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Re: October 2017 - What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

October is flying by! Before leaving for MS to care for my dad, we got the strawberry beds done and the garlic planted. Also raked up pine straw to mulch the garden and beds. Felled 7-8 trees to get more exposure on the solar panels. System is working well. My dad had eye surgery so I wanted to shar...
by ForwardPreppers
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:19 pm
 
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: October 2017 - What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?
Replies: 42
Views: 2159

Re: Comparing dried food companies

We purchased most of our dried food from Emergency Essentials. We normally buy what I label "meal components" but do have some add water entrees - all of those are Mountain House purchased on sale. We have never purchased food that wasn't on sale really. Another company to look at is Thriv...
by ForwardPreppers
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:47 pm
 
Forum: General Food Topics
Topic: Comparing dried food companies
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: U.S Government Issued Rare Public Warning

I don't think people realize how many cyber attacks go on each and every week. Sometimes they're nationwide, other times they're regional. Very few make national news. Just a couple weeks ago Uhaul system crashed along with another national company I can't immediately recall - I just happened to ove...
by ForwardPreppers
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Terrorism & other Man made disasters
Topic: U.S Government Issued Rare Public Warning
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Prepper Academy

Daisy Luther aka Organic Prepper has Prepper University. You might want to look at her stuff too. She has a nice group who has put together educational classes - well known folks.
I like her website and she has written several books. You may also appreciate her woman/mom point of view.

Mrs. FP
by ForwardPreppers
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:40 am
 
Forum: Educators
Topic: Prepper Academy
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Older Home Canned Food

Can you tell me what type of apple you're canning? I've used NC mountain apples and I'm thinking they may be too soft. Maybe the firmer apples will can better.

Mrs FP
by ForwardPreppers
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:24 pm
 
Forum: General Canning Topics
Topic: Older Home Canned Food
Replies: 22
Views: 1354

Re: Prepping Fatigue?

I gave myself some time to think about this and talked with hubs about it. Prepping does have an ebb and flow to it, like life. We know folks who have stopped all together, folks who still putter along and those who have advanced on to a homestead lifestyle. I have noticed other terms such as homest...
by ForwardPreppers
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:51 pm
 
Forum: Virginia Discussion, News and Weather
Topic: Prepping Fatigue?
Replies: 29
Views: 1753

Re: Older Home Canned Food

Now, what the pull date really is for home-canned food is a whole other debate, because the USDA just puts a blanket one year expiration on it all, and clearly that isn't anything definitive. I have tomatoes canned two years ago sitting in my basement that I intend to use, as long as they look/smel...
by ForwardPreppers
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:26 pm
 
Forum: General Canning Topics
Topic: Older Home Canned Food
Replies: 22
Views: 1354

Re: Older Home Canned Food

Again, I say, I never intended for this thread to be about the expiration or pull dates for commercial canned goods. I just thought people could share their experiences with home canned food. I haven't had much success canning apples, they get mushy. It might be the types of apples I'm using. We pol...
by ForwardPreppers
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:21 pm
 
Forum: General Canning Topics
Topic: Older Home Canned Food
Replies: 22
Views: 1354

Re: OpSec

When we first started on our prepping journey in 2011, we started right here on APN. We set up a meeting at a State Park and 3 folks showed up. We were all very guarded. Two of those folks became great friends for a time. We started meeting at a local restaurant, had a campout or two and that went o...
by ForwardPreppers
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:59 pm
 
Forum: Oklahoma Discussion, News and Weather
Topic: OpSec
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Older Home Canned Food

Actually, the question here isn't about store bought canned goods, it's about home canned foods. Yes, food starts to degrade immediately. I just wanted folks to share their experiences with home canned foods. I thought of another experience to share. We canned some sausage links from Zaycon. Browned...
by ForwardPreppers
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:32 pm
 
Forum: General Canning Topics
Topic: Older Home Canned Food
Replies: 22
Views: 1354

Re: Older Home Canned Food

I believe it's the USDA that makes the 1 year recommendation. Had to laugh about the blackberry jam....it would never make it that long at our house! Have heard of store bought tomato products going bad at their expiration date. Have encountered 1 can of store bought diced tomatoes being off. I wond...
by ForwardPreppers
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:30 pm
 
Forum: General Canning Topics
Topic: Older Home Canned Food
Replies: 22
Views: 1354

Older Home Canned Food

In moving to the homestead, canned food that we had at the BOL is now moved into our house. This morning hubs shared some pear jam canned in 2012 with his old fart breakfast crew and they said it was delicious. The only thing I noticed was it was a little darker towards the top. Tonite we opened a q...
by ForwardPreppers
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:26 pm
 
Forum: General Canning Topics
Topic: Older Home Canned Food
Replies: 22
Views: 1354

Re: 2017 SEPTEMBER - What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month

Our shelving in the utility room was completed in time for us to move stuff back in from outside before the hurricane came our way. This enabled us to move some stuff around create more space in the pantry and move some LTS foods from the barn into the house for better temperature control. Finally h...
by ForwardPreppers
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:52 pm
 
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: 2017 SEPTEMBER - What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?
Replies: 61
Views: 4027

Re: Harvey - Irma Survivers/ Preppers

Gunns - what is your best estimate on how long you could go on your LP should the SHTF? Our friends down the way we're going to get a dedicated tank just for their generator. In regards to the question about putting out buckets to catch storm rain - concern that they would blow away maybe. We left o...
by ForwardPreppers
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:20 pm
 
Forum: General California Discussion, News and Weather
Topic: Harvey - Irma Survivers/ Preppers
Replies: 20
Views: 1453

Re: Harvey - Irma Survivers/ Preppers

I grew up on the MS gulf coast most of my childhood so hurricanes are a familiar visitor. The heat, humidity and bugs are the follow up to the storm itself. OMG We were blessed to have cool weather prior to, during and just after this storm. However, the fire ants are mounded up all over. We've been...
by ForwardPreppers
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:31 pm
 
Forum: General California Discussion, News and Weather
Topic: Harvey - Irma Survivers/ Preppers
Replies: 20
Views: 1453
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