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Re: Also new from Maryland

Welcome from SE Arizona!
by IceFire
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Also new from Maryland
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Traveling Preppers

I ALWAYS keep a bag in my car for the "unexpected"/emergencies; I also keep a pistol in the car. Since we have livestock that needs daily care (at LEAST twice a day) we don't travel very far out of the area...a "day trip" is about all we can get away with.
by IceFire
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:54 pm
 
Forum: A.N.T.S.
Topic: Traveling Preppers
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Dog Food Recall

This kind of thing (and the regularity with which it's happening now) makes a REALLY good case for making your own dog food. It takes a bit of time, but it's EASY, inexpensive, and NO artificial ingredients, chemicals, or other "nasties"
by IceFire
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:02 pm
 
Forum: General Family Preparedness
Topic: Dog Food Recall
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: More Gun Laws?

I agree with Rickdun, the problem is no discipline in the home. There was an article on Fox a couple of days ago that said the Teacher of the Year from Florida said it is not a gun problem but a parenting problem. Loved the article, i will try and find it to post. She basically said for parents to ...
by IceFire
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Guns
Topic: More Gun Laws?
Replies: 34
Views: 1090

Re: Smokers, propane vs electrical vs others

When I get some of the more immediate projects done (animal housing, getting the well on solar, etc.) I plan on building an old-fashioned wood-fired smokehouse (and all that mesquite we have growing around the place would be perfect fuel for it! here's a dynamite site for figuring out which directi...
by IceFire
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:10 pm
 
Forum: Drying, Dehydrating, & Smoking
Topic: Smokers, propane vs electrical vs others
Replies: 23
Views: 2536

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

Haven't found those here, but what I Have been doing is stuffing empty TP tubes with lint from the dryer screen. Makes handy fire starters for the woodburners. Best part, is they're FREE, as well as reducing my trash a bit.
by IceFire
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:55 pm
 
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: 5-Minute Fire Starter
Replies: 23
Views: 1023

Re: Hello from southern california!

ForwardPreppers wrote:I am so glad I live about as far away from CA as you can get in the lower 48. Cant stand that place.

FP


Neither can I, and I grew up there! Was so desperate to get out, that I joined the Army! (And THAT was ....OMG...this summer will be 40 years ago!)
by IceFire
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:15 pm
 
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from southern california!
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: 2018 FEBRUARY - What Did you Do To Prep This Week/Month?

The rain stopped all our outdoor plans, we were stuck inside with plenty to do, but nothing of the prepping variety. :) I hear you, CIN...it's been raining here pretty much all week, so we've pretty much been living in a mud pit, and outdoor things are NOT getting done. Hubs decided he wanted to go...
by IceFire
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:47 pm
 
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: 2018 FEBRUARY - What Did you Do To Prep This Week/Month?
Replies: 39
Views: 2346

Re: Hello from southern california!

don't try to bring CA to where ever you end up. I am moving to a small town, quite a few CA have moved to the same area. Now they are wanting to change local laws a codes to what they left in CA. Drives the locals nuts and puts the CA folks on the outs real fast. You may not have a starbucks on eve...
by IceFire
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:32 pm
 
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from southern california!
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: 2018 FEBRUARY - What Did you Do To Prep This Week/Month?

Did a Sam's/Costco run. Got a couple more packs (45 rolls each) of TP (Have 5 of those, plus 8 or 9 24 packs of another brand), plus stocked up on some OTC meds, garbage bags (then got home and found I already had 3 large boxes--what's another 200 garbage bags...I'm set for the next several years no...
by IceFire
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:26 pm
 
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: 2018 FEBRUARY - What Did you Do To Prep This Week/Month?
Replies: 39
Views: 2346

Re: Stockpiling OTC Meds/Cold Meds/Etc.

Since I had to go to the city today anyway (was taking DD and SIL to the airport) did a Sam's/Costco run while I was there. (It's pretty much an all-day outing since it's about 1 1/2-2 hours drive each way) Stocked up on the generic for Claritin, got some more MucinexD (I know...have to sign your li...
by IceFire
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:14 pm
 
Forum: First Aid & Medicine
Topic: Stockpiling OTC Meds/Cold Meds/Etc.
Replies: 24
Views: 1030

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

If you want to get out of trouble with your wife, send her to the Dollar Tree to pick up something (anything). I guarantee there isn't a woman alive who can come out of there with less than 2 bags full of stuff! "But honey, they were such a good deal that I couldn't pass them up." You're ...
by IceFire
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:37 pm
 
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: 5-Minute Fire Starter
Replies: 23
Views: 1023

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

If you want to get out of trouble with your wife, send her to the Dollar Tree to pick up something (anything). I guarantee there isn't a woman alive who can come out of there with less than 2 bags full of stuff! "But honey, they were such a good deal that I couldn't pass them up." You're ...
by IceFire
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:30 pm
 
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: 5-Minute Fire Starter
Replies: 23
Views: 1023

Re: How many people starting garden from seeds they saved?

Sadly I live in literally the worst possible location for a garden. Have tried to start one twice and failed. The soil is just awful it is like 90% clay. I now the feeling...my soil is a mixture of clay and caliche., with almost NO organic material. My remedy is raised beds, and work in as much org...
by IceFire
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:14 pm
 
Forum: A.N.T.S.
Topic: How many people starting garden from seeds they saved?
Replies: 25
Views: 1299

Re: Milk Alternatives

Oh, one other thing....there IS a trade-off The breeds that have a higher butterfat content to their milk generally do NOT give quite as much milk. The breeds that are milking MACHINES, generally have a LOWER butterfat content. Me, I'd rather have LESS milk, but better-tasting milk.
by IceFire
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:57 pm
 
Forum: Food & Water
Topic: Milk Alternatives
Replies: 12
Views: 507
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