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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: The under $5 emergency supply list for food, water & med

September 12, 2017 Genevieve 0

Instead of jugs of bleach that will lose potency after sitting for a while I buy bleach tablets. Less than $4 a bottle with 32 tablets in them. One tablet makes 1 gallon of bleach water to use for cleaning and disinfecting.

Watching sales at grocery stores and using coupons will net you more for the money. One store here has their pasta go on sale for .88 a 1lb box. Same for a number of things.

Dollar tree stores are a very good way to find bargains on certain foods and products but not for everything. Most of their hygiene products are cheaper than other stores and work just as well

When I started out many years ago I set a $10 limit every time I went to the grocery store for buying extra to put back for my stockpile. Didn’t matter what product it was I still only spent $10 and I had a really nice size pantry put back for emergencies.

Now its just rotating and resupplying

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:48 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: The under $5 emergency supply list for food, water & med

September 12, 2017 Genevieve 0

Instead of jugs of bleach that will lose potency after sitting for a while I buy bleach tablets. Less than $4 a bottle with 32 tablets in them. One tablet makes 1 gallon of bleach water to use for cleaning and disinfecting.

Watching sales at grocery stores and using coupons will net you more for the money. One store here has their pasta go on sale for .88 a 1lb box. Same for a number of things.

Dollar tree stores are a very good way to find bargains on certain foods and products but not for everything. Most of their hygiene products are cheaper than other stores and work just as well

When I started out many years ago I set a $10 limit every time I went to the grocery store for buying extra to put back for my stockpile. Didn’t matter what product it was I still only spent $10 and I had a really nice size pantry put back for emergencies.

Now its just rotating and resupplying

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:48 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: The under $5 emergency supply list for food, water & med

September 12, 2017 Genevieve 0

Instead of jugs of bleach that will lose potency after sitting for a while I buy bleach tablets. Less than $4 a bottle with 32 tablets in them. One tablet makes 1 gallon of bleach water to use for cleaning and disinfecting.

Watching sales at grocery stores and using coupons will net you more for the money. One store here has their pasta go on sale for .88 a 1lb box. Same for a number of things.

Dollar tree stores are a very good way to find bargains on certain foods and products but not for everything. Most of their hygiene products are cheaper than other stores and work just as well

When I started out many years ago I set a $10 limit every time I went to the grocery store for buying extra to put back for my stockpile. Didn’t matter what product it was I still only spent $10 and I had a really nice size pantry put back for emergencies.

Now its just rotating and resupplying

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:48 am


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Its a mistake….

August 29, 2017 Genevieve 0

The main reason we’ve told no one that we have supplies is because we know they would do what they could to just take them.

We’re the only ones on our dirt lane that work( 5 houses). All the others are on some sort of relief ( wic, snap,etc) and do nothing to better themselves. they don’t even try to grow tomatoes in a bucket or something for them to eat

We just hope they all go to shelters or something because we’ll be staying here

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:59 am


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

August 28, 2017 Genevieve 0

finishing up on the drying of my herbs. will start to repot most of them to bring in for the winter to use fresh.
topped off the vehicles before the price goes up and filled 3 cans that were empty
most of the garden is finished so will be pulling plants.
since its been cooling off ( lovely 70’s in the daytime) I planted a window box of radishes

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:09 am


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

August 28, 2017 Genevieve 0

finishing up on the drying of my herbs. will start to repot most of them to bring in for the winter to use fresh.
topped off the vehicles before the price goes up and filled 3 cans that were empty
most of the garden is finished so will be pulling plants.
since its been cooling off ( lovely 70’s in the daytime) I planted a window box of radishes

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:09 am


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

August 28, 2017 Genevieve 0

finishing up on the drying of my herbs. will start to repot most of them to bring in for the winter to use fresh.
topped off the vehicles before the price goes up and filled 3 cans that were empty
most of the garden is finished so will be pulling plants.
since its been cooling off ( lovely 70’s in the daytime) I planted a window box of radishes

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:09 am


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Augason Farms products (mistakes)

August 28, 2017 Genevieve 0

green peppers are good source of vit C and also good for seasoning and roughage
( can’t imagine a western omelet without the peppers lol)
celery is the same for seasoning. its a must have when making potato salad and macaroni salad. although celery seed would last longer I hate biting into those things (yuk). I’d rather have the crunch from the celery and celery can be a real PIA to grow, at least here it is

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:57 am


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Augason Farms products (mistakes)

August 28, 2017 Genevieve 0

green peppers are good source of vit C and also good for seasoning and roughage
( can’t imagine a western omelet without the peppers lol)
celery is the same for seasoning. its a must have when making potato salad and macaroni salad. although celery seed would last longer I hate biting into those things (yuk). I’d rather have the crunch from the celery and celery can be a real PIA to grow, at least here it is

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:57 am


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Augason Farms products (mistakes)

August 28, 2017 Genevieve 0

green peppers are good source of vit C and also good for seasoning and roughage
( can’t imagine a western omelet without the peppers lol)
celery is the same for seasoning. its a must have when making potato salad and macaroni salad. although celery seed would last longer I hate biting into those things (yuk). I’d rather have the crunch from the celery and celery can be a real PIA to grow, at least here it is

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:57 am


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General Food Topics • Re: Store fruitcake

