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General Family Preparedness • Re: Great Augason Farms LTS Food SALE!

July 29, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Everyone’s tastes are different so you’ll want to try a freeze dried or dehydrated food before buying cases of it. Some products we liked, some not so much. Like I quit buying dehydrated onions or peppers. The pieces were too small so I started dehydrating my own. Also, many of the premixed meals are just too high in sodium so I prefer to buy the basics to assemble my own meals.

Our foods mainly come from the two companies below. The products are grown in the US and most are non-GMO. Before buying, I always research reviews on the company’s site, YouTube, and other sites. I have found that YouTube reviews are the most reliable. Also, compare serving sizes, content weight, and calorie count of products between companies. They can vary greatly! Do the Math!

Honeyville Farms: http://shop.honeyville.com/

Register with Honeyville and they will e-mail you offers for 15%-20% off. I then buy the ‘Mix & Max’ case to get an additional 10% off, making my savings 25%-30%. Shipping is $4.99 no matter how much you purchase. We especially love their FD Vegetable Mix!

Augason Farms through Walmart.com
https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=augason%20farms&cat_id=976759

Augason/Walmart, is the best deal I’ve ever found on any FD or dehydrated foods. Over the years the prices of many product has gone up so I always look for ‘Rollback’ prices. Prices change daily. Right now shipping is free on orders over $35 but it often drops to free on orders over $25.

Good Luck
LP

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:14 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Great Augason Farms LTS Food SALE!

July 29, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Everyone’s tastes are different so you’ll want to try a freeze dried or dehydrated food before buying cases of it. Some products we liked, some not so much. Like I quit buying dehydrated onions or peppers. The pieces were too small so I started dehydrating my own. Also, many of the premixed meals are just too high in sodium so I prefer to buy the basics to assemble my own meals.

Our foods mainly come from the two companies below. The products are grown in the US and most are non-GMO. Before buying, I always research reviews on the company’s site, YouTube, and other sites. I have found that YouTube reviews are the most reliable. Also, compare serving sizes, content weight, and calorie count of products between companies. They can vary greatly! Do the Math!

Honeyville Farms: http://shop.honeyville.com/

Register with Honeyville and they will e-mail you offers for 15%-20% off. I then buy the ‘Mix & Max’ case to get an additional 10% off, making my savings 25%-30%. Shipping is $4.99 no matter how much you purchase. We especially love their FD Vegetable Mix!

Augason Farms through Walmart.com
https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=augason%20farms&cat_id=976759

Augason/Walmart, is the best deal I’ve ever found on any FD or dehydrated foods. Over the years the prices of many product has gone up so I always look for ‘Rollback’ prices. Prices change daily. Right now shipping is free on orders over $35 but it often drops to free on orders over $25.

Good Luck
LP

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:14 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Great Augason Farms LTS Food SALE!

July 29, 2017 loise23 0
LetsPrep11 wrote:
Woodchipper, below is a site I’ve been using for years. It has a ton of information about prepping. For Meals-in-a-Jar recipes-go down to the ‘Index’ on the right side then click on ‘365 Days of Premade Meals’. There are other recipes peppered throughout the site and a Cookbook you can download. I have to tell you, I prefer freshly assembled to Meals-in-a-Jar. I found that the tomato powder turned into a solid block that stuck to the bottom or the jar, plus the spices reacted with the onions. I guess you could seal or bag everything separately then stuff it all in the jar.

Site:
http://preparednessnibblesandbits.blogspot.com/

Cookbook:
http://preparednessnibblesandbits.blogspot.com/2009/05/basic-food-storage-cookbook-now.html

You can click on the individual items or download the cookbook.

Hello,
I am looking for the best food Sale online.
So can you please tell me If I buy some food in online food sale, would it be good or bad??
Because I heard that food quality of online food sale is bad.

Statistics: Posted by loise23 — Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:27 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Great Augason Farms LTS Food SALE!

July 29, 2017 loise23 0
LetsPrep11 wrote:
Woodchipper, below is a site I’ve been using for years. It has a ton of information about prepping. For Meals-in-a-Jar recipes-go down to the ‘Index’ on the right side then click on ‘365 Days of Premade Meals’. There are other recipes peppered throughout the site and a Cookbook you can download. I have to tell you, I prefer freshly assembled to Meals-in-a-Jar. I found that the tomato powder turned into a solid block that stuck to the bottom or the jar, plus the spices reacted with the onions. I guess you could seal or bag everything separately then stuff it all in the jar.

