Monthly Archive: February 2012

Dehydrated.

Having a food dehydrator is a great luxury. It makes it practically a no-brainer to slice up fruit or vegetables, season them slightly before popping them in, and returning half a day later to retrieve them.  But in the same way that people have been drying herbs, flowers and stalks for as long as there …

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What Are You Prepared For and Do Your Friends Think You’re Crazy?

Prepping seems to be the latest hype word, with series like ‘Doomsday Preppers’ on TV, reality survival tv shows left and right, and words like ‘long term food storage’ entering the lexicon of big-box stores like Costco, WalMart and Sam’s Club in their attempt to sell us mega quantities of freeze-dried beef stroganoff. I’ve been …

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Its The End of The World….

Oh NatGeo. Please tell me you purposely edited to bring out the crazy, the short-sighted and the delusional for tonight’s episode of Doomsday Preppers.  I spent most of this show cringing this time.  I am ASSUMING that the show did some heavy editing, and chose to only highlight one part of each person’s preparation plan …

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Doomsday Preppers

So here I am, watching the 2nd episode of Doomsday Preppers.  They seem to start each episode with the most competent, or most highly prepared ‘prepper’ and go down from there, to the point where you have a margarita-swilling valley girl hoofin’ it through Houston in shorts … for the apocalypse. I enjoy this show, …

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Forever and A Day.

When I first heard about long-term food storage, I had a mental image of gigantic tin cans of pork and beans, stacked high in a bomb shelter.  I had visions of Lost, and their found pantry with yummies such as peanut butter, and recalled how the survivors of the crash went nuts (no pun intended) …

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A Bag of Turnips.

After seeing several online articles about bag gardening last spring, I decided to give it a shot in my own depleted garden.  South Texas has been in a severe drought for over a year, and despite my best efforts with fertilizing and watering, nothing would grow. It was like trying to garden on concrete. Four …

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Aquaponics, Construction Almost Done.

Tomorrow we will be adding in the gravel to our aquaponics barrels, setting up the last of the piping that will supply water from our siphon tank to the line of barrels, and hopefully, just hopefully, I’ll be able to plant my seedlings and plants that are waiting to go in. The process so far …

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