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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #870 on: June 23, 2017, 02:48:30 AM »
This is such a wonderful recipe that I can't wait to prepare this.

Yumm ,toasted squirrel bits with onion and banana pepper.....
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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #871 on: June 23, 2017, 09:40:51 AM »
While the use was not 'prepper' related, I did use my preps.

First part is my debit card. I think the daily limit is set at $200. A few years ago I had the limits for my wife and I increased by quite a bit. The purpose of this was in case we needed to get cash quickly in a large amount and the banks were closed.

Second part was to keep cash on hand. We had a decent sum in my safe and usually added to it a couple times a year to slowly let it grow.

Both were used when I bought my bike last weekend. It was a Sunday when I found it and a great deal that I wanted to jump on. I didn't have enough in the safe to cover the purchase price but I was able to go to the ATM and pull out enough to cover the remainder that I needed. This allowed me to get the bike. We'll restock our cash reserves over the next couple months and be right back where we were.

So while buying a 'bike' wasn't preparing, being prepared allow me to do something that I wouldn't have been able to otherwise.


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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #872 on: June 23, 2017, 09:47:13 AM »
Flexing of Prepper Power if ever I saw it. And no one got injured!
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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #873 on: July 10, 2017, 06:35:08 PM »
You know that trauma bag we were talking about Carl? Sadly I had to use it today as JD ran his hand through a table saw with a dado blade on it, losing two fingers on his right hand. Index and middle fingers.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #874 on: July 10, 2017, 06:39:42 PM »
  OUCH...bad accident...good you were there or it could have been much worse.
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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #875 on: July 10, 2017, 06:45:38 PM »
You know that trauma bag we were talking about Carl? Sadly I had to use it today as JD ran his hand through a table saw with a dado blade on it, losing two fingers on his right hand. Index and middle fingers.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #876 on: July 10, 2017, 08:27:37 PM »
Gad. Sorry to hear that.
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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #877 on: July 17, 2017, 10:57:58 PM »
Three days no hot water and/or no water at two houses, so grateful to myself for having wet wipes for a "bath' tonight.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #878 on: July 20, 2017, 01:04:55 AM »
the day before yesterday we had a short power cutoff.
I used the chance to spend the time upgrading a flashlight of mine.
Music from the HAM radio, headlamp for lighting, battery powered soldering iron etc.
It turned out tha it is good enough for PCB work, but not for soldering on brass pars and heatsinks. :-[

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #879 on: July 20, 2017, 08:38:21 AM »
Made lunch in the solar cooker on the deck, tamale pie, using dehydrated tomato powder, home dehydrated celery, home dehydrated peppers, canned beans, corn, olives from pantry. I did boil water for polenta in the house, could have done this outside too if I had wanted the meal for dinner, rather than lunch, my deck has alot of East shade. A bit of grated hard goat cheese on top.
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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #880 on: July 20, 2017, 09:10:20 AM »
Made lunch in the solar cooker

I am building a new one now mm, what does your look like? I left my former one in Canada.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #881 on: July 20, 2017, 10:17:16 AM »
I am building a new one now mm, what does your look like? I left my former one in Canada.

Cedar

After the early years of experimentation with home made ones, I eventually went to store bought. Sturdy, lightweight, portable, works well. I have the Sun Oven for years, when I was cooking for a family everyday, I was using it every day half the year and ended up buying a second one, so I could cook multiple items at once for the family.

I have taken a sun oven to the county fair, where we have to camp in the parking lot all week, We would make ahead cassaroles and freeze them, and each morning, take a partially thawed one out of the cooler and into the sun oven , set it and forget it and have food later.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #882 on: July 20, 2017, 10:22:51 AM »
I have been thinking g about buying a crockpot since I lost all of mine, and two days ago, I was like "duh", make another solar oven. So I started compiling materials two days ago and hope to take it to the table saw today.

Yes, the same one JD cut his fingers off with, and I think your u asked... He is doing ok. Might have to have surgery down the road, but he just tore out their laundry room floor and replaced it, and moved three cords of wood yesterday.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #883 on: July 20, 2017, 10:36:44 AM »
  Glad to hear he is better , my older brother stuck his hand into a RUNNING lawn mower while removing the bagger  when he was 15 and that was not so good...he is an IT person now and thinks he is the smartest of three brothers.
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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #884 on: July 20, 2017, 10:44:02 AM »
I have been thinking g about buying a crockpot since I lost all of mine, and two days ago, I was like "duh", make another solar oven. So I started compiling materials two days ago and hope to take it to the table saw today.

