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Carrots, Eggs, Or Coffee?
Backwoods Survival Blog ^ | 2/25/13

Posted on 02/26/2013 12:28:55 PM PST by Kartographer

A young woman went to her Grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling.

Her Grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans.

She let them sit and boil without saying a word. In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.

Turning to her Granddaughter, she asked, "Tell me, what do you see?"

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: preparedness; preppers
Which will you be?
1 posted on 02/26/2013 12:29:04 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 02/26/2013 12:30:18 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Which will you be?

Sheesh. I'll be the one doing the cooking from now on.
5 posted on 02/26/2013 12:35:28 PM PST by golux
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To: Kartographer
Can't stand coffee black, boiled eggs give me gas and carrots are definitely improved by boiling so I'd be one of the containers that takes all the heat and still holds everything together.
6 posted on 02/26/2013 12:42:43 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Kartographer

I know my X is the Boiling water!!!


7 posted on 02/26/2013 12:44:32 PM PST by corbe (mystified)
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To: Kartographer

“Which will you be?”

I’ve been a problem solver all my life. I always think I can fix a problem - I just have to find the answer and I don’t quit until I solve it. I also drink 4 cups of coffee every morning, then I can solve any problem. What are carrots and eggs? Never heard of them - is that food you eat AFTER coffee? Put me down as a coffee.


8 posted on 02/26/2013 1:03:40 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Kartographer

Carrot and egg with my coffee please....

Now, what else can we do with all that boiling water?


9 posted on 02/26/2013 1:19:20 PM PST by petro45acp (No good endeavour survives an excess of adult supervision)
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To: Kartographer

So an egg, a carrot and a coffee bean walk into a bar...


10 posted on 02/26/2013 1:21:00 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Marcella

I’m a coffee too!!


11 posted on 02/26/2013 1:23:17 PM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Kartographer
Which will you be?

I yam what I yam, an' dass all I yam,
I yam Popeye the Sailor Man ---
I yam strong to tha finish
'Cuz I eats me spinach ---
I yam Popeye the sailor Man!

12 posted on 02/26/2013 1:23:17 PM PST by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: Kartographer

But now the coffee bean has been used up. The next brew will be weak. Nice try, though. :)


13 posted on 02/26/2013 1:24:44 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Kartographer

Espresso.


14 posted on 02/26/2013 1:30:28 PM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: Kartographer

Now suppose these pots were only half full of boiling water. Would the carrots, egg, or coffee bean view their situation as being in a pot half full of boiling water or in a pot half empty of boiling water?


15 posted on 02/26/2013 1:32:06 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: paint_your_wagon

I really really hate these dumb-ass tales and the people who send them to me.


16 posted on 02/26/2013 1:39:24 PM PST by satan (sic semper tyrannis)
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To: count-your-change

You had the best and the only substanail post of the thread.

Most of the other replies I can onlt assume that someone Pi.... oops! urinanted in a bucnh of Freepers coffee this morning.


17 posted on 02/26/2013 1:58:26 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
You had the best and the only substanail post of the thread.

That's only because I hadn't gotten pinged yet...

Each one of us - and that includes you, Kart old friend - has reacted to adversity in each way at one point in their lives. Each of us has been turned into mush, or hardened themselves, or worked a wonder to take advantage of the situation we're in.

The trick is, have we learned what the boiling water did to us in each scene? And will we recognize the boil when it arrives?

18 posted on 02/26/2013 2:46:54 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Kartographer

Cheers!


19 posted on 02/26/2013 3:17:30 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Kartographer
What do I see?

A pretty decent breakfast!

20 posted on 02/26/2013 4:15:20 PM PST by Gritty (The 2nd Amendment protects the right to shoot tyrants effectively, not deer-Judge A. Napolitano)
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To: Kartographer

I imagine we all “think” we know how we will react with a situation such as economic collapse. Perhaps some even have a background of prior struggles in which to make an informed opinion.

But I don’t think we really know until faced with the situation. The economic collapse I think is approaching, coupled with societal collapse because we (and in this case, I mean ‘they’ of course) have become a society of entitlement babies aren’t able to think or do for ourselves, will be unlike anything any of us have faced.

So although I can guess, prep, practice, and plan - I really don’t know. All I know for sure is I will have faith that He is in charge. And I hope I react as He instructs.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 4:24:44 PM PST by yorkiemom
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To: Kartographer
Which will you be?

I am a leaf on the wind!
Watch how I soar.

And no, this is not a Serenity reference, rather it refers to it's use by Japanese Kamikaze pilots whence it originated.

22 posted on 02/26/2013 4:33:01 PM PST by atomic_dog
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To: Kartographer
What am I in boiling water? Not eggs, carrots or coffee beans.

These days, I just another frog who thinks the water's too hot.

23 posted on 02/27/2013 7:16:45 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Marie Antoinette
Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water - the very circumstance that brings the adversity, the pain, the hardship – into something quite wonderful. When the water gets hot, it releases it's fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better, and change the situation around you for the better.

I agree with you. The coffee isn't what I'd want to be. The coffee turns nice clear healthy water into poo color. Sure, it smells nice at first but after a day or so of sitting around it molds and needs to be thrown out. It also becomes a crutch where you can't function without it like government gimmies. The coffee is too much like hussein with all his glorious promises and changes but it's all rotting lies that needs to be flushed. The carrot helps you see through the dark times and the egg can change to fit the situation but the more you mess with it the stronger it gets. Both are better than the coffee.

24 posted on 02/27/2013 7:40:00 AM PST by bgill
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