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Forum: Recipes 11-02-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,765
Posted By tacmotusn
do toss the fish eggs .... if the fish was a gar

Located throughout the North American Southeast there are 7 sub species of Gar. Alligator Gar is the biggest at up to 300 pounds and almost 10 feet in length. Obviously a large female could be...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 08-29-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,289
Posted By tacmotusn
Most of us, or at least I can dry beans to have...

Most of us, or at least I can dry beans to have them basically as a near ready to eat convienence food, just like grocery store canned beans. The bulk of my dry beans are bulk stored as you say, but...
Forum: Health 06-13-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,270
Posted By tacmotusn
Maybe I am a total klutz. I tried to do a search...

Maybe I am a total klutz. I tried to do a search for the site "Ibilio" with little or no success. Could you post a link here please? Thanks! PS; I have great interest in cookbooks, and the medical...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 06-09-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,840
Posted By tacmotusn
Excellent link Lee. Answered questions I had...

Excellent link Lee. Answered questions I had wondered about, and many I had not even thought to question yet. Very informative. THANKS !!!
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-08-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By tacmotusn
Just another old grumps two cents worth, but I...

Just another old grumps two cents worth, but I pressure cook my dry beans as well.
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But I do it in batches of 7 quarts at a time, by pressure canning them. It's safe, and for me it's a ready made...
Forum: Recipes 06-06-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By tacmotusn
Alan's Peach Scallops Royalle ..

It is Scallop season here in sunny Florida and I stumbled on this famous recipe, so I thought I would share.
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I am always on the lookout for a recipe that looks interesting and tasty. I stole this...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-05-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By tacmotusn
I agree on both points. The jars coming out of...

I agree on both points. The jars coming out of the hot water in the canner that is down to zero pressure, most undoubtedly are still slightly over atmospheric pressure inside the jars, but not to a...
Forum: Recipes 06-04-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By tacmotusn
Thanks for the post and the picture. Looks very...

Thanks for the post and the picture. Looks very much like Italian Parma ham.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-04-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By tacmotusn
I am assuming that everyone has at one time in...

I am assuming that everyone has at one time in their life had a pot boil over on the stove. Had they reduced the temperature at an appropriate time they could have maintained a slow simmer boil...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-30-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By tacmotusn
Just another two cents here. I personally have 3...

Just another two cents here. I personally have 3 pressure canners. I usually only use two, as they are heavy and can be dangerous to move when full and hot. With the two I have no rush to empty...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-30-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By tacmotusn
It's a matter of pressure and physics. At 10...

It's a matter of pressure and physics. At 10 pounds pressure water boils at about 240 degrees. When you try to speed things up by releasing the pressure by shifting or removing the weight with...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 05-29-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,907
Posted By tacmotusn
I can alot, I give veggie gift baskets to...

I can alot, I give veggie gift baskets to neighbors just to see them smile and have two charity locations that feed the homeless that I donate to. I could sell at local farmers markets if I chose to...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 05-29-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,907
Posted By tacmotusn
All heirloom seed from Willhite seed out of...

All heirloom seed from Willhite seed out of Texas. All direct seeded. 216 white sweet corn. 144 Kentucky wonder green pole bean. 144 Jacob's cattle pole lima. 18 black beauty zuccini. 18 yellow...
Forum: Water 03-15-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,225
Posted By tacmotusn
JMHO, but I have a close friend with a 4 inch...

JMHO, but I have a close friend with a 4 inch cased well, standard electric submersible punp, and a "Simple manual Pump" on top. I am impressed with the quality and all I see. I was given a...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-15-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By tacmotusn
Most pressure cookers can be used as pressure...

Most pressure cookers can be used as pressure canners!!! Just my 2 cents worth, but I kinda think you are all over the issue. Any pressure canner/cooker can be used to can as many pints or quarts as...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-15-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,544
Posted By tacmotusn
I guess it depends on your perspective. Gators...

I guess it depends on your perspective. Gators have more to fear from me than I them. I love eating them, and no they don't taste like chicken. I actually ventured north of Interstate route 10...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-15-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,650
Posted By tacmotusn
I have no financial interest or family connection...

