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  1. Do those prices include shipping??? You (not you personally) know the food will not arrive at serving temperature and there will be some work to do to get it ready to serve, so why not just make it yourself???
  2. So, basically you mean western civilization/city dwellers?
  3. NorCal had an epic winter storm blow into it yesterday, and there WERE warnings posted prior to the event, yet most of these people either ignored it, didn't believe it, or thought they could "beat" it. None of them were really prepared for mountain driving: not enough gas, lack of food, improper clothing, etc. This COULD have been really really bad. https://krcrtv.com/news/shasta-county/snowbound-dozens-of-drivers-stuck-on-snowy-interstate-5-overnight?fbclid=IwAR0xr3OB6xO_PlZubIQhMqPOXNKFwo1I_vwMVVJIyZzxkS356L72KAiz7Qw
  4. Here's a recipe for cooking a turkey in TWO HOURS! I have roasted my turkeys using this method for the last 5 years or so. The turkey is juicy, the skin is crispy, the family is happy. And YES, the most important preparation step is to make sure your oven is CLEAN! NOTE: I originally got this turkey from Food Network's Alton Brown. HIs instructions vary slightly from those above. The instructions in the recipe above do not call for the use of a meat thermometer. Alton Brown does. He says to insert a meat thermometer at an angle at the thickest part of the breast TOUCHING the BONE. Place the turkey into the oven with the thermometer at the back. Roast the turkey at 475F for the first 30-40 mins, then REDUCE the heat, turn the turkey around (so you can see the thermometer), and finish cooking at 375F until the thermometer reaches 160F at the BONE.* Remove turkey from the oven and cover breast. Allow to rest for 20-30 mins before carving His notes say that 160F at the bone (which is the coldest part of the bird and takes the longest to warm up) means that the breast meat will be at 170F. Here's one of my turkeys cooked this way.
  5. Depending on your email client, you can set up filters so that all of that unsolicited mail that your spam filter doesn't catch can be automatically sent to either your spam folder or the trash.
  6. Join in Annarchy. You have plenty of time! I won't be sending mine early in Dec either. Probably more like the 10th or so.
  7. I give up. What does this mean??? (I did a search and could not find this expression anywhere, including sites dedicated to idioms.) I am guessing that it refers to someone who can easily be repulsed by the sight of some foods, or whose stomach gets easily upset. However, I don't see how anyone who can eat blood pudding could possibly have a delicate stomach in either sense of the word!
  8. The conclusion appears to support what MrsS has been doing all along with her "What if" scenarios. What NOT to do: Freeze - it’s a last-ditch attempt to stop a predator from spotting us. But in a disaster, fighting this [response-].......is vital to survival. Inability to Think - Even at the best of times, our brains are disconcertingly slow – while disasters are rapid. ... it all comes down to the way we make decisions. ... In a disaster, the speed at which we think through our options goes from bad to worse. ... Tunnel Vision - A typical response to disaster is so-called “perseveration” – attempting to solve a problem in a single way, again and again and again, regardless of the results. Staying Stuck in Routine - it refers to the disconcerting phenomenon of continuing with everyday routines, even when, for instance, your home is on fire. So why can’t we turn these unconscious reflexes off? New situations are extremely mentally taxing, as we work to build up a new model of the world around us – a fact which may explain why we tend to feel so tired when we’re abroad or first start a new job. In an emergency, adjusting to the new situation can be more than our brains can take. Instead, we tend to just press on as though nothing is happening. Denial - At the extremes, this extends to completely ignoring the danger altogether. ... denial usually happens for two reasons; either because they fail to interpret the situation as dangerous, or because they simply don’t want to. ... When the stakes are high, our brains tend to rely more on feeling than fact, banishing stressful thoughts and reassuring ourselves by explaining away the danger. What You Should Do in a Disaster ...surviving a natural disaster is about having a plan. ... the best way around the mental fallout is to replace unhelpful, automatic reactions with ones that could save your life. “You have to practice and practice until the survival technique is the dominant behavior."
  9. To refrigerate or not??? Text version here (in case you can't view the video): http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2015/11/americans-refrigerate-eggs-countries-dont/
  10. https://www.theorganicprepper.com/preparedness-live-peace-fear/?fbclid=IwAR39_h269hwM-D7BbQTBWqNWYCoSB0ns3OeVbZwhneMSkglV1PLHs1HuxYA
  11. Cube your turkey meat and add the broth, then process as normal for your elevation, etc. Han does NOT can well....it kind of "carmelizes" in the jars (gets really dark) and doesn't really taste like ham when you open the jar. I suggest that you test ONE JAR when you process your turkey.
  12. The one I have can be plugged into the car for recharging, too. But it takes 18 hours to fully charge! My car needs to be running in order to use that accessory; and while it may be okay to recharge a cell phone, I don't think it's practical for the battery, and I can't afford to pay someone to rewire the car so that it wouldn't have to be running to do so.
  13. I plugged it in to the battery's AC outlet and flipped the power inverter switch to the ON position. My CPAP power line has an inverter on it for switching the household AC current to DC to run the machine, but the plug that goes into the converter is not the type of plug that can be plugged into the DC port on the battery. So, the inverter on the battery (which is DC power) was sending an AC supply (?) to the the transformer for my machine that was then turning it back into DC power(?). Does that sound correct??? No wonder it only lasted for 4 hrs! Also, the pressure setting on the CPAP is a little on the high side (13) so it would use more power just for that reason alone. :/ I'm not sure if I can buy a DC power cord extension to plug into the existing one to convert it to DC/DC. But I'm not sure if being able to do that would really make a difference on whether or not to keep this "emergency" battery or not. It took a full 24 hours of being plugged into AC power to replenish the battery. When the power is out for days at a time I would have to take the battery someplace where I could plug it in and safely leave it to go back and get it later......and it would really have to be for only 8-10 hours because I would need it again for that night! All in all, it just doesn't meet my needs.
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