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by Kathy in FL
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Pandemic Preparations - Updated for Ebola.
Replies: 131
Views: 14992

Re: Pandemic Preparations

Crypto it may never reach efficient airborne transmissibility but WHO and CDC have already hypothesized that some changes within Ebola have created limited airborne transmissibility which accounts in some part for the increase in cases compared to all other outbreaks.
by Kathy in FL
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How would you bug out if you only had the regular things?
Replies: 65
Views: 6925

Re: How would you bug out if you only had the regular things

Guess most of you other Floridians don't live anywhere near MacDill AFB, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field, Patrick AFB, Tyndale AFB, Camp Blanding, ISC Miami or the other Coast Guard facilities, Blount Island Command (the Marines in Jacksonville), the Naval Air Warfare Center (in Orlando), any of the other...
by Kathy in FL
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Lots of sick kids
Replies: 86
Views: 5814

Re: Lots of sick kids

Please remember when comparing the recent influx of unaccompanied minors to current minor populations you are basically dealing with apples and oranges. None of the following is a political statement. It is a statement on how you cannot compare statistics published on this issue due to an intentiona...
by Kathy in FL
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years
Replies: 8738
Views: 507059

Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Just a quick note. I've had a family emergency and right now I'm playing caretaker. My SIL is already very ill with kidney failure. My brother is pretty sick right now with something close enough to pneumonia as makes no difference. Well Friday my SIL is having a serious emergency surgery - related ...
by Kathy in FL
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6660
Views: 309362

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Went shooting with my son , which was intended as first round of live-fire firearm instruction for him. And of course it was practice for me. Loved how the rental Ruger 22 pistol shot - and it's clear my son prefers the smaller caliber right now too vs my PX4 Storm 9mm that is just too much for him...
by Kathy in FL
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Fox's new reality show Utopia
Replies: 33
Views: 2380

Re: Fox's new reality show Utopia

You know why people go on reality shows? Because they can't make it in real life. Geez, even taking into account the network execs want them painted a certain way, these people are just huge ongoing train wrecks. You couldn't pay me in gold and bottomless supplies of LTS food to have these people or...
by Kathy in FL
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Considering adding Amaranth to my edible landscaping
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Considering adding Amaranth to my edible landscaping

Planting Times Quinoa grows best where maximum temperatures do not exceed 90°F (32°C) and nighttime temperatures are cool. For most southern Canadian and northern U.S. sites, the best time to plant quinoa is late April to late May. When soil temperatures are around 60°F (15°C) seedlings emerge with...
by Kathy in FL
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Review - Mountain House Biscuits and gravy
Replies: 42
Views: 2275

Re: Review - Mountain House Biscuits and gravy

What do you want to bet that this is something that is constantly "out of stock"? Sounds like a winner but that sodium is going to be a butt-kicker for some folks. I like making skillet biscuits and then making my own pan gravy when we are camping. Alternately there are some prepackaged gravy mixes ...
by Kathy in FL
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Considering adding Amaranth to my edible landscaping
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Considering adding Amaranth to my edible landscaping

Some varieties are grown as an ornamental here in Florida. I found the bugs around here really like it. Supposedly it is supposed to take a lot of chomping by bugs before it is affected but I didn't necessarily find it any hardier against bug damage. I also found that gopher tortoises and swamp rabb...
by Kathy in FL
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6660
Views: 309362

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Angelofwar ... American Beautyberries make a bodacious jelly. Real pretty pinkish to lavender color most of the time.
by Kathy in FL
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How do you prepare for a terrorist attack?
Replies: 65
Views: 4132

Re: How do you prepare for a terrorist attack?