Site:
http://preparednessnibblesandbits.blogspot.com/

Cookbook:
http://preparednessnibblesandbits.blogspot.com/2009/05/basic-food-storage-cookbook-now.html

You can click on the individual items or download the cookbook.

Hello,
I am looking for the best food Sale online.
So can you please tell me If I buy some food in online food sale, would it be good or bad??
Because I heard that food quality of online food sale is bad.

Statistics: Posted by loise23 — Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:27 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Great Augason Farms LTS Food SALE!

July 29, 2017 loise23 0
LetsPrep11 wrote:
Woodchipper, below is a site I’ve been using for years. It has a ton of information about prepping. For Meals-in-a-Jar recipes-go down to the ‘Index’ on the right side then click on ‘365 Days of Premade Meals’. There are other recipes peppered throughout the site and a Cookbook you can download. I have to tell you, I prefer freshly assembled to Meals-in-a-Jar. I found that the tomato powder turned into a solid block that stuck to the bottom or the jar, plus the spices reacted with the onions. I guess you could seal or bag everything separately then stuff it all in the jar.

Site:
http://preparednessnibblesandbits.blogspot.com/

Cookbook:
http://preparednessnibblesandbits.blogspot.com/2009/05/basic-food-storage-cookbook-now.html

You can click on the individual items or download the cookbook.

Hello,
I am looking for the best food Sale online.
So can you please tell me If I buy some food in online food sale, would it be good or bad??
Because I heard that food quality of online food sale is bad.

Statistics: Posted by loise23 — Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:27 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

July 1, 2017 Mollypup 0
Illini Warrior wrote:

Mollypup wrote:It is wise, in general, to keep all vaccines up to date. Easiest way to do this is to request your family physician to do titers to check your immunity & see which ones you need to have redone. (cheaper too) Simple blood test. This blood test will also tell you if your natural immunity to a virus is still good as well. (from having had the virus)

This isn’t just a immigrant issue. There are plenty of US citizens who refuse to vaccinate due to various reasons, the most popular being the fear of it causing autism which has been proven to be false.

My kids were all vaccinated. Youngest developed an allergy as she came out of toddlerhood, a very serious one (she’d had mild reactions prior that docs ignored). She can no longer be vaccinated. Vaccines for these deadly diseases don’t just protect you, they help to protect those around you who can’t have them themselves.

but keep in mind US born natives have achieved certain immunities and aren’t active carriers – it’s a wide open door in comparison to immigrants and a spectacular cluster frick when they are half dead illegals coming crawling under the border fences …. if you specifically prep for pandemics this is a major concern ….

Us born natives have not achieved certain immunities & most certainly CAN be active carriers. The only immunity I can think of that some Americans may have is to small pox & we pretty much got it the hard way. Let that strain of the virus mutate and you can kiss any immunity good-bye.

I am naturally immune to chicken pox. Doesn’t matter how many hundreds of times I’m exposed, I won’t contract the disease. (this has been well tested in practice as well as blood tests) But I’m a Typhoid Mary. I don’t catch it but I can spread it to others.

If someone is unsure of the state of effectiveness of their childhood vaccines, you can ask your family doc (or go to your county health dept) and request a titer be done for them. An easy & fairly inexpensive way to find out if they’re still working. They will inform you of which ones are no longer effective & you will only have to receive those vaccines.

Heck, I even have my dogs vaccines titered prior to revaccinating. My one dog Molly never had to be re-vaccinated for rabies after her 3 yr old dose, she lived to age 15. (but there were vet records stating her vaccine was still good that way) So far she’s the only one to have it last that long.

Statistics: Posted by Mollypup — Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:25 pm


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July 1, 2017 Mollypup 0
Illini Warrior wrote:

Mollypup wrote:It is wise, in general, to keep all vaccines up to date. Easiest way to do this is to request your family physician to do titers to check your immunity & see which ones you need to have redone. (cheaper too) Simple blood test. This blood test will also tell you if your natural immunity to a virus is still good as well. (from having had the virus)

This isn’t just a immigrant issue. There are plenty of US citizens who refuse to vaccinate due to various reasons, the most popular being the fear of it causing autism which has been proven to be false.

