This is a popular continuing thread on a lot of the survival forums, so thought I would throw it out here.
I prep everyday , I'm learning how to grow food. I have a 10' x 25' garden started this year.
Yesterday I bought 84oz of silver for about 3 grand.
Today I registered on TFMetalsReport.com and that is priceless.
The best preparation is to stop doing things that can be taxed to any extent you can, and getting to know people who are similarly inclined. Giving up on pointless consumption and taking some time to decide what one values in life is also a good starting point. Me - I've decided to make my life a quest for the higher values, meaning Life, Liberty and Property.
Purchased items for home canning. Garden was started this year so got all tools needed and a canning buck. Tomorrow I am looking at a small farm(only 35 acres but enough for what I want to do).
I replaced the string on my crossbow.
I added another two days of drinking water to my supply.
I hollowed out a book and stored a kilo of Silver in it.
Hmm, that's all. Good thread idea!
I'm making 5 gal. of Dark Ale(no sin taxes) and some bread. My aunt gave me 2 dozen farm fresh eggs so I'll prep and store them, should be good for 9-12 months if not rotated and used before then.
I am here, reading and learning from others.
prepared our well... good to have a water supply!
Also working the "lasagna bed" gardens....
joined alt-market.com (set up a bartering organization near YOU!)
joined the Turd's site!!! yea!!! THANKS, TURD!!!
continued experimenting with small solar panel (learning curve!)
read my prepping blogs and websites for emotional support!!! (gets lonely - everybody thinking you're a wack-o!)
so glad to be here!!
p.s. anyone else in Preble County?????
Got the learning curve going on the wine-making....
Third batch is aging...
(WAY too easy!)
Sanitized and refilled four 55 gallon emergency water barrels, and put them back in the garage.
My yearly task is done!
Signed up for a local CSA program (community supported agriculture). Pay a cheap subscription, get locally-grown veggies/etc. delivered throughout the summer and fall. I live in a rental, with no place to garden - at the moment. But regardless of my gardening limitations, I thought it would be smart to get a place established in the local food chain. I can all types of foods through local outlets, via a home grown network of farmers/suppliers. I'll be eating and storing whether the grocery/box box stores are open or not, if SHTF in any measure in the near future. Also refining my newfound canning/dehydrating skills along the way.
I've been getting busy this year. Expanded last years 40x50 garden with an additional 70x50. Also started a 50x60 wheat area, a 50x60 dent corn area, and a 20x40 sunflower area. It's amazing how much grain a family of four needs in a year. these are trials, not only in growing, but harvesting, yield, and storage. I will probably feed some to the chickens (which I have) and some to some pigs (which I don't have yet). We'll be canning quite a bit as well, except for the fresh eating from past gardens I'm pretty new to it all. I want to get a fresh water storage tank and a solar well pump, but that's out of my budget for now. Also meeting periodically at my church with others to discuss potential problems and solutions, as well as coordinating a ethanol fuel adventure. So much to do, so little time.
I worked 14 hours to obtain fiat that will shortly be converted to real money, registered here and successfully logged in.
Mello I am a home owner but I'm doing an experiment of a "Salad Buckets" 5 Gallon Bucket fill with good soil or bagged dirt. Place a cherry tomato/ pepper in the center (Bamboo skewers for support) and 4 sets of veggies around the edges. Scallions or chives, baby/small carrots, radishes and a green leaf lettuce, arugala, endive, mustard greens and spinach and swiss chard. You might look at sprouting, a great way to add fresh veggies to the diet year round.
1. chopped wood
2. set up a decoy safe
3. wore my "BUREAUCRATS SUCK" shirt in public
FedEx delivered 5K of Winchesters new M-22 22LR rounds and the nice post lady brought me a new cree flashlight. Can't wait to try them this weekend when I get home!
Note to self: Stop buying more of this stuff......
Looking forward to my duties as a new turdite! You really dropped a load on this site Turd...
Bought another load of honey for storage. Keeps forever without going bad. Healthy and easy food source.
Sprouting was on my list, but now ... so is the "salad bucket". Brilliant.
Not necessarily today, but I expanded my garden this year 150%. Weather sucked for a while so I got to it later than I wanted to so I didn't make it as big as I wanted. Just taking care of the garden on a regular basis. Sharpening my knives later and cleaning my weapons tomorrow.