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Forum: Food and water 05-18-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By Zosimos
Put them in the driveway and run over them to get...

Put them in the driveway and run over them to get the outside husks off. Let them cure for a few weeks in the garage or basement. You have to have a very hard surface to crack them on and it helps...
Forum: Financial Forum 02-18-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 36,859
Posted By Zosimos
We knew that we wanted Internet service so when...

We knew that we wanted Internet service so when we got DSL through the phone company, we bought a ROKU for $92 (one time purchase) and are able to watch our big screen tv over the Internet. You can't...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-17-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,740
Posted By Zosimos
Honey is stored as reserve food for the bees and...

Honey is stored as reserve food for the bees and they need 50 lbs or more to get them through the winter. With this product, it looks as if honey flows from a tap, I don't think that will happen. ...
Forum: Food and water 10-11-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,245
Posted By Zosimos
I'd love to have that stash. I like the inventory...

I'd love to have that stash. I like the inventory of breakfast cereals as well as the desserts and many drinks. Most of my things require opening 4 or 5 #10 cans to make a meal although I have some...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-23-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,070
Posted By Zosimos
We hike part of the blue and yellow trails -...

We hike part of the blue and yellow trails - Tuscarora, I think. My hubby puts his map in a ziplock bag to protect it. He can read through the plastic without getting grubby hands on a crucial path...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 09-16-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,292
Posted By Zosimos
Just don't take one - ever again! Fight it, fight...

Just don't take one - ever again! Fight it, fight it, fight it and then one day it will be so normal to not crave one and breathe deeply. You will be able to not panic about sitting in a meeting or...
Forum: Virginia 08-24-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,983
Posted By Zosimos
No, no, no. Leave the western side of Va. in the...

No, no, no. Leave the western side of Va. in the hills!
Forum: Financial Forum 08-19-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,489
Posted By Zosimos
Wow, congrats for getting debt free! This is...

Wow, congrats for getting debt free! This is fairly new to me also but it never hurts to use the advise of not having all your eggs in one basket so I would diversify. Be sure to have a few good...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-08-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,686
Posted By Zosimos
I had that problem and then I found a whole...

I had that problem and then I found a whole clutch of eggs hidden. Be sure to look around good!
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,634
Posted By Zosimos
Putin bans food from U.S.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/russia-hits-back-sanctions-bans-food-west

Makes me wonder what impact this will have when Russia buys the food we normally get from South America.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-25-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,868
Posted By Zosimos
I have no use for copperheads or rattlesnakes. I...

I have no use for copperheads or rattlesnakes. I guess I'd allow the black snakes to keep the rodent population down but anything that has the potential to kill you when you are going about your...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,156
Posted By Zosimos
Swiss chard did pretty good. The bugs hardly...

Swiss chard did pretty good. The bugs hardly bothered them, they are a beautiful, healthy, organic veggie that I happen to love sauteed in some olive oil with garlic salt.
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 06-15-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,892
Posted By Zosimos
Whoo hoo! It was great to see your talents get...

Whoo hoo! It was great to see your talents get the recognition they deserve! Keep it up. You have a gift of keeping your reader riveted in want of MORE!
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By Zosimos
When I have made jerky, the marinade almost...

When I have made jerky, the marinade almost "cooks" the meat before even putting on the racks to dry. I have eaten shrimp done the ceviche way. I really am not crazy about eating meat done this way....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-30-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,871
Posted By Zosimos
I had somewhat of a time just eating the beef and...

I had somewhat of a time just eating the beef and pork we raised because I was familiar with the animal and seeing their individual personalities - seeing the pigs ears bounce up and down when it was...
Forum: Recipes 03-22-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By Zosimos
I hope this turns out to be as good as it looks! ...

I hope this turns out to be as good as it looks! Please give a full review! Thanks
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-22-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,343
Posted By Zosimos
Was this a solo trip? I think I see only one bed....

Was this a solo trip? I think I see only one bed. You said you had a small fire, how did that go with all the snow on the wood? This looks like a great adventure - thanks for sharing.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,709
Posted By Zosimos
I'm just now seeing that he had day labors at his...

I'm just now seeing that he had day labors at his place - explains alot.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,709
Posted By Zosimos
It does sound fishy, doesn't it Catfish? The...

It does sound fishy, doesn't it Catfish?
The burglars must've known what they came to burglarize. Maybe they told someone about having guns and the fact they couldn't take them with them because...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 11-07-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,012
Posted By Zosimos
My chickens have stopped or slowed down so much...

My chickens have stopped or slowed down so much lately that I get 0,1 or 2 from 11 hens. They will pick back up but it makes you wonder why you keep them all winter for free.
Forum: Ladies Section 10-13-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 30,196
Posted By Zosimos
This is almost crazy in how I can relate to...

This is almost crazy in how I can relate to several of the posts on here. My hands have been giving me problems and surgery and cortisone just helped a little while. Finally, an MRI shows that it all...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-10-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 96,282
Posted By Zosimos
We have the usual flashlights, lanterns, and...

We have the usual flashlights, lanterns, and candles but have considered 12 volt LED lights that could be powered from a solar battery or even regular car battery that could be recharged from a solar...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-07-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,556
Posted By Zosimos
Those look great. Here in Va (in dry areas) we...

Those look great. Here in Va (in dry areas) we have small prickly pear cactus since the growing season isn't as long or as hot. I wonder if they are edible as those big ones. They grow on banks and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-26-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,250
Posted By Zosimos
I can't help you on what stove to use but will...