My kids were all vaccinated. Youngest developed an allergy as she came out of toddlerhood, a very serious one (she’d had mild reactions prior that docs ignored). She can no longer be vaccinated. Vaccines for these deadly diseases don’t just protect you, they help to protect those around you who can’t have them themselves.

but keep in mind US born natives have achieved certain immunities and aren’t active carriers – it’s a wide open door in comparison to immigrants and a spectacular cluster frick when they are half dead illegals coming crawling under the border fences …. if you specifically prep for pandemics this is a major concern ….

Us born natives have not achieved certain immunities & most certainly CAN be active carriers. The only immunity I can think of that some Americans may have is to small pox & we pretty much got it the hard way. Let that strain of the virus mutate and you can kiss any immunity good-bye.

I am naturally immune to chicken pox. Doesn’t matter how many hundreds of times I’m exposed, I won’t contract the disease. (this has been well tested in practice as well as blood tests) But I’m a Typhoid Mary. I don’t catch it but I can spread it to others.

If someone is unsure of the state of effectiveness of their childhood vaccines, you can ask your family doc (or go to your county health dept) and request a titer be done for them. An easy & fairly inexpensive way to find out if they’re still working. They will inform you of which ones are no longer effective & you will only have to receive those vaccines.

Heck, I even have my dogs vaccines titered prior to revaccinating. My one dog Molly never had to be re-vaccinated for rabies after her 3 yr old dose, she lived to age 15. (but there were vet records stating her vaccine was still good that way) So far she’s the only one to have it last that long.

Statistics: Posted by Mollypup — Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:25 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 rickdun 0

“Impossible is a word that should never be uttered”.

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war”.

My DI from PI in ’69.

“”Keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth shut, you may learn something that way.”

“Everybody has a bad back when it comes to work”

My Dad.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 rickdun 0

“Impossible is a word that should never be uttered”.

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war”.

My DI from PI in ’69.

“”Keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth shut, you may learn something that way.”

“Everybody has a bad back when it comes to work”

My Dad.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:33 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 NJMike 0

Several quotes that strike a chord in me.

“I know that I know nothing.” – Socrates

“Seek first to understand, before being understood.” – Dr. Stephen Covey

Taken out of context from a larger work – “For all people strive to grasp what they do not know, while none strive to grasp what they already know; and all strive to discredit what they do not excel in, while none strive to discredit what they do excel in. This is why there is chaos.” – Chuang Tzu

“Do, or do not, there is no try.” – Jedi Master Yoda

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 NJMike 0

Several quotes that strike a chord in me.

“I know that I know nothing.” – Socrates

“Seek first to understand, before being understood.” – Dr. Stephen Covey

Taken out of context from a larger work – “For all people strive to grasp what they do not know, while none strive to grasp what they already know; and all strive to discredit what they do not excel in, while none strive to discredit what they do excel in. This is why there is chaos.” – Chuang Tzu

“Do, or do not, there is no try.” – Jedi Master Yoda

Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:04 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 ajax727 0

The day you stop learning is the day they put you in a hole and throw dirt in your face .

The grass is always greener on the other side because of all the crap they spread .

If you sit on the fence long enough you will get splinters .

” A lie becomes the truth if it is repeated over and over “. Hitler

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 ajax727 0

The day you stop learning is the day they put you in a hole and throw dirt in your face .

The grass is always greener on the other side because of all the crap they spread .

If you sit on the fence long enough you will get splinters .

” A lie becomes the truth if it is repeated over and over “. Hitler

Statistics: Posted by ajax727 — Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:28 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 rickdun 0

Ok, here’s three of that I have:

“All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone”.

Christian Lous Lange

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quot … _survivale“.

“There are some buttholes in the world that just need to be shot”.

“There are some people who think you have to hate them in order to shoot them. I don’t think you do”.

General James Mattis

Everybody have a safe Independence day!!

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:00 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 rickdun 0

Ok, here’s three of that I have:

“All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone”.

