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Posted on 02/05/2012 10:44:56 AM PST by Kartographer

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To: Kartographer

As a prepper the last thing I’d want is be on TV.

Much better to stay quiet. Why give Big Sis a clue?


51 posted on 02/05/2012 12:29:20 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: VRW Conspirator
Yes, I talking about...sasquach.

Which makes you wonder how Obama found his wife. I never figured him for hiker.

/johnny

52 posted on 02/05/2012 12:32:22 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: VRW Conspirator
"Yes, I talking about...sasquach."

Yeah, I love Michelle's Jack Links Jerky ads.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

53 posted on 02/05/2012 12:33:48 PM PST by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: Kartographer

InB4 after society collapses everyone will go to the homes of the Doomsday Preppers featured on the National Geo show. LOL.


54 posted on 02/05/2012 12:38:18 PM PST by trailhkr1
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To: grobdriver
Don't plan to watch it.

I'm expecting it to be as you stated.

However, I will watch it via DVR. I'm only going to be looking for tips and tricks that other folks use so I can fine tune my own preps.

55 posted on 02/05/2012 12:39:21 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: dog breath

One of the most under reported attributes of us preppers, is the peace of mind it brings.


56 posted on 02/05/2012 12:42:04 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: wolfman

In the history of the world men and nature have often caused such devastation that people have cried out for the Lord to end it all.

Knowing that that would be the case maybe is why the Bible contains many such verse as:

“In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but the foolish man devours all he has.”Proverbs 21:20

“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.” Proverbs 6:6-8

A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 27:12

Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 5:8


57 posted on 02/05/2012 1:02:23 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I’ll DVR it and watch at some point. I’m sure most featured on the show will be made to look like nutcases. Always interesting to see the many ways people prep.


58 posted on 02/05/2012 1:06:14 PM PST by FishinTX (Annoy liberals, VOTE NEWT.)
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To: Kartographer

Thanks for the passages, Kart!


59 posted on 02/05/2012 1:36:19 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma
"Explaining why you prep isn't nearly as hard has as someday having to explaining why you didn't."
60 posted on 02/05/2012 1:44:31 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: JohnKinAK

Amen! We say nothing to anyone about anything.I can dehydrate and all of that to save money nothing else....:)


61 posted on 02/05/2012 1:51:52 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: null and void

*snort*

you forgot to ping someone....


62 posted on 02/05/2012 1:55:31 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: FourPeas; null and void

PLEASE PEAS DON’T ENCOURAGE HIM!


63 posted on 02/05/2012 1:58:43 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: driftdiver
Veterinarians in the USAF inspected foods that were stored for the troops. Certain items, ie. rice, beans, sugar, salt, oats, and some other grains can be stored for almost eight years without deterioration. In 1974 we inspected grains and canned items that had been in shipping containers from Wheelus AFB since Libya kicked the US out and most were palatable except for a couple of boxcars full of grits that had been infested with flour beetles. Canned K-rations from the 1940’s were palatable and wholesome when inspected in 1974-77 except for items of high acidity. In the 1980’s I had to condemn items in fallout shelters that had been in storage from 1950 to 1982 that were not palatable or wholesome because they had been stored improperly. Survival rations that were stored in the galleys of KC 135’s and B-52s packed in the 1960’s were palatable and wholesome but were not tasty. I still have cases of them. Freeze dried items are great for storage and have years of shelf life. Rotation of canned items is paramount. Sometimes I just take the older cans to a food pantry for the poor and donate them.
64 posted on 02/05/2012 1:59:27 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Kartographer; Brad's Gramma
(RED FACED) I shouldn't went by memory!

"The only thing harder than preparing ahead of time is having to explain why you didn't." - Gabe Suarez 
65 posted on 02/05/2012 2:07:32 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: vetvetdoug

Pack lots of Tabasco...


66 posted on 02/05/2012 2:14:35 PM PST by null and void (Day 1112 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Kartographer

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matt. 6:31-33)


67 posted on 02/05/2012 2:20:24 PM PST by wolfman
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To: Kartographer

Kart, Could you repost your preparedness pdf. I had a computer crash and lost it.


68 posted on 02/05/2012 2:28:21 PM PST by Starstruck
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To: Starstruck
Kart, Could you repost your preparedness pdf. I had a computer crash and lost it.

