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

April 24, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

Sealed up some of my moderate use electronics in expedient faraday shielding. Separately wrapped old iPhone, a portable DVD player, a Kindle that has my prepping library in it, plus my wife’s old Kindle in paper, then foil, then another layer of paper before placing into an aluminum chafing pan, then covered that with heavy duty aluminum foil. Hopefully that’s enough if NK’s weight challenged leader :crazy: really does have an EMP device….

Oh, and I sealed my last trash can faraday cage with aluminum tape, again same reason. Other cans had been sealed for months, but last one had battery packs that I charge periodically. Sealed for now, until latest crisis blows over or the balloon goes up.

Heading to market on way home to top off some canned goods I used this weekend. I want to be as buttoned up as I can be for April 25th, since it’s a military holiday for NK.

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HAM Radio Open Discussions • Just returned from the mountain cabin…

April 24, 2017 orangetom1999 0

Just returned from a week in the Mountain Cabin up in the Shenandoah…near Waynesboro, Virginia.

As we rented the cabin for a whole week, I decided to bring a temporary Ham Radio set up.

I brought my switching power supply, a small tuner, and my Icom 706 Mk II G radio….and a G5RV antenna and a roll of RG8 coaxial cable. Also I brought a small fishing pole to cast up and thread a small light nylon rope through the trees by which to hang the G5RV antenna. This antenna was cut for 80 to 10 meters.

We would meet on the Virginia Phone net at 3.947 MHZ LSB and check in …then after the net would go down to the lower end of 75 meters and work in the Extra portion of the band to get away from most of the traffic…somewhere from 3.610 to 3.625 MHZ. This worked out well…and the copy was good.

Later in the week I raised my feed point up about 10 feet and thus got a bit more received signal on my friend out west. He is in Tennessee near Johnson City.

From the cabin I reckon the distance at some 250 plus miles. From my home base station I estimate some 400 miles. Decent copies from both locations. All traffic was at night and after the days events and get togethers had quieted down.
Also let the children see how the rig worked…they are not accustomed to something other than a telephone or remote controller…so it was a learning experience for them.

Oh..and I tried this G5RV on 160 meters but it would not work well..though it tuned up fine. But 75 meters …it worked great.

Rig is now back home on the base station and working fine.

Thanks,
Orangetom

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 oldasrocks 0

We buy 25# sacks of rice since they are easier to handle. I think they are easier to freeze and 25# fills a 5 gallon bucket.

I think the quality of rice makes a difference also for long term storage. Like I mentioned. We prefer Thai sticky rice. Buy the premium stuff. Remember the main thing is what you store not how you store it, Bugs can’t get into a 5 gallon bucket but they can hatch in a bucket if already present.

We found out the hard way pasta will go bad when stored. About 50 lbs of it had to be fed to the chickens. Dummy me thought we didn’t need to freeze pasta as it was processed. WRONG. The flavor goes bad-it tasted stale– and bugs floated to the top when cooked for the chickens.

Aunt Bee, We pour directly into the buckets. No bags.

RM, Since a lot of us have long term storage items and therefore experience of stuff going bad, Maybe we need a new thread on this subject. For example we threw away a lot of salad dressings which went bad. Also on items like powdered cheese which is so nasty I’d rather starve to death than eat it. Maybe we can help some newbies avoid the mistakes we have made.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions

April 24, 2017 theoutback 0
rickdun wrote:
If North Korea ever attacked a U.S. ship/military base, well, lets say there would be 24,384,000 chrispy critters left in North Korea.

The Corps had several sayings back in the day and are still used today,

kill ’em all and let god sort them out and you sacrifice a few to save a million. :shock:

I wonder of this would usher in the next world war, or would the rest of the world just basically say, “oh well”?

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

I do it they way OARS does it, freeze and then buckets. I add a few bay leaves to the buckets as an insect deterrent. We are now eating seven year old rice with no problems. Rice is a grain. Grains are easy to store. The exception is brown rice which goes rancid in a few months.
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For Sale & Trade • Re: Emergency Essentials 160-gal. water tanks more than 50%

April 24, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
oldasrocks wrote:
Several people around here are selling the 275 gallon water jugs. Someone thought it was a good money maker and everyone else thought so too. Now available for $50 a tank.

