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  1. General Discussion
    In an apocalyptic grid-down situation affecting the entire country a la "One Second After" would trains be a realistic source of supplies and material? I live in Southern Indiana and in my town I see trains go by with Corn, Wheat, Cattle, Hogs, Coal etc. I have no idea how practical it would...
  2. Firearms General Discussion
    Hi guys I have a few questions on reloading my 30-06 ammo. Being very new to this I was wonding if anyone has experience reloading 180 grain hormandy round nose and 125 grain Speer Spitzer bullets. I'm a little iffy about the bullet depth I have these rounds at. What's do you think?
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    apparently the Chinese can't get enough sorghum. ***As vice chairman of the United Sorghum Check-off, he traveled with other producers to meet face-to-face with...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone know a reptuable online dearler where you can buy bulk grains such as barley, oats, corn etc.?
  5. Financial Forum
    grain prices up, esp corn not good news. not only is there substantial use of grains directly, they are ingredients in additional food products. looks like prices are only going to go up.:(
  6. General Discussion commentary Use Lucas top oil fuel additive. (I am unassociated with with Lucas) My beef is it makes it harder to store fuel, specially gas in a stabilized state. Food prices probably going to go up...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm thinking of buying a manual grain/flour mill. Does anyone has experience with this? What are the things to look for. I want a mill that basically is able to grind everything, grain, nuts and mais. thx
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi. I love rice (good thing) and its a real big part of me being able to feed us on the cheap. However, I was wondering if someone more knowledgeable than I, could speak to: The pros and cons of various kinds of rice. As it is I have several. I've heard brown rice does not keep as long. I...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello, I am working on storing some rice, beans, etc. in mylar bags and buckets. Is it recommended to freeze the food before storing so as to prevent bug hatches? When I lived in Japan, rice beetles would often hatch in my bags of rice if I didn't eat it fast enough. I know you can just submerge...
  10. Firearms General Discussion
    Hey all, So I now have 3 rifles, and I've had experience with them. I know how to clean them, fire them, and proper gun safety. I have a basic knowledge of firearms. Now for bullets: I know how a cartridge works in general. Pin strikes primer, primer ignites powder, powder gas pushes bullet...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've laid in a supply of wheat berries, but what I don't have yet is a grain mill. I've done the usual weighing of pros and cons, and decided (as usual) that higher quality is better than lower quality. While I'm not made of money, I'm seeing a mill as an investment, and further, it has to be...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have read a lot of questions concerning the storage of food preps. I understand the need to store canned goods and freeze dried food in metal cans and under cool dry conditions. I built a storage pantry in a back bedroom and storing them under normal house climate conditions is absolutely...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This started out as a secondary discussion about using "Deer Corn" and I believe that it is important enough for it's own thread. What should be the priority during a long term crisis? If you have some stored dry grain and beans (Wheat, Oats, Field Corn, Pinto Beans for instance) should you...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I've been learning so much from reading this forum, you guys are awesome! What I'm hoping to find though is links to a good site (or sites) that I can purchase seeds for organic grains from. Specifically, oats - rye - barley - hops - buckwheat. My friend's girlfriend wanted us to grow corn...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just put up some information about Idaho graineries that sell to the public on my blog.
  16. Urban Survival
    I've seen numerous posts concerning the storing and subsequent processing of raw grain (wheat, corn, etc.) Seems like a great idea, given that its apparently got a very long shelf life if kept dry and sealed. (10 years +??) So here's my totally Noob question: Where do you buy grain? I'm in...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What kind of grain could be grown without too much work in Indiana climate? Dont say corn...I already know that...Im guessing barley or rye...maybe oats?
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This may already be posted somewhere in the heap, but I haven't seen it if it is. How did they keep bugs out of stored grain in biblical times? Joseph had 7 years put back during the famine in Egypt (my personal goal :D: LOL). That's a lot of grain to protect from critters, and they didn't...
  19. Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows
    what would be a good grain of bullet for my .50 cal cva muzzeloader (i use 100 grains of powder).i mostly hunt deer.
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