Tuesday, February 21, 2017

San Antonio, TX Tornadoes

The photos are from this weekends' San Antonio, TX tornadoes. Who would think main transmission lines could be taken out by a tornado. I’m pretty sure this won’t be an overnight repair, hope all are prepared. I have yet to hear just how many communities are without power because of these lines being down, but it goes to show the disaster can be hundreds of miles away and still impact your life.


Here’s a case for simple prep like a small generator to run the refrigerator and freezer plus a spare 12v battery you can keep charged for nighttime lighting and TV.





Friday, February 17, 2017

#10 Cans, Long Term Storage & Spoilage ??

I do store #10 cans of Freeze-Dried/Dehydrated vegetables because it is convenient, tastes great and they have a shelf-life of 10-15 years.

Wednesday, I was re-organizing and re-inventorying my long term stored foods when I noticed one can of my Tomato Powder the top and bottom of the can is bulged about ¼ inch! (They are normally flat). The can that is bulged is 9-10 years old and this is the first time I have experienced a bulging #10 can. I’ll contact Honeyville Farms and see what they have to say about it and let you know.

Something must be alive inside that can and I want to know what it is as I’ve been eating out of another can and have several more cans in storage. Tomato Powder makes outstanding tomato sauces and I use it often.

Link to Tomato Powder:


Here’s the can with a straight edge across the top, the bottom is bulged the same amount.


Lot I.D. and date. (looks like it was packaged in 2007 and about when I bought it)


A #10 can of Freeze-Dried Corn showing what the cans normally look like a flat top and bottom.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Tiny Home Blog

I’ve added another blog to read. The author is a young single girl living completely off-grid in a “Tiny Home” in Western Wyoming. If you’re thinking of a tiny home for a retreat or home to live in, she shows what it’s like. Good writer and excellent photographer.

It’s located in the VAN DWELLING, RV LIVING, BOV'S and the link name is Fy Nyth... Tiny Home Living.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Update; 3½ Months Since Hurricane Matthew

It’s slow going!
Looks like some of the home repair contractors are beginning to free up from the major ‘keep the rain out’ and ‘get us back in our homes and out of the motel’ jobs and get back to my area. The first of the seven blue tarp’d homes just had the repairs made to it. They were lucky in that the tree fell onto and into the garage and not the living area, otherwise they would be living in a motel all this time. The damage was about a couple dozen rafters had to be replaced because they were crushed, a bunch of drywall and plywood sheeting, re-roofing, trim and painting.


If you live in hurricane country, earthquake or forest fire areas plan ahead. Your home could be completely destroyed and have to be re-built from the ground up. This takes a lot of time. Always remember when making emergency or disaster planning concerning shelter, your home may not be repaired for a year or more. Plan now with family or relatives well outside your area to move in with them or if you have an RV park it with power on their property.