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Old 01-17-2011, 19:48   #141
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Is there any point to distilling your own water in an ordinary, non-SHTF world? I looked it up. It looks time consuming and looks like it would burn quite a bit of natural gas. At 90 cents per gallon at the store, buying it seems cheaper.
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Old 01-17-2011, 20:11   #142
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Is there any point to distilling your own water in an ordinary, non-SHTF world? I looked it up. It looks time consuming and looks like it would burn quite a bit of natural gas. At 90 cents per gallon at the store, buying it seems cheaper.
It looks like you are doing something different than I had in mind.

Why are you distilling water?
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Old 01-17-2011, 20:14   #143
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It looks like you are doing something different than I had in mind.

Why are you distilling water?
My kid's humidifier and my CPAP machine. I looked into doing myself here at my house but the common method seems to be boiling water, running the steam through a tube into another container, and then discarded what isn't evaporated. But that seems expensive compared to the 90 cents per gallon at the store.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:31   #144
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My kid's humidifier and my CPAP machine. I looked into doing myself here at my house but the common method seems to be boiling water, running the steam through a tube into another container, and then discarded what isn't evaporated. But that seems expensive compared to the 90 cents per gallon at the store.
Depending on how severe your Apnea is you might want to check into an Oral Appliance as a back up. Loosing weight will also help but you probably already know that - and that may happen if things really get FUBAR'd.
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Old 01-18-2011, 20:06   #145
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I had rotated in some freeze dried foods last year. Today, I gave 6 cases of older stock to the local food bank.

Some people go to a lot of trouble to construct special shelves and may try to remember to rotate food stock. I do my rotation more simply. I donate the food as part of my charitable contributions. Given my age, I might not have to be concerned about rotating the stock that I currently have stored.
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Old 01-18-2011, 23:27   #146
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,make it inta a sammich or cube it inta mac-cheese.'08.
I did exactly this with the lite spam today. Don't need to that again for at least a year. I don't know how trailer parks manage to survive, mac and cheese is just not how I remember it as a kid even with the additional spam added, plus shredded cheddar on top and crumbled potato chips on top of that and baked for 20 mins. Plus I browned the spam and house still smells funky.
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Old 01-19-2011, 00:17   #147
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:42   #148
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Eat what you store, store what you eat - both aspects of the phrase should influence the other. We've gotten used to eating spam occasionally around here - it's not high quality meat, but the kids love it. Fact is I didn't care for it initially, but now it's 'not bad', and when the SHTF, that's one less thing we'll have to adapt to...
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:14   #149
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Spam.....cut into cubes and fry with a lot of onions. Add spam and onions to VELVEETA mac n cheese, eat.

It's good, anyone who says otherwise is fooling ya...
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:03   #150
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Spam.....cut into cubes and fry with a lot of onions. Add spam and onions to VELVEETA mac n cheese, eat.

It's good, anyone who says otherwise is fooling ya...
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:57   #151
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Eat what you store, store what you eat - both aspects of the phrase should influence the other. We've gotten used to eating spam occasionally around here - it's not high quality meat, but the kids love it. Fact is I didn't care for it initially, but now it's 'not bad', and when the SHTF, that's one less thing we'll have to adapt to...
I generally live by this philosphy. But...

Spam is not high on my list. Its...OK. Certainly edible, and ...

Acceptable.

There is an exception granted to spam in that it is high protein/fat, a
meat that can be stored unrefrigerated. So I do store more of it
than I would eat generally, especially due to the recent sale of 3 for
5 bucks. I figured I've wasted much more than the $30 bucks I spent
on the stash.

Yes, it will be heaven in a can if SHTF. chopped and cooked with rice
and in theory it can be eaten cold while I huddle in a cold basement
after the big one goes off and those in the distance starve while
extracting themselves from the ruble.

I was imagining the super bowl parties in trailer parks across the
land will be cubing the stuff for skewering with toothpicks on the big
day the steelers take on the Pack, to go with their keystone light
and maybe a velveeta dip over a sterno can.


But I digress...

What did I do this week? I posted in the correct thread.

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Old 01-19-2011, 12:31   #152
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I was imagining the super bowl parties in trailer parks across the
land will be cubing the stuff for skewering with toothpicks on the big
day the steelers take on the Pack, to go with their keystone light
and maybe a velveeta dip over a sterno can.
What do you care what me and my sister do in the privacy of our own home?!?
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Old 01-19-2011, 15:13   #153
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What do you care what me and my sister do in the privacy of our own home?!?
Just as long as you're not doing it to each other!

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Old 01-19-2011, 18:13   #154
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It could be that it was because I had the Lite spam. Maybe the hi-test or bacon flavor would be better. I recall trying the hickory flavor awhile back and it wasnt bad.
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Old 01-19-2011, 23:51   #155
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Researching a good price (non-ripoff) on a couple more G18 mags JIC.

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Old 01-20-2011, 12:08   #156
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Might have to hurry up on this.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1307769

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Old 01-20-2011, 16:42   #157
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Doubled my firewood supply. Can make it thru the rest of the year now, at least till spring. Some more split too, before the snow flies here in VA tonight.
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Old 01-20-2011, 20:43   #158
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Old 01-20-2011, 22:47   #159
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I recall eating spam as a kid. My mom used to put it in a glass dish and pour a can of baked beans over the top and heat it in the oven - IIRC it wasn't too bad with the beans masking the flavor. And at that time there was only ONE flavor spam. I have it in my preps, but I'll give it to the dogs when expiration comes up.

The only thing I did this week was pick up some more Eneloop batteries - replacing all my old standard NiMh batteries with them. Also picked up a spare Olight M30 and a book on animal trapping and a couple extra CAT tourniquets.

Watched Right Outside Your Door with the wife the other night and she's hot for some more stock - off to Sam's Club when the roads clear ;-)

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Old 01-21-2011, 15:36   #160
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picked up some free buckets from a couple grocery stores locally. they stated that they only get one or 2 per month. also called the walmart bakery and they have tons of buckets all the time and sell them for $1ea.

now to decide what i am going to put in my first 7 buckets for long term storage.
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