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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24540 on: September 13, 2017, 12:00:23 PM »
It's almost a Gin Rickey.
What bitters do you use?

While I enjoy many brands I prefer this drink with Peychaud's. Gives it a nice pink color that my sister in law describes as effeminate.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24541 on: September 13, 2017, 12:18:16 PM »
While I enjoy many brands I prefer this drink with Peychaud's. Gives it a nice pink color that my sister in law describes as effeminate.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24542 on: September 13, 2017, 12:31:42 PM »
I wish I looked that good!
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24543 on: September 16, 2017, 06:44:58 AM »
Boring but important. Yesterday I replaced the exterior bathroom vent (we had a hail event in June that led to a new roof among other things). My wife got itchy and replaced the thermostat. Boring stuff but it's done now and not a worry when we need it to work this winter.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24544 on: September 16, 2017, 06:51:10 AM »
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24545 on: September 16, 2017, 07:59:31 AM »
Yesterday, brush/tree limb/tree removal and firewood gathering/splitting/stacking for the up and coming winter. Finally got most of the shop firewood put up, am now starting on next years wood for the house.

More of the same today. Garden is about done. Been feeding the corn, tomatoes, turnip and beet tops to the piggies. Waste not, want not.  ;D
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24546 on: September 16, 2017, 09:25:32 AM »
 :stop:  I keep telling ya those turnip and beet tops is some fine eating. Let the piggies get their own.  :rofl:
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24547 on: September 16, 2017, 09:32:44 PM »
:stop:  I keep telling ya those turnip and beet tops is some fine eating. Let the piggies get their own.  :rofl:


Oooooohu...caught again.  :facepalm:
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24548 on: September 17, 2017, 04:36:20 AM »
Pigs need love too and how better than a good meal.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24549 on: September 17, 2017, 08:35:32 AM »
Pigs need love too and how better than a good meal.

 :rofl:


Boys were to do the roof tearoff and refelting today for our new metal roof next weekend. But it started raining last night. So.....but we were needing the moisture.
It's still raining so probably no firewood cutting unless it quits.

And I found a batch of chiggers yesterday and like a dummy, didn't spray before I started cutting out some brush around some trees I was taking out. Almost out of AfterBite, so I'm using hydrocortisone to keep the itching down.
I do not want to drive 25 miles to town just for some tubes of AfterBite. I keep telling myself that.... :excited: :stop: :rofl:
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24550 on: September 17, 2017, 09:10:20 AM »
  I have had success with LISTERINE mouth wash or the old HEARTZ bar of red looking soap for critters as relief from chiggers and other bites.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24551 on: September 17, 2017, 10:09:32 AM »
Listerine. I'll ck on that.  8) Hydroco is working fairly well. Numerous applications, like 10#'s of face makeup  :rofl: finally getting some relief.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24552 on: September 17, 2017, 10:38:04 AM »
Apple cider vinegar can reduce the inlfammation from bug bites by neutralizing them. And every prepper should have a couple quarts of that stuff lying around.

I am in the midst of replacing another outdoor vent that I found had a crack. Its valve was also stuck open.  :o Maybe the basement will be a little warmer this winter.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24553 on: September 17, 2017, 10:47:31 AM »
Apple cider vinegar can reduce the inflammation from bug bites by neutralizing them. And every prepper should have a couple quarts of that stuff lying around.



 8) Thanks. We keep 4-5 gallon at all times.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24554 on: September 17, 2017, 10:51:25 AM »
8) Thanks. We keep 4-5 gallon at all times.

A gentleman and a scholar. 4 gallons? Somebody likes the switchel.  :beer:
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« Reply #24555 on: September 17, 2017, 10:57:02 AM »
Lol. Keep it mainly for cookin and canning. Amish store about an hour away has it (5%) for less than 5.00 so we stock up when we are over there.
It's 5.00 for a quart in our local grocery store.
Gallon of regular 5% vinegar is less than 2.00
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24556 on: September 17, 2017, 05:10:48 PM »
Chiggers got you because of the beet tops. $1.99 or less/gallon for white vinegar is good. $5 quart for cider vinegar, jeez. We keep red and white wine vinegars, Balsamic, rice wine, white, cider, malt and a 4% palm vinegar on hand most times.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24557 on: September 17, 2017, 06:13:02 PM »
Chiggers got you because of the beet tops. $1.99 or less/gallon for white vinegar is good. $5 quart for cider vinegar, jeez. We keep red and white wine vinegars, Balsamic, rice wine, white, cider, malt and a 4% palm vinegar on hand most times.