My cousin was and is a contractor in places that I wish he wasn't. Sigh. He and his supervisor were targeted for "disposal" a few years back and as a result the enemy blew up a grocery store they both frequented that was owned and run by locals. My cousin helped carry out his friends and then he hel...
by Kathy in FL
Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Mead Making
Replies: 139
Views: 14172

Re: Mead Making

Nameless ... I've used that stuff from SAMs before for medicinal purposes and it is 100% honey. I've also purchases from local honey sources available at flea markets and farmer's markets. There is some flavor difference depending on the grade honey you are using and what nectar the honey is made fr...
by Kathy in FL
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Mead Making
Replies: 139
Views: 14172

Re: Mead Making

Couple of books you all might be interested in: Making Your Own Mead 43 Recipes for Homemade Honey Wines by Bryan Acton and Peter Duncan Making Unusual Wild Wines and Meads 125 Unusual Recipes Using Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, & More by Pattie Vargas and Rich Gulling My friend made the Strawberry Melome...
by Kathy in FL
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Vetting your information
Replies: 60
Views: 4748

Re: Vetting your information

Honey, those statistics don't just apply to the internet. :crazy:
by Kathy in FL
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Grocery Store Clean Out
Replies: 17
Views: 3004

Re: Grocery Store Clean Out

Don't. Wait. Sales are great. I love sales. I lust after sales. But if you wait for a sale to get what you need you may never get it. Stocking up could be as few as one or two extra cans a week. Giving up a pack of cigs or a pack of gum or not going on that joy ride will give you a few extra bucks t...
by Kathy in FL
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Grocery Store Clean Out
Replies: 17
Views: 3004

Re: Grocery Store Clean Out

Went to Dollar Tree Saturday, and was a little surprised at the first aid and health care aisle. Several pegs were totally empty. The ones for gauze rolls and sterile pads in particular. Since I was there to buy those very items, it struck me as odd. Mummy costumes. You buy the gauze early as you c...
by Kathy in FL
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Closing down the shop.
Replies: 125
Views: 14777

Re: Closing down the shop.

Prayers for you and your family as you face the trials heading your way. This type of news helps us keep the rest of the carp of life in perspective so thank you for sharing your life with us. We prep to live the life in front of us ... sometimes it is long and sometimes it is not, the point is to l...
by Kathy in FL
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Specific Baby Prep Items
Replies: 32
Views: 6175

Re: Specific Baby Prep Items

Just remember one thing, it was only in the last century ... maybe less than that ... that to leave the house with your child was like going on safari with all of your "must have" accoutrements. :rofl: Seriously, if you breastfeed and cloth diaper there's not too much more you would need than an inf...
by Kathy in FL
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years
Replies: 8738
Views: 507059

Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Hi y'all. Look, what I'm trying really hard to do is get back in touch with the characters ... their voices, personalities, motivations, etc. The story just short-circuited for me and every time I've tried to pick it back up the "voices" of the bits I write just have not sounded right. I'm hoping t...
by Kathy in FL
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gold: Sacred Cow or Useful?
Replies: 109
Views: 7618

Re: Gold: Sacred Cow or Useful?

Try imagining my scenario the other way. A refuge really does exist, spared the Z virus, or a powerful fashion police to keep assless chaps at bay... It is not a 100% EOTWAWKI, only 95%. What will they use for currency? What will want to have to carry with you to this refuge of Pre-PAW prosperity? ...
by Kathy in FL
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I'm admitting my food storage problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1720

Re: I'm admitting my food storage problem

The only way you are going to get serious volume/length for food storage is having bulk items like rice, beans, pastas, and dehydrated fruits and veggies. That's the "bulk" of the problem. You save space and add variety by storing seasonings which take up considerably less room. Bonus is that a ric...
by Kathy in FL
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6660
Views: 309362

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Picked up a couple of small battery storage devices for two of my kids that tend to run down their phones the fastest. Tiger Direct - $10 each after coupon. Not anything hysterically noteworthy about them but they work. Hit an estate sale this morning and picked up a manual beater ... old rotary bea...
by Kathy in FL
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gold: Sacred Cow or Useful?
Replies: 109
Views: 7618

Re: Gold: Sacred Cow or Useful?

In a SHTF situation ... like weather, fire, etc. ... you still have a standing government that regulates currency. Are we talking black market? Then guess what ... you'll probably get less for your gold than what you paid for it because you need the preps you didn't buy because you used your currenc...
by Kathy in FL
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Family Vacation
Replies: 3
Views: 2547

Re: Family Vacation

Junior Ranger programs are a really good place to start. My oldest is 24 and she still has her "badges" from all of the state and national parks that she earned them at. In fact all of our kids have enjoyed those programs immensely. Our youngest is 10 and will shortly be aging out of many of the kid...

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