Bread and flour pt1

Time to make some bread for the week. Doing it this way is cheaper, the bread is better for you, and it also allows me to have flour available in a SHTF situation. If you do it right, there is no downside to being a prepper. People will look at you weird from time to time but then you just wave your checkbook under their nose and laugh because while they wasted their money and went into debt on consumer goods and unnecessary garbage, you’re financially stable, less stressed out and you’re also ready for hard times that would put most people out on the street.

14 Comments on "Bread and flour pt1"

  1. vention4wh | July 19, 2010 at 1:23 am |

    On inverters, I’m sure you could look into it. Just google the word Inverter and you’ll find a good selection. In a power failure you can plug them in the cigarette lighter socket of your car and lead an extension cord into the house. Then you can keep cell phones charged and use a few small appliances. Of course it would help if you made arrangements so no one could steal your car if you run it to keep the battery charged.

  2. vention4wh | July 19, 2010 at 2:14 am |

    It can’t run a refrigerator even for a second. Those things take some serious power when they run and even more when they start up. In a power failure I’d be in the same boat as everyone else. I’d have to cook it all before it goes bad. That’s why I don’t keep a heck of a lot of food in the freezer.

  3. looseal22 | July 19, 2010 at 2:23 am |

    Vention…you are chatting with a 57 yr old lady who hasn’t a clue what an inverter is, what watt ratings are, the difference between a deep cycle battery and one that is not.

    Suggestion: perfect your contraption and start selling the kits on line.

    How long can that contraption run a refrigerator, if it even can, during a black out?

  4. vention4wh | July 19, 2010 at 2:30 am |

    You’re right about being ready to move to “no power” options to get things done, and I do. I got a good amount of hand tools along with all the power tools. That electric grinder would only be used in the morning when I could count on good sun to charge the batteries. Otherwise I’d use the Country Living Grain mill. I also have bicycles and a 60mph/80mpg scooter to get around with if gas gets expensive.

  5. vention4wh | July 19, 2010 at 2:38 am |

    That’s a Kirby vacuum cleaner. It has all kinds of attachments and it’s made in America. It’s not cheap though. I drove a hard bargain when I bought it last year and temporarily accessed my emergency money so I could have the added bargaining power that only cash can provide. They let me have it at a good price on the condition that I don’t tell anyone how much I paid.

  6. vention4wh | July 19, 2010 at 3:14 am |

    You can start yourself on the way to a backup power system really cheap. They have inverters that you can hook up to your car battery and you can get them in various watt ratings. Then once you have that, the next month you could pickup a deep cycle battery. The next month you could get a smart charger for the battery. Then later you could add a second battery or a solar panel. This project doesn’t have to be a budget breaker.

  7. omegahpla | July 19, 2010 at 3:31 am |

    great stuff, need to toss an insulated cooler over that grinder lol

  8. vention4wh | July 19, 2010 at 4:13 am |

    I made it a couple years back but we haven’t hat ONE power outage since then! The only times I’ve really used it were on camping trips last year.

  9. GulfCoastJaguarundi | July 19, 2010 at 4:13 am |

    Wheat grounder is still loud even with the box …LOL

  10. looseal22 | July 19, 2010 at 4:56 am |

    Dumping wheat into smaller buckets is a good idea. If some rodent got into it a smaller quantity would be adversely affected.

    Wish I had that power supply set up. In my area we have many blackouts post storms. It sure would come in handy.

  11. mymoonman | July 19, 2010 at 5:22 am |

    I’ve noticed that you use a lot of things that are electric, have you ever thought of using things that don’t need some sort of power supply? That way you could save the power for something else, like the wheat you could do it by hand, at least that’s what I would do. Anyway, what kind of vacuum is that? I like it.

  12. vention4wh | July 19, 2010 at 5:49 am |

    Thanks! I enjoyed building it.
    I buy my wheat from a place called the survival center, down in Yelm washington. It’s a long drive but it’s worth it. I can load up and pay no shipping other than the diesel it takes to get my truck there and back.
    The buckets are sealed and have oxygen absorbers. The absorbers pull out the oxygen and that causes the buckets to collapse until the wheat inside no longer allows the sides to cave in anymore. They don’t even use mylar, just a rubber seal.

  13. Zarthalad | July 19, 2010 at 6:29 am |

    That’s great! I love your portable power setup awesome job. How do you store your wheat?

  14. ..sorry vent..i also had the same problem w/ those ‘bread’ makers…15 years ago…they we a ‘pain’

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