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#21 Post by Andy F » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:40 am

61 DIY Chicken Coop Plans & Ideas That Are Easy to Build (100% Free) https://morningchores.com/chicken-coop-plans/
If you subscribe to Morning Chores they send links to free PDF's on self sufficiency, among other things.
"For the next three days starting tomorrow, we'll send you our best beginner guides about raising animals, starting a garden, and living frugally.
These are the best basic stuff you can read to get started on your journey."

Example of one free PDF I downloaded was Homestead Journal to track many things, go here https://cdn.morningchores.com/wp-conten ... pdf?x49125

SKIP to Morning Chores' free PDF Coop Plans, here: https://morningchores.com/chicken-coop- ... free-plans
Their Coop plan choices range from needing a coop for 1 chicken to more than 20.
You can choose Coop Building plans go from Easy to Hard.

Note: In my online searches on DIY building coops, for family, this is probably the best source I'd found which has download PDF files.
There are many others sites too. Hope it helps others.

Back Yard Chickens
, huge website with chicken chat forums, all things Chicken, different Breeds & Eggs, and other feathered & furry friends! https://www.backyardchickens.com/
My kid reminded me of BYC. I had bought one of their their books for his family.
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#22 Post by Andy F » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:28 pm

Medical, kits, medicine, wound care, trauma care - guidebook -
Free 213 page Survival-Austere-Medical PDF guidebook. You can either read online or download a PDF, here - https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/arch ... dicine.pdf

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I am not a doctor, I do not prescribe either treatment or drugs. I am not giving medical advice. Only you can be responsible for learning what you can and putting your knowledge gained and learned skillset into practice during an emergency where there are no medical facilities available.
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#23 Post by Andy F » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:28 am

Learning Library For Children at Home - Preschool through 5th Grade https://www.education.com/resources/

"In this day and age, educational resources have moved online. Choose from a wide variety of interactive learning help, such as activity instructions, games, Guided Lessons, and good old-fashioned worksheets. Whether you're a parent, an after-school guide, or a homeschool teacher, our library of resources is sure to give you just what you need to make your student a star."

I have spent a few Montessori hours. I'm a firm believer in a broad topic education. In a grid down situation, short classes at home is both productive and keeps minds active and a busy mind and hands makes for happier children, and less stressed parents. My kids home schooled their own for a few years, using this source which has over 32,000 sources for interesting and useful learning topics in many different areas in both fun and work.

Mom often said, "Idle minds and restless hands, are the devil's workshop." It's so funny, a child starting a tantrum can be so quickly diverted. If all else fails, get down on the floor and have a tantrum with them until they start laughing at you. Kids do love to learn...
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#24 Post by Andy F » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:48 pm

2 Person 72 Hour Bug Out Bag $112.95 USD https://www.ebay.com/itm/322113427981
I am NOT affiliated and I do not earn $ for any links I post. I think you get the idea of what it contains, what you have or would like to buy the bag to store. To be honest, I keep a similar kit in my vehicle.

All items are packed securely in our Multi-Pocket Hiker's Backpack, which contains extra space available for personal items. Each item is hand assembled in the USA into waterproof bags and neatly organized in the backpack for easy access.


The kit includes the following:


Food and Water: The food and water in this kit are meant to provide nutrition for 2 people for 72-hours until help arrives. These products have a 5-year shelf life.
24- 4oz. Water Pouches
12 - 400 Calorie Food Bar's (4800 Calories)
20 Water Purification Tablet's - each tablet purifies 1 liter of water

Light and Communications: These products come in handy during a home power outage, car trouble, or other emergency requiring you to leave your home.
AM/FM Radio with Headphones and Batteries
3 LED Rechargeable Flashlight
30 Hour Emergency Candle
12 Hour Emergency Bright Stick
5-in-1 Survival Whistle
Box of Waterproof Matches

Shelter and Warmth: These supplies will provide protection from outside weather forces. They will protect you from wind, sun, rain, and other harsh conditions you may encounter.
2 Emergency Survival Sleeping Bag's
2 16 Hour Body Warmer's
2 Person Tube Tent with Rope
2 Emergency Poncho's with Hood

Tools: These items are designed to be useful in disaster situations. They will be a valuable resource when you find yourself faced with navigation, transport, personal protection, or shelter troubles.
16 Function Knife
Pair of Leather Palm Work Gloves
2 - N95 Respirator Dust Mask's - NIOSH approved
50 Feet of Nylon Rope
Safety Goggles
Sewing Kit

Hygiene and Sanitation: When in a disaster situation it is useful to have access to hygiene products. Staying clean can protect against infection, disease, and depression.
2 - 24 Piece Deluxe Hygiene Kit's
Tooth Brush
Tooth Paste
9 Wet Nap's
Soap
Shampoo/ Conditioner
Dental Floss Pick
Twin Blade Razor
5'' Black Comb
4 Maxi Pads/ Bandage's
Washcloths
Shave Cream
6 Pocket Tissue Pack's

First Aid: These first aid items can assist with minor injuries and protect against serious health concerns in disaster circumstances.
107- Piece First Aid Kit

Additional: These items are useful for stress relief and activity in strenuous or challenging circumstances.
Notepad
Golf Pencil
Infectious Waste Bag
Survival Playing Cards – 52 cards with valuable survival skills that will educate you in an emergency situation as well as keep you entertained.
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#25 Post by Andy F » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:27 am

Survival PDF Index https://www.worldstudybible.com/moreonline.htm

There are so many. Click the links & opens up to PDF which you can download. :mrgreen:
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#26 Post by Andy F » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:29 am

Keen III Winter Hiking & Trail Boots, lace up, waterproof, hiking, trails & climbing
Here is Keen mfg'r website...main page https://www.keenfootwear.com/blog/
They do promote & demand their suppliers have certified sustainable sources and are eco friendly company.

