Category Archives: Emergency Prep

900 lbs and a New Solar Oven!

We reached 900 lbs the first week of November. That’s 100 lbs shy of half a ton! It’s several hundred pounds more than last year, and we’ve still got a few sparse broccoli, carrots, cabbage, onions and beets to pick. There … Continue reading

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Be Sun Savvy Contest – September 2012

Be Sun Savvy Contest – September 2012. I just saw information on this tonight and thought I’d share that there is a contest going on this month each week to win a ready made sun oven, or other interesting prizes. … Continue reading

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Brussel Sprout Cam?

One of the last things we’ve harvested are the Brussel sprouts. Here is a shot of them before they were dug up to be stored inside. Last year we picked them too early (before frost) and froze them down in … Continue reading

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Between Some Rock and a Hot Place

Since I’ve known about them, I’ve loved the concept of masonry heaters. These don’t seem to be all that common in the US, but are becoming more popular. It centers a fireplace in the middle of a home, works by … Continue reading

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Geese and Tents of Flesh and Bone

Today while working in the garden five or six groups of geese in V formation flew over head, honking. Two of them, lacking air controllers, flew into the same air space, appeared to collide in a disorganized fashion and eventually … Continue reading

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Emergency Stove and Humdinger Update

If the topic of emergency stoves and camping gear doesn’t light your fire, that’s alright. Back in May of this year I addressed emergency stoves and thought it was time for an update. In my May post, in addition to … Continue reading

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Clotheslines: The Answer Is Blowing in the Wind

I know there are sometimes strong opinions about clothes lines. I looked into getting one for a number of reasons, such as lowering present and future energy costs, or preparing for potential loss of power. And, strangely enough, there is … Continue reading

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