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Preppers' Twelve Days of Christmas
12/21/12 | Kartographer

Posted on 12/21/2012 9:20:22 AM PST by Kartographer

Preppers' Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me; A cartridge belt and a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Two pairs of gloves and a cartridge belt and a pear tree

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Three laying hens, two pairs of gloves and a cartridge belt and a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Four hauling carts, three laying hens, two pairs of gloves and a cartridge belt and a pear tree.

On the fith day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Five GOLD COINS, four mauls and axes, three laying hens, two pairs of gloves and a cartridge belt and a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Five GOLD COINS, four hauling carts, three laying hens, two pairs of gloves and a cartridge belt and a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Six fleece lined jackets, Five GOLD COINS, four hauling carts, three laying hens, two pairs of gloves and a cartridge belt and a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Seven swine a grunting, six fleece lined jackets, Five GOLD COINS, four hauling carts, three laying hens, two pairs of gloves and a cartridge belt and a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Eight blades a-sharpened, seven swine a grunting, six fleece lined jackets, Five GOLD COINS, four hauling carts, three laying hens, two pairs of gloves and a cartridge belt and a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Nine 9 boxes of ammo, eight blades a-sharpened, seven swine a grunting, six fleece lined jackets, Five GOLD COINS, four hauling carts, three laying hens, two pairs of gloves and a cartridge belt and a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Ten cords of wood, nine 9 boxes of ammo, eight blades a-sharpened, seven swine a grunting, six fleece lined jackets, Five GOLD COINS, four hauling carts, three laying hens, two pairs of gloves and a cartridge belt and a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Eleven types of flashlights, ten cords of wood, nine 9 boxes of ammo, eight blades a-sharpened, seven swine a grunting, six fleece lined jackets, Five GOLD COINS, four hauling carts, three laying hens, two pairs of gloves and a cartridge belt and a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Twelve drums of fuel, eleven types of flashlights, ten cords of wood, nine 9 boxes of ammo, eight blades a-sharpened, seven swine a grunting, six fleece lined jackets, Five GOLD COINS, four hauling carts, three laying hens, two pairs of gloves and a cartridge belt and a pear tree.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: preparedness; preppers; prepperschristmas
A little fun to lighten DOOMSDAY!
1 posted on 12/21/2012 9:20:31 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...
Please consider this our weekly Preppers' Thread to post progress, good buys, DIY projects, advice .. To start things off. Consider the value for bugging out or for all round general use of one of these. Steel Deer Cart
2 posted on 12/21/2012 9:24:29 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I would have gone with 11 drums of water and 1 mean hunting dog in the song.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 9:26:07 AM PST by staytrue
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To: Kartographer

Yeah. The world is supposed to end today, isn’t it?


4 posted on 12/21/2012 9:29:14 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom
The world is supposed to end today, isn’t it?

I thought it had when I woke up, but I realized that was the cat doing a tap dance on my bladder.

From the catz perspective: I was minding my own business, dancing in the winter solstice as the sun rose, and next thing, the world ended, and I was flying across the room...

Merry Christmas.

/johnny

5 posted on 12/21/2012 9:35:54 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Clever! Merry Christmas to all ... and thanks Kart for your faithfulness in posting good material.


6 posted on 12/21/2012 9:39:12 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Kartographer

It wouldn’t hurt to print out CB and Q codes to keep beside radios for those members of your team who don’t know them. It also wouldn’t hurt to have your own private codes.


7 posted on 12/21/2012 9:42:09 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: DollyCali
Hey stranger! Good to see you. Hope you and yours are doing well.

/johnny

8 posted on 12/21/2012 9:43:08 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer
So in the end I'll have 12 drums of fuel, 22 flashlights, 30 cords of wood, 36 9 boxes of ammo, 40 blades a-sharpened, 42 swine a grunting, 42 fleece lined jackets, 40 gold coins, 36 hauling carts, 30 laying hens, 22 pairs of gloves and 12 cartridge belts and pear trees.
9 posted on 12/21/2012 9:54:20 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL!

Merry CHRISTmas.


10 posted on 12/21/2012 9:54:27 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: KarlInOhio
10 pairs of gloves.

