The Value of Backyard Protein

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I’ve often been asked what price I’d charge for the rabbits, quail, ducks, or chickens I raised in my backyard. I’ve done some rough estimations on what I have invested in each animal, but the number of variables staggers me.
Do I include electricity used to pump the water […]

Getting Started with HAM Radio

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Last week, I pondered, to HAM or not to HAM. Here is my answer.
I am writing this as a complete newbie. I do NOT have my license at the time I am writing this, however, I am planning on taking my test in less than two weeks. All […]

Prepping vs Prices

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Today’s article is brought to you by Stacey’s Tasties. They offer a long lists of canned jams and jellies, including my personal candied jalapeno recipe. She sells out quickly, but is always making more….drop her a line to see what she has in stock…and tell her Florida Hillbilly sent ya! […]

Veteran’s Day 2013

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Here is my post on Facebook this morning,

In typical military fashion, most of the country has off in celebration of Veterans day…while I, as a veteran, head off to work to do what needs to be done.
Go buy a Vet a cup of coffee in thanks for defending your freedom […]

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Pumpkin Waste

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Today’s article was brought to you by the generous folks over at Hides.com. Go check out their great line of “Multifunction Eyewear Necessities”, and tell them FloridaHillbilly sent you!
Today is the 6th day of November. Over the past few days, I’ve been seeing something that really bothers me. Most of you […]

Followup: Green Earth Survival School at the Oxbow Eco Center

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Last Saturday, I represented Green Earth Survival School at the Oxbow Eco-Center, for the center’s monthly “Brown Bag” lecture, this one entitled, “The Seven Rules for Survival”. I was caught off guard when the Eco-Center’s Amanda Thompson, (yes, the very same Amanda I’ve […]

To HAM or not to HAM?

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Today’s article is brought to you by Stacey’s Tasties. They offer a long lists of canned jams and jellies, including my personal candied jalapeno recipe. She sells out quickly, but is always making more….drop her a line to see what she has in stock…and tell her Florida […]