Category Archive: Ready Yet?

On Your Side of the Fence

There is no argument to say a well-manicured lawn is something Americans strive for. Riding lawnmowers, an arsenal of RoundUp chemicals, fertilizers and lawn ‘food’ line garage shelves everwhere, and the ranks of good solid men toil under the sun keeping it mowed, watered, weeded and primped because THAT, folks, is what we do. Unless …

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Supply and Demand.

harvesting food

Like most people concerned with preparedness, I am conscious of the steadily rising prices of certain goods and the decline in quality of grocery store goods.  I learned about meat processing, slaughterhouse conditions, and the pros and cons of raising your own as opposed to forking over to someone else in charge; big decisions made …

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Over-stockpiling?

This is a topic that really interests me and as I am learning more about how to properly plan/store, I’ve been reading about foods that have long shelf lives and how to best take advantage of that.  For the moment, I’ll just share this link, but I plan on researching more and doing my own …

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Can it.

I am a big fan of canning. Been doing it for years, and each year, I think I get a little more adventurous and learn new things. This past year, I rolled up my sleeves and vowed to step out of the safe zone of peach jam and pear preserves. I bought a pressure cooker …

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What Are You Prepared For and Do Your Friends Think You’re Crazy?

Prepping seems to be the latest hype word, with series like ‘Doomsday Preppers’ on TV, reality survival tv shows left and right, and words like ‘long term food storage’ entering the lexicon of big-box stores like Costco, WalMart and Sam’s Club in their attempt to sell us mega quantities of freeze-dried beef stroganoff. I’ve been …

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Its The End of The World….

Oh NatGeo. Please tell me you purposely edited to bring out the crazy, the short-sighted and the delusional for tonight’s episode of Doomsday Preppers.  I spent most of this show cringing this time.  I am ASSUMING that the show did some heavy editing, and chose to only highlight one part of each person’s preparation plan …

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Doomsday Preppers

So here I am, watching the 2nd episode of Doomsday Preppers.  They seem to start each episode with the most competent, or most highly prepared ‘prepper’ and go down from there, to the point where you have a margarita-swilling valley girl hoofin’ it through Houston in shorts … for the apocalypse. I enjoy this show, …

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Forever and A Day.

When I first heard about long-term food storage, I had a mental image of gigantic tin cans of pork and beans, stacked high in a bomb shelter.  I had visions of Lost, and their found pantry with yummies such as peanut butter, and recalled how the survivors of the crash went nuts (no pun intended) …

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The Ire Of The DIY’er….

Facebook is good for plenty of things. Keeping tabs on what your co-workers and friends have been drinking this weekend … the latest round of politic cartoons … and a more recent development: a wealth of information in articles, groups, blogs and sites that spit out everything you ever wanted to know about doing it yourself. Never …

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