1. Get a computer that won't crash. Ha ha.
69 posted on 02/05/2012 2:29:54 PM PST by aruanan
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To: wolfman

In the Lord’s Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
Woodrow Wilson


70 posted on 02/05/2012 2:38:57 PM PST by null and void (Day 1112 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

Ha! I see what you did there..........LOL!


71 posted on 02/05/2012 2:42:25 PM PST by VirginiaMom
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To: panaxanax
Bet the farm that we’ll be painted as big-time kooks.

Actually, that might play into the hands of serious preppers. Fewer folks to compete with.

72 posted on 02/05/2012 2:43:09 PM PST by The Duke
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To: Kartographer

Thanks for the reminder. I plan on watching. I figure I may learn something and I can always ignore any parts that are sensationalized or just plain nuts. No harm in investing an hour of my time watching it.

Thanks for all ya do Kart!!! :)


73 posted on 02/05/2012 2:45:44 PM PST by VirginiaMom
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To: Kartographer

Has anyone tried the reusable canning lids? I stay stocked up on the regular ones ‘cause if we have a serious long term power outage I have two freezers of food that will have to be canned.

If there is a ping list, please add me.


74 posted on 02/05/2012 3:03:40 PM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: Starstruck; passionfruit

For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:

http://www.tomeaker.com/kart/preparedness1i.pdf


75 posted on 02/05/2012 3:28:22 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: MagnoliaB

I haven’t used them but people I know highly recommend the reusable ones. Depends on which ones you are referring to of course.


76 posted on 02/05/2012 4:50:31 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MagnoliaB; driftdiver

I only can fruits and jams and juices, waterbath, but I re-use regular lids every year. When I open a jar of something, I’m careful not to bend the edges at all. If the lid has no scratches inside and still has a good amount of rubbery stuff, I wash carefully and stack them in boxes and re-use them. Some lids this summer I’d re-used a couple of times already. They sea up fine. Now since I re-use the ones that aren’t scratched or bent in any way, instead of magic markers to write contents and date, I use a wax pencil so I can rub it off! I’m not a huge canner, I did about 270 jars this year. If i get a garden going this year with extra produce I might try pressure canning.


77 posted on 02/05/2012 5:08:38 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: Kartographer

Anyone know where I can buy freeze dried food at an actual store retail location? I saw that REI sells Mountain Home. I would like to purchase small amounts at a time in cash.
Thanks guys.


78 posted on 02/05/2012 5:12:01 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: wolfman

If you shop and store some food at home, is that being unfaithful to God?

People aren’t preparing for potential problems because they want “salvation” or to live forever. It’s mere common sense.


79 posted on 02/05/2012 5:12:43 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: little jeremiah

“If you shop and store some food at home, is that being unfaithful to God?”

I’m reminded of Joseph and Pharoh’s dream with the seven fat cows and the seven skinny cows, etc. (Or whatever it was).

It is perhaps unfaithful to WORRY about the future, but I imagine there are also many verses about being prudent and planning, investing wisely (the parable of the talents), etc.

My old tagline was Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful.


80 posted on 02/05/2012 5:24:28 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: little jeremiah

Seems to me this is the first time in history where it wasn’t common to store food against lean times.

Properly managing the bounty God has provided is being faithful. Running out and wasting it on luxury’s would be questionable.


81 posted on 02/05/2012 5:41:33 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver; 21twelve

I agree with both of you. I’ve bought in bulk for years and years, just not as much bulk.

;-)

I’ve always hated shopping, always been poor, so buying in bulk makes sense - much cheaper, and I don’t have to go to the store often.


82 posted on 02/05/2012 5:50:45 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: grumpygresh

Honeyville farms has some stores in the west and some Walmart’s and Smith’s stores in the west carry some Augason Farms.


83 posted on 02/05/2012 6:42:46 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: driftdiver; little jeremiah; 21twelve

See Post #57


84 posted on 02/05/2012 6:47:05 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Excellent verses. I should save them just for circumstances like this!


85 posted on 02/05/2012 6:50:09 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: Kartographer

I have spent hundred of hours researching and have come across numerous pieces of info that might be very helpful to our FR preppers. Any chance we can have a weekly thread related to newly found products or? ??.
today I found PRI-G which extends the life of gas for months. Found it for only twenty some bucks. Plan on storing gas now (generators chain saws etc).

