What Was Your Prep for Today?

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Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 10:17pm (Reply to #13)
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got that garden thing going!

wow! I'm impressed! I've been thinking about wheat.... wondering if hubby would mind sacrificing one half of the front yard! ha!

I love it that you actually have people at your church that you can discuss this stuff with!!! WOW! That is seriously huge! We have no one. I've just about given up trying to talk to anyone that I know about the impending implosion. They stop me in mid-sentence and tell they are "just going to trust God to take care of them." Mind you, I am a Christian. But I don't count that as a license to check my brain at the door of life! The sons of Issachar knew the times they were living in!!! Joseph stored up food and saved a nation! What if Moses hadn't prepared? Oh, I could go on and on. But I guess they all think they are going to be fed by a raven! God help us all! Love the Proverb you listed!

Would love to hear updates on the grains!!!

God Bless!

Lainey

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 10:20pm (Reply to #22)
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I find it strange that it

I find it strange that it really wasn't that long ago that people like our grand parents stored food, had wells, and build large gardens. Now, if anyone says they're doing that, it's like we have 3 heads or something. I usually ask them if they're grandparents canned or had big gardens. 90% of the time the answer is yes.. and I just reply with "do you think they were crazy too?"

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 10:50pm
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Brought a 1/4 oz US Eagle to a group dinner tonight

I Let people touch and feel it while talking about the advantages of sound money (and disadvantages of fiat paper). People will take the time to actually think about the subject if you give them something tangible to hold in their hands..... scarcity integrity is a pretty simple concept.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 6:11am
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Bought some Buckshot today.

Bought some Buckshot today. I know I'll never use it, but just wanted to be able to say I had some. LOL

Ooooh, I'm scary now! :D

Also watered my garden. Not so scary after all.

This isn't a metals blog anymore. It's a right wing circle jerk, masquerading as a metals blog.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 8:24am (Reply to #23)
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Most of our grandparents were

Most of our grandparents were likely immigrants who personally KNEW the need for self reliance and PM's due to adverse circumstances in their homeland.

I_S

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 9:08am (Reply to #11)
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filling barrels

Assn92me wrote:

Sanitized and refilled four 55 gallon emergency water barrels, and put them back in the garage.

My yearly task is done!

Is it ok to fill the barrels with water from a new water hose? Would I need to sanitize the water after filling?

Thanks in advance.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 10:08am (Reply to #27)
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Buy a water safe RV hose. I_S

Buy a water safe RV hose.

I_S

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 10:34am
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Cut and split a cord of wood

Long day yesterday... cut, split and stacked a cord of wood. Weeded the raised beds and harvested a bushel of tomatoes in the greenhouse... also started on the chimney for the outdoor fireplace that sits next to the finished wood fired brick oven... We have started conserving a/c by cooking some of our meals outside...

'course, daily we tend the milk does we have and the chickens... Getting a few hogs at the end of the week. fence is done. Lovin' the country life.

FBL

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 12:02pm
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plant people

I observed the growth of my native medicinal plant garden.

"A building's form should follow it's function", Howard Roarke.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 4:53pm (Reply to #22)
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Church discussions

I started asking people to our prepper group at church by simply looking at a two week period without ______. The blank might be water or power or the ability to use your credit/debit cards, then asking if they are prepared for that. Almost everyone said they weren't and came to the meetings. We then went through ways of determining if they were prepared and what to do about it. There were great discussions and solutions. Now that people were thinking from a different perspective, we then extended the two weeks to two months, some thought two weeks was enough, others wanted to do more. It was never offered as an TEOTWAWKI scenario, although during the discussions you will definitely find "like thinkers". I ran and organized our group, it isn't hard at all. If you decide to proceed,

Good luck, Bro Stuff.

Proverbs 22:3 A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 5:18pm
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Fed and watered my flock of

Fed and watered my flock of chickens. I started out with only 15 last year and processed 7 of them. That went well, so this past late winter/ early spring I expanded my chicken coop to where it can easily house over 100 chickens. I currently have 65 mixed across 7 breeds. I've been prepping for roosters I'll have to process in september by building a chicken plucker and processing cart with running water from a sink that was given to me. I'll also have 25 cornish x to process in october. This breed isn't self sustaining though so I plan on prepping more by trying my hand at breeding my own meat birds next year.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 6:23pm
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Aldi

If any of you have an ALDI grocery store (Aldi.com) near you, they have 10lb bags of white rice (produced here in America) for only $4.99/Bag. I got one today and typically buy at least one per month from our local store while shopping. I can fit 3 bags in one 5 gallon bucket for storage.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 6:35pm (Reply to #33)
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Aldi Rocks!!

Aldi Rocks!!

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Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 6:48pm
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i realized a need.... a

i realized a need.... a Hockey Stick !
watch the Athens rioting...they cant get at the hot tear gas..need=hockey stick

and the crowd had no clue about flanking

i recommend watching the riots...

you must learn

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 7:25pm
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Brown Thumb

I kicked my dead tomato plants in disgust.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 7:49pm (Reply to #36)
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Oh man, I know the feeling. I

Oh man, I know the feeling. I planted a huge garden at the end of april and it literally didn't rain for 5 weeks. Turned cold for three of those weeks and then blazing hot. Very little eventually came up. Didn't help either the deer made a buffet out of it too. I was also trying heirloom seeds for my food and to make my own feed for my chickens and if im lucky I will be able to get my seeds back and try again next year.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 8:05pm
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Picked up 400 pounds of

Picked up 400 pounds of topsoil for my "potatoes in a trashbag" project.

Google it. It's pretty amazing.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 8:08pm
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coffee plants

Tended my coffee plants today. looking into tobacco and building a still.have a ton of pineapples started. Different things may trade well for more common things, I hope. have tons of citrus anyway,coffee's not so bad once they ''take''. building a smoker. too many things not enough time! lol I've been buying books on stuff like this since i was a kid, glad i did now.Anyone who wants a good starter set of books for self reliance, should check out the ''foxfire'' series.[great reading even if you don't care about learning anything!, none of them here!]

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 8:14pm (Reply to #39)
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the -ines

Very nice, Col. Being a caffe-ine and nicot-ine addict, my dream is to produce what I consume. Looking forward to hearing how the coffee crop comes along. Thanks for the reading material tip.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 10:25pm
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Today, Fedex and UPS packages at front door...

Today, FedEx and UPS packages at front door included two ACS Asherman Chest Seals, Oral airways 6-pack, and a SAM splint to add to medical supplies. Also, received additional 50 ft packs of 550 paracord, Vargo Titanium Triad XE stove, Commando wire saw and revised edition of Collins gem pocket size SAS Survival Guide.

As they say "Good things come in small packages".

Thanks for starting this post.

JC

"Hope for the best and plan for the worst"