Yes, the same one JD cut his fingers off with, and I think your u asked... He is doing ok. Might have to have surgery down the road, but he just tore out their laundry room floor and replaced it, and moved three cords of wood yesterday.

Cedar

glad he is fine. The plywood ones are heavy, and it is hard to have reflectors as good as the store bought ones. Heavy is bad for me, but you are stronger. I also do not have as much scrounged materials to build with.

Our first homemade so,ar oven was made with cardboard and foil with a window on top. Worked well, held up for years, the box part was light weight, and we carried the window seperate to set on top. We made it TOO LARGE, so it was unweildly to move and store, otherwise that cardboard one would have lasted a very long time

These homemade box cookers work well as all day slow cookers. But, the most recent sun oven gets hot enough to use to bake cookies, etc... so can do back to back cooking on a summer day. I also like how it folds up, snaps close, and has a carry handle for me to carry it outside, put it in the trunk to take camping, etc...
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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #885 on: July 20, 2017, 01:26:24 PM »
I am building a new one now mm, what does your look like? I left my former one in Canada.

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This will be my August project, so i will be following your footsteps

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #886 on: July 20, 2017, 04:54:40 PM »
My first one was cardboard and lasted six or seven years, but I was running out of room in n my way back to the states so gave it to someone. I had baked a cake at -3c, but it took three hrs. I actually have plans in the first magazine I did in 1995, and I will send that to ppl who want if they pm me their email. It may get take a few days until I can get my laptop online at a friend's house. It was a really rough issue as I was working out the program with no directions.

I am gearing up to start the magazine in the next few months again with a partner so I can just focus on projects and writing.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #887 on: September 17, 2017, 12:50:01 AM »
Monday to Wednesday we were camping on a plateau on 1500m of elevation. I got notice Sunday afternoon, so my gear collecting was good but no perfect. (I chose not to use pre-packaged gear as an exercise)
So I dove into my car gear to use
- poncho as a second layer on the tent, since we were expecting LOTS of rain.
- day shoes I wore as camp shoes
- 18650 batteries
- car stored clothes rolled in a pillow.
- car mats for improving on the foam sleeping mat (EXCELLENT insulation i tell you)

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #888 on: September 17, 2017, 06:56:54 AM »
Monday to Wednesday we were camping on a plateau on 1500m of elevation. I got notice Sunday afternoon, so my gear collecting was good but no perfect. (I chose not to use pre-packaged gear as an exercise)
So I dove into my car gear to use
- poncho as a second layer on the tent, since we were expecting LOTS of rain.
- day shoes I wore as camp shoes
- 18650 batteries
- car stored clothes rolled in a pillow.
- car mats for improving on the foam sleeping mat (EXCELLENT insulation i tell you)

Wow, good thinking!

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #889 on: October 05, 2017, 12:38:58 AM »
yesterday I had a low tire... I will be monitoring it, but it did not spoil my ride... I used the 12V tire pump i recently acquired and keep in the trunk

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #890 on: October 06, 2017, 03:05:59 PM »
A couple of weeks ago, we were in a restaurant (mostly a beer place) - Table next to us ordered a wine. Waiter came back and said they could not find the corkscrew. I said I keep one in the car for wine emergencies....Got corkscrew. Saved dinner.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #891 on: October 07, 2017, 03:45:35 AM »
Waiter came back and said they could not find the corkscrew. I said I keep one in the car for wine emergencies.

I don't even drink wine, but you get karma just for using the phrase "wine emergencies" and being prepped for them.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #892 on: October 07, 2017, 04:48:29 AM »
I'm not a wine drinker either but perhaps "wine emergencies" should be added to the TSP book of dire emergencies.  :beer:
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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #893 on: October 07, 2017, 06:28:57 PM »
A couple of weeks ago, we were in a restaurant (mostly a beer place) - Table next to us ordered a wine. Waiter came back and said they could not find the corkscrew. I said I keep one in the car for wine emergencies....Got corkscrew. Saved dinner.

WHAT?!  Why wasn't it already in your pocket???  SAK: opens the beer bottle, pops the wine cork, slices the cheese and saws through that overdone T-bone steak!
There have always been times like this, and there will be again. Will we rise to the challenges or get run over?

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #894 on: October 21, 2017, 12:59:28 AM »
well, I used mine last week.
I was on a very long trip, was halfway lost, so asked a guy on the side of the road for directions. He asked back for some water. For the car. Out came the 2liter bottle, his eyes rolled and kept it cos he had to go quite some miles before the next water source.