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A.N.T.S. • Re: Social Media is Wonderful and Cell Phones Too

May 18, 2017 IceFire 0
Cast Iron wrote:
Lights go out, park the truck and go about the usual chores.
Pay visits to the neighbors, talk over coffee….I have a terrible habit of leaving the phone on the kitchen counter all day anyways. I think the thing is more a burden than anything else..

I do the same with my phone…I’m constantly forgetting it SOMEWHERE…at home on the counter, on my desk at work (by the time I realize I’ve left it, I am NOT driving back half an hour to get the darned thing…I’ll get it the next day,) or wherever It is I was when I put it down last. I don’t use it except to make or answer a call; or to check the time, since I’ve killed every watch I’ve ever worn; and even THAT isn’t very often

Cast Iron wrote:
Family hundred or thousands of miles away? I would expect them to do their best to survive. If they can make it here, great. But I would not want them to put themselves in harms way.

Yep, I have two adult kids and the husband/kids of one of them about 1500 miles away. They are always welcome to come here, but if it’s safer for them to stay put, then that’s what they should do. Two other adult kids are in this area…one close enough to get here, the other and her husband live here on the same property (separate house, though)

Cast Iron wrote:
Some yahoo in DC declares Martial Law . . . how is said yahoo going to enforce it here in the sticks from several hundred miles away?
I will wager the LEO will have a lot on their hands in the towns and cities to bother with those of us out here in the rural areas.

Most of the LEOs around here prep/homestead/farm/ranch, and a good proportion of them live out here in the sticks, too, so not too likely that they’ll be harassing their neighbors (who they will be bartering/trading with.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Social Media is Wonderful and Cell Phones Too

May 18, 2017 IceFire 0
Cast Iron wrote:
Lights go out, park the truck and go about the usual chores.
Pay visits to the neighbors, talk over coffee….I have a terrible habit of leaving the phone on the kitchen counter all day anyways. I think the thing is more a burden than anything else..

I do the same with my phone…I’m constantly forgetting it SOMEWHERE…at home on the counter, on my desk at work (by the time I realize I’ve left it, I am NOT driving back half an hour to get the darned thing…I’ll get it the next day,) or wherever It is I was when I put it down last. I don’t use it except to make or answer a call; or to check the time, since I’ve killed every watch I’ve ever worn; and even THAT isn’t very often

Cast Iron wrote:
Family hundred or thousands of miles away? I would expect them to do their best to survive. If they can make it here, great. But I would not want them to put themselves in harms way.

Yep, I have two adult kids and the husband/kids of one of them about 1500 miles away. They are always welcome to come here, but if it’s safer for them to stay put, then that’s what they should do. Two other adult kids are in this area…one close enough to get here, the other and her husband live here on the same property (separate house, though)

Cast Iron wrote:
Some yahoo in DC declares Martial Law . . . how is said yahoo going to enforce it here in the sticks from several hundred miles away?
I will wager the LEO will have a lot on their hands in the towns and cities to bother with those of us out here in the rural areas.

Most of the LEOs around here prep/homestead/farm/ranch, and a good proportion of them live out here in the sticks, too, so not too likely that they’ll be harassing their neighbors (who they will be bartering/trading with.

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

May 16, 2017 IceFire 0

Now at 4 chicks hatched….still waiting on the other eggs. One looks like it might be starting….wish they’d hurry up and hatch, already!

Oh, and NOW the hen who previously decided she was done sitting, has apparently decided she wants to go broody again. Ggggrrrrr…..

Does anyone know if I can slip the new chicks/close to hatching eggs under her now, or does she need to “set” for the full 3 weeks?

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

May 16, 2017 IceFire 0

Now at 4 chicks hatched….still waiting on the other eggs. One looks like it might be starting….wish they’d hurry up and hatch, already!

Oh, and NOW the hen who previously decided she was done sitting, has apparently decided she wants to go broody again. Ggggrrrrr…..

Does anyone know if I can slip the new chicks/close to hatching eggs under her now, or does she need to “set” for the full 3 weeks?

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

May 14, 2017 IceFire 0

Worked on the stable a bit this morning…put up some support beams for the roof joists. Now we’re to the point of needing to get the plywood to start roofing and siding.

On the way to grocery shopping, went and bought myself my Mother’s day present…a tool belt/apron, a set of B&D 20v lithium power tools…set came with the drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, flashlight, 2 20v rechargeable batteries, and a charger. Best part was, it was on SALE ($129 down from $179), and military discount brought the price down to $117. Now I just need a bag to keep them together in.

