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Filled 4 gas cans yesterday with 91/no ethanol. Since we moved out of town, we burn a lot more gas in the summer time mowing than I was used to. An extra 4 cans in the rotation should help.

Also, I finally assembled/bought a hose to fill my own propane tanks. I had no idea that all the propane suppliers were so touchy on that these days. It just seems ridiculous to pay more than twice the rate to bring the bottles in, when I already contract it. So I filled two empty 20lb bottles and have 2 100lb ones that still need filled before my contract for the winter is up. Typically summer prices are better, but I'm not sure I trust that this summer will work out that way.

Lastly, I got over a hurdle with our local power company and got approved for our solar connection.
 

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well - I guess maybe I don't know, now you have me concerned, isn't tincture more of a medicine than something used for cooking? I am not real familiar with the term. In cooking I thought the use of extracts were in such small quantities that the alcohol content wasn't really an issue. Everything I seemed to find said "use at least 80 proof". What I found went from 80 to 100 and the wife wanted organic, so I went with this.
Should worky by cracky. Keep us posted. As far as I know a tincture dont have to me medicinal ts the resulting juice left over from something flavorful getting a a soak in ethyl alcohol. While brushing up on the topic one famous guy said all tinctures are extracts but not all extracts are tincrures. Made perfect sense since some extracts use a water solvent. Wow..this is getting complicated.lol.
 

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Yesterday, I purchased bedsheets from the local thrift store to cover the shelving units that hold my food stores. An electrician is coming tomorrow to do an upgrade on my circuit breaker panel and it is in the same room as much of my food stores. Now it's covered from prying eyes. Attached with book binder clips.

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Took advantage of a wonderful sunny morning and drove to the scrap yard with my copper.

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108 pounds, $3.90 per for #1 bright copper. Woo hoo! More cash for the stash!
 

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Filled 4 gas cans yesterday with 91/no ethanol. Since we moved out of town, we burn a lot more gas in the summer time mowing than I was used to. An extra 4 cans in the rotation should help.

Also, I finally assembled/bought a hose to fill my own propane tanks. I had no idea that all the propane suppliers were so touchy on that these days. It just seems ridiculous to pay more than twice the rate to bring the bottles in, when I already contract it. So I filled two empty 20lb bottles and have 2 100lb ones that still need filled before my contract for the winter is up. Typically summer prices are better, but I'm not sure I trust that this summer will work out that way.

Lastly, I got over a hurdle with our local power company and got approved for our solar connection.
Touchy subject here too, currently costing $18/20lb tank only upside is the fill till it pukes liquid out the bleed. I asked about 100's back in January and it was $101 to fill or $15.07 for a 20.... yeah i stuck with 20's lol (all prices are CAD taxes included)

As for todays Preps, it was to rearrange spaces to make it more organized leaving some room for expansion of each allotment.
 

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Another 25lb bag of beans is being added to the stockpile shortly.
Seem to have misplaced my fancy dedicated mylar heat sealer (aka, wife's old hair straightener), so permanent storage will have to wait until I can find or replace that... but soon™.
 

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Not a prep I guess, I sold two of my trucks one 3/4 ton and a 4x4. Wife was pushing the sells saying we don't need them anymore it's kinda a bittersweet moment, money was OK but they were like old friends. Anyhow, now to start on our 63 Chevy pickup project.
 

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Packed up a bag of long grain white rice last night I'd been meaning to get to.
Still have 25lbs of flour to pack away, but need to cut down my large mylar bags into smaller ones to split it into smaller portions.
I discovered that my O2 absorbers were kaput, even though the indicator in the bag with them was still showing they were good. (if you feel small rock-like chunks in your absorbers, that's a sign they could be done for, they should be loose and powdery, and heat up a bit when exposed to air for 5 min)
Luckily, I had some hand warmers left over from the winter months...(more like winter weeks), and used those instead. Worked a treat, as expected.
Achieved an acceptable amount of shrinkage. (the good kind)
They're little bricks now.
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Local market has certain canned goods on sale (20c off per can) so added more to my stash. Am at the point where I need to acquire another shelving unit to keep things organized. Tomorrow.

This isn't a prepper thing exactly, but since I moved here a few years ago, I haven't been happy with the sauerkraut at the few local markets. A few months ago I bought some at Dollar General, their store brand, and opened a can of it last week. It is exactly how I think kraut should taste! So I stopped by there and picked up six more cans of it, which was coincidental because the local market had smoked sausage on sale! Woo Hoo! If I could have reached the back of that top shelf, I would have taken the other four cans they had, too.

Good sauerkraut -- it's the little things that count.
 

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The new shelving unit arrived today. Spent the day rearranging and reorganizing canned goods. Had to move some furniture around in other areas of the house to make room but it's done! Now I have more storage space. Time to hit the markets!
 
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