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by helicopilot
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: No shortages?
Replies: 76
Views: 1546
Canada

Re: No shortages?

Local grocery stores and Costco are looking back to normal ish. Still no Lysol/Clorox wipes anywhere and the hand sanitizers all have weird names (GiGi’s anyone? What came of Purell??) but somewhat back to normal anyway, with seemingly a certain level of inflation. I would never have made it at The ...
by helicopilot
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: What Did You Prep This Week
Replies: 1297
Views: 108060
Canada

Re: What Did You Prep This Week

Canned 4 dozen jars of strawberry compote.

Extra propane tank.

Gosh, I feel like I’m not prepping much these days. I suppose not spending money isn’t a bad things either.
by helicopilot
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: Kubota BX23S
Replies: 9
Views: 110
Canada

Re: Kubota BX23S

I can’t comment on the Kubota, but I have a small Massey acreage tractor, 22.5HP. I bought it used and had a good deal on it, but I find it too small. It’s mostly used in the winter to clear the driveway and the odd jobs in the summer. It has Ag tires and I bought chains for the winter. It get stuck...
by helicopilot
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Preparedness
Topic: What has this Pandemic taught you?
Replies: 44
Views: 1286
Canada

Re: What has this Pandemic taught you?

Now its no big secret that cloth or homemade masks don't provide much protection but for anyone who has a modest supply of disposable masks (surgical or N95) then I think the idea of a cloth or homemade mask that covers the Disposable mask is the way to go. This would allow you to blend in with the...
by helicopilot
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Alberta
Topic: On Sale This Week
Replies: 169
Views: 27018
Canada

Re: On Sale This Week

Home Hardware has a sale this week on canning jars at 35% off, bringing their usually overpriced cost to under $8. That’s the cheapest I’ve seen this year. Anticipating that all the folks who tried their hands at gardening this year may also try canning this fall, it may be worth stocking up now if ...
by helicopilot
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: What Did You Prep This Week
Replies: 1297
Views: 108060
Canada

Re: What Did You Prep This Week

peppercorn wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:18 am
5 8kg bags, 88 pounds of rice. 135 000 calories of the stuff.
I hope you also have some seasoning or fixing of sort, because that seems like food boredom about to happen!

Was there a good deal somewhere?
by helicopilot
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: No shortages?
Replies: 76
Views: 1546
Canada

Re: No shortages?

Add to the list: kids clothes! Watched the kid getting out of bed this morning and though “I’m pretty sure those PJs weren’t as tight on you last night...” Mrs HP acknowledged that the kids clothes we bought earlier this spring shrunk (or the kid grew up again???). Realizing that The Children’s Plac...
by helicopilot
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Food Storage
Topic: Above ground “root cellar “
Replies: 11
Views: 204
Canada

Re: Above ground “root cellar “

peppercorn wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:26 am

No, not being buried, placed below ground into a below grade cement room (small)6 feet deep 8 feet long 3 or4 feet wide. Was built for another purpose but now will be for food storage.
Uh... creepy? Lol
by helicopilot
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Gardening and agriculture
Topic: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 1342
Canada

Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

All my garden is in, including a second garden. We inherited an already large garden, fenced in, from the previous owners; I’ve posted pictures before. Last year, I’ve started a second “food forest” at the other end of the property. The reason being that I ran out of room in the main garden and I wa...
by helicopilot
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: No shortages?
Replies: 76
Views: 1546
Canada

Re: No shortages?

Was at Costco this evening. Even though they offered free masks at the entrance, only about half the people wore masks, including those who had brought their own. Sigh Fresh fruits and produces were noticeably absent, even compared to my last grocery run there a little less than 2 weeks ago. Actuall...

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