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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25680 on: January 09, 2019, 09:08:43 AM »
Received an order from My Patriot Supply.  They had a sale, so I ordered some for home and some for gifts for family members.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25681 on: January 09, 2019, 09:25:19 AM »
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I got a can of the black bean burger mix. I'm looking for Carl's review of that and haven't found it yet. I can't seem to get the hang of the search on this site yet.

I can get 10 year old threads to come up though.  :censored: :rofl:

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25682 on: January 09, 2019, 09:55:23 AM »

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25683 on: January 09, 2019, 12:15:58 PM »
This may be what you're looking for.

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=62601.0

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Thanks. I was using the wrong search term. Thats it

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25684 on: January 09, 2019, 06:06:17 PM »
i recalled the thread/posts but also used the wrong terms until I stumbled across it in the searches.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25685 on: January 10, 2019, 04:03:49 PM »
I've been really drilling the lock picking skills the past few days. I bought a new (cheap) set of picks and a clear plastic lock to practice on. I've done it before and I could open most doors in under 5 minutes but the clear lock is a real way to learn. After a couple days working with it I taped it over so I couldn't see and now I break it open in seconds.

I think tomorrow I'll go to Fleet Farm and pick up some doorknobs and deadbolts to train on. I want to be so skilled I could enter a door with the speed of a person fumbling with a key. Nothing nefarious but it has been a useful skill in the past when I broke into a friend's house while on the phone with him because he had forgotten to turn off the water for an extended trip. A real B&E criminal can kick the door in, this is a real life skill.

It is, as all of us who study the skill find, a little terrifying that your front door can be bypassed in seconds but again the bad guys just kick in the door. I also like the prepper mindset that I'm not really locked out of *anything*.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25686 on: January 10, 2019, 04:12:31 PM »
Sounds good. I always thought being able to be a locksmith would be o good skill to have

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25687 on: January 10, 2019, 05:19:19 PM »
I also like the prepper mindset that I'm not really locked out of *anything*.

Two thumbs up.  ;D

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25688 on: January 11, 2019, 02:54:46 AM »
I've been really drilling the lock picking skills the past few days. I bought a new (cheap) set of picks and a clear plastic lock to practice on. I've done it before and I could open most doors in under 5 minutes but the clear lock is a real way to learn. After a couple days working with it I taped it over so I couldn't see and now I break it open in seconds.

This is exactly what I got to practice in my TV hours.  Unfortunately my clear lock just  needs a bit of tinkering with the inner pin to open.
Youtube videos suggests starting with the way rake then move up to single tip picks, the way I tried and got disappointed.
My next session will be trying to "read" the pins one by one,  then work on tensioning and picking

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25689 on: January 11, 2019, 05:41:38 AM »
This is exactly what I got to practice in my TV hours.  Unfortunately my clear lock just  needs a bit of tinkering with the inner pin to open.
Youtube videos suggests starting with the way rake then move up to single tip picks, the way I tried and got disappointed.
My next session will be trying to "read" the pins one by one,  then work on tensioning and picking

I don't know if this will help but I'll go through my method. I use a rake pick and pick my way "going in". The big hurdle for me is that it's not a clean movement. The more you roughly bang around the pins the easier it is. Instead of setting each pin I try to simulate a "bump key" and just get the pins moving. I will say that proper tension is a the real skill.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25690 on: January 11, 2019, 08:22:04 AM »
Wife has been dehydrating apples. Finally got through with the onions for a while. Whooooeee

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25691 on: January 11, 2019, 08:46:37 AM »
Wife has been dehydrating apples. Finally got through with the onions for a while. Whooooeee

We buy bulk apples in the fall when cheap and dehydrate with cinnamon. Kids eat them like candy. If we have any left by summer I blend them into homemade ice cream. Also good in oatmeal. But an ice cream sandwich of cinnamon apple ice cream and oatmeal raisin cookies is um... awesome.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25692 on: January 17, 2019, 09:43:41 AM »
Sounds good in the ice cream. We'll have to try that.


Dehydrated more of the Fugi's today.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25693 on: January 17, 2019, 11:52:49 AM »
scored an extra cheap surplus ballistic vest for my wife

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25694 on: January 17, 2019, 12:25:28 PM »
scored an extra cheap surplus ballistic vest for my wife

