Archive for November 13, 2008

Reading Now……

Just in Case by Kathy Harrison.

If you think that the SWHTF with the economy or terrorists or some other type of disaster, this book is a good primer on things that you need to think about for survival mode. It doesn’t really matter whether you worry about an economic meltdown or fear a mandatory 3-month quarantine suddenly imposed because of a severe infectious disease outbreak, because in the event of either you’ll need food and medical items stockpiled.

There is something for every income level. You could have a few (illicit) hens in a back yard coop (except NOT in the event of a bird flu epidemic), keep some rabbits for food (you WILL have to kill them in order to eat them), and/or grow containerized or hydroponic veggies in limited space. You could store canned goods/water under the bed. If you are in a cold area, you might consider putting in backup heat in the form of a wood or pellet-burning stove that can also be used for cooking. You can also think about any skills that you may wish to acquire just in case.

What are we doing? Not a whole lot. I’ve been planting ryegrass for winter grazing for the sheep, chickens, and ducks. I didn’t get the winter garden in because the garden space was under water from Fay earlier this year; I intend to remedy that when I get the spare time. We’ve been freezing foods rather than canning them; therefore, I’m buying canned goods whenever they’re on sale and squirreling them away, and buying flour, sugar and salt in huge bags from the warehouse stores, separating them into 5 lb. containers, and freezing them to keep the bugs out. Oh, yeah. And buying more ammo in case anybody’s survival plans include taking the items from their neighbors.

It isn’t really a special effort; we keep several weeks of food and other essentials on hand along with a packed bug-out bag for hurricane preparedness during the hurricane months. We’ve pretty much used up our supplies over the summer and need to restock.

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New Commander in Chief’s Falsified Selective Service Documents?

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