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    Default 2012 Self-Sufficiency Challenge

    What did you do today to ensure that you will survive the zombie-pocalypse?

    I didn't get much done in the "self-sufficiency" field today. I did eat from my stockpile and collect eggs from the hens, but that was about it.

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    Does it count that I ate leftovers?

    I also crocheted, so I guess I could crochet a zombie defense kit or something.

    Oh, and I used hand tools too, so I could probably saw a zombie into submission.

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    Yup, leftovers count. Never know how long you'd have to hole up and wait for the hordes to pass.

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    So far, today, I managed to splice and repair a frayed lamp cord without: a) electrocuting myself, or b) setting the house on fire. Go, me!

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    My mom got my boyfriend the Zombie survival guide for Christmas lol!

    I made home-made muffins with freshly milled flour. I am getting ready to hang up a load of laundry washed with homemade laundry soap. I guess that is as close to self-sufficient as I will get today.

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    Making laundry detergent as we speak. Taking a break from grating Fels Naptha soap. My neck can only take short grating periods, then it yells really loud to stop for a bit.
    Laundry is on the basement line.
    Making double batch of HM spaghetti sauce and meatballs today. Supper tonight and freeze the rest for Sunday dinner after Rio's (grandson #2's Baptism).
    Doing any and everything I can to conserve, reuse, revamp and make do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean View Post
    Making laundry detergent as we speak. Taking a break from grating Fels Naptha soap. My neck can only take short grating periods, then it yells really loud to stop for a bit.
    Instead of grating by hand, couldn't you throw the soap in cut up pieces into a food processor or blender?

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    I am taking down my Xmas tree and putting away my ornaments. In case of zombies I could hurl glass ornaments at them.

    I could also hurl obscenities at them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gottadance View Post
    Instead of grating by hand, couldn't you throw the soap in cut up pieces into a food processor or blender?
    I don't have a food processor and I don't think I'd want to attempt using my blender for that purpose. But thank you for the suggestion. Usually I can talk Dh into doing it, but today he is working and I'm bull headed and wanted it done NOW! So I will be the one to suffer.

    It's finished and bottled now, so I can stop complaining and re-coop from my pain.

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    I talked to someone last week who uses a meat grinder to grind up the soap for her detergent. That's a new one on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean View Post
    Making laundry detergent as we speak. Taking a break from grating Fels Naptha soap. My neck can only take short grating periods, then it yells really loud to stop for a bit.
    Laundry is on the basement line.
    Making double batch of HM spaghetti sauce and meatballs today. Supper tonight and freeze the rest for Sunday dinner after Rio's (grandson #2's Baptism).
    Doing any and everything I can to conserve, reuse, revamp and make do.
    If you microwave the FN, it will be a lot easier to grate.

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    I read some of the posts for the 2011 challenge (which hasn't had a post since Aug I have never heard of a pullman pan so I looked it up and ordered one. Even if the zombies don't come it will come in very handy
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    I think checking out the old posts from 2010 counts as something, as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leighcat View Post
    If you microwave the FN, it will be a lot easier to grate.
    how long do you microwave it? I hate grating FN

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    Today I'll be eating leftovers and sewing something.

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