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#1
I'm sure there's dozens of little tips and ideas that people have done that don't really fit in anywhere else, and don't really require their own thread. So post those here.

I'll start: I keep a loose leaf notebook in my kitchen. The small amount of prepared foods that we do get, I cut the instructions out and glue them into pages in that book. That way, I have a central spot for all the instructions, and I don't have to worry trying to find the original package.
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#2
It's not rocket science only common sense really ! When you all get up in the morning fantasize you and your's are an Island ! No Walmart, gas,money
etc.
As you get out of bed , you think, this the hard part I know but Think!
What do I need to get through the day ?
Water-food-shelter-(the shelter one can be deep shit) and so on !
As you walk to the kitchen,you have NO energy,gas,electric,nada !
How am I gonna cook ?Secondly,how am I gonna keep my shit from spoilage?
How am I gonna get water ? A man can "in good health " live two weeks or so with out food ,but don't wait , find the way NOW while you still have physical energy ! Water , if you are damn lucky one week , you feelin lucky?
There are ways but mostly ACCEPTANCE ! your brain will go through Grief !
There five steps to this mental torture !
Denial --Anger--Bargaining--Depression--And Glorious ACCEPTANCE !
Now you see the light ! You know what you must do and find the ways to do all this crap and STAY ALIVE !
GUNS , AMMO, all important like never before, perishables, Cut to thin strips and fire (smoke) don't wait,start Now, and good luck,really ! Think and RE-THINK until you have it All together ! NOW !
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#3
(09-17-2012, 07:48 PM)dman Wrote: It's not rocket science only common sense really ! When you all get up in the morning fantasize you and your's are an Island ! No Walmart, gas,money
etc.
As you get out of bed , you think, this the hard part I know but Think!
What do I need to get through the day ?
Water-food-shelter-(the shelter one can be deep shit) and so on !
As you walk to the kitchen,you have NO energy,gas,electric,nada !
How am I gonna cook ?Secondly,how am I gonna keep my shit from spoilage?
How am I gonna get water ? A man can "in good health " live two weeks or so with out food ,but don't wait , find the way NOW while you still have physical energy ! Water , if you are damn lucky one week , you feelin lucky?
There are ways but mostly ACCEPTANCE ! your brain will go through Grief !
There five steps to this mental torture !
Denial --Anger--Bargaining--Depression--And Glorious ACCEPTANCE !
Now you see the light ! You know what you must do and find the ways to do all this crap and STAY ALIVE !
GUNS , AMMO, all important like never before, perishables, Cut to thin strips and fire (smoke) don't wait,start Now, and good luck,really ! Think and RE-THINK until you have it All together ! NOW !


What does this have to do with the topic of this thread? You started a thread about this already, but you are not going to flood every single other thread in this section with this type of post.
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#4
A good idea is to coat the labels of longterm storage foods with a clear coat or lacquer. Another good idea if you dehydrate your own food and seal in mylar is to write the rehydrate instructions on the bad. If you repackage prepared foods for longerterm storage cut out the instruction label and tape it to the new package.

Printing out important info like recipes and medical instruction then laminating them is a good idea also. You can even keep them in a little binder for easy referance.

I know they sound like simple ideas but sometimes the simple things get overlooked.
You have a right to protect yourself and a duty to protect your family.
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#5
(09-17-2012, 08:22 PM)mpan72 Wrote: A good idea is to coat the labels of longterm storage foods with a clear coat or lacquer.


I mentioned before that I love my PTouch label maker. They are several different varieties of labels, but one of them is a super sticky one. I have a label on a 1 quart mason jar that has survived several runs through the dishwasher, hasn't faded or even come close to coming off.

BJ's and Costco have them regular price around $30 with I think 2 tapes, when they're on sale/coupon, they're $20. Definitely worth the investment.
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#6
(09-17-2012, 08:25 PM)streaker69 Wrote:
(09-17-2012, 08:22 PM)mpan72 Wrote: A good idea is to coat the labels of longterm storage foods with a clear coat or lacquer.


I mentioned before that I love my PTouch label maker. They are several different varieties of labels, but one of them is a super sticky one. I have a label on a 1 quart mason jar that has survived several runs through the dishwasher, hasn't faded or even come close to coming off.

BJ's and Costco have them regular price around $30 with I think 2 tapes, when they're on sale/coupon, they're $20. Definitely worth the investment.


I was thinking more about the number 10 sized cans of dehydrated foods from Pantry Pride and the like. Figured if the entire label is sealed the instructions would be handy. I think the label maker is great for home canned foods. I may check one out because most of the brands I have used in the past made shitty labels.
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#7
(09-17-2012, 08:40 PM)mpan72 Wrote:
(09-17-2012, 08:25 PM)streaker69 Wrote:
(09-17-2012, 08:22 PM)mpan72 Wrote: A good idea is to coat the labels of longterm storage foods with a clear coat or lacquer.


I mentioned before that I love my PTouch label maker. They are several different varieties of labels, but one of them is a super sticky one. I have a label on a 1 quart mason jar that has survived several runs through the dishwasher, hasn't faded or even come close to coming off.

BJ's and Costco have them regular price around $30 with I think 2 tapes, when they're on sale/coupon, they're $20. Definitely worth the investment.


I was thinking more about the number 10 sized cans of dehydrated foods from Pantry Pride and the like. Figured if the entire label is sealed the instructions would be handy. I think the label maker is great for home canned foods. I may check one out because most of the brands I have used in the past made shitty labels.


I have used the extra strength ones in what would be considered "harsh environments" and they didn't fall off or fade. When I mean harsh, I mean high heat, low cold, exposure to hydrogen sulfide and moisture.

What's cool is, they also come off without leaving a residue, unless you get the tamper evident labels. Wink
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#8
(09-17-2012, 08:43 PM)streaker69 Wrote:
(09-17-2012, 08:40 PM)mpan72 Wrote:
(09-17-2012, 08:25 PM)streaker69 Wrote: I mentioned before that I love my PTouch label maker. They are several different varieties of labels, but one of them is a super sticky one. I have a label on a 1 quart mason jar that has survived several runs through the dishwasher, hasn't faded or even come close to coming off.

BJ's and Costco have them regular price around $30 with I think 2 tapes, when they're on sale/coupon, they're $20. Definitely worth the investment.


I was thinking more about the number 10 sized cans of dehydrated foods from Pantry Pride and the like. Figured if the entire label is sealed the instructions would be handy. I think the label maker is great for home canned foods. I may check one out because most of the brands I have used in the past made shitty labels.


I have used the extra strength ones in what would be considered "harsh environments" and they didn't fall off or fade. When I mean harsh, I mean high heat, low cold, exposure to hydrogen sulfide and moisture.

What's cool is, they also come off without leaving a residue, unless you get the tamper evident labels. Wink


Do the tamper evident labels blow up or spray a permenent dye?Angel
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#9
(09-17-2012, 08:49 PM)mpan72 Wrote: I have used the extra strength ones in what would be considered "harsh environments" and they didn't fall off or fade. When I mean harsh, I mean high heat, low cold, exposure to hydrogen sulfide and moisture.

What's cool is, they also come off without leaving a residue, unless you get the tamper evident labels. Wink

Quote:Do the tamper evident labels blow up or spray a permenent dye?Angel


No, they leave the checkerboard sticky residue like when you peel off your car registration sticker.
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#10
maybe make up a notebook with labels etc using this:
http://www.harborfreight.com/9-inch-hot-...92499.html
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