Men's Keen Revel III
https://www.keenfootwear.com/p/M-REVEL-III.html
Women's Keen Revel III https://www.keenfootwear.com/p/W-REVEL- ... ing_womens

I did not buy my Revel III pairs there, bought through Zappos. I'm heading into 4th year wearing only Keen shoes. They are well fitting & too comfortable.
My favorites are the "Newport" summer open sandals. They're for trails and water happy. This was my 3rd summer, wearing all day every day for 5 months a year.
They're made very well and last longer than any other make of hike/trail shoes I've ever worn.


Warmest indoor shoes I've found with a sole are Baffin, they're down filled and warm in frozen winter evenings.
They come in different colors & price ranges. I would like to get their hiking boots, but honestly, the price :shock: I'll have to save.
Since 1979 - Baffin, made in the North - Ontario https://www.baffin.com/collections/winter
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#27 Post by Andy F » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:44 am

Raising Pigeons aka Squab for meat http://www.wildbirds.org/apidesay.htm

National Pigeon Association USA http://www.npausa.com/

2007 - NSW Sustainable Pigeon for food raising, 9 page DIY in PDF here - http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets ... aising.pdf
It gives a good amount of useful information, basic yet informative. Has medical issues, protein carbs & fat ratios for various food grains and more. Has some recipes, from roast, fried to Pigeon Pies.

How & Why Raise Pigeons via Backyard Chicken https://www.backyardchickens.com/thread ... ns.220069/
BYC has some good information.

Stromberg's Since 1921, Buy M & F Breeding Pigeon pair https://www.strombergschickens.com/category/Pigeons
Pfffftt, not cheap, 2 breeds of Utility breeders $100 & $75 a pair. Could do better if you know someone local.

Foy's, America's Oldest Pigeon & Chicken Supplies Pigeon breeding pair prices are same as Strombergs.
Online Catalogs, numerous! https://www.foyspigeonsupplies.com/foyscatalog.html

Pigeon Clubs, best listing by States https://www.foyspigeonsupplies.com/pigeonclubs.html

Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer A 1997 edition, used copy can be bought for about $7.00 incl shipping https://www.amazon.com/All-New-Purpose- ... 0684818702
Joy of Cooking, if there was only one cook book I could have, it would be this one. It is rightfully called the bible of cooking, and teaches how to cook anything and everything.
1980, I originally bought an older version at thrift shop to learn how to cook Beef Wellington :o

I had a good neighbor from Tehran who raised pigeons for racing hobby and for meat, back around 1980s. He had a large but simple chicken wire & wood framed 8' x 8' sheltered coop with about 30-40 pigeons on top of his woodshed in back yard. He was the one who got me to plant the potatoes in flower beds. He spent little money on grocery store foods. Those ways are being lost and we need to revive them for food independence.
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#28 Post by Andy F » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:34 pm

WATER from AIR!
Water is the most important universal solvent to sustain life.
3 days without water, an adult will not survive. A small child, dehydrates much faster. Babies can dehydrate within hours.

Dehumidifiers harvest water from air!
There are some "new" technologies on the market that the costs to buy is out of reach for most people. Don't be fooled by these shady snapes :lol:
There is one blue system on the market for the home. However, the cost is about $5,500 and is about the size of a commercial can/bottle soda vending machine.

HOW does blue work?
1) Dehumidifier, harvests water from air.
2) Filtration system, gravity fed.

The 2 Limitations? 110VAC Power for Dehumidifier. Relative humidity in your area.
The higher the humidity, the more efficient the Dehumidifier will work.
Lower humidity? Less water can be harvested from air.

What can one do if water availability is of concern?
Buy a decent sized Dehumidifier. Save the water and put it through a Berkey type water filter system.
DIY your own lowered cost water filter system. Consider setting up alternative power.

Skills & benefactor of Sister Calista Roy's "Roy Model of Adaptation" teaching, where the most minute roles a human or animal ever holds in life are explored and analyzed. Roles are many.
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#29 Post by Andy F » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:12 pm

How to Dehydrate Foods Using an Oven

Table of Contents
Food Dehydrator vs. Oven Drying Food https://preserveandpickle.com/dehydrato ... rying_Food
Dehydrating Food In The Oven https://preserveandpickle.com/dehydrato ... n_The_Oven
Pros & Cons Of Dehydrating In The Oven: https://preserveandpickle.com/dehydrato ... n_The_Oven

Dehydrating Using A Food Dehydrator: https://preserveandpickle.com/dehydrato ... Dehydrator
Pros & Cons Of A Dehydrator: https://preserveandpickle.com/dehydrato ... Dehydrator

Should I Get A Dehydrator Or Use The Oven? https://preserveandpickle.com/dehydrato ... e_The_Oven

I'm in middle of dehydrating bananas & apples, then onions. I want to hurry it up a bit. I decided to find directions on using my oven. It's been too long, had to revisit instructs.
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#30 Post by Andy F » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:45 pm

Online Medical Merck Manuals ~ Each version has Topics in a drop down list. Has many other helpful articles.

Merck Medical Manual Professional Version https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional

Merck Manual Home Consumer Version in Everyday Language https://www.merckmanuals.com/home

Merck Manual Veterinary Edition https://www.merckvetmanual.com/

Merck Global Medical Knowledge 2020
Our mission is simple: The Manuals, known as Merck Manuals in the United States and Canada and MSD Manuals outside the United States and Canada, are one of the most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals are committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.

NOTE: Keep in mind that AMA controls Merck and is Allopathic and biased towards drugs as the only treatment that works. However, it is excellent resource and I use it frequently. Use it while you still can.
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