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  1. Getting Food Supplies

    Let's explore how to feed our family on a tight budget for several reasons but foremost so we can have money to buy food for our family preparedness. I decided to write an article on the topic of thrift, stretching your food budget and also learning to cook the things we will have to be eating after an economic collapse or a disaster of any kind happens. When we buy a larger quantity than we need for the week then we can spread it over another week or two for a meal here and there. I will...
  2. Just get started! Take the first step!

    This article is for the newbies to Prepping for survival. I do not want to overwhelm you with everything at one time. Let's get organized and think logically. Don't go to the warehouse store and buy 500 lbs of rice and beans and nothing else because you run out of money. Let's start with looking at what your family likes to eat the most. Can you think about the regular meals you make every month or every other week? I will use my family as an example. We have 3 in our household and we have...
  3. Ominivore or Vegetarian?

    I am one of those people who has wasted my time canning beef, chicken, pork, venison, and meat stews, and soups. I have readmany comments on survival sites about how canning meats are a waste of time.They say that people can hunt for their meat or live a vegetarian lifestyle. Isay both are non-sustainable. I believe the animals that are considered meatsources will be hunted to near extinction and vegetarian lifestyle will not begiving you enough calories to do the hard work you will need to...
  4. To Kill A Woodpecker

    I killed a woodpecker recently. I don't know if it's illegal and I refuse to look it up because there may be more. If there are, I'll have to kill them too. It's not that I mind the noise, and although I don't like the holes in my silver-leaf maple tree, I killed him purely in defense. Not self-defense, but defense of the Mason Bees. They'll arrive soon and I don't want any woodpeckers eating them before they emerge. Therefore, I'm on a mission to rid my yard of woodpeckers before the bees...
  5. Waste Not, Want Not: The Egg Basket

    It's very important to have the right tool for the job. How many times do we struggle with something until we stop and go get the right tool? Gathering eggs is no different. More than once I've broken an egg in the pocket of my jacket while climbing back through the fence. What's worse than the sadness of loosing a tasty farm-fresh egg, is the mess of cleaning egg out of your jacket pockets. I started using a cheap, plastic lunch-meat container to gather eggs. It's the same one that is now...
  6. Chicken Hunting

    Several days ago I got home from running an errand and was greeted by five of my six hens, but no rooster. Its fairly normal for the group to be missing a hen or two who have gone back to the coop to lay an egg, but the rooster is never absent. Furthermore, I didnt hear him crowing. Hes always crowing. I walked past the barn, through the gardens and up to my moms chicken coop. Perhaps he was visiting her girls, though I was fairly certain her rooster would never allow it. Sure enough, he...
  7. Holy Cow: How NOT to Bring Home Cattle

    Everything you read from me will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth " at least the way I perceive it. Nothing in these articles will be theoretical. If we havent actually done it, there wont be a post about it. Dont misunderstand; I have lots of ideas about what Id like to do: raise rabbits, get some mason bees, and dig-in the greenhouse by a couple of feet, just to name a few. But unlike theories and ideas, when you actually start doing things, they dont always turn...
  8. 30 Categories Needed for Food Storage

    This is my list for food storage items we should have in our permanent short, intermediate and long term storage. It is not a question of what will be sold out first because we hope to have these essentials when we need it and not have to buy after a catastrophe.... 1. Water, water source, water treatment supplies such as plain bleach and filters. 2. Grains, wheat berries with grain mill, corn, oatmeal, flour, grits, rice,and other grains. 3. Pasta's such as macaroni, spaghetti, egg...
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