blueshoes: saints pfft, carn the bombers (are we at the bottom of the ladder again? i haven't checked) lol
Oct 4, 2020 17:50:06 GMT 10
blueshoes: Has anyone done a serious look at hydro lately? i'm trying to figure out if pumped hydro between water tanks is feasible at a household scale in theory
Oct 4, 2020 17:50:36 GMT 10
SA Hunter: DD - Aussie Rules - St Kilda - first finals appearance in 10 yrs.
Oct 4, 2020 20:24:48 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Panthers are Rugby League - also in the finals.
Oct 4, 2020 20:25:05 GMT 10
SA Hunter: And, hi all - wet all day - 35mm so far.
Oct 4, 2020 20:25:22 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Ended up with 40mm last day or so - now time to plant summer veggies.
Oct 5, 2020 20:41:28 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Another 20mm rain today - and still raining.
Oct 7, 2020 17:09:11 GMT 10
pugs: Pissing down here too in the blue dandenongs , water tanks all overflowing 👍👍👍
Oct 7, 2020 20:01:56 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Up to 36mm since 9am - radar looking clear now - warm days ahead they say.
Oct 7, 2020 22:20:38 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Away for 4-5 days - stay safe & prep well.
Oct 7, 2020 22:20:56 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - back after 6 days away - bone tired. 28c today - time to rotate food stocks.
Oct 14, 2020 9:08:55 GMT 10
pugs: Lucky you SA Hunter , did you bag any game at all ??
Oct 14, 2020 17:45:51 GMT 10
SA Hunter: No, unfortunately it was with work, but.............. I now have access to a 4,500+ sq. km piece of land out west of SA. So not a wasted trip.
Oct 14, 2020 18:08:52 GMT 10
pugs: Sounds like a nice piece of realestate to get onto , well done
Oct 14, 2020 19:37:05 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Camel steaks on the menu - yummo!
Oct 14, 2020 20:23:16 GMT 10
GaRP: G'day SA. Doing OK? wish I had only 10% of your land....
Oct 18, 2020 16:01:50 GMT 10
SA Hunter: G'day GaRP.
Oct 18, 2020 18:36:49 GMT 10
dirtdiva: Welcome GaRP and good to see you
Oct 21, 2020 0:48:02 GMT 10
Garp: Hi y'all, Hello dd,just snooping around to see whazzup....getting ready for an early winter. 34° yesterday. Getting the chicken coop ready for a half a dozen chicks and gonna turn the back of the land into a garden for next year. Hope you are all fine. GP
Oct 21, 2020 19:10:16 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Garp, you in Hungary I believe?
Oct 21, 2020 20:07:29 GMT 10
Almost everything that I store has to fit into our regular food rotation so that almost nothing is stored for more than 1.5 years. In general I don’t have stuff packed away that I expect to last 10 or 20 years - packing in such a way that I expect to ignore the use by date. If something is in my storage that I don’t think we’d use in “regular times” then it doesn’t have a place there. Stuff gets rotated through.
Sometimes I miss using a packet of something in time and it goes past the use by date. I know myself well enough to know that even though the food is still likely to be fine to eat, as long as there is food available that is within its use by, I will not use the out of date stuff and it will just sit there getting more out of date (I’m not just talking about a few days past). So once it’s past I figure I may as well just throw it out.
But every time I do that I consider that if the SHTF tomorrow, or next week, or whenever, I’d be very happy to have and use that food. I often gather up a small bag at a time as I find it when I do a checks of stuff - and it would feed us for several days or more sometimes. And I know that really the food is probably fine.
So I’d be interested to hear how others deal with this.
I have wheat, rice, and beans in 30kg buckets for long-term storage. First they are put in freezer for a few weeks kills all moths weevils etc. then placed in bucket with rubber sealing lid with oxygen absorbers. I keep all out of date food it can go to animal if no longer fit for human consumption. Friends of mine keep chickens or it can go to the dogs.
Wheat can also be planted or sprouted then eaten - a good time to test your wheat sprouting ability....
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Post by jonasparker on Mar 16, 2018 1:00:21 GMT 10
Canned goods seem to last forever. I remember eating Korean War vintage C-Rations in basic training in 1967. Wheat found in King Tut's tomb, umpty-thousand years old, sprouted when tested. I also noticed a "Best If Used By" date on a box of pasta I bought last week - it was 2025!