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Forum: Food and water Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
Uh huh, I'm not sure just what the separation is...

Uh huh, I'm not sure just what the separation is but when I canned my V8 juice last year I cooked the beets, carrots, onions, celery and tomatoes etc all together and then ran them through the...
Forum: Food and water Today, 06:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
The household juicers I have seen do not seem to...

The household juicers I have seen do not seem to me to be of the quality needed for the production I am anticipating. For instance this project (so far) I canned over 150 quarts of tomato juice.
...
Forum: Food and water Today, 06:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
This is very similar to what I just received. ...

This is very similar to what I just received. Since it is 40 years old, the quality is likely to be good.

The pedestal might be a little taller than mine which I would prefer but I can (a must)...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-13-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By mtnairkin
Water as everyone advised is paramount. Have a...

Water as everyone advised is paramount. Have a water purifier for the creek water and you'll probably be ok if it gets contaminated.

For the least expensive basic food stockpile (depending on...
Forum: Food and water 09-13-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
The second store turned out to be a bust too...

The second store turned out to be a bust too (different town). No tomato mills whatsoever and the stirring spoons were of the quality of dollar tree's.

I ended up ordering the hand cranked Tre...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-13-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 16,267
Posted By mtnairkin
I wish it were flying. Still in the building...

I wish it were flying. Still in the building process (slow). I'm building the engine now. :)
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-13-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 38,236
Views: 5,342,215
Posted By mtnairkin
There are very few that will forget!!! Those...

There are very few that will forget!!! Those are images that are seared into my mind forever.

Thanks BB.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-13-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 38,236
Views: 5,342,215
Posted By mtnairkin
BB, I still think this is a great idea. :) I...

BB, I still think this is a great idea. :)

I found something similar (maybe the same thing) in Walmart but it was more of an abrasive where the picture of yours looks more on the nature of a...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-12-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 16,267
Posted By mtnairkin
I'm curious too AJ. I'm wondering if it all fell...

I'm curious too AJ. I'm wondering if it all fell through or if they are still making plans.

Most of these ventures are pipe dreams that never come to fruition but this particular one at first...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-12-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,410
Posted By mtnairkin
The laws against poaching are there for very good...

The laws against poaching are there for very good reasons. That being said, (and personally being very much against true poaching) I would not have the slightest hesitation for myself or anyone else...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 5,225
Posted By mtnairkin
Nice going Miss Kitty. :)

Nice going Miss Kitty. :)
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-06-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,481
Posted By mtnairkin
Luckily, most of us do not have to rely on just...

Luckily, most of us do not have to rely on just one vegetable but potatoes are certainly a contender. Many places are high in production plus potatoes are high in calories. One could rely on...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-06-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By mtnairkin
If it is a cow, I'd try to protect it for the...

If it is a cow, I'd try to protect it for the milk, cheese, butterfat, etc it could potentially produce plus manure for the garden. Try to have it bred for the calf(s) it could produce. They could...
Forum: Food and water 09-05-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By mtnairkin
S'funny. An old hillbilly once told me that...

S'funny. An old hillbilly once told me that people used to crap outdoors and cook sauerkraut in the kitchen. Now they crap indoors and cook the sauerkraut out on the porch. :)
Forum: Food and water 09-05-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By mtnairkin
I've become an adequate cook. I never did nor do...

I've become an adequate cook. I never did nor do I now call myself a good cook. Some things I cook are excellent but overall the best I can say, it is adequate.

Just about every woman I've been...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-04-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 38,236
Views: 5,342,215
Posted By mtnairkin
That must be the one that was held up by the FS...

That must be the one that was held up by the FS during the government shutdown several months ago???

Good way to help the kids and also some incentive for responsibility. :)
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-03-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,936
Posted By mtnairkin
Just letting clothes soak in a 5 gallon bucket of...

Just letting clothes soak in a 5 gallon bucket of soapy water does wonders for dirty clothes. Rinse, dry and wear.

I do have several methods to use for small quantities of clothes but nothing...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-03-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 38,236
Views: 5,342,215
Posted By mtnairkin
I'll make you a great deal young lady. You had...

I'll make you a great deal young lady. You had them delivered for $50. You deliver them to me and I'll double your money. Quick bucks for you, easy peasy. :D:
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-03-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38,236
Views: 5,342,215
Posted By mtnairkin
I like that tool idea. :)

I like that tool idea. :)
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-03-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 79,456
Posted By mtnairkin
I didn't think about it until yesterday (Labor...

I didn't think about it until yesterday (Labor Day) that the robust quantity sales might also have been because of people having cookouts for the Holiday weekend. ??
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 09-02-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,680
Posted By mtnairkin
When Hurricane Camille hit Gulfport many years...

When Hurricane Camille hit Gulfport many years ago. It literally wiped the earth clean of many structures. The only thing left were the swimming pools which were concrete and below ground level. ...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-02-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 79,456
Posted By mtnairkin
That bagel business sounds interesting. Do you...

That bagel business sounds interesting. Do you plan to sell them all winter?

The mental picture of your sausages literally made my mouth water just now. :)

And do you sell your sausage hot...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-02-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 79,456
Posted By mtnairkin
My Saturday market was a fairly good one. It...

My Saturday market was a fairly good one. It started out real slow and for a couple of hours I thought it was going to be a new record low (in traffic and sales). About 10:30 it started picking up...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-02-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,655
Posted By mtnairkin
This is one of the smartest things I've heard you...

This is one of the smartest things I've heard you say. :)

PS: That's meant to be a compliment. :)
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-30-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 137,816
Posted By mtnairkin
Looked for it. Didn't find it? Let us know when...

Looked for it. Didn't find it? Let us know when you post it.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-30-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,812
Posted By mtnairkin
What is your terrain like? Hills, flat? Water...