Christian Lous Lange

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quot … _survivale“.

“There are some buttholes in the world that just need to be shot”.

“There are some people who think you have to hate them in order to shoot them. I don’t think you do”.

General James Mattis

Everybody have a safe Independence day!!

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:00 am


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General Family Preparedness • Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

it’s self promotion on SurvivalBlog – but Rawlws quote is succinct and sums up the overall belief of the serious prepper and why we do – what we do ….

“Civilization is just a thin veneer. In the absence of law and order, men quickly revert to savagery. As was illustrated by the rioting and looting that accompanied disasters in the past three decades, the transition from tranquility to absolute barbarism can occur overnight. People expect tomorrow to be just like today, and they act accordingly. But then comes a unpredictable disaster that catches the vast majority unprepared. The average American family has four days worth of food on hand. When that food is gone, we’ll soon see the thin veneer stripped away.”- James Wesley Rawles

https://survivalblog.com/editors-quote-day-53/

got one of your own or have another quote that plows the road for you – add it to the pile

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:05 am


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General Family Preparedness • Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

it’s self promotion on SurvivalBlog – but Rawlws quote is succinct and sums up the overall belief of the serious prepper and why we do – what we do ….

“Civilization is just a thin veneer. In the absence of law and order, men quickly revert to savagery. As was illustrated by the rioting and looting that accompanied disasters in the past three decades, the transition from tranquility to absolute barbarism can occur overnight. People expect tomorrow to be just like today, and they act accordingly. But then comes a unpredictable disaster that catches the vast majority unprepared. The average American family has four days worth of food on hand. When that food is gone, we’ll soon see the thin veneer stripped away.”- James Wesley Rawles

https://survivalblog.com/editors-quote-day-53/

got one of your own or have another quote that plows the road for you – add it to the pile

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:05 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

June 14, 2017 NJMike 0

I haven’t had any vaccinations since childhood and have no idea what I had and when. I’ve been generally very healthy in terms of flu and the like. But past performance is no indication of future performance. There’s good information in this topic to chew on, and I’ll be considering a few shots in my near future. Thanks.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

June 14, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
Mollypup wrote:
It is wise, in general, to keep all vaccines up to date. Easiest way to do this is to request your family physician to do titers to check your immunity & see which ones you need to have redone. (cheaper too) Simple blood test. This blood test will also tell you if your natural immunity to a virus is still good as well. (from having had the virus)

This isn’t just a immigrant issue. There are plenty of US citizens who refuse to vaccinate due to various reasons, the most popular being the fear of it causing autism which has been proven to be false.

My kids were all vaccinated. Youngest developed an allergy as she came out of toddlerhood, a very serious one (she’d had mild reactions prior that docs ignored). She can no longer be vaccinated. Vaccines for these deadly diseases don’t just protect you, they help to protect those around you who can’t have them themselves.

but keep in mind US born natives have achieved certain immunities and aren’t active carriers – it’s a wide open door in comparison to immigrants and a spectacular cluster frick when they are half dead illegals coming crawling under the border fences …. if you specifically prep for pandemics this is a major concern ….

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:46 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

June 14, 2017 Anna 0

Don’t forget a whooping cough booster. My doctor recommended I have one, but I’ve yet to get it done. Can’t get that one at doctor’s office. Have to go to county health which means coordinating with when the nurse is available. A lot of county services have been cut so will have to see whether there is still a county health office or which neighboring county I’ll have to go to. Bummer. Should have gotten it done 3 years ago when first recommended.

I’ve had the shingles shot.

I’ve had measles (various varieties), mumps and chicken pox so assume I’m immune. Had small pox shot and have scar to prove it — does it give lifetime immunity?

I also keep my tetanus shot up-to-date. Was raised on stories of g-grandmother on dad’s side and g-grandfather on mom’s side dying of lockjaw. Doctor says I’m her only patient to keep track and show up requesting a booster. Just checked and I’m a month overdue for a booster. Guess I’ll inquire about other boosters when I go in for tetanus shot.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

June 14, 2017 Anna 0

Don’t forget a whooping cough booster. My doctor recommended I have one, but I’ve yet to get it done. Can’t get that one at doctor’s office. Have to go to county health which means coordinating with when the nurse is available. A lot of county services have been cut so will have to see whether there is still a county health office or which neighboring county I’ll have to go to. Bummer. Should have gotten it done 3 years ago when first recommended.

