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by Lynn LeFey
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Beyond basic beans: Lentils and Gram Flour
Replies: 11
Views: 2462

Re: Beyond basic beans: Lentils and Gram Flour

If your grinder won't make a fine flour, you could still use it to make falafel. I've gotten a lot of dried falafel mixes and they only need to soak for maybe half an hour before cooking. BTW, Stercutus... I'm right there with you with hummus. My husband has a medical issue, where he has limited pro...
by Lynn LeFey
Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Beyond basic beans: Lentils and Gram Flour
Replies: 11
Views: 2462

Beyond basic beans: Lentils and Gram Flour

I brought up a topic in another thread about Lentils, when discussing beans in food storage, and I thought I'd share some thoughts on them, and Gram Flour, which is just ground up chickpeas. So, my thoughts on Lentils. First, in international markets, you can get lentils in bags where they are coate...
by Lynn LeFey
Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Starting food preps
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Re: Starting food preps

I'm sure you know the 'quick-soak' for beans? Bring to a boil, turn off (but leave on burner) for an hour, drain&rinse, then proceed to cook as if soaked. They're a bit more likely to burst that way but it works. Sometimes I don't actually soak them, just cook them longer, again, may burst more but...
by Lynn LeFey
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Starting food preps
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Re: Starting food preps

We eat a lot of beans and rice. For beans, mostly I do lentils, since they cook up fastest, and don't require soaking. Along with the white rice I have shown, we get big 40lb bags of brown rice. Strangely, brown rice and lentils take about the same amount of time to cook, so throw them in a pot toge...
by Lynn LeFey
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Starting food preps
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Re: Starting food preps

Most everyone thinks about the 'going in' part of food. A lot fewer people consider the 'coming back out' part. From what I can tell, a sawdust toilet is the cheapest, easiest solution. You don't 100% NEED the Luggable Loo top, but from someone with experience in the matter, you REALLY WANT it. I gr...
by Lynn LeFey
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Starting food preps
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Starting food preps

I'm not sure this is going to matter to most of the folks here. And, honestly, it's not really FOR you. It's for the people just starting. For 'us noobs'. For those who've watched youtube videos and seen preppers with basements that look like grocery stores with shelves stocked to the ceiling with c...
by Lynn LeFey
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Wood Gas stove using 3 cans, made with Leatherman Rebar
Replies: 5
Views: 3108

Re: Wood Gas stove using 3 cans, made with Leatherman Rebar

Multiples. As with every other wood gas stove I've made, it's a little finicky getting started, but burns great once it's going (usually about 3 minutes before it really starts wood gassification). Burn times depend entirely on the fuel you use. Random sticks from the yard get me about 17 minutes. T...
by Lynn LeFey
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Wood Gas stove using 3 cans, made with Leatherman Rebar
Replies: 5
Views: 3108

Wood Gas stove using 3 cans, made with Leatherman Rebar

It was suggested to me that folks in the prep community might find this post useful. I originally posted it on multitool.org's forums here... http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,62224.0.html Some time back, I made a mess of wood gas stoves. They have some amazing benefits, and a few unfortuna...
by Lynn LeFey
Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: ZSC:001
Topic: Looking for private outdoor range
Replies: 0
Views: 1586

Looking for private outdoor range

I am in the midst of doing a 'test to destruction' on the Camillus 'Les Stroud' Engage Multitool. I would really like to conclude the testing by shooting this hunk of feces, but as far as I can find, there are no gun ranges that allow that kind of shenanigans. Is there someone in the St. Louis Area ...
by Lynn LeFey
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Quick thoughts on the Ruger LC9
Replies: 19
Views: 1245

Re: Quick thoughts on the Ruger LC9

Oh, yeah. I wouldn't call it nasty, but LLLLOOOOOOONNNNGGGG. Try the same long trigger pull on the Kel Tec PF9, which is about as smooth as a gravel road on every one I've ever tried, and i think you'll see what I mean. At least on mine, the trigger, while long, is very smooth. The funny thing is sh...
by Lynn LeFey
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Quick thoughts on the Ruger LC9
Replies: 19
Views: 1245

Re: Quick thoughts on the Ruger LC9

Raptor: I'm a bit confused. The LC9 is also a double-action only. As for the safety, I'm left handed, and can neither work, nor be hampered by the safety, so I just pretend it's not there. I've flicked it a few times, and as insanely stiff as it is, I think I'm safe in saying I don't see any way it ...
by Lynn LeFey
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Quick thoughts on the Ruger LC9
Replies: 19
Views: 1245

Quick thoughts on the Ruger LC9

My husband and I have been looking for CC pistols for some time, and renting about everything we could to try out what's available. I ended up getting a Ruger LC9, not so much because it was the absolute best pistol, but because it's one of the smallest 9mm, and the price was very good. I'm waffling...
by Lynn LeFey
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What kind of cash to keep on hand?
Replies: 57
Views: 3701

Re: What kind of cash to keep on hand?