Also found pump n seal. A cheap way of using regular jars to seal dry products.
I am coming across a lot of products but it takes weeks sometimes months to find it . I’d like to share and vice versa.
Your thoughts?


86 posted on 02/05/2012 10:02:11 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Kartographer

I have spent hundred of hours researching and have come across numerous pieces of info that might be very helpful to our FR preppers. Any chance we can have a weekly thread related to newly found products or? ??.
today I found PRI-G which extends the life of gas for months. Found it for only twenty some bucks. Plan on storing gas now (generators chain saws etc).

Also found pump n seal. A cheap way of using regular jars to seal dry products.
I am coming across a lot of products but it takes weeks sometimes months to find it . I’d like to share and vice versa.
Your thoughts?


87 posted on 02/05/2012 10:02:25 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

I don’t have such and I am not even sure who you could do such on FR, but it would be useful.


88 posted on 02/05/2012 10:07:56 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: driftdiver

I was thinking about Tattler.


89 posted on 02/06/2012 3:28:10 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: little jeremiah
I've never tried to reuse those type of lids but I see how you might be able to if you just waterbath. I don't think you would be able to if using a pressure canner. The seal is so strong that most of the time rubber is left on the jar rim after opening.

Several years ago I bought a Back to Basic steam canner. It does the same thing a water bath canner does except it only uses 3 pints of water. It's so nice not to have that big pot of boiling water heating up the house when it is already hotter than the hinges of hell at canning time.

90 posted on 02/06/2012 3:35:43 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: Donnafrflorida

Is the pump-n-seal a manual apparatus? I have a sealer for jars with my Foodsaver but it would be nice not to have to drag that out everytime I open a jar of something, to take a little out, and have to reseal.


91 posted on 02/06/2012 3:49:11 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: MagnoliaB

“I was thinking about Tattler.”

I’m tellin’ Mom!


92 posted on 02/06/2012 5:52:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Donnafrflorida; All

>> I found PRI-G which extends the life of gas for months <<

Any idea how it compares to Stabil?


93 posted on 02/06/2012 5:52:59 AM PST by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: appalachian_dweller

A Co worker checked it out today and he said PRI-G is one third the cost. Extends gas by up to a year. My coworker used stable. Not any more. If you go to goodboatgear.com. cheapest I could find. Treats 516 gallons.


94 posted on 02/06/2012 6:25:49 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: appalachian_dweller

A Co worker checked it out today and he said PRI-G is one third the cost. Extends gas by up to a year. My coworker used stable. Not any more. If you go to goodboatgear.com. cheapest I could find. Treats 516 gallons.


95 posted on 02/06/2012 6:26:04 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: MagnoliaB

Yes its manual. From what I can tell it gets to 28 which I understand is a really good seal. Best part is you don’t have to use canning jars. Try YouTube. They have a demo. I paid about 30 some dollars. Waiting to get it in mail. This is for DRY PRODUCTS ONLY. Like dehydrated stuff.


96 posted on 02/06/2012 6:31:13 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: MagnoliaB

Yes its manual. From what I can tell it gets to 28 which I understand is a really good seal. Best part is you don’t have to use canning jars. Try YouTube. They have a demo. I paid about 30 some dollars. Waiting to get it in mail. This is for DRY PRODUCTS ONLY. Like dehydrated stuff.


97 posted on 02/06/2012 6:31:28 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: MrB

LOL!


98 posted on 02/07/2012 3:09:43 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: Donnafrflorida

I watched the video. After you get and use yours let me know how it works.


99 posted on 02/07/2012 3:22:34 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: oldenuff2no
All of those unprepared who are fleeing the socialized beehive cities are soon going to find that they are entitled to nothing and will get nothing from those who have worked and planned for survival. Keep going, nothing here for you.

It is almost inevitable that some loudmouth will stir the rest up to just 'take what is rightfully theirs' (regardless of facts).

Take out the agitators first, before they drift to the back of the pack. When they get back there, they'll push for the cannon fodder to overrun your position. Eliminate them early, and the rest will slink away.

100 posted on 02/07/2012 3:23:14 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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