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Old 09-06-2010, 09:33 PM
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Your best Christmas presents were: a Big Berkey water filter, an Excalibur dehydrator and a Jersey milk cow. Not all in the same year, of course, but banner years nonetheless.
You keep your fingernails cut short because you CANNOT keep them clean.
You make a mental note of where all the edible weeds grow.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:18 AM
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have duct tape in 10 colors.
wrap presents in sunday comics
buy grandkids/kids clothes 3 years ahead of time and from garage sales
keep crutches on hand just in case .
thought of insulating the new store room walls with packs of tp
bought 72roll packs of tp for each bathroom plus a spare 72roll pack just in case .
thinks ammo makes a great stocking stuffer and EASTER basket filler .
bought a shotgun for a 4 year olds birthday present
buy 120 pairs of socks and/or underwear at a time
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:31 AM
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You buy a cull cow for the winter's dog food.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:50 AM
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thought of insulating the new store room walls with packs of tp
hmmmmm... if I didn't have a mouse problem....
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:23 AM
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hmmmmm... if I didn't have a mouse problem....
hmmmmmmmm... you, too! Weather will be cooler soon and we'll have our annual fall invasion.

You may be a prepper if you

have mouse traps waiting for the invasion.

On another note, you may be if

you have more than one water bath canner and pressure canner.

you have several manual meat grinders.

you have the manual equivalents of mixers and food processors.

you stash away extra cheese cloth and jelly bags.

you dance a jig at discovering flour sack towels at Sam's Club.

you know all the uses for worn out cotton t-shirts.

you dream the impossible dream of a $1300 grain mill. http://www.lehmans.com/store/Kitchen...ll___525?Args=

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Old 09-07-2010, 08:27 AM
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Lee,

Thought you'd be lusting after the $800 coffee grinder I saw on line the other day!
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:55 AM
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Don't tell me about it!

I have enough "impossible" dreams already. Please don't add another one, especially coffee related, to the list. Might make me for sure.

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Old 09-07-2010, 09:39 AM
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Ditto! Did the same thing. Awhile back, we had a major ice storm the first week in December. Gave all the family members a "For The Next Time" gift bag. Had in it an oil lamp & fuel, emergency candles, kitchen matches, flashlight & batteries, and some related stocking stuffers.
I like that idea!
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:24 PM
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Lee -- OldCoffeeGrinders.com


(I know, I know. Get thee behind me!)
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:25 PM
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I ain't playing wid you no mo! Gonna take my ball and go home!

Lee, don't look at that link! DON'T! STAY AWAY FROM IT! DON'T GO THERE!

You knew I would, didn't you. Now I can't decide if I'm or have really gone




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Old 09-07-2010, 05:17 PM
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Default you know you're a prepper if..

you're actually reading this thread for new ideas.
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:28 PM
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Default ... you might be a suburban prepper...

NCLEE & Aamylf >> this is for you!

You might be a "Suburban-prepper" if....

you regularly take your dog for a walk down the street to the nearest coffee roasters shop, on the day they haapen to be roasting dark columbian beans, and they know you by name... "hey Bonny & Dooley, whats up?", and you stand and blab for awhile (cuz he needs the company, after all - how boring just standing there with a giant wooden paddle stirring those beans as they roast in a giant open kettle over a gas flame) ... and then you resume your walk having "gleaned" a perfectly roasted, still warm, one pound bag of the supreme columbian dark roast freshly made for that weeks sales... (true story - for 3 years

yummmmmmm,
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:32 PM
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hmmmmm... if I didn't have a mouse problem....
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hmmmmmmmm... you, too! Weather will be cooler soon and we'll have our annual fall invasion.
Lee
I've made my peace with virtually all God's creatures, but me and them nasty, smelly debbils will NEVER see eye to eye. I think the only person who may hate them worse than I is my wife, who (delicate flower be she) will stomp a mouse to death barefoot if there isn't a shovel handy.

But to stay on topic...
You might be a prepper if:
- you've ever used the words "mylar", "pickle bucket" and "hair straightener" in the same sentence.
- you have all the Foxfire books in PDF form on a tinfoil-wrapped USB drive buried four paces due east of the oak tree stump in the back yard.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:24 PM
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Bonny, I swear I could smell those beans roasting and feel the warmth through the bag as I clutched it against my chest. Dog, what dog? Who's got time to walk a dog on that race home to the coffee grinder?

You're definitely a prepper if you know how mylar, pickle jar, and hair straightener can be used in the same sentence!!!

Same thing if you know about the treasures of Foxfire and Carla Emery.

Excuse me, I've gone talking about coffee grinders today.

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Old 09-08-2010, 05:11 PM
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You dig through you're own garbage looking for "good stuff" that the non-preppers of your house threw away 'cuz they didn't know any better.

You know at least 3 different things you can use an empty toilet paper roll for.

Every document in your computer is printed and bound in carefully labeled binders...gardening, home remedy, disaster...

You've tried to "detach" from your dog/cat just in case you ever have to...uh...you know...

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Old 09-09-2010, 12:30 PM
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You keep an extra parts kit for every gun in the house.
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:23 PM
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You keep an extra parts kit for every gun in the house.

...you have 'guns' not 'gun' in the house ...and the car...
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:32 PM
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...Your kids have the date you got 'em, marked with a sharpie on their bottoms.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:13 AM
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Same thing if you know about the treasures of Foxfire and Carla Emery.
I still grieve that Carla Emery is gone. She is the one that started me back into this lifestyle. I was "stuck" in a large city, suburb of Vancouver, BC - slowly going further & further in debt and losing touch with myself. Found a copy of her encyclopedia at the library, borrowed it upteen times and then found a used copy of it.

With Carla's book open on the counter I learned to can and make bread, and started to collect things at city garage sales that I might need when the move happened. Took 4 or 5 years - but did get back to a rural lifestyle - been here since 1990.

Love this thread!
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:13 AM
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Karen, even though my copy of her encyclopedia is worn, stained, and some of the pages are falling out, I still treasure that book. Seems that the print is almost worn off the pages from reading it so much over the years.

Gave a copy to a neighbor, as a house warming gift, many years ago. They sometimes mention how helpful that book was when they got goats, chickens, and planted a big garden. (They moved from a small town lot to a 50+ acre farm.)

One of my favorite memories of her was when her book became popular enough for her to go on a book tour. Interview with Phil Donahue, on the sidewalk, beside her travel trailer. Wish I could describe how funny it was when he came face to face with the animals. Felt sorry for her for his condensending (sp) manner towards her. I had her book and knew the story of what it took for her to home publish same. Wished I could kick him where it could have counted.

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