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A Rain Barrel Could Be a Key Part of Your Prepping Strategy

A Rain Barrel Could Be a Key Part of Your Prepping Strategy

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Clean water is a precious commodity. We would die without it after 3-5 days. Pets and plants need water as well. One solution for getting clean, free water is making and using a rain barrel as part of your prepping strategy. It may be a key element for successful survival gardening. For more on this, check out the following article. It’s from Ag Opportunities, Volume 22, Number 6, June 2011, the newsletter from the Missouri Alternative Center. Making and Using Rain Barrels By Jennifer Schutter, Regional Horticulture Specialist, Adair County Just in the past three years I have incorporated three gardening practices into my yard and garden-raised beds, compost bins, and a rain barrel. I absolutely love all three and encourage you to do the same. People are now encouraged more t...
Of Negatives And Positives

Of Negatives And Positives

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By the middle of the morning on Saturday Diane’s kids were up and watching cable TV in the next room, eating freshly baked cinnamon rolls. Survival Sally and Diane continued their conversation. “Sally, I love your money saving tips,” said Diane, “and I think Duane will, too.” “Uh, oh, here comes the ‘But,’” said Sally laughingly. “Well, yes,” Diane began. “All this talk about being prepared for bad things to come is important I’m sure, but it all sounds so negative. I don’t want to bring my kids up in that kind of an atmosphere.” “As Sam is fond of saying, ‘The world is an unfriendly place.’ The trick is getting through life the best way possible. It doesn’t all have to be a downer. We can learn to do things that are interesting and fun. And like Sam also points out, a lot depe...
Forex and Preparedness– What’s the Connection?

Forex and Preparedness– What’s the Connection?

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Joe Gelet contacted me to refer me to an article entitled What Preppers haven’t Prepped for – the big gaping hole, which sets forth the idea that preppers have prepared for many things, but most have overlooked suitable financial preparation. This affects our day to day lives both now and in the future, whether you’re concerned about your retirement fund or the ever increasing price of a loaf of bread. Joe’s remedy? The info in a book he wrote called Splitting Pennies: Understanding Forex. What is Forex? And what is the connection to preparedness? We should know something about this if we’re going to understand how the monetary world works so we can best be prepared to live each day or face an economic collapse. Joe and I talked about these things on this week’s DestinySurvi...