Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Emergency Radio - Carrot Harvest - Dinner


 We’ve been looking for an emergency radio with shortwave reception. Bulldog Man came across the Kaito, KA009R 4 Way Powered Emergency Crank Radio with Shortwave Antenna T1 to add to our preparedness gear (great for camping, during storms, bug out, etc...).  The radio has a 10 band world receiver, long range AM receiver, aviation band, NOAA weather band, TV1/TV2 channels, high sensitivity FM band, 4 shortwave bands, super bright led flashlight, with cell phone charging capabilities.  The radio can be powered by Dynamo crank, solar panel, AC/DC adapter, AA batteries or 110V electric power.  It’s a great deal (we picked up one), and can be purchased at http://www.campingsurvival.com for the sale price of $34.96.


I harvested half of our carrots this afternoon from the above ground garden box to provide additional space for more growth. I took the harvested carrots, cleaned them up and placed them in the steamer as part of tonight’s dinner.  The main course was another vegetable, the potato (not from the garden). The potatoes were scrubbed and then baked in the oven on a cookie sheet with olive oil rubbed on the exterior.  The baking sheet and potatoes were covered with tin foil, this allows the bottoms to become hard and crunchy (we like to eat the skin). Several options were made available to place on the baked potatoes.  They were butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, cheese, broccoli, mushroom, onions and bacon.  The meal was very good, a little healthy and maybe not, LOL……..
  
  
What was for dinner at your house?

15 comments:

  1. Like the radio..and dinner was sorry 'take out.' Ah, life.

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    1. Sorry to hear about dinner. Sometimes take out is easier and quick but not always good.

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  2. You BOUGHT the radio but haven't gotten it yet, right? I want it and when Joe finishes showering I'm going to show it to him.

    For supper we had home made chicken pot pie made in a 10" x 14" x 3" deep baking dish. Top AND bottom crusts. Tastes like the old, old, old version of chicken pot pies used to.

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    1. We have the radio and hubby loves it. He loved the price too! Homemade chicken pot pie is oh so good :-)

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  3. I got it!! Thanks for the tip,Sandy!!

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  4. Sandy - we love baked potatoes here, too! and definitely eat the skins - yummeh! i don't know how you managed to clean and steam the carrots - i think i would have eaten them all just out of the bucket - bahahahahah!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber, While harvesting them, I rinsed a few and ate them before they even made it to the bucket :-)

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    2. Sandy - i wouldn't have even bothered rinsing them - bahahahahah!

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    3. Kymber, I rinsed, I didn't want to taste the dirt, lol.....

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  5. How sensitive is the tuner?

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    1. Matt,

      Sensitivity
      FM<20uV
      MW <2.5mV
      SW <30uV

      Radio works for what we want, it's definitely not a base station. Filtration allows alot of overlap of frequencies.

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  6. Dinner was a big green salad with bits of FRESH Alaskan salmon (cooked and brushed with teriyaki sauce) tossed in .. and buttered lemon-pepper egg noodles and a glass of fresh farm milk.

    Nice radio :)

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    1. Mrs. Mac,

      Now that's my kind of dinner! Fresh Alaskan salmon, Yum!!!!!

      Thanks on the radio :-)

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