Feb 16

Climate Change Increasing Storms in Connecticut?

Governor Malloy says climate change is responsible for the increase in winter storms dumping massive amounts of snow on the state.  More than 40 inches in one month was enough to cause power outages, property damages, and road closings.  For the people in the state who are not prepared, this situation can be nearly unbearable or deadly.

If in fact that climate change is what brought these changes in weather patterns, or if it is just a random year, it is still important to prepare and be ready to survive weather incidents that keep you trapped in your home for days or weeks.

If you used part of your preps during this winter season, be sure to replace them as soon as possible!

Josh

The Daily Prepper News

References:

New Haven Independent.” New Haven Independent. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2013.

Feb 06

Water Well? Read This.

Many people living in rural areas of Connecticut have water wells.  It is important to know when there is flooding or hurricanes city water supplies are not the only water resource effected.  If you have a well, you will need to have your well tested to be sure it has not also been contaminated.  Before using any water from a well which might be contaminated you need to take the appropriate measures since floods and hurricanes bring sources of contamination not found in nature or in quantities greater than nature.

For more information, check out the Connecticut Department of Health documents.

 

Josh

The Daily Prepper News

May 08

What Caliber do you need to defend yourself?

by jtcomega

If law abiding citizens don’t arm themselves with the tools and knowledge to defend themselves, their families, and their friends, they leave themselves vulnerable to those who are armed and will gladly do them harm.

There is much discussion lately about what gun to buy for self-defense. Most people want “one stop shot” capability, but often don’t know what it takes to accomplish that feat. Those of us who are trained well can comfortably make a “one shot stop” with a .22 caliber bullet. Of course this is without the surge of adrenaline and the chaos involved in any situation that would require us to use a firearm in self-defense . Others insist that they must have a .45 ACP. To fully understand the implications of each round and figure out which one suits your needs best, you have to have a basic understanding of the rounds themselves.

There is a modest selection of calibers to choose from when looking at a self-defense handgun. You can start as small as the .22 and go as high as the .50. For the purposes of this discussion we will stick with the calibers between .22 and .45 as the handguns chambered for these rounds can be reasonably concealed. I will be addressing only the most popular calibers for those of you who know there are a few missing from the following very basic descriptions. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

The easiest dehydrating techniques

by kappydell

If you are just starting with dehydrating it can be daunting. Finding out that most fresh foods still needed to be treated and blanched before drying makes dehydration sound almost as complicated as freezing. I was looking for easy dehydration when I got started. After some early successes, I gained enough confidence to move into processing fresh foods requiring more handling. Here are some exquisitely simple dehydration recipes for beginners.

You can dehydrate all your frozen fruits and vegetables from the grocery store, saving room in your freezer. They have already been prepped. Just open the bag and throw them on the tray frozen. This includes thick French fries and hash browns.
This was great news to me. I always keep an eye out for good sales on frozen produce.
I’m particularly fond of mixed vegetable blends for soups and casseroles. Fruits should be dried separately, and then combined if you want a fruit blend.
Dry pre-frozen fruit and vegetables at 120 degrees F, 8-10 hours for frozen vegetables, 12-15 hours for potatoes, and 12-15 hours for sliced fruits. You want crispy-dry.

Fruit Leathers can be made from canned or frozen fruits.
But sugar crystallizes in fruit leathers during long storage, so eat sugar sweetened leathers within about 1 month. Unsweetened fruits, or those sweetened with honey will Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Prepper meetup groups in Connecticut

 

Map of all American Preppers Network and Partner meetup groups.

Scroll past the map for a listing.


View American Preppers Network Meetups in a larger map
New Haven
http://www.meetup.com/NewHavenPreppers/

Feb 16

Great Things are stirring! Connecticut Preppers Network is Growing!!

Hello Fellow Nutmeggers!!!  I have to Appologize for the Lack of Posting here..  I am not a Good Blogger..

I do Post on the APN forums and on the CT forum.. 

Great Things are stirring on the forums , we are growing in Numbers and people are seriously seeking to learn and grow..  I’m here to tell you about some Plant ID hikes I have Planned starting in Late March.. Please Go to the CT forum and read about this in the meet-ups area.. 

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Nov 25

Our recent Trials

So what did you all do when the storms hit and your power failed.. Were you prepared?

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Jun 20

coming up APN Tristate Campout and meet up

Nickerson Park Family Campground
the 24th thru the 26th on june.. come join the fun.. $6 a night per camper..from friday to sunday at 10 am..
Going to be a Load of fun!!

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May 26

Low-tech Magazine: Pedal powered farms and factories: the forgotten future of the stationary bicycle

Low-tech Magazine: Pedal powered farms and factories: the forgotten future of the stationary bicycle

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May 22

Finding Edible Wild Fruits in the Country

Finding Edible Wild Fruits in the Country

It is almost that time again..This year I am going to concentrate on foraging for fruits!

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