They are called IBC totes, International Bulk Containers. They are used to ship liquids around the world. I have a couple to collect rainwater for my garden. You HAVE to know what was in them. Farmers haves ones that contained herbicides and insecticides. Mulch dyers get mulch dye in them. The plastic, not food safe to begin with, is contaminated. It is not usuable for potable water, but fine for flushing.
They come in food grade, but you better know who you are buying from and trust them. A certified food grade IBC tote goes for around $200. So, the tanks that Georgiadawg is selling are a good deal. The fact that they are 29 inches and will fit through a door, makes them a bargain. An IBC tote is a four foot cube. Try squeezing that through a door.
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A.N.T.S. • Re: Power outage

April 24, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
Cadit wrote:
News to me too, hate I missed that one. After all that crying, they shouldn’t have a water problem anymore. We need to send more squirrels to CA. too. :wave:

Yep, squirrels eat fruits and nuts.
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A.N.T.S. • Re: Power outage

April 24, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
Cadit wrote:
News to me too, hate I missed that one. After all that crying, they shouldn’t have a water problem anymore. We need to send more squirrels to CA. too. :wave:

Yep, squirrels eat fruits and nuts.
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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 rickdun 0

Well, this got me going. I have 350 lb of rice stored in 5 gallon buckets with 02 and mylar bags and I have 5 gallon buckets with gamma lids with rice.

So, I opened a 5 gallon bucket (without a mylar bag and 02) and cooked some up last night for supper, still good. The rice without mylar bags is 6 years old. http://www.stilltasty.com says rice, along with 8 other items, if store right will last forever, don’t know about that, but hope so.

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 rickdun 0

Well, this got me going. I have 350 lb of rice stored in 5 gallon buckets with 02 and mylar bags and I have 5 gallon buckets with gamma lids with rice.

So, I opened a 5 gallon bucket (without a mylar bag and 02) and cooked some up last night for supper, still good. The rice without mylar bags is 6 years old. http://www.stilltasty.com says rice, along with 8 other items, if store right will last forever, don’t know about that, but hope so.

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 rickdun 0

Well, this got me going. I have 350 lb of rice stored in 5 gallon buckets with 02 and mylar bags and I have 5 gallon buckets with gamma lids with rice.

So, I opened a 5 gallon bucket (without a mylar bag and 02) and cooked some up last night for supper, still good. The rice without mylar bags is 6 years old. http://www.stilltasty.com says rice, along with 8 other items, if store right will last forever, don’t know about that, but hope so.

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April 24, 2017 gman 0

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For Sale & Trade • Re: Emergency Essentials 160-gal. water tanks more than 50%

April 24, 2017 oldasrocks 0

Down here in Missouri. You’ve probably seen some of them. 4 ft square and in a metal cage. I’ve no idea of water stored in them would stay good. All water can get algae in it.

The only reason I have one is to put it on the patio, run a line through the wall into a bathroom with a 12v demand pump attached inline. This would be done to give the ladies a flush toilet. I can fill it with well water. The well will be run for an hour or so a day.

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For Sale & Trade • Re: Emergency Essentials 160-gal. water tanks more than 50%

April 24, 2017 oldasrocks 0

Down here in Missouri. You’ve probably seen some of them. 4 ft square and in a metal cage. I’ve no idea of water stored in them would stay good. All water can get algae in it.

The only reason I have one is to put it on the patio, run a line through the wall into a bathroom with a 12v demand pump attached inline. This would be done to give the ladies a flush toilet. I can fill it with well water. The well will be run for an hour or so a day.

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 oldasrocks 0

RM, we have not used this old flour. I opened a bucket a while back and just tasted the flour. It smells and tastes just fine. It’s stored underground in a cellar.

We have so much stored we could never use it all. I’m a hoarder with food I guess. I figure we have enough stores to feed 6 for a year. There is only two of us. How many loaves of bread can I make with 500 lbs of flour? Yes I have plenty of sugar and dry yeast also.

Sorry about thread drift. We have 500 lbs of rice stored also.

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 oldasrocks 0

RM, we have not used this old flour. I opened a bucket a while back and just tasted the flour. It smells and tastes just fine. It’s stored underground in a cellar.

