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Drying, Dehydrating, & Smoking • Re: Testing our dehydrator

March 8, 2017 donba 0

We will have tomatoes and salad stuff in our raised bed as well as spices to dry from 8 inch pots. everything dried good except for the cumquats they were still mushy to much moisture for just cut in half. We have a Walley world about 10 blocks away for the frozen veggies, that $1.00 a bag is a good price.

Statistics: Posted by donba — Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:11 pm


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Drying, Dehydrating, & Smoking • Re: Testing our dehydrator

March 8, 2017 donba 0

We will have tomatoes and salad stuff in our raised bed as well as spices to dry from 8 inch pots. everything dried good except for the cumquats they were still mushy to much moisture for just cut in half. We have a Walley world about 10 blocks away for the frozen veggies, that $1.00 a bag is a good price.

Statistics: Posted by donba — Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:11 pm


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Drying, Dehydrating, & Smoking • Re: Testing our dehydrator

March 8, 2017 donba 0

We have a lot of empty canning jars, and will use an oxygen tab as well as vacuuming them. We live in a housing track in a small town north of LA. Our gardening has ben small things like lettuce, corn, not enough room for other than a few plants. So we will dehydrate more things like corn, cut green beans.anything that would take a lot of room to grow.

Statistics: Posted by donba — Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:25 am


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Drying, Dehydrating, & Smoking • Testing our dehydrator

March 8, 2017 donba 0

Just got through loading 4 of the 5 trays on our dehydrator. We haven’t used it much decided to run a few trays through it. !tray is tomato slices. 1 tray of lemon slices. 1 tray of orange slices. 1tray is 1/2 oranges and the other half cumquats.Started the dehydrating by running it at 165 for thirty minuets, then down 135. When this load is done we bought a pineapple, to try out. How do you tell if a pineapple is ripe. :) I think I will be drying some foods we don’t or can’t grow locally.

Statistics: Posted by donba — Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:24 pm


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Pandemic Preparedness • N7 in Tennessee

March 7, 2017 donba 0

Just read bird flew is in Tenn. 73,500 birds to be destroyed. site to be quarantined. What do they do put signs up to warn all wild birds away ? What if they forget to put a sign up in Robin will they lock up any robins that trespass. They said on the news site that the N7 was spread by wild birds.

Statistics: Posted by donba — Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:20 pm


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Guns • Re: 590 Shockwave

March 4, 2017 donba 0

They made one in 410 some years back, think it was called the RV’s special. The kick on that in 12Ga would be more than I want to mess with…..

Statistics: Posted by donba — Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:05 am


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Guns • Re: 590 Shockwave

March 4, 2017 donba 0

They made one in 410 some years back, think it was called the RV’s special. The kick on that in 12Ga would be more than I want to mess with…..

Statistics: Posted by donba — Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:05 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: They Are Playing With A Revolution

March 3, 2017 donba 0

This Trump being controlled by Russia is so funny. If Russia, was going to get involved to try and influence our election, why try to help Trump ? Russia already owned the clintons, and obummer. She went to Russia, bill followed gave a couple speeches, got paid the big bucks. Next obummer sells Russia a uranium mine in the U S for pennies. Russia already owned the democrats, they would have helped her if anyone. Will Trump save the country ? No but he will start us on the right track. He is going to need 8 years. Ginsberg retires 1-2 years. trump appoints another conservative Judge. If whoever follows Trump is in the same line. The country has a chance…..

Statistics: Posted by donba — Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:45 pm


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Guns • Re: The 9 vs 40 debate

March 1, 2017 donba 0

I don’t have a dog in this fight. I just don’t like the 40, I do shoot both the 45 and the 9 and like both……

Statistics: Posted by donba — Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:23 pm


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General Food Topics • Store Canned Chicken Breast.

February 25, 2017 donba 0

The DW ( aka She Whoo Must be Obeyed ) Bought premium chunk Chicken Breast, in a can. 7 oz packed in water.The brand is Kirkland, most of there stuff is pretty good. This was very bland, and had almost no flavor at all. She mixed it up like you would do tuna salad, a sort of chicken salad. She added green onions and It still was very bland, almost no flavor at all. Was thinking of adding taco souse for chicken tacos …..

