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Woody

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I guess this would be the best thread for this tip. I did not try this myself as I have no need to purchase coffee 'to-go'. I can make it here and take it with me! Video shows a man pouring coffee from three different 'sizes' of Starbucks cups into one another. Each one appears to hold the exact same amount of coffee!

 

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I guess this would be the best thread for this tip. I did not try this myself as I have no need to purchase coffee 'to-go'. I can make it here and take it with me! Video shows a man pouring coffee from three different 'sizes' of Starbucks cups into one another. Each one appears to hold the exact same amount of coffee!

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Hi Dez!!!
Just one more reason why I don't buy coffee from places like Starbucks... :confused:

I kinda phased outta drinking coffee a few years ago, but if I were to suddenly crave a cup, I'd buy the best I could find and brew it right here at home. That would SURELY save money, compared to the price of fuel & Starbucks coffee... :oops:
 

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Cooking for one isn’t that hard. Cooking for one and having a varied diet is very difficult. I make great chili but after 3 days I’m sick of eating chili.

A few years ago I bought a “Fry Daddy”, smallest one. It made a varied diet much easier. In 30 minutes I can fry a batch of catfish, shimp, chicken or porkchops etc.

Problem, I can’t really get a fry daddy clean. I can’t submerge it in water. The inside is a nonstick surface. Oil adheres to the outer surface as if it were a black hole in space. They get nasty and after a few months they heat oil to 400 degrees instead of 350. It was time for a new one, prices have gone up. $50 for a fry daddy and I have to order it.

I decided to give my camp oven a try. My stove is gas so it fits nicely on the grate. The short legs aren’t an issue. And it only holds just a little more oil than the fry daddy. Even better I have a fryer basket that fits the in camp oven perfectly.

I fried chicken wings twice last week. It worked better than the fry daddy. I was able to control the oil temp my first try. The gas stove gives instant adjustment of the heat. The cast iron holds heat really well.

So last week I saved $50 on a fry daddy I don’t need. As usual, cast iron is my friend!

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Hi Dez!!!
Nice camp oven, Peanut... I love those things, they're great in the field. Food just seems to taste better out of one of those, lol. Of course, in the field the old adage rings especially true: "Hunger is the best sauce!" ;)

I don't camp as often as I used to back in the day, probably because I have the cats to think about here at home... but many a night in years past, I enjoyed good meals round a campfire, usually with friends or climbing partners. :)

One of those camp ovens or Dutch ovens makes life easier in the field, that's for sure... a nice large skillet is also a plus. With those two items, you can make anything, lol. After a day of climbing or dirt bike riding, a good meal is appreciated! :p

Edit: Oh, yeah, today I saved money by hanging out at the ol' hacienda... sadly, that has become the go-to way to save money in this Brave New Fraudulent Third World. I really need to get the thumper out & go for a ride in the mountains. :rolleyes:
 

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I checked laundry detergent prices at Dollar General. Came home and ordered off Amazon much cheaper. Limit of 3 per account. If you watch they will have the bonus size like 25% more. I order pods. I have decided that is much cheaper for me. Liquid I add too much. I do have 2 large bucket of homemade detergent. I rotate.
 

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Oh Pearl that's just funny and sad at the same time. There's an off brand station across from where I work. Been watching that price board go up and up. Sunday I just about drove off the road when I saw it had gone up the third time during the week. Up to $4.85 cash/$4.91 for credit.
 

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I brought 5lts FenBen medicine for the best price on-line and a dog jumpsuit/cost for the Landshark and paid rent.

If I want to buy baby chicks I need to buy bulbs for the heat lamp. Heck I don't even know if they have baby chicks available still.
I REALLY don't want to go shopping today but I'm out of the liquid breakfast shakes that I mix the FenBen into and I'm almost out of MCT oil so there's that.
I don't want to get out of these warm PJ's and dressing gown and uggs to put on town clothes...

Blarh.....and if I shop on-line I know that they are going to decide the amounts of things I order are going to be too many and instead of giving me 4 packs of liquid breakfast that I NEED they'll give me two.....

IT's to darn cold and these stupid temp spikes are making my life hell!

I need a nap.
 

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This may sound weird... But today on senior discount day at our local thrift store... We bought a case of 11x12" wax paper, flat deli wrapping papers.. Each sheet will get cut in half or quarters to wrap or separate homemade and home canned sausage links, patties, burger patties and homemade bacon.. We make these products out of a number of domestic and wild game meats.. The case of papers will last a long time, but we do use a lot...
 

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Bills are paid.
Some left in checking.
Same for savings.
Even some in emergency funds.
Bought few things at Aldi's, mainly yogurt.
Too hot to eat.
Got prepaid phone card for IPhone 11.
Paid $4.59 to fill up gas tank.
Took $31 to fill up my Fiat.
Hi Mo, always glad to see you catching up!!
 

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Tomorrow's pension day and I have a game plan in place.

If it makes sense I'm spending my money on tangables in order to save it!
When "they" do a bank bail-in when it goes pear shaped I want as little money in my bank as possible.
So, as soon as the pension hits the bank out it goes.
It's also a form of saving because of inflation.

Yes this pension is all about energy.
1 cubic ton of firewood. The guy deals in cash only so I had better withdraw it from the bank early before I forget and think I have more money in my account than I do and go silly.

9 ltr propane tank to be filled. I have it sitting on the passenger side seat, strapped in with the safety belt. I laughed when I realized I have the equivalent of a 9 ltr bomb riding shotgun..not to mention the gerry cans of fuel. If I have an accident I'm going out with a BANG!

