Category Archives: Frugality

Preparing for Not Collapsing

This post was inspired by a number of newspaper articles I’ve read recently, all of which addressed a financial issue from different angles. According to Salon, Millenials aren’t saving for retirement, mostly because they don’t believe capitalism will still be … Continue reading

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A Little Taste of Summer

The weather right now is being uncooperative. After a couple of warm days last week, we had an inch and a half of snow on Saturday, followed by low 60’s on Sunday. As I write this on Wednesday evening, we’re … Continue reading

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Yeah, About That

Did I really say “no current events”? The problem with that is that they’re so… current. Sometimes, they’re even relevant. The recent U.S. Government shutdown was–well, not surprising. Not eye-opening. Not even an epiphany. More, I guess, of an additional … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Plan

Happy 2018, and welcome back! I hope your holidays were pleasant. Mine certainly went well, despite an inordinate amount of work around the house. They were quiet, this year, and a bit of a time for some introspection. I had … Continue reading

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Makin’ Bacon

We’re back!  I hope everyone had a delightful Thanksgiving.  I was pleased to be able to enjoy “friends near, and family far…” As I mentioned last time around, this time I want to touch a little on food preservation.  I … Continue reading

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Homestead Status Update, Spring 2017

This time around, I’m taking a break from the Family Survival Planning list, and taking a look around at the Status Quo around the homestead.  It’s springtime, after all, which means things are about to get busy. The weather has … Continue reading

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Getting Home, Part the Last

This week, we take a peek into my GHB and my car kits.  I’ve covered the GHB before, but there have been a couple of fairly minor tweaks since then; I don’t think I’ve gone over the car kit much … Continue reading

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