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Weekly Preppers Thread
3/9/12

Posted on 03/09/2012 8:34:23 AM PST by Kartographer

Weekly Preppers Thread.


TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: beprepared; getreadyhereitcomes; preparedness; preparenow; prepperping; preppers; selfreliance; shtf; survivalping; weeklyprepperthread
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To: LadyBuck

http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/powderedwholeeggscan.aspx


51 posted on 03/10/2012 5:46:21 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Donna

Sounds like you have done your homework on the dry/instant milk.

Where did you decide to buy yours?

Also, In your experience, does the process of canning meat make a tougher cut more tender?

Thanks


52 posted on 03/10/2012 7:45:30 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Kartographer
Stove Fuel Homemade Briquettes

On Doomsday Preppers this week one technique caught my eye.

In case you didn't watch it, a guy was making stove fuel from shredded newspapers mixed with leaves.

He mixed them up in water into a thick slurry and let them age a few days.
Then he put the mixture in a homemade form and squeezed most of the water out.
When removed from the form the end product looks something like a fat donut.
Then he sets the briquettes out to air dry before storing them for use.

The form looked like it was made from a 1" PVC pipe inside a 4" to 6" PVC pipe.

If you are interested try to catch the re-run of the episode that ran this week.

Here is a link to a PDF showing a similar technique.

How To Make Fuel Briquettes

http://tinyurl.com/8ynyse7


53 posted on 03/10/2012 8:18:31 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Iron Munro

My sister bought it.. I think she bought a case at be beprepared.com
She also bought eggs. I thought both were reasonable based on the decade of shelf life.


54 posted on 03/10/2012 1:00:15 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Iron Munro

Funny. I just found this on amazon for 39.00. It’s a 4 brick maker. It’s next on my list. Look for two pot refrigeration. Two clay pots with sand. Amazing. I think it’s also called zero pot. Youtube has video.


55 posted on 03/10/2012 1:03:21 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: LadyBuck
Storing Eggs in the Old Days

If you have no objection to Youtube.

56 posted on 03/10/2012 1:23:46 PM PST by Stentor ("All cults of personality start out as high drama and end up as low comedy.")
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To: Donnafrflorida
My sister bought it.. I think she bought a case at be beprepared.com

Thanks for the info.

I ate a lot of dried eggs in the service.
Once you learn how to make them they are okay.
The amount of water and the cook time make a lot of difference.

They will taste even better when we are hungry and the supermarket shelves are empty!


57 posted on 03/10/2012 5:18:37 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Look for two pot refrigeration. Two clay pots with sand. Amazing. I think it’s also called zero pot. Youtube has video.

I found the Zero Pot video. I think I'll make one.

When camping we used to keep food in a wet canvas bag to keep it cool - worked on the same principle.

If you see one of these canvas water bags at a yard sale or flea market buy it.
They actually work pretty good to cool down your drinking water.
They were very common before the age of air conditioning.


58 posted on 03/10/2012 5:42:42 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Donnafrflorida; blam
Blam posted a YouTube link last week. Maybe he can re-post it??

So cool (pun intended). We bought everything to make a 10" tester fridge at Home Depot, cost under $10.

If the SdoesHTF, I would use this fridge to save any cooked leftovers or fresh/mixed dairy products (maybe store a dozen fresh eggs).

***Food poisoning is not something to mess around with if you plan on defending your people, property or supplies.

"...Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria (such as Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella Enteritidis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Campylobacter) to grow to dangerous levels that can cause illness. Bacteria grow most rapidly in the range of temperatures between **** 40 °F and 140 °F****, doubling in number in as little as 20 minutes. This range of temperatures is often called the "Danger Zone..." Hijacked from USDA.gov

59 posted on 03/10/2012 8:03:55 PM PST by califamily4W
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To: califamily4W; Donnafrflorida
"Blam posted a YouTube link last week. Maybe he can re-post it??"

Clay Pot Refrigerator

Also...Fresh raw eggs can be coated with a thin coat of mineral oil and stored at room temperature for nine months...maybe twelve if cooler.

60 posted on 03/10/2012 9:13:21 PM PST by blam
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To: LadyBuck

>> How do you keep eggs from spoiling in long term storage? <<

Coat them in mineral oil. It prevents oxygen from penetrating the shell. From what I understand, eggs stored this way will keep for about a year.


61 posted on 03/15/2012 10:02:13 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: appalachian_dweller

thanks for the tip!


62 posted on 03/15/2012 10:51:06 AM PDT by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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