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by CG
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Equivalent of a hurricane hitting Texas
Replies: 144
Views: 2952

Re: Equivalent of a hurricane hitting Texas

It's 6:40. It's already all foggy again.

Yeah, roads tomorrow morning are going to suck.
by CG
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Equivalent of a hurricane hitting Texas
Replies: 144
Views: 2952

Re: Equivalent of a hurricane hitting Texas

Everything is already frozen out here as well. They changed our high for today to 30. It's not supposed to get above freezing until Tuesday. I'm figuring that since the roads are decent now, they might be decent tomorrow, but the phones from work are forwarded to my phones just in case. HEB was a zo...
by CG
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 3324

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

I don't mind the taste of mushrooms, it's the texture that gets me. Yech. Like 90% of the foods I don't like are due to texture, though. I pissed my mother off royally at a restaurant because I refused to eat the fettuccine alfredo because I didn't like the texture of the cheese. They had freshly g...
by CG
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 3324

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Things that'll really mess with you: I didn't know that meatloaf was typically tomato-based growing up. Ours was made with cream of mushroom soup. Yeah, that'll get me for sure. I projectile vomit when fed mushrooms in any form. Something in my biology that they do not agree with. If I ever end up ...
by CG
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 3324

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Things that'll really mess with you: I didn't know that meatloaf was typically tomato-based growing up. Ours was made with cream of mushroom soup.
by CG
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1636
Views: 114203

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

NT2C wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:36 am

Well, the way I understand it, they need to swab your brain to do it right. I can see where a large segment of the population might need this method then.
Particularly up around DC....
by CG
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Map organizer?
Replies: 19
Views: 896

Re: Map organizer?

boskone wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:17 pm
eugene wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:01 pm
Don't use the map application/service that comes stock, download one like Osmnd where all the map data is stored on the phone so you can still navigate without service.
Dunno about Apple Maps, but you can download map data for Google Maps.
Yeah, but you still have to remember to download it!
by CG
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Map organizer?
Replies: 19
Views: 896

Re: Map organizer?

I normally keep an atlas in every car. Nothing like missing your turn in the middle of nowhere with no cell service and ending up 1.5 hours further than you should have been... Well, with a BEV and some solar panels you could make 15 miles for every day of charging. In your neck of the woods, that'...
by CG
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Map organizer?
Replies: 19
Views: 896

Re: Map organizer?

Hmmm. I seem to remember my parents having a yellow plastic box with maps for all 50 states that fit perfectly. I wonder if anybody would still make something like that. After searching, it might have been this box, with 15 maps covering all 50 states: https://smile.amazon.com/Close-up-USA-Plastic-...
by CG
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Map organizer?
Replies: 19
Views: 896

Re: Map organizer?

Hmmm. I seem to remember my parents having a yellow plastic box with maps for all 50 states that fit perfectly. I wonder if anybody would still make something like that. After searching, it might have been this box, with 15 maps covering all 50 states: https://smile.amazon.com/Close-up-USA-Plastic-B...
by CG
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1636
Views: 114203

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

I wonder when that graph was made.

I apparently live in 5 and 7 just by virtue of the fact that I'm still working and our area didn't really shut down like others.
by CG
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Foraging for Survival (Blast on a podcast!)
Replies: 4
Views: 315

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: 315

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: 638

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 Pandemic
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1143
Views: 75755

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: 638

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: 1840

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 Pandemic
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1143
Views: 75755

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: 1840

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: 1840

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: 2303
Views: 259713

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: 1840

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 Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1636
Views: 114203

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: 1840

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...

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