Preparedness Notes for Sunday – January 14, 2018

On January 14th, 1784, the Continental Congress ratified the Second Treaty of Paris, ending the War for Independence. In the document, which was known as the Second Treaty of Paris because the Treaty of Paris was also the name of the agreement that had ended the Seven Years’ War in 1763, Britain officially agreed to recognize the independence of its 13 former colonies as the new United States of America.


  1. Mr Latimer

    Perhaps you or some of the readers can provide input on working buckets? I have searched the archives and found nothing although there are plenty of posts on food storage buckets. Over the years I have gone through plenty of plastic pails. The galvanised pails rust out quicker than I would like. What I would like is pails that are tough and uv resistant. They should stand up to the abuse of homestead work, resist freezing and corrosion.


    1. For a working bucket, it would be hard to beat a Miller rubber bucket. Those who have horses will be familiar with them. As far as a horse is concerned, if it isn’t made out of steel or concrete, they can probably destroy it. These are the buckets that you can leave in a horse stall and the horse won’t kill it. They can really take the abuse. They are expensive though. Check with your local feed store.

      1. Lone star & HJL :
        Invest in the Miller rubber bucket. I personally have worked on a horse ranch/dude ranch in Westcliff, Co. and can tell you from personal experience that the Miller buckets are dam near indestructible. Great stuff!

  2. From personal experience it is not that much of a trade off. Pounding out and/or trying to remake a bucket out of a squashed bucket because your prized Herferd or Belgium got a burr under it’s saddle is no where near fun. I highly recommend the Miller rubber bucket and a very good wash brush. Good luck and God Bless.

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