Yester, picked up a still air egg incubator (already have the circulated air incubator with egg turner) to use as a “hatcher”/brooder since I’ve got eggs that should be hatching soon…moved the ones that looked closest to being ready over to the “hatcher”.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Sat May 13, 2017 7:18 pm


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

May 14, 2017 IceFire 0

Worked on the stable a bit this morning…put up some support beams for the roof joists. Now we’re to the point of needing to get the plywood to start roofing and siding.

On the way to grocery shopping, went and bought myself my Mother’s day present…a tool belt/apron, a set of B&D 20v lithium power tools…set came with the drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, flashlight, 2 20v rechargeable batteries, and a charger. Best part was, it was on SALE ($129 down from $179), and military discount brought the price down to $117. Now I just need a bag to keep them together in.

Yester, picked up a still air egg incubator (already have the circulated air incubator with egg turner) to use as a “hatcher”/brooder since I’ve got eggs that should be hatching soon…moved the ones that looked closest to being ready over to the “hatcher”.

**Update**

Looks like I got that “hatcher” and got eggs moved over just in time…I was sitting her and heard chirping…two of the eggs have “pipped”. Should start seeing chicks by morning!

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A.N.T.S. • Re: What Do You Expect To Achieve in a GDS

May 14, 2017 IceFire 0

If we had a major “grid down” situation, my response would be this:

1. Since work would be canceled (No electricity/grid, no computers. Since that’s what my job is, not much point in us being there) I would instead spend the time working HERE on the property…stable/hay barn to finish; goat shed/milk shed to build; TWO chicken coops to build, and at least one additional run; greenhouses to work on; aquaponics system to set up; garden to plant; more garden beds to set up; canning to do (have a propane “cooker” that will handle two canners at once) sewing to do (good thing I have a treadle machine!) mesquite to remove (quality time with the tractor–Have diesel on hand); and lots of time for all those chores around here that I never seem to have time for.

Don’t have to worry about sewer backing up, since we have septic. Lots of “alternative” cooking, lighting, etc. options. Heat not much of an issue, due to our location, plus LOTS of available firewood. Well can be on generator. We’re looking at getting a solar set-up for the well, and wind is ALWAYS an option here! (and LOTS of old windmills/pumps around here that are NOT being used…could also get one of those.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: What Do You Expect To Achieve in a GDS

May 14, 2017 IceFire 0

If we had a major “grid down” situation, my response would be this:

1. Since work would be canceled (No electricity/grid, no computers. Since that’s what my job is, not much point in us being there) I would instead spend the time working HERE on the property…stable/hay barn to finish; goat shed/milk shed to build; TWO chicken coops to build, and at least one additional run; greenhouses to work on; aquaponics system to set up; garden to plant; more garden beds to set up; canning to do (have a propane “cooker” that will handle two canners at once) sewing to do (good thing I have a treadle machine!) mesquite to remove (quality time with the tractor–Have diesel on hand); and lots of time for all those chores around here that I never seem to have time for.

Don’t have to worry about sewer backing up, since we have septic. Lots of “alternative” cooking, lighting, etc. options. Heat not much of an issue, due to our location, plus LOTS of available firewood. Well can be on generator. We’re looking at getting a solar set-up for the well, and wind is ALWAYS an option here! (and LOTS of old windmills/pumps around here that are NOT being used…could also get one of those.

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

May 12, 2017 IceFire 0

Since our house in town now has tenants in it, took money from the rent to toss into my credit union savings account toward a “repair fund.” After I reach my repair fund goal, I’ll put the money towards paying down/off bills, in addition to what I have going towards my “non-bank-based” savings (that money goes towards things like improvements to the land, vehicles/equipment, livestock, pms, etc.)

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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Making a documentary looking for preppers

May 6, 2017 IceFire 0

tevba, I’ll give the same reply as I did in the Oklahoma section…what “preppers” do now is simply what generations past did as a part of “everyday living”.

As to what freedom is, it’s the freedom to live our lives as we see fit, without nanny-state government (whether fed, state, or local) trying to tell us what we can and can not do with our own darned lives on our own darned property!

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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Making a documentary looking for preppers

May 6, 2017 IceFire 0

tevba, I’ll give the same reply as I did in the Oklahoma section…what “preppers” do now is simply what generations past did as a part of “everyday living”.

As to what freedom is, it’s the freedom to live our lives as we see fit, without nanny-state government (whether fed, state, or local) trying to tell us what we can and can not do with our own darned lives on our own darned property!

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Spending Challenge! How would you do it?

May 6, 2017 IceFire 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:

IceFire wrote:Rice (50 lb bag at Costco under $15) Wheat, barley, oats, and corn (all available at the feed store for $15 or under for a 50 lb bag), extra garden seeds, heck, I could even get a couple of pigs and maybe even a cow or two!

