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I remember my dad doing something with a potato when i was a kid. Lit up a light bulb with it.
We are under a winter storm warning. It has been raining all day and the temps have fallen fast. Prepared as well as can be. Plenty of food. Extra kerosene in case power goes out and have to pull out the kerosene heater. The local weatherman said to be prepared for power outages because of all of the ice that we will get on top of the ,maybe, 6 to 8 inches of snow!
Hope everyone is safe and prepared!
Book Description Publication Date: October 17, 2013 Are you looking to learn how to safely preserve vegetables by drying them? Food Drying vol. 2: How to Dry Vegetables covers exactly that, giving detailed information on how to prepare and dry more than 30 different vegetables. From artichoke hearts to zucchini, this handy guide has you covered. The following topics are covered in this vegetable drying guide: Why learning to dry vegetables is important, even in this day and age. The vegetable drying process: What happens to vegetables as they dry. How to pretreat vegetables by blanching them to prevent enzymatic browning. Drying trays. How to dry vegetables using the sun, your oven or an electric dehydrator. Conditioning and pasteurizing dried vegetables after drying is complete. How to safely store dried vegetables. The following vegetables are covered in-depth: Artichokes. Arugula. Asparagus. Beets. Bell peppers. Bok choy. Broccoli. Brussels sprouts. Cabbage. Carrots. Cauliflower. Celery. Chili peppers. Collard greens. Corn. Cucumbers. Eggplant. Garlic. Green beans. Lettuce. Kale. Mushrooms. Okra. Onions. Peas. Potatoes. Tomatoes. Zucchini. and more . . . Detailed drying information is provided for each vegetable type, including the following information: A brief description of the vegetable and its health benefits. How to select the best vegetables of that type for drying. How to prepare the vegetable for drying. How to blanch the vegetable, if necessary. The drying temperature range that works best. Approximate drying times for the oven, the dehydrator and sun-drying. How to tell when the vegetable is dry. Conditioning, pasteurizing and storing the dried vegetable. How to rehydrate the dried vegetable before use, if applicable. In addition to detailed instructions on preparing and drying vegetables, there are 20+ bonus recipes included. The following recipes are included in this helpful guide: Beet chips. Bell pepper paprika. Bok choy crisps. Dehydrated Sauerkraut Crisps. Dried carrot chips. Cauliflower crunch. Celery salt. Collard green crisps. Popcorn on the cob. Dried cucumber chips. Cucumber powder. Eggplant jerky. Cajun spiced green beans. Spicy kale chips. Kale powder. Dried pumpkin powder. Spinach chips. Spinach powder. Chard chips. Sun-dried tomatoes. Zucchini chips. Buy this book today and learn to preserve your harvest by drying vegetables.
You can improve the heating performance of your wood stove by doing these simple things :
1. Keep the oven damper closed. The stove's surface will heat up and radiate the heat out into the room.
2. Place a large screen of crinkled up aluminum foil behind the stove to reflect the heat out in all directions.
3. Place a long shallow metal container that is filled with sand under the stove. This will absorb heat and add extra warmth into the room.
4. A small fan installed behind the stove will cause awesome circulation of heat. I have also seen fans that sit on top of a wood stove.
5. Leave the stove door open to send out more heat.
These easy tips should help you keep warm!!
Garden all year round. Month by month guide to large and small vegetable gardening to enjoy your garden year-round. Includes a valuable free Resource guide.
I have never went shopping on black Friday. I usually am the one on Christmas Eve flying around looking for some kind of gift. I really am not surprised that sales on black Friday were down. Everyone I know and others that I have talked to just out have said they just don't have money this year to even get any Christmas, let alone go out and fight over tvs and games on black Friday. I know we are not going to be spending this year. We are having family at our house for Christmas - that is what is important!
Anyone who did fight over a tv or something else on black Friday, I'm not judging you, but is that really what is important in your life?
