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General Food Topics • Re: Storing food in a basement

September 15, 2017 Gunns 0

I remember as a kid my dad told me never put anything on concrete. Nothing.

So we have always made shelves. Even in the garage I would make little decks to put the garbage cans up off the concrete.

Easy to keep things clean too.

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Water • Re: Banned Pesticides Showing Up in California Water

September 15, 2017 Gunns 0
daaswampman wrote:
There are dozen of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and hormones, that NO WATER FILTER will completely remove! Most have not been tested for anything other than bugs, metals, and particle size. The real issue is the stew effect! While we have some knowledge of the long term effects of low does exposure, there are no studies into the long term effects of multiple low dose chemical exposure! Where would you start? What combinations would you study for decades?

Your only real protection is to know the source of the water! Water filters are like face masks! Some are better than others, but none offers complete and extended protection. If you can’t trust the water, it is time to move. Drum Roll – let the excuses begin! Swamp

No excuse here. :shakeyes:

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Harvey – Irma Survivers/ Preppers

September 15, 2017 Gunns 0

This is good information thanks folks.

I have two take aways.

1 – Get water dispensers by each sink. Good idea.
2 – Rain catchment. That is still high on my list.

I got the power thing fixed. Whole house gennie with 2 1000 gallon LP tanks buried. Stove and water heater use LP too. Have a way to hook the well back into the house so with the gennie and well I should be set there. Of course I have fall back plans like 2 portable gennies with gas safely stored.

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In Memoriam • Re: Services for Rebnavy

September 12, 2017 Gunns 0

I feel like crap. I haven’t been paying attention to APN much since I retired in July. I have been so busy with other things I didn’t see this until today.

Rest In Peace brother I will miss you.

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In Memoriam • Re: Services for Rebnavy

September 12, 2017 Gunns 0

I feel like crap. I haven’t been paying attention to APN much since I retired in July. I have been so busy with other things I didn’t see this until today.

Rest In Peace brother I will miss you.

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In Memoriam • Re: Services for Rebnavy

September 12, 2017 Gunns 0

I feel like crap. I haven’t been paying attention to APN much since I retired in July. I have been so busy with other things I didn’t see this until today.

Rest In Peace brother I will miss you.

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

July 29, 2017 Gunns 0
ForwardPreppers wrote:
Something else would be a pickled relish such as chow chow, pickled peppers or stewed tomatoes. I had a lot of tomatoes this year so I pickled some. In reading recipes from blogs, pickled veggies were/are popular in places such as Russia. They’re good for digestion and offer some of your summer bounty in the winter. My son and I figured all that would be good with beans and rice.
The hubs recently started a Tbsp. Of Braggs vinegar each night in a small glass of water. Says it helps his gut. I’m thinking it would help gut issues should a diet change be necessary. Any all natural vinegar with the “mother” would work. Braggs is very popular but there are other brands.

Mrs. FP

I like this idea. Finally got my wife interested canning our tomatoes this year. Easing her into canning again. I can do it myself but if she isn’t interested she won’t want the jars around.

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:55 am


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

July 29, 2017 Gunns 0
ForwardPreppers wrote:
Something else would be a pickled relish such as chow chow, pickled peppers or stewed tomatoes. I had a lot of tomatoes this year so I pickled some. In reading recipes from blogs, pickled veggies were/are popular in places such as Russia. They’re good for digestion and offer some of your summer bounty in the winter. My son and I figured all that would be good with beans and rice.
The hubs recently started a Tbsp. Of Braggs vinegar each night in a small glass of water. Says it helps his gut. I’m thinking it would help gut issues should a diet change be necessary. Any all natural vinegar with the “mother” would work. Braggs is very popular but there are other brands.

Mrs. FP

I like this idea. Finally got my wife interested canning our tomatoes this year. Easing her into canning again. I can do it myself but if she isn’t interested she won’t want the jars around.

