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First Aid & Medicine • Coffee ; Folgers and Maxwell House

December 9, 2017 JayJay 0

Nowhere seems appropriate for this topic; so posting here, as I don’t do social networks.I am a 67 year old woman and used coffee all my life; I take daily senna leaves and have for years to perform, or I don’t go for days. Yep–it’s sad. How are th…

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Georgia A.N.T.S. • Re: SALT and SUGAR

November 23, 2017 JayJay 0

I’m 67 and I doubt if my buckets will run out. I haven’t bought salt and sugar for about 7 or 8 years…so calculating what I’ve used, I still have many years worth.Now, losing my salt/sugar to a thief?? That’s another issue.Salt is so cheap, no rea…

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Arizona Discussion, News, and Weather • Re: Influenza

October 7, 2017 JayJay 0

Every doctor office, every nurse encountered since Aug. 28 when Gene had brain surgery has asked about the flu vaccine.Since we are so fortunate to have never had the flu, and never had the vaccine–we’re not having a flu shot.Haven’t heard of any cas…

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General Food Topics • Re: Six year-old powdered milk!

September 26, 2017 JayJay 0

I just baked a cake best by date april, 2013 and same for icing.
It wasn’t the best cake ever, but we’re still eating it!!

I opened a can of sirloin burger veg. soup best by oct, 2012 and husband wouldn’t eat it!! Wait, he is recovering from brain surgery, so factor that in.
I tasted it, and like most here, if I was really hungry, it would be fine–also, it was one of those flip top cans for campers that I have learned to not ever buy for long term storage. We live, we learn.

About that best by date—did you know that the best by date is printed on the can only when it is being shipped??
Yep–that can may have been in the warehouse the amount of time the best by date of the same product/can that has a different best by date of 2 years earlier!!!
Told by someone working in a warehouse.

Statistics: Posted by JayJay — Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:21 am


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

September 25, 2017 JayJay 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
Right there with ya….lessons learned.

As Angie said, moving is the only real solution…anything else at this point results in zombies at the door.

Stashing your stuff might save you some loss but they’ll still be coming. desperation when nothing found will lead to further violence. So IF you survive it, sure, there’s supplies to fall back on.

I went with a combination of going grey, stashing and displaying hard target.

The cats outa the bag, cant put it back, so I decided to make myself a very visible hard target until we actually move. Verbally and visible. AR’s in full site going to the range every weekend for practice, 1000 rounds visible at purchase, Very frank talks with neighbors of training every weekend for long range and CQB training with vets and local sheriffs that have formed a network(Happens to be true)…..Discussions of how(And this actually happened) a work associate stated to me “They don’t need to prep, He’ll just show up at my front door if SHTF…ha, ha, ha”…..And how I told him very seriously I answered “If SHTF and anyone shows up at my door for anything that they will be met with the wrong end of a barrel by multiple Vets and myself…No one would be allowed in and no extra food will be available to leave and bodies on the lawn will help us deter the next door knocker.”………..

This was stated to the nosey neighbor that often offers his un-asked opinion on the neighborhood goings-on in day to day conversations……I know my message got out when another prepped neighbor told me he heard about the conversation….lol……he also heard from same said neighbor that I had sold my stuff(Food) as I was in financial hardship…lol…another white lie.

Truth is, nothing short of moving will fix this….But, hard target ideology will deter all but the most desperate and if it comes to that, neighbors would be hit first(softer targets), and then they’ll hit you after all others have been hit and they were going to hit you eventually anyways…..With enough time passing in a SHTF it’s inevitable whether you’re known as a prepper or not so better be prepped for that as well.

Anyone here can disagree but no one will state anything other than opinion since it’s not happened yet in the US……This is the route I chose. It doesn’t matter since the cats outa the bag and can never be put back in.

Best solution if you ever open your big fat mouth is to move….The only real security is to never open said mouth to begin with……
If you already have, like the dumb-asss that I was, broadcast :tank::gunsmile::gunshooting::gunsmile:hard target :gunsmile::gunshooting::gunsmile::tank: until you move.

We still wave to each other but the prepping jokes stopped immediately. ;)

my $.02

~D

WOW!!! MOst of your story could be my story!!

There’s no chance of us moving any time soon. Husband had a seizure, banged his head against a log mill yard, had craniotomy, and is at day 29 after surgery.

All those neighbors have proven to be just that–folks that live near us…not one call or visit for 17 days.
I had to watch Gene every few minutes (run in an run back out!!)the 4th day from rehab( I kidnapped him) while I mowed a yard not mowed for almost 4 weeks!!

