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Ordered Emergency Supplies. And, My Juicer Arrives Today!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

After a few weeks of researching products and making sure I got the best quality at the lowest prices, I placed the order last night for emergency supplies. After the huge power outage a few weeks ago, I realized that although my preparation for these situations is good, there is still a lot to go. I ordered a small generator, lantern, mini-stove, emergency kit for vehicle, crank radio for vehicle and another one as a back-up at home. It was a big order, but an investment in safety. I also started building a cash reserve at home, which I'd never paid much attention to.

My new juicer is a day early in its scheduled arrival (at my doorstep today) and I'll do something uncharacteristic for me - read the manual! (smiling) I also bought a juicing book. I have no idea what I'm doing, so this is going to be an adventure. Curious about what to do with the pulp. I've started researching it, but so far, not much info. I'm sure the book will cover that also.

Wishing all a fun day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/6/2011 6:56PM

    just curious....which juicer did you decide to buy? Of course the one I want is almost $1,000. Given that I've never juiced before and may not like it either, it would make since for me to get something cheaper....ya think?????

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GRACEISENUF 9/25/2011 7:25PM

    Forgot to mention there are juicing teams here on SP too! I belong to one.

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GRACEISENUF 9/25/2011 7:22PM

    We use the pulp in our garden for composting. We juice EVERY day. Check out my latest blog on juicing.


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FLORIDASUN 9/25/2011 7:18PM

    I love your emergency cookie you are! I actually bought a book about being totally self sustaining off the grid. Have I read it yet...Heck no...but it's there and on my 'to read' list...I think I'd better get to it quickly! I have NO faith in the government, or for that matter the society of today. I like the wind up radio idea and we already have a generator living in FL. Of course to run that you have to have you want a bunch of gas cans lying around that isn't the most reliable item...I wonder if they have solar generators....hey that would be a great item to invent wouldn't it? emoticon

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ABB698 9/20/2011 11:50PM

    Good for you for getting your emergency kit ready. That was a big wake up in lots of ways. Hopefully we don't have to endure that, or worse, again in the future. Have fun with your juicer!

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SKYEFYR 9/20/2011 1:24PM

  Most books don't offer much help other than "tossing" the pulp. If you compost it's a great use for it, but otherwise.... (It gets stinky fast if you try and put it in a sealed bag to get to a friend and don't see that friend quickly!)

Just be careful with lots of straight beet juice. Too much and it freezes your voice muscles for a little bit. It doesn't hurt, but it's a little scary if you're not expecting it. (Although hubby thought it was quite entertaining once we read that it was "temporary".) Some books warn about it, but some don't. Oh, and if you become addicted to carrot juice and drink enough of it, you get an orange tinge to your skin. (No, I don't have pictures!)


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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/20/2011 1:15PM

    I think the pulp makes great compost if you don't have any other use for it. Your experience has really gotten me thinking about what kind of emergency supplies I need too.

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NATPLUMMER 9/20/2011 11:25AM

    Good for you for being prepared. I should do that myself.
Yay for the new juicer!! Have fun with it.

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JESS0107 9/20/2011 11:20AM

    I am glad that you were able to get the supplies that you needed. Have fun with your juicer today!!!

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BLUEKITTY2011 9/20/2011 10:40AM

    Interesting----about the juicer, I've had two kinds; one the pulp was very very wet. I didn't like this because I wanted the juice, what's a juicer for? The other one produced pulp that was extremely dry and we just threw it away. I've never found one like that one before, and if I do, I'm going to get it! I, too, have started to build up a cash reserve for home. I have to laugh--here in western Montana there are people who are preparing for armaggedon, it seems, and I won't go THAT far, although sometimes I wish I was 'off the grid'!

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