By Mike Kuykendall
If you want to know the best way to prepare for the economic collapse that is coming our way, then you need look no further than your pantry. History shows that when there is a currency crisis or a total economic collapse, then the price of food skyrockets.
While we are likely to experience food shortages and food riots with the economic collapse, by no means does that mean that the food in our country will suddenly disappear. There will still be plenty of food for everyone, but it will be scarce due to panic buying, hyperinflation and supply chain issues.
The fact is that the grocery stores rely on daily deliveries to keep the shelves stocked, and if there is a panic, the shelves can empty out in a matter of hours. The distribution centers can then resupply the stores, but every major city has only a three-day supply of food.
When inflation skyrockets and banks close and suppliers begin to worry about getting paid for their shipments if stores go bankrupt, then they slow down or stop their deliveries until things calm down. Unfortunately, that means fewer deliveries to stores just as panic buying has emptied them out.
The crisis actually feeds on itself and makes the food shortages a self-fulfilling prophecy. As soon as the stores are at the point where they are waiting for the trucks to make deliveries so they have something to sell, the sale prices stop and the regular prices climb.
These "food shortages" are eerily like the famines in Third World countries that have people starving while food from relief agencies is rotting on the docks after being unloaded from the ships. The corrupt governments won't allow the food to be distributed in certain areas, as that is where the "rebels" are in their civil wars, so starvation ensues.
Not that we will have a civil war here in the United States, but the principle is the same. Plenty of food, but just not being distributed. Only here, the problem will be one of economics instead of civil war.
So if we understand what is coming and how it will all shake out, what do we do to prepare for an economic collapse and food shortages?
The first thing is to approach your food storage plan with a sense of urgency. Each and every week when you do your grocery shopping, double up on all personal items and non-perishable goods. Do the same with frozen foods until your freezer can hold no more.
If you do this each and every week, then 8 weeks from now, you will have an extra two months' of food stored up. The advantage is that you will have done it slowly, and not gotten overwhelmed with it all at once and given up. You will have steadily built an insurance policy that will cost you absolutely nothing, as you will eventually eat all the food you purchased.
After you have, at a minimum, a two month supply of food, then you can turn your attention to stockpiling staples like wheat, oats, rice, beans and other long-term food storage items. These can be incorporated into your weekly menu one day each week so that you become familiar with how to cook from scratch using these food storage items.
Long-term food storage items like these are very inexpensive, can be obtained in #10 cans that are packed to have a 20 year shelf life, and are easily stockpiled to extend your "food insurance" to 12 months or more.
By the way, do you want to learn how to get started with an easy Food Storage plan? If so, download my free MP3 HERE.
And to learn what 5 things you should always have in your car to be prepared for any emergency, you can go HERE.
Mike Kuykendall, Prepping Consultant
Well, fair wood stoves have never been gone, actually. It's just that for many years their sales have seen a decline mainly due to emergence of gas or electric fireplaces. In recent years, however, their popularity has returned, gaining more followers than before, making wood stoves hot properties, literally and figuratively speaking.
The return of wood stove popularity credited to escalating fuel bills. In the face of soaring gas prices and with economies all time low, people blamed for looking for ways to save a few extra dollars. And they found this in wood stoves whose main attraction is undeniably its financial benefit. It is now an acceptable low-cost home heating alternative to fireplaces. Aside from being energy-efficient it is also environmental-friendly. It doesn't hurt that it adds a charming look to your home interiors especially when placed with practical wood stove accessories. Speaking of accessories, here are 8 great ways to accessorize your wood stoves. Don't be fooled with the term,though. Despite being labeled as mere decorations, like fireplace accessories, they do more than just accentuate your interiors. Read on and find out.
1. Ash Bucket- Probably the most practical and important stove accessory that you buy. It is very convenient when starting a fire, especially when you don't have much time to start fire from scratch. An ash bucket is where you put live embers or coal and keep them smoldering.
