Latest 100 Comments on Modern Survival Blog

  • nyscout 07/28/2021 at 2:52 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationi have tried to post this before but i guess it got lost in moderation. this is some very good info on how they did 150yrs ago. the book is not available that i know of but it can be printed into a hard copy. archive.org/details/cu31924089480218/page/n81/mode/2up?view=theater it's a very long PDF file but filled with some very good info.
  • nyscout 07/28/2021 at 2:38 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMrs. U, no joke, if they don't secure our boarders it's going to be many more diseases than just covid. not to mention the increase in violent crimes.
  • Chipmunk 07/28/2021 at 2:26 PM
    OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends, Family, AcquaintancesThese days you also have to consider that your or your trusted person's electronics are listening in (TV, phone, Nest device).
  • Mrs. U 07/28/2021 at 1:34 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSoooooooooooo, what will the variants be from the 88 countries of humans flooding over the border?
  • nyscout 07/28/2021 at 1:34 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationKulafarmer, you and me both brother, i have gotten to where i just can't stand most people anymore. i guess i'm just getting old and cynical, but gee wizz, the idiocracy that most people display in public now is astonishing. to go to town now or a big box store is like going to the damn circus.
  • Mrs. U 07/28/2021 at 1:30 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationrepost, I have eaten Wal Mart/Sams Chicken that had a date of 2010 just last year.
  • nyscout 07/28/2021 at 1:25 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationPlainsmedic, i have been collecting cannabis seed. easy to grow and some people want an escape from reality sometimes. a good barter item. legal in most areas now, while home brewed whisky is still not.
  • Calirefugee 07/28/2021 at 1:13 PM
    OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends, Family, AcquaintancesDifficult topic to address. My farmer relatives tilled land and raised crops close to a busy public highway in Cali before I relocated. I kept a shotgun in my truck and had to chase tourists out of the berry fields almost every day I lived down there. With the cell phone, I had the Sheriff's Dept on speed dial. Word got around real fast: Stay out of the fields or catch a load of shot on your person or replace your windshield. The bigger the field or larger the animals, the tougher it is to keep it a secret. When I was baking in a commercial kitchen, same thing: Baking is a noc shift job and the smell of fresh baked pies, cakes, pastries and breads on the cooling racks wafts down the street in the early morning bringing in all kinds of people. Good for business during normal times. Much of the business of selling produce or livestock is done by word of mouth and a handshake. Much of it is handed down from father to son. This was the old way of networking. From what I see, it is still done that way among people that produce. The big successful ones may seem unfriendly at first because they do not know you. ( do you have a big mouth? Do you do or do you just talk? )
  • aka 07/28/2021 at 1:05 PM
    OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends, Family, AcquaintancesWhen I had knee replacement surgery 2 years ago one of my neighbors helped out a lot. Last week I said something about painting the spare junk room (pantry) and the first thing she mentioned was "what about all that food" I had in there. Keep in mind that she was in the room 2 years ago and it was the first thing that she thought of.
  • AZoffgrid 07/28/2021 at 12:58 PM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansMy husband is the “what if” king. We plan and then pick the plan apart to look for flaws or weaknesses, and then plan again with contingency plans. Whew!! It requires a lot of storage space for the range of near stone-age tools up to the latest Li-ion power tools. As I’ve mentioned before, he thinks that if you need one, get five. It’s actually four: one to use, one for spare, one to store, and one to share.
  • Kulafarmer 07/28/2021 at 12:55 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI wonder how many states are going to backslide and require everyone everywhere to wear masks? Im cool with everybody staying 6’ away from me.
  • Plainsmedic 07/28/2021 at 12:51 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWild lettuce seed, Been collecting some canadensis seed. Tried a wally world bag. Didn't work well at all. Once it reaches the dry white fluffy dandelion-like stage, I used an old pill bottle and pinched off the whole bloom into the bottle. The seed(s) are attached to the fluff and they're tiny. Takes some time. Seems to work well enough. I'm open to suggestion here. I'll likely gather the remaining canadensis plants, later this week. Should have enough for what I'll need this winter. Mother nature provides a lot of great things. I have a lot to learn with this stuff.
  • Grey 07/28/2021 at 12:22 PM
    OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends, Family, AcquaintancesYou never know who you are standing next to. I never initiate a conversation.