I’ve had the shingles shot.

I’ve had measles (various varieties), mumps and chicken pox so assume I’m immune. Had small pox shot and have scar to prove it — does it give lifetime immunity?

I also keep my tetanus shot up-to-date. Was raised on stories of g-grandmother on dad’s side and g-grandfather on mom’s side dying of lockjaw. Doctor says I’m her only patient to keep track and show up requesting a booster. Just checked and I’m a month overdue for a booster. Guess I’ll inquire about other boosters when I go in for tetanus shot.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 28, 2017 Mollypup 0
Blondie wrote:

rickdun wrote:ISIS threats on Las Vegas
http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/las-vegas … ip-hotels/

While I don’t know much about Vegas, there was a time it was heavily controlled by the mafia.

That said, if Vegas is still largely owned/controlled by the mob, I wouldn’t lose sleep over an ISIS attack there. The mob has always had an interesting way of protecting their assets.

Would be quite interesting to have ISIS tick off the mafia…. They’d do what we’ve not managed thus far. :rofl:

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 28, 2017 Mollypup 0
Blondie wrote:

rickdun wrote:ISIS threats on Las Vegas
http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/las-vegas … ip-hotels/

While I don’t know much about Vegas, there was a time it was heavily controlled by the mafia.

That said, if Vegas is still largely owned/controlled by the mob, I wouldn’t lose sleep over an ISIS attack there. The mob has always had an interesting way of protecting their assets.

Would be quite interesting to have ISIS tick off the mafia…. They’d do what we’ve not managed thus far. :rofl:

Statistics: Posted by Mollypup — Sat May 27, 2017 11:49 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 27, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
ISIS threats on Las Vegas
http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/las-vegas … ip-hotels/

While I don’t know much about Vegas, there was a time it was heavily controlled by the mafia.

That said, if Vegas is still largely owned/controlled by the mob, I wouldn’t lose sleep over an ISIS attack there. The mob has always had an interesting way of protecting their assets.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat May 27, 2017 4:48 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 27, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
ISIS threats on Las Vegas
http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/las-vegas … ip-hotels/

While I don’t know much about Vegas, there was a time it was heavily controlled by the mafia.

That said, if Vegas is still largely owned/controlled by the mob, I wouldn’t lose sleep over an ISIS attack there. The mob has always had an interesting way of protecting their assets.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat May 27, 2017 4:48 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 27, 2017 anita 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
Boston Globe? I’d take any criticism from them as a compliment.
Reb

You’ve got that right.

From right up front in the article:

From Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently mocking the state of Hawaii to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson being completely over his head to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and HUD Secretary Ben Carson being, well, Betsy DeVos and Ben Carson, the competition is fierce.

I suppose the globe thinks that john (dumb as a rock) kerry and hillary (should be tried for treason) clinton were wonderful secretaries of state–and they are the reason the world is in the stellar shape it is today.

Why even look at it?

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 27, 2017 anita 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
Boston Globe? I’d take any criticism from them as a compliment.
Reb

You’ve got that right.

From right up front in the article:

From Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently mocking the state of Hawaii to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson being completely over his head to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and HUD Secretary Ben Carson being, well, Betsy DeVos and Ben Carson, the competition is fierce.

I suppose the globe thinks that john (dumb as a rock) kerry and hillary (should be tried for treason) clinton were wonderful secretaries of state–and they are the reason the world is in the stellar shape it is today.

Why even look at it?

Statistics: Posted by anita — Sat May 27, 2017 11:34 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Poop Tips-Misc. Discussion

May 26, 2017 ReadyMom 0
fanny wrote:
I thought about your poop cat the other day OAR .. cameras caught Mexicans launching drug bales across AZ border with catapults. Coulda used your unit to send back some care pkgs..! :D

And thx RM .. nice fold down unit but I just can’t fathom a cardboard box supporting up to 275 lbs..? Esp if someone wiggles / moves on it.

:lol: good thing there are bucket options! -k

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Fri May 26, 2017 6:17 am