I have no financial interest or family connection to this company, but I am impressed with the Tattler reuseable canning lids and seals. The lids have a very noticeable hump which pulls down and...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-15-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,544
Posted By tacmotusn
Ice on the lakes..... ? What the heck is that? ...

Ice on the lakes..... ? What the heck is that? We wouldn't do anything like that down here in sunny Florida. Oak trees abound, and would stain the water so bad that in 2 to 3 foot of water you...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 02-17-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,063
Posted By tacmotusn
Any way other than pressure canning sausage links...

Any way other than pressure canning sausage links or patties is not safe. Botulism is nothing to play with. Univ. of Ga says sausage may be pressure canned safely in Quarts 10lb 90minutes / Pints...
Forum: Hands-on 02-02-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,664
Posted By tacmotusn
It is not the end of the world. In fact in most...

It is not the end of the world. In fact in most cases it is a very easy repair. Shut off the power to the oven or pull the oven out and unplug it. Write down all info you can find on your oven. Ie;...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 02-01-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,391
Posted By tacmotusn
Well I cheated. I asked for and got all the...

Well I cheated. I asked for and got all the canning supplies when 2 separate relatives died. My canning before that was limited. I seriously started with 3 pallets of jars and lids and I am doing...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 02-01-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,597
Posted By tacmotusn
I am pretty sure from actual experience this...

I am pretty sure from actual experience this recipe will grossly overfill pint jars!!! I have made this mistake in the past. From experience, rule of thumb is as described as above, except 1/2 cup...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 02-01-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,597
Posted By tacmotusn
There are as many acceptable and safe ways to can...

There are as many acceptable and safe ways to can beans as there are types of beans.
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Sher's canned bean soup should be perfectly safe to do as she says, except for one thing. The rule of thumb...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 01-31-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,659
Posted By tacmotusn
There was nothing wrong with this question. While...

There was nothing wrong with this question. While the bacon canned as per issue 127 is fully cooked for all practical purposes by the canning process, and also heated to a point to kill any bacteria,...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 01-31-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,097
Posted By tacmotusn
All meat has juice (water) in it. Even when I raw...

All meat has juice (water) in it. Even when I raw pack and can chickens raised or purchased live (no water injected anywhere, anyway), I add no juice or water to the jars, and low and behold I end up...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-17-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,668
Posted By tacmotusn
Ken, I really am surprised to see this come up...

Ken, I really am surprised to see this come up again. No way will any answer here not stir controversy and disagreement. Why bother? You said it yourself. There is no wrong answer. What's good...
Forum: Conversations 01-17-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,719
Posted By tacmotusn
As far as I can tell, there are only two books by...

As far as I can tell, there are only two books by Carla Emery. The "recipe book", and name in question is explained at Wikipedia. The original encyclopiedia of country living started out as a self...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 01-12-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,221
Posted By tacmotusn
Well it seems we all have different ways of doing...

Well it seems we all have different ways of doing the same thing with similarities also. That said I will throw my two cents in the pot. I seldom if every buy grocery store canned beans. They are...
Forum: Frugal Living 01-12-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,704
Posted By tacmotusn
Essential oils can easily be made at home with a...

Essential oils can easily be made at home with a simple distiller. A distiller can be home made or purchased. To avoid any legal peril it is best to limit your distiller to 1 gallon or smaller in...
Forum: Plants 01-12-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,606
Posted By tacmotusn
I can't answer that, however I was just starting...

I can't answer that, however I was just starting to start a new post on sugar substitutes post SHTF.
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I too have a question. One maybe you can answer. Isn't sugar maple sap aprox 2.5 percent...
Forum: Video 01-08-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,626
Posted By tacmotusn
Actually there are several types of pheasants...

Actually there are several types of pheasants from china. This is one, but it is also known as a Ringneck Pheasant to further distinguish it. There is also a Golden Pheasant imported here to the...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 01-07-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,295
Posted By tacmotusn
Well talk about throwing down a guantlet, and...