Some great neighbors I have, huh!

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General Canning Topics • Re: Older Home Canned Food

September 23, 2017 JayJay 0
ForwardPreppers wrote:
Can you tell me what type of apple you’re canning? I’ve used NC mountain apples and I’m thinking they may be too soft. Maybe the firmer apples will can better.

Mrs FP

I don’t know…from a friend’s daughter’s tree.
I know one year I canned in October, and one year in August as dated on the jars.

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General Canning Topics • Re: Older Home Canned Food

September 22, 2017 JayJay 0
ForwardPreppers wrote:
Again, I say, I never intended for this thread to be about the expiration or pull dates for commercial canned goods. I just thought people could share their experiences with home canned food.

I haven’t had much success canning apples, they get mushy. It might be the types of apples I’m using. We polished off that quart of honey vanilla pears, boy were they good. I’m most of all happy with their firmness. I may can some more this year if I can find a good price on pears.

Didn’t someone post here a few years ago about canning grapes? I’d really like to know how they turned out or held up over time.

Mrs FP

My water bath canned apples are just as when canned–oldest, a few years old, have off color, but consistency is great.
Taste??? delicious.

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Drying, Dehydrating, & Smoking • Re: Help with long term food storage.

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

Hey–I hear ya!! I open a different bucket of rice every year.
I have 16 buckets, so I check every now and then.
I have thrown away lots of things like flour, pancake mix, but don’t consider it a loss really.
When I eat out it’s a cost of $20-$30 and that’s not considered a loss, so why storing food that got old considered a loss?
I just replaced the flour and pancake mix yesterday.

Better have than not, right??

Put a few pears in warm water and see if they are still good. :p

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Drying, Dehydrating, & Smoking • Re: Help with long term food storage.

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

Hey–I hear ya!! I open a different bucket of rice every year.
I have 16 buckets, so I check every now and then.
I have thrown away lots of things like flour, pancake mix, but don’t consider it a loss really.
When I eat out it’s a cost of $20-$30 and that’s not considered a loss, so why storing food that got old considered a loss?
I just replaced the flour and pancake mix yesterday.

Better have than not, right??

Put a few pears in warm water and see if they are still good. :p

Statistics: Posted by JayJay — Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:15 pm


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Drying, Dehydrating, & Smoking • Re: Help with long term food storage.

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

Hey–I hear ya!! I open a different bucket of rice every year.
I have 16 buckets, so I check every now and then.
I have thrown away lots of things like flour, pancake mix, but don’t consider it a loss really.
When I eat out it’s a cost of $20-$30 and that’s not considered a loss, so why storing food that got old considered a loss?
I just replaced the flour and pancake mix yesterday.

Better have than not, right??

Put a few pears in warm water and see if they are still good. :p

Statistics: Posted by JayJay — Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:15 pm


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Drying, Dehydrating, & Smoking • Re: Help with long term food storage.

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

Hey–I hear ya!! I open a different bucket of rice every year.
I have 16 buckets, so I check every now and then.
I have thrown away lots of things like flour, pancake mix, but don’t consider it a loss really.
When I eat out it’s a cost of $20-$30 and that’s not considered a loss, so why storing food that got old considered a loss?
I just replaced the flour and pancake mix yesterday.

Better have than not, right??

Put a few pears in warm water and see if they are still good. :p

Statistics: Posted by JayJay — Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:15 pm


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Drying, Dehydrating, & Smoking • Re: Help with long term food storage.

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

Hey–I hear ya!! I open a different bucket of rice every year.
I have 16 buckets, so I check every now and then.
I have thrown away lots of things like flour, pancake mix, but don’t consider it a loss really.
When I eat out it’s a cost of $20-$30 and that’s not considered a loss, so why storing food that got old considered a loss?
I just replaced the flour and pancake mix yesterday.

Better have than not, right??

Put a few pears in warm water and see if they are still good. :p

Statistics: Posted by JayJay — Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:15 pm


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the first thing a beginning needs to do ?

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

My first priority was food and water. After I got a years’ worth of food, I started on water storage..got 600 gallons one week end.
Then started working on cooking and heating for the home..went other directions from there.
But, food and water were my main concern when starting.

If trucks stopped delivering, I knew all the books I read and skills I learned wouldn’t realistically feed me. :(
If it gets so bad that I have to forage in the woods?? I am pretty close to dead anyhow.

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the first thing a beginning needs to do ?

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

My first priority was food and water. After I got a years’ worth of food, I started on water storage..got 600 gallons one week end.
Then started working on cooking and heating for the home..went other directions from there.
But, food and water were my main concern when starting.

