What Was Your Prep for Today?

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Wed, Aug 28, 2013 - 7:40pm
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thanks GCapitalist. I'll look

thanks GCapitalist. I'll look at it. Woodfire is something I want to play with. Sounds like a great alternative to gasoline or diesel

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Wed, Sep 4, 2013 - 8:37pm
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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.

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Fri, Sep 6, 2013 - 11:24pm
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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
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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!

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Wed, Sep 18, 2013 - 5:54pm
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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
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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

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Thu, Sep 19, 2013 - 5:17pm
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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
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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
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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.)

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Wed, Oct 9, 2013 - 9:27am treefrog
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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.

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Sat, Oct 12, 2013 - 11:17am
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Good vid

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Sat, Oct 12, 2013 - 8:40pm
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playing spiderman

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

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Sun, Oct 13, 2013 - 10:24am treefrog
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frog aloft

here's hoping this works:

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Mon, Oct 14, 2013 - 12:42pm
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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.

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looking GOOOD frogman

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Mon, Oct 14, 2013 - 9:32pm boatman
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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
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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
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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

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Tue, Oct 15, 2013 - 9:47am boatman
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Thanks boatman, good info.

Thanks boatman, good info.

Fri, Oct 18, 2013 - 5:10am
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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/

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Sun, Oct 27, 2013 - 7:28pm
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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!

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