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We need to up our prepper game
« on: March 21, 2020, 08:18:21 PM »
to help extended family members.  I could use another quick-reading digital thermometer for my brother, for instance.

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Re: We need to up our prepper game
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 09:50:29 PM »
>thermometer
I ended up buying 2 cheapies,  By the time I thought of it, all the good name brand units were gone and all that was left was brands like Bingwow or Lingmee with no reviews or dodgy reviews.   Also I was sure my mother still has some glass/mercury thermometers in a pinch.

There are still gaps in my food items.

>We need to up our prepper game

I was thinking we should throw up a blog site and share some of the solutions we've  found.

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2020, 11:28:18 PM »
I think I prepared well for storms and infrastructure loss, but I was almost blindsided by this medical disaster.

> 2 cheapies

When I was setting up the home treatment center, I had to have a true read-out.  I bought 4 cheapies and ended up with 1 that was good.

> blog

We should. But we won't. hhh

>gap

THAT's what I'm interested in, plugging the holes. What items?

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2020, 11:54:48 PM »
>What items?

Fresh meat.  mainly pot roasts and steaks and ground beef for the freezer.  I was too intent on long term storage stuff.

I should have bought a case of just add water pancake mix.  The kind that comes in the bottle and you add water and shake.  Eggs and (Eggbeaters) and breakfast sausages might be problematic shortly so pancakes would be good. 

I should have bought more canned vegetables.

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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 01:02:16 AM »
>eggbeaters

Just looked it up.  I started to buy some. Should have.

"Frozen Egg Beaters packages can be stored in the freezer for up to one year after purchase. After you have defrosted a frozen package, it can be kept in the refrigerator for up to seven days, but do not refreeze."

Real mayo makes a good, tasty substitute for oil & eggs in just about anything.  I don't particularly care for mayo, but I DO use it a good bit in cooking.  I started after Trav turned me on to Mexican Street Corn at Corecon Asheville.  I looked up the recipe --mayo.  I now throw a scoop in most anything veggie that's going to simmer, like veggie chili.

Some of the best rolls are Mayo Rolls. Easy! Check out the recipes.

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I should have bought more flour tortillas. Good bread & biscuit substitute, last forever, & take up very little space.
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 01:33:57 AM »
>tortillas

That's a good idea.  If I ever see them in the store again I will buy.

German bread.
Example:  https://www.amazon.com/Mestemacher-Natural-Flavor-Variety-Bundle/dp/B0163GGQRA/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=german+bread&qid=1584840505&sr=8-8

It's heavy and filling and good.  Has a longish shelf life unopened.

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Re: We need to up our prepper game
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2020, 04:48:28 AM »
What would this resource show? Why would it be different

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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2020, 10:57:35 AM »
What would this resource show? Why would it be different

Thinking about it, the time has already passed mainly because the store shelves and Amazon are so picked over.  If we were going to do a CV prepper website it should have been shortly after we started the main coronavirus thread.  The reason I mentioned it, is we seemed to have come up with some interesting solutions and workarounds.  I was impressed and thought it would help others to have it all in one guide.

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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2020, 02:16:09 PM »
>canned

Canned fruit was hard hit, but dried sweetened cranberries were almost at normal stock levels.

I can't have salt snacks, so I use mini-peppermint patties, rice krispie treats, and marshmallows for snacks. I refilled my RK Treats online at Walmart but should have bought another case. They're individually wrapped, 40 to a case, last forever.

Jello & pudding mixes make for compact storage.

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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2020, 02:22:57 PM »
I DO happen to have 6 hooded Tyvek work suits that would make decent DIY hazmat suits.  I also had a dozen clear work goggles that could serve as eye shields.  I sent 2 of the Tyvek suits to my daughter running the nursing home.

I had a couple of boxes of surgical masks used for my treatments and started recycling them.

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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2020, 02:46:45 PM »
Need backup cable modem and router.

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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2020, 03:02:26 PM »
We're figuring out a method for "postural drainage".

It's part of the treatment mix for cystic fibrosis, and might helpful for pneumonia.

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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2020, 04:47:43 PM »
amazon had some flour tortillas.  Ordered.  I was weighing the risk of a trip to the store and just ordering at a higher price and the risk of an extra trip wasn't worth it.

Bought German bread, pancake mix and a maker..


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Re: We need to up our prepper game
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2020, 05:15:28 PM »
Never thought about prepping much, i do have a bit of AV gear, binos, telescope, cam with 28x opti zoom, walkie talkies, long-distance mics. No AR15 though, although i do have a 3D printer ;+}
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2020, 12:31:51 AM »
A case of Lysol spray disinfectant would have been a good idea.