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by herbalpagan
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: The Dreaded "Reset Button"
Replies: 50
Views: 2354

Re: The Dreaded "Reset Button"

ok...I'm a gardener (master level). Which sounds like it could come in handy. BUT how did I get to be a gardener is the reason why I would have lots of use. I became a gardener to feed my family, literally. My kids were young, I had 3, we had no money ($17k a year max). I learned to garden to put fo...
by herbalpagan
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Money Saving Tips
Replies: 68
Views: 4922

Re: Money Saving Tips

While we keep a credit card, we always pay of any balance as soon as the next paycheck. We also keep a large supply of food storage, living with "store what you eat and eat what you store" method of food prepping. By doing this, we have reduced the amount of times we need to go to the store (from on...
by herbalpagan
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Odd but true, MA law.
Replies: 21
Views: 1038

Re: Odd but true, MA law.

When I took the class for my class A LTC, we went over that in great detail. Though there is a Castle Law (and to my knowledge it hasn't been superseeded by any other), the great state of Mass would prefer it if you just died rather than protect yourself. :roll: There are so many rules and regs that...
by herbalpagan
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Final Prep Ideas?
Replies: 34
Views: 1498

Re: Final Prep Ideas?

If it were me with that set up I would: build a better root cellar/improve storage area (include storage for other items needed for blacksmithing) double the fruit production work on alternate heating/cooking methods that don't rely on propane perhaps install an alert system build that addition...it...
by herbalpagan
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Peppermint
Replies: 17
Views: 697

Re: Peppermint

I have many different kinds of mint; spearmint, peppermint, bergamot, lemon mint,apple mint, cat mint (catnip), orange mint, penny royal (flea balm) and chocolate mint. Most mints are good for an upset tummy and also as a "pick me up" type of tea. People used to flavor a lot of things like frosting ...
by herbalpagan
Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Check out my Shipping Container Compound/BOL
Replies: 66
Views: 18049

Re: Check out my Shipping Container Compound/BOL

VERY cool! We are thinking about a cabin for guests and one of those would work pretty well. You have done a great job so far. :D
by herbalpagan
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: It always happens when you least expect it.
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: It always happens when you least expect it.

Ever since 6th grade, when I was in the shower and the alarm went off and the teacher made me march out with just a towel on, I have never gone without a plan on how to get out no matter what - with clothes on! :oops:
by herbalpagan
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Where to start
Replies: 28
Views: 919

Re: Where to start

My advice is to take stock of what is already in the cupboard and start picking up extras. Keep doing this until you have 3 months (minimum) of food supplies. Then look at water...is there city water, which could go out? then pick up water (not the water that comes in milk type jugs). Then think abo...
by herbalpagan
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Thinking about a deuce and a half
Replies: 29
Views: 4191

Re: Thinking about a deuce and a half

do a search on them NFA. It used to fairly easy to get parts for them. If I can ask, how much are the put together ones going for?
by herbalpagan
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Food storage
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Food storage

I don't know what size garden you have, but a garden for storage seems to me that you should can much of it. A root cellar won't do you much good for long with tomatoes, peppers and such. Canning doesn't distort the taste, but drying can a bit. I use a variety of methods to preserve my harvest. Free...
by herbalpagan
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Missus is throwing a shindig....UPDATE withAAR
Replies: 83
Views: 2524

Re: The Missus is throwing a shindig....

Drape the supplies Put a big "beware of dog " sign on the door Move stuff into rooms with closed doors Porta Potty use "hurricane supplies" as an excuse if anyone makes a comment (who knows, you may find a like minded person) NEVER let this happen again! lol (and stop panicking! It's only for a coup...
by herbalpagan
Tue May 26, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday People Getting on the Survival Wagon
Replies: 62
Views: 1890

Re: Everyday People Getting on the Survival Wagon

I thought it was a fair article. I hope the press keeps posting stuff like that until the government think we are hiding behind every tree and shrub! Maybe they will finally get scared and run...naw, we couldn't be that lucky!
by herbalpagan
Mon May 25, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from NY
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Hi from NY

Welcome to the forum! What part of NY are you from? :)
by herbalpagan
Sat May 09, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How do I remove oil from 55 gallon food grade containers?
Replies: 18
Views: 824

Re: How do I remove oil from 55 gallon food grade containers?

hot water and soap with a bit of bleach. After that, rinse with vinegar and baking soda, then again with water.
by herbalpagan
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: "100lb of potatoes in 4 sq ft"
Replies: 65
Views: 11741

Re: "100lb of potatoes in 4 sq ft"

I'm planting mine in tires this year for the first time. I guess it's the same principle.
by herbalpagan
Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: generator
Replies: 39
Views: 1205

Re: generator

We have a generator, some years we have used it a lot, others not at all. However, I have to say that it has paid for itself in the savings from lost food and having to go to a hotel. Although our situation is different now (no needing to go to a hotel), we recently lost over $500+ in food during th...
by herbalpagan
Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Last minute grocery shopping list
Replies: 37
Views: 1698

Re: Last minute grocery shopping list

bic lighters/aim-n-flames
dried milk
yeast
gas
water
dog food
by herbalpagan
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Canned Foods?
Replies: 24
Views: 1309

Re: Canned Foods?

Canned product should be in a somewhat stable temperature. I've used closets, put things under the beds and even covered boxes with table cloths and used them as side tables in the living room.
by herbalpagan
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from greater Boston area
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Hi from greater Boston area

welcome to the forum from western Mass. :)
by herbalpagan
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Bonneville Seabase
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Bonneville Seabase

doesn't Iceland use their geothermal hot springs to heat their homes and water?
by herbalpagan
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: pressure cooker
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: pressure cooker

I'd reccomend a bigger size that is actually a pressure canner. It's much more versitile.
by herbalpagan
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Trying to start a garden!
Replies: 22
Views: 1045

Re: Trying to start a garden!

Make sure that your chicken manure is aged a bit or it could burn the plants...not much of a problem if you dig it in well and use seeds. When you plan a garden, I've always found that it is most useful to decide exactly what you want out of it. With good planting and the length of your season there...
by herbalpagan
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Military State
Replies: 88
Views: 2568

Re: Military State

A lone person, or even a small group fighting the government with guns is not only useless, but stupid. I do not think that Obama will get shot, but then no one thought that about Kennedy. He didn't get shot because he was Catholic, so Obama won't get shot because he is black, and if something awful...
by herbalpagan
Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: New White House Vegetable Garden
Replies: 46
Views: 2062

Re: New White House Vegetable Garden

This video and the accompanying related videos shows how a garden can be made any where and be very good for the food budget. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCPEBM5ol0Q" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I write columns on gardening and I have to say that the "victory garden" idea is cat...

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