Thanks all! I am really looking forward to sharing info and such. It seems like a friendly group here. I'm taking a step, I'm learning how to can at the end of the month. Should be an adventure! I want to get a decent dehydator in a couple of months as well.
Howdy :canflag:eep: Started prepping at about 6 yrs old, military brat, regularly scheduled drills on CF bases, hey Jack whens the next unexpected disaster drill planed for this month.. oh 5th ok..:2thumb: I think the Bay of Pigs was the turning point for mandatory survival supplies and nuclear attack drills..long time ago. We were campers too, so getting ready bug out to the lake was quickly and efficiently done..:0) Learned to resent authority in Wolf Cubs..:club: really got to hate it in Boy Scouts. Became violent towards officers in Air Cadets :shtf: just a natural survivor :2thumb:
Sooo bring it aaalready I'm gonna croak before the fun starts..:gaah:
Well since I'm here now..:beercheer: Cheers !
Ah no..started prepping long before that on base..50's..I was on coal bin duty and keep the fires burning all winter.
Howdy ..thanks..still not too many Albertan prepping..Lots of the preppersite.com for USA and all provinces..seems the same folks posting..some good stuff there..not many updates if any at all from what I see lately..definitely a good idea to dehydrate what can be..apart from preserves or jams.. even juices.. storage..OMG..just had a flash memory of the WINES i have made..:0)
pretty simple to create dried meat..run good solid butcher string across a ceiling and cut pieces jerky style..run the strings through and reattach string end to hooks or nails..about 6 inches from ceiling separate jerky by an inch for good drying..I leave it for a few days to a week then brown bag it. Keep dry..spread a little pepper on it keep flies mostly off..:0) rehydrate over night even longer..I have had some that was barely edible no matter how long boiled or soaked..and granny got no teeth..:0)
bigger fist sized pieces take longer and seem to rehydrate better..chunky roasts.
canning jars are heavy.. but a few boxes for variety is always nice..same for fish.. love that dry fish dipped in bear fat or butter..:0) eat the left over bear fat crisps after rendering too..***** pop corn..lil season salt..:0) I don't smoke the meats much..small amounts for treats..too much smoked meat or brined isn't too good for us..dry berries on screens hung from ceiling too..fruit..sliced thin..cover with cheese cloth..
during winter a lot of meat just tossed onto roof under tarp will stay frozen for later use..north side..
Ah ya..well..guess i should shut my cake hole now :0) peace out..:2thumb:
Ok good bye from Oilburka, headin home in a few days. Got things to do for the trip. No internet so likely not be around any more, too busy doin rather than talkin about doin. The talkin was a release from the never ending longin to be doin. A rented space in some one elses trees was ok, but noting like ones own forest and sweet soils. Good luck out there. Hope ya never need it.
My supplies were real handy during the times I did get out to the camp, and now even more handy getting ready for the trip. They paid some hefty bills when the money starts goin out before the monthly pensions comin in worked great.