  • nyscout 07/28/2021 at 12:14 PM
    OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends, Family, AcquaintancesNRP & Blue, everyone in my area has gardens of some kind. its a trade off for veggies for meat or something. if they show up with nothing but wanting a hand out and have done nothing to get prepared, then just tell them no, and be ready to back it up. it's like a stray dog or cat, if you feed it one time it will never leave.
  • Tom 07/28/2021 at 11:53 AM
    OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends, Family, AcquaintancesNRP, Thanks for the tip on the sourdough bread, it's very good.
  • NRP & Blue 07/28/2021 at 11:36 AM
    OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends, Family, AcquaintancesYa have a Garden and Can? Ever give away some of those Veggies or a few Jars of Home Canned 'stuff'? Your OPSEC is gone. and those that you were so generous to, they know you got 'stuff'. Just a fact of today's world.
  • Dennis 07/28/2021 at 10:20 AM
    OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends, Family, AcquaintancesPride versus Ego.... Pride is inner satisfaction for your own accomplishments....Ego is the desire for accolades for those accomplishments... Inner satisfaction, or pride, should be enough.....but....the desire for recognition from others can bring with it jealousy and resentment... Keeping ego in check goes a long ways if survival is the goal....
  • tango 07/28/2021 at 10:17 AM
    OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends, Family, AcquaintancesTwo people can keep a secret if one of them is dead.
  • Blackthorn 07/28/2021 at 10:13 AM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup Plans"A wreck stopped traffic for 25 or 30 minutes. Yep, a couple people ran out of gas. How do you not have 30 minutes of gas or think to shut it off when traffic stopped? " Considering the heat wave blanketing the country right now, I've got $50 that says they didn't want to turn off the Air Conditioning and never thought about looking at their gas gauge.
  • Tom 07/28/2021 at 9:50 AM
    OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends, Family, AcquaintancesA big mouth, the largest gap in security.
  • Ken J. 07/28/2021 at 9:08 AM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup Plans"stupid is as stupid does" One's actions (or lack thereof) indicate one's level of stupidity (or intelligence).
  • Deep South 07/28/2021 at 9:04 AM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansWith all of the fear some people have of the Wuhan flu I am at a loss to explain why more people are not at least prepping a little. Now I am not making light of the potential for harm from the virus, just with the fear of some people I personally know show, they don't put back anything, just order grocery delivery on line from Wally World. For most it seems "same stuff different day" is standard operating procedure.
  • Anony Mee 07/28/2021 at 7:52 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDennis, So far thousands of variants of this covid virus have been identified. Alpha is the new name for what had been called the UK variant, Beta for South Africa, Gamma for Brazil, and Delta for the India variant. In spite of the “breakthrough cases” in those vaccinated being reported in the media, according to the CDC none of the thousands have been classed as a “Variant of High Consequence.”
  • Ken J. 07/28/2021 at 7:46 AM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansYou are absolutely right. The mainstream media has ALWAYS portrayed (the preparedness-minded) as wing-nuts/whack-jobs. Disgusting. Throwing common sense right out the window... Instead, our 'overlords' want an obedient dependent subservient mind-numbed robot class of sheeple -- who ask no questions, or don't even know the questions to ask... but I digress.
  • Ken J. 07/28/2021 at 7:32 AM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansWow, she thought two big packs of TP were a lot? Even after what happened 2020? I wonder what she would think if she say my supply (certainly more than two packs!), or even more shocking would be to see the supply stash of our own 'NRP' here on the blog!!! [ Read: The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020 ]
  • Ken J. 07/28/2021 at 7:27 AM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansKen in Konnecticut, We certainly live in a "just in time" world. The expectation / assumption that supply and supply chains will always function. But running out of Ketchup?! (not happening in this household!)
  • McCatfish 07/28/2021 at 7:18 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThanks nyscout We usually cook up a bunch and then freeze it. Makes it easier on the days you just don't feel like cooking. But in keeping an eye on things we also want to be able to can everything if it gets down to it. We are pretty close to retirement and trying to juggle a full pantry and having things ready for a move can lead to a million questions. Thanks again
  • Sam Smada 07/28/2021 at 3:43 AM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansI agree on most. Except looking back. Looking back helps us learn what worked in the past and what didn't. Or what items were short handed and what proved sufficient during an event. As well as what things were overlooked. All to help learn from those experiences.
