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Assessments

The last year has certainly had its share of ups and downs… In some ways, it’s hard to believe that eleven months ago and change, we were thinking “there’s no way they actually nominated that goof, and expect to win…”  … Continue reading

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Quick Thoughts

Just a few random mental meanderings this time around, dear readers. So, the president is still at it.  He’s had a pretty rough week of it, though–he still can’t get the ACA repealed (yay, us!); he’s having a “Bush-Katrina” moment, … Continue reading

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Stockpiles

This time around, I’ll (finally!) get to a list that I found a while back, wandering about the Pinterest intertubes. It claims to be from a website called betterhomestead.com, but I haven’t verified that. Its contents are a “Master List … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget, Part 2

Moving back this week to the “50 survival items you forgot to buy” list: 16. Condiments.  Ketchup, mustard, mayo, soy sauce, hot sauce. Good for shorter-term emergencies (I’d see about getting restaurant packets), but for longer term, or TEOTWAWKI, I’d … Continue reading

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Cooking with Heat

We’re back to the Family Survival Planning guide; this time around, we’re talking cooking, fuel sources, and supplies. This is a fun one, because there are few “right answers,” and lots of ways to do things–we humans have been cooking … Continue reading

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Wonderful Water

After promising last time to talk about water this time, our part of the world was blessed with almost a week of rain.  While there’s such a thing as too much, we’re pretty far from that point.  Still, it makes … Continue reading

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The Other “L” Word

No, not that one.  Or that one, either.  The word I have in mind is “Lists.” Lists will first chain you, and hold you down.  But then, eventually, the lists will set you free. The homestead is in a curious … Continue reading

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