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Posted on 01/28/2012 9:02:34 PM PST by Kartographer
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“Whats an imported wife?”
Never mind that! How can I export one?!
“I have been grinding wheat for flour for 3 years now.”
Whether you live in the bush or find big city life great, I would recommend everyone to buy a wheat grinder and make your own flour. Flour you grind yourself makes the best bread you will ever eat. It is delicious, packed with nutrients and different varieties of bread can be made.
A good flour grinder will run about $200. Red wheat berries are my choice for grinding. These berries in #10 cans will last for decades.
Hippies? I - don't - think - so. I don't know preppers will be welcoming liberals with hugs and rounds of Kumbayah. Even going back to our pioneer roots of making do on our own and protecting our families from whatever's lurking at the door might not be accurate but it's closer than a bunch of long haired lazy hippies.
'suffering and being afraid' is usually at the root of this kind of thinking... Such feelings are not unnatural in a time of economic recession and concerns about a growing national debt
I have never felt truly afraid and a sense of dread during past recession. Also, 3 days of food is hardly being prepared for anything.
Haven’t seen this show, Survivors (BBC), but here’s the link to watch episodes -
I saw a commercial last night that there’s a new preppers series soon to air on, I think, The Learning Channel. Somehow, it’s not sitting right with me. Smells of Extreme Couponing or Hoarders and such.
We just paid the property taxes and had to clean out the savings. I don't know how much longer we can keep it up. We don't owe anyone so the only problem is the skyrocketing property taxes that are 5 times what they were just 15 years ago. Makes no sense. Not rational. Totally ridiculous. My theory is all the imports from the NE and California coming in so Texas now thinks it can charge California prices.
“It is, however, not in my power to decide who the current citizens choose to be their president.
I have only one vote.”
And you vote to do nothing!
Nothing except desert, voting with your feet to take the easy way out.
Fighting to the death does not necessarily mean with weapons or martial arts. Fighting also means working. Working, for instance, to expand your one vote by getting involved and influencing those around you - educating them, sounding the alarm, inspiring them to get on board, participating in the process.
If you had come onto this forum like a troll, trying to influence people to go ahead and vote for Romney “since it’s inevitable anyway,” you’d have been kicked off or at least shouted down. Well, troll, I AM shouting you down.
IMO, you have no business on a patriotic Conservative site like this if you just plan to come here and undermine morale. If you want to die with you flip-flops on, rather than your boots, why bother coming here to this site? You got yours, you living large in paradise - just enjoy the beach and stay out of the way of the rest of us.
Not when so many mail in ballots are thrown in the garbage.
???? Don’t ya have to “plug in” a pellet stove .......??
I have come to love Texas. Two years ago we spent a month wandering around the state. We will return in may for another extended visit on our way west on the Butterfield Overland Mail Trail
I read extensively of the founding of the Texas Republic and visited sites in Laredo, San Antonio, Goliad and San Jacinto.
We get a lot of input here on our founding fathers and 1776 but today, an equal and perhaps even better model is the ad hoc and diverse consortium that wrested Texas away from Santa Anna.
I have a good grinder. I buy wheat, both hard red and hard white once a year. We get about 45 lbs. sealed in a 6 gallon bucket. A bucket lasts about 6 months for hard white and a year for hard red. We buy 4 buckets white and 2 red.
You are correct about the taste and the texture. It almost tastes like it’s good for you.
Yeah, seems senseless to me, but my assumption is he either has a alternate power source, is thinking short term SHTF or not thinking at all.
I said Mad....Mad at someone is more like when the cat throws up a hairball on a just vaccuumed rug, not like the cat is my enemy.
My wife and I watched the first season of 'Survivors' on BBC and will not watch any further.
Only one of the people in that little band was smart enough to do what was needed to survive and after 2 episodes even he gave in and went along with the rest of the group. A group that has no direction, plan or skills to survive. It's existence by committee. Feh.
For my money, the script writing is far too infested with the typical UK socialist mindset. I find it distasteful and not entertaining at all.
During my visit to the Philippines last December I stayed in Manila the first day, very noisy and chaotic, I would not want to live there either.
Most of my time there I stayed in the barangay of Balabag, which is outside the city of Iloilo. It’s a rural area, lot of rice and chicken farms there. Every morning you can hear roosters everywhere, seems almost every residence there has them.
