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Month: June 2015

10 Preparedness Items You Should Be Buying Every Month

10 Preparedness Items You Should Be Buying Every Month

As crazy as it seems, some people make prepping harder than it has to be. Learning skills can be hard, but the end rewards are so worth it. The work can be hard, but the pay off is that jobs get done and you have accomplished something for the future.However…preppers still need stuff. We can produce a lot of our own things and survive just fine. We still need the items that will make survival easier now and, heaven forbid,…

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Preppers, Stop Bashing Each Other’s Food Stockpiles Because No One Is Right or Wrong

Preppers, Stop Bashing Each Other’s Food Stockpiles Because No One Is Right or Wrong

Over the last month at home, we have been talking about how we need to increase our food storage for more people and for a longer period of time. As much as I want to believe I would have enough for three months and longer, reality tells me that might not be the case. In researching what I need to keep increasing my food stockpile, I have come across some severe prepper bashing in blog posts and in the comments. Mainly…

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Tuesday Savings on the Homestead: Time for a Summer Makeover Project!

Tuesday Savings on the Homestead: Time for a Summer Makeover Project!

This week’s Tuesday Savings on the Homestead is brought to you by this blogger! The same blogger who hates shopping, especially furniture shopping!  I really have a problem paying new furniture prices. How can they charge so much for a bed frame and whatnot? It should be criminal! I also don’t always dig paying used furniture prices because of the wide variety of conditions and prices. I look for a lot of free items and I look at what I have…

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The Joys and Concerns of Living in a Rural Area

The Joys and Concerns of Living in a Rural Area

This weekend is a prime example of why I usually try to make do with what I have. I did more running this weekend than I ever like to do, just to find three rolls of the kind of fencing I wanted. I was not a happy camper, but I have accepted this part of life.Living in a rural area has its joys. I love the quiet, the openness, the lack of city regulations, the lack of noisy neighbors who…

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Tuesday Savings on the Homestead: Check Your Tires!

Tuesday Savings on the Homestead: Check Your Tires!

The tires on your vehicles are extremely important and they help you save money!Properly inflated tires give you good gas mileage which means you save more at the gas pumps. Properly inflated tires also last longer and will show less wear and tear. You will also have better handling to help avoid accidents.How to check your tiresYou need a tire pressure gauge to check your tires. Some gas stations have an air compressor hose with a gauge on them to…

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June 2015 Goals Update (Updated and Edited)

June 2015 Goals Update (Updated and Edited)

May was a busy, busy month. First of all, this one graduated!  Jordan graduated from high school on the 17th with a big party on the 16th. We were pretty busy with that. And when we weren’t busy with that, we were busy with Dane’s big school project. His school has the fourth graders do a wax museum every year complete with a board, essay, and presentation as well as a walk through for the public. Dane was George Lucas…

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