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Re: Confessions: Dumb prepping stuff you bought or did
« Reply #120 on: June 11, 2019, 08:55:01 AM »
Survivalism, the practice of preparing for a crackup of civilization, tends to evoke a certain picture: the woodsman in the tinfoil hat, the hysteric with the hoard of beans, the religious doomsayer.

And the forum spammer from India with 4 accounts.  What would prepping be without spam?

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The New Yorker, 1/22/17: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

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Re: Confessions: Dumb prepping stuff you bought or did
« Reply #121 on: June 11, 2019, 09:24:14 AM »
And the forum spammer from India with 4 accounts.  What would prepping be without spam?

Quote stolen from here, if anyone's interested:
The New Yorker, 1/22/17: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

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Lol. Bill is whacking moles again!!! Lol  ;D


Speaking of spam.....Dollar Tree has spam can size luncheon loaf for a buck, and it's not bad.....not bad.  ;D
I usually pick up a couple for the storeroom when I'm in there.

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Re: Confessions: Dumb prepping stuff you bought or did
« Reply #122 on: June 13, 2019, 02:14:52 PM »
It doesn't say anything about having wars with nail guns. When I worked at a box company summer while in high school we would hold back the thing on the tip with one hand and fire it with the other hand. The nails would go a pretty good way and hurt too if you got hit.
                    On the back of my car sun reflector it says not to use while driving...............seriously?

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Re: Confessions: Dumb prepping stuff you bought or did
« Reply #123 on: June 13, 2019, 08:53:24 PM »
                    On the back of my car sun reflector it says not to use while driving...............seriously?

There have been a couple of times when I backed out of a parking spot, shifted into Drive, and found my vision strangely obscured...

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Re: Confessions: Dumb prepping stuff you bought or did
« Reply #124 on: July 21, 2019, 03:46:09 PM »
Lets see..........canning up 24 pints of *green salsa* cause the wife says she likes it.

3 years later, there's 23 pints in the storeroom, and one pint in the frig half used.  ::)

And, for some stupid reason, we steamed and canned a load of tomato's.
Yes, canned the juice only. It's still sitting here.  ::)

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Re: Confessions: Dumb prepping stuff you bought or did
« Reply #125 on: July 21, 2019, 04:47:05 PM »
Heh, that reminds me of the canned meat in the cupboard...

Yoder's Hamburger

Description:  28 oz can of cooked ground beef.  Based on the nutrition label, it appears they start with raw 85/15 hamburger, seal it in the can, and bake it (probably under pressure so the cans don't blow up).  The result, when opened, is a big chunk of crumbly finely-ground hamburger meat, about 5 fl oz of thick broth, and about 2 tablespoons of fat (which is on top, and can be spooned out and discarded unless you need the extra calories). ...

My opinion:  quite satisfactory for incorporating into recipes that call for ground beef. ...

...as a long-term storage food, I'll have no problem using a can every now and then.

Yeah.  We used a can every now and then, until we developed such an aversion to the horrific flavor that we never wanted to experience it again.  There's just something weird about it.  Remember in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy where the food machine produces "a liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea"?  This is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike hamburger.  Use it to make tacos and it will overwhelm the strongest taco seasoning flavor.  If you're old enough that you grew up eating canned spaghetti sauce with meat, you can use the Yoder's meat and a jar of meatless sauce to re-create a memory from your youth.  I really don't know why we're saving our 6 remaining decade-old cans, unless maybe to use them as ammunition in a catapult.

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Re: Confessions: Dumb prepping stuff you bought or did
« Reply #126 on: July 21, 2019, 05:01:36 PM »
  I really don't know why we're saving our 6 remaining decade-old cans, unless maybe to use them as ammunition in a catapult.



 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

But maybe you should stock more. If you use 3 cans for practice, then a battle shows up, those 3 remaining cans will go quick.  ;D