/johnny

11 posted on 12/21/2012 9:58:06 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

How do I get on you ping list?

this is great


12 posted on 12/21/2012 10:11:05 AM PST by gattaca ("Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kartographer
OOOPSS!

"On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Five GOLD COINS, four mauls and axes hauling carts, three laying hens, two pairs of gloves and a cartridge belt and a pear tree."
13 posted on 12/21/2012 10:19:37 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer; JRandomFreeper

Please add a strong male servant in that song. I just got back from buying Christmas dinner food and for days after that, then had to get it in the house and it was all heavy.

The ham is 9 1/2 lbs. and that was one trip from the car just to get the ham in the house. That is too much weight for me. I really need a servant. Hussein has servants so to be equal, I should have them, too.


14 posted on 12/21/2012 11:25:48 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Kartographer; Marcella

I received my hand operated grain mill. So I am ready to try it out on some of the Red Winter Wheat, and White winter wheat we grew last winter.

I have been using an extra coffee grinder I had and mixing it with all purpose flour, because the coffee grinder wasn’t fine enough. This mill is supposed to be able to grind it fine enough for bread.

This is part of my nutritional, pesticide free food effort, because wheat looses a lot of its nutritional value within a very few days of grinding, but it also fits in nicely with prepping, I think.

Also, the last several bags of flour from the store had bugs which freaked out Hubby and I had to pitch it. I told him it was just a little extra protein. LOL. Freaked him out some more LOL.

I ordered a few basics from the LDS online store. I have several cookbooks regarding meals from pantries with sections on food storage, that I ordered for Christmas gifts.

Thanks to Marcella for the Melitta Ready set Joe suggestion, which I am giving to a couple of people for Christmas who need to be able to make just one cup of coffee, so it serves the dual purpose for now, and when the electric goes off. They’ll be preppers and never know it.LOL.


15 posted on 12/21/2012 2:53:57 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes; Marcella

Do you have a link to the one cup of Joe set? Thanks!


16 posted on 12/21/2012 3:08:20 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: greeneyes; TEXOKIE

TEX, put “Melitta Ready set Joe” in search at Amazon and they will come up. They are inexpensive. You can buy just the filter or the filter with the cup. I, too, have given these as Christmas gifts because they are so handy and the resulting coffee is great. The plastic filter uses a #2 paper filter. I have stacks of those paper filters in my preps.

I use mine anytime I want a cup of coffee. Since the hot water is going directly through the coffee and into the cup, there is no boiling or recirculating the coffee so you get pure coffee taste with one pass through.


17 posted on 12/21/2012 3:23:50 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella

Thank you so much!


18 posted on 12/21/2012 4:45:47 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Hi Johnny.. I sm in Oklshoms for winter. I see you post here & there on the cooking threads etc. Miss the fun we had on the old ATRW. We have a large number that are on Facebook in a group but not heavy duty posting like we did in the past.

merry Christmas to you & yours..


19 posted on 12/21/2012 4:49:55 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Kartographer

Does anyone here have any experience with this “Stove In A Can”?

http://store.preppersnetwork.com/stove-in-a-can

A neighbor asked me about it, as an ‘easy alternative’ to Kartographer’s “Rocket Stove”, which I think is a far, far better unit.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 4:58:05 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: carriage_hill

I prefer the ability to use multiple fuels, especially wood and maybe coal in addition to canned fuel.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 5:31:03 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Marcella
Please add a strong male servant in that song.

Here ya go, hon, stuff your stockings...


22 posted on 12/21/2012 5:49:55 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: greeneyes

Good point. From some of the article’s comments, those fuel-paks produce a lot of smoke and fumes. Kart’s stove sounds so much better. I’m going to build one of his Rocket Stoves over Christmas/New year.

What are you using?


23 posted on 12/21/2012 6:19:07 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: Marcella; Old Sarge

Yummy! Apparently you have been VERY good this year, Marcella!

Merry Christmas! :o)


24 posted on 12/21/2012 6:53:48 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: carriage_hill

Well right now we have several choices. We have the coleman camping 2 burner, the sterno stove(my favorite), 2 fireplaces, the charcoal grill, and the outdoor tribal council pit.

The sterno stove cost less than 10 bucks. It folds up about the size of a napkin. It can be set up and cooking in less than a minute. I use it the most for our electrical outages due to the simplicity.

