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Old 04-23-2012, 04:05 PM   #31
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Yes, Dream Whip is just like whipped cream except it's made from a powder mix.

Do a search on Amazon. There are other similar products listed. Most less expensive than Dream Whip.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:00 PM   #32
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Comes in the vanilla as well as the chocolate.
I keep a few at both camps for whenever the need be. It frees up some of the freezer space.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #33
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Now if you look at the conventional wisdom out on the internet, you’ll find guidelines such as the following:
• A normally active person needs to drink at least a half gallon of water every day. Hot environments can double that, and children, nursing mothers and ill people will need even more.
• Additional water should be stored for use in food preparation and hygiene.
• Store at least one gallon of water per person, per day. You should have at least a two week supply of water for each member of your household.
This is all well and good for the most basic needs, but I recently contacted a very knowledgeable ecologist and cultural anthropologist about her opinion of these recommendations, and she recommended much more. Back in the times when people hauled water from lakes and wells, she told me, a normal household used over 2 gallons of water per person for cooking, cleaning and drinking. Nowadays, people are so accustomed to having plenty of fresh water around that it’s used at a much higher rate. (Don’t forget that people only bathed once a week in olden times!)
So my latest philosophy is that it is better to plan on…
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:51 AM   #34
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We have 90 gallons of water for each of us , working on 100 . Water is life !
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:18 PM   #35
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Way to go doozer!
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:10 PM   #37
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Thank you .
In the case of an apocalyptic catastrophe, will you be taking in boarders??? How do I get to your house???
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:50 PM   #38
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Don't forget you have 30 to 50 gallons of fresh water in your hot water heater. My sister isn't a stock-up type of person but they have a few guns and a Geo-Thermal HVAC system which pumps the heat out in summer[after heating 2 x 50 gallon Hot Water Heaters] and pulls heat out of the earth with loops of Anti-Freeze filled pipe buried below the frost line. Our electrical grid is antique and overloaded, With their wood stove and generator along with being on well water they would be fine for quite some time.
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Just a month ago we warned that food inflation was on its way. Today we got the first confirmation that problems are on their way. While headline data washes away the nuance of what eating, sleeping, energy-using human-beings are paying month-in and month-out, the fact, as WSJ reports, that beef prices surged by almost 5% in February - the biggest change since Nov 2003 - means pinching consumers and companies pocketbooks that are still grappling with a sluggish economic recovery. "Things are definitely more expensive," exclaimed on mother of three, "I can't believe how much milk is. Chicken is crazy right now, and beef - I paid $5 a pound for beef!" Just don't tell the...
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Beef prices will likely be one of fastest-growing categories of food prices, economists predict. Already, thanks in part to cattle herds that are near 63-year lows and a recent drought in Texas, retail beef prices are near record highs (ground beef prices climbed 5% over 2013) and economists predict they will rise into 2015 or 2016. Kevin Good, a senior analyst at cattle research firm CattleFax, says that steak prices might climb 5-10% and ground beef prices 10-15% this year.

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Roughly 90% of the lettuce grown in the U.S. comes from California and Arizona, says Milt McGiffen, a professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California-Riverside. This year, the lettuce crop was impacted by wild weather swings in areas of southern California and northeast Arizona, including several days of...
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