Category Archives: preparedness

Today’s vegetarian dinner: dandelion and sauerkraut

No, I’m not going all Euell Gibbons. It was just what was at hand.


Due to my deep nights work schedule I have to do outdoor noisy things as soon as the law allows (8am here) then shower and hit the sack.

I went out to the front yard to walk it before mowing; twig removal, etc. I noticed small dandelions so I picked the greens and took them in, rinsed them off, and threw them in the steamer. Continue reading

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prepper lunch: chicken noodle with hardtack

When I hear hardtack I think about sailors, pirates, scurvy, and all that.

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side-by-side night burn of straight meths and 2:1 blend

My interest in the Occupy movement[s]

Most of my G+ posts lately have been comments about the OWS / larger Occupy movement ( 0* hereafter).  I’m going to try to collect those wispy thoughts and organize them a bit.  Here are the ways I am interested in 0*. Continue reading

my first mesh wifi phone call

The other day I was mentioning to a co-worker (who spends his off-hours at Occupy Dallas) that what smartphones need is a mesh app Continue reading

My first working cat stove

I’ve tried, only half-heartedly to make a cat stove.  I am not so interested in having a cat stove as I am Continue reading

BOB update: sheath knife

Repacked our BOBs (bug out bags) the other day.  Added a plain Buck folder work knife to the Wife’s BOB. Continue reading

stopped in at Occupy Dallas

I work with a fellow who is spending much of his free time with the Occupy Dallas folks.*  Because I am a preparedness / traditional skills dork Continue reading

Theoretical BTU advantage of meth/iso alcohol mixing

I am reminded once again:  “In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they are not.”  🙂

I did some testing of methanol vs.  the 2:1 mixture I found to be non-sooting. Continue reading

Daily prep: more fuel testing, Mora

Picked up a Mora Craftline TopQ sheath knife off eBay for $6 + $4 shipping.  Looks new.  Plain, simple, tough, Continue reading