has stopped rising and crested at 18.64 feet, now the worry is for the cedar river in Charles City. ALL of the bridges in Charles City are closed...the city is basically split in half. Here's how the rivers go...Winnebago empties into Shell Rock River...Shell Rock empties into the Cedar/Iowa...Cedar/Iowa empties into the Mississippi.
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