Well talk about throwing down a guantlet, and making a challenge. A number of things come to mind, only one of which I have previously done. I'll tell which one shortly. How about canned Alligator...
Forum: Conversations 01-05-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,043
Posted By tacmotusn
I am rather isolated where I live. On 80 acres...

I am rather isolated where I live. On 80 acres surrounded on all four sides by thousands of acres or perpetual planted pines owned by large agribusiness. My access road is 1.2 miles of deeded...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 12-30-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,028
Posted By tacmotusn
Canning jars are temperature sensitive. You...

Canning jars are temperature sensitive. You should not pull hot jars from a canner and set them on a cold surface. They may crack and break open. That is why you let them cool to ampient temperature...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 12-30-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,025
Posted By tacmotusn
I hunt hogs here in Florida without dogs and...

I hunt hogs here in Florida without dogs and prefer a reliable (remington 870) 12 gauge pump shotgun. There was a time when I might have scrambled up a tree, but alas no more. 60 years old 70 inches...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 12-30-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,479
Posted By tacmotusn
The problem with the scepter fuel cans stems from...

The problem with the scepter fuel cans stems from new US government regulation. They are no longer permissible for sale to US civilians. The government still uses them of course, but the cans we...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 12-30-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,659
Posted By tacmotusn
Save a lot Grocery Store is a discount grocer in...

Save a lot Grocery Store is a discount grocer in my area of Florida. I don't know how wide spread they are. Much of their product line is much cheaper than can be found elsewhere. I was there...
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 12-30-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,429
Posted By tacmotusn
"Deep Winter" by T.C. Sherry as well as the 3...

"Deep Winter" by T.C. Sherry as well as the 3 follow up books to it is something you all might like as well. A very interesting read!
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 12-30-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,429
Posted By tacmotusn
"Lights Out" is availble as an ebook or hard copy...

"Lights Out" is availble as an ebook or hard copy at amazon as well as directly from author. I am not sure of the details of "link policy" so I will provide no links. More info on "lights Out" is...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 12-30-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By tacmotusn
Excellent link for the recipes. The scare which...

Excellent link for the recipes. The scare which started in the 1970's was linked to alzheimers disease from a test with lab rats. It was later debunked. At least we hope it was, since you are...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-30-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,116
Posted By tacmotusn
Please do not take this personal. I am not...

Please do not take this personal. I am not trying to throw down a guantlet of challenge to anyone. I am not anti ruger. I own 3. However, with regard to what sounded a bit derogatory to the AR...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 12-30-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By tacmotusn
Although you did not mention the manufacturer of...

Although you did not mention the manufacturer of you pressure cooker/canner I can assure you (aluminum scare aside) they are perfectly safe to cook in. In fact if you have a presto, or even if you...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 12-30-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,659
Posted By tacmotusn
I only recently found this forum. I have been an...

I only recently found this forum. I have been an avid subscriber of BWH for decades. When it comes to food storage Jakie Clay is my hero! Now back to canning bacon. My interest here was peaked as...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-24-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,116
Posted By tacmotusn
Without a doubt, every household should have a...

Without a doubt, every household should have a .22 long rifle rimfire. We could all argue about manufacturers and type of action to get until hades freezes over. I will only say this, The Ruger...
Forum: Plants 12-22-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,637
Posted By tacmotusn
I wouldn't assume anything along these lines. ...

I wouldn't assume anything along these lines. Monsanto and other big agribusiness have the USDA in their back pocket. The small farmer and backyard grower is in the sights of the USDA and big...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-22-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,359
Posted By tacmotusn
Lifetime NRA member here. I am totally against...

Lifetime NRA member here. I am totally against this illegally proposed and mandated gun law. That said, Why give them the opportunity to put your name on another list. Buy one today, and wait 5...
Forum: Homesteading 12-22-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,804
Posted By tacmotusn
I like to recycle and reuse things if I can find...

I like to recycle and reuse things if I can find a good use for them. I have a few old refrigerators that may or may not actually work. It doesn't matter if they work or not because I don't bother...
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