Category Archives: Gear

A Little Taste of Summer

The weather right now is being uncooperative. After a couple of warm days last week, we had an inch and a half of snow on Saturday, followed by low 60’s on Sunday. As I write this on Wednesday evening, we’re … Continue reading

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Backup Backups

It’s been an interesting week around the homestead. I’ve been on a pretty steady repair mode, as appliances have started going on strike. The biggest thus far has been the igniter on the oven. (The rest of the stove works … Continue reading

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Quick Thoughts

Just a few random mental meanderings this time around, dear readers. So, the president is still at it.  He’s had a pretty rough week of it, though–he still can’t get the ACA repealed (yay, us!); he’s having a “Bush-Katrina” moment, … Continue reading

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Stockpiles

This time around, I’ll (finally!) get to a list that I found a while back, wandering about the Pinterest intertubes. It claims to be from a website called betterhomestead.com, but I haven’t verified that. Its contents are a “Master List … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget, Part 3

I sincerely apologize, readers–I’ve been completely overtaken by events at work and at home over the last couple of weeks.  Nothing bad, but more than enough to keep me busy. I had wanted to talk politics, after finishing out this … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget, Part 2

Moving back this week to the “50 survival items you forgot to buy” list: 16. Condiments.  Ketchup, mustard, mayo, soy sauce, hot sauce. Good for shorter-term emergencies (I’d see about getting restaurant packets), but for longer term, or TEOTWAWKI, I’d … Continue reading

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Cooking with Heat

We’re back to the Family Survival Planning guide; this time around, we’re talking cooking, fuel sources, and supplies. This is a fun one, because there are few “right answers,” and lots of ways to do things–we humans have been cooking … Continue reading

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