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by manacheck
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Did they make this cool wood burning camping stove?
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Did they make this cool wood burning camping stove?

This guy has a wonderful way of heating tents that is not only effective but dirt cheap and easy. Have you tried out this method? I wondered about how hot that pipe gets; it looks like it's just stuck through regular tent wall. Wonder whether people have tried this method with a carbon monoxide det...
by manacheck
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 99
Views: 2787

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

MPMalloy wrote: This article is painful to read. :? Indeed. At multiple points in the article I thought, The stupid, it burns. The author and her family were utterly unprepared for such a scenario, and showed no indication of having an "a-ha!" moment even after their brief experience of losing powe...
by manacheck
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 99
Views: 2787

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

"One is None", or "All Eggs in One Basket" is the problem. Not having alternatives in place is a pretty serious issue, when electricity is running our water pumps, refrigerators, bank card transactions, traffic lights, healthcare equipment. Either that or start burying power lines where high winds ...
by manacheck
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Japan - Earthquake & Typhoon
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Japan - Earthquake & Typhoon

You don't see this kind of "the best of people" stories on the front page, but this is the kind of thing that gets a shoutout from me. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/10/13/rugby/canadian-rugby-players-help-clean-efforts-kamaishi-typhoon-leads-game-cancelation/ Canadian rugby players help c...
by manacheck
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 99
Views: 2787

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

Reading all the comments on those news clips makes me wonder if a single one is written by a human being, or if they're all courtesy of complain-o-bots. Well at least Bots can't throw eggs ...yet. A power outage should be at most a minor inconvenience. Unfortunately that is not the case for many pe...
by manacheck
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 99
Views: 2787

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

wow - just like Venezuela - sorta. So lets see ... a regulated utility is sued into bankruptcy for supplying the product that it is regulated to provide; decides to shut off the regulated service to avoid being sued again (risk mitigation). https://m.investing.com/news/stock-market-news/judge-opens...
by manacheck
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Shelf Stable/Food Storage Recipes
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Shelf Stable/Food Storage Recipes

Spicy Banana Peel Tortillas (with Tandoori Refried Beans) I decided to use banana peel a bit differently this time to try out how it worked. It had a nice result. I used fresh peels at the banana bread ripeness point for this try. Rehydrated dried peel could be used instead. But a cool thing; you d...
by manacheck
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Shelf Stable/Food Storage Recipes
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Shelf Stable/Food Storage Recipes

Feel free to merge this, if there's a recipe thread it'd be better in. I looked back until 2014 and didn't see one (weirdly imo, thought there was one already somewhere)... barring the more specific threads for individual peoples' personal adventures, anyways. (usually deliciously pic heavy.) This m...
by manacheck
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 4809

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

India Bans Onion Exports After Drought and Monsoon Damage Crops "The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday banned the export of onions to try to tame the wild price hikes. It also cut the amount of onions traders can keep in stock, the Economic Times reported. That's to prevent hoard...
by manacheck
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 103
Views: 7522

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

[*] It might be a good time to repost this as the folks in Texas are going through the rise cycle again. https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/episodes/breaking-news-consumers-handbook-us-storm-edition-tornado Seeing that first picture with the smiling wet family, and the fluffy black dog, in a ...
by manacheck
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Homemade powdered eggs?
Replies: 27
Views: 5478

Re: Homemade powdered eggs?

I felt like necromancing this to add my two cents, seeing how no one had mentioned any personal experiences on this thread, designated for homemade powdered eggs. I've home-dehydrated eggs for years. I mean store-bought, raw eggs, dried in my dehydrator, at home. They're simply awesome. They're vers...
by manacheck
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Buying emergency water from Amazon
Replies: 28
Views: 1805

Re: Buying emergency water from Amazon

So I bought a pack of Emergency water from Amazon Now if there are any medical emergencies during this time (Broken ankle perhaps It seems to me that the main pro for those water pouches over regular bottled water would be in case of flood contact, seeing they are completely sealed. Check with the ...
by manacheck
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 103
Views: 7522

