Joe’s Prepping Diary: 09/17/2011

September 17, 2011

Prepping Diary

I got up this morning and checked the survival blogs that I regularly read. I try to participate by submitting comments to let the authors know that I appreciate their thoughts and efforts. There are a number that I particularly enjoy. I’ve already mentioned the Bear Ridge Trading Post.

I also like SHTF Blog a lot. There are three authors – Ranger Man, Calamity Jane, and Jarhead Survivor. Jarhead regularly sparks discussion by creating survival scenarios and asking what you’d do in those situations. I don’t always comment, but I do consider each one and plan my course of action. I think that’s important – plan ahead for every scenario that you can imagine. That way when you’re caught in it, you’ll have a better idea what to do.

There are other blogs as well, I’ll mention those over time. Of course you can find a list in our blog roll as well.

Cooked some scrambled eggs and biscuits this morning. My daughters helped. The eggs were from our free-range chickens; the biscuit were store bought canned biscuits. Laura uses coupons and in-store specials and regularly gets things like this for next to nothing. I like getting things for next to nothing.

After breakfast, I went to get my oldest son who had spent the night at a friend’s birthday campout party. It’s good for boys to get out and spend time in a tent.

This afternoon we cut and split at pickup truck load of firewood. Since we heat one end of our home with a pot-bellied stove, we need to make sure that we have enough wood to last through the winter months. The wood that we cut was from a pecan tree that had fallen about a year ago. It should be good and seasoned.

This evening, I made chili for the kids and me while Laura went to a women’s spaghetti supper at church. After supper I watched a little football on television and am calling it night.

4 Comments on “Joe’s Prepping Diary: 09/17/2011”

  1. Chris Says:

    Your kids might like Cinnamon Crispies made with those store-bought biscuits. Just coat each one in melted butter, then dip into a mixture of cinnamon and suger, and bake. A dressed up biscuit to satisfy a sweet tooth.


    • Joe Says:

      Yes, I remember something like that from when I was a kid. I haven’t had them in a long time though. May have to try it again when Laura finds a good deal on the canned biscuits again.

      Another use for them is to flatten out the biscuit dough in your hand, place something sweet in the middle of it such as 6 or 8 chocolate chips, and then wrap the dough around the sweet middle. Fry them in a pan of oil until golden brown and serve with powered sugar on top.

      We’ve only done this a couple of times since it’s not the healthiest thing in the world but the kids like it.


  2. Jarhead Survivor Says:

    Thanks for the mention, Joe!

    We just had two big maples fall over on my property during that last storm, so I’ve got a cord of fire wood cut and split as a standby this season. We heat with a pellet stove, but I’ve got a wood stove and proper chimney pipe standing by if need be.


    • Joe Says:

      You bet, Jarhead. Really enjoy your posts.

      We tend to get most of our firewood from fallen trees as well. In fact, I have a really big white oak laying in the pasture now from a storm last spring. Need to finish cutting it up.


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