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Raised Bed GardensRaised Bed Gardens Introduction So you want a vegetable garden, but don't have a large area to till up for the project? Your “soil” is hard as rock? A good way to compensate for such lack of space and rocky soil is by gardening in raised beds. Doing so helps you overcome problems with our less-than-perfect soil. A raised bed for vegetables...

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Lowering your Heat Bill This WinterLowering your Heat Bill This Winter [caption id="attachment_3155" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Replace old and worn weatherstrip in doors to reduce heat loss and drafts[/caption]     [caption id="attachment_3157" align="aligncenter" width="504"] 2. Seal baseboards and caulk windows. This is especially an issue with older homes...

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Winter Storm Fact SheetWinter Storm Fact Sheet A major winter storm can be lethal. Preparing for cold weather conditions and responding to them effectively can reduce the dangers caused by winter storms. Be familiar with winter storm warning messages. (See Winter Storm Watches and Warnings) Service snow removal equipment and have rock salt on hand to melt ice...

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Winterizing Your GearWinterizing Your Gear On equipment with plastic fuel tanks drain the tanks before storage. Conversely, you should fill metal fuel tanks to prevent them from rusting. In either case, drain the carburetor bowl. Generally, equipment managers "winterize" equipment to increase or maintain performance in winter or prevent problems after long periods...

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Court Ruling Will Likely End California’s Concealed Carry LawsCourt Ruling Will Likely End California’s Concealed... Well, well, it looks like Christmas might have came early for California gun owners. According to Fox News, a ruling today by the Ninth Court of Appeals has the possibility of ending Cali’s most restrictive concealed carry laws which determine when permits can be/are issued. From the Fox coverage Law-abiding...

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Freezer Bag Meals

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Freezer Bag Meals

Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Supplies Needed …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Basic Cooking ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

Beef Dishes ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

Chicken Dishes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5

Meatless Dishes ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8

Seafood Dishes …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12

Introduction

Spend any amount of time in the outdoors and you have probably found that mealtime is full of trade-offs. Do you choose foods that fuel your body or foods that satisfy your taste buds? Do you spend the extra time to prepare a real meal or grab a protein bar on the go? Freezer Bag Cooking minimizes these trade-offs by changing the concepts of traditional outdoor food. It offers simplicity, convenience and variety. The cooking gear needed is minimal, lightweight and can be bought, found or even made. Meals are prepared at home and put into zip top freezer bags. When ready to eat, the meal is prepared in and eaten out of the freezer bag. Mealtime becomes fast, effortless and cleanup is as easy as licking your utensil and sealing the zip top bag. Also, with meals portioned into individual freezer bags, making meals for multi-day trips, families or a group is painless.
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Building a Plumber’s Stove

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Materials List

1/2 pint ( 8 fl oz ) paint or stain can with press-on lid

3-inch-wide by about 12-inch-long piece of sheet metal ( thin guage steel – not aluminum )

( 1 ) Radiator hose clamp – big enough to go around the can

( 1 ) Bag of cotton balls
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Making Bread Without an Oven

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Image_007What would you eat if you were stranded without power? It could happen; it does happen. A natural disaster, a breakdown in the delivery system as the Northeast experienced recently, or a terrorist strike against the infrastructure could leave you without power. Don’t despair. You probably have a source of heat—a camp stove, a barbeque grill, a fireplace, or a place to build a fire to cook with. (Never use a grill or camp stove in an enclosed room.) In most cases, you can find a way to eat your daily bread–even without an oven.
Fry it. Those indulgent raised, glazed donuts are fried. You can do the same with any dough. Serve them hot with a little butter and syrup or honey and you will have a treat that the kids will clamor for—even without an emergency. Simply mix the bread as instructed and let the dough rise. Instead of forming loaves, roll or pat the dough on a counter until it is about ½-inch thick. Slice the dough into wedges, separate the pieces, and let them rise again until twice as thick. Heat a pan of oil until hot and slip the dough pieces two or three at a time into the hot oil. When one side is browned, turn the dough over. If the oil is hot enough, the dough should absorb little oil. When done, drain the fried bread on paper towels.
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Cooking On An Open Fire

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First and foremost, the right equipment. When you are cooking over a fire, there are a few things to remember. When you are able to think about these things as a system for cooking, you will automatically know what sort of pans and equipment will work on the fire.
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Thermos Bottle Cooking

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There are three kinds of thermos bottles but only one is practical. Forget the cheap, plastic ones lined with Styrofoam. These might cook oatmeal and white rice but do not have the heat holding power you need. Silvered glass thermoses are fine, but a bump will break them. Also, since you are going to do actual cooking and will use
a fork to remove the contents, they will not hold up.

_442The only practical cooking thermos is the Aladdin Stanley. It is lined with stainless steel, is well insulated and will keep steaming hot for up to 24 hours and holds a quart. It is
also unbreakable, with a lifetime warranty. It costs $22.00 at Wal-Mart or can be ordered through any sporting goods store. It would save you its price in a few days. If you have a family, get two or three.

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Making Charcoal

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Making charcoal is surprisingly easy. But it is not something you want to do in your backyard except in small quantities. The method I describe here is what is known as the retort or indirect method. Basically, wood is placed in a container and cooked. All the volatile gases are driven off and charcoal remains. This is exactly the method used be the wood chemical industry before petrochemicals superceded it. We, however are going to use these volatile gases as fuel for the charcoal making fire.
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The Cardboard Box Oven

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DSCN0054  A cardboard box will make an oven — and it works just as well as your oven at home! There are different ways to make a cardboard box oven.

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How to make a Backpack Stove

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You don’t always have the space for a full stove, and if you can cut down weight in your pack while still keeping what you need, thats a good thing. This is a very small camping stove you can make for about $5 that will work for heating up food and drink while out in the trail

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