Already have the goats and chickens for milk, meat, and eggs, in addition to the garden. Also have plenty of rabbits and quail, as well.

Here we go again…lol…my jealousy is shining thru. :)

Someday I’ll get there….

Driven, it took us a while, but first we had to get out of the area where we DIDN’T want to be, back to the general area where we DID want to be (THAT took a while) and then had to wait until the right property came along. When it finally did, we jumped on it, in conjunction with our oldest kid (we share the property as “joint tenants with right of survivorship” so if someone croaks, the others get that person’s “share”, and don’t have to worry about probate or inheritance taxes)

Eventually, you’ll get there too. Just do what you can in the meantime, and keep your eyes peeled for the right place. When it comes along, jump on it.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Spending Challenge! How would you do it?

May 6, 2017 IceFire 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:

IceFire wrote:Rice (50 lb bag at Costco under $15) Wheat, barley, oats, and corn (all available at the feed store for $15 or under for a 50 lb bag), extra garden seeds, heck, I could even get a couple of pigs and maybe even a cow or two!

Already have the goats and chickens for milk, meat, and eggs, in addition to the garden. Also have plenty of rabbits and quail, as well.

Here we go again…lol…my jealousy is shining thru. :)

Someday I’ll get there….

Driven, it took us a while, but first we had to get out of the area where we DIDN’T want to be, back to the general area where we DID want to be (THAT took a while) and then had to wait until the right property came along. When it finally did, we jumped on it, in conjunction with our oldest kid (we share the property as “joint tenants with right of survivorship” so if someone croaks, the others get that person’s “share”, and don’t have to worry about probate or inheritance taxes)

Eventually, you’ll get there too. Just do what you can in the meantime, and keep your eyes peeled for the right place. When it comes along, jump on it.

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Oklahoma Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Making a documentary looking for preppers

May 6, 2017 IceFire 0

tevba, what “preppers” do now is simply what generations past did as a part of “everyday living”.

As to what freedom is, it’s the freedom to live our lives as we see fit, without nanny-state government (whether fed, state, or local) trying to tell us what we can and can not do with our own darned lives on our own darned property!

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Fri May 05, 2017 8:59 pm


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Oklahoma Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Making a documentary looking for preppers

May 6, 2017 IceFire 0

tevba, what “preppers” do now is simply what generations past did as a part of “everyday living”.

As to what freedom is, it’s the freedom to live our lives as we see fit, without nanny-state government (whether fed, state, or local) trying to tell us what we can and can not do with our own darned lives on our own darned property!

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Fri May 05, 2017 8:59 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

May 6, 2017 IceFire 0

On the topic of VA hospitals…Son-in-law goes to the one here in Tucson. He’s been in the state a whopping 4 months and they have gotten him in for SEVERAL appointments/tests (MRI, CT, etc.) The one in PA (don’t know if he was trying to get in to Pburgh or Altoona…he was kind of in the middle of those two) were so backed up, that they FINALLY got him scheduled for his first appointment with them (after a year of him waiting) a month AFTER he had moved here, and had already been seen in Tucson!

Fortunately, Tucson hasn’t had nearly the problems that Phoenix VA has.

Back on the vaccine topic…had to repeat all of the “childhood” vaccines in Basic Training…then had another round the last time we came back from Germany. Had a tetanus booster a couple of years ago, as well as rabies vaccines. A couple that I cannot take, though, are flu shots (anaphylaxis is NOT an experience I want to repeat!); didn’t have chicken pox as a kid (heck, never had ANY of the normal “childhood” diseases, even though I was exposed multiple times) didn’t even come down with them when each of my 4 kids had them, so with my luck, the shingles vaccine would GIVE me the chicken pox :eek: ; with my allergy to the flu shot, I hesitate to do the pneumonia vaccine, since I don’t know how it’s produced. Fortunately, I tend to have a VERY strong immune system (too strong, in fact.)

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

May 6, 2017 IceFire 0

On the topic of VA hospitals…Son-in-law goes to the one here in Tucson. He’s been in the state a whopping 4 months and they have gotten him in for SEVERAL appointments/tests (MRI, CT, etc.) The one in PA (don’t know if he was trying to get in to Pburgh or Altoona…he was kind of in the middle of those two) were so backed up, that they FINALLY got him scheduled for his first appointment with them (after a year of him waiting) a month AFTER he had moved here, and had already been seen in Tucson!

Fortunately, Tucson hasn’t had nearly the problems that Phoenix VA has.