2. Fire Starter- To prevent backlash which can severely injure you, avoid making use of kerosene or gasoline to start your fire. It is safer to use commercial fire starter.
3. Stove Gloves- Stove gloves are not your ordinary gloves. They are specially treated to withstand harsh condition particularly extreme heat. When buying a pair, a welder's set of gloves offers the most protection. Make sure that you get a pair that is long enough to protect not just your hands but also your arms. You need them when you have to place a new log inside your stove or if you need to grab a burning log and shift it around. Using your bare hands is not only extremely dangerous but is also known to potentially damage cells in your hands. It is wise to protect the part of your body that is unfavorable condition by wearing a proper gear like in this case, a pair of stove gloves.
4. Cast iron cookware- One of the great features of a wood stove is that it provides you with a space to prepare and cook your food. It makes perfect sense if you get cooking cook wares made of cast iron since those meant for gas or electric stoves are far too flimsy. Nowadays you can get these set of cook wares in different shapes and sizes.
5. Log carriers and carts- These accessories make it more convenient for you to bring in fuel from the pile outside. If you just need a few, you can make use of a log carrier instead of staking them in your arms. Popular choices are those made of wicker. If you want a wicker basket or carrier, choose one that is the sturdiest and strongest. On the other hand, if you need to stock up a lot of fuel to last you through the long winter, a wood carrier comes in handy. It is sturdy enough to carry more woods than a log basket is capable of carrying.
6. Log Holders and Rack- Once the pile of woods is inside, you need something to keep them off the ground or floor. This ensures that your woods stay dry and free from insects. A log holder or a rack is responsible for this task and at the same time provides a pleasing vision to your interior. If you get one, consider the space need for positioning, though.
7. Stove Thermometer- You can't afford to forget a stove thermometer. It helps you keep track of the temperature of your stove and at the very least keeps you safe in your own home. Monitoring the heat produced by your stove makes it possible for you to refrain from producing heat that is way more than you actually need. This enables you to conserve on fuel. Aside from your wall, thermometers can now be conveniently attached to your stove-pipe or your stove.
8. Tools- To guarantee that your wood stove is in perfect working condition, you need to get tools to help you keep your stove nice and clean. Basic tool set includes an ash shovel, a brush, a poker and a rake although stove tools are not limited to these four only. Aside from the few things you can do to make sure that your stove is clean and safe, it is also important to have it thoroughly inspected by a certified sweep at least once a year. Admittedly, investing in wood stoves doesn't come cheap. But with the proper care along with a few handy wood stove accessories, it will be a proven worthwhile investment which can last you a lifetime. Click here for Wood Stove Accessories and Stove Pipe.
1 bag of thawed hashbrowns
4 eggs that are lightly beaten
1 cup pancake mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Heat up your large skillet that has been lightly coated with vegetable oil. While that is warming up, combine everything in a large mixing bowl. Drop the mix by large spoonfuls into the skillet. Cook them until they are browned, flipping them once. Serve them hot.
Little Man loves doing this! Gets it out and does it all by him self. Not only doing addition, but doing subtraction and some times tables, too. I only wish that I would've bought more of these flies when Dollar Tree had them. Christmas time now. Going to check it out today and see what things they might have for using with math.
Here is a good recipe to use some of it up with.
Leftover Turkey Casserole
2 and a half cup of prepared mashed potatoes - we have some of them left over!
2 cups of your cooked turkey - shredded up
1 jar of turkey gravy
1 cup of prepared stuffing. Left over also.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the mashed potatoes in a casserole dish that you had sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
In a large skillet combine the gravy and turkey and cook it to a simmer and then add the stuffing. Mix it together well.
Spoon the turkey mixture over the mashed potatoes and then bake for about 30 minutes.
The complete collection of the Stumptown Survival series!
