Monthly Archives: April 2017

The orange screw

  Saw a review of these in one of my survival mags and was intrigued.  There are other similar on the market, but can see why these are as expensive as they are, and as highly rated.  Ground pegs, tent … Continue reading

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tax day

At least for some people.  For me, it was getting one section of the garden cleaned up and organized.   First, the tale of the Goal Zero 1000.  This was from Costco of all places and seems to be an unique … Continue reading

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Goal Zero at Costco

As some of you may know, I’m something of a fan of the Goal Zero product even though it is made in China.  Started out with a Yeti 150, which was pretty much useless, unless all I ever wanted to … Continue reading

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sous vide advantage

Since being introduced to Sous Vide cooking, have found it useful for pretty much every day cooking.  Working from home doesn’t always mean the noon day meal is easily done, especially as it is our BIG meal of the day … Continue reading

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canner good, tattler no so much

The advice that was given to fix my steaming canner worked. An All American canner, 3M red pad, lightly clean the mating surfaces to get rid of all remaining hardened Vaseline, a good dose of Olive Oil as lubricant and … Continue reading

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More on DUH

Almost immediately after writing my post DUH Moment, found an article about growing ginger and turmeric in any climate.  Now, just have to find viable rhizomes.  Have tried Ginger before; rhizomes from the grocery store were more viable than those … Continue reading

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