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Forum: Coronavirus 03-30-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,100
Posted By MikeK
It probably comes down to medical care. Watch the...

It probably comes down to medical care. Watch the mortality rate rise around the world as they run out of hospital beds. People sick at home are going to be far more likely to die than those in...
Forum: Food and water 03-30-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By MikeK
I hate the new cans. I saw on this site that the...

I hate the new cans. I saw on this site that the side cutters work better, and they really do. The one I had was 100% on those crappy cans. But alas, after a few years, it broke. It was a Walmart...
Forum: Food and water 03-28-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By MikeK
Don't feel bad. I've never had any form of fry...

Don't feel bad. I've never had any form of fry bread that I know of. So you're light years ahead of me!
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-28-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,955
Posted By MikeK
Depends on the person. In my case, my GHB is also...

Depends on the person. In my case, my GHB is also my bug out bag. It has a rifle, ammo, hiking boots, water purification, etc. So yeah, $1000 is not much of a stretch. But I don't leave it in the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By MikeK
Welcome back!

Welcome back!
Forum: Food and water 03-28-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,236
Posted By MikeK
A big part of it too is the mix ratio. The...

A big part of it too is the mix ratio. The directions on the package are rarely accurate and the perfect mix is pretty finicky. Slightly too lean and it's watery and tasteless. Slightly too rich and...
Forum: Food and water 03-27-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,274
Posted By MikeK
I haven't had to get into the preps so far except...

I haven't had to get into the preps so far except for toilet paper. Only a few things are sold out locally. Mostly paper products, hand sanitizer which I don't buy anyway, and oddly enough, eggs,...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 03-26-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 836
Posted By MikeK
As a derail, the damned hospital stole the pulsox...

As a derail, the damned hospital stole the pulsox that my mother took into the hospital in her dying days, as well as her wedding ring. Not that the ring was worth much but it did have family value....
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 03-26-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 836
Posted By MikeK
My mother died 10 years ago. She had COPD and was...

My mother died 10 years ago. She had COPD and was on O2 for the last 10 years of her life. I've kept her 2 O2 concentrators as well as a stack of canulas, etc. She also had a liquid O2 tank and a...
Forum: Food and water 03-26-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,143
Posted By MikeK
The best by dates are there because regulations...

The best by dates are there because regulations require it. Simple as that. And in the case of canned foods, several of the manufacturers themselves have come out and said their food is safe to eat...
Forum: Food and water 03-26-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By MikeK
Every time I've frozen milk it turns yellow. No...

Every time I've frozen milk it turns yellow. No worries. When you thaw it, it turns white again and is fresh tasting.
Forum: Coronavirus 03-24-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By MikeK
I haven't been out in a week, but from what I'm...

I haven't been out in a week, but from what I'm hearing, it's still just as bad here as it was. shelves emptied as soon as they're stocked. The stores are getting inventory. It's just selling out.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-23-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,766
Posted By MikeK
I can't get a read on the crime situation here....

I can't get a read on the crime situation here. The news doesn't talk about anything other than Covid-19.
Forum: Coronavirus 03-23-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,420
Posted By MikeK
It might be easier to just disinfect your hands...

It might be easier to just disinfect your hands after handing it, rather than trying to disinfect everything you touch.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-22-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,852
Posted By MikeK
If I have an hour notice, I don't get anything. I...

If I have an hour notice, I don't get anything. I head for home as quick as I can and start putting plans into place. An hour is not much time and to spend it grabbing a last few bags of chips or...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-21-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By MikeK
It's pointless for storage, but it's sure nice to...

It's pointless for storage, but it's sure nice to have it in there after you open it, to keep critters from infesting it then.
Forum: Food and water 03-21-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,752
Posted By MikeK
Vacuum bags slowly let air in. This is why it's...

Vacuum bags slowly let air in. This is why it's not for long term storage. It slows down freezer burn but doesn't do a whole lot for dry food in long term storage.

Agreed on the canner.
Forum: Food and water 03-20-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,752
Posted By MikeK
Agreed, Not good for long term storage of dried...

