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Tin Cans and other Food Packaging Problems

With time, everything changes even the tin can.  The tin can used to be made of three pieces.  A top and bottom and a plate formed into a cylinder and soldered with lead solder.  Today the cans are two piece … Continue reading

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Alternative Medicines, Do They Work?

Every now and then alternative medicines are mentioned on my blog and there is a debate about whether or not they work, etc.  Me I am a skeptic on many things, but I do believe that there is some validity … Continue reading

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Have You Tried Planting a Crop with Hand Operated Gardening Tools?

Summer is coming fast and it is time to plant our gardens in many parts of the country.  This year I am going to make a suggestion.  Every year we get out with our rototillers and other power tools and … Continue reading

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Do You Really Need a One-Year Supply of Food?

In reading different blogs and posts on the internet one thing, I have been noticing is how many people feel that they only need to stock food for the short term.  By that, I mean six months or less.  Personally, … Continue reading

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Food Rationing During World War 2

One problem that many people have is determining how much food to store.  One source that I have used is information on the rationing in England during World War 2.  I have included a table showing the food rationing in … Continue reading

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Rationing in England and How They Lived with It

A good source of information on living on short rations is to study the way the English cooked during World War 2.  Due to rationing many foods were in extremely short supply.  I was born in England during the war … Continue reading

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The Best Trash Container I have Seen for EMP Protection

EMP (Electromagnetic pulse) is a subject I am always trying to find out more about.  Now I am not going to become an expert in electronics, but I want to know enough to protect my electronic devices.  Now I do … Continue reading

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Dictionary of Military Terms to English

Recently I have been doing some reading that involved Military terminology.  Because of all the acronyms, some of it is hard to understand.  I recently came across a current copy of the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated … Continue reading

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Gravity Flow Water filters, are Replacement Filters Interchangeable?

I recently was asked if the replacement filters in the large gravity flow water filters were interchangeable.  By this, I am talking about the AquaRain, the Berkey, Doulton and Katadyn gravity flow water filters.  While all of them claim to be … Continue reading

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Footwraps as Improvised Socks or Foot Wear

Socks are something that we take for granted.  It is so easy to run down to the store and purchase a cheap pair.  That has not always be the case.  I can remember my Grandmother knitting or darning socks in … Continue reading

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