This boxed set includes all four volumes. Follow the Stumptown Survivors through their journey, including:
Volume One: Maryhill
Fourteen survivors in a post-apocalyptic world are all that remain of the group who left Portland, OR almost two months ago. They have seen unspeakable horrors, been through tragedies and triumphs, and are simply trying to stay alive for one more day.
Now, they have finally reached their destination, the Maryhill Museum of Art, only to find a horde of zombies blocking their progress. Weary and disheartened, the survivors have to regroup and determine their next move.
They have no idea what obstacles they will face trying to get inside the museum, or what they will find if they do succeed.
Will Maryhill be the fortress of protection they so desperately need? Or will it become something else entirely...
Volume Two: O.M.S.I.
Roughly three months before the apocalyptic events that took place at the Maryhill Museum of Art, the world was just beginning to fall into chaos. The outbreak had not yet spread across the country and many were still blissfully unaware of the horrors that were coming for them.
On the eve of the outbreak, in Portland, OR, Dylan and Karen were out on a Halloween date, clad in costumes and getting to know each other. While trying to escape the unwanted attention his military service attracts, Dylan met the cool and collected Paige. As the evening drags on, Dylan attempts to take his new date home, but the apocalypse is one step ahead of him.
By morning, Dylan and a group of survivors will be forced to begin a trek to safety, only to find many others already have the same idea. They will see unspeakable horrors, go through tragedies and triumphs, and must simply try to stay alive for one more day.
Will they make it to safety in time??
Volume Three: Hood River
They have seen unspeakable horrors, been through tragedies and triumphs, and are simply trying to stay alive for one more day.
Now, the survivors have taken to the road, trying to find a better place to live in the new post-apocalyptic world, but are they prepared for what they may find?
At a brewery in the small town of Hood River, they find temporary reprieve and a new group of survivors. But can these new people be trusted?
Many of the survivors are on edge, suspicious of the aloof, cross-bow wielding Mason, and unwilling to follow orders from Dylan. Soon, a few simple mistakes means the entire group faces immediate life or death consequences.
Can they escape from Hood River? And will the group ever be the same if they can?
Volume Four: Columbus Road
The final, chilling story of the series finds the small group of survivors making themselves comfortable in a less than ideal setting. Despite the problems, and the zombies waiting just outside its doors, this is the safest place the survivors have been in a long time.
But their peace and safety is short-lived. Now divided into small groups, they are forced to make difficult decisions in the hopes that the others will survive to see the next sun rise.
Will they make it to safety? Find out in this thrilling conclusion!
These are the Stumptown Survivors. This is their story.
The complete collection of the Stumptown Survival series!
This boxed set includes every Stumptown Survival story! Follow their thrilling journey from beginning to end. Get started today!
Prepared For Survival Store!! Check out my Prepared For Survival online store. Great Christmas gift ideas in it. It has books , tools, solar powered items, and more. Anything that someone preparing for survival would need. Perfect items for the prepper or for someone that is wanting to become a prpper. Get your family started with one of these items.
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Kindle You can get some great preparedness books for it and survivalist fiction.You can get a Suntactics sCharger-5 High Performance Solar Charger, Quickly Charges iPhone, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, Android Phones, Samsung, Nokia, eReaders, BlueTooth Speakers, and Many Other USB Devices Directly From Sunlight. Extremely Durable and Reliable. to be able to charge it in an off the grid experience.
Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter
3-Day Lite Emergency KitI am getting one of these for my son to keep in the trunk of his car. I got him a Jump-N-Carry JNC300XL 900 Peak Amp Ultraportable 12V Jump Starter with Light for his birthday and he has already used it a few times to help friends.
Mr. Heater F215100 MH4B Little Buddy 3800-BTU Indoor-Safe Propane Heater
Complete Pillar Candle Making Kit: Learn how fast, easy & fun it is to make your own pillar candles. Perfect for beginners!This is a great idea for a teen or just for someone that you know would love to be able to make their own candles.
Mountain House Best Sellers KitThis is a great idea for getting someone you know started into food storage.