In Prepper circles, when we speak of when the SHTF or TEOTWAWKI, those you speak of are called "Zombies".
Great show. WIsh it would have lasted more than 2 seasons though.
How many today would even be willing to put down the snack bowl, turn off the Superbowl and take a tour at guard duty on the road into their subdivision or town?
Of course there will be a few more volunteers after the first drive-through hordes of MS-13 and Holder's MoFos tear things up and take what they want.
I don't know about all that zombie talk. I guess in the cities they can't live a subsistence lifestyle like out here.
WE have all kinds of local dependent on govt checks, but everybody lives off what the land & river provides too. So I figure those people be eating salmon 24/7 if it gets bad. Heck the Indians do and don't even realize there's anything wrong with it, ha ha.
Ya know out here people don't play the end of the world game, they have lived that lifestyle for decades out of necessity. Our nearest Sams is 500 miles away. Cost prohibits flying everything in, so people have always had big gardens and lived off moose & caribou & salmon. Most everybody has 3-4 years of basic supplies and the ability to make do with what is out here. Nothing wrong with rendering bear fat down, no joke.
I’m a yankee living in Texas now. Met my wife when we were both in the military. I followed her back to Texas 25 years ago.
We’re a little late on the prepping bandwagon. We’ve had a good stocked pantry for years but just now started expanding into a year or mores worth. Most of our prepping is canned goods(veggies, meat and fish), bagged rice, and beans. I ‘d love to be able to buy a years worth of MRE’s then just keep the pantry as usual. My organizational skills are minimal and hard to keep food from spoiling.
We have maybe a thrid acre garden and can some. Green beans, cukes and squash. New potatoes and tomatoes are the favorite but get eaten before the canning part. We live on 11 acres, have 5 cows, 15 chickens and a pet pig. 1 cow is going to the butcher next month, the chickens are for eggs, and the pig is for emergency use only.
I’ve started adding other supplies to the prep room so always looking for prepper lists and ideas. Thanks
That's why we're preppers.
I find it hard to beat a good hard white wheat. It makes a much lighter loaf of bread both in color AND texture.
I thought that prepper show was on NatGeo.
Imagine if that fellow with the double barreled shotgun tried to be a strong man in the US where everyone has an AR-15 with a couple of 30 round capacity clips. I am on show five of the first season but with most entertainment I forgive the writers for their biases.
There was an hour show on NatGeo a few months ago that featured 3-4 families but this is a new series that is starting in a few weeks. I've only seen the commercial once so didn't realize it was prepping until too late to focus in on the where and when.
Electric or handcranked? My wife wants to get one, but I'm torn on the efficency vs. dependence on electricity issue.
A funny thing happened on the way to lunch. I was being lazy today so decided to use a can of chicken for a salad. Took the can out of the pantry. Sat it down. Walked away. Came back and looked at it. Sat it down. Walked away. Came back and pondered on the 2014 expiration date. Walked away. Came back, sighed. Walked away. Came back, took a deep breath, put it back in the pantry and went out to the freezer to dig around for a small package of chicken. Came back in with 3 raw thighs. Boiled them and chopped them up for salad. Just couldn’t make myself open something with a 2014 date when a freezer package would expire sooner.
No being mad doesn’t make someone an enemy, but mad held this long is a grudge and a grudge is one sign of an enemy.
GOOD for you! A PREPPER”S Prepper!
Lol, and real chicken tasted much better than canned stuff.
Only if you want it to work.
Let me know how that works for ya in a survival situation.....
I’ve been meaning to request inclusion in your Prepper Ping List for sometime...Now is the time....Please add me. Thanks.
I don't live in a city but I do live in a town where there are a good number of illegals and the houses are all pretty close together. We have some land but we have neighbors close by. That may be a good thing when things get bad.
I do expect the cities to burn first (remember Vancouver after they lost the Stanley Cup?) and after about two weeks, the gangs will start branching out into areas like mine. I'm prepared but not everyone is. There are many here that simply go about their days, secure in their belief that "it couldn't happen here".
It's on the National Geographic channel starting 2/7. I read some pre-release articles on it and also given the leftist slant on NatGeo...I fully expect it to be about the lunatic fringe and crazies of the Prepper movement so NatGeo can paint all of us with their broad brush. I'm not expecting a reasoned, intelligent, unbiased presentation of fact. But I'll watch at least one episode.
