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by manacheck
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 96
Views: 4143

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: 4867

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: 23
Views: 185

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: 96
Views: 4143

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: 29
Views: 2495

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: 30804

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: 76

"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: 43
Views: 3573

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: 30804

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: 372

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: 43
Views: 3573

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: 30804

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: 43
Views: 3573

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: 1381

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: 1317

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...
by manacheck
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Ebola is Now Curable
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Ebola is Now Curable

https://www.wired.com/story/ebola-is-now-curable-heres-how-the-new-treatments-work/ "For newly infected patients on one of the drugs, the mortality rate dropped to 6 percent." "While an experimental vaccine previously had been shown to shield people from catching Ebola, the news marks a first for pe...
by manacheck
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 3573

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

goofygurl wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:16 am
We will do it my way ;)
This made me outright grin.
by manacheck
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 3573

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

Stercutus - Retired elderly veterans are like motorized weapons around in the commissary. I remember as a kid thinking that all old people were horrible monstrous creatures because we lived on base and those were the only kind of older people I ever saw :rofl: They'd shove people out of the way phys...
by manacheck
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain
Replies: 29
Views: 2495

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

How Spain stopped ASF, article February 22, 2019: "Once upon a time, ASF was confined to Africa. However, in the late 1950s, it appeared in Portugal from Angola. Then, it began its slow creep across Europe, reaching Spain in 1960 before moving on to France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. Meanwh...
by manacheck
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 3573

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

We knew back in May about Dollar General's plan for those upcoming price raises: https://www.syracuse.com/business/2019/05/dollar-tree-dollar-general-raising-prices-above-1-due-to-trump-tariffs.html However, it's also the only place selling the limited edition Bacon Pringles, so the timing of that *...
by manacheck
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What if yesterday was a normal day. Next day your whole life is world of zombies.
Replies: 23
Views: 1094

Re: What if yesterday was a normal day. Next day your whole life is world of zombies.

pfft. I can answer that :awesome: "Urrrghhh... URRGHHH... " The low cacaphony of unpleasant wordless sounds wakes me up. Slowly. Along with the groans, dull fleshy thumps sound against the house, vibrating the walls and floor gently. Then the dogs start barking. 'Shut up,' I think, and try to go bac...
by manacheck
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Plague of Locusts Strikes Las Vegas
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Re: Plague of Locusts Strikes Las Vegas

"Just one grasshopper contains 6 grams (0.21 oz) of protein..." -https://www.wikihow.com/Cook-Grasshoppers "The flavors were very mild. They have a brothy flavor that is sort of like vegetable broth but non-descript. They didn’t taste like any particular protein or vegetable. The closest flavor I ca...
by manacheck
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"
Replies: 15
Views: 3822

Re: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"

Second that on the usefulness of having a bag basically ready to go. But, depending on what kind of outdoor gear is meant, I think there IS value in having certain "outdoor gear" items in with your BOB. It's really nice if you're one of the lucky people who has no limit to friends and family who wil...
by manacheck
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Lost Hiker in Hawaii Found, Search Continues for Common Sense
Replies: 27
Views: 2364

Re: Lost Hiker in Hawaii Found, Search Continues for Common Sense

*sweat* At 69 years of age, I'm not sure natural selection is exactly the correct term, seeing as how she's highly unlikely to be passing on genes at this point. All the same, her name, photos, and location have been added to our budding new Natural Selection database. In a few years when our govern...

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