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General Family Preparedness • Re: Tattler Lids Question

February 16, 2017 NJMike 0

I’ve got one box of tattler lids. Haven’t used them yet. Sorry to hear about the spoilage.

I do as the others with regard to ring tightness (or lack of…). I also inspect the rings well for distortions as I’ve had a few leave indents in the lids during processing.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Tattler Lids Question

February 16, 2017 donba 0

Sometimes staying old school is a good idea. We looked at changing over to tattler lids but didn’t. I say I am frugal the Boss Lady calls it cheep. We don’t can as much as those of you in the country, and would probably not be using them yet. Good luck with this problem….

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 16, 2017 donba 0

My local LDS site is selling Hard White at $11.75 for 25 # bulk. #10 can 5.5 ponds for $ 3.00 = 22pounds for $12.00 . Of corse this is you pick up. This is in southern Ca…….

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Financial Issues • Re: Are We Being Stupid????

February 15, 2017 Anna 0

I would never call you stupid. The decision is obviously yours to make.

However, at your age I would never cash in a 401-K and lose so much to taxes and penalties. Plus at your age with retirement just 20 years away, you will likely never be able to rebuild. I’ve seen a lot of people do this and live to regret it when they are facing retirement with only Social Security income. I prepared bankruptcies for 25 years and I saw numerous people who’d done just that and once the money is gone, its gone and basically thrown away on temporary financial problems.

Are you still using credit cards? If yes, STOP digging yourselves in deeper. I would look at seriously reducing expenses and throwing every penny possible at the credit cards. I’d also look at ways of earning extra income or possibly selling stuff you don’t need and applying that to the credit cards. Once they are paid off your dh could take a lower paying job and you’d still have your retirement cushion.

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 15, 2017 Blondie 0
Murby wrote:
I need to stock up on some hard white wheat and was wondering what everyone is paying for it? By the time it ships to your home, what is your price per pound work out to?

I came across smaller quantities at a Mennonite bulk store. Couldn’t quote a price per lb but it may be an option if you live near an Amish or Mennonite community.

If you stop in, ask about ordering larger quantities and pick it up at their store to save on shipping.

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Economic Disasters • Re: So for investors who hold physical gold and silver, 2017

February 15, 2017 daaswampman 0
Gunns wrote:
Its not about the allure. Its about those people that have a life times of savings to protect. You can only buy so much prepper stuff. Bullets fail, rifles rust, food goes bad, water gets old and medicines age. But PM’s will always maintain there worth.

+1

I will add than most Westerners have no experience with gold as money or think they can’t afford it, but it is commonly traded in small and large transactions in many parts of the world! I would also add, that if you have ever panned or mined for gold – 1,200 is a bargain! Swamp

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Tattler Lids Question

February 15, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

I don’t know what went wrong, but I had a similar incident with some canned pears. New lids, new seals, I left the jars on the counter actually for a couple days before I got to them to put them away. All jars sealed fine. About 6mo later I was doing a rotation and noticed the same thing, some of the jars broke seal. It wasn’t just one batch, it was a few jars from each batch. I do the vinegar clean last too. Have no idea what happened, but I sure would like to know so I don’t repeat it! I think we lost 8 or 9 jars of pears :(

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Check In Here Florida Preppers • Survivalist/Preppers Wanted

February 15, 2017 1Patriot Pilgrim 0

Looking for replacements to my BOL. I’ve been the owner and leader of a group for a few years now and now have openings for those that meet these minimum requirements as follows: Must be of the Christian faith, no felons allowed, no person addicted to alcohol or drugs of any kind, must be in good health, should live near or in region 3 of Florida. Married couples are preferred. You may ask any questions you wish and I will answer …….but I’m not interested in your “comments” about my requirements.

Now about me: I am a veteran, married and have two son’s. I will not be precise about the bol but it is in excess of 50 acres and very remote. My group size is confidential and what I will say is we are not radicals …none allowed. If you are interested then contact me with some information about you and we can get to know each other better. It will help if you are a veteran, a medical professional, and have skills that could be useful to my group. Good luck!

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Introduce Yourself • Back again!

February 15, 2017 1Patriot Pilgrim 0

Old Member just rejoined under another name as I have not signed on in quiet awhile and have also a new email address. Live in Florida region 3,
and have been prepping for years. I also have and lead my own group of survivalist/preppers.

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 15, 2017 rickdun 0

beprepared.com on 1 occasion refused to replace damaged goods they sent me. Well, I ordered once more, damaged again, they wouldn’t even return my calls or e-mails, so they’re done with me and about 10 other customers that I know. Their loss.

Honeyville, for me has a good product and I have never had a problem with them on anything that was damaged in shipment. I have ordered from other companies and never had a problem with them, only this one. The shipping is only 4.99 on anything you buy, whether it’s 1.00 or 1000.00, makes a big difference.

