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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 21, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

Way to go Ajax! That’s a lot accomplished! And congrats on the scratch off – I never have any luck with those. The powerball has rolled to $650M which is amazing.

Made (6) half pints of muscadine jam yesterday afternoon. The most important thing about that was not so much the jam itself but helping a young woman (23) learn to can. She’s not so much a prepper but wanting to become self sufficient as far as food is concerned – which is a great goal to have at that age. Should we have a SHTF event, her family will be part of our community and I know that she’s canned and froze garden bounty.

Mrs FP

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 21, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

Way to go Ajax! That’s a lot accomplished! And congrats on the scratch off – I never have any luck with those. The powerball has rolled to $650M which is amazing.

Made (6) half pints of muscadine jam yesterday afternoon. The most important thing about that was not so much the jam itself but helping a young woman (23) learn to can. She’s not so much a prepper but wanting to become self sufficient as far as food is concerned – which is a great goal to have at that age. Should we have a SHTF event, her family will be part of our community and I know that she’s canned and froze garden bounty.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:10 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 19, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

The heat has been brutal this week – triple digit heat index :'(
Despite that I’ve been sweating my butt off picking and processing muscadine grapes!
(5) half pints of jelly, (5) half pints of jam & (4) quarts of juice blend
I think there’s enough to probably do 2 more batches of jam. The scuppernong variety we have isn’t ripe yet.
Today was errand day. We filled (6) containers with gas. Discovered some small leaks in the seams so we ordered metal cans to replace these plastic ones. This will complete the conversion to all metal gas cans for us. All the plastic ones leaked, eventually.
At Tractor Supply they’re changing brands of meal worms so all the bags were clearance- not much but it ranged from .50-$2 depending on the size. The manager heard me tell hubs the large bags were $2 off making them $22.99. He said if you buy them all I’ll give you 50% off – hubs said “SOLD!”. So 6 of the large bags for $68. We ordered online once and it was over $100, so we thought that was good. I’ll put all the bags in a storage bin with a gasket up in the top of my walk in pantry – great LTS for chicken treats.
I’m sure most people don’t call this a prep BUT I bought a lottery ticket- that darn power ball is up to $400+Million….so if I disappear, you know what happened! :clap:

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:29 pm


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Medical Experts • Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

August 17, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

One big thing he gave up was “leaded” Mountain Dew. He drinks a diet Dew a few times a week now. Otherwise he drinks water or I make some cold brewed tea with a little honey.
People don’t realize how many calories they’re drinking from sugar.
We have cut out rice, pasta and potatoes.
Even though he only lost 16 pounds, it seemed to really make a difference.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:31 pm


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Medical Experts • Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

August 16, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

Hubs did some research on the cinnamon and thinks he might give it a try.

Blood work results after eating low(er) carb, losing 16 pounds and taking ACV each night for 3 months:

A1C – from 7.8 to 6.4
Glucose -from 180’s to 111

He did notice more tummy trouble when he forgot to pack his vinegar last week in combination with eating out off his normal diet at home.
We will continue on our plan and see if it goes down again in 3 months.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:23 pm


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Medical Experts • Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

August 16, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

Hubs did some research on the cinnamon and thinks he might give it a try.

Blood work results after eating low(er) carb, losing 16 pounds and taking ACV each night for 3 months:

A1C – from 7.8 to 6.4
Glucose -from 180’s to 111

He did notice more tummy trouble when he forgot to pack his vinegar last week in combination with eating out off his normal diet at home.
We will continue on our plan and see if it goes down again in 3 months.

Mrs FP

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

August 16, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

We checked our propane tank and we are still at 80% – haven’t used much since topping off a few months back (plus it’s been so hot, causing expansion).
Also going to refill some gas cans we rotate – were waiting for a pack of replacement caps. As we rotate our stash we refill when we get about 5 emptied so it’s time.

Our KI pills haven’t arrived yet, I wonder if they’re experiencing a high volume of orders right now. I read the articles linked by swamp, what I didn’t see is any reference to the pills being a scam. Any reference articles on that claim? What I did get from them is that any form of protection for your thyroid is better than nothing. Here’s to praying I never have to use the darn things!

Mrs FP

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

August 16, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

We checked our propane tank and we are still at 80% – haven’t used much since topping off a few months back (plus it’s been so hot, causing expansion).
Also going to refill some gas cans we rotate – were waiting for a pack of replacement caps. As we rotate our stash we refill when we get about 5 emptied so it’s time.

