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January Prepping 2018

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    Posted: January 02 2018 at 10:48am
Happy Hew Year everyone! It's time to get things right, a new start! I have ordered a food dehydrator, been wanting one for a long time, it's supposed to arrive Thursday. I am looking forward to making jerky. I also ordered the book "The End Of the World As We Know It" In December, so I have started reading that. I had been wanting to order it, but didn't want to pay full price. Found it for $4.99 at a discount online booksellers. I also need to start restocking my pantry with canned goods, been using up what I have and the pantry is looking too low for my liking.
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The dehydrator arrived! So far we have made two batches of beef jerky and it has been really good. We are dehydrating fruit now, apples, oranges and pears. We are just in the experimentation process right now to see how everything works.
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Which dehydrator did you get? I love making jerky with mine :)
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I got the Nesco Professional 600W food dehydrator FD-75PR. It has 5 trays but is expandable to 12 trays if you want to buy extra trays. The fruit came out really good, but it is really sweet tastes almost like candy. I like fresh fruit better, but it is still good. It would go good in a trail mix with some nuts or something.
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We dehydrated bananas yesterday, once again they are really sweet like the other fruit turned out.
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I think we might have the same dehydrator. I've only been using it for beef, b ut I want to try salmon soon too. Like sashimi grade salmon. I read that fruits take several hours to dry compared to meat, especially cherries and grapes.
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Yes, the fruit took about twice as long to dehydrate as the meat did. We did our third batch of jerky and it was finished yesterday morning and it's already gone. That would be the problem, lol, it gets eaten as fast as we make it.
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We bought seeds yesterday. We will be doing a garden this year, we got broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, jalapeno, lavender, sage then also got some wild flower seeds for around the pool. Received a Burgess catalog last week and I am definitely ordering one of the dwarf citrus trees this year.
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This fall, I gathered a few pails of acorns from a local oak grove to feed our burgeoning squirrel population.  

I seemed to recall that acorns were edible, so I did the research.  This is pretty good and worth reading:


This website has a lot of other good tips as well!  

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With some schools shutting down because of the flu, is anyone thinking of trying to stock up on certain items? Is anyone thinking they might isolate themselves at any point?
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Originally posted by Penham Penham wrote:

With some schools shutting down because of the flu, is anyone thinking of trying to stock up on certain items? Is anyone thinking they might isolate themselves at any point?

The only thing I'm doing is carrying alcohol hand-wipes to wipe off handles at stores.   No plans to SIP, unless the North Koreans get feisty.  
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