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  1. Coronavirus
    Just happened to see this on the news (Bing) and it's something I hadn't really thought of. I know a lot of people are hitting the food banks hard, but still, it's something to think about. Figured it'd go better here than in the gardening section...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My tomatoes have rotten spots on the bottom, never seen this before. Literally, every rotten tomato is rotting in the same exact spot. Usually bugs will sting tomatoes on the side and cause bruising, which may result in rot. These however are different rot is on the exact bottom. I looked...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Over the past couple of months I have visited 4 different local feed stores, and called several more. All of them have the same story - "They can not get chicks." So I decided to call Murray McMurray Hatchery to get first hand information. Why Murray McMurray Hatchery? Because they are the...
  4. Coronavirus
    https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/04/27/tyson-foods-warns-of-meat-shortages-the-food-supply-is-breaking/24121072/ One of the nation's top meat companies has issued a warning that there could be a shortage at grocery stores nationwide due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a full page...
  5. Coronavirus
    Some states deploying National Guard to assist food banks. https://www.zerohedge.com/health/national-guard-deployed-nations-food-banks-ensure-stability-during-unprecedented-times
  6. Coronavirus
    By now, most folks should have at least 3 months of supplies and probably 2+ years of toilet paper. You may think you are sitting pretty and cool being preppier. I highly recommend that you conserve your current stash and increase it to 6 months if you can. Do it safely but do it. There are...
  7. Coronavirus
    Couple of headlines on Drudge. On the one hand, there's a story that we are all going to have to get used to food rationing in the future: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/food-rationing-reality-buyers-once-230000895.html Then, a couple stories down, a Minnesota farmer put down 61,000 chickens...
  8. Coronavirus
    News report on food loss / wastage in USA https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/09/us-coronavirus-outbreak-agriculture-food-supply-waste Billions of dollars worth of food is going to waste as growers and producers from California to Florida are facing a massive surplus of highly...
  9. Coronavirus
    What are people cooking while in Coronavirus lockdown? I just fixed my wife a grilled cheese sandwich, and I had a spam, mayo and cheese sandwich. Last week I told my wife I wanted something cooked with a bag of baby lima beans. We have been cooking a more at home, but simple meals such as...
  10. Coronavirus
    Tyson shut a pork plant this week after two dozen workers fell ill and now it has sick workers at a chicken plant. Cargil shut a beef plant in Pennsylvania. Time to fill your freezer with meat while it's still available...
  11. Coronavirus
    At 10:30 this morning, I went into town to visit Sam’s Club. About 2 weeks ago, the line to enter the store, extended from the door to over 1000 ft. I expected the worst. I was completely surprised to find the store relatively empty of customers. Almost ALL the store shelves were completely...
  12. Coronavirus
    I expect to see a lot more of this. The main grocery store to a rural community in Southeast Texas has closed. For those of you who are interested it is Buna Texas. The managers wife tested positive, so I guess out of precaution the store was closed. Now stores like Dollar Store and Dollar...
  13. Coronavirus
    I went by this morning and there was no line about 30 minutes into the start time. I would think the freeloaders are already nearby but it may have been early for them. Anyone here stop by those places to grab something for their kids as to avoid depleting their stash. I got my family...
  14. Coronavirus
    Dollar General is getting ready to do inventory. During inventory they will not receive extra shipments. I was told the Dollar General store near me will get one shipment over the next two weeks. Went by a local Dollar General store to pick up a few odds and ends. While I was there an...
  15. Coronavirus
    Hi all, I'm interested to know if y'all have suggestion for how we can keep tabs on the food supply chain. I live in a large city. People have made runs on the supermarkets, but they're still being restocked and we could get fresh produce if we chose to go shopping (which we have not, since it...
  16. Food and water
    Hey, I’ve been thinking about food storage in a shtf scenario . Not so much the amount of food needed,. Though that is Always a big concern. How to protect it. If food shortages happen, people will do anything to eat. What is the best way to hide food? In your home? Storage unit? I understand...
  17. Coronavirus
    Disinfecting incoming mail of Coronavirus OK, we all know about the Coronavirus. Looks to be hyper-contagious. I'm prepped, of course. I could quarantine the place for months. Plenty of water/food/fuel/sanitary supplies in stock. But it occurs to me that the virus could be carried inside...
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    For the sake of discussion let's say someone started a seed stockpile. The stockpile could be for any reason - prepping, hobby, backyard gardening... etc. What would you consider to be some of the critical seeds everyone should stockpile? Let's go ahead and say the person lives in an area...
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Snappers are perfectly edible if you can find them but I have heard that land turtles should be considered inedible because they might snack on poisonous mushrooms. This sounds like an old wives tale that's been repeated over and over until it's accepted as gospel. Does anyone know if there's...
  20. Food and water
    If you have very picky eaters in your family, you might consider asking your Dr about medical food for use If SHTF. Abbott makes one called EleCare which I have not tried yet. However, I am a big fan of Abbott. After I had a very rare complication from gall bladders surgery, banana PediaSure was...
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