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

Not to in any way, shape, or form, downplay the huge effect Dorian has/is had/having related to the Bahamas. but. I'm a little pissed off that I can't find a single news story excited about dodging some bullets on how it hit us here in the US. It's like a media void unless it's bad news. A lot of pe...
by manacheck
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain
Replies: 39
Views: 4059

Re: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

"Philippines confirms African swine fever, culls 7,000 pigs" Article dated September 9, 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/philippines-confirms-african-swine-fever-culls-7000-pigs "Seven Asian Countries Battle ASF" Article dated August 28, 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/seven-asian...
by manacheck
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 81
Views: 32818

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

I have seen on... JS... Townsends? on youtube, an old fashioned potted meat recipe from civil war times Townsends , maybe? Good channel. The channel has an entire '18th Century Cooking" series - using old school recipe items. I'm sure a modern dietician would have a cow given the amount of butter, ...
by manacheck
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: "Zombie Skittles"
Replies: 0
Views: 473

"Zombie Skittles"

Anyone else see or try these unassuming, earlybird halloween Skittles? "Rotten zombies" taste something like a mix between old stale onion powder and unwashed summer belly button, apparently. On the other hand, at least it's not pumpkin spice SPAM. ...Also, the idea of excited children eating these ...
by manacheck
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 4809

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

to Please do not imagine this scene in your head lol Too late lol. And I think I'll stick to home canning and skip the meal worms here. I finally found a farmer that will do 1/2 cow AND deliver (he's 2.5 hours away) on payments so considering that. I don't want to drop $1000 or so all at once if I ...
by manacheck
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 81
Views: 32818

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

If you look at old school recipes (pre-1900) you quickly see that bacon grease/fat is a major item for use in cooking. I have a basement LTS storage area that rarely get above 50F - or below 35F - so we get maximum shelf life from our goods. Mmmm. Bacon grease. I was more thinking of the old Jewish...
by manacheck
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Rough propane use estimate?
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Rough propane use estimate?

I've noticed it seems like it takes not quite half of a 16oz propane tank when grilling one family's meal of raw meat bone-in and some veggies in moderate weather- for around 45 minutes per meal, including the warm-up time required. Or, in another way of putting it, I've noticed in years past that i...
by manacheck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 4809

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

I think majorhavok might be on the right track here. No steaks for me at those prices! Time to up my mealworm game. Granted, it'll already take a few months for any increases in my wormies considering the length of life sycle. ...Whether I can bear to eat them when they're cute and happy in their c...
by manacheck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 81
Views: 32818

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

This was well worth the bump, Tacair. Seconded. One of my favourite threads. :clap: The issue with fat storage: So far, properly prepared ghee is the only long-lasting fat I know of that hasn't gone rancid on me at some point. (That is inclusive to coconut oil, which has the second longest good job...
by manacheck
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 4809

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

I hit Aldi the other day too. I'm not in there enough to know their regular prices but I do know that everything was within $0.03 or exactly priced to Walmart. I also know it didn't used to be that way. That sounds llike intentional pricematching. But actually, that makes sense to me. Could easy be...
by manacheck
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Study finds rise in Doomsday Prepping due to culture of fear
Replies: 24
Views: 2261

Re: Study finds rise in Doomsday Prepping due to culture of fear

Common sense would agree with raptor, that the increasing number of weather-related disasters hitting so many people within recent years would be a major reason why prepping is becoming mainstream. However, common sense doesn't really work in every reality. Myself aside, members of my immediate fami...
by manacheck
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What if you was at a family get together, hour in you see chaos take place.
Replies: 22
Views: 1964

Re: What if you was at a family get together, hour in you see chaos take place.

My family doesn't require an hour for me to see chaos take place when there's any sort of get-together. Probably like most people. Technically, however... if my family IS at a get-together, it usually means none of us are likely to be within many hours of our homes... or within 99.95% of any even *p...

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