What Was Your Prep for Today?

631 posts / 0 new
Last post
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 - 8:37pm
Gramp
Offline
-
New England
Joined: Jun 14, 2011
1073
5388

.

20 gal more fuel.

Winter Firewood Drying

Harvested Beets today. Modest results from the veggie garden this season. Not much to put up for stores, but we are eating well now, with shorter trip to the Supermarket.

~ Even a dead Fish can go with the flow ~
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 - 11:24pm
valvend
Offline
Joined: May 22, 2013
50
233

Rain Water Filter

I decided to try contributing to the Turd Site. I am trying to get into prepping mode more, since I got quite a bit of stacking done. I think I will get a couple of rain barrels. We have a company in town that is selling and installing them.

I found this interesting site about rain water filters, probably built by a German company. Here is the Link --

https://www.intewa.de/en/products/purain/?gclid=CK2unfGluLkCFbE7MgodeB0A4A

Tue, Sep 10, 2013 - 12:25pm
flyinkel
Offline
-
Cedar Rapids, IA
Joined: May 2, 2013
1723
7038

End of season reminder ** Sales**

Now is the time 2013 seeds go on sale, up to 80% off. Sprouts are a nutrient dense food for the winter. Excellent choices kale, radish, any type lettuce, beets, spinach, the list is huge! Go for organic, no GMO.

Most folks need more Omega 3 (reduces inflammation) and get too much Omega 6 (which would increase inflammation) in their daily diet. Try olive and coconut oils for cooking.

https://super-food-nutrition.com/nutrition_articles_information/seeds_nu...

Never eat the green growth that come off of potatoes.

To your health!

flyinkel
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 - 5:54pm
AgNovice
Offline
-
CA
Joined: Jan 27, 2012
109
508

Hairy Vetch

Laid in some ground cover to improve the depleted soil. Hairy Vetch should improve nitrogen fixing in the soil and break up the clay orchard ground. I'm hoping we get some rain in the parched Central Valley of California this winter.

Wed, Sep 18, 2013 - 6:01pm
Gold Dog
Offline
-
Chicago, IL
Joined: Jun 15, 2011
1153
6762

Fly

How long do those sprout seeds last?

I was going to lay some in for the hard times but don't want to end up with a couple of hundred pounds of bird seed!

YF,

D

"Gold will be master or slave."- Horace
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 - 5:17pm
Outfitter
Offline
-
DFW, TX
Joined: Jun 14, 2011
58
287

shoes

Found a shoe store going out of business and picked up 4 pair of hiking boots for my grandson so he will have some options as his feet grow. I had already picked up really good ones for the immediate team/family group.

Planning for a young child requires a bit of thinking.

This weekend is archery practice time and archery gear inspection.

Last weekend was intermediate storage food rotation with donations of close dated products to the church.

Always something.

Thu, Sep 19, 2013 - 7:37pm
AgNovice
Offline
-
CA
Joined: Jan 27, 2012
109
508

Anvil, lead, tuyere, coal

Son wants to forge and smelt. Great idea, son, so do I. And cast and pour.

There's lots of info on the intertubez. It will take awhile to build a furnace with the proper refractory for the casting, but in the meantime, I can build a little forge to start learning to work some metal and make tools for crucible transfer, etc.

Found a nice, lightly used anvil. Ordered some coal and a tuyere. Slow and easy.

Fri, Oct 4, 2013 - 9:39am
treefrog
Offline
-
Xanadu, FL
Joined: Jun 15, 2011
1555
10393

ongoing greenhouse construction

during the "dog days" of summer, i got lazy and only put in an hour or two of construction work in the morning while it was still relatively cool. now that the equinox has passed, the weather has turned, and i am getting up to full (geezer) speed. it doesn't look like a strain to have it finished by first frost (mid november here in the deep south.)

treefrog land and cattle co.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 - 9:27am (Reply to #550)
treefrog
Offline
-
Xanadu, FL
Joined: Jun 15, 2011
1555
10393

new technology

if anybody's building anything, and hasn't discovered decking screws with star-drive heads, do yourself a favor, and try them.

the only problem i have found is they pull up so strong that they can pull the head down into the wood (i've been using an old milwaukee sheetrock driver, and it only has one speed - fast!). sometimes this is o.k. sometimes not. i solved this with some #10 flat washers. this increases the footprint of the heads to about a half inch diameter.

treefrog land and cattle co.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 - 11:17am
Gramp
Offline
-
New England
Joined: Jun 14, 2011
1073
5388

Good vid

Survival Shelters- A frame debris bed
~ Even a dead Fish can go with the flow ~
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 - 8:40pm
treefrog
Offline
-
Xanadu, FL
Joined: Jun 15, 2011
1555
10393

playing spiderman

setting greenhouse rafters. i feel like a superannuated spiderman, it keeps the adrenaline flowing.