Agreed, Not good for long term storage of dried foods. But great for frozen stuff. I've eaten frozen meats that were years old, packed in vacuum bags that were still good. Each technique has it's...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-20-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,852
Posted By MikeK
Nothing. I use that time to get home and get a...

Nothing. I use that time to get home and get a head start on the preps. This gives me time to get more of my defensive preps in place as well as start digging out some of my longer term preps. Let...
Forum: Food and water 03-20-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,752
Posted By MikeK
Best practice overall is a vacuum sealer. Second...

Best practice overall is a vacuum sealer. Second best is tightly wrapped with butcher paper, or tightly sealed in a thick ziplock bag. A vacuum sealer has so many other uses that it's a worthwhile...
Forum: Coronavirus 03-20-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By MikeK
I think them buying up all the bottled water is...

I think them buying up all the bottled water is because of two factors. First off, in recent years many people have begun drinking bottled water rather than tap water, thinking it's somehow better...
Forum: Food and water 03-20-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,637
Posted By MikeK
Thanks for info on how to make it. Years back I...

Thanks for info on how to make it. Years back I tried to make blue spruce tea. It was like drinking pine-sol! :D:
Forum: Coronavirus 03-20-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By MikeK
I only have one thing to say about that...good...

I only have one thing to say about that...good grief!

Not that I didn't expect it. Human nature being what it is and all. They're mobbing the trucks here when they make deliveries to the stores....
Forum: Food and water 03-20-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,771
Posted By MikeK
No, they don't. Always go by calories, not their...

No, they don't. Always go by calories, not their suggested "servings". They tend to pad their numbers in several ways. By small suggested servings for one, and they often pad the calories by adding...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-20-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By MikeK
I always say "Water first. Water always first." ...

I always say "Water first. Water always first."

You can live for weeks without food, but only a few days without water. And though it seems like it should be the easiest preparation, it can be one...
Forum: Food and water 03-20-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,115
Posted By MikeK
More than touch it, they like to "sniff" it. And...

More than touch it, they like to "sniff" it. And by doing so they stuff it up their nose to sniff it. That's a great way to spread any disease, even if it's just the common cold. I can't count the...
Forum: Food and water 03-19-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By MikeK
She has the right to talk about him all she...

She has the right to talk about him all she wants. Just as you, I, or anyone else, has the right to scroll past part or all of her posts, or put her on ignore all together if they wish. Each to their...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-19-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 926
Posted By MikeK
I actually like it. I've always loved to lock...

I actually like it. I've always loved to lock myself away for weeks or even months at a time. Only going out to shop if required. Though preferring not to.

I don't crave the company of others and...
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 03-19-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,950
Posted By MikeK
That happens when a redirect was accidentally...

That happens when a redirect was accidentally left. Normally, deleted threads just disappear. The redirect tries to route you to the trashcan where the deleted thread resides. But since you don't...
Forum: Food and water 03-17-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,339
Posted By MikeK
I keep about 5 or 6 on hand usually. I'm down to...

I keep about 5 or 6 on hand usually. I'm down to 1 or 2 now but I had too many stops to make today to worry about low priority items on the shopping list. I make most from scratch. There are...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-17-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,652
Posted By MikeK
It has gotten worse in the last week here. I...

It has gotten worse in the last week here. I bought eggs last week and there were plenty of them. Today, not an egg in any store anywhere. Glad i didn't need any.

At least this helps reinforce...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-17-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,143
Posted By MikeK
I regular fridge/freezer, 1 chest freezer and 1...

I regular fridge/freezer, 1 chest freezer and 1 mini fridge. I got rid of 2 chest freezers when I moved into the city 10 years ago. Now that I've moved back out again, I'm going to buy 2 more once we...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-17-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,652
Posted By MikeK
Walmart, along with all the other stores hava...

Walmart, along with all the other stores hava been doing that for a couple weeks here. And still there isn't a roll of TP in this entire city. I was in Lowe's hardware store earlier, and even it was...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By MikeK
I had a similar experience a few years ago....

