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Offline missmarple

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hello from SW Ontario
« on: August 26, 2013, 02:33:49 PM »
Hello. I am in SW Ontario. I have been storing food for 4 yrs. food and some other supplies. I live alone in an apt. so am very limited in what I can do to prepare, however I can eat quite well for a long time without shopping, if I have to. I began with mostly store-bought canned food, then I found freeze-dried foods and now have quite a supply of that. I like FD because it lasts a long time in the #10 cans. I have been learning to use my FD food, making up recipes, and then making "meal in jar" type meals with my FD foods. 
My dream would be of course to live outside of town with chickens and garden and more able to survive what is coming, but at the moment I dont know how to make that happen so I do all I can do, which is store food, some water, water filter, (I have an Aqua-Rain), and just educate myself as best I can on what is happening in the world, and in our country. I am 63 and have no car and limited income, but I have managed to store a LOT of food, but I started 4 yrs ago. a little at a time got it done

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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 02:40:47 PM »
missmarple,

Welcome to our forum. I am sure you will enjoy your time here.

The challenges of prepping in a restricted space are many, and many on here are in that situation. Please share some of what you have learned to solve some of these challenges. We all learn when someone shares their story.

Cheers,

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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 03:11:41 PM »
Welcome

Looking forward to sharing ideas..and showing off some of my hiddy spots for those extra preps
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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 03:13:00 PM »
Welcome to the forum Missmarple and greetings from Northern Ontario.
It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.

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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 03:35:09 PM »
Yes a big Hello from me as well, please pull up a stump and call the place, home!

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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2013, 09:17:24 PM »
Hay Miss Marple,

Welcome!  Look forward to your sharing the recipes for your meals in a jar.

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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 06:41:28 AM »
Greetings and Salutations Miss Marple.
I too hail from SW Ontario. Looking forward to meeting you should we get a Meet going in this area again. Your dream parallels mine, as I'm stifled in the city but my mate is not. :-[
Keep up the good work. ;D
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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 09:14:26 AM »
Hello fellow SWO resident!
I'm with you on wanting to be more independent.  I also switched from canned food storage to dehydrated and freeze dried food for their longer shelf life.  I've been squirreling it away for a few years now.   It's got a "best before" date of 15-25 years from now.   My kids will go off to college in 4 and 8 years from now, so I'll send the older stock to school with them so they'll always have something to eat in the cupboard.   That will be my food rotation event.
I remember eating whatever was available when I went to school.  Sometimes that meant getting creative with the ketchup.
I'd rather my kids didn't have to go through that. 
Sorry for the wandering off-topic.
Welcome aboard and like Ranger said, we hope to meet up in the future.

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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2013, 09:42:35 AM »
Hello, MissMarple...love your books and tv shows, btw ;)  I am new here, as well, so am still looking around.  It looks like a cozy place, I wonder who is in charge of tea?
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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2013, 11:00:38 AM »
Hello, MissMarple...love your books and tv shows, btw ;)  I am new here, as well, so am still looking around.  It looks like a cozy place, I wonder who is in charge of tea?
Grandma, since I do not watch TV, could you elaborate please?
MissMarple do you have a TV/Radio program?
Thanks, cunfuzzled non TV watcher

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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2013, 03:12:07 PM »
"missmarple" is a tv crime-solver in 1940,50s England. :) you can watch her solve crimes on youtube, lol. as for me, I am just an old lady in Canada.
meal-in-jar recipes can be found on  youtube as well. I began using those as a starting place but I ended up making my own. similar I guess, but I like different seasonings than most of them use. I guess I can post my own recipes in the food storage section.

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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2013, 03:20:08 PM »
Well like my Great Aunts would say, "you sound more like a feisty old broad than an old lady" so take that as a complement from me.
Thanks for the reference to the older TV reference as well.
Posting Food recipes made by members is a great idea. I am also looking for some good bottle your own soup and other things recipies, please and thanks!


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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2013, 12:29:19 PM »
Ah, and I've seen Miss Marple in Clue, I think it was in the kitchen with a knife?  ;)
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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2013, 10:31:11 AM »
Hello,

My name is Rick.  My wife and I just moved to London from Alberta.  I have Canadian Army Infantry experience and have always been an avid hunter/outdoorsman.  We are fairly new to survivalism and prepping but have studied avidly and began purchasing the necessaries.  Of course it is always a work in progress but we are now at the point we would like to get a group together in the London area.  My email address is paratus80 at gmail dot com, please get back to me if you have any interest in sharing some ideas at a meeting here in London in the new year.

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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2013, 12:06:38 PM »
Greetings from Northern Ontario and welcome to the forum. If you want to get a meeting in the London area you can post it in the Meetings section.
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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2013, 12:09:31 PM »
To cut down on potentially unwanted junk mail you might consider using the modify button to change your email address into a format that bots cannot recognise like paratus80 at gmail dot com.
It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.

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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2013, 04:42:31 PM »
Welcome paratus80!
There are a few of us from the London area.  We don't meet regularly, but we do meet.
I look forward to meeting you!

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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2013, 12:51:21 PM »
Hello Paratus80


welcome to the forum hope you like it here, ps I changed the email for you as the site is spidered and crawled,
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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2013, 03:28:33 PM »
Hi Greenguy,

I'd love to join a meeting, how do we get in touch with each other?  You can contact me at my email address:  paratus80 @ gmail dot com.

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Re: hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2013, 04:50:40 PM »
Hi Paratus  - We'll surely get together in the new year.  What gun club have you joined in the area?