I've been lurking for some time and finally decided to actively join in. I'm new to this but have always, sort of, lived a life of being prepared. I've always stock piled supplies and taught myself to preserve food, cook without electricity and gas, hand sew, grow my own food, be innovative with what I have on-hand, basic plumbing and carpentry skills. Since I was a little girl I have always been fascinated with and dreamed of living off of the land. I'm now making that dream come true and being prepared along the way.