I carry two 5s, one 10, and the rest of my cash in 20s. Pretty much any meal for 2 is going to be about $20. On the few occasions when I might have to pay in cash for something less than $20, The 5s, and 10 allow for making change to within a few dollars, and if the situation is so bad I have to do ...
by Lynn LeFey
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: ZSC:001
Topic: Looking for .22LR? Try the new Gander Mountain in Fenton
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

Re: Looking for .22LR? Try the new Gander Mountain in Fento

Thanks for reporting this.

As I reported in another thread, my husband and I checked 2 places yesterday, and BOTH had .22 lr in stock. one place had Blazer, and the other had Scorpion. Both of these were metro East.

So, I guess the shortage might be coming to an end.
by Lynn LeFey
Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: ZSC:001
Topic: .22 lr ammo?
Replies: 3
Views: 1853

Re: .22 lr ammo?

For those who may care, we found a larger selection of .22lr available this weekend, and at much better prices. Both of these are in the Metro East of St. Louis. Blazers at Pawn King in Collinsville for about 7 cents per round (three 50-round boxes max). And Scorpion at Ron and Jo's (500 round bulk)...
by Lynn LeFey
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 'Barry' of the Gun Gripes youtube videos passed away
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

'Barry' of the Gun Gripes youtube videos passed away

I follow a great channel on Youtube, 'Iraqveteran8888'. They put out very good gun videos. Some are informative, some are silly. All, I think, are a very positive of the firearm community, and reflect responsible gun ownership, and a love of the sport of shooting. Long time co-host of the channel, E...
by Lynn LeFey
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: ZSC:001
Topic: .22 lr ammo?
Replies: 3
Views: 1853

Re: .22 lr ammo?

Sorry for the delay in reponse in this. Yes, Mid-America Arms has CCI. Their limit was 2 50-round boxes, per customer, per day. I've never shot the CCI through our pistols, so I only got one box. I think it was about $7-something a box. I'll be going to the range on Tuesday, and will post an update ...
by Lynn LeFey
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: ZSC:001
Topic: .22 lr ammo?
Replies: 3
Views: 1853

.22 lr ammo?

Anyone know where to get .22lr ammo in the 001 area?

We found some at 'Bulleye', but not much (250 rounds).

That's 2 outings' worth of ammo.

I'd preferably like one of the 525 round bulk ammo packs. Several if possible. And at something below the rip-off price of 20 cents per round.

HELP!
by Lynn LeFey
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How To Make A Gasifier Stove (With Pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 1581

Re: How To Make A Gasifier Stove (With Pics)

I've made about nine wood gas stoves now, and I didn't seal any of them. They all work fine. I don't think the seal between the cans has to be anything like airtight. It just has to be a path with higher resistance, and the air will go through the vent holes instead. I also didn't paint any of mine,...
by Lynn LeFey
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: $1,000 in preps?
Replies: 47
Views: 5790

Re: $1,000 in preps?

Not really, no.
by Lynn LeFey
Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: $1,000 in preps?
Replies: 47
Views: 5790

Re: $1,000 in preps?

We have a reasonable cash reserve. Not quite $1000, but near, and reasonable savings. Our finances are pretty stable. As stable as they can be, I think. I am COMPLETELY with you on that notion of crisis decreasing when you have a decent monetary buffer. While money can't buy you happiness, it can su...
by Lynn LeFey
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparedness for the Elderly
Replies: 23
Views: 1863

Re: Preparedness for the Elderly

I just spent the last month with my father-in-law is he died of Pancreatic Cancer, dealing with him as he was too weak to do for himself, and too proud to ask for help. For both him, and his wife (before she had a stroke and went into a care facility), Ensure was a great source of nutrition. I do wo...
by Lynn LeFey
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Looking for a .22 pistol
Replies: 23
Views: 2634

Re: Looking for a .22 pistol

We have an SR22, and are very happy with it. I just purchased a Beretta Neos with 4" barrel, and will be happy to give a field report once I've fired it. After a nightmare experience with a Ruger MkII, I will nEVER purchase one. They shoot great, but what good is that once they get grimed up? Takedo...
by Lynn LeFey
Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: $1,000 in preps?
Replies: 47
Views: 5790

Re: $1,000 in preps?

Please keep responses to what you'd do ASIDE from putting it toward CCW. I don't need someone to say 'yeah, but when you NEED a self-defense firearm...'. That's a topic for another discussion. Please note this statement in the original post. I did NOT start this to get a lot of 'why you need to CCW...

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