  • Calirefugee 07/28/2021 at 3:04 AM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansI must admit that another old show did not show preppers in a favorable light: Nat Geo Preppers featured some real characters/wing nuts/whack jobs on their program. It gave people something to talk about at work the next day. That was about all the show was good for. The ones I felt sorry for were some of the kids growing up within a household where the parents have gone off the deep end. I wonder how many left home early and became a materialistic capitalist mercenary because they got tired of living in the hills nibbling on seeds wearing buckskins and roasting road kill with their parents. ( Now they are the ones driving the European Sports Sedan drinking their soy milk lattes and yelling at their smart phone ). I do not remember seeing a lot of common sense among some of the people featured on that show. Logic is one motivator. I suspect experience is the primary driver behind shopping patterns and laying in of supplies for most of us.
  • Sam Smada 07/28/2021 at 2:54 AM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansConfucius also say: Man who stand on toilet, He high on pot. Hehe
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/28/2021 at 2:17 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDennis,they are using the Greek alphabet...Alpha was in April...
  • Kulafarmer 07/28/2021 at 12:56 AM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansI give up,,,,,
  • The Guide ! 07/28/2021 at 12:55 AM
    The 20 Mega Corporations Who Are Controlling And Shaping YouTo all the comments before.and following to truths and lies the problems are the complaining as well for not wanting to believe what they fearfully know in there hearts that is. The organized religous system's are the supporters for the corrupt government. So there is the Anti Christ supporting the Beast both all ready here . No taxes for them if you support one another and they do that very well.
  • Joe c 07/27/2021 at 11:08 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDennis, Nahh mmm, you didn't miss the other variants. See, the elites are so much in force to kill us all, they skipped the alphabet ical order. Next will be the MAGA variant of the vid. Life is good here in the swamps of Michigan. Just awaiting that kill switch. Take care, bud.
  • Antique Collector 07/27/2021 at 11:07 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDennis No,,, you did not miss the other alpha varieties. Heard they are getting ready for the epsilon variety to pop after the intelligent folks give them the raspberry.😳
  • Dennis 07/27/2021 at 10:48 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationLife is good on the mountain.... Just checkin' in...been taking a break from the world...got a question... ....I'm hearing about this Delta variant of the China/Fauci flu that's got everyone scared to death....did I miss the Alpha, Bravo, Charlie variants?
  • DLS 07/27/2021 at 10:23 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationIn the meme of eat what you prep, I have been having Winco brand canned white chicken breast with frozen mixed vegetables (and BBQ sauce) for lunch the last couple of weeks. I found that I had 10 cans that were past their expired/best by dates and decided to give my self a mini-prep test. Not bad at all. I drain off the liquid, which, I think, drains off much of the sodium. The meat is a little stringy (I microwave before eating), but tastes ok, somewhat like stewed chicken.
  • Joe c 07/27/2021 at 9:21 PM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansHome, health, life, auto insurance....paid monthly. Why not contibute a fraction of that cost on food/water/other prep self (in)assurance. It's plain to see, no one will save our keester,,in troubled times. That will be truly left unto us. Got preps??
  • BladeRunner 07/27/2021 at 9:10 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationA 'new' treatment --- now that is funny!
  • country 07/27/2021 at 8:55 PM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansWatching the local news this morning. A wreck stopped traffic for 25 or 30 minutes. Yep, a couple people ran out of gas. How do you not have 30 minutes of gas or think to shut it off when traffic stopped? I believe the people who won't/don't prepare are a serious danger. Even if they have a cabin or some sort of bug out location, they will not have any food, gas, water or skills. That is when they will think of your stuff. After all, you have so much its unfair. Opsec is so important and I have not done well enough.
  • Wendy 07/27/2021 at 8:21 PM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup Plans"Who (especially these days) would ridicule, or think poorly of those who have responsibly prepared, taking logical actions to mitigate events like disruptions and product shortages?" You may ask "who," but there are a lot of those "whos" around. The other day I was talking to someone who had been to a garage sale. She and her daughter were laughing because they discovered who had been responsible for the t.p. shortage last year. My friend saw (gasp!) two big packs of toilet paper on a shelf in the garage. Hopefully, no one here needs this warning, but just in case...If you have a garage sale, friends over to visit, a repairman, etc., don't leave anything that may seem odd to them out where they will notice. Things that seem normal to you may be a red flag to others.
