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Month: August 2020

Money vs. Skills and Stockpile: How and Why Is One More Important Than The Other?

Money vs. Skills and Stockpile: How and Why Is One More Important Than The Other?

We live in a society right now that values money over almost anything. Money can buy your way into a multitude of things. Money can buy almost anything tangible and a lot of intangible things. You can pay to have almost anything done.  So it makes sense when preppers talk about acquiring gold and silver when the dollar is no longer valuable. Many people find gold and silver to be valuable in our current times. However, any currency – gold,…

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Self-Sufficiency 101: Pressure Canning Green Beans

Self-Sufficiency 101: Pressure Canning Green Beans

In my garden, one of the easiest things to grow and to preserve is green beans. They grow without much effort. You plant the seeds, either bush or pole green beans, set up a trellis if they are pole beans, and provide adequate water. They germinate pretty well and they will grow even in my black clay soil.  Being self-sufficient means you should be learning new skills all the time. However, I believe that you should pick some easy things…

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10 Thoughts From A Seasoned Prepper About What Is Coming and What You Can Do

10 Thoughts From A Seasoned Prepper About What Is Coming and What You Can Do

This has been an interesting last six months, hasn’t it?  While I have been deemed an essential worker and am living in a state that did not shut down, this pandemic has affected me a little bit. It has affected my kids a lot although some more than others. We went from a household of two as of March 15th to a household of seven as of April 30th.  Schools shut down. Colleges shut down. Jobs were impacted for many…

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