We have so much stored we could never use it all. I’m a hoarder with food I guess. I figure we have enough stores to feed 6 for a year. There is only two of us. How many loaves of bread can I make with 500 lbs of flour? Yes I have plenty of sugar and dry yeast also.

Sorry about thread drift. We have 500 lbs of rice stored also.

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 oldasrocks 0

RM, we have not used this old flour. I opened a bucket a while back and just tasted the flour. It smells and tastes just fine. It’s stored underground in a cellar.

We have so much stored we could never use it all. I’m a hoarder with food I guess. I figure we have enough stores to feed 6 for a year. There is only two of us. How many loaves of bread can I make with 500 lbs of flour? Yes I have plenty of sugar and dry yeast also.

Sorry about thread drift. We have 500 lbs of rice stored also.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Power outage

April 24, 2017 Cadit 0

News to me too, hate I missed that one. After all that crying, they shouldn’t have a water problem anymore. We need to send more squirrels to CA. too. :wave:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Power outage

April 24, 2017 Cadit 0

News to me too, hate I missed that one. After all that crying, they shouldn’t have a water problem anymore. We need to send more squirrels to CA. too. :wave:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Power outage

April 24, 2017 Cadit 0

News to me too, hate I missed that one. After all that crying, they shouldn’t have a water problem anymore. We need to send more squirrels to CA. too. :wave:

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 ReadyMom 0
oldasrocks wrote:
We are currently eating 10 yr old rice that is just fine. We buy rice in 25 lb sacks, sticky rice from Thailand, freeze it for 30 days to kill the bug eggs, pour it into food grade 5 gallon buckets and seal. We get our buckets used from a chinese restaurant.

We do the same with flour and no problems.

OAR … I have flour in 5 gallon, sealed buckets packed 2006-09. Do you have any issues at all, using your old flour. I just don’t know how old is ‘too old’ for flour. -k

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 ReadyMom 0
oldasrocks wrote:
We are currently eating 10 yr old rice that is just fine. We buy rice in 25 lb sacks, sticky rice from Thailand, freeze it for 30 days to kill the bug eggs, pour it into food grade 5 gallon buckets and seal. We get our buckets used from a chinese restaurant.

We do the same with flour and no problems.

OAR … I have flour in 5 gallon, sealed buckets packed 2006-09. Do you have any issues at all, using your old flour. I just don’t know how old is ‘too old’ for flour. -k

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 ReadyMom 0
oldasrocks wrote:
We are currently eating 10 yr old rice that is just fine. We buy rice in 25 lb sacks, sticky rice from Thailand, freeze it for 30 days to kill the bug eggs, pour it into food grade 5 gallon buckets and seal. We get our buckets used from a chinese restaurant.

We do the same with flour and no problems.

OAR … I have flour in 5 gallon, sealed buckets packed 2006-09. Do you have any issues at all, using your old flour. I just don’t know how old is ‘too old’ for flour. -k

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 oldasrocks 0

We are currently eating 10 yr old rice that is just fine. We buy rice in 25 lb sacks, sticky rice from Thailand, freeze it for 30 days to kill the bug eggs, pour it into food grade 5 gallon buckets and seal. We get our buckets used from a chinese restaurant.

We do the same with flour and no problems.

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 oldasrocks 0

We are currently eating 10 yr old rice that is just fine. We buy rice in 25 lb sacks, sticky rice from Thailand, freeze it for 30 days to kill the bug eggs, pour it into food grade 5 gallon buckets and seal. We get our buckets used from a chinese restaurant.

We do the same with flour and no problems.

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 oldasrocks 0

We are currently eating 10 yr old rice that is just fine. We buy rice in 25 lb sacks, sticky rice from Thailand, freeze it for 30 days to kill the bug eggs, pour it into food grade 5 gallon buckets and seal. We get our buckets used from a chinese restaurant.

We do the same with flour and no problems.

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 anita 0

I purchased a bucket of rice from one of the prepper stores, don’t remember which. I called and asked if it were in a mylar bag inside the bucket. They said not, just the rice in the bucket. I think it has a moisture absorber in it, but I don’t remember.

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