Recipe of the Week: Alphabet Pot Roast

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper.
  2. Place in a slow cooking pot.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine undiluted soup with wine and basil; pour over meat.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
  5. Sprinkle with parsley.

Slice meat; serve with sauce ladled over meat.

The sauce may be thickened with flour dissolved in a small amount of water, if desired.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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Letter Re: Solar System Experience

HJL,

There was no mention of EMP (man-made or natural) precipitating SHTF. Any electronic components of a solar system intended for after SHTF should be kept off grid, not attached to any wiring or cords and shielded; otherwise they it be “toast” when needed. Also, one of each required component is not enough (“one is zero, and two is one”) and any backup components must be shielded too. The panels and batteries themselves should be okay as long as they don’t have sensitive electronics in them (like some of the portable panels and high-tech batteries do).

That’s why I opted for a much smaller (i.e. Affordable – $2k) solar system for SHTF (separate and in addition to an on grid system). All electronics are kept off grid in Faraday cages. After SHTF, I will be severely limited in terms of capacity, but I will be able to power LED lights, Ham radios, small electronics, small appliances, tools, and pumps et cetera (sparingly). – RH

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