There are other good companies out there, you just have to check them out. But remember, you only get what you pay for.

It’s only pricey if you can’t afford it, like I said you get what you pay for.

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 15, 2017 ReadyMom 0
Murby wrote:
What kind of problems did you have?

You’re paying well over $1/lb.. that seems like a lot.

I’ve also gotten mine from Honeyville. And the shipping price is the reason why. When you price-compare at other places, you’ll find that the shipping will kill you, because of the weight. -k

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General Family Preparedness • Tattler Lids Question

February 15, 2017 Cin 0

A couple years ago, I canned some stuff with the BRAND NEW Tattler lids and rings – the plastic lids with the rubber ring. At the time, the jars sealed, a definite indentation was seen. They don’t pop like a traditional lid, but the indentation from a sealed and an unsealed lid is pretty prominent.

Husband is decluttering the LTS, and he noticed some of the lids looked “funny.” The food inside looked normal. He brought all the stuff I canned with the Tattler lids into the kitchen, and it was a disaster. Only half of the lids of 24 jars were sealed. The rest were just “sitting” on top of the jars, with a smidge of mold on the rims of some of the jars under the lid.

FYI: The contents were applesauce and jelly. The lids were put in boiling water for a few secondss, as were the rings. The rims were wiped with a cloth with plain water first, and then with a different cloth with vinegar. The cloths were kept clean, if they got a little grungy, I got a new cloth. The filled jars were water bathed for whatever length of time the Ball Blue Book said. We had an empty jar nearby with a lid on it, so we could tell if the indentation happened. Each canned jar had a deeper indentation. We let them sit on the counter for 24 hours before moving them to the LTS.

I have bought Tattler lids every time there was a sale and I think I have enough to can 8 cases of 24…I haven’t even used them all yet!

Do Tattler lids and rings have a shelf life? What went wrong?

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 15, 2017 rickdun 0

Honneyville has it for 58.99 + 4.99 shipping for a 40lb pail. I’ve been getting mine there for about 3 years now, have had no problems with Honneyville. Had problems with beprepared.com, won’t deal with them anymore. Good luck.

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Guns • Re: Cast reloads for .223?

February 15, 2017 Northern Freeman 0

Assorted wheel weight lead makes for a good hard alloy, if you want it harder just add some superhard alloy and some tin to it to get where you want. Another trick is to quick cool or quench you bullets after casting and then stand them up together in a pan of water with just the top uncovered and run a torch over them to soften the tip. Soft tip hard cast bullets

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Food & Water • WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 15, 2017 Murby 0

I need to stock up on some hard white wheat and was wondering what everyone is paying for it? By the time it ships to your home, what is your price per pound work out to?

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Check In Here Connecticut Preppers • Re: EMP scenerio in CT

February 15, 2017 Gunns 0
Rod wrote:
I remember that thread about the safety of the stored fuel rods. What happen at Fukushima was the emergency pumps were disabled by the wave. So I asked what would happen if our emergency pumps were disabled by the EMP or some other thing. I think the gist was that it couldn’t happen here and something about we use gravity for that cooling. I have heard that line a lot from many smart people so I have to figure the magnitude of such a disaster would simply be 10 times worse if those pumps do not run well enough and long enough to cool that spent reactor fuel, for what ever reason. It’s not the reactor but the stored hot fuel that is the danger.

Yes I have also heard the nuclear disaster in Japan has become much worse in the last month. I have to wonder how much the Pacific Ocean can take before it becomes a giant pool of death.

Oh yea I also remember many people saying the whole thing was a waste of time to talk about because there wasn’t anything that could be done.

From previous posts from someone in the industry is that all of our nuclear reactors were hardened against EMP/CME. All backup generators are in positions safe from flooding too.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Billionares Preparing For The End Of The World

February 15, 2017 anita 0

There was a story a month ago about Peter Thiel (Trump supporter and one of the founders of PayPal) buying a large property in NZ. To buy in NZ, apparently you have to have a passport, and have to have lived there several years.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles … r-sale-row

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world … 59636.html

I can’t find the article I read now, but it also mentioned that other tech billionaires are buying property on islands, remote areas. I believe zuckerberg has purchased much in Hawaii,

http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuc … on-2014-10

and if I remember right, Larry Ellison owns much of Lanai in the Hawaiian islands.

http://www.metafilter.com/143055/Larry- … i-Now-What

Maybe they are prepping, maybe they just want a nice vacation house (with 700 acres!)

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Gman “Off Grid” Grumpy with a smile!

February 15, 2017 gman 0

“Off Grid” Grumpy with a smile! Host: Glen aka “Gman” For the first time in over 5 years Gman picks up the mic. With a lot to unload on this show, topics include what is it truly like to live “off grid”? Rants and raves on several prepper related topics will be on the agenda. The … Continue reading Gman “Off Grid” Grumpy with a smile!

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