treefrog land and cattle co.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 - 10:24am (Reply to #553)
treefrog
Offline
-
Xanadu, FL
Joined: Jun 15, 2011
1555
10393

frog aloft

here's hoping this works:

treefrog land and cattle co.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 - 12:42pm
boatman
Offline
-
atlantic beach, FL
Joined: Jun 15, 2011
1517
6811

cheap effective over-the-counter antibiotic

while 95% of flu/colds are viral and impervious to antibiotics, many times the virus leaves you open to a secondary bacterial infection, as time goes on.

nasal discharges that are clear or whitish of short [up to 14 days] duration should be considered viral, but anything over 14 days or greenish or yellow towards orange nasal discharge should be suspected of being bacterial.

for people NOT allergic to sulfa antibiotic drugs [if you are not sure take 1/4 tspn n see what happens---spots on hands, hives at higher levels---3% of the population is allergic]......... sulfadimethoxine can be purchased from farm supply outlets for 10-20$ for 107 grams..........which is alot of material.

it tastes terrible but i put it in '0' size capsules.

the dose is 6 '0' size caps [or 1.5 teaspoons] twice the first day then 3 caps [or 3/4 tspn twice/day] for 8-10 days.

effective for just about any infection but especially head and chest stuff....even pneumonia.

for suspected MRSA use silver and/or oil of oregano.

*********************************

looking GOOOD frogman

boatman
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 - 9:32pm (Reply to #555)
Ratatouille
Offline
-
Tampa, FL
Joined: Jun 14, 2011
134
985

Good tip, boatman

First, do you have a specific source for the sulfa product?

Second, what do you think the shelf life is? 2 years?

and Third, what do you mean use silver and oil of oregano for MRSA? Details, please... thank you!

Tue, Oct 15, 2013 - 4:05am
Magpie
Offline
Joined: Jun 14, 2011
2389
12160

Not ready for prime time, but interesting

https://www.theatlanticcities.com/technology/2013/10/computer-assisted-a...

But what if you didn't need dirt? Or much water? Or direct sunlight? What if you could grow fresh produce in plastic boxes? And could stack those boxes on top of each other, inside of, say, a warehouse? Or better yet, a basement?

At first glance, the GrowCube doesn't look like a place where you'd want to put a plant. There's no dirt. No water. No sunlight. It looks more like an arcade game than a nurturing environment. But the device, which only exists in prototype form at the moment, actually has everything a plant needs to grow, as well as software that manages the entire growing process. And it's getting lots of attention at this week's Insert Coin competition, hosted by Engadget.

ancaro imparo.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 - 9:16am
boatman
Offline
-
atlantic beach, FL
Joined: Jun 15, 2011
1517
6811

sulpha, oil of oregano, etc.

Jeffers or any online livestock supply place has Dimethox, which is a brand name.........its a elemental powder so shelf life should be decades if kept dry.....u can dip '0' capsules in it n fill by hand fairly quickly or use one of those pill makers

o of oreg or silver both kill MRSA on contact

silver solution [i like Mesosilver, Argentyn silver, Sovereign, Utopia silver tho others are good] are true colloidal silvers....its all about particle size---nano..............take straight by the mouth or topical by directions.

oil of oregano--- buy 100% strength........one drop on toothbrush w/paste 3xday cures peridontal disease in 6 months....do not take internally without thinning down to 30%[olive oil]........

i drip straight o of oreg/ olive oil/ grapefruit seed extract 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 into '0' capsules n take 1 3xday after a meal for viruses.

https://www.starwest-botanicals.com/product/1-capsule-machine-0.html?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=feed&gclid=CIqPyfjzmLoCFUxo7AodjnMAMw

https://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Essential-Oils-Oregano-2-fl-oz-59-ml/21126

https://www.iherb.com/NutriBiotic-GSE-Liquid-Concentrate-Grapefruit-Seed-Extract-2-fl-oz-59-ml/4211

boatman
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 - 9:47am (Reply to #558)
Art Lomax
Offline
Joined: Jun 14, 2011
352
3661

Thanks boatman, good info.

Thanks boatman, good info.

Fri, Oct 18, 2013 - 5:10am
Hammer
Offline
-
Somewhere over the rainbow
Joined: Jun 14, 2011
5503
16208

Just some silly ideas but

Just some silly ideas but kind of makes you go, "Of course" when you see them. 99 Life Hacks that could make your life easier.......

https://favmy.com/2013/10/12/photos/1381567607/

"I found a flaw in the model that I perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works." - Alan Greenspan, October 2008 WTF ! Now you tell us !!!
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 - 7:28pm
treefrog
Offline
-
Xanadu, FL
Joined: Jun 15, 2011
1555
10393

ongoing greenhouse work

i continue to be reminded that construction work is really a young man's game. it is, however, slowly getting me into better shape. ...groan!

treefrog land and cattle co.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 - 5:59pm
Nick Elway
Offline
Joined: Jun 14, 2011
1103
5272

LDS wonders if prepping will be illegal

www.ldsavow.com
Another thought provoking article from "The Sleuth Journal".
Could Prepping Become Illegal Here Too?
Venezuelan Gov't To Detain "Hoarders"
https://www.thesleuthjournal.com/prepping-become-illegal-venezuelan-govt...