Back on the vaccine topic…had to repeat all of the “childhood” vaccines in Basic Training…then had another round the last time we came back from Germany. Had a tetanus booster a couple of years ago, as well as rabies vaccines. A couple that I cannot take, though, are flu shots (anaphylaxis is NOT an experience I want to repeat!); didn’t have chicken pox as a kid (heck, never had ANY of the normal “childhood” diseases, even though I was exposed multiple times) didn’t even come down with them when each of my 4 kids had them, so with my luck, the shingles vaccine would GIVE me the chicken pox :eek: ; with my allergy to the flu shot, I hesitate to do the pneumonia vaccine, since I don’t know how it’s produced. Fortunately, I tend to have a VERY strong immune system (too strong, in fact.)

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Spending Challenge! How would you do it?

May 5, 2017 IceFire 0

Rice (50 lb bag at Costco under $15) Wheat, barley, oats, and corn (all available at the feed store for $15 or under for a 50 lb bag), extra garden seeds, heck, I could even get a couple of pigs and maybe even a cow or two!

Already have the goats and chickens for milk, meat, and eggs, in addition to the garden. Also have plenty of rabbits and quail, as well.

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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 5, 2017 IceFire 0
BK in KC wrote:
God save us from Internet Caliber Commando’s :rolleyes:

Aunt Bee specifically asked for advice on .22’s and gave her reasons. We, in turn, gave her advice on .22’s. Imagine that? But along comes the Caliber Commando to berate us about an inferior caliber. Take that crap back to AR15.com we don’t need you here.

Amen to that! There is NO “one size fits all” caliber. That’s why there are so many of them! Different calibers for different situations/application. That being said, I DO have a couple of .22s. And .380, 9mm, 38spl, .357, .40, .45, and 45LC. And that’s not even the rifles and shotguns; just the handguns. I carry/use ALL of them. It just depends on what I need for the situation.

As others have noted, Aunt Bee specifically asked about .22s because of her individual situation (bad hands that can’t handle the recoil of anything larger.) Given the choice between a caliber she CAN handle (.22) or nothing at all, she opted for what she can deal with. Judging others because their choices differ from yours is uncalled for. Don’t be a “caliber snob.” ‘Nuff said

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Politics • Re: Obamacare On The Chopping Block Again

May 4, 2017 IceFire 0
MADE IN AMERICA wrote:
It appears Obamcare will be voted on again. Its already a dead deal and barely holding on. Lets hope the President takes it out once and for all!
Perhaps someone can direct as to how to post this on a politics or medical section. Why is so many sections ” LOCKED”? Issues such as this need publicity from normal folks like this forum. I didnt realize so many sections were shut down before logging on. Thanks!

I’ll move it to the politics section.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: April 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep Todayhis Week?

May 1, 2017 IceFire 0

FINALLY had a chance to get out into the garden and get some things planted (We were supposed to do some more work on the stable, but hubby was sick, so got to do some planting instead) So, hat I got planted so far was:

Beefsteak tomatoes
Roma tomatoes
Black Cherry tomatoes
Heinz tomatoes
Purple basil
Sweet Basil
Rosa Bianca eggplants
Hale’s best cantaloupe
Sugar Baby watermelon
Black Diamond watermelon
cucumbers
Sweet fennel
Greek basil
Greek oregano
Quinalt strawberries
Tomatillo

I also got some parsley, but didn’t have time to get it planted tomorrow. Hopefully, I’ll get it planted tomorrow.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: April 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep Todayhis Week?

May 1, 2017 IceFire 0

FINALLY had a chance to get out into the garden and get some things planted (We were supposed to do some more work on the stable, but hubby was sick, so got to do some planting instead) So, hat I got planted so far was:

Beefsteak tomatoes
Roma tomatoes
Black Cherry tomatoes
Heinz tomatoes
Purple basil
Sweet Basil
Rosa Bianca eggplants
Hale’s best cantaloupe
Sugar Baby watermelon
Black Diamond watermelon
cucumbers
Sweet fennel
Greek basil
Greek oregano
Quinalt strawberries
Tomatillo

I also got some parsley, but didn’t have time to get it planted tomorrow. Hopefully, I’ll get it planted tomorrow.

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Food & Water • Re: Storing dry dog food

April 30, 2017 IceFire 0

Dry dog and cat foods tend to start going rancid after a couple of months, because of the oils.
I’ve quit using commercial dog foods, since they make one of my dogs VERY sick–she gets pancreatitis. Now, I make my own dog food once a week (I keep it in the refrigerator), so all I need to store is rice (50 pound bag at Costco is just a bit over $14, and it lasts for months) beef kidney, canned pumpkin, and mixed vegetables (all things I store anyway, except for the kidneys). The eggs I put in the dog food I get from my own chickens, so always have a good supply.

