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Georgia / SEPN Georgia Region 6 Meeting For July 2024
« Last post by VoodooMD on July 12, 2024, 08:44:31 PM »
                                   Hello to all SEPN Georgia Members and Georgia Region 6 Members!

 I hope that all are doing well and getting “on the ball” with preparing as much as you can for the rest of the summer season ahead.  Please remember to stay well-hydrated, take multiple breaks when working outside, and please be safe!

The Region 6 June meeting on the topic of Solar Power Chargers and Solar Operating Devices for Use in Grid-Down Situations proved to be another extremely successful “knock out of the ball-park” meeting!

 The “show and tell” portion of this presentation without a doubt made this an excellent learning opportunity, which included various solar chargers and devices brought to the meeting by several members!  I can’t thank you all enough!

 As I have mentioned in past postings, we are so very blessed to have such great members and participants here in Georgia Region 6! We have so many folks who are a wealth of knowledge and “true experts” on such a wide variety of preparedness topics --BAR NONE!

 We all have been truly blessed to have such a wonderful place to hold our monthly meetings!  Uncle Sam’s Surplus staff have been very supportive of our SEPN Georgia Region 6 meetings.  They have always gone above and beyond with providing us with equipment or class presentation items from their stock for our use!  They are without a doubt # 1 in customer service!!!  Much thanks go out again to Alex, Shelby, Nick, and all of the USS crew for their continued support of our monthly meetings there! ----YOU ALL ROCK!!!
 
 My wife and I would like to take the time to personally thank you all who have come and supported us with your attendance and GREAT participation in past monthly meetings.  We both are exited and always look forward to meeting, learning, and participating with you all for the remainder of 2024 and beyond!  We both feel GREATLY BLESSED to know each and every one of you, and truly appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge, experiences, and advice!  As we have stated in past meetings and monthly postings, it’s YOU ALL who make the meetings what they are!  GREAT JOB!

 Based on the rapidly-changing social/political/environmental situations here and the world as a whole, I thought it would be wise to re-visit the subject of Individual FAKs (First Aid Kits) and Family/Large group FAKs for the next Region 6 meeting on July 27th.  This presentation, led by one of our medical professional members here in Region 6, will cover the “must-haves” as far as medical supplies go and will show you how to properly provide first aid care if/when 911 medical services are not available when needed for you and your family! 

 We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to bring your IFAKs and Family FAKs to be assessed for any possible “holes” that you may have in your first aid preps! There will also be the opportunity to see firsthand and have “HANDS ON” correct tourniquet application and use, plus basic wound-packing techniques!

 Take care all, God Bless, and PLEASE KEEP ON PREPPING!!!

  Rhett/Voodoo MD


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Next SEPN Georgia Region 6 Meet

Topic:      Think Grid Down – Control the Bleed
When:      July 27, 2024
Time:      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: Uncle Sam’s Surplus
                6230 Hawkinsville Road
                Macon, GA 31216

Website:   www.unclesamssurplus.com



Various types of setups and recommendations for IFAKs and Family/Group FAKs for GRID DOWN situations will be presented.

             **Please feel free to bring your IFAK and/or Family/Large Group FAK to this presentation as well!!!**



As always, SEPN Georgia Region 6 monthly meets are open to everyone from all SEPN Georgia Regions and to any folks who are interested in becoming more prepared.  Please feel free to bring family and friends!  We hope to see you there!
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Introduce Yourself / Re: New From Western NC
« Last post by 8greenbeans on July 11, 2024, 01:07:44 PM »
Welcome to the forums
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Gardening/Farming / Remembering to "Eat as you go".
« Last post by Abigayle on July 10, 2024, 03:08:54 PM »
I don't know about you, but sometimes, after putting food in jars freezer, dehydrator....I am too tired to eat all the good fresh stuff.
Since I have enough pickles and no room for frozen cucumber salads, I had to try something new.  Today, I used onion garlic, two Jade cucumbers over a foot long, avocado and sour cream, to make a cucumber soup.  The recipes are on line and everything has additions and subtractions.  I used some vegetable broth in mine.  The recipe turned out really well, with some spices.  I used the blender and cooking it up long enough to soften it.  We enjoyed it warm.  I  have left over in the fridge to try cold.
Next, I may shred a bunch of zucchini, put it in pint canning jars and covering it with a little pineapple juice.  I store it in the freezer in a little over two cups per bag, but at the rate it grew, well, man can not live on bread alone...
I will also make up eggplant casseroles, with cheese and tomato sauce and freeze them.
Gardens are expensive.  Seeds and dirt are expensive.  Best to use all we can!  Our chickens are also eating well! Hope you all can find a new way to use a crop that does really well for you this year. 
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Food and Water / Re: Portable Water Filter Deal
« Last post by RWS on July 09, 2024, 06:13:07 AM »
Yes, for traveling they will work fine.  I have a filter pump in my get home bag in the truck with me and a couple 32 oz nalgene bottles.  Most of the time we ave a cooler in the back of the truck.  That cooler will probably go by the wayside now that we have potable water at the BOL. 
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Food and Water / Re: Portable Water Filter Deal
« Last post by Surveyor1 on July 08, 2024, 09:41:34 PM »
We are now drinking our spring water at the BOL.  I got a good water quality report from UGA extension less bacteria.  For bacteria I made my own chlorine and treated the cistern and pickled the piping a couple months ago.  Now we are drinking it and a week has gon by and we can not tell any difference from our home well water.  Of course  I have a big berky and extra filters so if the spring goes dry I can use pond water until it is all gone.  Planning a drilled well in the future.

That’s great news RWS but these are really for if you are “in between” your good water supplies.  These are emergency filters.  For example if you were traveling between your two pieces of land and if something happened and it was going to take a couple of days to get to one of your spots, this insures that you can source water from “questionable” supplies without having to worry about contaminates.  These are not a long term solution but simply a stop gap so to speak in order to survive to get to a trusted source.  Hey for about $20.00 for a 4 pack that treats over 5000 gallons it’s a very cheap insurance policy for “just in case”. 
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Food and Water / Re: Portable Water Filter Deal
« Last post by RWS on July 08, 2024, 04:40:38 PM »
We are now drinking our spring water at the BOL.  I got a good water quality report from UGA extension less bacteria.  For bacteria I made my own chlorine and treated the cistern and pickled the piping a couple months ago.  Now we are drinking it and a week has gon by and we can not tell any difference from our home well water.  Of course  I have a big berky and extra filters so if the spring goes dry I can use pond water until it is all gone.  Planning a drilled well in the future.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: New From Western NC
« Last post by joebob on July 08, 2024, 04:24:19 PM »
Welcome
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Region 2 / Re: New to Region 2
« Last post by RWS on July 08, 2024, 01:33:57 PM »
We finally got some gravel on our parking spot for the camper.  Now we won't have track mud in.  Actually what I got is crush & run.  You can see in the picture the electrical, water & sewer hookups.  The electrical box has 2 sets of wires.  A 30 Amp circuit and a 20 Amp circuit.  There is room for a tent behind the camper.
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Gardening/Farming / Re: Pulling rhubarb- last post in Gardening....promise..
« Last post by RWS on July 08, 2024, 01:20:29 PM »
Years ago we had a bumper crop of plumbs.  We made juice and froze it in gallon milk jugs.  We made jelly out of the juice for many years after.
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