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by gundogs
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze
Replies: 122
Views: 9086

Re: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze

7-8 feet of snow in my area. We're fine--plenty of food,fuel,water. Hobbies and books to keep us occupied,
We often get a lot of snow and as always I'm amazed at the number of folks who are just plain stupid
and can't survive a few days without help
by gundogs
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Ebola All Over The Place
Replies: 1135
Views: 59810

Re: Ebola All Over The Place

Dr. Martin Salia, the surgeon who being treated for Ebola in Nebraska, has died. This is being attributed to the fact that he got advanced care very late, when getting excellent basic supportative treatment early is being shown to matter a lot. (Fake edit Rick beat me to it) http://www.nytimes.com/...
by gundogs
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Ebola All Over The Place
Replies: 1135
Views: 59810

Re: Ebola All Over The Place

I really don't think patients should be brought to the US for treatment. Why risk spreading
Ebola here? Why not set up a treatment center on a ship or island ?
by gundogs
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: DECOMP RATE?
Replies: 19
Views: 5329

Re: DECOMP RATE?

Yeah,it looks like a squirt gun might now be a viable weapon! Those "soaker types"
put out quite a blast
by gundogs
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Chickenomics
Replies: 21
Views: 1695

Re: Chickenomics

Mom got some chickens a couple of years ago and egg production has gone down hill Most layers are pretty good for the first 2 years. After 2 years old, most drop from 5 (ish) eggs a week to 2-3 (ish). After 3 years, you are down to 1-2 a week or less. We keep some of the chickens that the kids look...
by gundogs
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Chickenomics
Replies: 21
Views: 1695

Re: Chickenomics

KYZ--you got 4lbs of meat off an 8 week old bird? Wow. What breed? And you paid only $11 for 50lbs of chick starter? Gundogs, we raise standard Cornish Crosses. They are eating machines that will fall asleep with their beak in the feed, wake up and immediately start eating. Actually, 4-pound averag...
by gundogs
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Chickenomics
Replies: 21
Views: 1695

Re: Chickenomics

KYZ--you got 4lbs of meat off an 8 week old bird? Wow. What breed?
And you paid only $11 for 50lbs of chick starter?
by gundogs
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: The meats most wont eat thread.
Replies: 70
Views: 5903

Re: The meats most wont eat thread.

Zimmy wrote:I found what looked like a cat tooth in the seventh tamale out of a dozen once. They were pretty good tamales.

I gave the rest of them to some coworkers.
It may have been a cat's tooth. A Chinese joint near me was busted for using road-kill
by gundogs
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Just watched Night of the Living Dead
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: Just watched Night of the Living Dead

Saw the original at a drive-in. My date was so scared that her head landed up in my lap. I missed part of the flick
by gundogs
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: The meats most wont eat thread.
Replies: 70
Views: 5903

Re: The meats most wont eat thread.

An age ago, living in North Jersey my roomate would shoot squirrels out of the tree growing near our second floor kitchen window with a pellet gun, run out and grab them before anyone noticed, and then quick skin 'em, gut 'em, and Shake-N-Bake 'em. Meat was a little dry, but the coating kept what l...
by gundogs
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How Have You Prepared Today? (Bug-in Location Edition)
Replies: 314
Views: 49291

Re: How Have You Prepared Today? (Bug-in Location Edition)

I managed to can 5 qts of stew beef that I got on sale and 4 pts of peaches. These get added to the pantry along side the 14 pts of chicken I already have. Whenever I find meat or fresh fruit on sale I am doing this, as the prices just keep going higher and higher! We also did a canning demonstrati...
by gundogs
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 595601

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series


I guess we'll learn that the "father" locked his parishoners out of the church
by gundogs
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How Have You Prepared Today? (Bug-in Location Edition)
Replies: 314
Views: 49291

Re: How Have You Prepared Today? (Bug-in Location Edition)

FYI--opened a can of coffee with a "use by" date of 2010--it was fine
by gundogs
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Z Nation on Syfy
Replies: 138
Views: 11497

Re: Z Nation on Syfy

I was surprised to see Charlie get whacked. Wonder who'll be the new leader.
And,will we see a pregnancy?
by gundogs
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: New NBC drama: Revolution
Replies: 500
Views: 47002

Re: New NBC drama: Revolution

DJH wrote:Thought this show got cancelled...
Yeah,cancelled in May
by gundogs
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Northern California Water shortage
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Northern California Water shortage

-Drain washing machine into tank/barrels & use to water garden - Save water used for cooking vegs,pasta to water gardens/livestock - shower less--sponge bathe more often - keep hair short cuz long hair requires more water to keep clean -catch rain water from roof -hand washing dishes uses less water...
by gundogs
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?
Replies: 38
Views: 2462

Re: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?

I have cold smoked for many years. Hams and bellies are brined in large crocks for 2 weeks and smoked using apple mixed with hickory. Hams are smoked for a week & bacon for 3 days. I do it in the chilly days of October. The hams are hung in the root cellar & we cut off hunks as needed. We use the me...
by gundogs
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gold: Sacred Cow or Useful?
Replies: 109
Views: 8118

Re: Gold: Sacred Cow or Useful?

I have crops in the field & in canning jars. I have livestock on the hoof & canned/frozen meat. I have off-grid power sources along with generators & fuel stored. Weapons,ammo & cash stashed along with PM's. I am debt free.These things give me a great sense of security---I feel PM's will always have...
by gundogs
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Sustainable Canning and Everything Else; Teamwork Matters
Replies: 31
Views: 2649

Re: Sustainable Canning and Everything Else; Teamwork Matter

Interesting food for thought in here...however, something the OP mentioned makes me wonder about something. The OP mentions that the jars for canning are glass and thus prone to cracking or breaking and will eventually need replacement. Duodecima pointed out that hand-blown glass may not be able to...
by gundogs
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gold: Sacred Cow or Useful?
Replies: 109
Views: 8118

Re: Gold: Sacred Cow or Useful?

it is hard to buy a ticket out of the SHTF zone with your purse full of chickens. True. I just wish my gold would make more of itself like my chickens do. :crazy: What? Your gold does not reproduce itself? Try putting some Viagra in there with it. Worked for me. Now I have nuggets everywhere. I hea...
by gundogs
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Sustainable Canning and Everything Else; Teamwork Matters
Replies: 31
Views: 2649

Re: Sustainable Canning and Everything Else; Teamwork Matter

Of course we aren't born knowing how to "do things"! That is why preparation is stressed in many threads on this site. Preparation,to me, isn't just storing store-bought stuff---it's also learning how to become more independent. Really? Huh. Never occurred to me... :wink: My larger point (and I thi...
by gundogs
Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Sustainable Canning and Everything Else; Teamwork Matters
Replies: 31
Views: 2649

Re: Sustainable Canning and Everything Else; Teamwork Matter

Kelvar, I get the point you're making. Even 'primitive' skills like canning have been heavily influenced and improved by modern technology and manufacturing, and if that goes away things get...different. Some of the responses make me think of a layperson describing how to perform an appendectomy: "...
by gundogs
Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Storage space too hot to keep shelf life. Advice please?
Replies: 20
Views: 983

Re: Storage space too hot to keep shelf life. Advice please?

Evan the Diplomat wrote:Do you use the shed for other than prep storage? Find some silver or white roof paint and paint your whole shed. Next go to your big box appliance store and collect discarded styrofoam packing panels to line the interior.
If this worked we wouldn't need air conditioning
by gundogs
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Basement prepping
Replies: 41
Views: 3291

Re: Basement prepping

How would you stay "unnoticed" while burning wood? It creates smoke/odor detectable for a long ways

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