  • 0ldhomesteader 07/27/2021 at 7:44 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationOjs ,,,,,,ck your email
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 7:21 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationOH you posted somewhere about wet packing rice, how is that done./secured?
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 7:20 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMany of us did , unknowingly..i have been tryng to purchase locally as much as possible for a good while. i have never bought things many waste money on... , don't do movies nor sports, read very few books,...have a collection of them 66 special ones.....amazon-nada, . you are talking everyday items-for many.. ... i am/was discussing following the money of those that bribe and are bribed. The sale of the national resources and manufacturing gives those nations the power and dollars to purchase the land.. There were sales of whole companies and resources i had no say in the sale of those companies. as i became aware- i changed the products i purchased. As manufacturing/land and trade secrets was sold was sold to china- it became near impossible to purchase locally made in certain lines... clothes, underwear, socks and shoes.. large sizes became medium.to et a large size had to order xtra tall and 2x... Bra's for women became re-sized,and inadequate...size 9 womens shoes became 10.5.. women with big feet had to purchase mens shoes. my feed comes from miller just south of me.or state co-op. . there are Boards that have to approve of sale of our natural sources to other nations. they only looked at the dollars every foreign investor/gov gives them under the table or donates to their private foundation... sales of our ports, massive land grabs.... should never have been approved.because they intentionally put our nation at risk. they did not do their job, but sold us out to highest bidder. with manufacturing being moved from our nation it is increasingly hard to go to store and pick up a needed item w/o it coming from another country...
  • Ken in Konnecticut 07/27/2021 at 6:56 PM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansWas over a friend's house last weekend and they ran out of ketchup. How do you do that? Doesn't everybody have several back-ups of everything? Apparently not, and I rarely discuss preps with anyone - so I'm shocked when something like this happens. A lot of people will be in a world of hurt if the SHTF, (and it will).
  • MamaLark 07/27/2021 at 6:38 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationLocal news just promoted a story tonight about the University of Nebraska Medical Center releasing information on a new treatment for covid.....Ivermectin. I never believed there would be a time where there were nothing but government mouth pieces in the media. We've known about ivermectin for over a year but it'll be framed as a progressive govermental success and the sheeple will never know.
  • DJ5280 07/27/2021 at 6:27 PM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansI keep planning and preparing, but have come to realize that circumstances change. We must always be ready to adapt to them, and quickly. Don't look back. And keep track of current events local, national, and global. Very telling. And keep your eyes on all the crop failures happening around the globe. Stock up well. Blessings to you all.
  • 0ldhomesteader 07/27/2021 at 6:12 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationOJS ,,,,,and all of us for that matter , When you point your finger at China you have three fingers pointing back at you ,,,you gave China the money to buy America ,,how much do you have that's made in China ?,,,you don't like what we have become?? You gave the money to Amazon so Jeff Bezos could buy news papers and MGM to tell you what to think ,you made Bill Gates rich ,don't complain when he buys farm land , YOU MADE IT POSSIBLE,,,,,,,,, Your sin of buying in to the easy way now is coming back to to you ,you killed the mom and pop stores,,,,,now your trapped with no place else to go ,do you remember the local feedmill ,now its the feed store,no milling any longer just sacks off the truck from God knows ware ,from one of the big boys ,,,,,,,,we did it ,,China had no power over us that we didn't give them ,,,,,,,my honest take of the mess were in ,
  • nyscout 07/27/2021 at 5:56 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMcCatfish, it won't hurt a thing as long as you pressure can them at the right pressure and long enough. it will not hurt the taste. i have done it before on meats and it turned out real good. my veggies come out of the garden and straight into the canner. go for it and good luck
  • NRP & Blue 07/27/2021 at 5:10 PM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansPeople don't Plan to Fail, they Fail to Plan.... OR... As Confucius would say... Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
  • Romeo Charlie 07/27/2021 at 4:53 PM
    Preparedness is about Backups and Backup PlansTwo is one, one is none.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 4:17 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationwe may not know name of ccp general but we know title of one who sold it to ccp. traitor. and approved by same.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 4:16 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationLauren, and at the same time!
