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    Just an FYI on our garden and seeds. A number of years ago I bought a few packets for “heirloom “ seed on amazon. Bought them as a “just in case”. Probably been 10 years ago for the oldest and 3 years ago for the newest pack.

    So the wife decided to plant them in our garden an low and behold, they all germinated and sprouted and are growing fantastic. I’m duly impressed.
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    Finally fired up our freeze-dryer.... most important batches went first.... skittles, starburst, and gummy bears. Have 15 lb of deer burger going now, 50lb more to brown and dry.
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    Skittles and gummy bears? Yuck...
    Must be for your chillens eh!
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    I bought a 2 channel wireless temerature monitor for the refrigerator and deep freeze. Flea bay, about 23$. In a short term power outage - several days, where we are trying to intermittently run our refrigerators and freezers on a generator, I used to try to cycle them a couple hours 2 or 3 times a day to conserve fuel, but never really know how well they kept temperature, or if it was enough, or whatever. So I am going to wait for a fairly warm day, lets say 80 deg or better, and unplug the deep freeze, and monitor how long it takes warm up to lets say 34-38 degrees, then plug it back in, and see how long to cool it back down. May be good intel to know how much we really need to run our generators if power did go out for a good while.

    I will update when I try it out.

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    Adding a new CCTV system with wireless cameras. adding to the old system with wired cameras.

    I am putting them in to monitor my fuel tanks and comm. shelters where food and ammo is stored.

    The cameras are crazy, they can be programmed to follow a human as they are moving.

    They can also set off an alarm if needed and send alarm to phone.

    Will have 360 degree coverage so to speak when done, one will focus on the entry road and follow whoever it is.

    two cameras came today, will have another repeater(monitor)in bedroom and living room coming out of the office.

    There already are people stealing fuel from cars and tanks in the area.

    They will only record when they see motion, can reject animal movement.

    We have raccoons and possums that feed off of what I put out for them.

    These are the cameras I am using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawgrider View Post
    Skittles and gummy bears? Yuck...
    Must be for your chillens eh!
    once you freeze dry them they become a different candy entirely....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainGirl View Post
    I'm still stocking up Ten Oaks, so lots of stuff happening... but my absolute best prep so far is the T-handled contraption I had put in to bring water to the surface in the shallow-well. Spigot on one end of the handle, 3-strokes up and down and water comes out the attached hose into a clean bucket. Just like up on the mountain, I'll live without a lot of things - but water wont be one of them.
    I have a pitcher pump for my well along with an electric one if I ever need it, the well is just there, I live off of town water.

    I have the lake out front as a final option, can bring back 25 gallons at a time and filter it.

    Water is not a problem for me, plus I have a 100 gallons of potable water stored inside if ever needed.

    At least you are prepping for independence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCOM42 View Post
    I have a pitcher pump for my well along with an electric one if I ever need it, the well is just there, I live off of town water.

    I have the lake out front as a final option, can bring back 25 gallons at a time and filter it.

    Water is not a problem for me, plus I have a 100 gallons of potable water stored inside if ever needed.

    At least you are prepping for independence.
    Water was a concern for as well. When I bought my little place here out in the county (and away from the city) I was 100 yards from the McKenzie river... the very river I grew up on in the 60's. A spot just BEFORE it hits the city... so clean snow melt water. A quick filter, and good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piratesailor View Post
    Just an FYI on our garden and seeds. A number of years ago I bought a few packets for “heirloom “ seed on amazon. Bought them as a “just in case”. Probably been 10 years ago for the oldest and 3 years ago for the newest pack.

    So the wife decided to plant them in our garden an low and behold, they all germinated and sprouted and are growing fantastic. I’m duly impressed.
    That is very good information. Thanks for sharing that.
    I had wondered if seed banking was worthwhile. I didn’t know if the % germination rate went down over time and exposure.
    Did you do anything to preserve the seed or just leave them in original packaging?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piratesailor View Post
    Just an FYI on our garden and seeds. A number of years ago I bought a few packets for “heirloom “ seed on amazon. Bought them as a “just in case”. Probably been 10 years ago for the oldest and 3 years ago for the newest pack.

    So the wife decided to plant them in our garden an low and behold, they all germinated and sprouted and are growing fantastic. I’m duly impressed.
    Yep. I'm amazed at old seeds that still germinate. Good reminder to not toss out old seeds. We have some in the freezer that every year we plant a few of them with success.

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