I can't help you on what stove to use but will add to what "rpp" said about the glass door. I love seeing the flames - it's like a mesmerizing lifeform and you can tell when more wood needs to be...
Forum: Edible & Non-Edible Plants 09-26-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 2,875
Posted By Zosimos
Dried raspberry leaves, staghorn sumac,...

Dried raspberry leaves, staghorn sumac, peppermint and even catnip as well as rose hips (pesticide free). Many of these give a dose of vitamin C, just don't overheat.
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 09-20-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,271
Posted By Zosimos
I asked Hubby (since he works closer to the...

I asked Hubby (since he works closer to the golden horde) if he has seen any military vehicles and he said they are everywhere this week. He said they looked like the type that carry personnel. We...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-17-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,471
Posted By Zosimos
Maybe I dreamt it... but is there something about...

Maybe I dreamt it... but is there something about cutting off the blossom end because it has a lot of enzymes and those cause cloudiness? I don't know where I heard that but I cut a little off - just...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-18-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,079
Posted By Zosimos
I would love to have "How To" guides for all the...

I would love to have "How To" guides for all the things one may need if SHTF but it could be too late if for some reason your faraday box didn't work and you open your Kindle to see it is fried. On...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 06-03-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 275,366
Posted By Zosimos
I enjoyed the story and hope you come back to it

I enjoyed the story and hope you come back to it
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-19-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,850
Posted By Zosimos
When you make a bag, you first seal an end with...

When you make a bag, you first seal an end with just enough to go over the sealing strip - do not put it too deep in the machine. Now when you seal the other end it should be wrinkle free and the end...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,268
Posted By Zosimos
I can't think of any reason the cans became...

I can't think of any reason the cans became dented and leaky unless they were frozen or more likely, shook up and spewed out so fast that the can sucked in on itself causing dents. Were the dents in...
Forum: Financial Forum 01-06-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,105
Posted By Zosimos
Good idea keeping the employer match. If you...

Good idea keeping the employer match. If you have enough money in your 401K you can open a self directed, check book IRA account to purchase real estate or to buy stocks or whatever. Put up a cabin...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,512
Views: 179,889
Posted By Zosimos
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: Political News and Discussion 12-05-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,157
Posted By Zosimos
How absurd! Let's hear from some people that...

How absurd! Let's hear from some people that actually had money given back to them.
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 11-28-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 275,366
Posted By Zosimos
I keep checking for more. Thanks for the story.

I keep checking for more. Thanks for the story.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-17-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 96,440
Posted By Zosimos
I think this is great - more pictures please!

I think this is great - more pictures please!
Forum: New Member Introduction 11-12-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By Zosimos
Hello from N. Va. Glad to see yet another person...

Hello from N. Va. Glad to see yet another person take responsibility for one's self.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-23-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,807
Posted By Zosimos
All I know is that DS Lamkin's grandmother did it...

All I know is that DS Lamkin's grandmother did it an hour and a half faster than us. But then, she was in crazy good shape for a woman of 92. I heard she could do more push-ups than any of us, more...
Forum: Communications 10-21-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,004
Posted By Zosimos
Tech KK**** I was a radio operator in the Army...

Tech KK****
I was a radio operator in the Army but didn't have to learn Morse code
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-25-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 23,077
Posted By Zosimos
Yeah, I have been thinking mostly of food preps....

Yeah, I have been thinking mostly of food preps. Still have a ways to go.
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-05-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,572
Posted By Zosimos
Hi, I'm kinda a newbie also. Did you get on...

Hi, I'm kinda a newbie also. Did you get on board with prepping because of the NatGeo show? In any case it is good to see people planning for more than holding out their hand to receive help.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-28-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,594
Posted By Zosimos
I am glad I started this thread. I will take my...

I am glad I started this thread. I will take my GHB for what it's worth and I will keep phone numbers and some cash on me in case someone takes my cards. I think I am most worried about being mugged...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-28-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,594
Posted By Zosimos
We sort of do that now when work takes him an...

We sort of do that now when work takes him an hour or two away. It has been decided that I would NOT go out looking for him but he would make his way home by back roads and woods.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-28-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,594
Posted By Zosimos
Thanks for the responses, at least I have company...

Thanks for the responses, at least I have company in that tiny corner of my mind.

I will have a toddler with me and that is one reason I don't think I could hike back easily. I know I can do 10...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-27-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,594
Posted By Zosimos
Worry about SHTF when traveling

Getting ready to take a road trip about 1000 miles from home and while I am taking as many things as I believe are necessary, there is no way I can take enough to hoof it back home if something such...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-27-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,162
Posted By Zosimos
Would there be a difference in the foods that are...

Would there be a difference in the foods that are freeze dried vs. dehydrated? The taste of the freeze dried is pretty good in the blueberries that I ordered from Honeyville. They were in a small can...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 02-15-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,729
Posted By Zosimos
To keep looters out -how about a magnetic sign...

To keep looters out -how about a magnetic sign advertising diaper service? Or mobile dog groomer?
You did say that it was a camper/BOV so you can camp and fish and all those fun things. Camping...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,723
Posted By Zosimos
This smacks of an advertisement - what about all...

This smacks of an advertisement - what about all the problems people are having with their filters coming unraveled? It is expensive too.
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 02-01-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,301
Posted By Zosimos
the link didn't work, maybe it was a partial link

the link didn't work, maybe it was a partial link
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,585
Posted By Zosimos
We have Invisible Fence brand and it is great. ...

We have Invisible Fence brand and it is great. We had acres for the dogs to roam but kept them out of the garden and the pool. Even if the batteries wear out, the dogs will stay on their side for...
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