Our KI pills haven’t arrived yet, I wonder if they’re experiencing a high volume of orders right now. I read the articles linked by swamp, what I didn’t see is any reference to the pills being a scam. Any reference articles on that claim? What I did get from them is that any form of protection for your thyroid is better than nothing. Here’s to praying I never have to use the darn things!

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:22 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 16, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

We have picked grapes twice – about 4 pounds. Processed juice yesterday and didn’t get quite enough to make a batch of jelly. Will pick more this evening.
Bought more half pint jars for jelly and jam making as we want to keep our extra jar stockpile untouched in the barn. Also a double pack of low sugar sure jell to replace the 2 I will use for jelly and jam. Muscadine flavor is better with low sugar recipes.
Ordered 2 replacement gas caps that we needed, they arrived and we will refill 5 gas containers and keep the rotation going.
Our little chicks are now almost grown. We anticipate getting eggs in another month or so.
Garden almost cleared out. Pulled, cleaned and fastened all the tomato cages for storage. We have so many that it gets a little crazy to put into storage. We will work the soil a bit and plant a few fall/winter crops.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:00 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 16, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

We have picked grapes twice – about 4 pounds. Processed juice yesterday and didn’t get quite enough to make a batch of jelly. Will pick more this evening.
Bought more half pint jars for jelly and jam making as we want to keep our extra jar stockpile untouched in the barn. Also a double pack of low sugar sure jell to replace the 2 I will use for jelly and jam. Muscadine flavor is better with low sugar recipes.
Ordered 2 replacement gas caps that we needed, they arrived and we will refill 5 gas containers and keep the rotation going.
Our little chicks are now almost grown. We anticipate getting eggs in another month or so.
Garden almost cleared out. Pulled, cleaned and fastened all the tomato cages for storage. We have so many that it gets a little crazy to put into storage. We will work the soil a bit and plant a few fall/winter crops.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:00 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

August 13, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

We bought our KI pills from Amazon. They typically have a 6-7 year shelf life. If you receive older pills their expiry will be shorter – just like any other med. hubs said some drug stores may carry them.
Daisy Luther at Organic Prepper has a good article today about potassium iodide- she has some printable instructions. Very good info.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:59 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

August 13, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

We bought our KI pills from Amazon. They typically have a 6-7 year shelf life. If you receive older pills their expiry will be shorter – just like any other med. hubs said some drug stores may carry them.
Daisy Luther at Organic Prepper has a good article today about potassium iodide- she has some printable instructions. Very good info.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:59 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 12, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

August is usually a slower prep month as we concentrate on canning or the fall garden.
The wild grapes are coming in so I canned some juice using a quick method I found on the Internet. Just uses a cup of grapes, 1/4 c sugar and boiling water per quart jar. Processed in WBC for 20 minutes. They need to set for at least a month or longer. I did 3 quarts yesterday because that’s all I was able to pick that was ripe. Our cultivated grapes aren’t ready yet but boy we have a bumper crop this year!
We welcomed our first grandchildren Monday – twin girls! While in the big city, grabbed a few deals to add children’s toothpaste and brushes to our stockpile. Gotta start thinking about those items now. We haven’t prepped any baby/kid items.
Costco trip today to add and replenish- honey, maple syrup, PB, canned chicken/tuna, jarred peaches, dried blueberries and jerky.
With all the NoKo stuff we had to plan our pantry with a week or two indoors without access to our barn. Trying to figure out how best to deal with the dogs should this become needed.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:39 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 12, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

August is usually a slower prep month as we concentrate on canning or the fall garden.
The wild grapes are coming in so I canned some juice using a quick method I found on the Internet. Just uses a cup of grapes, 1/4 c sugar and boiling water per quart jar. Processed in WBC for 20 minutes. They need to set for at least a month or longer. I did 3 quarts yesterday because that’s all I was able to pick that was ripe. Our cultivated grapes aren’t ready yet but boy we have a bumper crop this year!
We welcomed our first grandchildren Monday – twin girls! While in the big city, grabbed a few deals to add children’s toothpaste and brushes to our stockpile. Gotta start thinking about those items now. We haven’t prepped any baby/kid items.
Costco trip today to add and replenish- honey, maple syrup, PB, canned chicken/tuna, jarred peaches, dried blueberries and jerky.
With all the NoKo stuff we had to plan our pantry with a week or two indoors without access to our barn. Trying to figure out how best to deal with the dogs should this become needed.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:39 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

