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  1. Crazy Lightning Eater...That's me!
  2. Lindals- If you don't can, you could probably buy some canned meats at the grocery store. I don't can meat very often, but I do have some store-bought cans of corned beef hash, chicken, tuna, salmon, etc... We don't eat ham or I'd probably have some of that in the pantry, too. As much as I hate them, I also buy Ramen noodles for my daughters/grandkids, etc... They are dirt cheap and are viewed as a comfort food. Although I make homemade mac and cheese, I also keep a few boxes of the kind with the velveeta-like cheese in it. They are another comfort food. For determining how long th
  3. I'm going to go with the GLITCH Scenario: My family would be completely uninformed. We never receive the Reverse 911 calls. So...we would just wake up to no power and no water, unless one of the relatives from outside of the family happened to think to give us a call as an alert. -We would have to immediately start using the stored water for all of our basic household functions. -If the event duration is not known, then it might be prudent to start using a sawdust bucket toilet to save on water usage. -We'd shut off the water main and drain water out of hot water tanks for addi
  4. Good advice, Darlene! There was one summer (several years ago) when I only saw 3 honeybees. It was kind of scary. I remember looking into buying bumble bee boxes for the following year if things didn't improve.I don't worry about hubby getting stung by bumble bees as much because they don't really bother people. Things did improve the following year, so the bee situation was off my radar a bit. We don't store a lot of honey, but we do buy it locally from a beekeeper at the farmers market. Until I move to a farm (and maybe not even then!), I can't have beehives. However, I might be able to
  5. Some good ideas! I'll have to dig through my bookmarks and start posting hurricane pins on Pinterest and tweeting some info out. I tend to forget about hurricane season unless we are planning a vacation.
  6. At least no permanent damage was done! Lol!
  7. I love that frying pan smiley! Of course this one is pretty good, too!
  8. I am so impressed by the fact that you are still here offering valuable information to all of us when you are going through so much at home. You truly are a blessing to this forum, Drummrunner. I would be interested in receiving your cd and will send an email to you today. Thank you and may God bless you (and your feisty wife, too!)
  9. Is it one of the P-Touch labelers? If so, they are great and the batteries last a long time. I use mine for just about everything. However, be careful about using them in the garden, the labels fade in the sunshine. Maybe the company makes a fade resistant type of label?
  10. Hubby was hit with what we believe was the flu last week. He missed a day and a half from work. (For him, this is the equivalent of missing 2 weeks since he never gets sick!) He was really achy on Sunday and his stomach was off kilter Sunday night. By Monday morning, he dragged himself to work, though he'd really had no sleep. By 10-something am, he was shivering at the door looking as though he was going to fall over. I drugged him up with Excedrin PM so that he could sleep through the worst of the symptoms. By 7pm, I coaxed him to eat a little something (toast) and then he was out again. The
  11. I must still be tired... I misread your post and thought that you were planning to put 10 cuties in the frying pan with some water. Maybe I should go back to bed...
  12. Doctor Prepper is a really nice guy. He interviewed me a few months ago and we are getting ready to roll out a radio show on his network. While the tone of the article is certainly off-putting, I am glad that they spoke to him rather then to someone else who is far more extreme. If you think about what was said about him, you can't really say that they made him look like a loon. One thing that I really like about James is that he is always respectful of the fact that preparedness means many things to many people. He completely understood my desire to work toward preparedness as a normal an
  13. I did something like this a couple of weeks ago, except I went to the store and forgot that I had been making bread dough in the machine. The next morning, the bread smelled like BOOZE! In fact, my entire kitchen smelled that way. My husband made several jokes, but I kneaded it again and let rise before popping it back in the oven. After it had baked, the bread still smelled like a distillery. I ate a small piece an gave the rest to the poultry over the next few days. I left the bag that it was in open to try to allow the alcohol to evaporate because I didn't want drunken critters and it still
  14. I had no intention of dehydrating anything today until I saw this thread... Looks like I'll be doing onions in the dehydrator. I have a few extra that I don'[t want to go bad and I already have some frozen in the freezer.
  15. I have a food saver, but I can also be really lazy at times. I like to buy in bulk and repackage into meal sized portions within freezer bags. Next, I slip those bags into a bunch of 2 gallon freezer bags. That seems to reduce the chances of freezer burn and I can always reuse those 2 gallon bags because they never came into contact with the meat.
  16. We buy our honey from a local beekeeper at the the farmer's market. Hubby is allergic, so I don't think we could have bees on this property. It is just too small. It would be nice to be able to shake hands with the bees, though!
  17. I can simply because I like to do things differently from everyone else. I love the fact that people are always amazed that I can do/make things like grandma used to. Don't get me wrong... I also do it for health reasons or because I have an abundance of something, but I really do enjoy the expressions on people's faces.
  18. Has anyone checked to see if you have some sort of parasite or fungus in your soil? Could some critter be nibbling on the roots? What about greens? How do they grow for you. I find that lettuce and salad greens don't require much and I grow them in containers. I rarely change out the soil. Regular spinach doesn't do as well for me, but New Zealand spinach produces abundantly. Since you know that container gardening works, maybe you should just focus on that and continue to amend your soil with things that are free to you. Use your garden area as a giant composter to improve the soil
  19. I finally got some lettuce and salad greens in the ground. I don't think that I'm going to have any peas this year. I am renovating my raised beds, so it will be a miracle if I ever get any in the ground. Odd weather...
  20. Good advice, Arby! We had the buckets of rain for the past two days. Today... we have rain and more doom and gloom! The high temperature was around 35.
  21. It looks as though the crazy weather will skip us. We are just experiencing rain and gloom. Yesterday's temps were in the 50's. Right now, it is 47 degrees. So glad that you're safe Mt. Rider!
  22. Take time out for yourself, too! That is a lot of stuff for anyone to deal with!
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