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 4:15 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationi had someone tell me they want my 4 acres."money is no object"... i told them it's not for sale. My preferred area has a issue, i can't get around.... reply, What's that? answer they have quit making land over there. end of conversation.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 4:10 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationFact Finder... sterilize jar, allow all water to drain out... to keep hot sit upright in pan of hot water., boil /heat a lid in water brought to a boil. Heat oils( whichever one you have), bacon grease, lard, chicken fat, OR cooked form fat meat from trimming a roast... ( i keep mine separate) pour jar as full as you can with hot oil, clean rim with vinegar soaked paper towel...apply lid tightly. set aside , will seal and keep 6 years w/o other processing necessary. store in cool dry place.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 4:04 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe C, PWN Sal. also red thyme essential oil is good to use as aroma theapy for sinus congestion/allergy... just get a couple good wiffs and close the bottle tightly. It lasts a long time that way.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 3:47 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationnot so sure , the average person is not here, but hiding in the basement playing games. ignoring the world outside their door. i was asked by one last week, who really won the election? i was able to explain that persons who are DEAD are not supposed to vote by any ballot, registration deadlines are binding ad on can not vote and register days later, mail in ballots must be folded to place in business envelope.. simple concepts....
  • SPEC5 07/27/2021 at 3:47 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationFarmgirl, I have been reading (maybe too much) that what you and others such as nh micheal, 12B, 11HE9 TOJS,Kulafarmer have posted about the vaccinations is fast coming to us. NFL players ordered to wear color coded wristbands to show shot status, WH is not requiring officials to be vaccinated, California/NYC/VA mandating shot to work, Firing Line w/ Margaret Hoover said" Anybody receiving gov't healthcare, VA, Medicare or Medicaid or SS should have to take the shot, because we will have to take care of you on the back end. Don't call it a mandate, but make it impossible for people to live their lives w/o being protected." CNN "experts " said the same thing. I (we) have been compared to drunk drivers and murderers and need to be segregated from others and re-educated. In their minds, with acknowledgement to Walt Kelly," We have met the enemy and it is {us} YOU!"
  • McCatfish 07/27/2021 at 3:07 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationCanning question Getting things ready by emptying the freezer but need to know if what I am thinking can be done. I know we can cook and refreeze. But can we then thaw later and pressure can the previously cooked and thawed meat items? Anyone ever done that or been told its a bad idea?
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 2:37 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationuse entire stalk to within inches of ground.. lots of pints can be made from stalk.
  • nyscout 07/27/2021 at 2:34 PM
    Food Storage List For 1 Yearremember that all of those stored dry beans can be planted as a source for sustainability. i don't get my peas and beans from the co-op for the garden. i get mine from the grocery store for a fraction of the price and they grow well. 1-3 years of food on hand is great, and i very much encourage it, but what are you going to do after that. think about it. i plan on living longer than that, and providing for my family as best i can. the key word is sustainability. i always think long term, like 20yrs from now. it's a curse.
  • Farmgirl 07/27/2021 at 2:28 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTOJS and nyscout, I avoid doctors and hospitals for the most part. Last time I went was for a fractured wrist. Intake nurse tried to make me bend my wrist; I had to outright refuse. If I'd done what she asked, I would have separated the Colles fracture and needed surgery and pins. There are some good practitioners out there, but vigilance is required to find them. Years of growing and using plants has helped us handle most needs at home. Forced vax on health/gov employees + new, more accurate test will help craft the narrative that case rates are going down as vax rates go up. Holdouts will be increasingly seen as unreasonable and dangerous. France will not let unvaxxed use the hospital. Yup. Find unwoke medical care for going forward - doctor, dentist, vision, etc... I honestly don't understand how anyone can believe any government policy maker really cares about them or their health.
  • nyscout 07/27/2021 at 2:12 PM
    Food Storage List For 1 YearThe Original Just Sayin', i have used dry ice, and it works well. it doesn't absorb oxygen but displaces it. just make sure to leave the tops just loose enough to let the gasses out before sealing them or they could blow up the bucket.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 2:06 PM
    Mosquito Treatment | How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoesyou could use/ spray any rancid cooking oil or canola in tires and it will not wear off. also can place on top of any thing that hold water... can swoosh it aside, or off top if need to use the water.
