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Start Your Spring Garden Now by Planting Garlic, Onions, and Shallots

Start Your Spring Garden Now by Planting Garlic, Onions, and Shallots

Being mostly self-sufficient, I like to think ahead about where my food will come from. For many people (me included), that means food storage and preservation. I also think about my gardening and what I could do now to have food later. Planting garlic is generally accepted by most gardeners to plant in the fall. You can plant garlic in the spring and still have a good harvest. I have better harvests when I plant in the fall. I tend…

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

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

Wow. A lot has happened since I last wrote you for the monthly update. This website is one of the things that has changed. In mid-March, I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress which is already better. I also had to get hosting for the blog since I left Blogger which Google hosts. Call me paranoid, but I have struggled to be comfortable with Google anything this last year and even before that. However, the blog was down for…

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Home: The Last Prepping Frontier

Home: The Last Prepping Frontier

Home is your place. Your place of calm. Your place of refuge. Your place of sanity in an insane world. Home is the one place you can control. You can control what is going in, going on, and going out. You can do as little or as much as your want to at home. You control your inputs and outputs. You decide what will happen, when it will happen, and why.  Many people understand this, but it is the last…

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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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