I had a similar experience a few years ago. Ordered from Walmart. Tracking showed it delivered but I didn't receive it. The next day tracking showed it picked up and redelivered. Yet I still didn't...
Forum: Recipes 03-16-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By MikeK
Ginger is easy to freeze. It needs no processing....

Ginger is easy to freeze. It needs no processing. Just pop the entire hand of ginger in an airtight container and freeze it. If you use a scraper, you don't even need to thaw it to use it. Just...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-14-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,021
Posted By MikeK
No worries, Mike. survivalist77, bensonrew, and a...

No worries, Mike. survivalist77, bensonrew, and a few others that slip my mind at the moment, are always ready to thank your thread and post in it.
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 03-14-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By MikeK
Confiscation of firearms? Hurricane Katrina. ...

Confiscation of firearms? Hurricane Katrina.

Suppression of "insurgency"? Kent State Massacre.

Have we come a long way since then? I hope so.
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By MikeK
The cough, ugh! I caught a cold shortly...

The cough, ugh! I caught a cold shortly afterwards. I must have paid back several lifetimes of karma by the time the cold was gone.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 03-11-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By MikeK
Yep, they are. The first one I bought as a kid...

Yep, they are. The first one I bought as a kid didn't last through the first small branch I used it on. I have one now that's basically a chainsaw blade with loops. It's a lot more durable.
Forum: Food and water 03-11-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 831
Posted By MikeK
Yessir, they are. And thank you. :thumb:

Yessir, they are. And thank you. :thumb:
Forum: Food and water 03-10-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 831
Posted By MikeK
Prions are not any form of creature. They're not...

Prions are not any form of creature. They're not a bacteria nor a virus. They're some sort of misformed protein that can alter the shape of other proteins which makes them infectious to anything that...
Forum: Coronavirus 03-10-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By MikeK
I'm just getting over a hellacious cold I picked...

I'm just getting over a hellacious cold I picked up about 10 days ago. From a Walmart no less. But none of the Covid symptoms. No shortness of breath nor a fever. Just a tenacious head cold. I did...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-10-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By MikeK
That's exactly what I store in my attic. Toilet...

That's exactly what I store in my attic. Toilet paper, clothes, extra books, various bits of camping gear and kit, spare parts and tools, etc. Things I don't need immediate access to and won't be...
Forum: Food and water 03-08-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,236
Posted By MikeK
I can only imagine the conspiracy theories! :D:

I can only imagine the conspiracy theories! :D:
Forum: Food and water 03-08-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,236
Posted By MikeK
It's in all the stores here. And Sam's Club has a...

It's in all the stores here. And Sam's Club has a fairly large bag of it for a good price. I assume Costco probably would also. You should be able to find it in your area. Also, look for Nido brand....
Forum: Food and water 03-08-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 136,186
Posted By MikeK
A lot of the ramen brands fry the noodles to dry...

A lot of the ramen brands fry the noodles to dry them. The frying oil will only last as well as any other oil. This is the weak point. You can find ramen that isn't fried, but you need to hit Asian...
Forum: Food and water 03-07-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By MikeK
Thanks, I appreciate that. But I've learned far...

Thanks, I appreciate that. But I've learned far more from this site than I've ever been able to contribute in return.
Forum: Food and water 03-05-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By MikeK
Around here, those cans are impossible to find...

Around here, those cans are impossible to find anymore. And I'm already having storage issues with the pop top cans. I'm having to rethink my canned food storage.
Forum: Food and water 11-11-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,987
Posted By MikeK
It can only last as long as the can itself. Store...

It can only last as long as the can itself. Store them in the wrong conditions and you can't expect the best results.
Forum: Food and water 11-10-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 22,440
Posted By MikeK
You can use a number of different alkalies to...

You can use a number of different alkalies to nixtamalize, even lye. But the process is a little different for each one. For example, the lye process which is how I originally learned, takes a LOT of...
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