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by herbalpagan
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New York
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Hello from New York

welcome to the forum from north western Mass. :)
by herbalpagan
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Dr Doom predicts....
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Re: Dr Doom predicts....

68,000 today in the US alone. I agree with the fellow that said they doubted that anything is going to help much for a while. We managed (just) to sell our house and it took twice as long as we hoped...got this place now and we aren't going anywhere for a long time (if ever) and are quietly building...
by herbalpagan
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: You know it's getting serious when...
Replies: 96
Views: 5357

Re: You know it's getting seroius when...

I'm hearing this more and more both locally and on the forums. Membership is up on most forums too. I'm on a nice, mellow,and calm homesteading forum that has suddenly started to be much more survival oriented.
by herbalpagan
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Ice Storm across Plains and Midwest states
Replies: 75
Views: 2492

Re: Ice Storm across Plains and Midwest states

don't forget to fill your tubs with water before the power goes out. Be safe!
by herbalpagan
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Iceland's Government Collapses
Replies: 37
Views: 1452

Re: Iceland's Government Collapses

I read that! I'll be watching how they work this out, because I'm thinking it might happen here.
by herbalpagan
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" -- AWESOME!!!!!!
Replies: 205
Views: 45824

Re: "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" -- AWESOME!!!!!!

great recipe! I'll have to try it next time we have company coming. Hubby doesn't like Artisan bread, but I do! :)
by herbalpagan
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Thinking about priorities
Replies: 21
Views: 1428

Re: Thinking about priorities

Risk Assessment for north western Mass, in my location:

Storms/weather that result in me not being able to leave my home
Power outages/fuel disruption or shortage
economic collapse both personal and country wide(we aren't in much danger, but it is always a worry)
communications disruption
epidemic
by herbalpagan
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from ct!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: hello from ct!!!!

hello and welcome to the forum from north western Mass. :)
by herbalpagan
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: A PROPER PANTRY
Replies: 78
Views: 6639

Re: A PROPER PANTRY

I don't have a can dispenser, but you can find them at some of the warehouse stores, like BJ's. I keep putting it off since I am home canning more and more stuff and hope that I won't need it. I don't think it would be good for that. I am jealous of the picture a previous poster posted of his set up...
by herbalpagan
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mainiac
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Mainiac

Welcome from north western Mass. :)
by herbalpagan
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Creating storage space in the truck.
Replies: 22
Views: 2167

Re: Creating storage space in the truck.

+1 great job! I try and keep my things under the seat (our back truck seat is similar) but I never thought of creating a box for it like that. Good thinking.
by herbalpagan
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Banking Crisis II
Replies: 950
Views: 44731

Re: Banking Crisis II

We've lost a lot of our 401K also. A total of 5 years so far...I had given a brief thought to cutting it out and just putting it in savings, but the company is strong (defense) and all our funds are in defense funds. Husband says, we can just buy more stock while it's low and hopefully recoup the 5 ...
by herbalpagan
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Plympton, MA and Putney, Vermont
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Hi from Plympton, MA and Putney, Vermont

welcome from northwestern Mass. :)
by herbalpagan
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: More Deflationary News
Replies: 52
Views: 2107

Re: More Deflationary News

The "experts" in personal finance have changed their reccomendation for a savings buffer. They used to reccomend that you have 6 months of living expenses saved, then a few months ago, they went up to 8 months...now it is a year. They say this is because of the employment situation. If people are th...
by herbalpagan
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from "all over the world" :)
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Hello from "all over the world" :)

welcome to the forum from western Mass. :)
by herbalpagan
Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Do you have powdered milk?
Replies: 76
Views: 4211

Re: Do you have powdered milk?

condensed milk is sweetened and is almost a syrup. It is not good, in my opinion for anything but certain recipes. Evaporated milk is something that some people like to drink...usually older people as this was something that was popular during WW2. I have never found it tasty. dried milk is somethin...
by herbalpagan
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Meeting Room
Topic: What Members are Masons?
Replies: 410
Views: 64958

Re: What Members are Masons?

Congratulations! :D
by herbalpagan
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Hi

welcome to the forum, from western Mass. :)
by herbalpagan
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro post
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Intro post

welcome to the forum from western Mass. :)
by herbalpagan
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A few thoughts (opinion heavy)
Replies: 75
Views: 2509

Re: A few thoughts (opinion heavy)

the point seems to be that the OP thinks that some people worry more about having "everything" with them than they worry about "how to" use what they can easily carry. This is a valid point. I (as a woman) carry most of the stuff I would REALLY need in my purse every day. However, I do add more to a...
by herbalpagan
Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Vermont checking in
Replies: 18
Views: 518

Re: Vermont checking in

welcome from western Mass. Half my family is in northeastern VT. :)
by herbalpagan
Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: A PROPER PANTRY
Replies: 78
Views: 6639

Re: A PROPER PANTRY

I run a craft business that uses a lot of herbs and spices in some of my products. I get all the things I can't grow myself from a wholesale company. They sell things by the pound and there is a $30 limit on orders. However, when maing things in bulk, or at canning time, this isn't a real issue. You...
by herbalpagan
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Foxfire - Still Relevant?
Replies: 19
Views: 1729

Re: Foxfire - Still Relevant?

I believe that the Foxfire books are still very relevant. There is no beating learning methods that have been used in America (if not elsewhere) for hundreds of years, with not much modern intervention. You can always take what you learn and modernize it, but it's hard to de-modernize newer informat...
by herbalpagan
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The mighty Dremel!
Replies: 56
Views: 2574

Re: The mighty Dremel!

I got jealous of my husbands, now I have my own. LOVE my Dremel!
:D

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