What is your terrain like? Hills, flat? Water access?
Forum: Food and water 08-29-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
By far most of the tomato juice I've drunk...

By far most of the tomato juice I've drunk (whether home canned or store bought) has been the cooked kind. I have had some 'raw' and like it too. First thing I'll try when I get another mil is...
Forum: Food and water 08-29-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
I would like to have a freeze dryer but the...

I would like to have a freeze dryer but the expense turns me off. I've even thought of trying to build with a freezer and a milking machine vacuum pump that I have. I really am skeptical that this...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-29-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,655
Posted By mtnairkin
In my young days I was a single dad (divorced)...

In my young days I was a single dad (divorced) for many years. During that time I learned very much about the value of a woman and the advantage of teamwork of a family.

There is almost nothing...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 08-26-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 53,195
Posted By mtnairkin
Well I'll be darned, he's back. Great to hear...

Well I'll be darned, he's back. Great to hear you say IT will be published.

DC, I'm sorry to hear of your current troubles and offer both my condolences and help. Seriously, I'm the world's best...
Forum: Food and water 08-26-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
One thing I've been curious about. Several of...

One thing I've been curious about. Several of you and the videos I watched are processing raw tomatoes. I am a relative beginner at canning and getting advice from neighbors and books. I've been...
Forum: Food and water 08-25-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
These might work. I have a couple of probably...

These might work. I have a couple of probably smaller, less rugged (home cook) type ones that look about the same. It is difficult to see size and ruggedness and scale with the picture but by price...
Forum: Food and water 08-25-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
My thoughts exactly. Although on many tasks the...

My thoughts exactly. Although on many tasks the areas can overlap, stainless tables and sinks will work on canning veggies or cutting up chicken or other tasks just as well. No wild hogs here but I...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-25-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By mtnairkin
People have survived in most every locale. What...

People have survived in most every locale. What has happened is that modern technology (water supplies, air conditioning, transportation, shipping food, etc has distorted the basic concept of...
Forum: Food and water 08-24-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
These look very good (watched short video) and...

These look very good (watched short video) and might be just what I need. I wish/hope they might be available locally so I can see them up close and personal.
Forum: Food and water 08-24-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
I am personally not much of a cook. I'm a...

I am personally not much of a cook. I'm a survivalist/aspiring self sufficient enthusiast.

My thoughts for a summer kitchen are multi purpose. I'd want a concrete floor and masonry walls so I...
Forum: Food and water 08-23-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
Smaller batches don't interest me all that much. ...

Smaller batches don't interest me all that much. The day of my OP I canned 98 quarts (7 batches of 14 each) plus a previous somewhat smaller batch the day before. I am not only thinking of my own...
Forum: Food and water 08-23-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
Yeah I do know the shelf life is not infinite. I...

Yeah I do know the shelf life is not infinite. I canned 103 quarts of V8 juice last year and so far have only lost 3. Don't know if it was a canning fault or just age but likely a particle or...
Forum: Food and water 08-23-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
Zeke, I knew you'd have some suggestions. :) I...

Zeke, I knew you'd have some suggestions. :) I also have a couple of these. My mother used to use this. I've not used it but it's a nice backup, just like too sloe for high production
Forum: Food and water 08-23-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
A hundred pounds in 20 minutes is just what I...

A hundred pounds in 20 minutes is just what I need. Understand about the backup. I do have generators but also want to be sure of, 'just in case' . Might consider both.

Is OMRA still available?
Forum: Food and water 08-23-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
I also hadn't thought of looking at a restaurant...

I also hadn't thought of looking at a restaurant supply store but that is a great idea. I can get a much better idea on quality and sturdiness looking at one directly instead of computer pictures.
...
Forum: Food and water 08-23-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
This is more the type I need. I do have a couple...

This is more the type I need. I do have a couple of similar ones only probably smaller. I've gotten a couple, hand me downs plus picked up a couple at thrift shops and yard sales. I do see a lot...
Forum: Food and water 08-23-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
It would probably colander sized. Meant to...

It would probably colander sized. Meant to separate the skin and seeds from tomatoes, leave the juice and pulp for canning.
Forum: Food and water 08-23-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
None of these are the kind I am looking for. ...

None of these are the kind I am looking for. Strainer is kind of a misnomer but that is what my Victorio is called on the box it came in. The ones on these sites are sieves.

Anyway, before I...
Forum: Food and water 08-22-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
Thanks for the input so far. Right now I'm bushed...

Thanks for the input so far. Right now I'm bushed so I won't take a lot of time. Answer more fully in the next day or two.
Forum: Food and water 08-21-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By mtnairkin
Food strainer?

I've been going through my marathon canning session. Tomato juice this time. I'm hoping to end up with more than 100 quart jars.

My system has gotten reasonably efficient. I have the potential...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-19-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,245
Posted By mtnairkin
I agree with the fuel cache but fuel is not the...

I agree with the fuel cache but fuel is not the only concern. Highways can be blocked either by stalled traffic (highly likely) or by authorities or even by vigilantes who claim a territory. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-18-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,245
Posted By mtnairkin
Hick, this is a subject near and dear to my...

Hick, this is a subject near and dear to my heart because I still travel a lot and long distances. Often speculate how to get home etc.

I'm not talking short distances. I generally make two...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 5,225
Posted By mtnairkin
Now this is the best answer of all for those who...

Now this is the best answer of all for those who think all kids are born good. :)
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-16-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 79,456
Posted By mtnairkin
My last Saturday market was OK. This week picked...

My last Saturday market was OK. This week picked beaucoup tomatoes that I am getting ready to can. Spent yesterday afternoon and evening sorting them into three categories. Juice tomatoes, canning...
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