The dogs LOVE it, there are no unpronounceable ingredients, artificial colors, preservatives, etc., and best of all, the dogs haven’t been sick ONCE since I’ve been making their fool. Not only that, but it costs less that the commercial dog food.

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Check In Here Arizona Preppers • Re: Met One of my New Renters Today

April 27, 2017 IceFire 0

They will fit in well in the neighborhood. He’s military (and LOTS of the neighborhood is current/former military and/or LEO of one flavor or another–BP, city, county, and state cops, etc.) and does woodworking (I spotted lots of hand woodworking tools, as well as the electric-powered ones) and brews beer; she’s with VA, and does canning (spotted home made tomato/spaghetti sauce, jams, jellies, and veggies in the pantry) they were excited about the fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, and raised beds–LOTS of room to garden. They even brought several planters with hop vines with them when they moved here!

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Check In Here Arizona Preppers • Re: Met One of my New Renters Today

April 27, 2017 IceFire 0

They will fit in well in the neighborhood. He’s military (and LOTS of the neighborhood is current/former military and/or LEO of one flavor or another–BP, city, county, and state cops, etc.) and does woodworking (I spotted lots of hand woodworking tools, as well as the electric-powered ones) and brews beer; she’s with VA, and does canning (spotted home made tomato/spaghetti sauce, jams, jellies, and veggies in the pantry) they were excited about the fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, and raised beds–LOTS of room to garden. They even brought several planters with hop vines with them when they moved here!

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Check In Here Arizona Preppers • Re: Met One of my New Renters Today

April 27, 2017 IceFire 0

They will fit in well in the neighborhood. He’s military (and LOTS of the neighborhood is current/former military and/or LEO of one flavor or another–BP, city, county, and state cops, etc.) and does woodworking (I spotted lots of hand woodworking tools, as well as the electric-powered ones) and brews beer; she’s with VA, and does canning (spotted home made tomato/spaghetti sauce, jams, jellies, and veggies in the pantry) they were excited about the fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, and raised beds–LOTS of room to garden. They even brought several planters with hop vines with them when they moved here!

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General Food Topics • Re: HONEY: powder

April 27, 2017 IceFire 0

Maybe they buy it because
(a) they don’t realize honey stores forever;
(b) they figure they can store more because with the liquid removed, so is a lot of the bulk/weight
c) they’re worried about not having enough honey to last.

I have several quart jars of honey that I have been buying from a local beekeeper. (I go through about a quart every 4-6 weeks) Next year, I hope to not have to purchase any more honey AT ALL, since my bees are now here, and I’m hoping to be able to start to harvest around this time next year. At that point, I’ll be harvesting, jarring, and storing my OWN honey. (although I’ll probably have to set up several more hives, since son-in-law wants to start making mead.)

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General Food Topics • Re: HONEY: powder

April 27, 2017 IceFire 0

Maybe they buy it because
(a) they don’t realize honey stores forever;
(b) they figure they can store more because with the liquid removed, so is a lot of the bulk/weight
c) they’re worried about not having enough honey to last.

I have several quart jars of honey that I have been buying from a local beekeeper. (I go through about a quart every 4-6 weeks) Next year, I hope to not have to purchase any more honey AT ALL, since my bees are now here, and I’m hoping to be able to start to harvest around this time next year. At that point, I’ll be harvesting, jarring, and storing my OWN honey. (although I’ll probably have to set up several more hives, since son-in-law wants to start making mead.)

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:56 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: HONEY: powder

April 27, 2017 IceFire 0

Maybe they buy it because
(a) they don’t realize honey stores forever;
(b) they figure they can store more because with the liquid removed, so is a lot of the bulk/weight
c) they’re worried about not having enough honey to last.

I have several quart jars of honey that I have been buying from a local beekeeper. (I go through about a quart every 4-6 weeks) Next year, I hope to not have to purchase any more honey AT ALL, since my bees are now here, and I’m hoping to be able to start to harvest around this time next year. At that point, I’ll be harvesting, jarring, and storing my OWN honey. (although I’ll probably have to set up several more hives, since son-in-law wants to start making mead.)

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Check In Here Arizona Preppers • Met One of my New Renters Today

April 27, 2017 IceFire 0

Went over to the house to tend to a few things at the old house that is now a rental. Met one of the new tenants. Pretty sure that they are preppers, just from what I observed. Seem like a good couple to have at the old place, and a good addition to the old neighborhood.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:18 pm