Aug 27

What you should consider and know about dehydrating, rehydrating, and canning!

Bexar profile 100There are many out there that are preserving their own foods or are just starting and are on their way to learning the ends and outs of long term food storage. There is a lot to learn along the way and like any other endeavor you enter into it takes a lot of research and practice to get it all down and get it right.  Processing food is a skill, that for many is handed down from generation to generation but it is also a skill that must be mastered. A mistake in re-hydrating, dehydrating, or canning food can be dangerous to those that you love as well as yourself.

canningI am always receiving questions asking about the different techniques, the right and proper tools to use as well as tips, tricks and the best methods to get the desired results in food preparation for short term and long term storage. The questions are many, varied, and without the right answers you can find yourself wasting a lot of time and money as well as putting yourself and those that you love in danger.

On this episode of Preparing for Life’s Storms I will be answering those questions. Questions like; How much water do I use? Does it need to be boiling or just hot or can I use cold water? How much dehydrated corn does it take to make a cup of corn? The list is long but without the right answers the results can be disastrous. So join us and listen in to have these and any other questions you may have answered. If you already process your own food or are just getting started this is a show you will not want to miss.

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Mar 08

Heirloom seed swap planned for Pikeville, Kentucky

I came across this article which preppers will find useful.  The event is fast approaching.  It might be worth traveling to Pikesville where you might meet people who have rare seeds. Enjoy!

Heirloom seed swap planned for Pikeville

Josh

The Daily Prepper News

 

Feb 17

Gathering Fresh Water Might be More Difficult for Eastern Kentucky Preppers

A fundamental part of being prepared is having enough water supply.  Unfortunately, for preppers in eastern Kentucky will have to figure out some way other than from nature to get their store of water.  Most of the water is poisoned.  The coal mining operations caused, and is continuing to cause, water to be poisoned.  There is almost no demand for the coal, but yet they mine while all the time destroying the mountains, forests, ecosystems, and polluting the air and water.

Consider this article from June 2012:

One key to fighting back right now: Poisoning people’s water is not only wrong, it’s against the law. The Clean Water Act sets clear standards for water quality, but in Kentucky’s coal country the practice has long been to look the other way. In fact, the state of Kentucky would prefer to keep looking the other way, but the Environmental Protection Agency has fulfilled its responsibility in the past couple of years by vetoing 36 surface-mining permits that didn’t include provisions for ensuring water quality. Even though the agency approved many more permits than it rejected, that was enough to spark an uproar in coal country.

So last week, the EPA held hearings in Kentucky on its plans to protect water. Jimmy Hall and other Kentuckians were there to speak out for clean water, but they were outnumbered by hundreds of coal supporters bussed in by The Kentucky Coal Association. Says Jimmy: “They did everything they could to intimidate me and the dozens of other activists who were there. They booed, heckled, and kicked us. Someone even threatened the safety of the representatives from the EPA who were there to listen to us.”

 

That sounds remarkably like mining bullies beating up on the little guy at the drinking fountain.  Let’s not let the bullies win.  Protect the mountains not only in Kentucky but in every state where these bullies operate.  They don’t care about the people or how they will survive once they have stripped the land of all she has to offer.

Preppers can’t really be prepared if the only supply of water available when the tap runs dry is contaminated.  It’s time to do join in with the little guy against the bully.

Josh

The Daily Prepper News

Reference:

“”Don’t Drink the Water” – Coming Clean.” ‘Coming Clean’ N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2013.

Feb 02

Rural Kentucky as Prepper Heaven or Poverty Alley?

Recently I came across a video on YouTube in which the narrator likened rural Kentucky to Cambodia.  He chose a narrow road in the mountains and leisurely rolled along as he gave his commentary on life in Kentucky.  On the one hand he said rural folks in Kentucky were more self-sufficient than people in other states.  He commended them for looking after their own needs.  In the next few sentences he commented that what he was filming looked like Cambodia and he had not seen anything like it any where else in the world.  I’m not sure what to think about his commentary.

Here’s what I know about rural Kentucky.  The people are friendly, until you give them reason not to be.  They will help you if you need help.  They will teach you skills if you don’t have them.  Most have lived in the region for generations.  The skills and way of life has been passed down father to son, mother to daughter since the area was settled.

They are true pioneers.  They do what needs to be done and they don’t complain.  When’s the last time you heard of people in Kentucky throwing a tantrum like the rioters in other cities?

Yes, a large percent of the population is considered to be in poverty stricken by the standards of people in urban areas.  But by the standards of other countries where they would consider themselves wealthy to live like rural Kentucky people.

I see them as free.  They are free to do as they wish, without worry about where they will get their protein.   They are not alone in their way of life and thinking processes.  You see like-minded people living in much the same way in Tennessee, Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.  As a matter of fact, you will find these people across the country, in nearly every state where the government chooses to leave them alone and let them be who they are.

