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Dehydrating Black Beans for Storage

by suburban January 7, 2014 Food
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So, I didn’t even know you could dehydrate black beans.  I suppose in the back of my mind, I knew it, but thought since I was jumping back on the band wagon again, that I would try some experimentation as well.  That said, I used four cans of black beans, a colander to rinse the […]

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Filling a Hole In My Preps, Fruits, Vegetables, and the New Dehydrator

by suburban June 18, 2012 DIY
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I always knew I had a damaging hole in my food preparations. I have quite a few proteins. In fact I consistently rotate my proteins because I use them in every day life. I also need to boost some of the protein preps, as an aside. However, what are/were missing are critical preparations because they […]

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Test Cooking with Preps, Breakfast for Dinner, Part One

by suburban February 10, 2012 Bug In
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I like breakfast for dinner.  I do.  I have James Bond’s fetish for scrambled eggs.  Give me scrambled eggs, an omelet, or frittata any day of the week and I am a happy guy.  So, tonight, we make breakfast for dinner.  I have picked up some tester / samples from various vendors and I am going […]

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Endless Fall – Part 6: Trouble Comes For Dinner (Alternate Ending)

by ST December 6, 2011 Civil Unrest
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Note: The following is the sixth installment of a series that represents a first-hand chronicle of a fictional economic collapse in the United States. This series is to be viewed as only one possible scenario. Contains explicit language.   May 2 – 195 days after Black Swan Day My Dearest Children – April showers might […]

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Endless Fall – Part 6: Trouble Comes For Dinner

by ST November 29, 2011 Civil Unrest
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Note: The following is the sixth installment of a series that represents a first-hand chronicle of a fictional economic collapse in the United States. This series is to be viewed as only one possible scenario. Contains explicit language.   May 2 – 195 days after Black Swan Day My Dearest Children – April showers might […]

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Endless Fall – Part 5: Hell Comes To Frog Town

by ST November 15, 2011 Civil Unrest
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Note: The following is the fifth installment of a series that represents a first-hand chronicle of a fictional economic collapse in the United States. This series is to be viewed as only one possible scenario.   April 2 – 165 days after Black Swan Day My Dearest Children – Spring has sprung. Unfortunately the warmer […]

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Review of 5-Minute Microwave Canning

by suburban October 24, 2011 Food
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First, this is an interesting book…  I 5-Minute Microwave Canning to see if there was a shortcut  to canning, and to help me understand if you could can/jar using a microwave.  If so, what foods you can can/jar.  My first disappointment was not with the book itself. It was because you could not can or […]

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The Time Is Now, and It’s Not Too Late

by suburban October 21, 2011 Economy
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I’m sitting in another damn airport.  Not bitching, however, just another damn airport.  I have to rant a bit.  The time is now.  The time is now if you are not a prepper to prep.  The conversations I have had with friends who are in the real world (Middle America) verifies that now is the […]

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Trying New Foods for Food Storage

by suburban October 12, 2011 Food
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Well, I went to the grocery store tonight.  When I got there I noticed there was a lot of stuff on sale.  Package of six ramen noodles for $2.00, Vienna Sausage, two cans for a dollar, SPAM, two 6 oz cans for three dollars, 10 cans of Campbell’s soup for $10.00, etc. Some were great deals, […]

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Who Will Help me Eat My Bread?

by ST October 4, 2011 Barter
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There is an old children’s story about someone who asks “Who will help me make my bread?” No one helps. No one helps plant the wheat, harvest the wheat, mill the wheat, make the dough, or bake it. But at the end when it is asked who will help eat the bread everyone comes running […]

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