Do It Yourself & The Prepper Lifestyle
Saving headache, time and money, DIY (do it yourself) boon or disaster? Necessity is of course the mother of invention and never more so than when you’re home alone and something breaks. The ensuing crisis can escalate into a full scale disaster in a matter of moments or be a long drawn out aggravation waiting for repair. To top it off the economics of calling someone else in can create its own disaster in your budget and privacy, two very important items in living prepared. Then again we all have a story about how we or another close to us was going to fix that and save a ton, except that….yep in the long run it cost double or more to repair the repair. So as preppers what do we do? Living on a single income or a reduced one often stops us from calling the repairman, it’s just not in the budget but that faucet is leaking and it’s the hot water to boot, or the toilet keeps running, the blinds need to be hung, that hole in the drywall is growing daily (sure wish I hadn’t pushed the corner of the table into it), life moves on and things happen, they break down or we break them. Continue reading Do It Yourself & The Prepper Lifestyle
Blood on the Moon, a sign/omen that danger is coming. Through the eyes of many, an apt description of the times we live in. A glance at any news site is sure to enforce this belief with predictions of financial crisis, continued economic failure, natural disasters in all corners of the world, civil wars, holy wars, pain, suffering and a host of calamities. You name it, its happening or going to happen. What are we to do, the sky must be falling, that’s it the sky is falling, the sky is falling! Feeling like the little red hen and her sky is falling scenario is no longer a nursery rhyme for many but a fact of life. Bad news, scary news abounds it seems to be everywhere around every corner. Living a life prepared suddenly becomes confusing, a little panic stricken even. Continue reading Financial Preparedness! “The Sky is Falling”
When the stuff hits the fan, either for the not so long term or when the end is not in sight, all the goods we have stored will eventually run out. For many, this time will come much sooner than for others who have made at least some preparations. A lot of things can simply be substituted for old world solutions. Take for example toilet paper, which when you run out, can be switched out for washable cloth wipes. However, there are a lot of things that one may run out of that simply can’t be exchanged for another solution. This is where the idea of bartering really comes into play. Sure, you could store up thousands of rolls of toilet paper, but again, it will eventually run out and leave you without your previously enjoyed bargaining power.
Enter the renewable bartering system. There are many things that others will either need for life, want to satisfy addictions, or be unable to provide for themselves. Many of these items can be grown, produced or, in the case of skills, be a never dwindling source of buying power for the well rounded prepper.
This week on The Prepared Canadian I’ll discuss what you can produce in a renewable way for bartering with others. Some can be grown, others can be produced with a little foresight in equipment, and others like skills can be learned.
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