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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #930 on: June 08, 2018, 11:50:24 AM »
I will be having a hectic TV evening.
having blown a fuse in one of my radio power cables, for using the wrong rating one, I will have to go through them all, mark them and add replacement fuses for 3,7 &10 Amps.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #931 on: June 08, 2018, 05:00:02 PM »
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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #932 on: June 08, 2018, 08:11:38 PM »
Dug out a jar of homemade canned stew for dinner.  ;D

Had another yesterday evening.  ;D

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #933 on: June 16, 2018, 02:07:37 PM »
at my kids soccer game and some equipment broke. 1 zip tie and we were back on track.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #934 on: June 17, 2018, 07:02:41 AM »
  Water heater failed in a spectacular manner and I used $1500 cash reserve to get new heater and effect repairs....would have been $2300 except for the CASH discount. 8)

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #935 on: June 17, 2018, 04:28:28 PM »
Green money has an effect on people. Always good to bring it out if you can.  ;D

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #936 on: June 17, 2018, 07:12:05 PM »
Green money has an effect on people. Always good to bring it out if you can.  ;D

Many of my surgeons and Doctors bills were cut in half ,or nearly so, due to cash being offered.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #937 on: June 19, 2018, 02:39:40 AM »
Brought out a pint each of home canned baked beans and carrots for supper last night.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #938 on: June 19, 2018, 04:52:22 AM »
Had to bring out of the storeroom some of that famous RABBQ sauce last night.
Seems the original first 2 pints of that batch evaporated.  ???

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #939 on: June 19, 2018, 05:15:38 AM »
Had to bring out of the storeroom some of that famous RABBQ sauce last night.
Seems the original first 2 pints of that batch evaporated.  ???

It may last longer if kept in a cooler area?

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #940 on: June 19, 2018, 05:24:35 AM »
It may last longer if kept in a cooler area?

I doubt that dry ice would keep it from evaporating. I used 1/2 pint of it on sausage last night. Told wife I needed to make another batch for baked beans, only got less than a pint remaining.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #941 on: June 19, 2018, 05:47:38 AM »
  I guess you need to batch it out in a 30 gallon drum to avoid such fast evaporation....

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #942 on: June 19, 2018, 05:53:01 AM »
Makes about a gallon so that shouldn't be too difficult. I think he's drinking the stuff though.  ;D

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #943 on: June 19, 2018, 01:45:46 PM »
Solar oven cooking yesterday, one had a nice quiche eggs, chard, onions homegrown here, in the other I put a pan of brownies. Both ovens were at 350'F at 3 in the afternoon so cooking was quick.

Eating some rotating out foods, like canned peaches and corn relish to go with. Hot cocoa last night using an envelope of milkman milk that was found in the go bag.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #944 on: June 19, 2018, 07:54:40 PM »
I think he's drinking the stuff though.  ;D


Thats what was in that quart glass last night!!!!!!!!! :excited: :wtf:

I thought it tasted familiar.  :facepalm:

Hey I got an extra 55g drum out back..........

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #945 on: June 21, 2018, 04:36:21 AM »
Brought out some homemade canned chili for supper

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #946 on: June 27, 2018, 12:27:48 PM »
I had a car down the road decide it was time to hook up with a power pole....out came the flashlights and battery operated lantern.   I keep the makings of a black out kit by the fireplace.  This power outage lasted about 5 hrs so it was hardly an issue at all.

On a hot evening day with no electric; I did what most people do...went to sleep from the sound of the alarms from people's houses going "beep" "beep" "beep".



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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #947 on: June 27, 2018, 05:45:57 PM »
I had a car down the road decide it was time to hook up with a power pole....out came the flashlights and battery operated lantern.   I keep the makings of a black out kit by the fireplace.  This power outage lasted about 5 hrs so it was hardly an issue at all.

On a hot evening day with no electric; I did what most people do...went to sleep from the sound of the alarms from people's houses going "beep" "beep" "beep".

Yeah we got power outage stuff around. I hate those freaking alarms. Usually only lasts 1 1/2 hrs. or less here. But up to three days.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #948 on: June 28, 2018, 04:36:11 AM »

On a hot evening day with no electric; I did what most people do...went to sleep from the sound of the alarms from people's houses going "beep" "beep" "beep".