  • nyscout 07/27/2021 at 2:02 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationFarmgirl, i don't go to doctors. if a person goes to a doctor enough they will kill you eventually with their drugs. i may be wrong about this, but it's where i am. 61 and in good health, i only have gone to a doctor when i can't get the bleeding to stop by myself. i have 2 staple kits now. as long as our old people here are around i can medicate myself if needed, they have cabinets full of stuff they have never taken. DW and i almost never get sick. i do not like doing business with people who don't have to guarantee their work, you know, doctors, lawyers, politicians.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 2:00 PM
    Mosquito Treatment | How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes... re: skin so soft...make sure you are not allergic to it before you stock up,,, some ppl are allergic to this product,
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 1:55 PM
    Food Storage List For 1 YearAnony Mee, It will depend on how fast you rotate thru said foods and the permeability of the membrane. The first buckets of flour i did had double oxygen absorbers, and bucket was sealed with orig. lid and duct tape. I knew it was food insurance, for JIC... when there was a supply... I was learning. every one of them went rancid, if not when opened- were ruined within a month..Those are only good for animal food.. this gsm can last many years. do you want to depend on food that will be ruined when changes occur so drastic that it destroys ability to grow,, Take the time, get the mylar and oxygen absorbers.they will be good when you open them. It will be a supply that is secured. Another alternate......could use dry ice in a seal-able food grade barrel with open lid/bung. .and drop several pre-frozen, thawed,dry foods in the same barrel for a baking supply/ breakfast supply.. mar ends of bags stack same items vertical, so access to each product... when dry ice is installed , place in bottom, venting by leaving lid slightly askew, when barrel is filled with the fog of it....seal top of barrel Place thin bead of silicone around top to fully seal..as final install of lid is done,label insie and outside,,,barrel w/ contents even if in a code known only to you,. just thinking ,,,
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 1:21 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?aka, another reason to find alternate medical provider, asap..... in addition to taking care of own health challenges, in refusing care, ie...not reporting for every chipped toenail we deny them our medical $$$$.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 1:17 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?AC, aka, they are actively sending letters to anyone who served. Advising people they have not seen in more than 12 years to get a jab of a toxin with no long term studies..... NOT KNOWING of allergies or other medical conditions. the letter advised to get "protection" . Recipient. said ....if needed any protection , would get a CONDOM.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 07/27/2021 at 1:07 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationFarmgirl, heard from a friend...sec of VA came out with a letter dated July 28th .all employees and vendors of any service to a VA facility,must be fully injected with this poison 8 weeks from the date of letter. The excuse is to fully protect all Veterans...to keep them safe... sure! Exactly like spraying their water sources with agent orange cocktails, filtering with DE and pouring in bleach and saying this is the best we can do. and giving them every expermental injection. the world is filled with those following orders from above , like lemmings off a cliff.
  • Anony Mee 07/27/2021 at 12:57 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationLate entry for last week's preps. Pigs surely must comprise the eighth circle of hell. I only say that because I was not feeling well and took a dim view of what I normally tolerate as their "antics." All in all, though, it has been a great year for learning much about what it takes to have pigs, contain them (or not as in my case), breed them, feed them, shade them, and water them. Pigs are a big part of this farm's preparedness posture. Lucked out enormously with the half-price pallet at the feed store. Several sacks of feed and two bales of pine chips were a terrific score. Store short on pig food and none coming in this week. Put quite a bit of food into LTS. Nearby friends acquired a freeze dryer recently. Will ask if they'll consider freeze drying for me and taking a cut of the results in payment. Might be a win-win for all of us. Talking up setting food aside for hard times coming to any who will listen. So many folks have a real unsettled feeling after the political and economic antics over the past couple years. Having a focus that is in protection of one's own self and family seems to give a sense of personal stability. Life's good, not least because of iced salted caramel black tea and dark chocolate.
  • Farmgirl 07/27/2021 at 12:54 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSorry; article is at the conservative treehouse - forgot to include that.