August 15, 2017 Genevieve 0

I saw a recipe for fruit cake that was a century old. It had none of the crap that goes into one now-a-days. It was a basic cake with dried cherries,currants,blueberries and raisins. Then it was drenched in brandy or rum.
I’m thinking the liquor helped preserve it lol

It sounds good though

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:40 am


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General Food Topics • Re: Store fruitcake

August 15, 2017 Genevieve 0

I saw a recipe for fruit cake that was a century old. It had none of the crap that goes into one now-a-days. It was a basic cake with dried cherries,currants,blueberries and raisins. Then it was drenched in brandy or rum.
I’m thinking the liquor helped preserve it lol

It sounds good though

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:40 am


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

July 30, 2017 Genevieve 0

Fella we sold the pool to is coming this afternoon to take it down ( yay). Next will be hubby building the double walled rootcellar. He said it should be like a refrigerator. We’ll see

Heading to sam’s club in the next state over tomorrow ( we don’t have one here in the area). Will be adding more sugar, cleaning supplies,bags of baking soda ( use it for all kinds of things here), spices,and some health and beauty items

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:05 am


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

July 30, 2017 Genevieve 0

Fella we sold the pool to is coming this afternoon to take it down ( yay). Next will be hubby building the double walled rootcellar. He said it should be like a refrigerator. We’ll see

Heading to sam’s club in the next state over tomorrow ( we don’t have one here in the area). Will be adding more sugar, cleaning supplies,bags of baking soda ( use it for all kinds of things here), spices,and some health and beauty items

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:05 am


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

July 30, 2017 Genevieve 0

Fella we sold the pool to is coming this afternoon to take it down ( yay). Next will be hubby building the double walled rootcellar. He said it should be like a refrigerator. We’ll see

Heading to sam’s club in the next state over tomorrow ( we don’t have one here in the area). Will be adding more sugar, cleaning supplies,bags of baking soda ( use it for all kinds of things here), spices,and some health and beauty items

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:05 am


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

July 26, 2017 Genevieve 0

Been cutting and drying my herbs. Did freeze some in olive oil and some in just water. Those silicone ice cube trays are the best invention ever lol

Having a bumper crop of herbs this year for some reason. My sage and both types of chives are huge this year and the different thymes I have are growing like crazy. I’ll have plenty for storage

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:02 am


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

July 26, 2017 Genevieve 0

Been cutting and drying my herbs. Did freeze some in olive oil and some in just water. Those silicone ice cube trays are the best invention ever lol

Having a bumper crop of herbs this year for some reason. My sage and both types of chives are huge this year and the different thymes I have are growing like crazy. I’ll have plenty for storage

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:02 am


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

July 24, 2017 Genevieve 0

Drained the pool we’re selling. Once its taken down we plan on building a double walled root cellar since it will be above ground. Hopefully with the large pine tree and the house so close to it , it will manage to stay a cool temp for storing apples, carrots, late season cabbage and potatoes,etc

Making a run to sam’s club sometime before the end of the month. Will stock up on more rice, seasonings,cleaning supplies and paper products

Did buy more storage containers for the supplies we have. Now is the time what with school starting up. One month to go here so everything from furniture,small appliances,office supplies,even some health and beauty aids are on sale. Plan on taking advantage and getting printer paper. Getting low. Also need more ink for the printer and plan to buy extra

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:22 am


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

July 24, 2017 Genevieve 0

Drained the pool we’re selling. Once its taken down we plan on building a double walled root cellar since it will be above ground. Hopefully with the large pine tree and the house so close to it , it will manage to stay a cool temp for storing apples, carrots, late season cabbage and potatoes,etc

Making a run to sam’s club sometime before the end of the month. Will stock up on more rice, seasonings,cleaning supplies and paper products

Did buy more storage containers for the supplies we have. Now is the time what with school starting up. One month to go here so everything from furniture,small appliances,office supplies,even some health and beauty aids are on sale. Plan on taking advantage and getting printer paper. Getting low. Also need more ink for the printer and plan to buy extra

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:22 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Grooming

July 12, 2017 Genevieve 0

Hubby is lucky that he isn’t “hairy”. I can cut his hair if need be with scissors as for shaving I have enough cheap razor blades ( $1 a pack/10 in a pack) to cover him for about 5 years or so. A razor lasts me for a good while

I already cut his hair with an electric clipper

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:45 pm


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Support • Re: Logging in

June 16, 2017 Genevieve 0

Me too this morning. I gave up and just now got on site. I’m not gonna sweat over it. If I get on I get on. I can live without being on here lol

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:18 am


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Support • Re: Logging in

June 16, 2017 Genevieve 0

Me too this morning. I gave up and just now got on site. I’m not gonna sweat over it. If I get on I get on. I can live without being on here lol

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:18 am


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Support • Re: Logging in

June 14, 2017 Genevieve 0

Getting back on the subject…..

I got a reply from the webmaster. Apparently its because I have satellite internet which is funny because I’ve had it over 10 years now and this problem just started yesterday but whatever lol

I chuckled at the part of the reply that said I should got to some kind of “radio” internet( what ever that is) and that the webmaster knows the name of a good company…….seriously? lmao

I figure its probably something to do with an update of Firefox or something

Statistics: Posted by Genevieve — Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:05 am