Food

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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The EBT Scare, Panic, and the Lesson

by suburban October 14, 2013 Economy
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Over the weekend you no doubt heard about the EBT outage that bright the system to a halt.  If you don’t know what EBT is, it means “Electronic Benefits Transfer” and is the electronic version of the “Food Stamp Program.”  So, this means that  instead of receiving paper food stamps and paper checks, you are issued […]

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New Jersey Preparedness and Alternative Energy Show – April 20th, in Woodbury, NJ

by suburban March 27, 2013 Gear
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I just got off the phone with Steve Schanne over at Off Grid Warehouse, a NJ based provider of preparedness gear and supplies.  Steve has been promoting a FREE, Yes FREE Alternative Energy and Preparedness Expo.  The Expo is being held in Woodbury, NJ on April 20th, 2013 in a 20,000 foot facility.  There will […]

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Homemade Electrolyte Replacements (Homemade Gatorade)

by suburban March 25, 2013 Health
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My girlfriend’s dog has been sick the past couple of days.  Dehydrated, lethargic, etc.   This got me thinking when I was doing several searches online for how to adequately keep him hydrated.  By doing several Google searches I found a LOT of information on sick pets, dehydration, vomiting, etc.  It got me thinking, that in a […]

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BTB Part 2 – Food

by Prepperjim March 14, 2012 Preparedness
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Last week, I discussed water storage and what I my preparations are in this area. This post will discuss my food storage preps and how I approach the issue. This is a much more complex subject because everyone eats different food and will approach food preps in a different way. At the heart of the matter is the ability to survive […]

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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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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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