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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #949 on: June 28, 2018, 05:37:44 AM »
Battery powered fan makes for a great prep ,that gets a lot of use,in such times.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #950 on: June 28, 2018, 09:58:51 AM »
Yeah we got power outage stuff around. I hate those freaking alarms. Usually only lasts 1 1/2 hrs. or less here. But up to three days.

I dont understand  -- alarms that go off when there is no power ?  And, why ? Dont people notice there is no power ?  I wouldnt put up with it for a second, that is pretty intolerable to hear noise for hours with no reason for it ?

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #951 on: June 28, 2018, 10:02:42 AM »
Our microwave beeps once when the power goes off.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #952 on: June 28, 2018, 11:26:35 AM »
Our microwave beeps once when the power goes off.

But, not continuously for 1 1/2 hours, right ? Trying to figure out how someone falls asleep to the sound of contunualy beeps from neighbor houses.

Next door neighbor had some sort of obnoxious well or water pump audible alarm, it went off when they weren't at home, and just kept making noise. So, a contingent of a few of us neighbors went over there and I pushed something and stopped it ! I havent heard it since, hopefully they disabled that audible part

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #953 on: June 28, 2018, 05:34:01 PM »
There are so many types of alarms for different things it's virtually impossible to say what it is. My truck has a couple of beeping alarms. You know, seat belt, parking brake, head lights, etc. The other is different. It's a different tone and comes from a different part of the dashboard area. Only happens occasionally and after about 5 minutes it quits. I've never been able to find out what causes it.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #954 on: June 28, 2018, 05:34:39 PM »
But, not continuously for 1 1/2 hours, right ? Trying to figure out how someone falls asleep to the sound of contunualy beeps from neighbor houses.

Next door neighbor had some sort of obnoxious well or water pump audible alarm, it went off when they weren't at home, and just kept making noise. So, a contingent of a few of us neighbors went over there and I pushed something and stopped it ! I havent heard it since, hopefully they disabled that audible part

It was not an alarm; but loud beeping noise every 2-3 mins...I figure it was the house about 100 feet as the crow flies.  In the house I could not hear it; but with the patio window with me sitting on the other side of the screen.  I could hear that noise clear as a bell.   

Hmmm... a small ectric fan; that would be a nice thing to have.  All I need now is a small solar power station and quality converter.  Mostly as a learning tool versus anything else.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #955 on: June 29, 2018, 05:08:27 AM »
Pulled out some stew for supper.
Rotation rotation rotation.......

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #956 on: June 29, 2018, 05:46:15 AM »
Pulled out some stew for supper.
Rotation rotation rotation.......

Yeah, asparagus soup here last night.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #957 on: June 30, 2018, 07:54:29 AM »
Yeah, asparagus soup here last night.


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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #958 on: June 30, 2018, 10:14:29 AM »
I ground up stored wheat berries to make pizza.  I have found out, some time ago now, that you cannot stack buckets with gamma lids 3 high, at least not with heavy food like this, as the lids break. So, I have been eating down to reduce the height of my pantry staple stacks.  Wheat berries and oats will now be only 2 buckets high, and I will keep less storage of those in the pantry.  This last pizza night emptied a red wheat berry bucket, and I now could finally pour in the wheat from the bottom bucket with the broken lid, it has taken a long time to finish that top bucket off !  I still have soft wheat berries and oats with 3 in the stack, oat bucket is reducing, but the soft wheat berries haven't been used as much as they should, we have been using store bought white flour.....

I guess a better, and cheaper, plan for others to think about would be if you want your stacks 3 buckets high; have the bottom 2 buckets with regular hammer on lids, only have a gamma lid on the top bucket, and use a lid wrench to open the next bucket and pour into the gamma lidded bucket when you rotate ! This still leaves the easy open, color coded lids on top for every day use.

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Re: I used my preps today...
« Reply #959 on: June 30, 2018, 10:37:00 AM »
  Dog and I had a half dozen freeze dried pork chops today...not bad after a simmer to recover fluids.