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by CG
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Foraging for Survival (Blast on a podcast!)
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Foraging for Survival (Blast on a podcast!)

Wait...you mean I shouldn't plan on being able to harvest enough prickly pears to last for a year? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: The Native Americans in your area had what they called "Second Harvest". This was the act of going through their own feces to gather up and re-eat any seeds (calories & protein...
by CG
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Foraging for Survival (Blast on a podcast!)
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Foraging for Survival (Blast on a podcast!)

Hey all, The Prepper Website just released the podcast interview with me about foraging for survival. Want to live off the land by eating plants? You better be living in a pine forest! Check it out here: The Prepper Website Podcast: Foraging for Survival -Blast (Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen) *loo...
by CG
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 128

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all, and to all who are breathing a sigh of relief that the interminable Christmas music is over for another 9 months or so a good night. Nope. There's still the 12 days of Christmastide. Not over until January 6. :lol: Plus I'm one of those who listens to Christmas music randoml...
by CG
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62685

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Ever wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:53 am
*snip*

° 'some kind of' bread product I made with dried fruit and nuts
Fruitcake. You're allowed to call it fruitcake. :mrgreen:
by CG
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 128

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all y'all as well!
by CG
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Lifestyle Changes for Health
Replies: 43
Views: 1002

Re: Lifestyle Changes for Health

I am eating some carbs...judiciously... But I have now lost 10 pounds in two weeks. My blood sugar has dropped a good 30 points (on average). I am getting into the *rhythm* of Keto meals. My go to for snacks is either fresh fruit (berries) or pork rinds. I still have a soda every day as I am a Dr P...
by CG
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62685

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I've also been following your news. Did notice the current data estimates more numbers in spread of the new strain but necessarily deadlier. Good news. Though 70% faster spread could also mean a significant increase in death even if it's not deadlier. And hospitalizations. Therefore more strain on ...
by CG
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Lifestyle Changes for Health
Replies: 43
Views: 1002

Re: Lifestyle Changes for Health

Lamby, you are eating a proper keto diet, not just a "Meat good" diet, right? The one I follow is 7g or less total carbs per meal (they don't count sugar alcohols, but do count fiber still), made up mostly of veg, at least 20g of protein, and more fat than protein. You can get a 30-day trial subscri...
by CG
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Lifestyle Changes for Health
Replies: 43
Views: 1002

Re: Lifestyle Changes for Health

Well, my blood sugar is still raging out of control. Dammit. I have been following a basically vegetarian diet. I ate maybe a 1/2 lb to 1 lb of meat a month. I was not losing weight. My blood sugar and blood pressure still going wild. So, this morning. I switched to keto. I will spare you the groce...
by CG
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2294
Views: 250543

Re: My Job, My Hell...

I still kind of want to visit Japan one of these years. It used to be mainly because I wanted to see just how much taller I was than the average Japanese person, but lately it's mostly because I want to check out the food vending machines. I blame the switch on me watching a bunch of YouTube videos...
by CG
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Lifestyle Changes for Health
Replies: 43
Views: 1002

Re: Lifestyle Changes for Health

Ahhh, ok. Well, diet-wise, things are quite confusing right now. Between the diabetes diet books my doc gave me, the American Diabetes Association website, numerous other websites catering to diabetics, diabetic forums, recipe sites, etc., most of them contradicting what the others say and sometime...
by CG
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1611
Views: 98635

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Wait...whut? People still have data caps in this day and age? I haven't had a data cap in about a decade. :shock: This is why we’re no longer on satellite. Their cap was 100GB...which we hit in a week, normally (4 adults, 3 of whose are heavy streamers). We’d be getting decent, not always great spe...
by CG
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Lifestyle Changes for Health
Replies: 43
Views: 1002

Re: Lifestyle Changes for Health

I am trying to go with the highest protein, lowest carb foods I can find. Also lowest fat as I gotta take off these pounds! There are many spectacular nutritionists with interviews and podcasts on YouTube and other podcast providers. It may be worth listening to some while doing chores. I've been q...
by CG
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Lifestyle Changes for Health
Replies: 43
Views: 1002

Re: Lifestyle Changes for Health

A severe health issue I had till a few years ago was a fat deficient diet. I've since learned that most people are much healthier and lose weight faster with a high fat diet. The food pyramid I was taught in school is not healthy for most people. You might want to look into whether going low fat re...
by CG
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Lifestyle Changes for Health
Replies: 43
Views: 1002

Re: Lifestyle Changes for Health

Oh yeah, drinks. I drink a ton of fizzy waters and Dr. Zevia. I keep a kettle in my office and drink tea off and on (by which I mean, I didn't put water in it this week, but some weeks I'm drinking 3-4 cups a day).
by CG
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 10833

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

The only thing left in the canning section at HEB were plastic lids (which were luckily what I needed) and some of the stuff for making jellies. Not even any freezer jars, I don't think.
by CG
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Lifestyle Changes for Health
Replies: 43
Views: 1002

Re: Lifestyle Changes for Health

For reference, I eat keto For breakfast: I have coffee with 20g Vital Proteins cow collagen powder and heavy cream. SweetLeaf Sweet Drops (stevia) if I want it sweeter or a flavor. For lunch: Leftovers. Any time there's actually leftovers, they get frozen in small containers in the freezer so I can ...
by CG
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?
Replies: 35
Views: 1593

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Man, I haven't had good deer jerky since I was in high school. I don't hunt, so making my own is not an option and the commercially available stuff has to be mixed with beef or pork due to some law and that just overpowers the venison flavor. We've bought it from the processors before when people f...
by CG
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2294
Views: 250543

Re: My Job, My Hell...

The MIL won't be here till January, we are still in negotiations at this point. I won't win, but I'm putting up a good fight, I don't really like her, not one bit and the feeling is mutual. Thankfully it seems Lil will be going to several bases that I enjoy going too, and I managed to get a trip to...
by CG
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Arson/Attacks/Vandalism in Houses of Worship - 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1987

Re: Arson/Attacks/Vandalism in Houses of Worship - 2020

This isn't an attack on a house of worship, but on a pastor who heads an organization that works in China. https://www.newswest9.com/article/news/local/west-texans-take-stand-against-those-protesting-bob-fu/513-9a5d39f3-1f31-4ea2-b2e0-5fd893c958b9 Dozens of protestors have been outside of Fu's house...
by CG
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What are you doing to strengthen your immune system?
Replies: 43
Views: 2688

Re: What are you doing to strengthen your immune system?

Nearly two years ago I started taking nicotinamide riboside (NR), which is an NAD+ precurser. I learned about it from listening to Dr David Sinclair talk about his research on NMN. Every spring my allergies hit and I'm fighting off sinus and lung infections. It commonly turns into pneumonia. This y...
by CG
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2294
Views: 250543

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Sitting on my desk was a NIB Zev-09. In order to get this very, very nice pistol, I have to agree to let Lil's Mom come stay with us for a year. Honestly I'm considering tell them (Lil, Bec, Sam, Noona and the Wicked Witch of the West) all to pack sand. I don't think the bribe is worth the price. W...
by CG
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?
Replies: 35
Views: 1593

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

I've tried fruit preserves a couple times in my life, but I wasn't a fan. In other food related news, I came up with a recipe I call "Lazy Bastard Hamburger Steak". :lol: Basically, you take frozen hamburger patties, heat them up on a George Foreman grill, and then put some brown gravy (either from...

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