August 12, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

I did make a small trip to WM to restock a couple normal pantry items. Today hubs said he could see my concern and offered to drive me to Costco and Aldi just over an hour away. We restocked some canned items we had rotated out of our normal storage like fruit, chicken and tuna. Other than that we aren’t doing any other major stocking up. Hubs feels like we are pretty set. Oh, we did order potassium iodide tablets – something that we’ve never prepped before. Just a precaution.
Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:25 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

August 12, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

I did make a small trip to WM to restock a couple normal pantry items. Today hubs said he could see my concern and offered to drive me to Costco and Aldi just over an hour away. We restocked some canned items we had rotated out of our normal storage like fruit, chicken and tuna. Other than that we aren’t doing any other major stocking up. Hubs feels like we are pretty set. Oh, we did order potassium iodide tablets – something that we’ve never prepped before. Just a precaution.
Mrs FP

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New guy in SC

August 12, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

Welcome! We just moved from the midlands to our homestead in rural Georgia. We go back often as we have 3 kids who live there.
Were you able to attend the Prepper event a few weeks back? My son has attended for a few years.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:44 pm


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Introduce Yourself • Re: New guy in SC

August 12, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

Welcome! We just moved from the midlands to our homestead in rural Georgia. We go back often as we have 3 kids who live there.
Were you able to attend the Prepper event a few weeks back? My son has attended for a few years.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:44 pm


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Medical Experts • Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

August 12, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

Hubs has been taking a shot of Braggs ACV with a little water every evening. I think he read to do it at night and it doesn’t make him get up in the night. His blood work is Monday. His doctor gave him 3 months to get his A1C down or he would have to get on meds. We are trying to avoid the meds with low carb diet, weight loss and ACV.
Fingers crossed that he’s made a difference.
Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:03 pm


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Medical Experts • Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

August 12, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

Hubs has been taking a shot of Braggs ACV with a little water every evening. I think he read to do it at night and it doesn’t make him get up in the night. His blood work is Monday. His doctor gave him 3 months to get his A1C down or he would have to get on meds. We are trying to avoid the meds with low carb diet, weight loss and ACV.
Fingers crossed that he’s made a difference.
Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:03 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Groups

July 31, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

We, too, have reached out to learn our new community. I agree that locals will reach out to connect with their neighbors when the time comes. Some folks don’t believe in that and see locals as threats. I think it’s to your advantage as a prepper or as a group to blend in to a certain degree with your new environment whether that’s where you live full time or if it’s a part time BOL. I don’t want to be seen as an outsider after an event when you will need some alliances.
I’ve heard of groups but have not seen one that is truly successful- I would love to hear from one. In SC it was an OPSEC issue as to why you didn’t hear a lot of talk, maybe that’s the case all over.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:49 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Groups

July 31, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

We, too, have reached out to learn our new community. I agree that locals will reach out to connect with their neighbors when the time comes. Some folks don’t believe in that and see locals as threats. I think it’s to your advantage as a prepper or as a group to blend in to a certain degree with your new environment whether that’s where you live full time or if it’s a part time BOL. I don’t want to be seen as an outsider after an event when you will need some alliances.
I’ve heard of groups but have not seen one that is truly successful- I would love to hear from one. In SC it was an OPSEC issue as to why you didn’t hear a lot of talk, maybe that’s the case all over.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:49 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: JULY 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

July 31, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

After the tomato canning marathon of July, we decided to purchase a SS canner. We may can outside next year and have 2 canners going.

We joined COSTCO over the weekend and restocked a few preps. We had a SAMs membership in SC and it’s been over a year since we shopped at a warehouse store. I also wrote down a few prices so I can judge if it’s a good deal to purchase there or from an online source.

We’ve been cleaning out the garden of spent plants. I still have a few things producing.

Raised the chicken feeder as the birds are growing. Made some climbing branches for them play on. They’re snacking on end of season cucumbers and tomatoes.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:37 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: JULY 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

July 31, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

After the tomato canning marathon of July, we decided to purchase a SS canner. We may can outside next year and have 2 canners going.

We joined COSTCO over the weekend and restocked a few preps. We had a SAMs membership in SC and it’s been over a year since we shopped at a warehouse store. I also wrote down a few prices so I can judge if it’s a good deal to purchase there or from an online source.