Thanks. Know what you mean about NatGeo but, like you, I want to see what it’s about.
I keep the shotgun(s) handy for close encounters. They're not good for much else...mostly. I do have some nice ammo for the 12 ga that has a .65 caliber mini ball/rifled wad. Better distance than shot or regular slugs.
Though this is MA and hi-cap mags are verboten...I'd love to get me an AR-15 some day. I'm not rich. Until then, my Mossberg 30-30 will have to do for stand off distances.
How about him moving to Mombasa Kenya?
Wait...what? You are going to be on the NatGeo preppers show?
Well...I guess it may be more balanced that I had assumed.
“They have no more motive to expand their dominance to the Philippines ... Just in the news last night there was mention of the US asking to station some ships here.”
Motive... the new business class, no. There is a segment of their economy that wants only to sell us stuff, and they have no ambitions for taking territories.
Their military leadership is another matter. They are schooled in the idea that China’s destiny is to rule Asia, and eventually to become the premier power in the world. Some of the things their generals have said publicly are quite frightening.
There is a struggle between the two factions within their government. The business class wants peace and profits; the military class is — long-term — preparing for war. That is the reason the US is increasing our presence in the Pacific.
Right now China does not have a navy capable of large-scale conflicts, but they are rapidly building that capability. Ten or twenty years from now, they may have the power to be able to reach out to their neighbors.
Sorry for the bad news. I’m sure you like your new life: tropical island, beaches, warm breeze, Asian food... Got a spare room? :)
I agree with you pastor.
I will also give you a good reason,farm land and clean water. China has pretty much devastated theirs and they have billions and billions to feed. The farm lands to the north have been devastated by drought. Hungry and Famine are two of the oldest motives for war.
“Ten or twenty years from now, they may have the power to be able to reach out to their neighbors.”
God only knows what the world will be like in 20 years, if it is even still here.
I am 67 and not worried.
I will be long gone, if and when they invade the Philippines.
If and when China starts a war, it will probably be the last war on Earth.
>> clothes are washed in a machine that doesnt require electric <<
Could you elaborate on this a bit more? Sounds interesting and useful.
I’m very impressed with your preps. Nice job. How in the world did you get your family and friends to take prepping so seriously?
I’ve spoken with my friends and while there are interesting in talking about it, they aren’t as enthusiastic when it comes to taking specific actions, i.e. - going without electricity for a week.
As to the laundry equipment, I will refer you to Lehmans.com. They are a company, based in Ohio I believe, who specialize in products for people who live without electricity, like the Amish.
I’ve done a bit of business with them over the last 5or 6 years, always with good results. The delivery is usually prompt and customer service very good. They are a bit on the pricey side, but the products are first rate.
As to my family, they have no choice, this ain’t no freakin’ democracy here. This is my castle, so to speak, and I rule it unconditionally. No, seriously, I talk to the kids, who are now all adults, a lot about where I’m coming from. They would tell you I talk too much about it. They are like too many other Americans, too busy trying to live their own lives to pay attention to things they believe to be as unlikely as the end of life as we know it. Besides, they know that in the event that I’m right after all, they know exactly where to run to and exactly what they must do when they get here. They do like, overall, the change in lifestyle around here. They like all the animals. All of my kids were brought up hunting, boys and girls, and they like shooting very much.
As to my neighbors, some agree completely and seem glad to talk to someone with a plan. They don’t really have to do anything other than provide provisions for themselves, which I have become a real pest about. I don’t want to have to shoot any of these people when they run out of food and come to take mine. I am taking care of the defensive construction. So far the consencise is that the firing positions make fist class deer blinds. I take responsibility for making sure they have access to arms and ammo and I hold a monthly BBQ at my range.
Some of my neighbors are part time residents and really like the idea of a free watchman/ caretaker for their property. I like all of the hunting property that I have exclusive acces to. Win, win.
Hope this helped you, I do tend to rattle on about things I am passionate about. Let me know if I can be of further service.
Put a Hefty bag in the cockpit, fill with clothes, fill with seawater, add a quarter bottle of ammonia. Tie it shut and place it so the boat's rocks gets it rolling and sloshing around on deck real good. Untie after a couple hours and dump the water and let it run out the scuppers (ammonia is biodegradable) and fill with fresh water. Let it slosh around. Then drain and hang the clothes from the boom and railing, done.
Sounds like a plan to me!