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by Mampfies
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Coffee dip pouches
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: Coffee dip pouches

Just crunch on a few coffee beans. Very tasty...
by Mampfies
Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Really Big One - PNW Earthquake
Replies: 51
Views: 5281

Re: The Really Big One - PNW Earthquake

Excellent follow-up to the author's New Yorker Cascadia quake article that finally caught the public's attention. One thing that she mentions is that many communities (including mine) will be isolated for quite some time.....the big challenge is not surviving the quake, it's surviving the aftermath....
by Mampfies
Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Really Big One - PNW Earthquake
Replies: 51
Views: 5281

Re: The Really Big One - PNW Earthquake

This is a must read for anyone living in Cascadia, goes into a lot of detail on infrastructure damage:

http://crew.org/sites/default/files/cas ... o_2013.pdf
by Mampfies
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Dealing with Water Outages
Replies: 20
Views: 1704

Re: Dealing with Water Outages

I store water in three 35 gallon clean Rubbermaid/Ace hardware trash cans. They have occasionally frozen solid. The bottoms get round, but because of their tapered shape, the ice moves upward and the cans do not burst. In 15 years of use, they have never cracked. A 55 gallon blue barrel under a rain...
by Mampfies
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Berkley Water Filters
Replies: 13
Views: 1852

Re: Berkley Water Filters

I ordered the siphon set up from these people. Same filter as used in the Berkey as far as I know, Doultons....

http://www.purewaterproducts.com/emerge ... on-filters
by Mampfies
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me find Doomsday Tarp
Replies: 37
Views: 3222

Re: Help me find Doomsday Tarp

Might want to google Tyvek tarps.
by Mampfies
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 25 pound beans, Seattle area
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: 25 pound beans, Seattle area

I get my beans and lentils and pastas from cash & carry.

https://www.smartfoodservice.com/locations/WA/
by Mampfies
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Foods you probably wouldn't eat, but this is Zombie Squad
Replies: 23
Views: 2814

Re: Foods you probably wouldn't eat, but this is Zombie Squa

Potted meat product is good in lentil soup, jacks up the protein content. Probably good to mix into rice, too.

Haven't seen it in a long time....maybe I should check Petco.
by Mampfies
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Survivor man & son? Yes please!
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

Re: Survivor man & son? Yes please!

His son was diagnosed with leukemia, which is why he was tired so much, and had little appetite.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/05/06 ... 74172.html
by Mampfies
Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Lets talk about hot sauce.
Replies: 37
Views: 2531

Re: Lets talk about hot sauce.

Pico Pica Taco Sauce for all things Mexican....it comes in a mild form, too. Buffalo Chipotle sauce for a touch of smokey hotness. Sambal Oelek for everything else. Tabasco and Crystal are too vinegary for my taste.
by Mampfies
Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Poor mans portapotty?
Replies: 17
Views: 2109

Re: Poor mans portapotty?

An Igloo round drink cooler lined with a plastic bag works for us for tent camping. The rim is wide enough to be comfy, and the lid seals airtight. Got tired of going out in the rain in the middle of the night.
by Mampfies
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Discussion Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 26741

Re: Food Storage Discussion Thread

A cheap, easy candle water filtration system, with a 3 gallon an hour water flow:

http://www.purewaterproducts.com/gravit ... ctions.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Mampfies
Sat May 05, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Best WTSHTF survival toilet ever. (and cheap to get!)
Replies: 18
Views: 2801

Re: Best WTSHTF survival toilet ever. (and cheap to get!)

I pick up 5-gallon Igloo or Rubbermaid round drink coolers for $5 at garage sales. Nice wide rim for comfy seating--pop in a kitchen garbage bag and let fly. The lid goes on, and it's odorless and flyless. Great for tent camping, can be kept in the tent with no odor, don't have to leave the tent whe...
by Mampfies
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fire Steel - one better than another?
Replies: 29
Views: 2620

Re: Fire Steel - one better than another?

FWIW, got 2 devices for $2 each at a thrift store. My best guess is, they're used for lighting welding torches--'bout 7 inches long, a big u-shape handle of springy metal, a wingnut on one side that holds what I presume is a flint, a raspy horizontal bar on the other side. Can't take or post pics, s...
by Mampfies
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The smell of cooking
Replies: 32
Views: 2779

Re: The smell of cooking

Google "Haybox cooking"--food is brought to a boil, then sealed into the haybox to finish cooking.

A pressure cooker doesn't release much odor.

Broil your steaks when you're burning the trash or fertilizing the garden with nightsoil.
by Mampfies
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What to do when shelf life expires?
Replies: 29
Views: 1675

Re: What to do when shelf life expires?

Having worked in food banks for many years, more people -think- they're gonna eat canned beets than actually -do- eat canned beets.....we were always patoot-deep in the things.
by Mampfies
Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What to do when shelf life expires?
Replies: 29
Views: 1675

Re: What to do when shelf life expires?

We don't eat a lot of canned foods, but keep them on hand for emergency use, so they really don't get rotated. I try to avoid foods in pop-tops because they don't store long, except for Spam. Food in regular cans seem to keep intact for years past "expiration"--just opened a can of Western Family cr...
by Mampfies
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: has anyone gone to the "SPAM Museum" in Austin, MN?
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: has anyone gone to the "SPAM Museum" in Austin, MN?

If my house catches fire, I save my Spam slicer first! Every friend that goes to Hawaii is under orders to bring back more slicers, though I think the Hormel site finally is selling them. Think big square egg slicer: one stroke gives you 8/9 even slices.....a prepper wet dream.
by Mampfies
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Micro fiber towel?
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Micro fiber towel?

Micro fiber towels are awesome, as others have said. Takes very little room, dries ridiculously fast even if you just dropped it in the river, just squeeze it out and it will still dry you. But whatever you do, don't drop it on the ground. It will pick up every last bit of bark and mini pieces of b...
by Mampfies
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Lip Balm in the wild, what can be used?
Replies: 25
Views: 2533

Re: Lip Balm in the wild, what can be used?

Oil from your nose or chin, or grow a really ~long~ mustache.
by Mampfies
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Reasons to have wrist watch
Replies: 49
Views: 3566

Re: Reasons to have wrist watch

~Only~ time I wear a watch is while camping, to coordinate with my mate to return to camp when we're fishing in different locations. Helps avoid "One last cast" syndrome, too.
by Mampfies
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Cheap bulk foods for diabetics?
Replies: 21
Views: 2470

Re: Cheap bulk foods for diabetics?

Barley....low glycemic index, cheap, can be used in a lot of recipes that call for rice.

Beans, lentils. Would have to check for glycemic index, not all beans are created equal.

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