We’ve been cleaning out the garden of spent plants. I still have a few things producing.

Raised the chicken feeder as the birds are growing. Made some climbing branches for them play on. They’re snacking on end of season cucumbers and tomatoes.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:37 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Groups

July 31, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

I saw this last night and read it to hubs. We were surprised that more folks had not weighed in on this subject. But, it is a much written and spoken about subject in the prepper arena. I do have personal experience but I’m gonna try to leave out too many personal details. :|

First off, most people are very independent and used to being in control of their own lives. Being in a group, you have to relinquish some of that control unless you’re the top dog and typically their is only one top dog. So that means a whole bunch of worker bees and only one Queen. ( use your preferred analogy). This causes all sorts of reactions from people depending on their personality and upbringing. As a whole, our society carries around ALOT of emotional baggage – this all comes flying out in a group. Most often in the form of jealousy. Oh what a wicked gem is jealousy. The root of many an evil. It causes people to back away, doing less work, it causes talking behind others back, it causes friction and ultimately causes members to leave or being asked to leave.

The other issue we have encountered is differing levels of work ethic. What one family sees as priority, others do not. Why are they doing this, why aren’t they doing that? Another issue of control. There always seems to be those that work hard and those that do not. And the guilty party (or parties) never see themselves as a problem.

Ultimately it is a vetting process that most people do not do thoroughly. I know that we didn’t. Having that experience, I would advise people to give this a lot of thought, prayer and time before you get into any kind of permanent arrangement.

The stress of a SHTF scenario will make and break groups. Who really knows how people will react when it all goes down. Those of us who find ourselves in very small, disintegrated groups, are hoping that when our family and friends all arrive that it somehow works. Otherwise it’s gonna be miserable and possibly deadly.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:30 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Groups

July 31, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

I saw this last night and read it to hubs. We were surprised that more folks had not weighed in on this subject. But, it is a much written and spoken about subject in the prepper arena. I do have personal experience but I’m gonna try to leave out too many personal details. :|

First off, most people are very independent and used to being in control of their own lives. Being in a group, you have to relinquish some of that control unless you’re the top dog and typically their is only one top dog. So that means a whole bunch of worker bees and only one Queen. ( use your preferred analogy). This causes all sorts of reactions from people depending on their personality and upbringing. As a whole, our society carries around ALOT of emotional baggage – this all comes flying out in a group. Most often in the form of jealousy. Oh what a wicked gem is jealousy. The root of many an evil. It causes people to back away, doing less work, it causes talking behind others back, it causes friction and ultimately causes members to leave or being asked to leave.

The other issue we have encountered is differing levels of work ethic. What one family sees as priority, others do not. Why are they doing this, why aren’t they doing that? Another issue of control. There always seems to be those that work hard and those that do not. And the guilty party (or parties) never see themselves as a problem.

Ultimately it is a vetting process that most people do not do thoroughly. I know that we didn’t. Having that experience, I would advise people to give this a lot of thought, prayer and time before you get into any kind of permanent arrangement.

The stress of a SHTF scenario will make and break groups. Who really knows how people will react when it all goes down. Those of us who find ourselves in very small, disintegrated groups, are hoping that when our family and friends all arrive that it somehow works. Otherwise it’s gonna be miserable and possibly deadly.

Mrs FP

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: The truth about Rice and Beans

July 30, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

I agree that it’s what you’re used too. In our Deep South neck of the woods, it’s red beans and rice on Monday since that was typically “wash day”. So, across the Gulf Coast you will see Monday’s lunch special will be Red beans & rice.
Now in GA, we see a lot of field peas or purple hull peas which I’m not used to. So I would say, different regions have different “bean” preferences.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:08 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: The truth about Rice and Beans

July 30, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

I agree that it’s what you’re used too. In our Deep South neck of the woods, it’s red beans and rice on Monday since that was typically “wash day”. So, across the Gulf Coast you will see Monday’s lunch special will be Red beans & rice.
Now in GA, we see a lot of field peas or purple hull peas which I’m not used to. So I would say, different regions have different “bean” preferences.

