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July 31, 2012 in Uncategorized by Timbuk3 | 19 comments
Get used to it, and get used to it driving up food costs.
Here’s a site that sells dehydrated food in bulk.
You may want to stock up.
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jo6pac on July 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm
I’m having a hard time finding anything about food on this link??????????
I just had 5 cords of wood delievered and stacked. I’ll be warm but hungry. Grow garden grow.
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Timbuk3 on July 31, 2012 at 3:29 pm
I hadn’t cleared the earlier link before posting this. It’s fixed, now.
aUniformityville_horror on July 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm
When you all start stocking up, make sure you include multi-vits and minerals in that stock. You can live on little calories as long as you get your vitamins in. I think vitamins/minerals will save your life if it comes to starvation and food supply.
What I have done is stock up on rice and wheat, bought a mill, have lots of canned food. All of this accumulated in about two years. I, strangely, veggie stuff from my days of juicing (still juice sometimes) frozen just in case. Have lots of okra frozen from last year. Frozen almost to the point of dehydration berries. The peach tree is laden with fruit this year, another strange thing, so peaches will be included in the stock.
I trying to grow veggies in the greenhouse thru the winter. I will most assuredly have lots of fresh chard and kale thru the winter, because I will dig them up and bring them in, where they will live and grow.
We might not have everything to eat, but we will not starve.
Jo, try and get some chard and kale in your greenhouse. I think it will pay off.
Drinking water will be a challenge like the rest of you. However, I have lots of those 5 gallon containers that should be cleaned and ready to go at a moment’s notice. It would be the first thing I fill should some event arise that challenges our ability to get water.
Timbuk3 on July 31, 2012 at 7:56 pm
I have several different kinds of filtering water bottles, iodine, and one of these: KATADYN Vario Microfilter.
Uniformityville_horror on July 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm
I have a water cooler in the house so that at any given time, I have at least 10 gallons of reverse osmosis. At this point in time, I have 12 gallons sitting aside. Will someone carry them in from the back of the car?
Uniformityville_horror on July 31, 2012 at 10:19 pm
Off topic a bit, but I have been saying this for a while now. Luckily science is now behind me:
Economic Recession Leads to Increased Entrepreneurship, MU Study Finds
Study shows need for increased support of necessity entrepreneurs
July 31, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The recent economic recession has caused many changes in the business landscape across the country, including high unemployment rates. Due to these high rates and the struggling economy, University of Missouri researchers have found that in recent years the number of Americans engaging in entrepreneurship has risen significantly. Maria Figueroa-Armijos, a doctoral candidate in the University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs, says that this trend could be positive for the future.
Timbuk3 on July 31, 2012 at 10:45 pm
I’m tired as hell. Went to bed at 11:30 last night, laid awake until 1, and for some reason wandered to the living room where I laid on the futon with the TV off. Not sure if I slept or how much until 5AM, when I was wide awake again, and wandered back into the bedroom. When the alarm went off I don’t think I was in REM sleep, but I was definitely asleep and didn’t want to get up.
After a 9 hour work day, I’m still not about to go to bed early, only to wake up at 5AM, again.
I say this because I may be a little “scrambled” right now, but want to give this more thought.
I’m somewhat randomly thinking about sites like the one I posted, selling “survivalist” suppliles, “bartering”, CSAs, and how this could lead to the “revolution” we may all be looking for. I mean, if we truly live in a two-class society, and I believe that, then maybe us second class 99%ers can opt out of supporting the 1%. Maybe not all at once, and maybe never in a “devastating” (to them) way, but cut off as much as we can…
Like I said, “needs thought”, but I thought I’d put it out there.
Then again, I could just have the sleepy sillies…
Uniformityville_horror on August 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm
I understand sleep deprivation. Last night and this morning was the first time I have had a good night’s sleep since I left my mother’s a couple of weeks ago. I was living on four to five hours of sleep a night. There is a lot of pain involved with sleep deprivation, I have found. I just keep pumping in the vitamins.
Don’t take Vit C at night. It tends to pep you up.
I have been taking this lately and do rest better with it.
