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Auburn California Preparedness Fair Sat. April 12, 2014

This is a post mainly for readers who live in Northern California.  On April 12, one week from today there will be a Preparedness Fair, held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 287 Poet Smith in Auburn …

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Freeze Dry Guy Parking Lot Sale Open to the Public

Here is an item will mainly be of interest to those of you who live in Northern California or parts of Nevada.  Freeze Dry Guy is holding his first ever parking lot sale as you can see by the flier …

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Small Solar Systems are Easy to Make

small solar system

A small solar system designed to power lights and possibly your refrigerator for an emergency is easy to build.  It is something that you can do yourself without a lot of training.

If you have read yesterdays post, you know …

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Ponchos are an Excellent Multi Use Piece of Equipment

Today everyone is pretty familiar with a poncho.  You have seen them in the movies from the Clint Eastwood westerns to the WW2 movies.

There are two main types of ponchos that we commonly encounter.  One is made from wool …

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Long-term Food Storage, 30 year Old Cans I Opened Today

Today I want to talk about long-term food storage.  Because I know many people that have been into preparedness before it became popular, I have had the chance to see and try foods that have been stored for 20 to …

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Fermented Vegetables are Easy to Make and to Store

The other day I started a new batch of sauerkraut in a fermenting jar,  A Fermenting Crock Helps you Make sauerkraut and Preserve Vegetables, today I opened it and it is excellent.  We went ahead and canned it in …

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Making vinegar is easy

The pioneers considered vinegar a very important food product.  It is useful for preserving food, sanitation, medical care and many cleaning chores.  Pickling vegetables from your garden is a great way to preserve them. Here are links to a couple …

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Snares are Easy and Inexpensive to Make

 

A while back, I wrote a post on trapping and mentioned that I would show you how I make my snares.  Now first I want to mention that before you use snares check the Fish and Game regulations in …

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, today we are not to write a post, We will spend the time with our family.

Have a good day and God Bless You All.

Howard and Preparedness Mom

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One of My Husbands Favorite Treats, Chocolate Turtles.

chocolate turtles

Christmas is coming and I love to bake.  The last few days a couple of my granddaughters and have spent most of our time in the kitchen.  We have baked a couple of hundred cookies, apple strudel, chocolate turtles, cupcakes …

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