The Daily Prepper News

References:

“Kentucky – SHTF, Prepper, and Survivalist Playground.” YouTube. YouTube, 23 Apr. 2012. Web. 02 Feb. 2013.

Mar 26

Are we there yet?

by CCCooper

“There” being the operative word. Are we at a point where our dollar no longer buys as much? Notice packaging lately? Same price for fewer products, right? Or, in the case of fuel prices, we seem to be on an upswing in pricing, also. What about the cost or availability of credit? While I and most preppers advocate getting out of debt as quickly as possible, many still rely on credit on a regular basis.

Has your lifestyle changed? For the better? Is it worse? Many folks are tightening their belts and discovering an often overlooked bonus. More time with their family. Some, however, are taking a second job to try to make ends meet. Many are working at their normal 9-5 (or 5-9) job then going home to work a while longer at the homestead.

Grocery prices are on the rise. Fuel costs are on the rise. Your pay check is flat. Have you noticed? Have you done anything or made any changes in your lifestyle to combat these changes?

Eat out less or not at all. Buy in bulk. Utilize coupons. Monitor your pantry. Peruse the sale ads. Stock up when prices are low(er). Have a garage/carport sale. Sell scrap. Offer handy-man (woman) services. Make the most of every day.

Plan your work and work your plan. Consider contingencies and “what ifs”. Do not hesitate to ask questions of those more knowledgeable. I still bend my grandfather’s ear on specifics of daily life in the old days.

Read up on old fashioned “technology”. Canning, preserving, smoking, tanning leather, vegetable gardens, herb gardens, common spices, water sources, wild edibles, outdoor cooking, basket making, pottery, and even bio-diesel production.

Expand your knowledge base. Use your imagination. Have fun on the journey.

Proud 3%er

He who is not prepared today is even less so tomorrow.

Aug 16

August 26-28, campout Fort Boonesborough

Campout:
August 26-28, campout Fort Boonesborough

Weekly Coffee Meetings:
Tuesdays:  Bowling Green
Wednesday:  Lexington
Thursdays:  East Louisville
Thursdays:  Florence area

KPN is a pretty busy place.  If you haven’t stopped in for a while I think
you’ll be surprised at how the forum has grown and the wealth of
information we’ve collected.

Details for all of the activities listed above are on the forum in the
Events & Meetups section at http://kentuckypreppersnetworkforum.com
 
See you in the forum!

Bunker

Jun 08

In the Beginning, …

From:
Getting Started http://gsiep.blogspot.com/

In the Beginning, …
Dear Preppers and Survivalists,
When did you wake up to the fragile nature of our complex society?
Was it urban riots like the one in Watts in 1964 or the one during the New York city blackout in 1977. How about the Miami riot in early 1980, another one again in Los Angeles in 1992, or was it the 2002 Cincinnati riot?
Was it a natural disaster such as a hurricane (Camille in 1962, Andrew in 1992, Katrina in 2005, the Schoolhouse Blizzard in 1888, the blizzard of 1978 and again in 2010, or the earthquakes 1811 in New Madrid, 1906 in San Francisco, or Northridge in 1994?
Was it a financial difficulty such as a financial depression, like the ones in 1857, 1929 and again in 1937, or maybe it was the recessions of ’73, the early ’80s, or the 90s?
Was it reading a book like Alas, Babylon in 1959, Warday in 1984 or One Second After in 2009 that put that nagging doubt in to your head?
Or is it a potential disaster that might be unfolding such as climate change, Peak Oil, the mass extinction of species, the massive volcano in Yellowstone, another New Madrid earthquake, or the collapse of the world’s financial system?
Or could it be some fringe scenario like the Rapture in 2011, Mayan calendar ending in 2012, Zombies, or an alien invasion?
Either way,
Welcome to prepping and survivalism.
Link:
Wikipedia – Urban Riots
Wikipedia – Hurricane Andrew
Wikipedia – Hurricane Katrina
The Post Chronicle – Biggest Hurricanes in History: The Top 14 Big, Bad Storms
Wikipedia – Schoolhouse Blizzard
Wikipedia – North American Blizzards of 2010
USGS – Largest Earthquakes in these United States
The Amateur Economist – America’s Great Depression: An Overview
Wikipedia – List of Recessions in these United States
Wikipedia – Alas, Babylon
Wikipedia – Warday
Wikipedia – One Second After

Mar 07

Kentucky Preppers Roll Call – All Preppers Please Check In.

The American Preppers Network is conducting a network-wide roll call.  Whether you are a member or not please check in and let us know what you are doing to prepare.

This is a good opportunity to network with other preppers near you.

Kentucky Preppers, to respond to the roll call please follow this link:
http://americanpreppersnetwork.net/viewtopic.php?f=711&t=9259

  • Reply to the Roll Call and let us know what you have been doing to prepare.

If you are not yet a member of the forum you can register here for free:
http://americanpreppersnetwork.net/ucp.php?mode=register

Feb 27

Rand Paul on FOX News 02/25/11

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