AND the lack of sleep is my fault entirely. I am hooked on netflix. I have to function thru the day. But at night, with no one there, I feed my need for romance, adventure, information and laughter with netlix.
jo6pac on August 1, 2012 at 10:39 am
We’ve been having mild winters in the Valley so might be able grow just about anything in the greenhouse. The greenhouse gets even more sun during the winter days.
I keep about 30gallons of drinking water on hand and have a lest a years worth rice, beans, and canned food. I also have 2 freezers that fill from the garden in the fall. I vacuum seal the food it last a long time done that way.
I’m going to get food grade 5gal with the top in the link for the rice and beans. If you put a piece of sheetrock in the oven on the lowest setting for 4hrs or more. Then let cool place a piece of wax paper on top of the food then the sheetrock then put the lid on.
My goal is to buy a solar system big enoung to run everything during the day. I have propane generator big enough to run the house also.
I had 5 cords of wood delievered yesterday so now all I need is kindling
Uniformityville_horror on August 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm
Do you need any nanking cherry seeds? that goes for any of you. If you need some nan king cherry seeds, just email email@example.com and we can go from there. They will need to be stratified.
They are short-lived bushes but they reseed themselves. I consider them prolific.
Some may consider them not worth the effort. However I feel they are, for they go into my Rishi teas for flavor. AND tart cherries are healthful for the heart.
jo6pac on August 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm
I had to look them up and now I have a few questions
1. What does short lived mean?
2. What color of skin does this seed have?
3. How big do the get?
4. Will the cross Pollinate my Bing cherry? I don’t want that.
5. Do they lose leaves in winter?
Uniformityville_horror on August 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm
I think the bush lives for about 5 years, so it makes placement a bit easier.
If you pick the cherries when they are ripe, they are a deep bring red.
They get to 15 feet around and around 15 feet tall.
They will not cross pollinate with a tree.
They are drought resistant.
They do lose their lives in the winter.
If you have bings and you are happy with them, no need to have the nanking cherry bushes.
Timbuk3 on August 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm
Thanks for the generous offer. I may take you up on this, but need to see if my wife is interested. I have no yard where I’m spending 5 days a week, so it will be mostly up to her to take care of them.
What is “stratified”?
Timbuk3 on August 1, 2012 at 9:53 pm
Never mind. Looked it up.
Uniformityville_horror on August 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm
I meant, they are deep bright red when ripe. But so many times, people (including me) tend to pick them when they are still ripening, and then complain about the taste (not me, I like sour, bitter stuff). They have to be soft and very plump when you pick them. Don’t pick the hard one. AND they are ripe when they literally fall off the branches. WHen they are not ripe, you have to force them off the branches.
They do lose their leaves in the winter.
I don’t think they get to 15 feet tall. The reason I don’t know is that my spouse makes me cut them into a hedge when they are done with the cherries. In this yard, they will only get to about 6 feet tall.
And just let me know to check my email if you want some seeds and send a dollar for postage. I would do it free, but if I get a big response, it will cost me.
Your winters are most likely harsh enough that you could plant them in the ground in the fall and they will germinate in the spring. Still one can put them in the freezer now and get a head start.
I let my fingernails grow long this year. Sure makes for lots of typos.
jo6pac on August 1, 2012 at 11:00 am
Thanks for the link
jo6pac on August 1, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Here link for weather station something I’ll be buying shortly the one at 109.00 got good reviews on Amazon. They also sell great little emergency radio that received rave reviews
Uniformityville_horror on August 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm
I have that radio, just moved it around today. Bought it at a Warren Buffet store, Nebraska Furniture Mart, for $20. It was in one of those spontaneous buy places. He really wanted people to have them. It recharges the ipad and ipod, probably would the iPhone too if i had one (don’t want cells).
Uniformityville_horror on August 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm
Also I wanted to add, last year, spouse and I were really into juicing. So we had a lot of beet tops (beets juice reduces hypertension, for spouse). So in the winter, experimenting, I took a few of the beet tops, put them in potting soil and let them sprout leaves, which I then used in salads. Could be a good choice of greens, if there is no other options. I had chard in pots too, for greens in the winter.
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