Oops. Less than 5 for a gallon at the Amish store.  :facepalm:

Yea the chiggers got me..... :o

David. The AC is working well on the chiggers.
Carl, no listerine here to try it out
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24558 on: September 17, 2017, 08:37:37 PM »
Oops. Less than 5 for a gallon at the Amish store.  :facepalm:

Yea the chiggers got me..... :o

David. The AC is working well on the chiggers.
Carl, no listerine here to try it out

It works for some, glad to hear you are one. Near saved my ass in Puerto Rico last March.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24559 on: September 18, 2017, 04:37:28 AM »
Over the weekend canned:

7 pints zucchini pineapple
4 pints dilly beans
3 qts zucchini & tomato (no longer an approved combo according to NCHFP)
8 pints zucchini pickles
1 pint pickled onions

I've been working on making nasturtium bud capers too

Made homemade ricotta cheese on Friday.

Hubs, son & buddies went up to the land and did some rifle practice.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24560 on: September 18, 2017, 05:38:54 PM »
Did 6 pints of tomatillo salsa today. Before cooking wife said it was good and that I nailed the heat level. After cooking and before processing it was nice and the heat didn't hang around long, vinegary but that is to be expected at that temperature I think.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24561 on: September 20, 2017, 05:23:36 PM »
Bought a high output single burner stove. For when I get back to brewing, when I finally get good at catching crayfish at the lake, and for when the power's off.

https://www.campchef.com/camp-stoves/outdoor-cookers/stainless-high-output-single-burner-cooker.html
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24562 on: September 20, 2017, 05:30:46 PM »
Makes a good steam generator for bending wood too.

Here is a video from "Tips from a Shipwright" on steaming wood without a steambox.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50uXPPt8-VI
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24563 on: September 20, 2017, 05:35:55 PM »
Makes a good steam generator for bending wood too.

Here is a video from "Tips from a Shipwright" on steaming wood without a steambox.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50uXPPt8-VI

I love that guy. I aspire to be nearly that talented and yet know I won't.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24564 on: September 20, 2017, 05:38:18 PM »
Bought a high output single burner stove. For when I get back to brewing, when I finally get good at catching crayfish at the lake, and for when the power's off.

https://www.campchef.com/camp-stoves/outdoor-cookers/stainless-high-output-single-burner-cooker.html

I have a knock-off brand that's similar in construction, but not stainless :(

Mine has some grippy paint finish and gets absolutely filthy from boil-overs.  It does 30,000 BTU and has served it's purpose.
if/when it dies I'd like a stainless finish, as I think it'd fight off corrosion better.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24565 on: September 20, 2017, 06:39:22 PM »
Bought more food supplies for the storeroom.
Canned tamales
Soap
Fruit
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24566 on: September 21, 2017, 10:16:09 AM »
I have a knock-off brand that's similar in construction, but not stainless :(

Mine has some grippy paint finish and gets absolutely filthy from boil-overs.  It does 30,000 BTU and has served it's purpose.
if/when it dies I'd like a stainless finish, as I think it'd fight off corrosion better.

Interesting. I would like to get a similar burner. I have the pot that I made at work. But I lack the burner.

As I compared burners on the site he linked, I questioned whether the stainless was necessary or not. Especially for almost twice the price!

But do I really care if the finish isn't nice. It's just a burner. As long as it doesn't rust completely through. I mean, I could buy two for the same price as the stainless one.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24567 on: September 21, 2017, 10:21:08 AM »
  Added a number of #10 cans of long term foods to the stock at the BOL.
Ordered a case of 9MM from Midway on special discount and FREE shipping that is offered today only.
9MM for under $10 a box is good enough for me to buy.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24568 on: September 21, 2017, 10:27:22 AM »
  Added a number of #10 cans of long term foods to the stock at the BOL.
Ordered a case of 9MM from Midway on special discount and FREE shipping that is offered today only.
9MM for under $10 a box is good enough for me to buy.

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« Reply #24569 on: September 21, 2017, 12:39:20 PM »
Here is a link to the FREE SHIPPING ammo that is today only, Note I gain nothing from this but for helping others :

Note that this is a TODAY ONLY special with FREE SHIPPING for over $25 total sale and a sale price also. I think anyone can get on the email list from the HELP ME tab near the top,though I am not sure as I have used them happily for many years.The sale is for MAGTECH AMMO ,I have used it before also and the 9MM is NATO spec.

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Stop complaining about life and start Celebrating it .

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