Editors Note: I received an email from Michael Mills who is a Ph.D. candidate and Assistant Lecturer in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Researchat University of Kent (England). He is undertaking 3 years of research on the preparedness community in America and Britain for his doctoral thesis. As part of his research he is conducting an online survey of preppers to get feedback…
Over Run Oasis Water Sterilisation Tablets:
It would seem that the good folks at Law Industries may have not checked a final restock order correctly. What arrived was 10,000 packs of Oasis Water Sterilisation Tablets as used in the various packs. To compensate for the error they are being offered to you at just £0.35 each meaning you get a full ten litres of safe, healthy drinking water for next to nothing. A perfect time to restock your bags and other EDC or medical items.
If you have a water bottle with a carrying systems simply drop a pack of the tablets in the bottle holder for emergency use. Going abroad? Take some tablets with you to make sure the water you drink from the taps is safe for you to drink. This will save a lot on the cost of bottled water, as well as carrying it home.
At this price it makes sense to stock up now, as soon as the stock looks to be running low more will be added until the excess is at a more tolerable level.
Come back later on that day and you’ll find you have a bird standing with a dixie cup over it head waiting patiently to be collected and slaughtered.
The laziest and most hilarious hunting technique. Give it a look, it’s a very short read.
Grow Gourmet Mushrooms On Logs In Your Backyard
My neighbor had a Pine tree that was growing in his back yard cut down, so I asking if I was able to keep the logs from the tree. The reason for this is I will be using the logs to grow Chicken of The Woods Mushrooms. An I plan on making a few videos on how to go about doing this.
I am so doing this when I get to the homestead.
Given how savagely anti-gay the mainstream Oklahoma Republican party is, it’s no surprise that the state’s Tea Partiers are so rabidly hateful that they come across more as dark satire than as serious bigots.
OMG::heavy breathing:: It finally happened. We found chicken of the woods mushroom on a recent fishing trip. It was just right there…at least 8 pounds of shroom, but we took back and consumed half. This is a visual explosion of orange. The texture cooks down to a pretty slippery consistency like a wet gummy worm IMO…not a chicken texture that I was told to expect. This shroom exudes an incredibly umami aroma, but strangely it tasted citrusy. No seriously. Lemony.
One interesting thing I learned about the shroom is that even though they are not really poisonous or have any poisonous doppelgängers to speak of, if the mycelium is growing on some toxic wood like yew or eucalyptus, chemicals can get absorbed into the shroom then get passed on to us upon consumption. And yes, it will make you sick. So remember, it’s not just the shroom you need to identify…you gotta know your trees too!
Planting out leeks
I did these a couple of weeks ago, using my tried and tested method. It looks a bit labour intensive but it’s actually very simple and low tech. The seeds were sown in February in a deep pot and the seedlings planted out when they’ve grown to the size of small spring onions (scallions to my American readers) and all risk of frost has well and truly passed. The ground was dug, then trodden down and raked smooth. I made holes with a broken spade handle up to 10 inches deep, depending on how far I could shove my rudimentary tool into the ground. The seedlings are soaked in a bucket of water then teased out and dropped into the holes. You don’t need to fill them in, just water them - the soil will gradually fall in over the next few weeks as you water them or it rains. The deep holes mean you get long, white shafts on your leeks and the plants get their roots in deep into the cool soil.
I also cover my leeks with fine mesh to protect them from allium leaf miner. This recently arrived pest has wiped out everyone’s alliums at the allotment some years and already this year, I can see other plot holders’ onions showing the tell tale curly leaves that mean they’ve been got at. The nets are supported by lengths of water pipe from a DIY store and held in place with tent pegs. Told you it wasn’t high tech.
But how to make widespread hunting acceptable in Rock Creek Park? The answer may be to translate “106 white-tailed deer” into “3,300 pounds of local venison turned into meatloaf, burgers and more for the surprised directors of homeless shelters and other charities across the capital.”
The world is full of beautiful people. An anonymous man in Saudi Arabia installed a giant refrigerator in front of his house. He and his neighbors leave their leftovers in it daily, providing free food for the less fortunate children in his town. He wants to spare them the “shame” of begging, and provide them with proper meals instead.