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by RachelM
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Prepper Videos
Topic: My Battle Rifle project
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Canada

Re: My Battle Rifle project

I think you're the only other 783 owner I've ever met! I've got one in 30-06, and its one of my favourite firearms (Along with my M400!) Mine isn't tricked out though, I've kept her as my longer range rifle with the hopes of going hunting with it in the future (Bear, probably), as I can't rifle hunt...
by RachelM
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: What Did You Prep This Week
Replies: 1108
Views: 76094
Canada

Re: What Did You Prep This Week

My Exaclibur 5 tray dehydrator arrived this week and I used it a few times already. I did, however, learn it does not work well if we don't have the AC/Dehumidifier on as our humidity often seems to be + 70%. Basil took hours to get only partially dry in the humidity, but once we had the AC working ...
by RachelM
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: Bug deterrents
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Canada

Re: Bug deterrents

Anyone try Peppermint Oil as Mosquito Repellent? Not sure if it actually works, but I will say it works great for migraines and headaches, which is how I use it. I have however heard of geranium oil, which makes sense because I think it smells awful ;) . We used to use the diatomaeceous earth as we...
by RachelM
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Ontario
Topic: Plan on Gardening? Here's A List Of Seed Companies That Will Send You Catalogues
Replies: 25
Views: 600
Canada

Re: Plan on Gardening? Here's A List Of Seed Companies That Will Send You Catalogues

You're right about a rough garden year. The cool and wet start has put a damper on my corn (I finally gave in and fertilized with some blood and bone meal to boost the nitrogen), found potato blight that stunted most of my potatoes after a strong start, and I've been picking Japanese beetles off pla...
by RachelM
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Ontario
Topic: Plan on Gardening? Here's A List Of Seed Companies That Will Send You Catalogues
Replies: 25
Views: 600
Canada

Re: Plan on Gardening? Here's A List Of Seed Companies That Will Send You Catalogues

That does seem a little pricey to me. What I like about the websites I've been checking out is that there's an estimate either per weight or package. For example, Dam Seeds Blue Lake Green Beans say they are 1200-1500 seeds per lb, as well as each packet giving the average, so their small packet sta...
by RachelM
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Ontario
Topic: New member from Windsor.
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Canada

Re: New member from Windsor.

Nice to meet you. I'm up in Niagara. My interest in prepping really started from an interest in gardening and self-sufficiency as well. It seems younger people with interests like ours are few and far between. Any gun clubs or firing ranges down Windsor area? They can be good places to meet folks fo...
by RachelM
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Ontario
Topic: Seed Saving
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Canada

Re: Seed Saving

How long do they usually take into the second year? The onions I have seeding this year were totally by chance, I thought they had died off last year but the bulbs came back and I was able to move them out, but while they have been in flower for a while now I don't see mature seeds yet. I'm only wor...
by RachelM
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Food Dehydrators
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Canada

Food Dehydrators

In the market to pick one up in a month or two, trying to decide what to get. I heard some stores will be putting them on sale later in the summer so I'm looking to scoop one up. Most of the ones I've seen are either Nesco or Exaclibur, just wondering if the more experienced have recommendations or ...
by RachelM
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Gardening and agriculture
Topic: Gardens in 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 1264
Canada

Re: Gardens in 2017

HopeImReady wrote:Well, so far my backyard vertical garden experiment seems to be going well. For herbs, I have columnar & purple basil, lavender, rosemary, and cilantro (which has now bolted).


Mine bolted some time ago, although I was happy to let it since I prefer the coriander seed to fresh cilantro.
by RachelM
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Ontario
Topic: Seed Saving
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Canada

Seed Saving

I'm hoping to start seed saving, now that I'm getting better at actually growing things from seeds! I was wondering how the more experienced go about saving biennials like carrot and onion? I was considering making one or two small 'seed beds' to grow these in. Most of my garden is in raised beds, a...

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