  • Farmgirl 07/27/2021 at 12:53 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThe pressure on those choosing not to get the experimental injection is going to escalate fiercely. See today's article re: new CDC guidance timed with new rapid covid test and mandatory vaccinations for some state/federal employees. Not sure when the new guidance kicks in, but there will be pressure even on red states to mandate the shot. When do the trips out for supplies/diversions become 'last minute'? Wish I knew that answer. If you aren't allowed to go into any stores w/out the shot, and don't plan on getting it, what's the plan? Good to have one ready.
  • Antique Collector 07/27/2021 at 11:40 AM
    Food Storage List For 1 YearOn food storage as many of you have tested different methods of putting up certain foods. So have I, and some of it turned out wonderful, while other tested methods failed. Rice-do not place directly into the zip lock bags then vacuum seal it gives it a funny smell. You can air the rice out over a few days and it does not effect the taste. It is the odd smell, after that I used wax paper and/or parchment paper folded into pockets to protect the measured rice. Why so much work when I could have dumped into a large bag. I liked pre-measured rice for convenience at that time. Chocolate without nuts can be stored in glass canning jars and vacuum sealed. Pasta, I use smaller zip lock Mylar bags for quality control, these bags have a pleated bottom fold out where it will hold the contents. Spaghetti, flat noodles do better if left in the original plastic and then vacuum sealed in the bags. You will have to do manual shut down on the sealing or end up with crushed pasta. Ground flour in 5mil Mylar with 02 absorbers opened after 2-4 years is fine. The flour was a higher quality-Bob's Red Mill, I did not do a comparison to store bought bleached flour.
  • Plainsmedic 07/27/2021 at 11:18 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationKula, Great idea. One of my VIPs is coming for a visit. He's really good with his phone. I'll get him to help me set it up on my phone. It's just a tiny computer, so maybe even I can figure it out. I had a "system" of laying old limbs where they would barely stick out onto the gravel road. Had a big rain awhile back, most of my old limbs were washed away. Live and learn.
  • Jack Frost 07/27/2021 at 10:29 AM
    Food Storage List For 1 YearAM Yes it is an effort to do all the right things to end up with the right results. I love pallet wrap for wrapping everything but food. There is always a chance of missing a spot and you are counting on the original bag to hold up when wrapped which I wouldn’t trust. I trust vacuum bags more than the original bags, especially if the original bag has been even partially opened. Busy vacuuming up food now taken from original paper packing. Hang in there😀
  • TXDAN 07/27/2021 at 9:06 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationCali, I render lard from feral hogs only, with select hogs I clean them up with cracked corn, hen scratch, used peanut oil and heavy dose of DE for about a month. Many of these hogs are Guinea hog cross, lots of fat and docile attitude. No where near as much fat to render but I do have plenty of hogs to render from!
  • Hank 07/27/2021 at 4:00 AM
    I Love My Dorcy FlashlightFor cheap, I like those little cree single AA batt Q5 flashlights...
  • AC 07/26/2021 at 10:46 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?aka They were pushing the shot on the vets last summer or fall as they called acdh to let him know he could have the shot. He said he did not want the medication and they could call the next person on the list. Six months later they called again and got the same answer. They can offer it to you, but you do have the right to refuse it. Get those data sheets for you & anyone one you know.
  • MEH-TN 07/26/2021 at 10:42 PM
    Mosquito Treatment | How To Get Rid Of MosquitoesAvon makes a product called skin so soft one version has sunscreen and bug repellent.
  • So Cal Gal 07/26/2021 at 9:41 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?Thanks, JC... and I agree that what is being done is disgusting. Here in CA it's been concert tickets, cash, all kinds of prizes (come large) to get people to submit. It's just unbelievable the extend being gone to to shove this down everyone's throats (or more literally into everyone's arms).
  • So Cal Gal 07/26/2021 at 9:39 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?Thanks, AC. I'm hoping push won't come to shove, but we'll see what happens.
  • aka 07/26/2021 at 8:37 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?I'm just waiting to see if they mandate it for any veteran using the system. I use the veteran's choice program. I do have the document saved too.
  • AC 07/26/2021 at 8:19 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?Joe c Suggest you make lots of copies......believe they will be in high demand.
