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Economic Disasters • Re: Recession

March 8, 2018 IceFire 0

sageprice wrote:So far I have only read the politico talking points about tariffs. Does anyone know the real Great recession. You as a citizen have no control over what is decided in Washington. When the economy is up you cheer, when it’s down you wai…

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Economic Disasters • Re: Recession

March 5, 2018 IceFire 0

A friend of mine is in the financial business…he said it’s coming, and it’s going to be UGLY! That’s why they sold their house in town; bought acreage out near me; built an energy-efficient straw-bale house, which they heat with a woodstove; and the…

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Gardening • Re: New Garden Advice

March 5, 2018 IceFire 0

Advice would seriously depend on what kind of condition you soil is in. If it’s acidic, then lime to raise the pH. If it’s hard clay, then gypsum to help break it up. If it’s alkaline, then sulpher, coffee grounds, peat, etc. to LOWER the pH. If it’s …

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Traveling Preppers

March 1, 2018 IceFire 0

TommyPittsburghPA wrote:I’m new here and was wondering if anyone knows of any preppers in the Pittsburgh PA area? Thanks.Check in the Pennsylvania state sub-forum. http://americanpreppersnetwork.net/viewforum.php?f=74 I’m pretty sure you’ll find som…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Traveling Preppers

March 1, 2018 IceFire 0

TommyPittsburghPA wrote:I’m new here and was wondering if anyone knows of any preppers in the Pittsburgh PA area? Thanks.Check in the Pennsylvania state sub-forum. http://americanpreppersnetwork.net/viewforum.php?f=74 I’m pretty sure you’ll find som…

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Your Book Library

March 1, 2018 IceFire 0

Let’s see…I have books on: (Not a list of the books, just the TOPICS covered–sorry it’s long…I have 5 bookcases full)BreadmakingCooking (various types, methods, etc.CanningDehydratingCheesemakingFarming/GardeningHerbal medicineAnatomyBasic Countr…

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Kitchen Gadgets • Re: Freeze drier

February 28, 2018 IceFire 0

Congrats on getting it! I would love to get one, but simply can NOT justify the price, especially when we have more pressing priorities (tractor payments, building animal housing, obtaining–and FEEDING–livestock, etc.) I just keep entering their &qu…

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DIY and How-To • Re: Cheese making after the collapse

February 28, 2018 IceFire 0

Annatto is a plant-based food coloring to give cheese that nice orangey color. Nice, if you like it, but NOT necessary… if you REALLY want it, you can always GROW the annatto. Rennet (the original stuff) is obtained from the lining of a calf’s stoma…

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New York A.N.T.S. • Re: What are you doing?

February 28, 2018 IceFire 0

After having spent years building up food, water, emergency supplies, etc. We’ve moved out of town and gotten enough acreage to go more into "Homesteading/prepper mode…more ability to resupply our food stocks–garden, chickens for eggs and meat…

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Guns • Re: Gun sales to an out of state visitor

February 27, 2018 IceFire 0

orangetom1999 wrote:BK in KC and others…This reminds me….ever seen a factory made gun without a serial number…no markings whatsoever?? I’ve seen a 1911 in a private collection like this.It was explained to me that this piece came out of Vietnam….

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Traveling Preppers

February 23, 2018 IceFire 0

I ALWAYS keep a bag in my car for the "unexpected"/emergencies; I also keep a pistol in the car. Since we have livestock that needs daily care (at LEAST twice a day) we don’t travel very far out of the area…a "day trip" is about …

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Traveling Preppers

February 23, 2018 IceFire 0

I ALWAYS keep a bag in my car for the "unexpected"/emergencies; I also keep a pistol in the car. Since we have livestock that needs daily care (at LEAST twice a day) we don’t travel very far out of the area…a "day trip" is about …

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Dog Food Recall

February 22, 2018 IceFire 0

This kind of thing (and the regularity with which it’s happening now) makes a REALLY good case for making your own dog food. It takes a bit of time, but it’s EASY, inexpensive, and NO artificial ingredients, chemicals, or other "nasties"Stat…

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Guns • Re: More Gun Laws?

February 21, 2018 IceFire 0

ForwardPreppers wrote:I agree with Rickdun, the problem is no discipline in the home. There was an article on Fox a couple of days ago that said the Teacher of the Year from Florida said it is not a gun problem but a parenting problem. Loved the artic…

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Guns • Re: More Gun Laws?

February 21, 2018 IceFire 0

ForwardPreppers wrote:I agree with Rickdun, the problem is no discipline in the home. There was an article on Fox a couple of days ago that said the Teacher of the Year from Florida said it is not a gun problem but a parenting problem. Loved the artic…

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Introduce Yourself • Re: Hello from southern california!

February 18, 2018 IceFire 0

North County Guy wrote:don’t try to bring CA to where ever you end up. I am moving to a small town, quite a few CA have moved to the same area. Now they are wanting to change local laws a codes to what they left in CA. Drives the locals nuts and puts …

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Food & Water • Re: Milk Alternatives

February 12, 2018 IceFire 0

Oh, one other thing….there IS a trade-off The breeds that have a higher butterfat content to their milk generally do NOT give quite as much milk. The breeds that are milking MACHINES, generally have a LOWER butterfat content. Me, I’d rather have LES…

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Food & Water • Re: Milk Alternatives

February 12, 2018 IceFire 0

mamabear6 wrote:Also, for anyone that complains of a "goaty" taste to the milk. Refrigerate immediately (we do anyway, but I know a few people that wait until the rest of the barn chores are done, before heading to the house with their milk…