As people who spend a lot of time focusing on preparedness, we can learn a lot about our future by watching as the economies and civilizations of other Western countries crumble.

Today's lesson is that when times get tough, the government can and will persecute those who have planned ahead.

The Attorney General of Venezuela, Luisa Ortega Díaz, called on prosecutors to target people who are "hoarding" basic staples with serious sanctions.
She called on prosecutors to seek their detention.

The attorney general called on people to remain calm, not to fall for provocations, and not to be afraid of the "alleged" food shortage.

Based on the figures provided by the Central Bank of Venezuela, shortage hit 20% in August; in other words, 20 out 100 items are missing from the shelves.

According to a press release, the Attorney General Office has designated an ad hoc group of prosecutors to work nationwide with other authorities and cope with the threats against food security and, consequently, against the State. (source)

So basically, the Venezuelan government intends to treat those who prepared ahead of time like domestic terrorists...sound familiar?

Last February the South American country responded to soaring inflation with some crippling economic strategies.
Argentine President Cristina Kirchner responded to her country's sky-rocketing inflation rates by freezing prices on food, a move Forbes magazine says will soon lead to widespread corruption in the business community and government.

In Venezuela, where President Hugo Chavez has attempted to control all aspects of his country's economy, price freezes instituted on essential goods like diapers and cleaning products over a year ago failed to curb soaring inflation which registered at over 22% last year. In response, with their quiver out of arrows, the Venezuelan government announced today that they are devaluing their national currency, the Bolivar, by over a third. The announcement had the immediate impact of increasing the price for a US dollar in Bolivar by nearly 50%.

There's Already an Executive Order in Place
The game pieces have already been moved into place to ban "hoarding" in America. In 2012, our Fearless Leader signed an executive order that gives the federal government authority over every resource and infrastructure element in the United States. Mac Slavo of SHTFplan warns:
It should be clear from the laws that are already in effect that the government has given itself a legal pretext for confiscating anything they so choose in the midst of an emergency.

Should an emergency befall the United States, the military, national guard, and local police operating under orders from the Department of Homeland Security will have carte blanche to do as they please.
In a widespread emergency where supply lines have been threatened and millions of Americans are without essential resources because they failed to prepare, the government will swoop in and attempt to take complete control.

They will enter our homes and search them without a warrant. They will confiscate contraband. And they will take any 'excessive resources' that you may have accumulated. This includes food, toiletries, precious metals and anything else emergency planners and officials deem to be a scarce material.

The Importance of OPSEC
By all means, don't stop preparing. But be aware that everything you do online leaves a trail. Every purchase you make that is not a cash transaction can be traced right to your doorstep. It is vital to practice OPSEC (Operational Security) by keeping your preparedness related activities on the down low. Preparedness and self-sufficiency author Tess Pennington warns that in a crisis situation, things you said months or years ago could come back to haunt you.
A person should think twice about telling others about any prepping investments they have made. If a SHTF scenario occurred, anything said previously can be used against that prepper. For example, if you tell your neighbor you have silver coins stashed away, if times were desperate enough, that neighbor could turn on you. Keeping quiet about what one does is second nature to some. But for others that are new to the idea of prepping, they do not see the whole SHTF picture. If one person tells another about their preps, one person could tell another person about what preps their neighbor has. Then, the word spreads throughout; especially when a severe situation occurs. People will remember what you have told them, and come to you for help (if they are unprepared). Helping a neighbor or family member in need is a noble deed. However, those preparedness items are an investment for you and your family; and therefore, no one outside of the family should know what you have (unless you want that person to know).

Time is short. Our economy is collapsing before our very eyes. We've been blatantly warned about the potential for total grid failure. If you aren't prepared, there is little time left. Maintain your freedom by becoming self sufficient. Get started now to put together a one year food supply - but be discreet because you just don't know when that supply may make you an outlaw.

The following links are to articles on OPSEC:

https://americanpreppernation.ning.com/profiles/blogs/prepper-opsec-oper...

https://graywolfsurvival.com/how-to-be-a-prepper/opsec/

https://readynutrition.com/resources/mums-the-word-using-opsec-with-prep...

https://uscrow.org/2013/05/24/opsec-for-preppers-and-survival-groups/htt...

https://stealthsurvival.blogspot.com/2012/02/importance-of-opsec-for-pre...

https://readynutrition.com/resources/prepping-on-the-down-low_23082013

randomness