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Posted on 05/13/2012 3:20:10 PM PDT by Kartographer
I am a deputy sheriff in Louisiana and patrol primarily on the night shift. A few nights ago my shift was alerted that the main city in our parish was under a complete "black out", meaning a total loss of ALL electricity. The reason for the blackout was unknown but the repercussions were great. The power stayed out for a mere hour and a half, but that was all it took to cause chaos all throughout the city. In this hour and a half multiple shootings occurred, multiple wrecks occurred on the highways and city streets, and multiple stores and businesses were broken into and looted due to security systems malfunctioning. All within that small hour and a half. It really shows how fragile the order in our cities hangs in the balance. People who would probably have been watching television or engaging in other peaceful activities, were gathering in the streets starting fights. All because the lights and tv turned off. Wow. Only a handful of people had nothing to worry about because they were prepared with a few necessities such as: flashlights, food, water, protection (I.e. Rifle, handgun, or shotgun).
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One of the very first prep foods I bought was #10 cans of powdered eggs. Great minds and all that...
How about a spam and potato western omelet?
I have tried the Rainy Day brand, and they are ok, but seriously, dried whole eggs are dried whole eggs, and dehydrated taters are just dehydrated taters. I've never seen much variation in quality from one vendor to another.
I've tried. I really have. I can't make it work, and I know lots of tricks.
I have chickens and fresh eggs available anyway, if I want something that requires fresh eggs, like over easy with sausage, hashbrowns and toast.
Learn something new every day. ;)
Shelf reliance sells a scrambled egg mix in addition to the powdered eggs. I haven’t tried them.
I have eaten the egg breakfasts from the mountain house meals. A little rubbery but not too bad.
Like the man said; “Hunger is the best sauce.”
And the walk to the pantry is the same either way, except to step outside for the mint.
I’m not talking fine dining. I’m talking survival and filling the stomach with some easily stored protein.
Although I think I’d prefer your breakfast.
I can be annoyingly upbeat in the mornings, but not until everyone is either disarmed or has had their coffee and cigarette.
” That thread has a troll. “
That thread has a troll-studying-to-be-a-zombie...
Blam, was it wise to leave a trail of breadcrumbs for him to follow to this thread??
(Unlikely as it would seem from his posts, he just might figure it out and show up in this so-far-pristine thread..)
BTW, Johnny, the VA hospital I occasionally spend time in serves some kind of powdered eggs at least three mornings a week - we can tell that they’re not ‘real’, but not too bad, for hospital food...;))
I’d sure like to see a town identified here.
I am pretty convinced that Obama will attack even the emergency preparedness agenda making it illegal to hoard more than a months survival food, why that would be circumventing socialist herding!
Control the food, control the people.
My goal is no less than a 6 month supply of nutritional food for at least 6 people in my household, especially water, milk and energy juice drinks are on the list, and menus for food prep variation is important. I am a firm believer in cheese, you can add cheese to almost anything.
Another good stomach filler is those bowl of noodles, I just add some tuna and a wedge of Velveeta.
I have a recurring quarterly reminder on a Saturday in MS Outlook to exercise my genset. I start it up, hook up a space heater to give it a little load, run it for about 15-20 minutes to make sure it’s fully up to temperature, then close the fuel petcock to empty the carburetor and kill it.
I have an annual reminder to change the oil after one of these sessions.
I'm fairly sure I won't be eating to fill my stomach. Having a survivalist chef on staff has its benefits.
I can always work up a squirrel steamed dumpling soup with spring greens or something.
I did actually make that several times when I was broke and the larder was mostly bare.
Prepper’s Wet-dream: Apocalypse, Week 2.
A (once scoffing) neighbor says, “Man, I’m so hungry, my stomach is rumbling ... I believe I could eat the ass-end out of a skunk!”
And s/he replies, “Not my skunk you won’t! We warned you—you should have been preserving your own varmint rectums, as we did. Too bad!”
I have a plan to connect a Delco diesel 105 amp alternator to my snowblower to double as a 12 volt charger for my survival trailer, its an old 21’ Prowler I bought for $500.
It houses my emergency foods, kerosene heater, propane lanterns, water, cooking tools and cold weather gear.
Now I do have a 12kw Onana diesel genset, it was found a bit dented along the Alaska Highway, I repaired it and it works flawlessly, it uses a bit less than one gallon per hour.
Here is a good website about gensets.
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