Grain free Dog food is an issue and will always be an issue.
22kgs of dry grain free dog food for $118.98 and that's the cheapest.
Don't ask me how it happened but she seems to have picked up either ringworm or mange on her back end.
It spread quickly and I need to get medicated shampoo for it stat.
I know! I know..it just never ends...one thing after another.
God wants me to keep her so she's staying but goodness she's a penance and a trial and an exercise in patience and restraint.


Costing out the trip to the hardware store, using their on-line store as a reference, is going to cost me
$126.00 for-
a mattock, 1 50ltr water proof tote, 3 18ltr waterproof totes and a can of expandable gap filling foam.
The gap filling foam is for the honking great hole the rats chewed in my skirting board to get inside.
It's behind the couch and it must have happened during the three weeks I was away getting my radiation.

I have gerry cans to fill with fuel and 70 ltrs of petrol is going to cost me $144.20
Petrol is $2.09 per ltr here.

I need two bottles of mega dose Milk Thistle tablets to protect my liver.
That's $40 for the pair and they are on sale.

Then after all that I get to buy groceries with whatever is left which if my dodgy math is correct is approx $150 and pocket change.
 

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Tomorrow's pension day and I have a game plan in place.

If it makes sense I'm spending my money on tangables in order to save it!
When "they" do a bank bail-in when it goes pear shaped I want as little money in my bank as possible.
So, as soon as the pension hits the bank out it goes.
It's also a form of saving because of inflation.

Yes this pension is all about energy.
1 cubic ton of firewood. The guy deals in cash only so I had better withdraw it from the bank early before I forget and think I have more money in my account than I do and go silly.

9 ltr propane tank to be filled. I have it sitting on the passenger side seat, strapped in with the safety belt. I laughed when I realized I have the equivalent of a 9 ltr bomb riding shotgun..not to mention the gerry cans of fuel. If I have an accident I'm going out with a BANG!

Grain free Dog food is an issue and will always be an issue.
22kgs of dry grain free dog food for $118.98 and that's the cheapest.
Don't ask me how it happened but she seems to have picked up either ringworm or mange on her back end.
It spread quickly and I need to get medicated shampoo for it stat.
I know! I know..it just never ends...one thing after another.
God wants me to keep her so she's staying but goodness she's a penance and a trial and an exercise in patience and restraint.


Costing out the trip to the hardware store, using their on-line store as a reference, is going to cost me
$126.00 for-
a mattock, 1 50ltr water proof tote, 3 18ltr waterproof totes and a can of expandable gap filling foam.
The gap filling foam is for the honking great hole the rats chewed in my skirting board to get inside.
It's behind the couch and it must have happened during the three weeks I was away getting my radiation.

I have gerry cans to fill with fuel and 70 ltrs of petrol is going to cost me $144.20
Petrol is $2.09 per ltr here.

I need two bottles of mega dose Milk Thistle tablets to protect my liver.
That's $40 for the pair and they are on sale.

Then after all that I get to buy groceries with whatever is left which if my dodgy math is correct is approx $150 and pocket change.
I always have "a game plan", surprises do come up, but at least money is spent on things it needs to be spent on!! Tankgirl, it was amazing that lady took the Landshark in when you were away! She is in your life for a reason!!
 

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Tomorrow's pension day and I have a game plan in place.

If it makes sense I'm spending my money on tangables in order to save it!
When "they" do a bank bail-in when it goes pear shaped I want as little money in my bank as possible.
So, as soon as the pension hits the bank out it goes.
It's also a form of saving because of inflation.

Yes this pension is all about energy.
1 cubic ton of firewood. The guy deals in cash only so I had better withdraw it from the bank early before I forget and think I have more money in my account than I do and go silly.

9 ltr propane tank to be filled. I have it sitting on the passenger side seat, strapped in with the safety belt. I laughed when I realized I have the equivalent of a 9 ltr bomb riding shotgun..not to mention the gerry cans of fuel. If I have an accident I'm going out with a BANG!

Grain free Dog food is an issue and will always be an issue.
22kgs of dry grain free dog food for $118.98 and that's the cheapest.
Don't ask me how it happened but she seems to have picked up either ringworm or mange on her back end.
It spread quickly and I need to get medicated shampoo for it stat.
I know! I know..it just never ends...one thing after another.
God wants me to keep her so she's staying but goodness she's a penance and a trial and an exercise in patience and restraint.


Costing out the trip to the hardware store, using their on-line store as a reference, is going to cost me
$126.00 for-
a mattock, 1 50ltr water proof tote, 3 18ltr waterproof totes and a can of expandable gap filling foam.
The gap filling foam is for the honking great hole the rats chewed in my skirting board to get inside.
It's behind the couch and it must have happened during the three weeks I was away getting my radiation.

I have gerry cans to fill with fuel and 70 ltrs of petrol is going to cost me $144.20
Petrol is $2.09 per ltr here.

I need two bottles of mega dose Milk Thistle tablets to protect my liver.
That's $40 for the pair and they are on sale.

Then after all that I get to buy groceries with whatever is left which if my dodgy math is correct is approx $150 and pocket change.
Land shark is there to help take a little of your focus off of yourself. Our spirits thrive when we do for others. It releases the good energy in our bodies to strengthen us. Her spirit thrives by loving you.

Love is always the answer.
 

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