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25695 on: January 18, 2019, 04:52:54 AM »
Four of my daughters (& in-law) are going on a sisters retreat for the weekend in a cabin in WV. They are looking for some nice time in the woods.
Since I love them all, and worry about them, I put together some EDC packets for them to put in their purses. I gave them each a nice little red gift bag, inside each bag is a small zip-loc-type bag with a couple band-aids, alcohol pads, cotton balls, Q-tips, safety pins and a large paper clip. Also in each gift bag is a body-sized hand warmer, a granola bar and a small box of raisins. This gives each girl a bit of warmth, food, first aid and a couple small tools.
Also, since two is one, and one is none, I gave the four girls five bags - with instructions to give anything remaining to some girl that they meet.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25696 on: January 20, 2019, 03:04:23 AM »
We dehydrated a couple dozen eggs yesterday. This was our first experience doing this.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25697 on: January 21, 2019, 05:11:03 AM »
We dehydrated a couple dozen eggs yesterday. This was our first experience doing this.
What method did you use to do this? I have been wanting to add dehydrated eggs to my storage, but have not wanted to get the big #10 cans to just test them out.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25698 on: January 21, 2019, 06:13:57 AM »
I just whipped the eggs in a blender and poured out on fruit leather trays. 6 eggs to a tray was no problem. I think the eggs should be close to room temperature, mine were cold from the frig. Here is a link to a thread here and in post #31, also post #42 I think  ::), I included a link to an article I found discussing all the techniques and the pros and cons. Hope this helps.

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=6046.msg757243#new

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25699 on: January 21, 2019, 12:15:41 PM »
Watched a deal on YT TV last night. They used hydrated? lime? (gotta double ck that) in water in a bucket, and submerged the eggs. They were saying 5-8 months and the eggs were still good.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25700 on: January 21, 2019, 06:16:02 PM »
Hydrated lime, Calcium hydroxide, slaked lime, pickling lime and other names. Here is a link. I didn't read the whole thing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_hydroxide

Again didn't read much.

https://vintagerecipesandcookery.com/preserve-eggs-slaked-lime-water-glass/

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25701 on: January 23, 2019, 08:13:55 AM »
Finished canning 28 pint jars of sweet potatoes this morning. Getting ready to dehydrate more eggs in a few days. Grocery store we go to is running them for free with coupon and $20 purchase. We have a couple dz. in the frig now.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25702 on: January 23, 2019, 09:25:58 AM »
Finished canning 28 pint jars of sweet potatoes this morning. Getting ready to dehydrate more eggs in a few days. Grocery store we go to is running them for free with coupon and $20 purchase. We have a couple dz. in the frig now.


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25703 on: January 23, 2019, 11:13:45 AM »
More lock picking. I'm at the point where I can break a level 8 Master padlock in one pass. There's a real art to the tension you put on it. And it might sound dumb but I'm starting to feel which pins I've got if I need multiple passes. Ironically I'm finding it hardest to pick cheap doorknobs because they have wiggle and play. Higher end padlocks and deadbolts are easier.

The Mrs. was shocked when I showed her last night. It's a real cool skill but it does impress how flimsy our security can be.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25704 on: January 23, 2019, 11:54:05 AM »
More lock picking. I'm at the point where I can break a level 8 Master padlock in one pass. There's a real art to the tension you put on it. And it might sound dumb but I'm starting to feel which pins I've got if I need multiple passes. Ironically I'm finding it hardest to pick cheap doorknobs because they have wiggle and play. Higher end padlocks and deadbolts are easier.

The Mrs. was shocked when I showed her last night. It's a real cool skill but it does impress how flimsy our security can be.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25705 on: January 23, 2019, 06:19:52 PM »
Replaced some storeroom items we had used today.
And added a dab. Always add, even if it's only a buck or 2.  ;D

I've got more of the Augason Burger mix coming also.
I try to get in a small order of Augason once a month also.

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« Reply #25706 on: January 25, 2019, 09:33:09 AM »
Was watching Guildbrook farms on ytube the other day, getting caught up on their videos.
She canned a ham soup that looked tasty, so the wife took one of our ham roast and followed suit as we have discussed wanting to do another type of canned, ready to eat meal.
So she winged it and came up with another awesome stew/soup.
Ham, taters, corn, all the usuals like onions garlic....

After we *ate*  ::) some samples, she ended up with 5 quarts to put back.
She's talking doing another batch with the taters that need to be canned.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25707 on: January 25, 2019, 09:56:35 AM »
Was watching Guildbrook farms on ytube the other day, getting caught up on their videos.
She canned a ham soup that looked tasty, so the wife took one of our ham roast and followed suit as we have discussed wanting to do another type of canned, ready to eat meal.
So she winged it and came up with another awesome stew/soup.
Ham, taters, corn, all the usuals like onions garlic....

After we *ate*  ::) some samples, she ended up with 5 quarts to put back.
She's talking doing another batch with the taters that need to be canned.

Sounds great. Guildbrook Farms huh. I should look into that.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25708 on: January 25, 2019, 10:04:26 AM »
Yes. They have canning and shelf storage videos.
They can butter. I've intended to try that, but you know we can't do everything.
And some things may not be worth the effort. We keep Augason's #10 LT cans of butter on hand anyways.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25709 on: January 25, 2019, 10:56:40 AM »
I found them and looking more, probably subscribe. Also looking at "Old Shows" I saw on another forum.