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Egg Storage – Week 10 Results

Another week past, who would have guessed these eggs made it 10 weeks thus far! I think we’ve had a small change but maybe not a big deal. For starters, the mineral oil egg didn’t float (like normal) and didn’t smell funny either: I then cracked the egg and began cooking it. As you can […]

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Introduction to Small Game Hunting and Trapping by Editor-at-Large, Jerry Ward

We’ve all heard the “rule”- the human body can survive for roughly thirty days without food.  Our individual metabolism and body fat percentages can cause a shift of a few days in either direction, but at some point a caloric deficit will lead to the shutting down of organ systems and death.  Given that fact, […]

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Egg Storage Experiment – Week 9 Results

I can hardly believe I’m halfway through this experiment already! As you might remember from last week I choose to discard the control eggs since they were not going to be used or tested, so all I have left to show are the mineral oil eggs. There isn’t much to update this week as everything […]

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Egg Storage Experiment – Weeks 7 and 8 Results

If you’re unaware, I didn’t have a chance to do my egg experiment last week due to being out of town, so I just choose to postpone it a week. Here’s where it stands… This is the mineral oil egg (they’re the same as they’ve always been… doesn’t float, didn’t smell, yolks look fine, etc): […]

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Retort Canning – A New Way to Can?

The other day I mentioned that I’d run across a thread that mentioned retort canning. Since this seemed like something new, I was intrigued. After all, I’ve obviously heard of water bath canning and pressure canning, why not retort canning? So, I quickly looked it up. I found out that retort canning is the same […]

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Egg Storage Experiment – Week 6 Results (and what should be my next experiment?)

Not much has changed from last week. Here’s the mineral oil egg (it didn’t float, smelled fine, tasted fine): …and here’s it cooking on the stove: This is the control egg (it floated, didn’t really smell funny at all either before or after being cracked): What should be my next experiment? I feel like Saturday’s […]

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Egg Storage Experiment – Week 5 Results

Real quick, here are the results from week 5 of the experiment… This is the mineral oil egg. It didn’t float, smelled fine, looked good: This is the control egg. It floated (just like last week), the yolk is broken down, and I thought it might have smelled a bit funny but I was in […]

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List of No-Cook, Ready to Eat Foods

As much as we like to live well as preppers and maybe even cook the occasional gourmet food storage meal, there’s also plenty of room for making your life as easy as possible when times are tough. In this case, it’s about food that can be eaten without much–if any–work whatsoever. This list of no-cook […]

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How to Make Bread in 30 Seconds

I thought I would try my hand at making “bread in 30 seconds” which is something that Steven Harris says can be done (I ran across a link to his video about it).  I figured that was easy enough so I quickly retrieved my small propane burner and gathered the ingredients to make it, which include: […]

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Egg Storage Experiment – Week 4 Results

Here’s where we’re at in week 4… This is the mineral oil egg (doesn’t float and didn’t smell funny): This is the control egg: Notice anything different? Yes, it’s floating. So, I cracked it open on a plate: I know the plate is red so it’s not really easy to see but everything looks perfectly […]