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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    i finally got some seeds from the local garden center. this is my first time growing and i will be doing pot growing since i'm in the city and limited in space. i'm growing 100% natural. all the seeds i bought are open pollinated, untreated, USDA organic certified. my growing zone is 6a. i...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Did you know that you can plant pinto beans directly from the grocery store? We've done it several times. They make wonderful green beans and of course you can let them hang until they're fully dry and you have more pinto beans. We're planting about an acre of them. Planting store beans is far...
  3. Food and water
    Put up a few things in mylar zip bags today. First time I've used the zip locks. Be sure to get the "dust" from things like oatmeal from where you make your seal. Same with standard mylar.
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was not sure whether was better in the gardening section, of in general discussion. Since we are talking about preps in general, I decided to post this in the general discussion. Spring is here, that means its time to stock up on seasonal preps. The local feed and fertilizer stores are...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi all! I have an old dog-eared chart I typed up from a Countryside Magazine article at least 10 years ago now I think, for a Three Month supply for three people. I know I tweaked it some to apply to our family, but not much. I am reading some old threads here about calorie content of stored...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    For what ever reason I have always planned my meal plans around the number of people and how many meals I can get for the lowest cost. I have somewhere around 25 different meals (not including breakfast) that I have large quantities of that don't include breaking into my canned meats. Here's...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Where does everyone get these large bags of Pinto beans. I live right outside Philly and can't find anything bigger than 4lb bag. I've looked in every whole sale club and Mexican store in a 20 mile radius. Any ideas? Or does anyone have a inexpensive, reliable internet source?
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just learned a lesson about prepping in the spring. I had bought two 20 lbs bags of pinto beans a couple of weeks ago and just now am sealing them in Maylar bags. Well I noticed a few worms in one bag. The lesson for me is to make sure I seal what I get in the spring as soon as I get them...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Well I planted a bunch of pinto beans and they are just finishing flowering and instill don't know when to harvest I know the beans will be in the pods but i want to store them
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lets say that you were going to put together some 5 gallon buckets to take to a remote location, what food preps would to put in the buckets? We are looking for stuff that can be stored for maybe 10 years, and with little to no climate control. The building has good shade, and stays cool most...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've seen ideas cited before on this subject, but what are the best beans to store in terms of: best nutrition Taste Soak / cook times (shorter cook time = fuel saving) Price and availability storage life Thoughts & ideas appreciated
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A couple of weeks ago my kids and I went to the camp for 2 days. While we were there we decided to walk around the property at night. The following is what I like to call the “can opener” effect – its were you get so involved with the bigger things that you overlook the small stuff. During...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I could use a review and suggestions. I am setting up 1 year's worth of food per person (Adult). I calculated 2000 calories per day which leads to 730,000 calories per person, per year. I went for long term storage stuff but you should know I am also canning and growing in my BRAND NEW...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lets say your going to go to the local feed and fertilizer store to buy some beans and peas, what kind would you buy? And how much would you buy? These peas / beans will be stored in your freezer. These are for your stockpile, and not for immediate use. Pinto beans - high in protein Purple...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I hear a lot about stocking beans, what kind do you stock and how much per person? What’s the best bang for the buck? And how would you prepare them as a daily food source. Beans are just a part of a food supply but let’s keep this thread mostly about beans.
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am going to can some pinto beans tomorrow so I was washing and sorting the beans to soak them overnight. While sorting the beans, I found 42 stones in about 3/4 of a #10 can. I just wanted to warn you all to make sure you check the beans carefully before using them. There seemed to be at...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I did not write this article, but it is a great read with lots of thought put into it... Just thought I would share. *The Basics of Stocking a Retreat For One Year* By: Buckshot 24 September 2008 Remember the movie Red Dawn? Think about when Colonel Tanner said: "You think you're tough for...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Has anyone done any long term testing with beans and rice, with oxygen absorbers, and for how long? How about dried fruits? Dried veggies? Sugar? Ive looked up dried vegi's and they seem to 'need' to be stored at a proper' temp and humidity. '
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is $24.00 for 50 pounds a pretty good deal? Just curious I have a store here in town that is selling them for $.48 a pound. If it is I may pick up another 100pounds. Thanks in Advance for any thoughts. Hoss :D:
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello, i have been able to get a good number of my staples in bulk at sams club but they dont carry items like 50lb bags of pinto beans, wheat berries, etc... So where do you guys get your bulk staples at? I tried the local coop and yes they can get those in bulk but its "organic" and cost a...
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