I used my cheap ground cinnamon and I was a bit skimpy with the brown sugar since I was doing a test and did not want to invest the good stuff just in case the cinnamon rolls were a bust. S.Lynn, Mom want’s your yellow cake recipe for cinnamon rolls.
The Sci-fi Chick’s sweet roll dough recipe worked great for the cinnamon rolls! I made the dough/cinnamon rolls in the evening, placed the plastic wrapped covered pan in the fridge over night. In the AM, I let the rolls warm on the counter for about 30 minutes then set the oven to 400 degrees F. and baked for 20 minutes. I think this a great yeast dough, similar to a Brioche dough and I think you could make yeast donuts or a “monkey bread” sort of recipe but take a lot less time/effort and requires fewer fresh ingredients compared to most sweet yeast bread recipes.
I started prepping about 2006-2007 and many attitudes have changed about prepping. Very few sites worried about “food fatigue” or about morale in your food prepping. As a beginning prepper I did not care for the you will store …. and you will be grateful for any food! While that attitude does have it’s place. I prefer prepping so I have more options rather than less.
I don’t think you need to practice being miserable as a prepper. Misery will happen all on it’s own without any effort on your part, if you don’t wimp out on your tests. For example on my first “water test” I got three 60 gallon water barrel I installed in the basement and filled via 5 gallon water jugs. Gosh, I was physically wiped out in about 2-3 days of moving water up a few steps and heating it up on the electric stove. Next test was “real world” and all water was shutoff while the water lines were replaced. I was tired after 5 days but using Igloo type jugs to store hot water overnight “in my opinion” is the only to go for backup off grid hot water. I’m a bit peeved with myself as I did not test out my battery powered shower water pump set up. I think that using the Zodi water pump shower would have saved a lot of physical effort on my part and perhaps given me a better test if the water outage lasted more than a week.
I bought several food grade 15 gallon water barrels for storage on the main living level. The 15 gallon water barrel (125 pounds)can be moved easily via a small hand truck or loaded into a vehicle via a couple of strong backs or you can siphon the water into smaller 5 gallon water jugs. I can say from experience a gallon of water might keep you alive but it is not enough to keep a house running if you want to bug in. It will be very hard to cut back on your water use in your home as bugging is not like camping. Your home/apartment uses a lot of water to maintain a healthy environment, so you need to store water for your home.
Based on my water tests every person in your home should have 15 gallons of water stored in a bedroom closet, via three 5 gallon camp jugs or a 15 gallon food grade water barrel. Plus an empty Insulated Igloo five gallon water jug. In the event of “anticipated disaster, all family members fill the Igloo jugs with hot water via the tub or shower. Mom and Dad have a couple 2 gallon/8 quart stock pots for heating water/ boiling water on a propane stove/alternative heat source . You should also add larger water barrels for storage and rain barrels to augment your supplies along with water filters.
With 20 gallons of water per person you will have enough water for two weeks easily plus a buffer if things go south in a disaster. While I think a gallon of water per day is “wishful thinking” having stored 15 gallon of water for each family member plus and extra 5 gallon insulated Igloo jug filled at the last minute with hot or cold water, depending on the season, strikes me as a good short-term water storage plan.
I have seen the bottles of water that are are orange and not clear coming out of Flint Michigan and that is not counting the lead or other “heavy metals” in the water. Most of the water filters we preppers can buy, can’t handle heavy metal or chemical contamination. Time to invest in a water distillation process. Tell me again how we should trust the government at any level. When they can’t even provide safe drinking water?