Mrs FP

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General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

July 29, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

We opted for a 500 gallon propane tank. We, too, have multiple cooking alternatives in a SHTF: camp chef (w/separate propane bottles), sun oven, volcano stoves and a wood fired stove up at our barn’s outdoor kitchen.
In response to folk’s concern for running out of propane or it being hard to get – that’s going to be, or at least could be, an issue for every single type of fuel and any electric power regardless of source. So as my daddy always says, you pays your money and you takes your chances! We put our money into propane for our homestead.
We would go into super conservation mode of course should we find ourselves w/o the ability to get more.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:50 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

July 29, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

We opted for a 500 gallon propane tank. We, too, have multiple cooking alternatives in a SHTF: camp chef (w/separate propane bottles), sun oven, volcano stoves and a wood fired stove up at our barn’s outdoor kitchen.
In response to folk’s concern for running out of propane or it being hard to get – that’s going to be, or at least could be, an issue for every single type of fuel and any electric power regardless of source. So as my daddy always says, you pays your money and you takes your chances! We put our money into propane for our homestead.
We would go into super conservation mode of course should we find ourselves w/o the ability to get more.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:50 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

July 29, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

When we built our cabin on our homestead we opted for a Premiere battery ignite gas stove. We have a propane tank that we keep topped off at 80%. We felt that was the best option for us. There’s no clock or oven light – very basic and that’s what we wanted. I’ve had it for 8 months and like it a lot. We don’t use the oven in the summer, I have a countertop convection oven for little stuff. We don’t have a microwave either.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:38 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

July 29, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

When we built our cabin on our homestead we opted for a Premiere battery ignite gas stove. We have a propane tank that we keep topped off at 80%. We felt that was the best option for us. There’s no clock or oven light – very basic and that’s what we wanted. I’ve had it for 8 months and like it a lot. We don’t use the oven in the summer, I have a countertop convection oven for little stuff. We don’t have a microwave either.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:38 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

July 29, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

When we built our cabin on our homestead we opted for a Premiere battery ignite gas stove. We have a propane tank that we keep topped off at 80%. We felt that was the best option for us. There’s no clock or oven light – very basic and that’s what we wanted. I’ve had it for 8 months and like it a lot. We don’t use the oven in the summer, I have a countertop convection oven for little stuff. We don’t have a microwave either.

Mrs FP

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

July 29, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

Excellent info Kappy – thanks
My 2 cents was that latrine issues are the hygiene priority. That and washing hands.
Someone mentioned making soap. I’m sure that’s an eventual need in a LT situation but stockpiling bar soap in a tote is very affordable and stores easily. We have purchased soap and saved hotel soaps (for the last 6 years).
One last thing is taking care of any scrapes, cuts or wounds. Have cleansing products for serious wounds, these can be as simple as alcohol, hydrogen peroxide or something like hibiclins found on Amazon, along with bandages. This will go a long way in decreasing infection.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:05 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

July 29, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

Excellent info Kappy – thanks
My 2 cents was that latrine issues are the hygiene priority. That and washing hands.
Someone mentioned making soap. I’m sure that’s an eventual need in a LT situation but stockpiling bar soap in a tote is very affordable and stores easily. We have purchased soap and saved hotel soaps (for the last 6 years).
One last thing is taking care of any scrapes, cuts or wounds. Have cleansing products for serious wounds, these can be as simple as alcohol, hydrogen peroxide or something like hibiclins found on Amazon, along with bandages. This will go a long way in decreasing infection.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:05 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

July 29, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

Excellent info Kappy – thanks
My 2 cents was that latrine issues are the hygiene priority. That and washing hands.
Someone mentioned making soap. I’m sure that’s an eventual need in a LT situation but stockpiling bar soap in a tote is very affordable and stores easily. We have purchased soap and saved hotel soaps (for the last 6 years).
One last thing is taking care of any scrapes, cuts or wounds. Have cleansing products for serious wounds, these can be as simple as alcohol, hydrogen peroxide or something like hibiclins found on Amazon, along with bandages. This will go a long way in decreasing infection.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:05 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: JULY 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

July 28, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

It was a good year for tomatoes. Canned tomato sauce, salsa (28 pints!), preserves, jelly, roasted Romas, and pickled. First year at canning dill pickles. Froze some shredded zucchini but ate most of it fresh – sometimes eating it every day. Made plenty of zucchini boats and lasagna. We had so much rain this month that we struggled with the garden. Only a few yellow squash, one cantaloupe and few green beans.
Our new chicks are growing and adjusting to their new home.
Grapes, cultivated and wild, are doing wonderful. Won’t be long and I’ll be canning jam, jelly and juice!

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:56 pm