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Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (May/June 2022)

Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (May/June 2022)

Hello? Is this thing on? Anyone there? Okay, maybe it’s not that bad. I have essentially been MIA for the last two months on this blog and almost everywhere else on social media. I could say that life is too busy, but the truth is that I have too much to do most days and don’t have a lot of time to sit down to write. Now that the garden is mostly in and will be holding steady for a…

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Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (April 2022)

Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (April 2022)

April seemed a busy month even though I felt like we were home more and not running to appointments, school events, etc. I’m not sure if I did a whole lot of prepping because I was focused on some other things like making money and keeping living things alive. We got baby chicks on April 5th. I got my batch of 16 from Murray McMurray’s in Webster City. I have all layers again, and they have been fun so far….

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Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (February 2022)

Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (February 2022)

Has the world ended yet? No.  Are some foolish decisions being made by those in power? Yes. As of right now, war is a definite possibility. Supply disruptions, embargos, and more will be a definite problem.  That alone is causing me to rethink my prepping strategies a bit. I start thinking I need to do all the things and get all my ducks in a row. However, just when I think I am doing that, something else comes along. I…

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10 Ways To Prepare For An Economic Downturn (or Financial Collapse)

10 Ways To Prepare For An Economic Downturn (or Financial Collapse)

The world is going crazy, y’all. That is the long and short of it. History has shown us good and bad times. It has given us clues about what happens when the world is about to do a 180 and I think the indications are here now. If you don’t see the signs of something happening soon, I don’t know what to tell you. Prices are getting worse by the day at the stores. Building materials climbing in price again….

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Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (January 2022)

Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (January 2022)

Being a prepper in this day and age is very different from when I first started. The circumstances, the reasons, and the needs have changed in big and small ways. Things that I only thought were small chances of happening are now happening. Things that I thought would happen have not and will not. First of all, my family size has definitely changed. My son is the only kid at home at the present time. He graduates high school in…

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Why You Need to Grow Food One Year and Preserve Food for Two Years

Why You Need to Grow Food One Year and Preserve Food for Two Years

Gardening can be fickle sometimes. One year you grow enough for seven families and the following year, you barely have enough for your own family. Many factors can play into this like weather, watering, and neglect. Some years you will have the perfect growing conditions as well as plenty of time to weed, water, and tend to your plants. The following year could be a year of drought or you have more planted than time to work on the garden. …

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