If trucks stopped delivering, I knew all the books I read and skills I learned wouldn’t realistically feed me. :(
If it gets so bad that I have to forage in the woods?? I am pretty close to dead anyhow.

Statistics: Posted by JayJay — Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:09 pm


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the first thing a beginning needs to do ?

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

My first priority was food and water. After I got a years’ worth of food, I started on water storage..got 600 gallons one week end.
Then started working on cooking and heating for the home..went other directions from there.
But, food and water were my main concern when starting.

If trucks stopped delivering, I knew all the books I read and skills I learned wouldn’t realistically feed me. :(
If it gets so bad that I have to forage in the woods?? I am pretty close to dead anyhow.

Statistics: Posted by JayJay — Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:09 pm


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the first thing a beginning needs to do ?

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

My first priority was food and water. After I got a years’ worth of food, I started on water storage..got 600 gallons one week end.
Then started working on cooking and heating for the home..went other directions from there.
But, food and water were my main concern when starting.

If trucks stopped delivering, I knew all the books I read and skills I learned wouldn’t realistically feed me. :(
If it gets so bad that I have to forage in the woods?? I am pretty close to dead anyhow.

Statistics: Posted by JayJay — Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:09 pm


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the first thing a beginning needs to do ?

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

My first priority was food and water. After I got a years’ worth of food, I started on water storage..got 600 gallons one week end.
Then started working on cooking and heating for the home..went other directions from there.
But, food and water were my main concern when starting.

If trucks stopped delivering, I knew all the books I read and skills I learned wouldn’t realistically feed me. :(
If it gets so bad that I have to forage in the woods?? I am pretty close to dead anyhow.

Statistics: Posted by JayJay — Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:09 pm


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

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

At my house, those celery and green peppers will be used. I could eat rice, steamed vegetables with homemade sweet and sour sauce every day!!
I have dehydrated vegetables just for eating with rice and stock all ingredients for homemade sweet and sour sauce; have 12 jelly jars of s&s sauce in the freezer now!!
From Sam’s Club, I just sealed yesterday flour and pancake mix in mason jars and put in the freezer.
Said to be good for 24 months –hoping for longer. ;)
Most don’t know you can pay a 10% fee of your purchase for one time shopping and not pay annual membership.
It has always failed to be a real 10% fee, so fits for me. Not worrying if the annual membership has expired or forced to use it or lose it isn’t my style.

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

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

At my house, those celery and green peppers will be used. I could eat rice, steamed vegetables with homemade sweet and sour sauce every day!!
I have dehydrated vegetables just for eating with rice and stock all ingredients for homemade sweet and sour sauce; have 12 jelly jars of s&s sauce in the freezer now!!
From Sam’s Club, I just sealed yesterday flour and pancake mix in mason jars and put in the freezer.
Said to be good for 24 months –hoping for longer. ;)
Most don’t know you can pay a 10% fee of your purchase for one time shopping and not pay annual membership.
It has always failed to be a real 10% fee, so fits for me. Not worrying if the annual membership has expired or forced to use it or lose it isn’t my style.

Statistics: Posted by JayJay — Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:55 am


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

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

At my house, those celery and green peppers will be used. I could eat rice, steamed vegetables with homemade sweet and sour sauce every day!!
I have dehydrated vegetables just for eating with rice and stock all ingredients for homemade sweet and sour sauce; have 12 jelly jars of s&s sauce in the freezer now!!
From Sam’s Club, I just sealed yesterday flour and pancake mix in mason jars and put in the freezer.
Said to be good for 24 months –hoping for longer. ;)
Most don’t know you can pay a 10% fee of your purchase for one time shopping and not pay annual membership.
It has always failed to be a real 10% fee, so fits for me. Not worrying if the annual membership has expired or forced to use it or lose it isn’t my style.

Statistics: Posted by JayJay — Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:55 am


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

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

At my house, those celery and green peppers will be used. I could eat rice, steamed vegetables with homemade sweet and sour sauce every day!!
I have dehydrated vegetables just for eating with rice and stock all ingredients for homemade sweet and sour sauce; have 12 jelly jars of s&s sauce in the freezer now!!
From Sam’s Club, I just sealed yesterday flour and pancake mix in mason jars and put in the freezer.
Said to be good for 24 months –hoping for longer. ;)
Most don’t know you can pay a 10% fee of your purchase for one time shopping and not pay annual membership.
It has always failed to be a real 10% fee, so fits for me. Not worrying if the annual membership has expired or forced to use it or lose it isn’t my style.

Statistics: Posted by JayJay — Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:55 am