This is thread #2 about all topics on survival of all types, about being frugal, cooking frugal and making it through the hard times that are coming.
Thread #1 is here:
If every American had your attitude and grit, Granny, we could survive anything.
For those of you who haven’t seen it, survivalism is behind the following link.
Lessons from Argentinas economic collapse
[There’s a hint of what happened there with the part about “Benetton,” further down in the account.]
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Thanks for the new thread granny :)
I don't know abou the price increase, but nonperishables like canned vegetables and dried beans have been getting wiped out quickly here, whenever they go on sale, since early summer of 2008. If you want to get it, you'd better show up the day the sale starts. That's unusual.
What if fuel for heat for your home becomes too hard to get or expensive? Gary the retired engineer has a huge wealth of good information for very low cost projects and links to many others.
I used to think of survivalists as kind of a kooky group of half to full paranoid individuals. But, during these times it has become more of a insurance policy to be independent in terms of shelter, food, and such. I purchased heirloom seeds for much of my garden this year. Heirloom seeds are not the hybrid varieties and therefore you can save the seed each year and plant again the next year. I also have purchased some chickens for eggs and meat, guineas for meat and protection of the chickens and rabbits for meat and fur. We live on a farm and have been accustomed to providing most of our meat from hunting in the fall. I am going to start learning more about subsistence living this year...just in case. But, also for the challenge of doing so. We will probably be doing more canning now and less freezing. If one were to lose electricity all frozen food has maybe a little more than a week before going bad. Canned food lasts for years. We drink our water from a well and I suppose I should probably figure out how to hook up the pump to my generator should we need. Anyway, I don’t think that people have been driving the cost of food up by stockpiling. There have been droughts in Australia, high fuel prices, increased demand from China, India, etc. caused by the huge increase in peoples wealth worldwide from free trade that President Bush pushed and now Obama’s gang wishes to destroy. All those things contributed much more to higher food prices. Good news for all is that food prices and indeed pretty much all prices will be coming down. Unfortunately for all, so will wages, earnings, etc. Keep liquid and refrain from buying large ticket items right now...no matter how cheap they seem at present...todays prices will be expensive within a year.
Gun sales spike amid fears of federal regulation
mive | 2/6/09 | By Brian McVicar
Posted on 02/08/2009 7:50:16 AM PST by Flavius
Heads up to the Garden Ping list.
You might just want to bookmark this, if the 1st thread is any indication, this one will rack up posts fast and furiously!!!
For a first aid kit don't forget a health supply of products for healing blisters, calouses and broken skin. You might be doing a lot of hammer or digging or other un familiar manual labor (or hiking a long way) and broken blisters are sure to result.
Great thread granny
ping for a great thread
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Actually, food prices have fallen this year.
Make a Survival Kit out of an Altoids Tin(and Two More Life-Saving DIY Projects)
The Pocket Kit
Fitting inside an altoids tin, this kit is easy to keep on hand at all times. This is ideal for anyone who wants to have the essential survival gear along each time they head into the field. Everything fits in the Altoids tin (above).
It fulfills all the component groups (see “Make Your Own, -last slide) except for shelter and protection, but add a survival blanket to your pocket and you’ll be covered.
Keep clicking through the following slides for details on all of this kit’s components.