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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby IceFire » Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:30 pm

Reb,

Haven't quite gotten to that point yet, because there's still so much work to do! Once the mesquite is cleared, the gardens, orchard, vineyard, pastures, livestock areas, and fields are all in, and ponds repaired, THEN I'll probably be at that point. Right now, though, I just keep looking at how much work there still is to do
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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby JerryTheViking » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:18 pm

Just scored 700 rounds for my AK47. 7.62x39 is getting harder to find...
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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby IceFire » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:19 pm

Cleared more area in what will be the garden this morning, and framed in 6 new garden beds. If weather cooperates (we've been getting quite a bit of rain this week) I'll start working up the ground in the beds (currently packed down hard), work in some manure, and plant some more "cool season" crops (spinach, carrots, onions, beets, peas, etc.)
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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby RayMac1963 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:51 pm

Zip... :shakeno:
I can't help but think God is up there right now saying "its time to shake the ol' Etch-A-Sketch and restart humanity again".



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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby daaswampman » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:16 pm

Sitting here in deep sadness! I missed Powerball by just five numbers! So close - must try again!!! Swamp
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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby daaswampman » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:20 pm

RayMac1963 wrote:Zip... :shakeno:



Same thing here Ray. It is just too cold. It dropped to 47 degrees and foggy yesterday - Can't take much more of this! Swamp
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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby RayMac1963 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:34 pm

Oh shut up :x


Forty frickin Seven... it like 21 today
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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby daaswampman » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:24 pm

RayMac1963 wrote:Oh shut up :x


Forty frickin Seven... it like 21 today


Weather.com says it's 29 in Nome Alaska! Have you seen any Northern Lights lately? Swamp
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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby IceFire » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:42 pm

Friday and Saturday, I framed up and worked up the ground in the asparagus and strawberry beds, (asparagus bed is 55ftx2ft; strawberry bed is 26ft x 2ft) worked manure into both, planted 72 asparagus crowns, edged the asparagus bed with parsley seed, edged the strawberry bed with green onions (AKA scallions) and planted spinach. Also framed up 3 beds for potatoes (each variety will have it's own bed, and still need to frame up another) and 5 other beds.

Since today is Sunday, and a "day of rest", I graphed out my garden plans. Also bought 30 strawberry crowns to plant this coming week.
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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby unventedanger » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:53 am

I keep asking this question but don't really get a complete answer, so we go again.
I can't keep up with my can food. I normally eat fresh, either self grown, raised or purchased.
I eat as much as I can but in trying to reach the one year supply I'm constantly find two and three year cans past the Best Buy date, which you can still eat but like said I have a lot.
I watch YouTube folk with all kinds of systems and well to be honest they must have tremendous energy and time to monitor the huge pantries they show in these videos.
Currently I'm looking at 70 to 80 cans of you name it and some will be 4 years before I can get them. Any good proven solution whould really be appreciated. Oh, one last thing I stop buying in bulk so the future looks good. Thanks in advance.

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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby leangenes » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:08 am

unventedanger wrote:I keep asking this question but don't really get a complete answer, so we go again.
I can't keep up with my can food. I normally eat fresh, either self grown, raised or purchased.
I eat as much as I can but in trying to reach the one year supply I'm constantly find two and three year cans past the Best Buy date, which you can still eat but like said I have a lot.
I watch YouTube folk with all kinds of systems and well to be honest they must have tremendous energy and time to monitor the huge pantries they show in these videos.
Currently I'm looking at 70 to 80 cans of you name it and some will be 4 years before I can get them. Any good proven solution whould really be appreciated. Oh, one last thing I stop buying in bulk so the future looks good. Thanks in advance.

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If they are already past date, your only options are to eat them yourself, or maybe feed them to the chickens (or get a pig, mmmmbacon).

If you have some that are very near to their "best by date" but not yet past it, you might want to donate them to a food pantry that can pass them out to the needy quickly, before they have expired. Ask the pantry to give you a receipt and you might be able to deduct the price of the donated food from your income taxes. In my state, many food pantries are prohibited from distributing 'expired' food, but if there are still a few days left before it expires they will take it and pass it out first.

I have eaten commercially canned foods that are as much as 7 years past date, and other than being a bit bland or mushy, most were completely edible. Of course, any rusted, leaking, or bulging cans should be thrown out, but I am sure you already know that.

Hope this gives you some ideas.
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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby jean11 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:32 pm

This question has been on the forum several times before. The best buy date has more to do with grocery store rotation system for canned goods, than how long the food will stay good in the can. Canned food will stay good for 10 years or more, as a number of preppers on this forum have previously stated. If you notice a can that is bulging - that's another matter. Throw those out for sure.
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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby arkieready » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:01 pm

My prep for the day is trying to stay warm. It's 19 degs out, never got above freezing.
Always mindful that the power can go out, I use electric when I can. Conserving propane for "that time"
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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby JerryTheViking » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:43 pm

I just finished reading One Year After, the sequel to William Forstchen's One Second After. I've got lots more prepping to do.
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Re: What did you do to prep today?

Postby IceFire » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:09 am

Working on my BOW (Bug-Out Walker) Already have the cupholder in place, and working on a tie-on "caddy" for the front and both sides with LOTS of pouches and pockets for stashing stuff in. (Besides, it's cute. Even has lace on it.) Should be finished this morning. I'm even adding a holster for my 9 mil. Bad guys LOVE to target people they think are "helpless". They'd have another think coming.
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