We had a bunch of huge rocks unearthed when we built our house, so we placed them in a ring and poured exposed aggate around and between them. Lawn chairs can be placed solidly between them, when needed.

We have a bunch of rocks in the middle along with a really really strong free standing grill that we could set a huge canner or pot on for making apple butter etc. if we needed to.

We like to get the tribe and the neighbors together in the fall for an oldfashioned weenie roast/picnic too. So it’s a dual purpose.

I’m still liking the rocket stove though. Couldn’t hurt to have another one especially if we build it ourselves.

Here’s another interesting stove I ran across:

http://www.ecozoomstove.com/rem-products.php

I’m just such a cheap skate, I wouldn’t buy it, but with Christmas, Mothers Day, Birthday etc. there are plenty of ways I might become an unwitting owner, and of course it would be soooo rude not to accept it!LOL


25 posted on 12/21/2012 6:58:33 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Old Sarge; Titan Magroyne

I’ll hire him if he can lift heavy groceries and heavy boxes.


26 posted on 12/21/2012 7:01:30 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: greeneyes

Thanks!

Wishing You & Yours A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!


27 posted on 12/22/2012 4:00:23 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: Kartographer; blam; The Duke; WakeUpAndVote; JRandomFreeper; Bride Of Old Sarge; ChocChipCookie; ...
So, we go to a Preppers Xmas Party on Wednesday evening, and we all did a Dirty Santa game. SO guess what The Bride and I get for our secret Santa?

CHICKENS!!

Yes, you heard me, chickens. We got five week-old chicks in a cardboard starter kit, a heating pad on loan, and feed for a good while.

So, for the upcoming prepper plans, we can include five hens-a-laying in the ongoing effort. We brought them home, and The Tribe just went "Awwwwwwwwww."

Brainiac was immediately asking about the logistics of keeping them, always thinking ahead. You could see the gears turning behind Maniac's eyes at the thought of "Mmmmm, eggses, precious..." Jailbait just said "Really?" and stomped away with her MP3 player and texting. Mocha, who is petrified of birds, picked up one chick and DID not put her down the rest of the night. She was actually CUDDLING it! She announced that she named it Ollie: Olivia if it was a hen, Oliver if it was a rooster...

So now we are on a fast steep learning curve on how to raise chickens. Between pouring over web pages on the subject, and badgering clerks at feeders supply stores, we'll have it figured out shortly...

28 posted on 12/22/2012 6:51:51 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge
I'm just finishing the "Survival Farming" chapter on my preparedness book, which has a lot of info on raising chickens (as well as rabbits, goats,etc). When I finish that chapter I'll produce it for you to use as reference. It covers every aspect of chickens, from hatching to butchering and serving up for dinner.

The farming chapter alone was such a big project it felt like its own book.

29 posted on 12/22/2012 8:54:07 AM PST by The Duke
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To: Old Sarge

“dirty Santa game” ?


30 posted on 12/22/2012 2:23:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Old Sarge

5? Just 5? You’ll want more than that, and if you’re in the boonies get ready for a high loss rate unless you keep them in a fenced and covered pen. That’s just the way it is.


31 posted on 12/22/2012 4:40:43 PM PST by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: The Duke

I am amazed at how much data is out there on the subject. And there are several good feed stores at which people are more than willing to talk about what they know.

I’m going on the assumption that all five chicks are female, so we’ll have five layers. And we’ll go from there...


32 posted on 12/23/2012 6:53:06 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: GeronL

It’s Secret Santa with a twist. You pick out a random gift, open it, and everyone sees what it is. The next person can either pick their own, or swipe yours. After three steals, the last one with that gift keeps it.

The chicks got swiped, swiped again, then The Bride swooped in and they became ours.


33 posted on 12/23/2012 6:56:13 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Sarajevo

Well, Noah started out with only two, so we got a jump on him...

We’re also looking at coops and enclosures for later. The feeder supply stores had a few we could either buy, or plagiarize.

Until the cold snap is over, they’re under a new heat lamp indoors. They’re already growing...


34 posted on 12/23/2012 7:00:11 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

OK. lol


35 posted on 12/23/2012 8:42:58 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: carriage_hill

You are welcome. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours too.


36 posted on 12/23/2012 9:26:58 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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