Emergency Survival Food Supply 275 Meal PackGreat idea also to get someone started in food storage.
Global Sun Oven® - World's Best Solar Oven
RoadPro RPSL-350 12V 1.5 Quart Slow Cooker
Advanced Elements 5 Gallon Summer Shower / Solar Shower
Kaito Electronics, Inc. Portable Dynamo & Solar-Powered Radio and Cell Phone Charger
Solar 11-in-1 Battery Charger
Glo Brite L201 Galaxy Clear Glass Kerosene/Oil Lamp
FoodSaver V2222 Vacuum Food Sealer PLUS Starter Kit
Nesco/American Harvest FD-80 Square-Shaped Dehydrator
Motorola MR355R 35-Mile Range 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair)
Gerber 31-000701 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit
Whistle Creek Survival Kit in a Sardine Can
There are some great survivalist type movies that you can get someone for a present also. The Walking Dead: Season One, The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season, The Colony: Seasons 1 & 2
, and The Road are just a couple that are my favorites.
The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a DisasterUltimate Family Preparedness Pak
120 Serving Breakfast Only @ $198 (120 Servings breakfast assortment. No entrees) - Order Now!
This is a guide to designing and building different styles of Greenhouses. It covers basic design concepts and calculations. It has helpful advise on construction, layout and and building techniques.
It covers several types of Greenhouse designs, such as the Tunnel, Traditional, Gothic, and Dome styles. It gives advise on techniques for building of the Greenhouses. It covers the major cost of materials and lists the tools necessary to complete the job.
You will learn how to build a 10' x 10' Tunnel style Greenhouse for less than $200.00. There are sections on how to heat and cool the greenhouse how to prevent it from being blown away in high winds along with building tips and techniques.
Homemade Bread Stuffing
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine
- 2 large celery stalks, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
- 9 cups soft bread cubes (15 slices)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Melt butter in 4-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook celery and onion in butter 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove Dutch oven from the heat.
- Gently toss celery mixture and remaining ingredients, using spoon, until bread cubes are evenly coated.
- Place stuffing in casserole or baking dish. Cover with lid or aluminum foil and bake at 325°F for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 15 minutes longer.
In I Can Can Beef!! you will learn to can delicious, naturally flavorful and tender beef cubes. The well explained step-by-step instructions are followed by a series of easy and tasty recipes for super-quick nutritious family meals.
What will you learn in this book?
1. You will learn two easy step-by-step methods to safely home can beef for yourself and your family.
2. You will learn to significantly lower your food costs and increase the nutritional value of your family’s diet.
3. You will learn how to shop for beef to get the best prices on the highest quality cuts of meat.
4. You will learn how to use the canned beef cubes in delicious, easy recipes that will make going through the drive-through seem like more trouble than cooking a healthy meal for your family.
These techniques are written so that anyone, whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned home canner, can follow along. Everything is step by step with explanations of the how as well as the why of the easy steps.
Dr. Shambrook uses both her academic teaching experience and her friendly down-home story telling style to clearly explain the process of canning beef in a way that even the most inexperienced home canner can follow.
This Hunger Games Survival Guide is Brought to you by Survival Life! They want to help you celebrate the 75th Annual Hunger Games! Seven real-life survival tips to help you to get through all of the deadly traps in the arena.
May the odds be ever in your favor!
Just sharing this link. Pretty active out there in the world. Be prepared! Keep watch!! Be Safe!!
Build a greenhouse add-on for less than $15 per square foot!
A sunroom built onto the south side of an existing home is the most cost-effective way to capture the energy of the sun. The add-on not only lowers your heating bills, it also provides space to start seeds in the spring and to extend your gardening season in the fall.
This book includes 32 photos and diagrams, including scale drawings to make your building project simple.
Well, we got out the huge polytray. 10+ servings of mashed potatoes and chicken gravy. it was hard to open
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