  • AC 07/26/2021 at 8:17 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?aka Only because they believe they have the right to demand this. Give anyone you know a copy of the printout I recommended to SCG. Americans have been dumbed down royally! Those who fought in WWII and died so that generations after that could live with out big gov climbing down their throats. What happened to the saying "Do not trust big brother"? 😖
  • On my way! 07/26/2021 at 7:59 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWhy would I be surprised about it? Like I said, it’s what I do every day at my job. The point is that the fact they have to make a new test that differentiates from the flu proves the point that the old test did not.
  • aka 07/26/2021 at 7:49 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?Read today also that the VA is making it mandatory for all employees.
  • Joe c 07/26/2021 at 7:46 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?AC Thank you for posting that site. Down loaded three already, and I haven't even skimmed the rest.
  • AC 07/26/2021 at 7:45 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?So Cal Gal They are violating HIPPA, if they require proof you did this to your body. FYI Pull up that gov document jic.
  • AC 07/26/2021 at 7:32 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?Ken Check you in box for a special photo with a quotation below his statement, that could make a great piece for AOL. mho
  • Antique Collector 07/26/2021 at 7:31 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?So Cal Gal Pull up the sign treaty from WWII regarding human experimentation regarding this possibility of them forcing employees to take the jab. If I understand those who are being forced their employers are in violation of this medical compact agreed upon by several nations. The US of A is one of those nations! Then there is the print material you will have them sign where by they are liable for any medical complications which arise from you being FORCED to take an illegal drug into your body. Go to 'Freedom Taker' print out those forms asap.
  • Joe c 07/26/2021 at 7:26 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?SoCalGal Truly disgusting. Tell your neighbor she is on a prayer list, as many are. Thank you for posting this. Heard today, on the radio, two back to back jab advertisements. The $50,000 lottery was one, and I'm pregnant, I wanna save my baby. I hope you all post further of these jabs and the door2door, especially now that SC NG are involved in stepping up the program. If my employer enforces, I quit, but not without a fight. That goes for everything, that these pushers want to enforce on the non-vaccinated. There is no doubt about it.
  • Skeezix 07/26/2021 at 7:17 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnother headline: Signs posted on Florida beaches say: “Cubans must use Mexican entrance.”
  • Skeezix 07/26/2021 at 7:16 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnother headline: Signs posted on Florida beaches say: “Cubans must use Mexican entrance.”
  • * 07/26/2021 at 7:10 PM
    Food Storage List For 1 Year"There is no way to store food for 3 persons at the rate suggested for a year..." Why not?
  • * 07/26/2021 at 7:10 PM
    Food Storage List For 1 Year"There is no way to store food for 3 persons at the rate suggested for a year..." Why not?
  • So Cal Gal 07/26/2021 at 7:01 PM
    Is COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safe Even Though It Was Rushed To Market?Adding this to the most relevant Covid thread, even though it may not be seen by many. This weekend I chatted with a neighbor in suburbia I had not seen much of lately. She is a kindergarten teacher in her 50's. She caught covid and recovered with lingering fatigue but otherwise okay. Went back to work and was strongly encouraged by her school to get vaccinated despite having had the virus. Her doctor told her back in January that she really needed to get the vaccine since she was now weakened by having had the virus. He put her to the front of the line, in fact. So, she did as told as soon as the jab was available. Now, she is suffering pretty badly. She had a serious immune reaction to the jab (the single-dose version). Her fingers are now twisting with arthritis, her joints are terribly painful, and she suffers from frequent and recurring outbreaks of hives all over her body. She is fit and was very active, loved to ride her bike daily. She can't do that now, nor can she squat, bend, grip or do most of the things a kindergarten teacher does daily. She now shuffles when she walks (and it exhausts her completely), and is awaiting blood test results trying to determine if she has the "rare" syndrome the jabs are now listing as a possible side effect. The school told her since they did not threaten to fire her she cannot claim workers comp for getting the jab as it was not truly "required". The specialist says she should not have had the jab since she had the virus, and her immune system is basically out of control right now. But of course, the doctor who told her to get it is not...
  • Kulafarmer 07/26/2021 at 6:49 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationPlains medic A friend who does a lot of gathering of wilds logs locations and notes on his phone, that way he knows what is where and when, does a hard copy map
  • Kulafarmer 07/26/2021 at 6:43 PM
    Food Storage List For 1 YearDont experiment, just do what os proven to have results you can live by,