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:55 am


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

July 29, 2017 Gunns 0
ForwardPreppers wrote:
Something else would be a pickled relish such as chow chow, pickled peppers or stewed tomatoes. I had a lot of tomatoes this year so I pickled some. In reading recipes from blogs, pickled veggies were/are popular in places such as Russia. They’re good for digestion and offer some of your summer bounty in the winter. My son and I figured all that would be good with beans and rice.
The hubs recently started a Tbsp. Of Braggs vinegar each night in a small glass of water. Says it helps his gut. I’m thinking it would help gut issues should a diet change be necessary. Any all natural vinegar with the “mother” would work. Braggs is very popular but there are other brands.

Mrs. FP

I like this idea. Finally got my wife interested canning our tomatoes this year. Easing her into canning again. I can do it myself but if she isn’t interested she won’t want the jars around.

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

July 29, 2017 Gunns 0

When we got our homestead it was all electric. What we did cost a bit but we thought it was necessary not just for prepping but for living day to day.

We had 2, 1,000 gallon LP tanks buried, installed a whole house gen, ran gas to the house and had the range and water heater changed to gas.

Our first year here we lost power 13 times and I made a living online so I had to go outside and set up the Honda 2000 gen in the rain and storm. Got sick of that real fast. Since we did the whole house gen we lost power several times and its kicked on every time. Last summer during a particular nasty hot spell we lost power for 3.5 days while our neighbors down the road suffered we had everything working.

Now we understand that during SHTF scenario I will have to shut down the whole house gen, but I would still have a gas stove and water heater. I have a well and it wouldnt be difficult to hook back into the house and run the pump on the Honda when we wanted water pressure and hot water. Looking to install a solar system for the pump.

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

July 29, 2017 Gunns 0

When we got our homestead it was all electric. What we did cost a bit but we thought it was necessary not just for prepping but for living day to day.

We had 2, 1,000 gallon LP tanks buried, installed a whole house gen, ran gas to the house and had the range and water heater changed to gas.

Our first year here we lost power 13 times and I made a living online so I had to go outside and set up the Honda 2000 gen in the rain and storm. Got sick of that real fast. Since we did the whole house gen we lost power several times and its kicked on every time. Last summer during a particular nasty hot spell we lost power for 3.5 days while our neighbors down the road suffered we had everything working.

Now we understand that during SHTF scenario I will have to shut down the whole house gen, but I would still have a gas stove and water heater. I have a well and it wouldnt be difficult to hook back into the house and run the pump on the Honda when we wanted water pressure and hot water. Looking to install a solar system for the pump.

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:51 am


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

July 29, 2017 Gunns 0

When we got our homestead it was all electric. What we did cost a bit but we thought it was necessary not just for prepping but for living day to day.

We had 2, 1,000 gallon LP tanks buried, installed a whole house gen, ran gas to the house and had the range and water heater changed to gas.

Our first year here we lost power 13 times and I made a living online so I had to go outside and set up the Honda 2000 gen in the rain and storm. Got sick of that real fast. Since we did the whole house gen we lost power several times and its kicked on every time. Last summer during a particular nasty hot spell we lost power for 3.5 days while our neighbors down the road suffered we had everything working.

Now we understand that during SHTF scenario I will have to shut down the whole house gen, but I would still have a gas stove and water heater. I have a well and it wouldnt be difficult to hook back into the house and run the pump on the Honda when we wanted water pressure and hot water. Looking to install a solar system for the pump.

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

July 15, 2017 Gunns 0
IceFire wrote:

Gunns wrote:

IceFire wrote:Being in the Southwest, rice and beans are pretty much “staple” items here. Not only that, but mixing beans and rice form a complete protein. We eat them frequently. I’ve never noticed the combination to clog me up.

Well bless your heart. I was brought up meat and potatoes. Guess my insides are geared that way.

I was brought up meat and potatoes, too, Gunns. I’ve adapted since marrying someone from the Southwest, and then moving here. Your insides CAN adjust, it’s just easier on you if you ease them into it.

:thumbup:

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

July 14, 2017 Gunns 0
IceFire wrote:
Being in the Southwest, rice and beans are pretty much “staple” items here. Not only that, but mixing beans and rice form a complete protein. We eat them frequently. I’ve never noticed the combination to clog me up.

Well bless your heart. I was brought up meat and potatoes. Guess my insides are geared that way.