Statistics: Posted by donba — Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:59 pm


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Drug OD deaths nearly tripled since 1999, CDC says

February 25, 2017 donba 0

The DW and I have a policy. When the Dr. proscribes Pain relief, we wait 24 hours then determine if we need it or not. It turns out usually not. We then destroy the proscription. My two sister-il-laws gobble that stuff up. No way are we getting hooked. One of them almost got addicted to Oxey a few years ago. She went through 3 different operations on one of her arms. The Doctors finally got it right. I guess thats why they call it a practices……

Statistics: Posted by donba — Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:58 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Books and Entertainment for a BOB/Home..SHTF/Grid down

February 24, 2017 donba 0

I have two Kindle’s that way one for each hand while driving down the road. Who needs a phone. Now to get serious, as I under stand it, the books are on the device, unless stated that they are in the cloud wherever that is. We can plug into the truck for charging I also have a solar panel to charge the truck. We have an older lap top and thumb drives of downloaded info, that will also plug into the truck. We also have a few real books to carry along……

Statistics: Posted by donba — Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:57 pm


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Water • Re: Galvanized steel pipes

February 23, 2017 donba 0

About 10 years ago the light in our front bathroom started leaking water. The galvanized pipes were leaking. The hole house had to be repiped. We had them put in copper, no more problems, the solder has to be lead free. The U S let the various companies import galvanized pipe from china, that stuff is bad news.

Statistics: Posted by donba — Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:39 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Sigh of relief

February 22, 2017 donba 0

I would swear they herd it on the East coast. The usual name of someone involved in a violent crime, is on the press wires within ten minuets. Not this time, the gang banger that shot the two cops yesterday. The cities involved sat on all the information. It wasn’t until they had proof he was a citizen, that his name was released. Could you imagine the up-rower if he had ben an illegal.We all know that will happen, other than the loss of life, it will be break out the popcorn time……..

Statistics: Posted by donba — Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:37 pm


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Guns • Re: RELOADING

February 21, 2017 donba 0

I realize there will be other tools needed. Some for reloading only, some will be multi use, some I already have. 6 months before, I retired 10 years ago, the company I was working for required an inventory and replacement cost from sears. Including tool boxes I came in second in value with $ 10,000.00. Another mech. had just bought a new 5 foot bottom box, I still say he cheated. I was looking at that Hand press also, one is on my list…..

Statistics: Posted by donba — Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:15 pm


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Guns • Re: RELOADING

February 21, 2017 donba 0

I realize there will be other tools needed. Some for reloading only, some will be multi use, some I already have. 6 months before, I retired 10 years ago, the company I was working for required an inventory and replacement cost from sears. Including tool boxes I came in second in value with $ 10,000.00. Another mech. had just bought a new 5 foot bottom box, I still say he cheated. I was looking at that Hand press also, one is on my list…..

Statistics: Posted by donba — Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:15 pm


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Gardening • Re: Less than legal plants

February 21, 2017 donba 0

If you want to grow dope go for it just remember why they call it dope..There are lots of plants, herbs, and even trees I would cultivate before cannabis. Being in possession of even the seeds could lead to big trouble. even here in La La Land…..

Statistics: Posted by donba — Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:49 pm


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Gardening • Re: Less than legal plants

February 21, 2017 donba 0

If you want to grow dope go for it just remember why they call it dope..There are lots of plants, herbs, and even trees I would cultivate before cannabis. Being in possession of even the seeds could lead to big trouble. even here in La La Land…..

Statistics: Posted by donba — Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:49 pm


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Guns • Re: RELOADING

February 20, 2017 donba 0

Thank you all finished the first read of the beginner’s guide to reloading. Started the A B C’s of reloading. Was look ing at kits like on the link by danthman114. Need to get reading……….

Statistics: Posted by donba — Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:07 am