Many people are interested in Prepping for any type of disaster
that inevitably will occur; the American Red Cross suggests storing fresh
water, food supplies and other emergency essentials needed to get through the
disastrous time period. Most of these type of natural occurrences such as the
flooding we experienced here in our building with Hurricane Harvey, only last
mere days, but sometimes have lasting effects. Many of us were trapped in
our homes during this time, so having a new water barrel with purified water
ready to use is the number one thing to have on hand in the event of an
occurrence. We have these barrels and a water treatment called Purogene, which is used to stabilize the water, to take out the
oxygen so it does not grow bacteria. This will remain fresh in the barrel
as long as it stays water tight. Along with this we also have a variety
of pumps of which to pump out the fresh water and jugs or buckets to transport
water for personal use. FEMA recommends storing at least 2 quarts per
person per day as a guide line, for a family of 4 this is 2 gallons a day on just
a normal basis, without the daily use of toilets or washing dishes, so you can
see it adds up fast. Water is the number one essential need across the
world so providing the container along with a stabilizer and pump to extract
the water gives a good basis for emergency preparation. During the
winter months some residents may use the Heat Blankets to keep the water from freezing in
Spring time of
course prompts the Tight Head Rain Barrels for small water
collection or for heavier water collectors, they many choose to get our Rain
Harvesting Tanks, which offer a variety of colors to match their houses.
Other applications for water we have seen would include some using the IBC Totes for Pressure washing, or used at Deer Leases during
the Fall months for water storage or shower sources. One very popular
item among the Baby Boomer generation these days is the Water Bags, which are used for RV Water storage, who also use the
Purogene for their reservoir tanks.
of items would be for food storage; many use the 5 or 6 Gallon Buckets with the
Mylar Bags and Oxygen Absorbers to store dried beans, rice and the like.
We carry the mylar bags in many different sizes such as the quart, gallon and 5
gallon on up to 55 gallon. Along with this we also sell the heat sealers
to close the bags and the oxygen absorbers to take the oxygen out to preserve
and stabilize the food. Other accessories for these include bag clips,
flat, spout or Gamma Seal Spin Top Lids for Buckets. We also sell the
containers that are sets with spin top or square with hinged lids for easy
We also have several products used for Gardening applications such
as the Open Head Barrels or the Variety of Brute Containers and Buckets used to collect natural products to
build Composting for gardening and making their own compost fertilizer.
We also have many different Shovels and Scoops
to help with the compost transfer process or packing it down.
We have many other items that can be used around the house for general use, feel free to ask us any questions to our email email@example.com; call us at 800-560-2334 or visiti us at our retail location: 4761 Hwy 146, Bacliff, Texas,
77518, where there are many other items we can suggest to our customers, such as our
Propane and Propane Accessories or Firewood products.
At our Propane
Refill Bottle Station we Fill’em while you wait. You can see these
products on www.baytec.us,
where it will give you a small idea of the prices at our retail store as well
as the location and hours. Also here we sell Local Honey among other
Mardi Gras is a Christian holiday and popular cultural phenomenon that dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Also known as Carnival or Carnaval, it’s celebrated in many countries around the world—mainly those with large Roman Catholic populations—on the day before the religious season of Lent begins. Brazil, Venice and New Orleans play host to some of the holiday’s most famous public festivities, drawing thousands of tourists and revelers every year.
What Is Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras is a tradition that dates back thousands of years to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility, including the raucous Roman festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia.
When Christianity arrived in Rome, religious leaders decided to incorporate these popular local traditions into the new faith, an easier task than abolishing them altogether. As a result, the excess and debauchery of the Mardi Gras season became a prelude to Lent, the 40 days of fasting and penance between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.
Along with Christianity, Mardi Gras spread from Rome to other European countries, including France, Germany, Spain and England.
What Does Mardi Gras Mean?
Mardi is the French word for Tuesday, and gras means “fat.” In France, the day before Ash Wednesday came to be known as Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday.”
Traditionally, in the days leading up to Lent, merrymakers would binge on all the rich, fatty foods—meat, eggs, milk, lard, cheese—that remained in their homes, in anticipation of several weeks of eating only fish and different types of fasting.
The wordcarnival, another common name for the pre-Lenten festivities, also derives from this feasting tradition: in Medieval Latin,carnelevariummeans to take away or remove meat, from the Latincarnemfor meat.
New Orleans Mardi Gras
The first American Mardi Gras took place on March 3, 1699, when French explorers Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville and Sieur de Bienville landed near present-day New Orleans, Louisiana. They held a small celebration and dubbed their landing spot Point du Mardi Gras.
In the decades that followed, New Orleans and other French settlements began marking the holiday with street parties, masked balls and lavish dinners. When the Spanish took control of New Orleans, however, they abolished these rowdy rituals, and the bans remained in force until Louisiana became a U.S. state in 1812.
On Mardi Gras in 1827, a group of students donned colorful costumes and danced through the streets of New Orleans, emulating the revelry they’d observed while visiting Paris. Ten years later, the first recorded New Orleans Mardi Gras parade took place, a tradition that continues to this day.
In 1857, a secret society of New Orleans businessmen called the Mistick Krewe of Comus organized a torch-lit Mardi Gras procession with marching bands and rolling floats, setting the tone for future public celebrations in the city.
Since then, krewes have remained a fixture of the Carnival scene throughout Louisiana. Other lasting customs include throwing beads and other trinkets, wearing masks, decorating floats and eating King Cake.
Louisiana is the only state in which Mardi Gras is a legal holiday. However, elaborate carnival festivities draw crowds in other parts of the United States during the Mardi Gras season as well, including Alabama and Mississippi. Each region has its own events and traditions.
Mardi Gras Around the World
Across the globe, pre-Lenten festivals continue to take place in many countries with significant Roman Catholic populations.
Brazil’s weeklong Carnival festivities feature a vibrant amalgam of European, African and native traditions. In Canada, Quebec City hosts the giant Quebec Winter Carnival. In Italy, tourists flock to Venice’s Carnevale, which dates back to the 13th century and is famous for its masquerade balls.
Known as Karneval, Fastnacht or Fasching, the German celebration includes parades, costume balls and a tradition that empowers women to cut off men’s ties. For Denmark’s Fastevlan, children dress up and gather candy in a similar manner to Halloween—although the parallel ends when they ritually flog their parents on Easter Sunday morning.
When is Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras is traditionally celebrated on “Fat Tuesday,” the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. In many areas, however, Mardi Gras has evolved into a week-long festival.
Mardi Gras 2019 occurs on Tuesday, March 5, though many places (such as New Orleans) begin their celebrations the weekend before.