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:51 am


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

July 14, 2017 Gunns 0
IceFire wrote:
Being in the Southwest, rice and beans are pretty much “staple” items here. Not only that, but mixing beans and rice form a complete protein. We eat them frequently. I’ve never noticed the combination to clog me up.

Well bless your heart. I was brought up meat and potatoes. Guess my insides are geared that way.

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:51 am


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

July 12, 2017 Gunns 0
Genevieve wrote:

Gunns wrote:

Genevieve wrote:add your greens hon “roughage” makes the world go round

Agreed and I do. However, if SHTF roughage won’t last long.

why not? :?

lambs quarters, dandelion, land cress, etc will still be around and you can harvest their seeds to grow them yourself

I hope you are right. I am just thinking we may not have time to go around harvesting anything at first. You may be on a diet of what you have stored for months before wanting to venture around outside.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Grooming

July 12, 2017 Gunns 0

I got plenty of razor blades, scissors for the hair. I will try to at least shave twice a week. Keeping as clean as possible is important.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • UK’s Run Hide Tell video

July 12, 2017 Gunns 0

So pretty much in the UK they say you should run away from the attackers, hide and call for help. Now granted, that is not entirely bad advice it does breed a victim hood populace and says that terror attacks are just a part of everyday life and should be expected.

I did however leave them a comment about if the victims run away from the attack, they may be running smack into a trap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_VrwYJawxc

“Whilst the chances of being involved in a terror attack remain extremely rare, holidaymakers travelling abroad this summer are being urged to watch a new video designed to help keep them safe in the event of an incident.

With millions of sun-seekers expected to jet off over the coming months, counter terrorism police – in association with the Foreign Office and ABTA The Travel Association – have launched a new four minute film outlining what to do if caught up in an attack.

There is no specific intelligence that British holidaymakers will be targeted this summer but the launch of the film and supporting information is part of a general campaign to raise awareness among the public. It highlights the steps people can take to minimise the impact of an attack – including knowing the local emergency services number.

This innovative new approach encourages everyone to be prepared should the worst happen.

The central message is Run, Hide, Tell and was first launched by UK police in December 2015 after attacks in Paris. It was recently re-issued to the public by officers during London’s Borough Market incident.”

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

July 12, 2017 Gunns 0
daaswampman wrote:

Gunns wrote:Thanks for the responses. Brown rice doesn’t store long does it? I thought you could only get about 5 years of storage on it.

Apricots are a good idea. Freeze dried should store well plus the make great snacks. ( almost typed snakes)

I have read that brown rice does not store as well as white rice, but I have never had any that (went bad) or would know how to tell if it was bad! What I have noticed, is the older stuff needs to be soaked longer.

Perhaps I should try eating more white rice so I could experience that problem once? Nah I think I will just stay with soft and fluffy! Swamp

Great answer. How old is the brown rice you are eating? What kind of brown rice did you put up? I have to admit I am very ignorant when it comes to rice.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Nomadic People

July 12, 2017 Gunns 0

No. Abandoning your BOL and moving around makes you a bigger target. This isn’t some third world where no one has guns. Too many armed people in this country for nomadic living.

Now if a Mad Max scenario played out and most people were dead then maybe. But too few can live off the wild to make this a go. Even nomadic peoples have goats and other live stock they take with them.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Liberals Coup-De-Tat

June 30, 2017 Gunns 0
rickdun wrote:
Gunns, back in Vietnam, we call what you’re talking about as the “final firing line”, the last line of defense, was involved twice with it and take it from me, your pants are wet if you survive.

I bet. Only time I really sweat it was when I was in South Korea and facing me across the DMZ was a bunch of NK tanks. My zone was about 160 degrees. Was during the “Ax Murder incident”. Nothing happened of course but we were not amused.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Liberals Coup-De-Tat

June 30, 2017 Gunns 0
rickdun wrote:
Gunns, back in Vietnam, we call what you’re talking about as the “final firing line”, the last line of defense, was involved twice with it and take it from me, your pants are wet if you survive.

I bet. Only time I really sweat it was when I was in South Korea and facing me across the DMZ was a bunch of NK tanks. My zone was about 160 degrees. Was during the “Ax Murder incident”. Nothing happened of course but we were not amused.

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:19 pm