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by LyraJean
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Videos to convert non-preppers
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

Re: Videos to convert non-preppers

make ahead meals that can be frozen is a good place to start with whoever is the cook of the household. Especially if it doesn't require specialized equipment like a dehydrator or canning equipment. There is The Homesteading Family on YouTube. I watch them and they are more into how to grow a garden...
by LyraJean
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Dealing with picky eaters
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

Dealing with picky eaters

My son pretty much eats about 6 things. He is almost 7 years old. My husband is not picky but he gets food boredom? pretty quickly. He doesn't really eat leftovers. How do you deal with picky eaters? Any suggestions on how to get them to be less picky without risking starvation?
by LyraJean
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: making your mix bean blends
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

making your mix bean blends

So I have a lot of bags of dried beans. All different kinds. I was thinking about making my own mixes for bean soup. What kind of ratios would you use? 1 cup of each kind? Would it depend on how many kinds I have? All suggestions are welcome.
by LyraJean
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 931
Views: 50831

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

According to Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes the government starts sending the unemployed into outer space to colonize other planets.
by LyraJean
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Origami Measuring Spoons
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Re: Origami Measuring Spoons

Looks great. We use a lot of maple syrup and honey in my house.
by LyraJean
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buging out is a bad idea? Some perspectives
Replies: 35
Views: 2455

Re: Buging out is a bad idea? Some perspectives

My plan is to bug out if it's more dangerous to bug in. I also have a place to bug out too. If my BOL is also in a dangerous location such as some sort of war scenario rather than natural disaster. We would have to determine if it's safer to stay in place or just bug out to wherever with no set loca...
by LyraJean
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Mostly a question for the ladies. Purse or backpack?
Replies: 16
Views: 2326

Re: Mostly a question for the ladies. Purse or backpack?

I second the Handbag of Holding, if you are okay with the geek reference and small label (also the pull for the zipper is a D20). It has a lot of great compartments if you want to separate things...I don't like to keep my pens near my hairbrush or my book/work files next to my snacks, etc. Bought m...
by LyraJean
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Is Height/Build important for Survival?
Replies: 61
Views: 5791

Re: Is Height/Build important for Survival?

If you are talking about long term survival women with wider hips will survive childbirth better than women with narrow hips. That is if modern medicine is no longer available.
by LyraJean
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW
Replies: 37
Views: 5273

Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

JeeperCreeper wrote:
LyraJean wrote:So I took advice and chose the colt because I'm 4'10" and 115 lbs or so. A weapon doesn't do me any good if it takes me out when I try to use it.

Found your gun... it's Russian!!

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:clap: :lol:
by LyraJean
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the rich become preppers, it's time to worry
Replies: 30
Views: 4522

Re: When the rich become preppers, it's time to worry

Could this just help the prepper movement in the same way that research increased for Parkinson's disease when Michael J. Fox contracted that disease. I could help normalize it especially if he is doing normal prepper things.
by LyraJean
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW
Replies: 37
Views: 5273

Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

So I took advice and chose the colt because I'm 4'10" and 115 lbs or so. A weapon doesn't do me any good if it takes me out when I try to use it.
by LyraJean
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW
Replies: 37
Views: 5273

Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Can I have the weapon that won't knock me on my ass when I fire it?
by LyraJean
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Families with Autistic Children--What advice would you give?
Replies: 95
Views: 23355

Re: Families with Autistic Children--What advice would you g

My nephew is an Aspie. My brother and his wife were initially resistant to acknowledging what was clearly self-evident, until I gave them a copy of the poignant but often hilarious book "Look Me in the Eye" by John Elder Robison, who has become a prominent voice for Aspies. "Aspies" don't need fixi...
by LyraJean
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Suggestions for evacuating with cats? Difficulty: no car.
Replies: 49
Views: 9691

Re: Suggestions for evacuating with cats? Difficulty: no car

Just in case anybody is interested in that Cat-In-A-Bag thing I mentioned, we gave it a try with our kitty who violently detests carriers. My daughter has put her in it briefly for two consecutive days. She doesn't fight it at all. She doesn't complain while in it. We can finally take this kitty to...
by LyraJean
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Suggestions for evacuating with cats? Difficulty: no car.
Replies: 49
Views: 9691

Re: Suggestions for evacuating with cats? Difficulty: no car

Whenever we plan to travel with our cat we set up his cat carrier at least three days before we leave so he can get used to it on his own. We do have a car so I don't know how helpful that is. But whatever you decide to use leave it out so the cat can get inside of it and check it out and get used t...
by LyraJean
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Prepping activities with young children?
Replies: 12
Views: 3813

Re: Prepping activities with young children?

Have them pack their own GHB. Have help them pick out a season appropriate outfit, a travel game and a stuffed animal, help them make a boo-boo box to put in their GHB. Have them put everything into the backpack themselves.
by LyraJean
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Mostly a question for the ladies. Purse or backpack?
Replies: 16
Views: 2326

Re: Mostly a question for the ladies. Purse or backpack?

If you need a new purse every six months, then you're carrying too much for a purse. I've used the same cheap purse for the last seven years . Had to fix the strap last year but that's all. Sorry I can't help you with a choice of brand/type, but it sounds like you have the right idea. oh - keep in ...
by LyraJean
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Mostly a question for the ladies. Purse or backpack?
Replies: 16
Views: 2326

Re: Mostly a question for the ladies. Purse or backpack?

I recently switched back to a backpack for EDC. I tested my purse on a hike with the family a couple of months ago. Though it had everything we needed, and I felt prepared for our worst case scenarios, I HATED the single shoulder strap after a mile or two. Rather than downsize the contents, I switc...
by LyraJean
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Mostly a question for the ladies. Purse or backpack?
Replies: 16
Views: 2326

Mostly a question for the ladies. Purse or backpack?

So I have to replace my purse about once or twice a year because my purses get beat to hell. I don't necessarily abuse them but it's not a $2,000 Louis Vouiton (sp?) either. Also I read and write so usually have a book or notebook which sometimes doesn't always fit in my purse. I was thinking of swi...
by LyraJean
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What do you make and sell?
Replies: 14
Views: 1658

Re: What do you make and sell?

I quilt. Along with making traditional quilts I make bowl cozies, kitchen bags (bags to hold your plastic bags from the grocery stores), mug rugs, baskets, pot holders, table runners, place mats, and wall hangings. Saving up for a business license and business checking account so I can open a store ...
by LyraJean
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: No Guns here
Replies: 68
Views: 8950

Re: No Guns here

If an actual gun is not allowed could what about a paintball gun and marbles or metal balls or a nail gun.
by LyraJean
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Where would you ideally go?
Replies: 50
Views: 6804

Re: Where would you ideally go?

Home , I'd go home. Unless you have family or friends in that ideal location or is geographically remote from other people, you will be looked on as a outsider. My mom's house. It's in a semi-rural area although I wouldn't call it the boonies. She's an organic gardener and already has a greenhouse ...
by LyraJean
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6629
Views: 289556

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

There were a few buy one get one free products at my Publix today. So I got some should help some with my planning and prepping which is what I am focusing on. The majority of it is freezable so I'm going to crank up my food saver tonight.
by LyraJean
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: WWYD - Dog bite in the PAW (pun intended)
Replies: 22
Views: 3177

Re: WWYD - Dog bite in the PAW (pun intended)

Clean and bandage wait and see if she turns zombie. Otherwise keep it clean and try to keep infection from setting in.

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