Skip to comments.10 Lower Prices Solutions to Survivalism
Posted on 04/05/2013 7:00:51 PM PDT by Kartographer
A few ways to make preparedness fit your budget a bit better.
1. Prioritize. I know this is is a far bigger thing and really arguably negates the rest of the article but I do need to touch on it briefly. Choosing preparedness stuff instead of other things is a very valid option. I find it easier to have the goal in mind and do the math working towards it. Example doing the math that at 4 bucks a pop you would need to choose drip from home instead of fancy coffee 15 times to get the medium fixed blade knife you want or 10 nights out at $50 a pop to buy a rifle or whatever. For me this makes it a choice to prioritize that specific goal instead of just general budget tightening which kind of sucks.
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It has an optional water coil and/or an optional water reservoir. We are getting the coil to attach to a tank w/ 2 heat exchangers....one to feed infloor heat to supplement or replace the geothermal system and one to attach to a future source...solar or boiler or whatever.
I lived in a cabin at altitude in Idaho for six years back in the early ‘70’s. No electric, no piped-in water. A good wood cookstove makes life grand.
Will this beauty be your primary cooking source? Inquiring minds... :)
What kind of stove pipe are you getting? We’re looking at triple wall but it’s very pricey.
I’ve got my grandmothers wood cook stove. She cooked many a biscuit in that stove.
If not, it will be a close second. We have other options at the moment.
Chimneys are very pricey. We are getting a triple wall chimney which is darn-near required in the US. Beware of insurance company costs prior to deciding.
We’re looking at Duravent which is handled by Home Depot. It’s one of the big four chimney manufactures and is most convenient for our rural location.
I love it.
Best bread I ever baked was on a wood-fired mud brick oven in NM at altitude, but the second best was on a store-bought cast iron wood stove that was pre-civil war.
Modern cooks mainly wouldn't have the patience to deal with it, but it sounds like yours found a good home.
All day pork roasts... all day beans... mmmmm. And heat for the house, besides.
Yeah, so we’ve found. We knew local codes demanded it but I was curious about elsewhere.
We got the stove for free. None of my cousins wanted it as it looked a little too much like work. But the idea of spending $1000 for stove pipe is kind of scary. We’ve started the stove pipe cash envelope though so hopefully before next winter we’ll have enough.
“They’re from the government and they’re here to help” or so I’ve been told. There’s a point at which one must start putting an equal amount in envelopes and then, when sufficient cash has been collected, self insure.
This looks like my grandmothers. Minus what looks like a water reservoir on the right hand side.
Very nice! I hope you get it hooked up and get to enjoy its utility as well as its looks.
I suggested to my wife that instead of buying more 5.56 for the AR, I should get an AK-47. Based on ammo cost, about 2,000 rounds of 7.62 would save enough to pay for the AK.
Umm, she didn’t jump at the idea. I don’t understand, it seems so sensible to me.....
I was dumbfounded none of my cousins wanted it. One kind of hemmed and hawed she might want it for ‘decoration’. But when her boyfriend tried to pick it up that little discussion ended. LOL. My stove is a bit smaller than the one in the picture. I think. It’s difficult to judge based on those pictures.
My grandmother got it in the cold war in the early 70’s. She used it in the summer to can her veggies though. She didn’t have it in her house but she did build a little ‘canning house’ behind the main house. If the sky had fallen we could easily have set up beds out there to stay warm and had hot food besides. My grandmother was a prepper before prepping was cool.
We’re just trying to save money on electricity bills.
The reason I brought my AK 74. I brought it 3 years ago with 3 magazines less than $350. Now it’s hard to find them at $700
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