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by Cowgirl
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 863
Views: 77418

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Our BOV is in the shop getting a new transmission. The price tag quoted was :shock: but she’s worth it. We want her in tip top shape, just in case.
by Cowgirl
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?
Replies: 27
Views: 1555

Re: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?

Coffee. I could survive without it, but what would be the point? Also teas, for the same reason.
by Cowgirl
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: New-to-Me Food Prep Source
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: New-to-Me Food Prep Source

No, I am not the owner of Breadtopia. Gee I wish I was that wealthy! 😸 That’s why I was saying it is new to me. I actually found it while searching for sourdough recipes. But I have been really happy with what I have purchased from them, and they have a lot of items for longer term storage. So, I wa...
by Cowgirl
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Odd Preps: The things you can't live without
Replies: 75
Views: 5221

Re: Odd Preps: The things you can't live without

Agree Ellywick. Deodorants, earrings, plenty of toothpaste and toothbrushes. Coffee and tea. Yes, I could survive without them, but woe to those around me! :crazy: Books, ereader, playing cards, scrabble, sudoku books, pens and pencils. Clock - I have 2 windup alarm clocks. One is a small, fold-up t...
by Cowgirl
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Chickens :)
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: Chickens :)

Fermenting chicken feed is a great thing - healthier birds, lower feed costs, and super easy to do. Don’t worry about messing up. I have a gallon jar with a loose fitting decorative lid that I keep on my kitchen countertop. The lid is not tight and so allows gas to escape. To begin the ferment the f...
by Cowgirl
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Chickens :)
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Chickens :)

I had to restart on chickens last year. I ordered day old buff Orpington chicks from a mail order hatchery last summer. I raised them on fermented chicken feed along with kitchen, garden and orchard scraps. They are now full grown, and I got my first egg today. I like fermenting my feed because it s...
by Cowgirl
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome, Lissa!
by Cowgirl
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: New-to-Me Food Prep Source
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: New-to-Me Food Prep Source

Ok, I am trying to create the link again, this time by copying and pasting the address directly from my browser:

https://breadtopia.com/
by Cowgirl
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: New-to-Me Food Prep Source
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: New-to-Me Food Prep Source

Not sure why the link did not work. I checked and I made no typos. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by Cowgirl
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: New-to-Me Food Prep Source
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

New-to-Me Food Prep Source

Last year I got into sourdough and began an adventure into sourdough bread baking. I had baked bread for years, but sourdough baking became a passion. That in turn sparked a quest to find more affordable organic bread flours. I found Breadtopia breadtopia.com when searching for recipes and wandered ...
by Cowgirl
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?
Replies: 50
Views: 7958

Re: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?

I am getting to be an older fart, with a trick knee. I don't sprint well. Fleeing is no longer a good option for me. I am going to modify my response to my current location so I can explain some of what we have in terms of defenses (never disclose it all online). We have a padlocked and very sturdy ...
by Cowgirl
Thu May 11, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Why do you prep?
Replies: 31
Views: 3291

Re: Why do you prep?

I grew up prepping. My grandparents were farmers during the Great Depression and survived by being extremely self-sufficient. My parents continued much of those traditions although we did not farm. And, I continue many of those practices. Mostly, it's just how I was raised. But it makes good sense t...
by Cowgirl
Tue May 02, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Ah, Cabin Porn
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: Ah, Cabin Porn

Nothing like the hope of one day retiring to a lovely little cabin in a remote inaccessable northern locale to help get me through the daily grind. Sigh.... http://cabinporn.com Thanks for sharing. I have spent quite a bit of time looking at these various cabins. Our little house is bigger than man...
by Cowgirl
Tue May 02, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 923
Views: 45501

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

When people say "kill it with fire"... I wonder if that will work with the robot apocalypse?? I feel like fire would be a good way to short circuit a robot overlord since most electronics are waterproof and bullets may not be effective Electronics do not do well when they get hot. Ask any PC. Milit...
by Cowgirl
Mon May 01, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 923
Views: 45501

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

I'm too old to be likely to lose my job to a robot before I retire, but I wonder about our kids and grandkids. Changes, major, potentially cataclysmic changes, are coming to our society at a speed that I don't think most people appreciate. There will be job losses on a massive scale, and it won't b...
by Cowgirl
Mon May 01, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 923
Views: 45501

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

I'm too old to be likely to lose my job to a robot before I retire, but I wonder about our kids and grandkids. Changes, major, potentially cataclysmic changes, are coming to our society at a speed that I don't think most people appreciate. There will be job losses on a massive scale, and it won't be...
by Cowgirl
Mon May 01, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows
Replies: 8
Views: 1835

Re: Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows

Thank you. I have a little Facebook page where I post homestead, self-sufficiency stuff relating to plants. I have a number of posts and photos there. https://www.facebook.com/Myrths-Garden-Homestead-1725499291003688/ It doesn't appear that I can upload my images here. I tried posting a link to a p...
by Cowgirl
Mon May 01, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows
Replies: 8
Views: 1835

Re: Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows

Ou trumpet vines take over like kudzu here in North Texas. I wish there was some food or medicinal value to them. The vines can be aggressive in some locations. As to herbal value, there is some, albeit not extensive. http://naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/c/campsis-radicans=trumpet-vine.php I love...
by Cowgirl
Mon May 01, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows
Replies: 8
Views: 1835

Re: Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows

Thank you. I have a little Facebook page where I post homestead, self-sufficiency stuff relating to plants. I have a number of posts and photos there. https://www.facebook.com/Myrths-Garden-Homestead-1725499291003688/ It doesn't appear that I can upload my images here. I tried posting a link to a ph...
by Cowgirl
Mon May 01, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying a House: What Preps Should I Start Looking Into?
Replies: 27
Views: 1889

Re: Buying a House: What Preps Should I Start Looking Into?

So, I don't know what you have done, or not, already. I'm just going to toss out some thoughts as I've moved and started over again on several different homesteads. Shelter: Check your weather sealing, caulking, etc. In a blackout in chilly weather, you'll appreciate not having uncomfortable drafts,...
by Cowgirl
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New zombie fighter
Replies: 433
Views: 9356

Re: New zombie fighter

In short, if you are prepared for the zombie apocalypse, you are prepared for anything.
by Cowgirl
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Thouhgts on a subaru???
Replies: 71
Views: 7560

Re: Thouhgts on a subaru???

I still have my Subaru Legacy Outback. It has over 300k miles on it. I have used it to pull a full-sized truck (2 wheel drive) when it was stuck in the mud. I pull a utility trailer with it. It is a wagon, and it can haul a lot of gear, pets, etc. It is my commuter vehicle and always has a bob in it...
by Cowgirl
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Puracyn/Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care Spray
Replies: 11
Views: 3592

Re: Puracyn/Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care Spray

I always have Vetricyn on hand. It is stable. And it works. I use it on the livestock, pets, and sometimes on me also. It has cleared up various infections. I agree it is worth keeping in your supplies. It comes in a spray and even an ophthalmic solution.
by Cowgirl
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New zombie fighter
Replies: 433
Views: 9356

Re: New zombie fighter

Welcome. As others have said, most of us prep for more than zombies. We want to be ready for whatever real life throws at us, whether weather, natural disasters, civil disruptions, etc. Plus, if you are literally running for your life, you won't have time to stop and break into a typically well-secu...

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